Garda World Security Reviews

Updated April 15, 2015
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Garda World Security Chairman, President, CEO Stéphan D. Crétier
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  1. Good spot for people looking for high paying part time work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to add shifts onto your mandatory 20 hrs per week to a maximum of 40
    Fun people to work with on the line
    See a lot of interesting things every shift
    Gain quantifiable experience for Law Enforcement Agencies (ie. Police, Corrections, Special Constables, CBSA, etc)
    24/7 work cycle

    Cons

    Union is not very good
    Nickel and Dime you for every quarter hour
    Tough to figure out what shifts are available
    Scheduling department is not very smart, frequently screws screeners over with the gaps between shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Improve scheduling departments effectiveness.
    Get a handle on the weekly budget CATSA provides you with.

  2. Its a good company but now I am waiting for a job and I need to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Agent in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Agent in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Its a good company but when you are new, you have to wait for a job

    Cons

    When you are not working, the waiting is killing me

    Advice to Management

    We need a regular job

  3. I have seen worse, But so far the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The entry wage is pretty fair to be honest, they don't let you play out of your league and it is a very strict customer service oriented sites, unless if you are working downtown which is a very unique environment for each and every site. But they don't force you to do something you cannot handle.

    Cons

    I don't really see my self advancing to higher positions in this company, the more advance positions (such as mobile and screening) in this company need long term dedication with not half decent pay and a lot of work load. It is really a shame, when you realize you will jump aboard to other companies that are offering more.

    Advice to Management

    I am fairly aware of the contract competition, but I would just like to say, It is a job, and not very much a career, the money is what most of the people are in here for.

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  5. Decent and fair

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Coordinator in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time (more than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Management is actually involved and cares what employees thing.

    Cons

    Some site are not suited for any guard and some people you work with are not theft good.

    Advice to Management

    Remove the poor performers so the rest of us who do hard work can be seen.

  6. Great introduction to the industry for those pursuing enforcement services career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard
    Former Employee - Security Guard

    I worked at Garda World Security

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    climate for communication was always friendly and welcomed.
    Accommodated a student schedule.
    Benefits for full time employees was good
    Unionized environment was very helpful

    Cons

    - No benefits for part time employees
    - Inadequate equipment forced some employees to use own money to purchase tools and materials.

    Advice to Management

    - consider implementing benefits for part time employees
    - Improve resources available for career advancement
    - more on the job training

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