AlliedBarton
2.7 of 5 362 reviews
www.alliedbarton.com Conshohocken, PA 5000+ Employees

AlliedBarton Reviews

Updated Apr 22, 2014
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2.7 362 reviews

                             

47% Approve of the CEO

AlliedBarton Chairman, President, and CEO Bill Whitmore Jr.

Bill Whitmore Jr.

(155 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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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AlliedBarton

Pros-Good company with people that will look out for you

Cons-Nothing really except the location as I have to commute a long distance from home

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at AlliedBarton

ProsHourly pay and Benifits if you Work holidays you get paid for them

ConsNot enough pay employer's do not care about the employee's
Only the clients ,you have no lunch breaks you eat at your desk and told don' t let anyone see you eating two 15 min breaks a day no regular raises waited for 5 years for a raise. No holiday pay unless you work them that's what they call paid holiday's

Advice to Senior ManagementListen to your employee's not just management

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Training Requirement = Frustrating

Security Officer (Unarmed) (Current Employee)
Grand Rapids, MI (US)

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

ProsGood training, good back-up, decent middle management

ConsTraining Requirement Frustrating . . . we have all these required courses to complete 'in a timely manner', but our assigned post lacks a computer - and ALL courses are via the internet link! And, if we have our own computer, we're NOT paid for completing the courses on our own. (they should either have total computer access for us to do them on the job = 'paid' as everyone else, or return to the booklet form they've successfully in their past.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf minimum wage goes up to $10.00 +/ hour, you're going to have a lot of competition for your current part-time employees . . . especially the ones that can speak, read and write English!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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It could be alot better

Security Officer (Former Employee)
Terre Haute, IN (US)

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

ProsThe pay was good compared to other security companies. Trainning was better than other security companies.

ConsOn big accounts they let the client have to much intervention. to their company.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Security Officer (Former Employee)
Greensboro, NC (US)

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

ProsGood experience. Good way to get into the security field. Uniforms are new and easy to get.

ConsLack of pay and benefits. Management of staff and scheduling was terrible.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay your officers more.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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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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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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