The largest American owned security company is Allied-Barton Security services. The company is a conglomeration of Barton, Spectaguard, Initial and Allied Security. In 1977 Barton Protective Services was founded.
Three years later Spectaguard was founded. Spectaguard acquired Allied Security in 2000, making it the third largest security company in the United States. In 2004 Allied acquired Barton Protective Services and forms Allied-Barton Security Services making it the largest contract security services company in the United States. Two years later they added to their company bay acquiring Initial Security.
Today the company is headquartered in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania and employs about 50,000 people nationwide.
The biggest employment opportunity that you will find with Allied-Barton Security services is of course their security officer positions.
Because they contract out to different clients you may find yourself working on contract with a company that is not Allied-Barton. Never fear, you will still be an employee of Allied, they simply will have you working at the client’s site.
Depending on the site you may have to be armed if that is the case your supervisor will let you know. One of the best things about working with this company is the training you’ll receive. You don’t have to worry about not knowing what to do the first day your on assignment.
If you don’t feel that you’re cut out for the wild world of being a security officer never fear. There are other positions available to choose from. This company exists to work with clients and therefore needs someone to for the clients to talk directly with. An account manager is the point person for the clients to contact about their account. As an account manager you’ll be the single contact point for your accounts and your job is to make sure that they are getting the security and protection they deserve.
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