Guardsmark
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Guardsmark Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 30, 2014
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Average Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
New York, NY

I applied online - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2013.

Interview Details – I had a total of 3 interview and a week of paper work and since hired, never missed a night.

Interview Question – Expectation that I would look for in my potion or potion I'm seeking.   Answer Question

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Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Stamford, CT

I applied in-person and interviewed at Guardsmark.

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

Interview Question – starting pay rate   Answer Question

Reason 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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No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Business Development Manager Interview

Business Development Manager
Orlando, FL

I applied in-person and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2014.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – How do you view life?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Charlotte, NC

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2013.

Interview Details – Overall the Interview was very relaxed and more of a conversation to get to know my overall personality.

Questions just covered my previous jobs held as well as my abilities and availability.

Interview Question – There was a multiple choice personality test that asked some questions that might be viewed as inappropriate. An form agreeing to take the test was required to be signed before hand. This test is required to be taken by anyone wishing to be employed by Guardsmark.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Negotiation on salary was not optional. Pay was set at a contracted amount based on the customer location.

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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Rochester, NY

I applied in-person and interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details – An extensive background check was conducted after submitting a lengthy application. The interview consisted of fact checking and discussion of any experience that would have direct bearing on the position to be filled.

Interview Question – Hypothetical question on character - adherence to policies if no one would know if you violated them in an interaction with a co worker.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – An offer was made based on the starting wage provided by contract with the client company.

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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Ssecurity Officer Interview

Ssecurity Officer
New York, NY

I applied in-person - interviewed at Guardsmark in March 2009.

Interview Details – guardsmark won't tell you how they really treat there employees.
they will lead you you to think there are advancement potential opportunities and there isn't.

Interview Question – there were none. just a 300 question booklet to complete, which just asked the same questions over just different ways.   View Answer

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

First Shift Supervisor Interview

First Shift Supervisor

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in February 2013.

Interview Details – not too professional

Interview Question – none were difficult for me   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation were needed

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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Vice President Level Interview

Vice President Level
Memphis, TN

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2009.

Interview Details – Length and detailed 45 page application will check it out to the nth degree. Do not bother applying if you have any criminal record, a bankruptcy or if you have even tried drugs. Many interviews expect it to take up to 3 months. Expect to meet senior management and people not directly in your areas of expertese

Negotiation Details – Not much take it or leave it some (up to 10%) flexibility on salary

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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Fort Lauderdale, FL

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in September 2013.

Interview Details – 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.

Interview Question – 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

Reason 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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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Sharonville, OH

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in December 2009.

Interview Details – it's very simple. have to take a test to get your guard card but its very simple, all common sense.

Interview Question – typically interview questions.   Answer Question

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