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Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process at the time I applied was very detailed and thorough. If you have all your documents with you at the time of the interview, you will be sent out for drug screening and polygraph testing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They basically, at that time, let you know what you would be doing, what your salary would be according to what site you are working at, and issue you your uniform.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  2.  

    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    • The whole process but especially the multi-page medical questionnaire and the 500+ plus personality profile   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
  3.  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    The first day was meant to be simply dropping off a resume. Once the HR guy looked over my resume, he had me fill out a job application. I was called a few days later for an interview. Pretty general interview to say the least. Next step was taking a psychological examination which consisted of over 300 questions asking me things such as "Have you thought of killing yourself (at least 10 times), do you hear voices in your head, do you think people are following you, have you tried to commit suicide"... I never found out the results but I assumed that i "passed". After that I had to get a drug test and get finger printed by the local PD. Once the results from the test came back I was called in for the training which consisted of watching multiple videos about how to do the job according to the company. A few days later I received my uniforms and conducted training at my job sight.

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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  5.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was asked when I could start so, I started.

    Interview Questions
    • Wasn't really asked any questions except on the application which was a 3 day event.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sharonville, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sharonville, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardsmark in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    it's very simple. have to take a test to get your guard card but its very simple, all common sense.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    First Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    not too professional

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation were needed
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    Guardsmark spent nearly two weeks with the hiring process. I arrived and was given a "pre-interview" application that was about 2 pages. Filled it out then spoke with the HR guy. I guess that was the interview because there never was anything like an official interview after that. After than I filled out the FOURTY page application that required 8 references and job and address history for the last 10 years. Later I took a polygraph test which was pretty much a "did you lie on your application" type questions. Then I also did the 500+ question personality test. Eventually I had to watch about 4 hours worth of "Training films" which were filled with common sense question. Photographs and uniforms came later. Nearly two weeks after I applied I was given a post assignment. All in all the process could have been done in 2-3 days but they can not organize anything at the office and everything takes forever.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no interview-type questions. Just a review of the application.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Pretty short process, longest part was the book of an application.

    Applied at main office one day and was told there was nothing available. Got a call the next morning as my resume was passed on and went for interview on the following Monday. started work the next week.

    Negotiation Details
    What negotiation? There was none. Number one sign you may be headed to the wrong job!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview was minimal, a few questions about my background.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    not definative at all they just told me to come in the following monday to get cpr, aed, and first aid certified. Even at this point i did not know if i had the job.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardsmark in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    The most paperwork I've ever done to get a job due to the extensive background checks. There's even a quirky personality/psychoanalysis test that's about 150 questions or something. The interviews with Guardsmark are pretty short and straightforward. Since they've already done a background check and all that, if they call you in for an interview you're probably golden as long as you don't do or say something offensive or illegal during the interview. Client interviews are separate; although they're rare, they can happen, and those interviews are usually for the high-class, posh jobs. Clients are usually very understanding and as willing to work with the needs of Guardsmark and its employees as Guardsmark is with clients but some clients (particularly the ones that have their own interview process) can also be eccentric, paranoid, fickle, or just picky.

    Interview Questions
    • There was once a client who asked me what plans I had for the future. Not a weird question per se, but the answer the client sought was different than what I had imagined. I like to answer this type of question with something that shows I have a drive to improve myself and a marked interest in looking at the bigger picture. Real ambition.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    Pay varies by which site you are posted at, but you can opt to be a "floater" which has a set pay rate. Floaters are trained at several different sites and in a town with many clients, there's good money in it, as you fill time slots when guards are absent due to emergencies and such.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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