I worked for Allied Barton Security Services (which later became Allied Universal via merger) for about 8 years. I started off in Illinois for the Wildwood office and transfered to Milwaukee WI when an opertunity opened up. When I first started I, like everyone, paid a $125 “deposit” for our uniforms. Allied is somewhat particular in that the company issues you your uniforms, and the uniform issued is dependant on the specific site you are posted to. So if you work for ABC Telecomunications it will have a different uniform then XYZ Manfucturing; either way you still pay a $125 deposit. My first account lasted for a bit under a year, and when I was done I moved up to Milwaukee. When this happened I turned in my old uniforms, and had new ones issued from the Milwaukee office. However, the $125 “deposit” was never refunded. Instead I had to pay an additional $125 “deposit” for my new uniforms from Milwaukee. I spoke to my Account Manager, Operations Manager, Human Resources and even the VP in charge of the Milwaukee office as a whole…. nobody had any idea what was going on and I was never refunded the first $125 deposit. Fast forward 7 years later and when I left the company (now Allied Universal) I have not seen a single cent of the first $125 that went missing, nor of the second $125 “deposit”. It has been 30 days since I have left the company. I have called the Milwaukee office HR department 9 times in the last 4 days. Apparently the entire HR staff is either “in meetings” or “unavaliable”, every, single, time, I, call. I get forwarded to a voice mail box which is always full. Every. Single. Time. I. Call. The company headquarters has a phone tree that I cannot penetrate. Nobody answeres faxs. This has gone beyond simple bumbling into the realm of a scam.
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