Guardian Protection Services
3.2 of 5 25 reviews
www.guardianprotection.com Warrendale, PA 500 to 999 Employees

Guardian Protection Services Reviews

Updated Dec 28, 2013

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81% Approve of the CEO

Guardian Protection Services CEO Russell L. Cersosimo

Russell L. Cersosimo

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58% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great Potential Just not in this City

Sales and Technician (Former Employee)
San Antonio, TX

I worked at Guardian Protection Services full-time for less than a year

ProsAutonomy, great commission, great support system, warm leads

ConsUpper management (as with all sales jobs) is driven by numbers. Expectations unreasonable in certain low income Texas cities in the South.

Advice to Senior ManagementA master salesman isn't made overnight

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good place to work

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Warrendale, PA

I worked at Guardian Protection Services as a contractor for more than 5 years

ProsNice friendly people, enjoyable atmosphere and working conditions, not micro managed and ability to work with a style that suits you.

ConsDoes not seem to have the desire, management, and drive to become big in this industry. Raises not meeting cost of living and not based on performance. Check the wind gauge for direction of managerial decisions

Advice to Senior ManagementAct upon the common folks advice/suggestions because sometimes it's better than your direction.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good for the money

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Warrendale, PA

I have been working at Guardian Protection Services

ProsCompared to other companies, good starting salary
immediate use of paid sick and vacation days
cheap medical and dental coverage

Consraises are even for everyone, better works earn the same raise as the worse worker
alot of miscommunication between management and employees
some policies and procedures make no sense and only frustrate customers and employees
not all departments are treated the same

Advice to Senior ManagementHold all departments accountable and reward those who earn it instead of everyone.

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OKAY Place to Work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Warrendale, PA

I have been working at Guardian Protection Services

ProsSmall company
recruit good talent from other similiar companies
reputable company
many different departments to "try" out
many years of tenure across the existing staff

ConsBenefits/ time off are not competitive- No short term disability
Executive staff takes themselves way too seriously (reserved parking spot, water cooler only in executive wing) no cups for water or coffee for the rest of the staff
Penny wise pound foolish
front line employees not recognized

Advice to Senior ManagementAttracting good talent is more than "stealing" managers from other companies- look inside to recruit and promote from within- remember your people are your best resource and it is important to find ways to retain talent. Vacation time is a huge stinger

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Decent Company, very little room for advancement

Customer Service Representative (Former Employee)

I worked at Guardian Protection Services full-time for more than a year

ProsShift bids, tons of shift to choose from

ConsVery little room for advancement, seniority doesn't matter at all

Advice to Senior Managementreward the reps that stay with the company,

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limited growth and earning potential

Operations Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at Guardian Protection Services

Prosmost everyone is hard working

Conseveryone is stretched to their limit for workload. parent company does not want to hire additional support. minimal pay increases which are not even based on merit.

Advice to Senior Managementto armstrong: give your people some support and stop squeezing blood from a turnip

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