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AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated 5 March 2015
Updated 5 March 2015
633 Reviews
2.6
633 Reviews
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AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Depending on the location, it is decent pay for not having to work very hard (in 22 reviews)

  • Current location is very easy work (in 18 reviews)


Cons
  • The account managers aren't very qualified to head some of the accounts (in 42 reviews)

  • There is so much room for advancement that you can easily advance beyond your skill set (in 11 reviews)

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  1.  

    Worked 5+ years in a supervisory capacity

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Northeast, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Northeast, NY (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Pay is slightly above average for a non-armed industrial security position. Malls, NOT SO MUCH! Depends upon client contract. Training opportunities are above average/superior but compensation is not linked...., you do it for yourself and professional pride/development, maybe for your next security position. Advancement opportunities are limited depending upon account size, where you are and who knows you. Don't take the job if it does not fit your life.

    Cons

    Benefits are average/good "for the security industry" where benefits are hard to come by. Company public profile is very high but doesn't translate down to more local management and the front-line employees. There is a big disconnect between Corp (PA) and the districts and sites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Monitor Region and District issues beyond just their financial performances and bottom lines. Security is A PEOPLE BUSINESS!.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Shift Supervisor Unarmed

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Highlands Ranch, CO (US)
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Highlands Ranch, CO (US)

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

    Pros

    The site I work at has the best benefits and PTO/Vacation. The rules are the rules, you have simple guidelines to live by, be to work on time, in the right uniform, at the right post and do your job. Honestly, the easiest job I have ever had, even as a supervisor.

    Cons

    No shift differential. Somewhat hard to move up, unless you are one of the "Good ol' boys." You are constantly on call, even if you have a set schedule, expect to be called in and don't plan too much in advance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It depends on the site

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Philadelphia, PA (US)

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

    Pros

    It really depends on the site. At my site, the pros are:

     - free time

     - co-workers who aren't horrible

    Cons

    At my site:

     - insulting pay

     - degrading uniform

     - disrespect from everyone

     - schedule changes week to week with pretty much no notice

     - hostile management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay a living wage, and don't make your employees wear silly hats.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot about people but the lack of mobility is suffocating.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlliedBarton part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedules. Interesting selection of sites and people.

    Cons

    Next to none upward mobility.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Leadership, work-life balance, benefits good boss and good hours

    Cons

    office culture, personal growth and promotions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good employer nice to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Great supervisors, staff and co-workers

    Cons

    Benefits are expensive with no vacation time

  8.  

    Upper management failures as related to middle management needs.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - District Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Former Employee - District Operations Manager in Los Angeles, CA (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Solid reputation and ability to transfer inside the continental United States.

    Cons

    Failure / Disconnect with needs of middle management from upper management. Lack of diversity in upper management and failure to maintain talent at mid-manager levels. Overall company culture is not aligned with pool of available management talent and fails to acknowledge the benefits of a diverse group regardless of educational achievement or abilities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on diversity within upper management. Remove selection process from local teams and distribute selection process into operation area not related to hiring need area.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    The employees are really friendly.

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Sterling, VA (US)
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Sterling, VA (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Depending on the contract you were being hired for. But you get more overtime in this job and is really good for students who are in school.

    Cons

    The pay is a little bit standard as compared to other security companies. The pay also depends on the job contract.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are friendly especially the HR

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Will help you if you are a new hire but afterwards is a different story.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Mobile Patrol Officer in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Mobile Patrol Officer in San Jose, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    Will help you any way they can to get you hired. Decent entry-level pay and benefits such as medical insurance, etc.

    Cons

    Requested for a transfer to a different job site and what did they do? They completely ignored my request. They also hire just about anybody because they are trying to crank out as many hires as they can because they could care less about employees who are already hired. People in this industry come and go even managers, do not expect long term growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better, have a better hiring process, provide long term growth. Competitor agencies are hiring your former employees including top managers, go figure that one out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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