AlliedBarton
2.7 of 5 357 reviews
www.alliedbarton.com Conshohocken, PA 5000+ Employees

AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated Apr 10, 2014
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2.7 357 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.

Bill Whitmore Jr.

(154 ratings)

43% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "work perks, decent pay, all over the nation"
    in 14 reviews
  • "Allied Barton customers are the best, easy work"
    in 13 reviews
Cons:
  • "It's sad when the guards are smarter then the account managers"
    in 33 reviews
  • "Operations managers, not much room for advancement the harassment recieved over and over again"
    in 8 reviews
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Peaks and valleys

Security Officer (Current Employee)

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for more than a year

ProsAllied tries hard to promote from within rather than hire supervisor positions externally

ConsAllied's benefits are not good, their payroll department seems to be staffed with monkeys who can't properly enter information off of a W-4 (I claimed 0 exceptions like most single adults with no children; they entered 4 and I wasn't taxed enough by the federal government. I owed $1100 at tax time as a result), and some contracts are so poorly drawn up that essential things like raises simply do not exist.

Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your employees. You've grown your business to the point where you no longer need to lean on your clients to provide you with the money to pay your employees. Respect those who work for you.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Very large, decent company

Security Officer/Receptionist (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood account managers. They work with their employees and communicate with them well.

Good pay for CLEARED supervisors and receptionists.

Overtime is available for most accounts.

Yearly raises.

On the job training.

ConsUgly, old-fashioned uniforms.

Low pay for uncleared accounts, which results in low quality employees and high turnover.

Benefits are minimum and not great.

Lack of trust between management and employees because of low-quality employee mistakes.

Advice to Senior ManagementRaise the pay just a bit so you can hire some good quality employees and reduce turnover.

Offer some better benefits, like more vacation time and higher quality health insurance.

Collect and consider some suggestions from lower level employees.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It was an easy job and the people I worked with were pretty laid back

Control Room Operator (Former Employee)
Milpitas, CA (US)

I worked at AlliedBarton part-time for less than a year

ProsA very easy job, very easy money. Great boss at my site. If you work the weekdays you should probably have good multi tasking skills because it can at time get slightly chaotic. But the weekends are easy.

ConsSlightly boring, the pay was decent but not enough to comfortably survive in the Bay Area if you want a house, career or family

Advice to Senior ManagementMore uniform training for all employees

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not bad depending on Location

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Atlantic City, NJ (US)

I have been working at AlliedBarton part-time for more than a year

ProsThe businesses AlliedBarton has contracts with are basically old folk homes, restaurants and hospitals. Easy going and minimal stress. They work around my other full-time jobs hours.

ConsThey pay is low. No yearly raises. Working at a hospital as security for 10.00/hr. is definitely not worth it. No Overtime.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease the wages. Give yearly raises. I work at a location in Atlantic City, and for the threatening situations I've been I've seriously considered quitting because I am not ready to get stabbed for 9 dollars an hour. Especially when I'm not aloud to carry pepper spray.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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not bad

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Saint Louis, MO (US)

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for less than a year

Prosbosses communicate they try to work with you, hold thier managers accountable. Did not make big deal of a mistake I made

Conspromotions a little to clicky

Advice to Senior Managementpay needs to account for new minimum wage. Soon alot of gaurds will make less than minimum. Soon flipping burgers at macdonalds will pay more. Just think all that free cholesterol.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Easy money, Not a career move

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at AlliedBarton

Proseasy money not a lot of work

Consnot a very professional company, not consistent hours

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The Best in the business

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Richmond, VA (US)

I worked at AlliedBarton full-time for more than a year

ProsStraight shooters. What they say is what you get.

Consnone that i can think of

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you do!!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great employees

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Indianapolis, IN (US)

I worked at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 3 years

Prostheir are ok ok ok

Consthey dont llike to give raise increases

Advice to Senior ManagementNeed to award employees for doing a good job

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a very good place to work

Patrol Officer (Former Employee)
Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at AlliedBarton part-time for more than 3 years

Prosmeeting a the new people every where you travel

Consweather in georiga changes so fast

Advice to Senior Managementall ways listen to your coworkers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good interim job, not a good career

SCC Operator (Current Employee)

I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time for more than 3 years

ProsDecent to good pay
Easy work
Lots of options for employment with different contract sites
Good way to network with client employees
Generally lots of over-time opportunities

ConsIndecisive management
Management easily compromises operational procedures to preserve image
Management would rather ignore issues than confront them
Training at the site level is not re-enforced
Co-workers are generally unmotivated and not responsive to training
Promotions are based on relationships over experience or competency

Advice to Senior ManagementPay attention to what happens at the lowest levels and focus on professionalism of officers that directly engage with the client rather than just the higher levels. Promote and recognize officers based on vision and motivation rather than ability to fly under the radar.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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