I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark.
Interview Details – I was already an employee with Guardsmark, this was supposedly a promotion. I interviewed with a manager and received an offer the same day. I started in the new posiiton within one week. I didnt get my correct payor title for another 3 months though.
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiations. Pay was 45k.
I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark.
Interview Details – Very long process so just be patient
Interview Question – Do you play with dolls? lol it is a psychological question! Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Be flexible to the scheduling!
Very Easy Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2012.
Interview Details – Interview was minimal, a few questions about my background.
Interview Question – None, everything was background related. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – not definative at all they just told me to come in the following monday to get cpr, aed, and first aid certified. Even at this point i did not know if i had the job.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2012.
Interview Details – The most paperwork I've ever done to get a job due to the extensive background checks. There's even a quirky personality/psychoanalysis test that's about 150 questions or something. The interviews with Guardsmark are pretty short and straightforward. Since they've already done a background check and all that, if they call you in for an interview you're probably golden as long as you don't do or say something offensive or illegal during the interview. Client interviews are separate; although they're rare, they can happen, and those interviews are usually for the high-class, posh jobs. Clients are usually very understanding and as willing to work with the needs of Guardsmark and its employees as Guardsmark is with clients but some clients (particularly the ones that have their own interview process) can also be eccentric, paranoid, fickle, or just picky.
Interview Question – There was once a client who asked me what plans I had for the future. Not a weird question per se, but the answer the client sought was different than what I had imagined. I like to answer this type of question with something that shows I have a drive to improve myself and a marked interest in looking at the bigger picture. Real ambition. View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – Pay varies by which site you are posted at, but you can opt to be a "floater" which has a set pay rate. Floaters are trained at several different sites and in a town with many clients, there's good money in it, as you fill time slots when guards are absent due to emergencies and such.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2012.
Interview Details – Joined a meeting at the end of the day to discuss the possibility of moving into a promotion. Two days later did the initial interview for the promotion. The following day was offered the promotion and accepted with no negotiation. The people were interested in moving quickly.
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation as it was a contracted position with defined allocated dollars.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2011.
Interview Details –
Pretty short process, longest part was the book of an application.
Applied at main office one day and was told there was nothing available. Got a call the next morning as my resume was passed on and went for interview on the following Monday. started work the next week.
Negotiation Details – What negotiation? There was none. Number one sign you may be headed to the wrong job!
The process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2010.
Interview Details – I completed a phone interview and was called back in for a one on one interview. I was told the process would take about 3 weeks for them to do callbacks for a 3rd interview and that they would be in touch. I never received another call from them after that. I wouldn't have accepted the job anyway because they don't offer vacation time until you have been there for 2 years.
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2010.
Interview Details – applied on line. they called me back a day later. I went down to the officer. they asked me the basic questions like what would you do in a frustraing situation. I told them what they wanted to hear. They were all nice but I never got a call back. I liked what they had to offer.
Interview Question – what do you like about yourself? View Answer
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in February 2010.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – What does wood and alcohol have in common? View Answers (15)
Very Difficult Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2010.
Interview Details – 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.
Interview Question – How would you handle a difficult client. Answer Question
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