Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Guardsmark (Washington, DC) in January 2008.

    Interview

    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.

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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardsmark (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    Reasons 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.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Guardsmark (Stamford, CT).

    Interview

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

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    Reasons 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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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview is ridiculous. I wish I had read reviews here on Glassdoor before showing myself at the first interview. Apparently they liked what they saw so I was invited for a second interview. What a disappointment . 567 questionnaire and some of the most intrusive questions about my life. I hate the company before I even start working.

    Interview Questions

    • Asking me to provide a list of prescription medications I take is not acceptable.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I will not subject myself to a company that I intuitively suspect is abusive and unfair in its operations. I can find better employment elsewhere.

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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    First round interview was followed by a 40 page application (people complain about this but I'm not sure why, if you aren't willing to fill out an application then you probably don't want the job that badly), then three followup interviews on-site. There was a personality test that I found to be very interesting! The questions make you think and I had not previously been interviewed in this manner. The amount of interviewing that is conducted is impressive as they seem to screen very thoroughly for a match.

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    • The interviewer asked me why I wasn't the captain of an athletic team I participated on in college.   Answer Question
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    Vice President Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Memphis, TN) in June 2009.

    Interview

    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

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

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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Guardsmark in March 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • did i have family working for the company   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    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

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Los Angeles, CA) in June 2007.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Salary compensation

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark (Milwaukee, WI).

    Interview

    Very long process so just be patient

    Interview Questions

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

    Negotiation

    Be flexible to the scheduling!

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Guardsmark (Rochester, NY).

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Hypothetical question on character - adherence to policies if no one would know if you violated them in an interaction with a co worker.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

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

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