Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Oak Brook, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Oak Brook, IL) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I received a call stating I was being offered an interview. Then three days later I had the interview which was only 3 questions. After the interview, I was told they will be in touch with me. I received a call later on that day with a job offer. The job offer was contingent to me passing a drug and background test (which took a week to complete).

    Interview Questions

    • What is your goal for working here?   1 Answer
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edina, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Guardsmark (Edina, MN) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Met at the office and worked with HR. Did a couple of easy questions and aked about availibility and wage. Did not want to be a bother so said I would work for industry standard and they gave me what other guards made. They just give everyone the same. Hard to get paid more but you don't low ball your self either.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in The Woodlands, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Guardsmark (The Woodlands, TX).

    Interview

    It was a basic one on one interview. Nothing difficult about it. You are asked plenty of good questions, questions that weed out the less desirables. The client even has input on who they want and don't want. If you have Law Enforcement or Military that is a big plus

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    Huge packet to fill out like 4 hours worth. after that you have to get certified and fingerprints done. Interview is simple. Start working at 40 without much training

    Interview Questions

    • Why should we hire you?   Answer Question
    • Q: What was one thing that they asked you?   1 Answer
    • Why do you wanna work for us?   1 Answer
    • Q: What was one thing that they asked you?   1 Answer
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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    I applied online and was invited to interview within a few days. The interview was good. The interviewers were personable. However, I was sent home with an application packet to fill out. This is where the problems began...The application is 40 pages and they ask unbelievable questions on it. In addition, they wanted me to complete a "personality" test. Wow! 567 questions that will convince you that the people who wrote these questions are ultimately the ones who need psychiatric attention! Numerous questions are about sex! And the interviewing manager informed me that they will use this so-called personality test to qualify/disqualify for promotion, so apparently it remains a part of your permanent file. In all honesty, I felt totally violated after reading over the application and the test. The most disturbing of all is that they want names, address, and phone numbers for all of your immediate family members - INCLUDING CHILDREN!!! It makes me wonder if they are going to investigate my entire family. Oh, and they want a release for your medical records, in addition to not holding them liable for any decision they make regarding the medical information! I am not comfortable providing this information to anyone and especially not to provide a written record to an employer who I am now questioning their motives.

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    Security Officer/Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Nashville, TN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark (Nashville, TN) in May 2015.

    Interview

    It was perhaps the easiest interview I've ever sat in. They asked a few questions regarding attentiveness and problem solving, but they acted like I already had the job just by my walking in. It wasn't even just the fact that I had an employee referral. I legitimately think they will hire anyone who doesn't have a criminal background and can pass a drug test.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardsmark (Cleveland, OH) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Long and very informative but not about u or the job mainly the lies they feed you to get u in the door. First off not the most trustworthy person, they ask u real personal stuff like "do u like to have sex"? How often do u have sex etc....They are in fact so personal it makes u question them and there motives

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    • none they don't ask u anything, but why do by want to leave your current employer, and then they go into making this job look AWESOME... which it's definitely NOT   1 Answer
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bay City, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Guardsmark (Bay City, MI) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Took home a video took a test returned the finished test and turned in filled out w2 and other paperwork. Within two business days was called to start training at location.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the most important thing you are looking for working with this company?   1 Answer
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Clark, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark (Clark, NJ) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Long process, multiple references needed and papers to get notarized. Hours of training videos and paperwork. About a three day process. Any gaps in work history must be explained and may also require notarization. Some positions may require a security clearance.

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    Negotiation

    No negotiations, take it or leave it.

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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in January 2015.

    Interview

    Not recommend to anone but it was as bad as i thought it was going to be but i still took the job so im not sure on why im still complaning

    Interview Questions

    • How would you handle an angry guest   1 Answer

    Negotiation

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