Guardsmark
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Guardsmark Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2014

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Staff Writer Interview

Staff Writer
Memphis, TN

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2010.

Interview Details – Went thru an extensive hiring process for a job at their corporate offices in Memphis. I spent a lot of time and money (parking, proper attire as I heard that women can only wear skirts!!!) in hopes of getting the job. I was told about 3 weeks into the process (after I called numerous times for an update) that they decided to hire internally- maybe. They will for sure let me know by the end of the week. They never called. It is a slap in the face to the unemployed to be treated this way. Because of the disrespect I was shown after all the hoops I went thru, I will never apply to this company again. The lie detector tests and extensive personality tests for a staff position are a little ridiculous also.

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Accounting Interview

Accounting

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – Initial interview with HR was an easy and friendly experience, but the company's recruitment process is ridiculous. I understand the need for having heavy screening for security officers, but do I really need to be hooked up to a polygraph for an office position??? You will have to fill out a 40 page application, and you will be asked about if you have ever taken drugs, ever taken prescription meds that were not yours, have you ever seen a psychiatrist. The whole process is extremely invasive and unnecessary.

On top of all this, women are not allowed to wear pants in the corporate office. I don't even see how that is legal. This is 2013, not the Mad Men era.

Interview Question – Have you ever seen a psychiatrist?   Answer Question

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Business Development Manager Interview

Business Development Manager
Orlando, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2014.

Interview Details – 13 interviews over 3 months -- still did not get the job. If you are not male, white and have previous law enforcement or FBI experience, do not apply. Everyone told me that I had the job until the CEO review. 13 interviews, psych eval, polygraph, 2 more interviews, medical and credit eval, and 8 references. Extremely invasive and not worth the time or money.

Interview Question – How do you view life?   Answer Question

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Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
New York, NY

I applied online - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2013.

Interview Details – I had a total of 3 interview and a week of paper work and since hired, never missed a night.

Interview Question – Expectation that I would look for in my potion or potion I'm seeking.   Answer Question

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Ssecurity Officer Interview

Ssecurity Officer
New York, NY

I applied in-person - interviewed at Guardsmark in March 2009.

Interview Details – guardsmark won't tell you how they really treat there employees.
they will lead you you to think there are advancement potential opportunities and there isn't.

Interview Question – there were none. just a 300 question booklet to complete, which just asked the same questions over just different ways.   View Answer

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Human Resources Generalist Interview

Human Resources Generalist
Kirkland, WA

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in July 2010.

Interview Details – I completed a phone interview and was called back in for a one on one interview. I was told the process would take about 3 weeks for them to do callbacks for a 3rd interview and that they would be in touch. I never received another call from them after that. I wouldn't have accepted the job anyway because they don't offer vacation time until you have been there for 2 years.

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Internal Audit Interview

Internal Audit

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2012.

Interview Details – Reception of the HR personnel was warm, details offered of the company's focus to see if it aligns with the interviewees then was called in for panel interview.

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Guard Interview

Guard
Kalamazoo, MI

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in March 2008.

Interview Details – applied on line. they called me back a day later. I went down to the officer. they asked me the basic questions like what would you do in a frustraing situation. I told them what they wanted to hear. They were all nice but I never got a call back. I liked what they had to offer.

Interview Question – what do you like about yourself?   View Answer

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Merchandiser Interview

Merchandiser

The process took 4 months - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2012.

Interview Details – video, asked questions, preview of job at a specific location.

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