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I have been fortunate to be at a fantastic base, have nothing but positive to say about the work environment everyone has been welcoming and helpful. Training can be stressful but once your passed that everything else comes easily.
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Dysfunctional work environment

Day at work - 8 hrs sometimes overtime if planes are late. Downtime is very boring. What I learned - that they all deserve each other.Management - invisible, ineffective, in bed with the unionWorkplace culture - zero growth opportunities, bad attitudes and bad behaviors. Hardest part of the job - Most enjoyable part of the job - going home




To much complaining
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Based on 208 survey responses
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Doesn't live up to the company mission statement & core values

Day at work - sign in get ready to process air travelers, process air travelers for 8 plus. Hrs sign out. Go homeWhat I learned - depends on down time training.Management - non existent, unsupportive, out of touch , non inclusive Hardest part of job - nothing Most enjoyable part of job - the air travelers


Free parking


Can be boring and long hours
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Not worth it

Would be a decent place to work if they paid fair market value for certain sites and if management was supportive and professional. I cared more about maintaining the companies integrity with their clients than management did.
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What is the best part of working at the company?A lot of opportunity to grow, diversity of the tasks. Every days is different What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Screening process, learning programs What is a typical day like for you at the company?Every days are different, no monotony
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they use you , you hope to have full time steady job. they lied

work for two weeks then you are nothing. no work. don't work here. they don't like intelligent people. management in edmonton has hard time understanding basic English. they force you to quit.


they lied
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Fun and exciting

Working security l with allied is fun and engaging it’s not like every other security company they care about you as a human. They consider your hours and
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Supportive and appreciated

What is the best part of working at the company?Communication, fair wages , company support .What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The incedent s that occured doing certain sites What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Good work environment , multi cultural What is a typical day like for you at the company? 8-12 hrs a day, 5-6 days a week
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Stressfull workplace

The work is easy and there are not many tasks, but the behavior of the colleagues is unbearable and not friendly until you want to cry. They don't like answering your question or help you. They made a stressful workplace, and in my opinion it’s not a good place to work.
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Good and flexible

I worked as a floater and that was the best thing. Very low restrictions and watch from management. Working as a floater was like working self employed. Nobody to report or supervise you. Worked for 2 year till now I don’t know who was my supervisor or manager. Just know the scheduler to pick up shifts. 10/10 if you want stress free job.
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Cut your hours without notice: from 40h to 16h per week

The job security is non existent as they will completely reduce your hours from full time to auxiliary without notice. Overall not a bad job but the management and job security must improve.
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Good Management

Well organized company. If you are an individual who takes the job seriously its a great company for getting more knowledge. Also required training is also given. Response to emails, extra shift coverage , good pay are few advantages.


employee perks like discounts coupons are offered


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What is the best part of working at the company?The people you work with ! Some of the staff is amazing What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The management ! The worst managed company I have ever worked for ! What is the work environment and culture like at the company?I would rather not answer this question !What is a typical day like for you at the company?Stressful and very busy most times
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Good place if you work hard

Good place to work if you are willing to work hard and put in the hours. Manager is responsible and team is good. Work is steady and I'm happy to be part of the team
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Opportunity to grow, poor management

Lots of opportunity to move around in the organization and grow within. However, they do not provide the resources and support needed to be successful in your role. Low pay and poor management.
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Phenomenal, and a place to grow a career

What is the best part of working at the company?Amazing people and team culture; across the organization, there is support. New hires are encouraged to ask and learn. Leadership is both credible and embraces change where neededWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Work is meant to be challenging, and the security industry has many competitors and barriers. But the collaboration and approach here at Allied Universal sets it apart. Again, amazing peopleWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Actions enable results, and success starts with trying and never giving up, togetherWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Results based. Time spent engaging with team is important to drive collaboration.
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Management Transitions Bad/ DOES NOT KNOW HOW TO MANAGE

I recently had the misfortune of working at AUS and I can confidently say that it was an experience I would not wish upon my worst enemy. The root cause of my misery? The utterly inept and clueless management seems to have been plucked from the bottom of the barrel.From the moment I stepped into the office, it was abundantly clear that the management had no idea what they were doing. Communication was a trainwreck, with contradictory instructions being handed down daily. It felt like the left hand had never met the right, and both were more interested in playing a sadistic game of office politics than helping their employees succeed.The lack of clear direction and leadership was palpable. It was as if the management had never heard of the concept of setting goals or providing any semblance of guidance. When I attempted to seek clarification or express my concerns, I was met with blank stares and shrugged shoulders – a true testament to their lack of understanding and ability to handle even the most basic of managerial tasks.Micromanagement was another delightful aspect of my time at AUS. Instead of empowering employees to do their best work, the management seemed intent on hovering over our shoulders like vultures waiting for the slightest misstep. This stifled creativity and innovation and created an atmosphere of constant fear and anxiety.The icing on the cake was their complete disregard for work-life balance. Late-night emails, weekend calls, and unrealistic deadlines were the norm. It was as if the management had no respect for their employees' personal lives, and - 


NOTHING All about promises


False Promises with SALARY RAISE. Lack of Direction and Guidance, Poor Communication, Unrealistic Expectations, Lack of Recognition and Growth, Inconsistent Decision-Making
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Good Work Place

I feel that they treat employees fairly, give equal opportunity, and every process is quick including vacation pay. You also can choose your preferred work location, as vacancies arise.
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A class room of Preschool kids have better efficiency skills and organizational skills. 30+ Managers resugned in less than two months for a reason.

What is the best part of working at the company?Meeting new people, making new friends.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?If you question, or have any concerns about anything corporate related, you are pulled into meetings and politically correctly told to keep quietWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company? Back stabbing. Broken promises, constant lies from upper management. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Frustration to find staff to run a checkpoint efficiently.
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Opportunity to learn more!

What is the best part of working at the company?Working hours though permanent part time, allows to balance personal life and work continuously with no leave required frequently!What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Online training! Link doesn't work effectively and time lapse on trying to get connected. No prior guidance or information through primary email.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Appreciate the multi cultural environment and to know about various emotional sensitivities in human interactions & how it has been dealt induce interest in observing and listening with open ears and physical presence.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Visual presence at scheduled hours at worksite to watch all customers and observe all occurrences - keenly watch angry situations and protect initially by talking in a polite manner to diffuse the anger or if uncontrollable, take notes on clues & hints on actual/real happenings to help further investigation. Main focus: Observe, protect & report on unsafe happenings!
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Agence non fiable

Problème de comptabilité, d'assurance, avoir quelqu'un est de l'ordre du miracle.A fuir, ils ne paient pas les vacances, il a fallu aller jusqu'à porter plainte
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Official response from Allied Universal

2 August 2023
Nous sommes désolés que vous ayez vécu cette expérience. Nous partagerons ces retours avec nos équipes de direction afin de nous améliorer.

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Based on 34,910 reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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