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Updated Mar 17, 2014
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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Memphis, TN

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – There was no interview-type questions. Just a review of the application.   View Answer


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Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Sterling Heights, MI

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed 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!


1 person found this helpful

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Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in May 2012.

Interview Details – Interview was minimal, a few questions about my background.

Interview Question – None, everything was background related.   Answer Question

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.


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Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Las Vegas, NV

I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – 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.


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Very Easy Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – The interview was a breeze, but the hiring process took 28+ hours

Interview Question – What are your goals.   Answer Question


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Very Easy Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Moses Lake, WA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – Craigslist
Meet> Application
half day company training and testing
Start next day
Site training half day
Temp license
Full license

Interview Question – Are you breathing?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – take it or leave it


1 person found this helpful

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Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Chantilly, VA

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2012.

Interview Details – Interview with HR Manager
Polygraph exam
Psychological exam
Criminal Record Check
Testing/Exams
Fingerprinting

Interview Question – Tell me about your past experiences?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

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Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Kansas City, MO

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in November 2009.

Interview Details – I went in to the Guardsmark main building downtown in person with an application. They contacted me within a week to interview and fill out paperwork for employment. I had to obtain a Private Security License, pass a background check (although I don't think very thorough, I worked with some folks that looked like they straight off the street and took drugs).

Once I got done with that, they sent me to a client facility to work and told me nothing about the job I would be doing. Once I got there the job was an outside post and you would literally guard parked cars all day.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – When can you start?


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Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Zanesville, OH

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2012.

Interview Details – just had to fill out the paperwork. As long as you had no criminal background due to the nature of the job, and they needed guards you was hired.

Interview Question – I had no type of interview whatsoever   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
York, PA

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in April 2012.

Interview Details – Was asked when I could start so, I started.

Interview Question – Wasn't really asked any questions except on the application which was a 3 day event.   Answer Question

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