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Guardsmark Security Officer Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 17, 2014
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Security Officer
Stamford, CT

I applied in-person and interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – Went for two interviews and I was being lied to.Drove an hour and twenty minutes wast of time.

Interview Question – starting pay rate   Answer Question

Reason 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
Charlotte, NC

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2013.

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


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Security Officer
Rochester, NY

I applied in-person and interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Hypothetical question on character - adherence to policies if no one would know if you violated them in an interaction with a co worker.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – An offer was made based on the starting wage provided by contract with the client company.


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Very Easy Interview

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Security Officer
Sharonville, OH

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed 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 Question – typically interview questions.   Answer Question


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Very Easy Interview

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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


Accepted Offer

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Security Officer
Cleveland, OH

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in April 2013.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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 Details – No negotiation. I was offered an hourly wage and accepted.


1 person found this helpful

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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?


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

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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


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Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Milwaukee, WI

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – Very long process so just be patient

Interview Question – Do you play with dolls? lol it is a psychological question!   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Be flexible to the scheduling!


Accepted Offer

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Very Easy Interview

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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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