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Great working with client but some of the fellow workers were biased , disrespectful and created a hostile work environment.
Security officer (Former Employee), Arlington, VAJuly 31, 2014
Pros: great client, good pay
Cons: the caliber of people the security industry unfortunately attracts.
Bi-lingual in English and Spanish, I worked as a security officer from 2009 to 2011 at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C., just blocks from the White House. This bank, 12 stories tall and occupying almost an entire city block, was responsible for the transmittal of development aid and employed people from a wide range of countries – more... around the world. This site required top security procedures due to its location, visibility, and international nature.

I currently hold an Illinois PERC card and 20-hour training certificate. – less
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Great company
Security Officer (Former Employee), Salt Lake City, UTJuly 30, 2014
Enjoyed my time with this company. Great people, good pay, and enjoyed my job.
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Very Productive
Security Manager (Former Employee), Columbia, SCJuly 30, 2014
This company afforded me the opportunity to learn the Private Security sector.
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A structured but enjoyable atmosphere. Very good company to work for.
Security Officer (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 30, 2014
I really enjoyed working at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Center Site for Allied Barton. I met a lot of great people. I learned many things while employed there, but the one thing that stuck out was the experience I acquired in reading people and learning how to deal with all types of emotions. It really made me for of a people person.
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A helping hand
Security Guard (Former Employee), Philadelphia, PAJuly 30, 2014
Pros: getting access to restricted areas
Cons: finding a quiet place to take a break
A typical work day consisted of being the first point of contact, meeting and greeting everyone who enter the building. i learned that being a security guard guest where expecting me to be able to answer all questions. I didn't spend too much time getting to know my coworkers being as tho i worked alone most of my post. The hardest part of the job was – more... fighting being tired through hours of boredom and no movement what so ever. The most enjoyable part of the job was knowing my services were needed even if no one admitted it. – less
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Not a respectable company
Security Officer (Current Employee), Philadelphia, PaJuly 30, 2014
This company takes advantage of you. The compensation for the work performed is terrible.
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Security Officer (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 30, 2014
Secure, detect, and protect property of clients throughout our company.
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Pretty good place to work for.
Security Officer (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 29, 2014
Pros: paid lunch
Cons: miscommunication most of the time between management ond staff
This is a pretty good company to work for. Sometimes there is quite a bit miscommunitcation.
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Productive
Security Guard (Current Employee), Orland Park, ILJuly 29, 2014
I love working in residential. The residents are kind and enjoyable to talk to. Working security in retail can be overwhelming sometimes dealing with different situations and people but I do my work and put effort in everything I do
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Good Job just not a Career
Safety Security Guard (Former Employee), Jacksonville, FLJuly 29, 2014
This was a very god job but it doesn't have alot of advancement opportunities to move up within the company.
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Not worth the time or agravation
SECURITY OFFICER (Current Employee), Waterloo, IAJuly 29, 2014
Double standard on policies and procedures. 14 years of security experience wasted here.
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Guard (Former Employee), New York, NYJuly 29, 2014
Pros: stable work environment
Cons: management
my day was to take the garbage out, mop and wax the building. the hours and work was great the management was the the hard part tio deal with
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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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Not a good company to work for.
Lead Security Officer (Current Employee), Chicago, ILJuly 28, 2014
Pros: that i have a job
Cons: management does not treat their workers with dignity and respect and pays an unfair wage.
Securing building sites and property and also looking out for the best interest of the saff, faculty and students at my site.
I have learned that at my company it is not what you know but who you know.
Management are not honest and truthful at my current company.
The hardest part of the job is knowing that know matter how much training and good my attendance – more... is that my company does not promote qualified people when a position opens up. Working for a company who makes a large amount of money but does not care to compensate it's employees fairly.
Dealing with the different department workers at a university setting. – 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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Site Supervisor (Current Employee), Boston, MAJuly 25, 2014
Good company to work for, they adopted a lot of military values and procedures.

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