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ANONYMOUS in Jacksonville, Florida

108 months ago

KEN in Indianapolis, Indiana said: Kim in Brooklyn, New York,

I agree with you one hundred percent.

I use to work as a security site supervisor at National Starch almost five years for several security companies.
Turner Security (2001-2004) and Spartan Security (2004-2006) were both good companies and when I needed some advice and help, both security companies will offer to help me out. I had a crew of twenty three employees.

But with Allied Barton (February-August 2006) the management did not care about the employees at all. A week before Allied Barton took over the facility, they forced every guard to go to orientation class that was held on first shift. Several of my employees lost a days pay due to going to the 'stupid' orientation class, and Allied Barton wanted to cut the staff from twenty three to twenty employees, which was a bonehead move.
Allied Barton was the worst security company I have ever worked for. When I needed some help to cover the shifts, or if I need some advice, Allied Barton management totally ingore me. They never done anything to improve the quality of the security department, and it was so bad that a lot of people decided to quit due to the Allied Barton's demand.

The week that I was let go, there I had a staff of seventeen people covering 760 weekly hours, and that was to demanding.
I called for them to send more people, and Allied ignored me. And when a employee was a no-call no-show a co-worker and myself had to cover the shift, the co-worker had to leave at noon to go to another job, I was short one guard for four hours. Three days later Allied Barton management let me go, due to their not caring about the guards health, and working conditions. At least I receive five months unemployment due to Allied's screw ups.

Take it from me, do not apply at Allied Barton. You will be sorry if you did.

KIM IS RIGHT, GOOD SHE GOT UNEMPLOYMENT, THAT IS USUALLY A BIG NO NO BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO CHEAP TO PAY !!!

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Anonymous in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

106 months ago

I agree. I went to work a few weeks ago to find out that I was no longer at that site. I wish we had a union. When they take you off a site you have to call an Acct Mgr or the main office in order to find another site to go to and its a pain the behind.

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chriswolf in Paoli, Pennsylvania

105 months ago

The problem in low pay isn't Allied; the contracting company pays a wage and Allied takes a percentage of it. When I worked for them, the contracting company paid $14 and Allied took out $4 so I got paid $10. Even though Allied took out a decent amount, companies should pay at least $20 for security.

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deathbycute in champaign, Illinois

104 months ago

it really does svck. both my husband and i work for allied. it is alright. we had some problems that we ended up solving and it was okay. they had some supervisor problems and all my husband's co-workers thought that he would make a good supervisor. there was an opening and he didn't get it. instead they hired a guy from a different site that got fired from his previous site for not showing up for work. 5 days after the new supervisor was hired he decides that the workload is too much. the field supervisor gets all pissed that he has to find a new supervisor and threatens the whole site's jobs.

my husband has been through 3 supervisors in the last year...one lasting 5 days (missing two of those days), one lasted 8 months, and one lasting 8 or 9 months.

and here is my husband, twittleing his thumbs and saying that he could take the workload. he called off twice since being hired in 2006, requested 2 days off and only got one, and holds the record for most caught wrong seals on trucks and the record for checking out a truck.

my advise is keep on trucking if you are still with the company. find out who's ahead of the person or people who is giving you problems. if they don't do anything about it, go above them. we had to call the district manager to get our problem solved....and it's not even really solved yet.

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Snotjello in Saint Louis, Missouri

96 months ago

Snotjello in Missouri said: I just had to call in sick for tonight's shift...

OK, that wasn't exactly the most effective illustration, but I was sick when I typed it. Regardless, Allied Barton has a reputation for treating their employess like dirt.

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MRClueuin in Brooklyn, New York

85 months ago

Thanks for your comments guys. I am currently looking to change my career in Customer Service for a career in Security. I've been in this site for a couple of weeks and I have found it quite informative.
(Even on a couple of companies I wasn't looking into.)
If you can, please tell me of any good companies to work for in the Security Guard industry.
Thanks again,
Clueuin
P.S F.Y.I Apropo of nothing I would like to return the favor. Never, never, no matter your situation or career choice in life, never work for Madison Worldwide they are rip-off artist to their employees and their customers.
Peace
c.l.u.n

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Brenda McGee

84 months ago

kim in Brooklyn, New York said: I use to work for them for about 2 years trust me it is not all it is cracked up to be .They expect to much from you and they don't like to give raises when I asked for one they switch my site and Tried to pay me less.So I quit not only that when first apply you think this a good company but after a few months you well be dying to find another job they are very unorganized and cheap especially with good workers they expect to much overtime from you the minute you say you can't do it is when things star to change.

Brenda McGee from Chicago, Illinois. I am sorry that you feel that Allied Barton is less than what you expected. I strongly disagree with your assessment of Allied Barton for the following reasons. I joined Allied in October of 1995, and chose to work for Allied Security because of it's committment to the community, employees, and the purpose for which it exists. Allied, now Allied Barton has one goal in mind which is uncompromised service to our clients. I have served in many capacities to include Security Officer, Site Supervisor @ 3 locations, Field Supervisor 8 years, and now a Floater. I have never forgotten the Team concept which has brought our company to where it is today. It also holds true that everything is not for everybody. I have seen Officers come and go due to that fact that they had the wrong expectations in mind. It's not all about "you" respectfully. It's about "us" as a company. Allied has helped me to put my child through college, pay down my mortage, and has supported me during difficult times. Sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay, but, I am here to stay until the day comes when I'm told my services are no longer needed. And if ever that day arrives, then I will still say, " Thank you for what you've given me."
To your success.

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jayden in Birmingham, Alabama

75 months ago

Brenda McGee said: Brenda McGee from Chicago, Illinois. I am sorry that you feel that Allied Barton is less than what you expected. I strongly disagree with your assessment of Allied Barton for the following reasons. I joined Allied in October of 1995, and chose to work for Allied Security because of it's committment to the community, employees, and the purpose for which it exists. Allied, now Allied Barton has one goal in mind which is uncompromised service to our clients. I have served in many capacities to include Security Officer, Site Supervisor @ 3 locations, Field Supervisor 8 years, and now a Floater. I have never forgotten the Team concept which has brought our company to where it is today. It also holds true that everything is not for everybody. I have seen Officers come and go due to that fact that they had the wrong expectations in mind. It's not all about "you" respectfully. It's about "us" as a company. Allied has helped me to put my child through college, pay down my mortage, and has supported me during difficult times. Sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay, but, I am here to stay until the day comes when I'm told my services are no longer needed. And if ever that day arrives, then I will still say, " Thank you for what you've given me."
To your success.

Brenda...I agree with you...I just have a very difficult time believing that many of these people were treated unfairly. The first thing that comes to my mind is that they entered this job with high expectations....expectations that were obviously UNREASONABLE!!!! Instead of doing the job they were told...they went into the job with too much aggression and a personal vendetta. These are the kinds of people I used to have deal with when I was a store manager in retail. They are the ones that are ONLY on the job for a paycheck. They don't have their heart or soul into what they are doing. Like I said...I don't agree with their responses or attitudes.

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anonymous in Phoenix, Arizona

74 months ago

Our Contract with a specific Utilities co. had ended. AlliedBarton won the bid. All the guards had a very stressful month of June. The waiting if we are going to make the transition to Allied is a killer. Just not knowing if you will keep your job, or try and find another. So, my current company, Anderson required that all the employee's submit their two week notice of separation in order to keep there pay scale on their last paycheck, and make the transition to Allied. So I did. As of 6-9-10, I submitted my two-week notice. I contacted Allied to ask how we can be sure we made the transition before we put in our two-week notice, so that if Allied decides not to take us, at least we will still have a job with Anderson. The representative told me that no notices will be given that tells you you keep your job. She told me that no news is good news. So today, Exactly 1 week before the transition to Allied, I get a phone call from an HR person in Allied. The person told me I wont have a position within Allied because I had worked for them in the past, and walked out on a job because my father had a heart attack, so I left to Tucson to take care of him. Allied said that I had abandoned my job. I guess I did, but for a job that paid $8 an hour, I wasn't concerned about it over my father's heart attack. That was 5 years ago. So not only has Allied taken a job from me that I have been at for 3 years, but had me quit my current employer to do so. Shame on you Allied!!!

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sebastiandolce@*****.*** in Elk Grove Village, Illinois

50 months ago

I know that I am more educated and experienced in matters of seurity.I have a duoble major and double minors & 12 hours short of a masters.Additionally I am a retired officer of the 1st Cavalary serving for ovwr 4 yrs as Operations Officer S-3 with a Top Secret Crypto Clearence and over 30 years business experience. due to the DEPRESSISSON I can no longer work in my profession and have had to take this demining job as a security officer for 10.50 per hour. I took the job only if the site manager agreed to give me 40 Hours per week.This has never happened the most I have ever worked is 27 hours in one week. Because I do not have the computer skills they need and they refuse to teach me the necessary skills. I am looking for other work after more than a year working for this Co. without a raise.For warned is for armed. Look elsewhere.

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Imnasty in Cranbury, New Jersey

50 months ago

sebastiandolce@hotmail.com in Elk Grove Village, Illinois said: I know that I am more educated and experienced in matters of seurity.I have a duoble major and double minors & 12 hours short of a masters.Additionally I am a retired officer of the 1st Cavalary serving for ovwr 4 yrs as Operations Officer S-3 with a Top Secret Crypto Clearence and over 30 years business experience. due to the DEPRESSISSON I can no longer work in my profession and have had to take this demining job as a security officer for 10.50 per hour. I took the job only if the site manager agreed to give me 40 Hours per week.This has never happened the most I have ever worked is 27 hours in one week. Because I do not have the computer skills they need and they refuse to teach me the necessary skills. I am looking for other work after more than a year working for this Co. without a raise.For warned is for armed. Look elsewhere.

Get a Armed position with a military contracting company that requires a Secret clearance, you'll get big time benefits and a 40 hour work week, and you'll be around your guys again (Service) employees.

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SigintAD in Springfield, Oregon

47 months ago

anonymous in Phoenix, Arizona said: ...I get a phone call from an HR person in Allied. The person told me I wont have a position within Allied because I had worked for them in the past, and walked out on a job because my father had a heart attack, so I left to Tucson to take care of him. Allied said that I had abandoned my job. I guess I did, but for a job that paid $8 an hour, I wasn't concerned about it over my father's heart attack. That was 5 years ago. So not only has Allied taken a job from me that I have been at for 3 years, but had me quit my current employer to do so. Shame on you Allied!!!

If you abandoned your job, why would they want to hire you back? I have worked for AlliedBarton for almost nine years now. I have worked my way up from part-time security officer to full-time, to Site Supervisor, to Operations Manager, and I manage a fairly large portfolio, so I am responsible for hiring and firing. When someone quits with no notice, by policy, AlliedBarton marks them as ineligible for rehire in the HR database. When someone quits with no notice we incur massive costs and actually lose a lot of money for the next couple of weeks until we can recruit and onboard a replacement. Job abandonment is unprofessional and shows contempt for your employer. So, why would they want to bring you back after that? Employment is a give and take relationship. If you expect them to give to you, you must also give to them. It sounds like in this case you were unwilling to give them at least a courtesy call to explain your situaiton and your need to leave. Actions have consequences. They probably would have worked something out if you asked. I've accepted notice before and simply not scheduled the person for two weeks because they had to take care of a similar emergency. That allowed him to do what he needed, and a year later when he wanted to come back, he had good standing with the company. AlliedBarton has been fair to me and my employees

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Just a good worker in Midvale, Utah

46 months ago

The AB management is extremely enept. Our area manager is disliked very much by our customer.

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Officer On Site in Nowhere, Ohio

43 months ago

Wow- that's rich...
I was a Site Supervisor for a large building in a metro part of Ohio.
When I was on vacation, my immediate supervisor called me and told me that we had just lost the account to a competitor- no warning- no heads-up- just lost the account.
So suddenly I am 'laid off' pending them finding me another posting.
It takes 2 weeks- which I was not paid for- and they find me another post- but just as an Officer- and with a $4.00/hr pay cut. Real Nice.
So- I take it of course, in this economy a job is a job...
and the post they put me on is EVERY bit as bad as described by the others in this link.
It was a revolving door of employees hired and fired for little or no reason with little or no qualifications. The management went through multiple employees, supervisors changed almost monthly, with no 'real' guidance.
Worse the make up of the personnel on the shifts were VERY sexually discriminatory. First shift- when the client was actually in the building- was comprised entirely of pretty young 20-something year old women, Second shift was a mix of women and men, but mostly average women and normal men, and Third shift was entirely older men. Most of the men were the 'real' professionals in the field.
All were treated badly. I finally had enough, and when the first shift supervisor (20 years old, attractive, female) began a very open affair with the married older account manager, I complained to HR. What it got me was transferred to another account citing dubious reasoning.
Now posted at that other account- Same Money, MORE responsibility, and horrendous hours.
WHEN I FIND ANOTHER JOB- I intend to give AlliedBarton all the courtesy they provided me-
that is NONE. I will simply walk off the job and NEVER look back.

STAY AWAY FROM THIS COMPANY IF YOU ARE A SECURITY PROFESSIONAL- YOU ARE ONLY A COG IN THE WHEEL TO THEM, NOTHING MORE, AND THEY WILL TREAT YOU ACCORDINGLY.

You have been warned!

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anonymous in Phoenix, Arizona

43 months ago

Yea I hear you. I've been lucky enough to find a job as a municipal security guard for the city. Its a fun job, I like it but its only part time. I've been there two years as of today.

I remember the days working for Anderson Security. WOW. They treated the new employees better and gave them the hours, while the ones that have been there for years were seeing a decline in hours. The new guys were making significantly less money per hour, and that was Anderson's plan. They start their new people off at a buck above minimum wage until they passed probation, then they were bumped up to regular site pay. They took advantage of how the crummy economy was/is and the abundance of warm bodies. That's all we are to them, warm bodies. This is the problem with private security. The security companies cared nothing for employees and everything for money. I think their Moto should be ;"today's job could be tomorrows unemployment opportunity". Its just sick and sad living with that thought while working for Allied Barton, Anderson, Bolt, yada yada yada... Then here's a thought, I heard most companies are now switching to in-house security. So, dont give up! Ditch the contract/private security companies and start looking for something in-house.

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Anonomyous in Burlington, Massachusetts

42 months ago

I have worked for this company for almost 2 years now. In massachusetts we have to have health insurance and prove it when filing taxes. The insurance Allied offers is SO poor Massachusetts doesnt even consider it as legitamate health insurance plan. I was working two sites and there was a pay difference. I realized I was being screwed because the area manager was paying me the lower rate for most hrs and overtime. I cant even tell you the fight I had correcting that issue. My wife works here part time as well. She had the same pay issue and was told by the area manager basically sorry sucks to be you we arnt fixing it. She had to call corporate and threaten calling the labor board to get the money. In 2 years not even an offer of a raise. By the way, I recently found out the people that clean the toilets make more money than Allied pays us. Sad considering I have a security clearence and work in a cleared facility. They arnt even citizens and I have to escort them and guard millions of dollars in classified material, but even thier company pays them better! This is not the fault of the customer at all. They are the only reason any of us stays! Oh and one last thing watch out for is the roaming gaurds that stop in to check on you. One of our guards spilled a little something on his shirt while eating lunch and was written up for having a stain on his shirt, not the site supervisors fault the area manager made her do it. They will even make you show them your socks to make sure they are the correct color. I could go on and on about the issues I have with this company. ONLY good thing is while I was in school it was an easy few dollars and I got to study a lot. Im leaving in a few weeks now and Im posting this to warn potential employees to STAY AWAY! Goto burger king youll be treated better and probably make more money! Im only posting this as anonomouys now, but a similar letter will be going to corporate as well, with my name on it.

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Anonomyous in Burlington, Massachusetts

42 months ago

jayden in Birmingham, Alabama said: Brenda...I agree with you...I just have a very difficult time believing that many of these people were treated unfairly. The first thing that comes to my mind is that they entered this job with high expectations....expectations that were obviously UNREASONABLE!!!! Instead of doing the job they were told...they went into the job with too much aggression and a personal vendetta. These are the kinds of people I used to have deal with when I was a store manager in retail. They are the ones that are ONLY on the job for a paycheck. They don't have their heart or soul into what they are doing. Like I said...I don't agree with their responses or attitudes.

High expectations? If you consider expcting to be treated better than I was when I was 16 and working at fast food places high expectation then you are correct. Oh and by the way I was making MORE money 20 years ago at mcdonalds. I hope it is only my area that treats the emplyees terrible. Maybe those of you that are happy there are lucky and have great area and district managers. I can tell you ours dont care at all about any of us. In fact they cut the site pay here by almost a dollar, nice way to say thank you. I never wish bad things on anyone and I pray that corporate gets thier act together. Honestly I hope a better company that takes care or thier employees starts taking accounts from them

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anonymous in Phoenix, Arizona

42 months ago

Anonomyous in Burlington, Massachusetts said: High expectations? If you consider expcting to be treated better than I was when I was 16 and working at fast food places high expectation then you are correct. Oh and by the way I was making MORE money 20 years ago at mcdonalds. I hope it is only my area that treats the emplyees terrible. Maybe those of you that are happy there are lucky and have great area and district managers. I can tell you ours dont care at all about any of us. In fact they cut the site pay here by almost a dollar, nice way to say thank you. I never wish bad things on anyone and I pray that corporate gets thier act together. Honestly I hope a better company that takes care or thier employees starts taking accounts from them

Jayden in Birmingham feels as though we should have our heart and soul into a job that obviously doesn't give two cents about the employees. We are always told to be loyal to our jobs because our jobs are loyal to us. Its just not that way anymore. Our employers expect loyalty but offer non in return. They just want to use you and abuse you. Then they toss us out for lack of usage. We are in essence, disposable lighters. Wait until Obama care goes into effect. Some companies have even started testing their model plans out; this will happen due to the federal requirements. Companies are now taking their full time employees and cutting hours in order to not have to provide health insurance coverage. THEN, then the employee is now part time. The company saves money on not having to provide health insurance, vacation, sick leave and pto. We will then be considered a nation of part timers. We will all have two or three part time jobs to offset that full time job we once had. But wait!! We will still be required to provide our own health insurance. A double whammy.

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John

41 months ago

jayden in Birmingham, Alabama said: Brenda...I agree with you...I just have a very difficult time believing that many of these people were treated unfairly. The first thing that comes to my mind is that they entered this job with high expectations....expectations that were obviously UNREASONABLE!!!! Instead of doing the job they were told...they went into the job with too much aggression and a personal vendetta. These are the kinds of people I used to have deal with when I was a store manager in retail. They are the ones that are ONLY on the job for a paycheck. They don't have their heart or soul into what they are doing. Like I said...I don't agree with their responses or attitudes.

This may be true, but many security guards are doing security not because we care about security but get paid to enjoy the downtime to do study or play on ones laptop. I love to get paid just to do my own thing and if people are retarded enough to throw money at me to do it, why work retail or fast foods where you work like a slave for the same or worse pay when you can just 'retire' on the job, where your only job is to merely show up?

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brandon in Wilmington, Delaware

41 months ago

jayden in Birmingham, Alabama said: Brenda...I agree with you...I just have a very difficult time believing that many of these people were treated unfairly. The first thing that comes to my mind is that they entered this job with high expectations....expectations that were obviously UNREASONABLE!!!! Instead of doing the job they were told...they went into the job with too much aggression and a personal vendetta. These are the kinds of people I used to have deal with when I was a store manager in retail. They are the ones that are ONLY on the job for a paycheck. They don't have their heart or soul into what they are doing. Like I said...I don't agree with their responses or attitudes.

You have no clue in the least how security is treated do you? While some like Brenda might get a decent experience for the most part security guards, and I mean this for most security companies, get treated like little more than bodies. Poor training, mostly bad pay (depends on the site and honestly isn’t necessarily the security companies fault but it’s still there), screw-ups on paychecks, management that will let the client pretty much treat you however they want as long as they aren’t doing anything illegal or dangerous, and no real benefits. That’s just the stuff off the top of my head. And keep in mind I was a manager for multiple sites who liked his job and did what I could to fix most of that but that’s the name of the game.

While every job has its downsides security guards, with exceptions of course, really get a raw deal

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J in Phoenix, Arizona

41 months ago

Hey Brandon, I have to agree with you 100%. I've worked security for, going on, 7 years now. I worked at one point, for Arizona Protection Services. The client got away with sooo much. Abusing the guard. I was told to take out trash cans, wash windows and even do yard work! It was so bad. My boss, man he was a piece of work. We do get the raw deal. That's for sure.

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8th man in Conway, South Carolina

34 months ago

Brenda McGee said: Brenda McGee from Chicago, Illinois. I am sorry that you feel that Allied Barton is less than what you expected. I strongly disagree with your assessment of Allied Barton for the following reasons. I joined Allied in October of 1995, and chose to work for Allied Security because of it's committment to the community , employees, and the purpose for which it exists. Allied, now Allied Barton has one goal in mind which is uncompromised service to our clients. I have served in many capacities to include Security Officer, Site Supervisor @ 3 locations, Field Supervisor 8 years, and now a Floater. I have never forgotten the Team concept which has brought our company to where it is today. It also holds true that everything is not for everybody. I have seen Officers come and go due to that fact that they had the wrong expectations in mind. It's not all about "you" respectfully. It's about "us" as a company. Allied has helped me to put my child through college , pay down my mortage, and has supported me during difficult times. Sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay, but, I am here to stay until the day comes when I'm told my services are no longer needed. And if ever that day arrives, then I will still say, " Thank you for what you've given me."
To your success.

So what is it about you, allied-barton managment likes you better, compard to all , of the other security officers? I understand team concept, and I did my job, to it's full extent. And I didn't get treated any better than all of the other gold bricks, and panty wastes that I was forced to work with.

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8th man in Conway, South Carolina

34 months ago

SigintAD in Springfield, Oregon said: If you abandoned your job, why would they want to hire you back? I have worked for AlliedBarton for almost nine years now. I have worked my way up from part-time security officer to full-time, to Site Supervisor, to Operations Manager, and I manage a fairly large portfolio, so I am responsible for hiring and firing. When someone quits with no notice, by policy, AlliedBarton marks them as ineligible for rehire in the HR database . When someone quits with no notice we incur massive costs and actually lose a lot of money for the next couple of weeks until we can recruit and onboard a replacement. Job abandonment is unprofessional and shows contempt for your employer. So, why would they want to bring you back after that? Employment is a give and take relationship. If you expect them to give to you, you must also give to them. It sounds like in this case you were unwilling to give them at least a courtesy call to explain your situaiton and your need to leave. Actions have consequences. They probably would have worked something out if you asked. I've accepted notice before and simply not scheduled the person for two weeks because they had to take care of a similar emergency. That allowed him to do what he needed, and a year later when he wanted to come back, he had good standing with the company. AlliedBarton has been fair to me and my employees

And what about the the bad consideration managment does to their officers? Taking them off the site without notice? Threaten you if you don't come in early or hold over, you'll get fired? It seems an officer can't make plans for his / her life that is outside they're work schedule? Yes abonding your post is wrong. But so is the wrong treatment one gets from managment. " Give and Take?" Yeah I get it, the officer gives, and the managment takes.

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8th man in Conway, South Carolina

34 months ago

Imnasty in Cranbury, New Jersey said: Get a Armed position with a military contracting company that requires a Secret clearance, you'll get big time benefits and a 40 hour work week, and you'll be around your guys again (Service) employees.

But the supply and demand for those in scarce. Meaning High demand, low supply.

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8th man in Conway, South Carolina

34 months ago

John said: This may be true, but many security guards are doing security not because we care about security but get paid to enjoy the downtime to do study or play on ones laptop. I love to get paid just to do my own thing and if people are retarded enough to throw money at me to do it, why work retail or fast foods where you work like a slave for the same or worse pay when you can just 'retire' on the job, where your only job is to merely show up?

Enjoy it while you can. Because that cushy position normally doesn't last long. Then you'll find you're self, roughing it.

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8th man in Conway, South Carolina

34 months ago

brandon in Wilmington, Delaware said: You have no clue in the least how security is treated do you? While some like Brenda might get a decent experience for the most part security guards, and I mean this for most security companies, get treated like little more than bodies. Poor training, mostly bad pay (depends on the site and honestly isn’t necessarily the security companies fault but it’s still there), screw-ups on paychecks, management that will let the client pretty much treat you however they want as long as they aren’t doing anything illegal or dangerous, and no real benefits. That’s just the stuff off the top of my head. And keep in mind I was a manager for multiple sites who liked his job and did what I could to fix most of that but that’s the name of the game.

While every job has its downsides security guards, with exceptions of course, really get a raw deal

YEAH. The quality officers that is.

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Sismcgee in Villa Park, Illinois

34 months ago

You guys that feel that they are being mistreated by management need to document each incident to include dates, times, inappropriate comments, and any witnesses.
I started out as a Security Officer, and moved up the ranks by working diligently, treating all Security Professional's and each Client in a fair,respectful and courteous fashion. There are rewards for being fair, and pleasant.
The key is to avoid gossip. Always avoid rumors which I found to be the primary cause of peace breaking within most security companies. I learned that Managers who are arrogant, disrespectful and forceful eventually pay the ultimate price. Managers are in their positions to ensure that operations are ran as smoothly, with as few problems as possible. They do not have the ability to fire anyone, they can only reccomend disciplinary actions. the final decisions are made by upper Management such as District, or Regional Managers who must answer to EEOC, Employment Security, Unions, and other agencies that protect the rights of employees. If you are being treated unfairly, being harassed, threatened, or forced to work under hostile conditions file a complaint against that manager. It is unlawful for the manager whom the complaint is made against or the company to retaliate during or after the investigation. A well trained manager will avoid any conduct that is unbecoming to the company of which he or she represents; and are fully aware that complaints filed are costly. To bring in company attorney's, and pull files begins at or near $20,000. The key to my success was to do more listening than talking and when I did speak I did so on a positive well thought through note. Employment is a blessing, especially now when the economy is weak. In my opinion, Security Officers are the foundation of successful security operations. If they are treated with respect, paid, and relieved on time they will bend over backwards to support their company.

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Sismcgee in Villa Park, Illinois

34 months ago

8th man in Conway, South Carolina said: So what is it about you, allied-barton managment likes you better, compard to all , of the other security officers? I understand team concept, and I did my job, to it's full extent. And I didn't get treated any better than all of the other gold bricks, and panty wastes that I was forced to work with.

Nobody is forced to stay where they are uncomfortable. You can't join, and run a company the way you feel is best. If I were unhappy or dissatisfied on any job, I would seek out another location and move on. Where ever you land, the most important thing that you can do is to try to work with other's or start your own business.

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dsoles4@*****.***

34 months ago

I remember the time I applied for a position with this company and I was very qualified with my military back ground and years of experience with other security companies . I applied with a great attitude going in but when I sat down for the interview I felt that I was being judged highly on my appearance more so then for my knowledge .Was out of work for a few months and couldn't afford shoes and I was told in a very rude way that I should have worn black shoes instead of sneakers and right the and there my confidence level dropped . I'm glad that moron didn't hire me because I'm at a great security company that judge you no your performance rather then your race and a pair of sneakers. Now I am in a higher possion because of my professionalism for company I work for.

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Anonymous in Overland Park, Kansas

30 months ago

ANONYMOUS in Jacksonville, Florida said: KIM IS RIGHT, GOOD SHE GOT UNEMPLOYMENT, THAT IS USUALLY A BIG NO NO BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO CHEAP TO PAY !!!

Totally agree here in Overland Park, KS Allied took Sprint contract from Securitas. We transitioned over and NO SUPPORT from any management. They dont care about employee, families or vets.

Shelly, Kevin Gilgour are two of the most disgraceful people I have ever met. They are over the Overland Park branch office. They steal from contracts and cusion their pockets and treat the guards like sub human robots.

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spencerforhire in Palmyra, Pennsylvania

26 months ago

Brenda McGee said: Brenda McGee from Chicago, Illinois. I am sorry that you feel that Allied Barton is less than what you expected. I strongly disagree with your assessment of Allied Barton for the following reasons. I joined Allied in October of 1995, and chose to work for Allied Security because of it's committment to the community , employees, and the purpose for which it exists. Allied, now Allied Barton has one goal in mind which is uncompromised service to our clients. I have served in many capacities to include Security Officer, Site Supervisor @ 3 locations, Field Supervisor 8 years, and now a Floater. I have never forgotten the Team concept which has brought our company to where it is today. It also holds true that everything is not for everybody. I have seen Officers come and go due to that fact that they had the wrong expectations in mind. It's not all about "you" respectfully. It's about "us" as a company. Allied has helped me to put my child through college , pay down my mortage, and has supported me during difficult times. Sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay, but, I am here to stay until the day comes when I'm told my services are no longer needed. And if ever that day arrives, then I will still say, " Thank you for what you've given me."
To your success.

You obviously work for AlliedBarton, and nothing you say can be trusted. I know from personal experience that AlliedBarton cares nothing about its employees. I have epilepsy and suffered a seizure shortly before I was due to report for my shift. When I recovered I STILL went to work, because I KNEW I would be penalized for having a disability. As it turns out, I was written up for being late, even though I have no control over when I have seizures. They haven't heard the last of this. Same heartless Corporate doublespeak one would expect from this company, where employees are expendable.

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dymphna in Land of Tea, Mexico

24 months ago

SigintAD in Springfield, Oregon said: If you abandoned your job, why would they want to hire you back? I have worked for AlliedBarton for almost nine years now. I have worked my way up from part-time security officer to full-time, to Site Supervisor, to Operations Manager, and I manage a fairly large portfolio, so I am responsible for hiring and firing. When someone quits with no notice, by policy, AlliedBarton marks them as ineligible for rehire in the HR database . When someone quits with no notice we incur massive costs and actually lose a lot of money for the next couple of weeks until we can recruit and onboard a replacement. Job abandonment is unprofessional and shows contempt for your employer. So, why would they want to bring you back after that? Employment is a give and take relationship. If you expect them to give to you, you must also give to them. It sounds like in this case you were unwilling to give them at least a courtesy call to explain your situaiton and your need to leave. Actions have consequences. They probably would have worked something out if you asked. I've accepted notice before and simply not scheduled the person for two weeks because they had to take care of a similar emergency. That allowed him to do what he needed, and a year later when he wanted to come back, he had good standing with the company. AlliedBarton has been fair to me and my employees

They DO hire back employees who did not work their notice...surprised they haven't resorted to hiring dead folks yet.

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bluebell in Berkeley, California

22 months ago

spencerforhire in Palmyra, Pennsylvania said: You obviously work for AlliedBarton, and nothing you say can be trusted. I know from personal experience that AlliedBarton cares nothing about its employees. I have epilepsy and suffered a seizure shortly before I was due to report for my shift. When I recovered I STILL went to work, because I KNEW I would be penalized for having a disability. As it turns out, I was written up for being late, even though I have no control over when I have seizures. They haven't heard the last of this. Same heartless Corporate doublespeak one would expect from this company, where employees are expendable.

So true AlliedBarton will fire you on your first mistake, they expect you to be perfect, the pay is lousy, their benefits is lousy, they practice unfair labor laws, like you rarely get a lunch break, or a morning or afternoon break, they write you up for anything, they hire you to fire you, this is the worse company to work for, they are cheap, they lie, they are not honest, and they need to be sued, because they practice unfair labor laws, they have no respect for their employees, I see why they have such a big turn over, I am so glad I am not there any more, and I do not miss their dirty tricks, they are no good, and they care nothing about the veterans either, they hire and fire them too.

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IsItMe in Nowhere, New Jersey

14 months ago

I've read all the comments and have to let everyone know that Allied Barton treats their employees like slaves. I understand its a security job but if your 1 minute late you do not deserve a write up that goes in your file to be used against you at a later date. I was stuck in traffic once and was 4 mins late and was written up, when I expained that I DID leave in enough time for traffic, I had no idea I would be behind a 3 car accident which must've happened 3 mins prior. They do not care for their employees and does the minimum that states allow as far as labor laws. They do not have a union, because things they do are unethical.
They hire people for Supervisor positions that have no experience, which is bad in the field. If you have good ethcis and morals, do not work for Allied as they will test it and get you in trouble when you excersize it.ser teamwork, again a must in the field. They are cliquey and if you aren't liked, get ready to go to hell each day you work. Whistleblower act does not apply to them as they let it be known who tells on employees unless it's a situation where they are losing something.They encourage their employees to tattle tail on one another.ink of your fellow co workers. They have a large turnover rate because their pay is bad for the amount of work they put you through. If your liked, you get the world, but if your not a game player, THEY WILL make you have a miserable work experience. They give you your vacation days after 1 year which in hindsight is pretty long and they will make you work mandatory overtime so if you have kids or pets or any other life responsibilites this isn't for you. The only thing I can say good is they cannot fire you for military leave becuase that is against the law. They get by the limit of the law, If a state says you can give your employees lunch, they give you a 10-15 break per 8 hrs and forget it your working 12.

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Winstonmale in New Albany, Indiana

10 months ago

Brenda McGee said: Brenda McGee from Chicago, Illinois. I am sorry that you feel that Allied Barton is less than what you expected. I strongly disagree with your assessment of Allied Barton for the following reasons. I joined Allied in October of 1995, and chose to work for Allied Security because of it's committment to the community , employees, and the purpose for which it exists. Allied, now Allied Barton has one goal in mind which is uncompromised service to our clients. I have served in many capacities to include Security Officer, Site Supervisor @ 3 locations, Field Supervisor 8 years, and now a Floater. I have never forgotten the Team concept which has brought our company to where it is today. It also holds true that everything is not for everybody. I have seen Officers come and go due to that fact that they had the wrong expectations in mind. It's not all about "you" respectfully. It's about "us" as a company. Allied has helped me to put my child through college , pay down my mortage, and has supported me during difficult times. Sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay, but, I am here to stay until the day comes when I'm told my services are no longer needed. And if ever that day arrives, then I will still say, " Thank you for what you've given me."
To your success.

You did all of that on 9.25 dollars an hour you are good

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Winstonmale in New Albany, Indiana

10 months ago

SigintAD in Springfield, Oregon said: If you abandoned your job, why would they want to hire you back? I have worked for AlliedBarton for almost nine years now. I have worked my way up from part-time security officer to full-time, to Site Supervisor, to Operations Manager, and I manage a fairly large portfolio, so I am responsible for hiring and firing. When someone quits with no notice, by policy, AlliedBarton marks them as ineligible for rehire in the HR database . When someone quits with no notice we incur massive costs and actually lose a lot of money for the next couple of weeks until we can recruit and onboard a replacement. Job abandonment is unprofessional and shows contempt for your employer. So, why would they want to bring you back after that? Employment is a give and take relationship. If you expect them to give to you, you must also give to them. It sounds like in this case you were unwilling to give them at least a courtesy call to explain your situaiton and your need to leave. Actions have consequences. They probably would have worked something out if you asked. I've accepted notice before and simply not scheduled the person for two weeks because they had to take care of a similar emergency. That allowed him to do what he needed, and a year later when he wanted to come back, he had good standing with the company. AlliedBarton has been fair to me and my employees

the person's father had a heart attack what's a courteous call going to do they had to leave. I have learned one thing these managers sure don't want to fill in for situations like this

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ivan_c_independent_contractor in Manhattan, New York

9 months ago

I currently work with AlliedBarton in a corporate location. The pay is good. The security staff gets along and work as a team, none of that drama on 50th St. Time Inc., account managers, supervisors and building employees are humble and assist us in all situations, including the AlliedBarton district office in Manhattan, NY.

The only thing I would like AlliedBarton to change is the corporate suits, to an all black suit a better fabric; professional attire that represents the company and the employee better. Most employees prefer personal transportation, not public. I wouldn't mind having assigned parking deducted from my check. The ladies from the recruiting department in Manhattan are the best, including Danielle Kigler in the White Plains, NY district office.

Each companies you work for you gain knowledge and experience. Don't take things personal and keep pursuing the things that satisfy you in life. Remember you have other options, start your own business; invest, profit, reinvest.
Become your own employer as a part-time job and file 1099. You can't fire yourself, having a back up plan is the best solution I can give you.

I.C

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IHurst in Manassas, Virginia

9 months ago

Don't ever work for this company if you don't have to. I worked for them for 1 year when they took over the security for a mall that was previously in-house security. The mall job I had gave you over 100 hrs sick time and two weeks vacation and had blue cross as health insurance. You could call off sick and no one had to fill in for you and you wouldn't get written up.

The six months working for this company I saw multiple people fired for having to call off sick and then showing up a little late to work. Then they brought in people who had suspended drivers licenses, were smoking marijuana on duty, having sex in the work vehicle and were under investigation for crimes such as burglary.

I was the only security officer walking around the mall on swing shift. This was a big mall with two floors of stores and 4 large anchor stores. If anything happened it was just me alone to help since alliedbarton was too cheap to hire more people. One time their was a gang stabbing and the security manager got upset since I didn't try and stop the gang members and tell them to sit down until police arrived.

AlliedBarton has great marketing but it's all a cover for their extreme cheapness. They only give a saliva drug test which only will bust you if you smoked marijuana in the last 5 days. They give you the answers to the test during orientation. The test are already dumbed down for the dumbest people so they can hire anyone. They write you up every time you have to call off sick. The test you have to take over and over every 3 months on the internet EDGE training system. Often the test will take hours and when you hit the "finish" tab the system will malfunction and you will have to repeat the entire test all over again.

This isn't even everything. Just run away from this company if you can. I like the post I'm on right now but this company just got the contract for my post and I'm seriously considering finding a new job as opposed to working for them again.

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9 months ago

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8thman in Conway, South Carolina

8 months ago

Sismcgee in Villa Park, Illinois said: Nobody is forced to stay where they are uncomfortable. You can't join, and run a company the way you feel is best. If I were unhappy or dissatisfied on any job, I would seek out another location and move on. Where ever you land, the most important thing that you can do is to try to work with other's or start your own business .

Oh so , what you're saying is it doesn't matter, how I do my job, good , bad, or in between, I won't get anything positive out of it. Is that what you're saying? And start your own business? Did you start one out? WOW. You really got all the answers don't you???

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8thman in Conway, South Carolina

8 months ago

chris wolf in Paoli, Pennsylvania said: The problem in low pay isn't Allied; the contracting company pays a wage and Allied takes a percentage of it. When I worked for them, the contracting company paid $14 and Allied took out $4 so I got paid $10. Even though Allied took out a decent amount, companies should pay at least $20 for security.

What I don't understand is why don't clients avoid the middle party, and just hire a secuirty guard as an independent contractor? Hey if they want to be cost effective, why don't they just do that instead? That will at least also, get rid of all of the political drama, that goes on.

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8thman in Conway, South Carolina

8 months ago

Brenda McGee said: Brenda McGee from Chicago, Illinois. I am sorry that you feel that Allied Barton is less than what you expected. I strongly disagree with your assessment of Allied Barton for the following reasons. I joined Allied in October of 1995, and chose to work for Allied Security because of it's committment to the community , employees, and the purpose for which it exists. Allied, now Allied Barton has one goal in mind which is uncompromised service to our clients. I have served in many capacities to include Security Officer, Site Supervisor @ 3 locations, Field Supervisor 8 years, and now a Floater. I have never forgotten the Team concept which has brought our company to where it is today. It also holds true that everything is not for everybody. I have seen Officers come and go due to that fact that they had the wrong expectations in mind. It's not all about "you" respectfully. It's about "us" as a company. Allied has helped me to put my child through college , pay down my mortage, and has supported me during difficult times. Sorry that you didn't enjoy your stay, but, I am here to stay until the day comes when I'm told my services are no longer needed. And if ever that day arrives, then I will still say, " Thank you for what you've given me."
To your success.

WOW. Who paid you to say all that? Look here, lucky lady, I wasn't expecting this company to be a rose garden my self. But when I did my job, and did what I was expected to do, and was very pro-active in all aspects of the occupation, I wasn't treated any differently nor better, than , again I will say than the panty wastes, and gold bricks this company for some reason or another hires. SO therefore all I wanted, and was expecting, was a little fair treatment. I s that too much to ask? Or was I the wrong color, gender, and above all, wrong political party? I am a white male, god fearing, hetero male, with pro-active practices. Please respond to this one Brenda?

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8thman in Conway, South Carolina

8 months ago

IsItMe in Nowhere, New Jersey said: I've read all the comments and have to let everyone know that Allied Barton treats their employees like slaves. I understand its a security job but if your 1 minute late you do not deserve a write up that goes in your file to be used against you at a later date. I was stuck in traffic once and was 4 mins late and was written up, when I expained that I DID leave in enough time for traffic, I had no idea I would be behind a 3 car accident which must've happened 3 mins prior. They do not care for their employees and does the minimum that states allow as far as labor laws. They do not have a union, because things they do are unethical.
They hire people for Supervisor positions that have no experience, which is bad in the field. If you have good ethcis and morals, do not work for Allied as they will test it and get you in trouble when you excersize it.ser teamwork, again a must in the field. They are cliquey and if you aren't liked, get ready to go to hell each day you work. Whistleblower act does not apply to them as they let it be known who tells on employees unless it's a situation where they are losing something.They encourage their employees to tattle tail on one another.ink of your fellow co workers. They have a large turnover rate because their pay is bad for the amount of work they put you through. If your liked, you get the world, but if your not a game player, THEY WILL make you have a miserable work experience. They give you your vacation days after 1 year which in hindsight is pretty long and they will make you work mandatory overtime so if you have kids or pets or any other life responsibilites this isn't for you. The only thing I can say good is they cannot fire you for military leave becuase that is against the law . They get by the limit of the law, If a state says you can give your employees lunch, they give you a 10-15 break per 8 hrs and forget it your working 12.

Amen.

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8thman in Conway, South Carolina

8 months ago

MRClueuin in Brooklyn, New York said: Thanks for your comments guys. I am currently looking to change my career in Customer Service for a career in Security. I've been in this site for a couple of weeks and I have found it quite informative.
(Even on a couple of companies I wasn't looking into.)
If you can, please tell me of any good companies to work for in the Security Guard industry.
Thanks again,
Clueuin
P.S F.Y.I Apropo of nothing I would like to return the favor. Never, never, no matter your situation or career choice in life, never work for Madison Worldwide they are rip-off artist to their employees and their customers.
Peace
c.l.u.n

I have worked for several of them myself, in the Silicon Valley, CA. For about nearly a 1/4 of a century. From 1983 to 2007. I worked for American Protective Services, California Plant Protection, later bought out Pinkerton, and adapted the name Pinkerton, then Acufacts, Barton, bought by Allied, and renamed Allied-Barton. And they all stink to high heaven. They all have one thing in common. P and D. Politics, and DRAMA. These people in management are a bunch of crooks. They talk about doing an intensive background check on applicants, for criminal records, yet they're criminals themselves. They all belong behinds bar, as well. Well I found other lines of work, like warehouse, and stocking. Believe you me, those were found to be better. At least you're not treated like you're in military boot camp there. Unless you work for wal-mart, with all there stupid chants like you have to say " teamwork" at the same time stomp your foot. But my experience with security, is like I can write a book, about my experiences. And I will. My suggestion. Find another occupation. Now nothing is perfect, but yes I would say the grass in one respect is greener. So if anybody tell you the grass isn't any greener on the other side, is full of themselves. It is. I hope this was a bit helpful.

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8thman in Conway, South Carolina

8 months ago

anonymous in Phoenix, Arizona said: Yea I hear you. I've been lucky enough to find a job as a municipal security guard for the city . Its a fun job, I like it but its only part time. I've been there two years as of today.

I remember the days working for Anderson Security. WOW. They treated the new employees better and gave them the hours, while the ones that have been there for years were seeing a decline in hours. The new guys were making significantly less money per hour, and that was Anderson's plan. They start their new people off at a buck above minimum wage until they passed probation, then they were bumped up to regular site pay. They took advantage of how the crummy economy was/is and the abundance of warm bodies. That's all we are to them, warm bodies. This is the problem with private security. The security companies cared nothing for employees and everything for money. I think their Moto should be ;"today's job could be tomorrows unemployment opportunity". Its just sick and sad living with that thought while working for Allied Barton, Anderson, Bolt, yada yada yada... Then here's a thought, I heard most companies are now switching to in-house security. So, dont give up! Ditch the contract /private security companies and start looking for something in-house.

Yeah, but I have seen inhouse security go contract. And why? Oh yes For reasons about the ALL MIGHTY DOLLAR. Like I said on another post, Why don't these clients just hire independent contractor security officers? Then the issues would be just you and the client, and not these stupid contract companies, that get there filthy hands in on it. Especially H.R.And they're a big fat joke.

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8thman in Conway, South Carolina

8 months ago

J in Phoenix, Arizona said: Hey Brandon, I have to agree with you 100%. I've worked security for, going on, 7 years now. I worked at one point, for Arizona Protection Services. The client got away with sooo much. Abusing the guard. I was told to take out trash cans, wash windows and even do yard work! It was so bad. My boss, man he was a piece of work. We do get the raw deal. That's for sure.

I would of told him what he do with it. CLUE. That song by Johnny Paycheck back in 1977.

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8thman in Conway, South Carolina

8 months ago

Anonomyous in Burlington, Massachusetts said: High expectations? If you consider expcting to be treated better than I was when I was 16 and working at fast food places high expectation then you are correct. Oh and by the way I was making MORE money 20 years ago at mcdonalds. I hope it is only my area that treats the emplyees terrible. Maybe those of you that are happy there are lucky and have great area and district managers. I can tell you ours dont care at all about any of us. In fact they cut the site pay here by almost a dollar, nice way to say thank you. I never wish bad things on anyone and I pray that corporate gets thier act together. Honestly I hope a better company that takes care or thier employees starts taking accounts from them

Forget it. The best way to work security is either in-house, or as an independent contractor.

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Nicci in Hillsboro, Oregon

8 months ago

Anonymous in Overland Park, Kansas said: Totally agree here in Overland Park, KS Allied took Sprint contract from Securitas. We transitioned over and NO SUPPORT from any management. They dont care about employee, families or vets.

Shelly, Kevin Gilgour are two of the most disgraceful people I have ever met. They are over the Overland Park branch office. They steal from contracts and cusion their pockets and treat the guards like sub human robots.

Wow. I use to work in Kansas City MO, The Ford plant in Claycomo. Kevin Kilgour was our sites regional manager. I've worked for Allied Barton for 5 years in Missouri now in Oregon for a couple months. But yes Kevin was awful the whole branch in Overland were all awful. The only reason i'm still with Allied is because I needed a job real fast when I moved to Oregon, before in KC i was in a Union so I didnt have to deal with the crappy Allied Barton company. Man! i miss my union, i'm on my own down here. This company claims to care.. yes they say that to get you in the door and into a crappy uniform. After that they can give less than a damn about you. They claim to be the number one security company in the country. They judge that only by how many contracts they have. Listen guys Allied is just like any other contract security company the bottom line is always money. We are monkeys in a uniform to these people nothing more. My site right now has a revolving door seriously, I dont even bother to learn new guards names anymore because we cant keep people at any one of our sites here in Portland. I been at this site since it started. Since Allied took over the account it was a hand full of guards in a storage room we share with the cleaning staff. We had nothing to computer no nothing. A desk is all we had, Allied Barton didnt even set up the site for gosh sake when the ink was dry on the contract they put a guard there. We didnt have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out.

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Doo in Minnesota

7 months ago

I have worked at the Sandoz company in colorado they are racist whole staff is white they treat minorities had don't work for this company if your brown

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davidcanadaresume in Des Moines, Iowa

7 months ago

Just recently I was fired in July 6th 2015 my car has broken down I couldn't get in for work the next day so the so called head supervisor called me up and we talked I told the guy I have no way there to work not even finding somebody to pick me up at 4:30 in the morning needed to be in by 6:00 am

I was fired on the 7th of July 2015 when I went to apply for unemployment they had lied and said I had a no show no call that was not the reason why I was fired I got fired because I had no way to work they also denied I that I did not get hurt on the job when I had clearly had said I hurt my right leg and never gotten a report form to fill out so.

now they're saying I never did claim my injury when the dirty peoples did not had me fill out an injury report as I file workman Comp they deciding my injury I do have a lawyer working on this case they're nothing but a liar but I am going to get these creeps you can bet money on it..

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