AlliedBarton

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AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated 18 December 2014
Updated 18 December 2014
548 Reviews
2.7
548 Reviews
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AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.
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243 Ratings

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 7 people found this helpful  

    Poor managment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    The job was simple and the site was a pleasure to work at.

    Cons

    the hours were terrible. 12 hour shifts weekends and every holiday. No pay raises. Incompetent management with zero over site. I doubt my manager had a clue as to what my responsibilities entailed. I was disrespected by almost everyone in my branch office. I was just another number making money for the corporation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job and listen to your officers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Don't apply!!!

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    You have a job now

    Cons

    The job and people suck!!! Pay not good. Management & corporate unprofessional

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Best training in industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer - Administrative in Alpharetta, GA (US)
    Current Employee - Security Officer - Administrative in Alpharetta, GA (US)

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

    Pros

    We are a highly regarded security company nation wide

    Cons

    Need to offier best officers more overtime and have annual reviews with cost of living adjustments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Team Work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Columbus, GA (US)
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Columbus, GA (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    Greattach company to work for

    Cons

    Insurance is not that good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Over a decade with the same company, I've worked my way up to a management level

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Ability for growth, job security, Great culture

    Cons

    Politics like most other companies will dictate how quickly you move up and/or how much salary you will receive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Instead of internal memos etc. Take the time and invest in our bench strength and don't have it feel so generic. Also, truly believe in your core strength and limit your hiring from the outside when you have great talent internally.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    If your a college student and have bills this a great company to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard in San Antonio, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in San Antonio, TX (US)

    I have been working at AlliedBarton

    Pros

    good pay, flex hours, a lot of down time for school work

    Cons

    Nothing Everything is good, well so far

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    everything is great keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Honestly, could've been better

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Lancaster, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Lancaster, PA (US)

    I worked at AlliedBarton part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's not a difficult job. Anybody with an IQ of at least room temperature could do this job. It's also not physically challenging, and you can sit around reading or watching a movie, which is nice. There isn't a lot of supervision, so you can get away with a lot of stuff. If you're alone, it can get very lonely.

    Cons

    You work really weird hours. If you want dayshift, you won't find it here. The pay is also subpar for the industry, and hasn't changed in at least five years. Their benefits are minimal at best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better, treat your employees better, and try to take better contracts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Security Officer

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Washington, DC (US)
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Washington, DC (US)

    I have been working at AlliedBarton full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The company helps you grow if you put your Evert into your job.

    Cons

    Some times things happen when the client ask for things and the manager has no choice but to put you in the lower paying job until one comes open.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a chance when you see that they have the Experience and let them shine and grow in the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Lead Securoty Officer in Brooklyn, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Lead Securoty Officer in Brooklyn, NY (US)

    I have been working at AlliedBarton part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule and stress free environment.

    Cons

    Can be a bit tedious due to lack of mental stimulation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Shifts should be rotated on a regular basis.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    I learned a lot and the officers are kept up to date on new fire and safety procedures.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unarmed Private Security Officer in Jacksonville, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Unarmed Private Security Officer in Jacksonville, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    The companies that have contracted with them are fortunate, because they have dedicated officers.

    Cons

    Their time off and coverage procedures could use an over haul. They are not well staff for time off. It should not be the employees responsibility to find coverage on notifications for doctors appointments, especially when notified well in advance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please reconsider change in time off policies or rather looking at the world today instead of yesterday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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