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Updated Mar 17, 2014
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Very Difficult Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2008.

Interview Details – Guardsmark has a slow and thorough process. Several levels of review are required to secure the job and there is very little communication in between time. Local management may like a candidate but lack the authority to execute on the hire which can be frustrating. But after enough time things eventually roll around. Make sure your background is squeaky clean. The drug test is no job, there can be no gaps in your employment and every reference and previous employer will be contacted...not too mention the MMPI.

Interview Question – How would you handle a difficult client.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in September 2013.

Interview Details – Application process is something serious I'll say that much, I'm used to taking a drug test pre employment but they have a pretty outrageous process overall. poly graph, a reference method that requires your references to fill out paper work, 600 question psych test etc. on top of the 35-40 page application. Personally by the time I realized how much non sense was needed to be completed I lost interest 100% 10 dollars an hour just didn't seem fit.

Interview Question – psych test questions regarding sex life. In my opinion that's personal and I shouldn't be required to answer those types of questions. They have nothing to do with working security or one's mental stability, and I'm not applying for porn.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – After a lot of research on the company, I feel it's not for everyone. Taking a weekend to think it over, I came to the conclusion that I'd rather keep looking for a better fit opportunity. Just my opinion though, could be the perfect fit for many.


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Stamford, CT

I applied in-person and interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – Went for two interviews and I was being lied to.Drove an hour and twenty minutes wast of time.

Interview Question – starting pay rate   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – They would not tell me what was staring pay was and also they would not give me a written job agreement.


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Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Vice President Level Interview

Vice President Level
Memphis, TN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2009.

Interview Details – Length and detailed 45 page application will check it out to the nth degree. Do not bother applying if you have any criminal record, a bankruptcy or if you have even tried drugs. Many interviews expect it to take up to 3 months. Expect to meet senior management and people not directly in your areas of expertese

Negotiation Details – Not much take it or leave it some (up to 10%) flexibility on salary


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard

The process took 3 months - interviewed at Guardsmark in March 2010.

Interview Details – ok well i applied did all my paperwork back ground test finger prints payed for it the office said they would call me back in a week to two weeksi did all my work about 2 weeks befor some pepole i know but they got there jobs befor me i went over a coupel of weeks later found out that they had not recived my finger prints or back ground check and they didnt call to find out what happen it must have gotten lost and no one said any thing i had to re do all the paper work cuz it was now a new year and re do my background check and finger prints it took about 2-3 months in total

Interview Question – did i have family working for the company   View Answer

Negotiation Details – find out the pay befor hand and get it on paper i was told over the phon $10 starting i got $9 starting iv been working for years now inbetween 3-6 years and now just getting $10


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Manager Interview

Manager
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2007.

Interview Details – Extremely comprehensive and thorough. Very demanding interviews; at least seven different interviews including psychologist, HR, executive managers, and President of the company

Interview Questions

Reason for Declining – Salary compensation


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Milwaukee, WI

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – Very long process so just be patient

Interview Question – Do you play with dolls? lol it is a psychological question!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Be flexible to the scheduling!


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Rochester, NY

I applied in-person and interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – An extensive background check was conducted after submitting a lengthy application. The interview consisted of fact checking and discussion of any experience that would have direct bearing on the position to be filled.

Interview Question – Hypothetical question on character - adherence to policies if no one would know if you violated them in an interaction with a co worker.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – An offer was made based on the starting wage provided by contract with the client company.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Charlotte, NC

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2013.

Interview Details – Overall the Interview was very relaxed and more of a conversation to get to know my overall personality.

Questions just covered my previous jobs held as well as my abilities and availability.

Interview Question – There was a multiple choice personality test that asked some questions that might be viewed as inappropriate. An form agreeing to take the test was required to be signed before hand. This test is required to be taken by anyone wishing to be employed by Guardsmark.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation on salary was not optional. Pay was set at a contracted amount based on the customer location.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Cleveland, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in April 2013.

Interview Details – The actual interview process was relatively simple. I only had one interview with the branch manager and was offered a position on the spot. The job application process, however, was incredibly thorough. The amount of paperwork was tremendous. The long-form application was longer and more in-depth than the paperwork I had to complete to obtain a security clearance for the military. References, police records checks, etc... everything was very drawn out and took almost two weeks to complete.

Interview Question – The interview was relatively informal. With my previous experience, I simply had to explain why I was going from an elevated position to a part-time officer position.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I was offered an hourly wage and accepted.

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