Robert Sanchez, Regional Human Resources Manager — Allied Universal® Janitorial Services
United States Marine Corps
When fellow veterans ask Robert Sanchez about the reasons to work for Allied Universal®, he gives two responses. First, there are plentiful opportunities to grow not just a job, but a career as the company continues to expand on a global scale. Second, the transition from the military to the civilian security industry is not as difficult as expected.
Robert decided to join the U.S., Marine Corps because of the 9/11 attacks and to help support his family financially. During his 15-year enlistment, Robert attained the rank of Staff Sergeant while serving as an Artillery Cannoneer (0811), Administrative Specialist (0111) and Career Planner (4821). He served in two combat tours during Operation Iraqi Freedom and one combat tour during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. During his second tour in Iraq, he was wounded twice in improvised explosive device attacks as his unit conducted mounted vehicle operations.
Robert joined Allied Universal in 2019 as a Human Resources Coordinator, was quickly promoted to his current role as a Human Resources Manager and has his sights set on a career path to become either an HR Vice President or HR Business Partner.
“The Marine Corps holds a long-lasting tradition in instilling values, ethics, and leadership development for all its service members, and Marine Corps leadership principles have helped guide me to make the best decision possible when considering the needs of the company while looking out for the welfare of employees,” Robert said. “I also believe professional development is always important. Knowing your strengths as well as your weaknesses, while working to improve yourself, speaks volumes.”
When asked what he likes most about working for Allied Universal, Robert states: “It’s the diversity. In the short time I've worked here, I've had a chance to meet and work with some amazing people from a variety of backgrounds, and networking has made it possible to build and sustain some long-lasting relationships that have been beneficial in my career choices.”