Typical security company.
Security Professional (Former Employee) – St. Louis, MO – June 11, 2019
Allied is a typical guard company, low pay, expensive healthcare and the required annual licensing that can be expensive (if you work at a city/county post) which requires an unpaid full-day of training (two days the first year) which they'll take out of your first check. Likewise, you'll pay for your uniforms, while they'll guess your size, send them to your post and expect you to look professional.
Posts responsibilities vary from post to post. Expect to walk ...and walk some more doing hourly rounds. (Part of the job.) Many times working alone in not so great of neighborhoods. That said, most posts don't allow for carrying weapons. ( Again, varied by post.) Training is minimal. No paid time off, and if your client (post) takes extended holiday vacations, you take one too....unpaid. If not, you do get a small bump in holiday pay for the holiday only. Raises were .50 a year with limited opportunities for advancement.
I had three managers during my tenure, two of which were terrible but the last one actually cared about his crew. Fellow employees varied from lazy slackers to psycho cop-wanna-be's to some good working schlubs like myself just putting in the hours.
I can't recommend them as I've been told by other officers - during the annual training sessions - that comparable security companies pay for their employees license, uniform and start out at a higher wage.
Protection of client employees and property can offer a sense of pride and fulfillment.
Employee paid licenses and uniforms; no sick/personal pay; low starting wage.