Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Staff Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Memphis, TN) in January 2010.

    Interview

    Went thru an extensive hiring process for a job at their corporate offices in Memphis. I spent a lot of time and money (parking, proper attire as I heard that women can only wear skirts!!!) in hopes of getting the job. I was told about 3 weeks into the process (after I called numerous times for an update) that they decided to hire internally- maybe. They will for sure let me know by the end of the week. They never called. It is a slap in the face to the unemployed to be treated this way. Because of the disrespect I was shown after all the hoops I went thru, I will never apply to this company again. The lie detector tests and extensive personality tests for a staff position are a little ridiculous also.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Guardsmark (Washington, DC) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Guardsmark has a slow and thorough process. Several levels of review are required to secure the job and there is very little communication in between time. Local management may like a candidate but lack the authority to execute on the hire which can be frustrating. But after enough time things eventually roll around. Make sure your background is squeaky clean. The drug test is no job, there can be no gaps in your employment and every reference and previous employer will be contacted...not too mention the MMPI.

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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Guardsmark (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Application process is something serious I'll say that much, I'm used to taking a drug test pre employment but they have a pretty outrageous process overall. poly graph, a reference method that requires your references to fill out paper work, 600 question psych test etc. on top of the 35-40 page application. Personally by the time I realized how much non sense was needed to be completed I lost interest 100% 10 dollars an hour just didn't seem fit.

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    • psych test questions regarding sex life. In my opinion that's personal and I shouldn't be required to answer those types of questions. They have nothing to do with working security or one's mental stability, and I'm not applying for porn.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    After a lot of research on the company, I feel it's not for everyone. Taking a weekend to think it over, I came to the conclusion that I'd rather keep looking for a better fit opportunity. Just my opinion though, could be the perfect fit for many.

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    Marketing Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    After 7 months of intense face-to-face and phone interviews....11 interviews, one drug test, one lie-detector test...they put a hiring freeze into effect. Interviewed with two hiring managers, all of the owners of the company (via phone) and constant calls for interviews with no notice...the job was put on hold.

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    • Many tests and questions from managers and staff doctors.   Answer Question
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview is ridiculous. I wish I had read reviews here on Glassdoor before showing myself at the first interview. Apparently they liked what they saw so I was invited for a second interview. What a disappointment . 567 questionnaire and some of the most intrusive questions about my life. I hate the company before I even start working.

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    • Asking me to provide a list of prescription medications I take is not acceptable.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I will not subject myself to a company that I intuitively suspect is abusive and unfair in its operations. I can find better employment elsewhere.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Stamford, CT
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Guardsmark (Stamford, CT).

    Interview

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

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    Reasons 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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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Memphis, TN).

    Interview

    Walked in originally and then called. Continued to follow up with them and received an additional 38 page application. Submitted it, then went in for two "interviews." They were both complete waste of times. From my detailed explanation below, you will see how I was treated unfairly and never considered for the job.

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    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Orlando, FL) in January 2014.

    Interview

    13 interviews over 3 months -- still did not get the job. If you are not male, white and have previous law enforcement or FBI experience, do not apply. Everyone told me that I had the job until the CEO review. 13 interviews, psych eval, polygraph, 2 more interviews, medical and credit eval, and 8 references. Extremely invasive and not worth the time or money.

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    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    First round interview was followed by a 40 page application (people complain about this but I'm not sure why, if you aren't willing to fill out an application then you probably don't want the job that badly), then three followup interviews on-site. There was a personality test that I found to be very interesting! The questions make you think and I had not previously been interviewed in this manner. The amount of interviewing that is conducted is impressive as they seem to screen very thoroughly for a match.

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    • The interviewer asked me why I wasn't the captain of an athletic team I participated on in college.   Answer Question
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    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (San Diego, CA) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process is a bit long. A total of 3 separate interviews with 3 different levels of management. The final step is an assessment with a psychologist. A bit of a long and drawn out process. But not difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you qualified for this position? What are some of your strengths? Weaknesses?   Answer Question
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