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Allied Barton Security / awful company

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Allied Barton Security pulled me from the John H. Winters Building for supposed negligence of duties without first properly training me on those duties. They just assumed that I knew everything there was to know about my site. On top of that time and time again they failed to properly pay me correctly.

So when I received my paychecks they were short forcing me to wait until the office received the corrections then I had to show up in person at the office in order to get what I should have already received. They have the audacity to call themselves one of fortune 500's top ten companies.

Most if not all the security officers that work for this company are lazy and incompetent because thats the vibe that is given amongst all it's employee's. It' like lets see how much we can get away with and still get paid.
I bet you I could walk into my former site at the John H. Winters building right now without being noticed. Thats how laxed this company is.

I don't know about anyone else but I wouldn't trust them with my life. For one they don't treat their officers like actually human beings more like pieces of meat. They really could careless about anything that goes on from site to site just as long as an officer doesn't compromise their contract so they can continue making all their money. One thing about the uniforms is that they cost $200 which consists of 3 shirts, 3 pants, a windbreaker, and badge.

First off the pants aren't hemmed it's the officers responsibility to pay to get them hemmed and second you have to provide your own footwear and belt. If you ask me this should all be covered within the $200 deposit. If they were to treat their officers better I believe that they just might have a little more pride in their Job.

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  • Gr
      18th of Mar, 2009

    I agree that the level of professionalism on this site is not up to par at times. There are some very good employees that I have worked with but the problem is with the supervisors and main office. I have never seen such incompetance and feel that there should be an investigation of the day to day operations. People should not have to worry about whether they are going to get payed correctly. Any discrepencys should be taken care of expeditiously and not dragged out until the next pay period. Also when an employee leaves the company he or she should be informed that their last check will be mailed and not direct deposited . This has caused myself a lot of hardship that could have been avoided. I have contacted corporate and was told what to do to correct. the situation. I will never reccomend Allied Barton to anyone in Austin but I know that there is probably some great offices elsewhere.

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  • An
      25th of Oct, 2009

    I work in the Indiana area and I have been with Allied Barton for over a year.

    I will say that we have Area Managers in Central Indiana who will lie and cheat staff to avoid paying them what they state. I've seen deals made over hand shakes and never follow through with.

    It's very disappointing and thus why the turn over rate is so high.

    When the management staff lies, cheats, and steals from their clients and the officers then I believe they have no respect for themselves or their company.

    Allied Barton claims to have "Integrity" maybe they should train their management staff to have some.

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  • Me
      22nd of Jan, 2010

    Allied Barton is the worst security Company in MA!!! One of the worst sites they have is Harbor Towers in Boston. They Account manager is lazy and is a lier. He has no experience how to run a site and thats why Harbor towers is all chaos

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  • Li
      28th of Jan, 2010

    alliedbarton is not a good company they dont care for anyone...

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  • Iw
      11th of Feb, 2010

    I have worked for several security companies, and off all of them. alliedbarton is the best.

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  • Ra
      14th of Feb, 2010

    Allied/barton-rhymes with "fartin" and somethin' sure stinks all over the us with this group of wannabe wackenhut pretenders! they use the same dirty tricks in management. abuse the guards, and play games with your files if they don't like you! they don't care

    To "I work hard-how about you — " i'll bet they got you running around like a sub-wage dumbo — and bustin' your # for a very abusive company! you'll find that out — sooner, probably then later! I didn;t know to many guards that were all that lazy — but their files were sure queered by mid-managers for arbitrary whim reasons. the industry is unrregulated, woeful, lacks respect for workers — and jus' cause you are "niggga-rich" with your weekly pay, does not mean you won't be turning over sofa cushions for loose change next week! this is the typical ignorant attitude of some guards that will keep them out of the reality loop that they need a union for a-l-l guards — they all want job security. the little selfish butt-muncher above is just being a weenie attitude because his balls are big today — in listing what he did as a guard that helped the community or his fellow guard — shootin' the blanks, amigos! I know he could not debate the issues rationally with me, a stetson graduate, for example! neither do these agencies ever blog respond — they are desperate image queens like "lady ga-ga"! they'd have to dress in drag to be amusing at all!

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  • Ee
      16th of Jun, 2010

    I worked for allied barton in california for a little over a year, and it was the most horrible experience of my life. there is so much corruption and cronyism, it's not even funny. I had to call the office of labor standards enforcement in order to get my sick leave paid to me (which they had repeatedly screwed me out of, and which they gave us no way to even track) and, in addition to that, when I attempted to file a complaint against my supervisor (who used to be a hire up in the local office, and still had lots of connections) for being physically aggressive towards me, not only did the company and the union ignore, they cut my hours and turned me into a "floater". which is funny, because that's exactly what my supervisor said would happen (during a meeting of security guards at my site) if any employee attempted to contact the union in regards to any issues. allied barton and the union are both jokes. they treat there employees as subhuman, and reward ignorance, laziness, and incompetence... as long as you know how to play their game. i'm greatly surprised that there hasn't been repeated investigations due to the blatant disregard for state labor laws alone. i'm so glad that experience is behind me.

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  • Pe
      19th of Jun, 2010

    I currently work for allied and it's the worst company I have ever worked for. we get no sick time... only 5 days vacation after you have been here a year, and my health insurance/prescription plan doesn't even pay for my insulin. or I should say, they make me pay a $1000 deductible before they will cover anything.

    Their benefits department is a joke and this entire company is a joke. I would not recommend this company to my worst enemy. the only reason I am still here is because with the economy it's the only crummy job I can find... right now unemployment looks good. I would get better health insurance from the state if I was unemployed.

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  • Al
      27th of Jun, 2010

    I recently quit allied barton and did not give them any notice. I showed them the same respect they showed me during my time with them. let's start with the management which is an absolute joke. this is a collection of failures in life that would never cut it in the real world. if you speak up concerning problems at your site you are blackballed. the hr department is non-existent they never answer their phones and will not return calls. they send site inspectors out which is another joke. the inspectors will never send a bad report to the client no matter what they find when they arrive. they have seen everything from sleeping and guards not even at their posts. I only started working with them because the economy is so bad and there were not alot of jobs available in my area. I regreted my decision the first week I was there but I needed a paycheck. the turnover of guards was like nothing I had ever seen. they will hire anybody off the street as long as it's a body to put in a seat. guards would arrive on site with incomplete uniforms and terrible body odor. I had a guard relieve me drunk once. none of these issues were ever addressed by management. I brought up the body odor issue once to my supervisor and he told me it was to sensitive of an issue to address. you think your boss would be happy that you would report such issues but that was not the case. I know that allied barton brags about their training programs but it's all a joke. there are guards that have been with them for years and know next to nothing. of course allied barton would look at these individuals as future management. i'm not a person that would walk away from a job but this company was actually making me phisically ill. if I had my own business I could guarantee you I would never consider using their services.

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  • Bo
      1st of Jul, 2010

    I worked for allied barton for approx. 10 mo. I was hired specifically as site supervisor for a client because of my previous work/military history. I recieved numerous verbal kudos from the client during that time, about my professional job performance and my dedication to my duties. after 9 months at the site I was transfered to a lesser duty post as a regular unarmed guard serving under less qualified personel. supposedly at the clients request, and replaced with a junior guard at that post, (after I had just completed his first years review). I have since found out that the client had no idea why I was transfered, and that three of the guards at that site have quit because of the lack of professional supervision at the site, also the appointment of this junior gaurds brother-in-law as lead assistant lead over more qualified personel. within 30 days at my new post I was advised by the local acct. manager that, I was on the verge of being counceled for not following client protocols (of which I aided in establishing) for security.
    There again the client had no knowlege of any of this, but the acct manager said it was at the clients request... funny thing is... I was up for my yearly review/promotion, and raise.. now my question is how ethical is allied barton and the way they treat personel who dedicate themselves to there company, and recieve this type of treatement?

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  • No
      6th of Jul, 2010

    Met a guy today who thinks this economy and jobs will turn around if next election goes republican-and stimulus (graft and lobbyist payoffs for favors) tax cuts are reinstated fpr corporate entities. the sad part of this is — he was serious. he believes the models of economic crap generated from some fat radio talk-show host — he probably listens daily-and drinks and smokes to much-and gets grouchy-even fires a few people-before jumping in his bmw convertible, and racing down every slow street to be nudging my bumper on the way home. got the picture...? sir-the jobs ain't coming back, you won't get stimulus to create jobs-because those who hold it will never gain the trust of those they would hire-and there is nothing being produced, and no one to afford it because debt has eaten everything they own. I guess, as you fly down your palmetto bay tree-lined streets in your bmw, the day is sooo nice-you just can;t wrap your mind around the fact that a lot of "little people" will starve, be on the streets (maybe even your tree-lined streets!), and crime (which has been intermittant) will skyrocket-the kids you spoiled and coddled-will whine, fuss, and revolt. of course — (and here is the relevany tie-in to security) the same leftover pool of guards will be picked over by agencies with a new miniker, making the same old elite claims, and giving the same medically run-down and neglected guards little training, no backing, and low compensatory wages. sure-they will be selective as to hiring — only — the volume of contracts in the industry will be so low, and the demand of clients to replace guards for minor stuff remains high — that recruitment will remain a nightmare in this flailing and failing industry! the middle-class remains on target-agenda to be wiped out in america because — with all the rules-they still can't deliver a quality promised product or service. ask any guard on the street, "hey — whatcha doin"?! — hell, they really don't know! republicans gonna fix that by throwin' money at corporations???- (like to be smokin' what that republican lap-dog was smokin; in his rush-pipe today!) folks-you can't refloat the titanic-not with democrats-not with republicans — so why waste debate back-and-forth antagonistically? I doubt the losers of the 2008 election conspired to make obama fail-the system isn't just broken — it is being raped-along with the whole middle-class. security — it is the gun you own — good luck, amigos!

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  • No
      6th of Jul, 2010

    I, as a returning part-time guard, do know I can shift my end of the log — what I cannot control are the anxiety-ridden hire/fire clients that complain, the wages, or the real meanness of crime as it will exist shortly. I cannot control national or international events of aggression-even if I carry jack bauer's guns, and of course — the weather ain't mitigated by nobody! the limitations of human existence are becoming painfully "in your face" as the year goes on-and folks realize — all we got is each other! we might never fix america the beautiful, but we can be beautiful people spiritually, I can do what I once did-for less - as many will — but new things will come along-and that is the real "revolution of change". the republican "seimulus-cures-all" guy is in lol lala land! but — pssssst-don't spoil his momentay illusion of well-being — might be the only thing that keeps him from picking up that greased ak-47 in his home and running down the street "goin' postal" on us — hmmmm — shhhhhhhhhhhhh!

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  • Se
      8th of Jul, 2010

    Today, heard through my sources that all the old trouble-makers of these guard agencies in the past are crawling back begging for jobs. nope! don't thonk so — it made the agencies what they are today — crap! wackenhut g4s, allied/barton, securitas, and 50 state - all filled with stuttering [censor]s, or mentally-simple challenged. this is no longer a security service provided-it is a haven for the near-dead! none of these agencies are viable — lebron won't do a thing for security-even less for blacks in security. it is all scam and poverty and clients wanting white guards-and white, educated guards wanting none of the out-sourced crap abuse! round and round — no winners on "team security", folks! when the celebrities come to town (as they did before-then leave-after a drink, a snort, and some trouble)-tell them to bring their own security — these agencies aren't it!

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  • Se
      8th of Jul, 2010

    (let me respond to boatman) hi! welcome to the world of out-sourced security agencies! you see, they use suckers like you for a credential to gain favor for the client to commit to the contract — then they dump you like a high school whore on the second date! this is par-for - the-course in the"lol" agencies, which is why I warn about these things on the blogs! they can't stop me-and I have supreme insight into all these hucksters and sham artists — they cheat you out of service, hours, and pay. they love taking advantage of tasty bait like you. these agencies do these things when they are small companies, and the fraud-profit is so enticing to the big corporations who snatch them up — because guards have no union to protect their backs from abuses! they prey on the poor and make misery compounded. they never write committments down, and promise anything to get you running around like a crazy person for less-and-less. by the way, the basketball "dream-team" won't do a damned thing for poor folks in miami — they can't afford tickets, the celebreties and stars who fly into miami for heat games are abusive-trouble-and god-help the file records of any guard who gets in confrontation with these money-crapholes! they will queer your life over anything — just more arrogant clients like the cocaine era and the psuedo-deco era of south beach — all glitter and crap gone with the morning's swelterimg breeze! miami is a city of hype and cheap dreams-hired whores and football scores — sweat covered with perfume;debt masked in credit. allied/barton slings between those shifting cracks, and like it;s evil sister agencies, presents no real stability, job, wage, or security service. hell-the guards need a lawyer and a bodyguard! I have all the armaments ready for anything-and there is little work and no team-training for real emergencies. all it will take is one good size hurricane this year, and all sanity, security-and even the sports teams — in the wind! people have lost their grounding in what really matters-the relationships, and the honesty, and the sanity. they wanna go back to the bluster of "miami vice", perceived easy money, and macho. got a word of reality — it ain't coming back — happy swealter in the morning!

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  • Ra
      14th of Jul, 2010

    All the hit 2.0 reports whining about the agency — it is simple and clear, boys and girls-stop working for these damned agencies! if you are a manager, and regret the rules because they are mean, not producing any better production, and causing unnecessary stress — well, reason would tell you to stop enforcing those crazy rules! the system is chewing your [censor]'s up and spitting you out for cannon-fodder! this think-tank, "the rand think-tank" is a highly statistical computerized file, using experienced guard intuitive input, to predict trends in security — it tells us all your jobs are on the hook-very shortly! here is the reasoning; there are layoffs galore of police department resources in big cities-due to economic budget gaps. this means your back is being watched less and less. the clients are on security's backs to produce more service at less pay and cost. there is an end-point to this-the stress, and not being able to pay your bills. the danger is, the public will perceive more danger, and take law into their own hands. vicious criminals will be emboldened, and guards are not being trained to handle this shift of threat, nor are they armed with proper big caliber weapons to meet this trend. it is roughly comparable to what the fledgling f. b. i. encountered in the twenties when they went up against the mob gangs outgunning them with tommy-guns! unarmed guards are totally insane-these out-sourced agencies keep piling on contracts that are certainly unsafe for guards patrolling crime areas-and remember — police backup is being drained away! this report points out to you that, not only security is folding, but medical coverage is at an all-time low; if you are shot or having a heart attack — lol, amigos! the agencies won't want to hear about liability, and if you are disabled — they shuffle you away gradually. it pertains to all these agencies-they are all alike! I have declared an open revolution to reporting this information online the internet-because it is difficult for the agencies to retaliate, and the crap they get away with needs to be known by guards worldwide so they can know they are not alone-and not guilty of any great transgressions-as the agencies would accuse you of committing! remember, these agencies are a ponzi-scheme "money-pump"-they are charging the clients money for less-and-less service — and educated and experienced guards are "few and far between", because educated folks understand abusive employers, and avoid them like the plague! I don't much respond to dissenting viewpoints-because, generally, they are shrill, stupid, make no concrete rebuttals, and represent shills for the managements I take aim at with my "fact-arrows". folks — the economy is folding by the month-and my wish is to protect jobs and protect lives. don't take unnecessary risks with abusive folks who don't care about your welfare — make them go away! just say "no-h-e-l-l no!" b-e part of the solution...

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  • Ra
      14th of Jul, 2010

    The roman caesar, nero, stood on the hill of rome fiddling-as the fires swept rome - faster and faster he fiddled... (be part of a solution-you must band together and form new networks and groups-exclude the bad and wrong; further the positive, spiritual and productive pursuits!)

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  • Mm
      19th of Jul, 2010

    Allied barton sucks and I just feel bad for all those people who works for this [censor] company because they dont have any other option. it's really hard to find a job in this economy and I think allied barton is taking advantage of that. mnagement is a joke and most of their account managers are high school drop out and dont know wtf they'r doing, the only thing they are capable of doing is kissing [censor] and getting [censored]e* by upper management for promotions and stuff.

    I hope this economy gets better so people could find better opportunities.

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  • Mr
      24th of Jul, 2010

    If I hadn't stared these agencies in the face, I would never have declared a revolution on them! my service had no shame-quite the contrary-I brought good dealings to their clients. it was was wasted-the clients "were wasted" (if you know what I mean...!)! they all expect something for nothing, then raise hell about — you guessed it, n-o-t-h-i-n-g! in a town of dealers and corrupt officials-and just plain nasty human beings-you are gonna be on somebody's s*t-list-so buckle-up. baby! in an industry "lower then a painter's lowest ladder rung"-you get dirty! no reason-they just enjoy using you for a bath-mat. it is either that, or kick the dog at home or put the wife in a blender — ugh — these knuckle-walkers proliferate here! I don't think I would risk my life for — any of these folks — and I have the weapons and intuition — which tells me "stay-the-hell-away!"

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  • Ve
      27th of Jul, 2010

    My husband works for an"upscale" mall in peabody ma and the security director is a total [censor] and a discriminating pig. he does nothing all day and and sits in his desk bidding on ebay and craigslist. he passes off his actual work to the supervisors and the assistant director. he threatens all the employees on losing their jobs if they don't do things like making them come in to work when another person called out, even if they weren't scheduled to come in, and make you come in even if you are sick. they hire constantly because they only hire people on part time so they don't have to have full-time positions to offer full-time benefits like health insurance. so, unless you go and pay 150 dollars to see a doctor and get a doctors note, you will get fired, or written up, or made to come in with even if you have the common flu/ fever. they will schedule you for double shifts or give you 6 hours between shifts for sleep, that includes the hour it takes you to get home and them back to work. it's insane. and the supervisors play favoritism, if you are not part of their inner circle, you will do all the work of all the scheduled employees. if you go to the northshore mall in peabody, ma you will find all the security supervisors in a circle not doing anything just chit chatting away, talking about games and golf. but since we need the money and we can't find another job for him, he has to stay here and be treated like [censor]. so whoever can, stay away from this company. they humiliate their employees by yelling at them, cursing at them, and have no consideration of their lives. they will easily fire you for anything and hire any joe shmoe for even less pay. they really do treat their employees like pieces of meat. I just can't believe companies like simon malls continue to offer them the security contract. they would save so much more if they cut out allied barton: why? because allied barton is an agency. so if simon malls hired a real dedicated security director they can hire qualified people like military personel, special police officers, and others with real experience and credentials and offer them more money. that means happy employees and employees who would be more dedicated because they would have benefits and a higher income. whomever gets paid better and have the necessary credentials they would be more professional and well would work better. with allied barton involved, simon malls pay them say $20 per security guard, of those $20 dollars 10.75 goes to the actual security guard and the other $9.25 allied barton pockets to maintain these rich ceos of allied barton who give a rats [censor] of the employees who maintain their rich and fabulous lifestyle and wealth. and they make even more money by only employing part-timers so they don't have to offer them benefits like sick leave or health insurance. their brilliant, huh? yeah but the employees are the ones who pay the price.

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  • Th
      28th of Jul, 2010

    I never worked for allied/barton, but they are pretty well hitched to the same abusive policies as securitas, g4s wackenhut, and several local agencies (which I have worked for in the past, for many tears). true-they will try to ban you on a computer that will flag you as "do not rehire"! true-these agencies might try to complain and get your state guard license revoked with/or without just cause, and they may stuff your file with trash and innuendo. for the blog at 2. o report concerning those local elements of the company who, apparently are bashing your civil rights (sleepys (or is it sleazy;s?) mattress situation), we have senior guards who will travel to your venue to "act as buffers" to engage in physical protection of your rights and engage the aclu for a binding lawsuit against these miscreant individuals, they had best heed this warning and stop — we will come after them and make "the offer they cannot refuse!"you have the right to free speech-and on the internet, you may expose and name names if you feel your rights have been abridged. these employed nuts at allied/barton need to be backed-down and removed with extreme prejudice these "whackos" cannot send porn and threaten-unless they care to face-down "the little friend"-they are crazy-afraid the company will "cut-bait-and remain-fishing:" with their careers if the internet chatter continues! they are right-they are yesterday's garbage at this point. the senior guards of america back you, here in miami, and this is why we pitch, over-and-over again-for a guard union to watch your back. you need legislation to make guard laws to protect guard;s rights, you need legal counsel, and you need protection from that kind of dastardly abuse! the company, itself, cannot afford financially, nor risk a publicity smack-down. we can send a team to monitor and "set-up clandestinely", breaking the law, and with the sanction of the state's attorney general and the police, bring wilting and dire legal ramifications to bear. you have rights-do not "lay down" in the face of abuses. let us know on that blog if you desire manpower backing. these agencies employ these [censor]-they are liable for reigning them in or they will pay — not only with fines and legal culpability — but bad publicity also (real contract - breakers!) the freedom of the internet helps the unheard "clear the landscape"-never believe activists don't read and organize in the shadows-our country, our profession, our rights! these corporate right-wings, and clown-[censor] middle-managers have a lickin' winding up for them in america-the employees will have their day!

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  • Th
      29th of Jul, 2010

    The "break the laws" I illuminated about was not order laws or gun laws — I refer instead to "taking away the"right to work"state lawa which promote wiggle-room" for arbitrary abuses by these alphabet stooge - consortiums!

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  • Da
      15th of Aug, 2010

    I agree Allied Barton Security is a bad and terrible employer. I've been with the company over 3 years, i never called off, never been late and always been there when they need to fill shifts. I made it to a SGT. and been SGT. for 2 years, when my captain transferred to Indiana, my boss made me acting captain for $10.75 an hour, when my captain was making $11.00 an hour. My captain had been gone for 4 months and decided she will return to Rockford, IL.. when my captain returned my boss demoted me back down to SGT. and told me that it was the clients decision that my Captain becomes Captain again. This is not true, because if its the clients request, then why did my boss in the local office said "you should have applied for the captain position on Allied Barton's website". There was no such thing, so I continued working as captain. In June of 2010 my captain was removed and another co-worker by selling vicodin, I again was as acting captain for about 3 weeks, I surely thought this time i will get the captain position, but I was wrong when I came back from vacation in July 2010, they sent another security officer to be captain and i had to train this idiot.
    Allied Barton can go to "HELL". I think that everyone who had bad experience with this company should find a better job or go back to school. This company was sued by me for not paying me for the 3 hours that i worked... I have Pre-Paid Legal Service this is a great company that will fight for you if jobs refuse to pay you or other issues. If you live in Rockford, Il. visit www.prepaidlegal.com/hub/davidjacobs to get pre-paid legal on your side. or contact them in your area if you are out of Rockford, IL.

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  • Ex
      16th of Aug, 2010

    And now-appearing at center ring for your amazement and amusement - (circus music, please!) hey monicapsssst - (what a god-awful job as spokesperson for a bunch of clowns at g4s (wackenhut-what's left of it!) I guess the answer of these guard agencies is to replace us senior guards with the experience with younger guards. psssst-human resources hired a "peeping-tom" guard at old cutler bay, in miami? g4s "takes these matters seriously" — obviously not — that is the quality you hire to replace us senior guards — hahahahahaah lol! wackenhut always stuck its' nose in the air whilst putting its foot in dog-poop! elite. elite. elite — ohhhhhhhhhh... tell us, monica spokesperson-whi ya gonna hire now — a new pervert (teheeeeee!)

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  • Ex
      16th of Aug, 2010

    And while monica is getting her panties un-wadded — let me just reiterate-these guard agencies don't have [censor] for guards to work with! there is no "elite" type guard in miami-never was. they are underpaid, disrespected, and cast about by clients-duhhhhhhh-so you expect angels to flower under those conditions? you get what you pay for, huh, monica (who is taking such things at g4s wackenhut "so seriously") (outsourcing in flower-whoa-whoa!) I eold the guards nationwide time and again that all these former alphabet security companies are bogus in quality-and sticking a few ethnics and women in high profile positions-is just more foolishness and vannon-fodder stupidity. the agencies don't function, and they don't offer security — and they can't attract flies!

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  • Ex
      16th of Aug, 2010

    And while investigating with your nose up everyone's [censor], wacken-crackers-how about giving the hired staff a background check-teeeheee! and while the staff is peeping at the young girls through the windows, and "punching the clown" (circus music, please!)-let's hear a chorus of "i'm sorry-so sorry..."gee, at this rate, wackenhut will have offended everyone on earth by 2012, and be on round 2! take them all, along with allied/fartin', insecuritas, and 50 apes-and go make a sequel movies to "armed and dangerous" part 5! clowns —

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  • Le
      17th of Sep, 2010

    Unfortunately I worked with this Allied Barton Company and proud to say that I no longer work as a Security Guard. I worked the graveyard shift and had a supervisor that came 15 minutes and up to 2 hours late to relieve me. Then she noticed that I was not happy that she would come late to work on a daily basis and me depending on her to arrive to work on time. Then after learning the post and helping her take on days that by law I did not need to work and on top of her being late on a daily basis, I was taken off the account. I was told that she complained against me and that she said that I was the weakest worker in the site. To my understanding being late in any other kind of employment is warnings, write ups and termination. All Security companies in California are extremely horrible and they get away by braking laws and regulations against employee's. Security guard jobs get you nowhere unless is union regulated. Learning a trade is much better than being a rent a cop and yes most of these guards re very lazy and extremely stupid. If you begin to show signs of intelligence or common sense be careful because the supervisor will see you as a threat to his position and get rid of you.

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  • Cr
      24th of Sep, 2010

    The column of miami salaries range from blank — to blank! there is a reason — they aren't producing livable wages, and guards are intimidated from speaking out. this is another shameless company that man-renders and rapes the poor of respect and a true sustainable job! lindsay lohan needs a job-if she can get bail and keep out of a cocaine-induced funk — that would make for "elite quality guard", and would be a big step up from her orange prison jumpsuit! these [censor]-clown guard agencies are all alike-cheap, mean, and counterproductive to real security!

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  • Ra
      12th of Oct, 2010

    Eventually-the citizens of this own and nation will see all these companies fail-it is good, just and inevitable, as the economy collapses. the president wants much more in training-comprehensive varied support skills-and educated management staffs that do not hide behind "right to work"retaliatory manipulations of hiring clauses. it is known that if you abuse workers, they will turn around and swat the offenders. the folks sitting in those security offices are largely hanging on by their fingernails in the bunkers-and they are retreads doing the bidding of foreign agenda corporations. to start rehiring americans for american jobs, from the bottom up, the president needs to ship this out-sourced ownership back to hell and create a bit of protection (of jobs) that will serve those who protect. I think a little less posturing by barrack obama at the miami deli and the palatial digs of famous basketball stars-and more outlines of just how he plans to get americans working again-would be in order. until then, we citizens cannot support the democrats for reelection. the money has flown like duck feathers in the wind-but not helped the average american! miami will go bankrupt before the next budget-then what is the nation gonna due with broke and starving people?! the time to be committed and effectual is n-o-w; electing the same old "no answers" politicians is part of the problem-not a solution! in security matters, this holds true also-the old ways and managements under new slave-masters — must go!

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  • Pe
      26th of Nov, 2010

    I recently had to get done from working at Allied and they are lying to deny me my unemployment. My doctor told me I had to quit for my health immediately so I gave the doctors note to my boss on a Monday (the day the doctors note was dated) and they are claiming I quit without notice on the previous Wednesday. They aren't going to get away with this crap because I am appealing this and they are going to be sorry they messed with me.

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  • Al
      18th of Dec, 2010

    I am ashamed to work for this company! I am an Iraqi War Veteran and am currently seeking to go into some type of law enforcement career once I finish college. I was looking for some summer work between semesters when I came across allied barton on craiglist. I thought to myself ok I've worked security many times and I have experience. I even saw them on the local news and believed that they were a high profile type company. I was told to come in to start SOBC training. I had no idea what "site" I would be going to. I asked around and no one else in the class knew where they were going either. I felt like I was going to a slaughter house! On the last day of class, I was then told to go have an interview with my account manager. I told this gentlemen the days I could work and that I was still in college. I was told that I would have a full time job once I started working at this site. I began working there but not on the schedule that I told him i could work. I only put up with it and the less hours because he said that I would get more hours once the site was up and running. We were mis managed from the start. The account manager did not know his [censor] from a hole in the ground. ( and still doesn't) We are talking about a manager that will take you off your position and stick you in a position you don't work just so he can sit at his desk all night) Um that's not securing the property now is it? )Everything that every guard learned they either taught themselves from previous experience or just winged it. Fast forward to the fact that I had to fight to get a schedule that corresponded with my ability to go to school. I had told him in a note that I needed this and that type of schedule because my classes where about to begin. When he was faced with this he simply had the balls to tell me that writing him a note two weeks ago does not count because that was two weeks ago. WTF he knew from the word go that I was attending college. It was no secret I assure you! So finally I was given a nice schedule after talking to HR. Then about a month later I was really sick. I came to work anyway and in front of my supervisor I threw up everywhere! Instead of sending me home he calmly said that he would go get me some medicine. he went to the store and brought back pepto. Are you serious? I mean come on generally people who are throwing up do not take pepto! I tried to stay as long as I could but two hours until the end of my shift I called him and told him that I could not make it. He got pissed at me and said that he thought that he was going to be able to enjoy a night off! I never called out before nor ever was late to any assigned shift! He gave me a write up two weeks later over it. Then a guy was hired to do some overnight work and he was a complete and utter disgrace to anyone who gives a damn about their job. he walked around talking [censor] to people, wearing inappropriate things, and most of all not doing his job. He thought that he could sit around for two hours paid I might add and do nothing at all. I brought this to my supervisor's attention because I didnt think that it was fair or right. He was making us look like a joke! Word gets around in a small office so I began to be harrassed by a guy that didn't do his job and one that thought he could just sleep his shift away. These two individuals have caused the other guards to suffer from their actions. Mind you that my supervisor just kept sweeping things under the rug. So then I took on another shift and was told that I would have a set schedule. The harrassment continued. Now that I think about it allied barton talks a big game about not standing for harrassment and the like but when it comes down to it all they want to do is fill holes. All they need is bodies regardless if that person knows or cares about the job they are taking on. Anyway I decided that I needed to ask for a transfer to get out of the constant drama and the fact that it was having a negative impact on my life. That was all that I talked about when I got home.I couldnt eat etc. I mean some of the things that they were harrassing me about were way out of line and uncalled for. I brought all this to my supervisor and he said to me that i am better than this and that if i leave I let them win. OMG!!! So I had to take a chance in get HR involved and HR was so on my side the whole entire time until the transfer actually came to pass. I went to an interview with a new site and given the job. I was set to start training later on that week. I went to the office and did what the new manager told me to do. I got called at my shift start at my old site asking where I was. I didn't find out until later that I am not released from that old site until they find me a replacement. they have a turn over there and I mean by a massive amount. This manager will take your schedule and flip it any way he wants without telling you or at least kind of asking. He treated people like they were robots. He only cares about the big check that he will get at the end of the year when he has no over time. I mean literally people would work doubles and he would just take a day away from them before the end of the pay week. He would write you up for the smallest things but not for sleeping or harrassing or acting in a way that would get a contract revoked! When all that went down I called HR but of course everytime you call them you get their voicemail. how nice, right? I'm drving down the road and HR finally calls me back. She was the rudest person I have ever in my life encountered. Mind you I have been in the military as well as Iraq. She basically told me this mix up was my fault, that I knew the transfer policy, I couldn't transfer without a replacement and the list goes on. Um ok, well how about this... why the hell did I go to an interview if i would never get transfered anyway? Oh and she threw in the "after all I did for you this is the thanks I get". are you [censor]ing kidding me? I work for a slum employer you should be thanking me for working for you! I do not get any real benefits worth having. My pay is [censor]. oh and I pay to park at the site that I work! in the end of the conversation she told me to just report to the new site when i was suppose to start training. Oh I can see now how that would be a mix up. i am a stellar officer, i know my job and do it well, i have respect from the people that we are contracted to. But no i do not get any thanks, all i get is attitude and accusations. Allied Barton is the worst company I have ever worked for! I use to scrub toilets for a living and I wish that I was back doing that! I am seriously thinking about getting a lawyer and going to the labor board. No one should have to deal with this. HR is suppose to be an unbias enitity but really all they care about is the managers that work for them. They assume that all the officers are just [censor] little workers that could not get any other job. I am a grown adult and I did not appreciate getting talked to like I was an 18 year old needing a reality check. I summed up everything in here because really i could spend all day writing about how [censor]ed up allied barton is.

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  • Th
      29th of May, 2011

    Its like they care for you for two weeks then poof your a outsider wage is bad I can't even live in a slum lords aparment with it. very abusive. if they get wind your about to report anything bam! you got cuaght sleeping or somthing to get your fired. they always promise fast advancment. as long as you are liked from some one. been promised raise and promations "as soon as they find some one to take my place" they always lie. oh and if you want to contact the "dude" bil whitmore good luck I have already tryed to tell him whats goin on out here in cali and all you get is he is out, not there, in a meeting, they can tell him to call you back but be ready for uh lets see — never!!! if you are thinkning of joining them know that they do give you the most expensive options for helth and dentle. they will only pay between 8.50-10 dollars a hour, don't pay on every holiday. tell you if you don't come in a day your fired. o by the way you get.77 hours a full work week! for vaction. now you can be like me work for a year but guess what you ask for a day off put in the paper work for it dot the is and cross the ts then they call you and say oh we need you and then you say but I had it off this has been planned for a wile. they say well show up today or not at all. and how can you prove a verbal convosation? its your word vs. theirs. and you can't record it legaly with out telling them. and if you tell them they will say oh I will call back never agian.

    Also know they will throw your # under the bus at any given moment we are and they let us know it and feel expenable.

    God I hate this fin company worst mistake in my life

    Just here for a year then moving on, take that ab with a stick and barbed wire!!!

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  • Ch
      16th of Jun, 2011

    I've been with AlliedBarton going on four years. I am a supervisor in S.C. Allied has been good to me and the folks I work with and the ones I work under. I do agree we are under paid and the benifts suck.
    Be positive at lease you have a job, and remember everyone is human we all make mistakes. AlliedBarton in my neck of the woods is a great place to work and we have plenty of oppertunities to move up. sorry for you folks with the union and all that but its a pretty good deal here in South Carolina.

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  • So
      1st of Aug, 2011

    I'm currently working for AB, have been for a few months. Out of all my jobs, this one has some benefits but it also has a lot of negatives. The site I work at pays pretty well. But the hours scheduled to me as a flex officer are a joke. I'll get off a night shift and immediately have to go onto a day shift. Allied really does not care for its employees. I've worked 8-12 hours shifts and we aren't given lunch breaks, and regular breaks don't last that long. We have to eat at our posts which looks unprofessional. As security is involved its a complete joke. If I really wanted something from the site I'm at, it would be easy considering security probably wouldn't even notice because of the lax attitude. You may not have that attitude going in, but sitting around for 8-12 hours doing nothing because they don't give you anything to do will make the lax attitude grow. Right now I just have the job for money to move, but will never work security for this pathetic company again.

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  • Pe
      3rd of Sep, 2011

    Leaving AB was the best thing I ever did!

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  • Ci
      9th of Sep, 2011

    I notice that the majority of "stories" here are based on the people rather than the company. i've worked for ab for some time now in a site with a great team. I can't say enough good things about this company, i've never had a problem in any shape or form. the company and it's standard are a breath of fresh air in this day and age despite what the people on this site may be saying. alot of the stories go on about harassment, well if you were so harassed why not sue them?? no they sit there and go on expecting the world to fix their problems for them. if you truly have a problem at work or in life at all you have to work to fix it.

    The training I received was more than adequate and once I arrived at my site I received more training, then there is also their online training resources that are available. I say anyone stating they weren't trained needs to talk to someone about it, instead of again expecting the problem to fix itself.

    I also notice people stating they are given overnight shifts with nothing to do, well the jobs we do are dictated by the customer not ab, if the customer wants you to sit at the front desk looking pretty then that's what your paid to do and it is not ab trying to "screw" you over.

    You are told in training that if someone calls off you may be called in to fill in for them, you sign a contract agreement about this before training starts. people need to read what they sign apparently, this is a guard position if someone calls off the post needs to be filled regardless. so obviously a security company is going to have very strict attendance standards, this again is something you are informed of and sign an agreement to before training.

    I see people mentioning being fired because they were "caught sleeping only one time", well one time is all it takes for something to go wrong. our jobs are to serve and secure the people, homes and businesses of our communities and this cannot be done if you're snoozing.

    To end my little tirade here I would like to bring to attention the companies core values:

    "dare to be great!
    Growth
    Encourage individual, team and organizational growth.
    Responsibility
    Honor our service commitment to customers, employees and the community.
    Empowerment
    Offer development programs that enable employees to do their jobs with skill and confidence.
    Achievement
    Reward and recognize service excellence, team success and individual achievement.
    Trust
    Build trust, respect and integrity in every relationship and interaction."

    Everyday I have worked for this company has always met each and every one of those ideals listed, not once has that changed. I am proud to work for this company and suggest to anyone I know looking for a job to look into allied barton.

    -3 Votes
  • Pe
      9th of Sep, 2011

    I can see cieno must be a company spokesperson. for your information, I did file a complaint with the eeoc and as is usually the case, the government sided with the employer. the only hope employees have is to start a union... of course then the company threatens you by saying if you unionize then the client will terminate the contract and everyone will be out of a job. as a former supervisor I worked with people that couldn't even speak english clearly and they were just plain lazy. I don't blame them though because for the crappy wages they pay I didn't give it 100% either. they want to pay next to nothing for wages... they get next to nothing for effort.

    -1 Votes
  • Pl
      14th of Sep, 2011

    Worst company I have ever worked for. very abusive, dishonest, and misleading. if you are thinking of working for them please think twice it will be the worst mistake you ever made for an employer. vanderbilt university, fed ex, and the entire district in nashville sounds completely as described by the previous complaints I have read on here. I 'm sensible, educated, and I was scammed completely by them! leadership changes constantly, the worst turnover of any company I ever heard of anywhere! I personally saw multiple people set up while I was employed there. shame on you! I can only warn people as sincerely as I can. but the bible says god will judge those for what they have done some day. I wouldn't want to be some of the people I worked for!

    +2 Votes
  • Sp
      24th of Sep, 2011

    Well where do I start hmm I used to work for allied at vanderbilt university. I have to agree with the previous comment that allied barton is the worst company I have ever worked for in my many years in the security field. I saw an unbelievable turnover while I was there, people who I regularly spoke with who were good people! while I was there no one seemed to care if anyone did their job properly, rather just show up and cover the schedule. I personally knew of people who slept on post at the university and even left post while on the clock. I have since spoke to multiple people who are still employed there and have said account mgr has changed, but allied is the same old allied changing the schedule multiple times a week without notice, and the infamous no call no show write in on your day off. all I can say is look elsewhere if you have any sense. but don't take my word for it, if you start working for them they don't wait long to start showing you that they can and will do what ever they please to you. I have never seen a company be so dishonest and terrible to its employees. just ask anyone who has ever worked there, management change, but allied stays the same! beware

    +2 Votes
  • El
      14th of Oct, 2011

    1. Orgasmo and Camaro
    2. Cracker Jack Box Badges
    3. See-Through Uniform shirts and Paper Bag pants that turn Crotchless
    4. "I can't say yes, but I'm definately not saying no."
    5. "Dont quote me on that."
    6. " Keep em coming, Great questions."
    7. bumble bee bike polos.
    8. Issues eskimo jackets
    9. Pays employees via Visa Giftcards
    10. Online "on the job" training
    11. Security Guards for Dummies
    12. If you have a pulse, your hired
    13. Company says nothing is going to change, and then flips everything around.
    14. Low budgeted hours for officers = bonus for managers
    15. Camaro has VIP access to Panda Express.
    16. "High Tech" PDA's for report writing that no one has seen before...Riiiggghht.
    17. Lie out of their ###.
    18. Tailor your own uniforms.
    19. Lack of equipment. (no radios, duty belts, or boots)
    20. But you will get an $8 allowance every check for uniform appearance.

    Thank you Allied Barton of the Pacific Coast hahaha..joke

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  • Jd
      29th of Oct, 2011

    I agree Allied Barton the WORSE security company

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