Guardsmark Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2014
Updated Mar 30, 2014
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    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Guard Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Anonymous Employee in Kalamazoo, MI
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Kirkland, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Kirkland, WA
    Application Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internal Audit Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Ssecurity Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Questions
    • there were none. just a 300 question booklet to complete, which just asked the same questions over just different ways.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Questions
    • Expectation that I would look for in my potion or potion I'm seeking.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I interviewed in-person. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Staff Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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