Unarmed Security Officer (Current Employee), Alexandria, VA – June 19, 2014
I possess strong analytical, planning, and organizational skills. As well, I am a self-motivator with directed high energy, strong teamwork proficiency, excellent communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills. My skills, attention for detail, and general aptitude have all served to help make me an above-average employee. My approach to my – more... work goes beyond my job description, as I am always looking for ways to improve efficiency and to assist others. In addition, I am recognized for my ability to communicate with clients and management. I feel that my greatest professional ability is to meet each of my client’s unique needs by gaining an in-depth understanding of their circumstances, problems and requirements. – less
Security Guard (Current Employee), Syosset, New York – June 19, 2014
Depending on where you're at, the day can be painfully slow to extremely hectic. I've worked at site where I've done nothing but stare at a computer monitor for eight hours straight (painfully boring) to a site where I was always on the go. The best part of my job is the varitey and challanges each site presents.
All in all, It's not a bad company – more... to work for. Pretty flexible with your daily schedule, however the pay is not that good. I won't get into specific details about it, but this is not a job for someone looking for a career. This is more suited for someone who is in school, a retiree, young adult. – less
Security Officer (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PA – June 19, 2014
Pros: good on timeliness
Cons: high turnover, low salary offers, no benefits, and low moral
Allied Barton Security Services has proven reliability as one of the leading providers of the secuirty industry. My personal view of the company is that is challenges you daily to become the best at what you do, however the management team is quite slow in providing feedback in advancement and flexibility. There is high turnover with inAllied Burton – more... because of the low salary requirements. Benefits are not offerd until 1 year time completion. – less
Security Officer (Current Employee), Pleasant Hill – June 17, 2014
My duties are to patrol the property of the mall(Broadway Plaza),working in the dispatch booth, observing and reporting,parking.enforcement, monitoring CCTV cameras and providing the public with general Safety and Security of Employees / Client Property SOC Operator / Site Supervisor / Field Patrol Supervisor Control Center Environment: CCTV, Alarm – more... Monitoring, Access Control. Manage Irregularity Reports and Daily Activity Reports. Scheduling for call-offs / vacation. Vehicle patrol of unmanned sites and inspection of manned sites for compliance of Allied Barton/Client policy. General Safety and Security of Employees / Client Property – less
Security Officer (Current Employee), Hutchins, TX – June 16, 2014
Pros: know everybody that works at company.
Cons: no cons
Protect clients property by observing and recording daily activities. Log trucks in and out as they enter and leave property. Screen individuals using x-ray machine, hand wands, and walk thru metal detectors.
Team lead/ Dispatcher at oil refinery (Former Employee), Wilmington, CA – June 16, 2014
There was never such a day as a typical day there where so many different things going on as a dispatcher that i never really saw the same situation twice. I have gained a lot of wisdom and knowledge from working with everything to every day things to leading a team in a crisis when a manager was unavailable. I could always count on my co workers and – more... that hardest part was really just learning how everyone functioned. – less
Security Guard (Former Employee), Bethlehem, PA – June 13, 2014
Pros: easy work environment
Cons: often worked alone
Allied has a very unique training program which I used to learn as much as possible about being a security guard. The work day was relatively simple. Officers patrol the grounds and take note of anything out of place. 70% of the job is presence and criminal deterrence. Working at the site I was at I felt respected and looked at as a valued member of – more... the team. If I had any problems or concerns I was able to ask any of the other guards for help and they could instruct me on what needed to be done. – less
Public Safety Officer (Former Employee), Riverside, CA – June 12, 2014
Pros: direct deposit, great co-workers
Cons: low pay, no breaks
Overall it's a pretty good company as far as security guard companies go, but like all security companies they do illegal practices.
While working for the Riverside branch at Riverside Community Hospital none of the security staff were ever given our two 10-minute breaks. The pay is also very low considering how "hands on" this position is compared – more... to other security jobs.
Besides those two main issues it's a good company with some really great co-workers. – less