Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Jun 27, 2015
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    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.

    Interview Questions

    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 Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    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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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    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

    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.

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    Security Guard Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 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 Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Farmington Hills, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Farmington Hills, MI) in September 2013.

    Interview

    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

    N/A

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Guardsmark (Charlotte, NC) in August 2013.

    Interview

    Overall the Interview was very relaxed and more of a conversation to get to know my overall personality.

    Questions just covered my previous jobs held as well as my abilities and availability.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a multiple choice personality test that asked some questions that might be viewed as inappropriate. An form agreeing to take the test was required to be signed before hand. This test is required to be taken by anyone wishing to be employed by Guardsmark.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Negotiation on salary was not optional. Pay was set at a contracted amount based on the customer location.

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    Security Officer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Cleveland, OH) in April 2013.

    Interview

    The actual interview process was relatively simple. I only had one interview with the branch manager and was offered a position on the spot. The job application process, however, was incredibly thorough. The amount of paperwork was tremendous. The long-form application was longer and more in-depth than the paperwork I had to complete to obtain a security clearance for the military. References, police records checks, etc... everything was very drawn out and took almost two weeks to complete.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was relatively informal. With my previous experience, I simply had to explain why I was going from an elevated position to a part-time officer position.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. I was offered an hourly wage and accepted.

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    First Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    not too professional

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiation were needed

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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moses Lake, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark (Moses Lake, WA).

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    take it or leave it

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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.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations, take it or leave it.

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