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Productive and fun place where you can see new things.
Security/ Customer Service (Current Employee), Boston, MAJuly 28, 2014
On a regular day it would be usually a Celtics or a Bruins game. The crowd would be heavy for the Bruins game and a lot of drunk people. The environment was very peaceful and friendly .
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AMGEN Escort Officer (Former Employee), Thousand Oaks, CAJuly 28, 2014
Pros: easy, better money than normal
Cons: boring
It wasn't a bad job. Just boring. Alot of sitting down and watching contractors work. In the rare occasions I got to work around other guards it wasn't too bad because we could talk and the people were all pretty decent. A couple of the guards would go out of their way to make you have a bad day which was really awkward to experience. I'd say the worst – more... part of the job was no matter how much you advanced until you became management you were paid 10.00/ hour so advancing seemed pretty pointless. – less
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Security Guard (Current Employee), Corpus Christi,TexasJuly 27, 2014
check employees. patrol area. watch for hazards. not easy to move up. work 6 days a week. sit a lot.
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Great management
Airport Security Agent (Current Employee), Newark, NJJuly 27, 2014
management are always willing to help you with your needs, such as flexibility.
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Can be a very boring atmosphere but requires attentiveness at all times
Security Guard (Current Employee), Lansdale, PAJuly 26, 2014
A Normal day working at Allied Barton is very structured. You will sign in visitors and guest and provide them temporary badges as means of identification.You will monitor lobbies and cameras at all times. Completing hourly tours where you patrol the building in search of any faults in monitoring systems and thermostats. Closing and shutting down the – more... building depending on your shift would also be a part of your day.

One very important thing that I learned is how to deal with Violent individuals. If an employee comes in enraged at manager becauseof a spouse or they have been laid off, our job as Security Officers is to calm them down and talk to them.

You rarely work with management, although they have it set up like this he may call frequently just to see how things are going at the site. Once you are hired the only other topic of discussion may be your schedule,or at times there may be contractors working in your building that he will inform you about. For the most part Management is pretty professional

My Co-workers were extremely focused and took their job very serious. Most of them were also very team oriented which makes everyone's job that much easier. They understand that we work in huge Merck Buildings and the amount of people that come in to work on a daily can make our job tedious. Communication with not only each other but the Merck Employees benefited our team a lot and made for a unique work atmosphere.

The hardest part of the would also be my most enjoyable. If you worked in the training center you had to deal with hundreds of people a day that may have never been to the building before.Merck employees from all over the world would come and have meetings at our site. You could get 50 people at a time that you have to sign in and also try to direct them to the appropriate rooms. On top of this the gates to enter the building may not be working properly and the phone is ringing from a person that works at the building saying she need you to radio maintenance. At this point your all alone with 60 visitors starring at you wondering why your taking so long and why don't you have help, but you cant get help because your short on staff for the day. These moments are what i enjoyed the most because they challenged me, and made me work to my full potential. I knew I couldn't make everyone happy but for the majority i did and that what i enjoyed. – less
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Good Company
Officer (Current Employee), Detroit, MIJuly 26, 2014
Pros: work was fun
Co workers are great to work with , I learned about how life is to short .
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A company that provides experiences and movement
Operations Manager (Current Employee), Mountville, PAJuly 25, 2014
Pros: internal promotion opportunities at the security officer level
Cons: workload and life balance
The responsibilities and demands are set very high, as the company prides itself on being a leading Contract Security Provider. There are many challenges in the management levels, balance workload and personal life. The company, compared to other similar organizations, supports their officers and works hard to bring the best out in their work.

Senior – more... Management is good as they do not micromanage and place trust into the lower level manages to complete their daily, weekly, and monthly objectives. – less
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good organization but management poor
Security Guard (Former Employee), seattle waJuly 25, 2014
sitting at a security desk staring at employees as they enter and exit noting any unusual occurrences. I learned about time management and following procedures laid out without deviation. The management was poor and employees` grievances were not addressed professionally. Most of my co-workers were good employees and we performed our duties well as – more... a team and as individuals. Hardest part of the job was when there was an incident be it a medical emergency or security breach, then I had to write lots of reports.
Most enjoyable part of the work day was the end of the day. – less
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Orductive work place
Security Officer (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PAJuly 25, 2014
A typical work day went well for me I monitored cameras, Assure visitors signed in when entering the facility, patrolled the facility a few times a day, and greeted
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Good Company
Corporal (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 24, 2014
Pros: good people, decent pay
Cons: not enough control by alliedbarton management
AlliedBarton was a good company to work for, and the training was adequate for the job. Since it's contract security, however, much of the time management decisions are left up to the client or property manager, and this can cause issues. As a security officer you know what needs to happen to secure an area/facility, but the property managers sometimes – more... don't, and won't allow certain changes. That's the nature of the security business, however. – less
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Customer Service and Security is provided to employees for a Major Airline
Security Officer (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 23, 2014
Pros: delta perks
A typical day at work includes granting access and keeping campus safe for employees and others.
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Good place to work
Site Supervisor (Current Employee), Atlanta, GAJuly 23, 2014
Easily promoted of outstanding performance. Work Perks are also good too.
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Loved the employees and the experience of getting to see new faces everyday
Security Officer (Current Employee), Dillon, SCJuly 22, 2014
I would sign in and out truck drivers so they could pick up theri loads and head to the next place. I learned that having patience is the only way the survive in this industry. My co-workers were wonderful to work with and the hardest part of my job is getting out of bed to come. :-) i like my job but the pay could be better.
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Very nice place to work.
Patrolman (Former Employee), West Covina C.AJuly 21, 2014
Pros: free lunch on fridays
Cons: lack of communication between management and workers.
Allied barton was a very nice place to work until my account ended.I learned different aspects of security such as counter terrorist patrol as well as and threat assessment.The communication between management and workers could have been alot better but overall they were great.The hardest part of the job was knowing you could get at any given time.The – more... most enjoyable part of the job was the early morning schedule. – less
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good workplace
Security Officer (Former Employee), Boston, MAJuly 21, 2014
Pros: good location
Cons: not relieved on time.
customers are nice
Quiet location
Nice site
great co-workers
I liked talking to clients
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Nice place to work with great clients.
Shift Supervisor / Commissioned Officer (Former Employee), Texas City, TXJuly 20, 2014
A typical day is not so typical which makes the job enjoyable. Good team work environment.
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life is what u make it at allied barton, so enjoy
SECURITY GUARD (Former Employee), Wilmington, DEJuly 19, 2014
Be prepared to make the guests and visitors day pleasant with your smile and a warm greeting. Getting enough sleep is a must as you need to be awake for the entire shift. People come in needing directions do ur best to memorize offices and floors, when all else fails check the book. Flexibility in your ours to meet the businesses requirements is the – more... only way to make climb the career ladder. If this sounds like you then you are a perfect fit. – less
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Security Officer (Former Employee), Providence, RIJuly 19, 2014
i was allover that runway... good place to get into plus a good workout
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Good job overall
Security Officer (Current Employee), Houston, TXJuly 18, 2014
I haven't been working here a year yet but things have been great so far. I have a decent post. The benefits could be better. I don't like the fact that you have to work a year before your eligible for vacation. I haven't had any problems with management so far.
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Providing Security
Security Officer (Former Employee), Deerfield Beach, FLJuly 18, 2014
Providing Security and helping to keep the locations secure.

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