Garda World Security

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Garda World Security Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2014
Garda World Security – “G”

Garda World Security – “G”
All Employees Current Employees Only

2.2 35 reviews

30% Approve of the CEO

Garda World Security Chairman, President, CEO Stéphan D. Crétier

Stéphan D. Crétier

(20 ratings)

30% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Garda Needs improvement

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Centreville, VA

    ProsSmaller firm in the industry with opportunity for growth

    ConsUpper management lack leadership and industry experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more involved in the daily activities and communicate with employees on a regular basis

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Security guard at golf course

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

    ProsIt 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

    ConsIt 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Decent employment, but lots of room to improve

    Security Guard (Current Employee) Hamilton, ON (Canada)

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

    ConsHamilton 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 Senior ManagementPay 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Repeated Management Reshuffling

    Pre-Board Screening Officer (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementTransparency and consistency would be appreciated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Garda World High Threat Operations

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsA reasonable balance between work rotations, conditions of work average for the industry.
    Administrative issues usually resolved quickly.

    ConsNot quite fully established with the correct positions / understanding for the high threat division.
    Regular problems with equipment supply and cost cutting due to company bid policy

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorrectly establish the high threat division and listen to much of the advice given by those put in management positions. Centralising all decision making only leads to problems, there is little point appointing managers or supervisors when they are not allowed to make decisions, this is reflected in the attitude of those further down the line toward the company.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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