Garda World Security

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Garda World Security Reviews in Canada

Updated November 7, 2014
Updated November 7, 2014
48 Reviews
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Garda World Security Chairman, President, CEO Stéphan D. Crétier
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  1.  

    No training, lack of respect, poor wage

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Garda World Security full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They will hire anyone who can pass the mirror test. This job is a stepping stone for the unexperienced.

    Cons

    No site training, management in disarray. Trying to contact scheduling is a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with the employees that are making these contracts possible. provide site specific training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Screening Officer

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    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -Pays Well -Ability to make own schedule

    Cons

    -Poor management -No chance of growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Better management training for the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Gardaworld Security Guard

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garda World Security

    Pros

    Depends on your position and site, typically expect night shift hours if just starting

    Cons

    Disrespect from some members of the public

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A Site specific

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  5.  

    The company motto says "integrity", but I see little of it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marine Facility Security Officer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Marine Facility Security Officer in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of work, high turnover in managers, who come and go and only try to make themselves look good.

    Cons

    average pay, many payroll errors caused by site supervisors not submitting hours correctly. The managers commit errors that put contracts at risk.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Evaluate your staff, promote based on competency and experience. Identify the poor performers and remove them from sensitive contracts.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Security guard at golf course

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Bedford, NS (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Bedford, NS (Canada)

    I worked at Garda World Security part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    It was easy work, not stressful or to demanding. I got to be outside in the sun all day out in the country. I never had to deal with anyone being violent or belligerent. My supervisor seemed like a nice, genuine guy

    Cons

    It was very boring work, mostly I just stood around. It was not fulfilling, and I definitely would not want to be doing it for the rest of my life.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Decent employment, but lots of room to improve

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Hamilton, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Hamilton, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly management. The company values employee safety and training. Benefits are decent. Full-time employment is stable and reliable.

    Cons

    Hamilton area is ridiculously over-staffed. Part-time employment is abysmal. Cannot find job positions anywhere since there is a line-up of a hundred workers looking for positions ahead of you. Management rarely returns phone calls or emails. Frequent errors with payroll that take weeks to correct. Security guards are underpaid and have no room for upward growth. Majority of security guards have extremely poor language skills in an industry where clear communication is an absolute necessity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees a competitive wage. Stop hiring new employees when you're already over-staffed. Stop hiring under-trained and unqualified people for positions. Re-train your payroll staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Repeated Management Reshuffling

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Garda World Security full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great social atmosphere. Diverse employee base from many nations. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Disorganized management during continual reshuffling processes and contract negotiations. Improvements were made recently and stability is impoving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and consistency would be appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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