Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    I applied online and was invited to interview within a few days. The interview was good. The interviewers were personable. However, I was sent home with an application packet to fill out. This is where the problems began...The application is 40 pages and they ask unbelievable questions on it. In addition, they wanted me to complete a "personality" test. Wow! 567 questions that will convince you that the people who wrote these questions are ultimately the ones who need psychiatric attention! Numerous questions are about sex! And the interviewing manager informed me that they will use this so-called personality test to qualify/disqualify for promotion, so apparently it remains a part of your permanent file.

    In all honesty, I felt totally violated after reading over the application and the test. The most disturbing of all is that they want names, address, and phone numbers for all of your immediate family members - INCLUDING CHILDREN!!! It makes me wonder if they are going to investigate my entire family. Oh, and they want a release for your medical records, in addition to not holding them liable for any decision they make regarding the medical information! I am not comfortable providing this information to anyone and especially not to provide a written record to an employer who I am now questioning their motives.

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    Security Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oregon, OH
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Guardsmark (Oregon, OH).

    Interview

    The interview was a surprise after a long night shift for the same company. The interview itself was very unorganized and scenarios asked were unrealistic. Only 2 of us applied for the position and after the other person quit I thought I would get the job. But after about 2 months of being told to hold on and them waiting on a current supervisor I just assume that I'm not getting it. Yet they promoted another to supervisor for a different opening the same day the prior one quit.

    Interview Questions

    • What if there was a serious problem with one of your employees and you told me (the site manager) and I refused to do anything about it?   1 Answer
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    Security Officer/Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark (Nashville, TN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It was perhaps the easiest interview I've ever sat in. They asked a few questions regarding attentiveness and problem solving, but they acted like I already had the job just by my walking in. It wasn't even just the fact that I had an employee referral. I legitimately think they will hire anyone who doesn't have a criminal background and can pass a drug test.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardsmark (Cleveland, OH) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Long and very informative but not about u or the job mainly the lies they feed you to get u in the door. First off not the most trustworthy person, they ask u real personal stuff like "do u like to have sex"? How often do u have sex etc....They are in fact so personal it makes u question them and there motives

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    • none they don't ask u anything, but why do by want to leave your current employer, and then they go into making this job look AWESOME... which it's definitely NOT   1 Answer
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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    After 7 months of intense face-to-face and phone interviews....11 interviews, one drug test, one lie-detector test...they put a hiring freeze into effect. Interviewed with two hiring managers, all of the owners of the company (via phone) and constant calls for interviews with no notice...the job was put on hold.

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    • Many tests and questions from managers and staff doctors.   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    Met with the branch manager, he had a few questions but mostly wanted to review the qualifications I had listed on my resume. Seemed relatively simple... ultimately I withdrew my candidacy as the job seemed really boring. Also.. accruing 1 week of vacation for your first couple years is a terrible policy.

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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in January 2015.

    Interview

    Not recommend to anone but it was as bad as i thought it was going to be but i still took the job so im not sure on why im still complaning

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle an angry guest   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Great bot bad

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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (San Diego, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is a bit long. A total of 3 separate interviews with 3 different levels of management. The final step is an assessment with a psychologist. A bit of a long and drawn out process. But not difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you qualified for this position?
      What are some of your strengths? Weaknesses?
       
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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    The hiring process is the most ridiculous procedure anyone will ever endure. Having been former member of the US intelligence service, the Guardsmark is much more painful. If you are considering filling in the application process you must verify your life back to age 18 - employment, neighbors, residences, everything. Then they ask you more questions on your medical history. Not just a few but pages and pages and pages of probing and personal questions. YOu don't have to fill these out until they say they are going to hire you, so they dance around that HR issue. If you haven't gone home yet they let you answer a 500+ personality test - "When you beat your husband do you like it or just enjoy it?" Not really but it seems like it.

    This is a great company if it was 1985. Paperwork by the Redwood forest and corporate HQ must review and accept everything. If you doubt how backward this company is just go check out their web site: www.guardsmark.com Your impression of the web site is exactly what the company is - stuck in the 1980's.

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    • The whole process but especially the multi-page medical questionnaire and the 500+ plus personality profile   1 Answer
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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    Walked in originally and then called. Continued to follow up with them and received an additional 38 page application. Submitted it, then went in for two "interviews." They were both complete waste of times. From my detailed explanation below, you will see how I was treated unfairly and never considered for the job.

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