Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Oct 11, 2014
Updated Oct 11, 2014
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    Vice President Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process at the time I applied was very detailed and thorough. If you have all your documents with you at the time of the interview, you will be sent out for drug screening and polygraph testing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They basically, at that time, let you know what you would be doing, what your salary would be according to what site you are working at, and issue you your uniform.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  3.  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sharonville, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sharonville, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in York, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in April 2012.

    Interview Details

    Was asked when I could start so, I started.

    Interview Questions
    • Wasn't really asked any questions except on the application which was a 3 day event.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview with HR was an easy and friendly experience, but the company's recruitment process is ridiculous. I understand the need for having heavy screening for security officers, but do I really need to be hooked up to a polygraph for an office position??? You will have to fill out a 40 page application, and you will be asked about if you have ever taken drugs, ever taken prescription meds that were not yours, have you ever seen a psychiatrist. The whole process is extremely invasive and unnecessary.

    On top of all this, women are not allowed to wear pants in the corporate office. I don't even see how that is legal. This is 2013, not the Mad Men era.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    The actual interview process was relatively simple. I only had one interview with the branch manager and was offered a position on the spot. The job application process, however, was incredibly thorough. The amount of paperwork was tremendous. The long-form application was longer and more in-depth than the paperwork I had to complete to obtain a security clearance for the military. References, police records checks, etc... everything was very drawn out and took almost two weeks to complete.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was relatively informal. With my previous experience, I simply had to explain why I was going from an elevated position to a part-time officer position.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I was offered an hourly wage and accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zanesville, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zanesville, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    just had to fill out the paperwork. As long as you had no criminal background due to the nature of the job, and they needed guards you was hired.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kansas City, MO
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    I went in to the Guardsmark main building downtown in person with an application. They contacted me within a week to interview and fill out paperwork for employment. I had to obtain a Private Security License, pass a background check (although I don't think very thorough, I worked with some folks that looked like they straight off the street and took drugs).

    Once I got done with that, they sent me to a client facility to work and told me nothing about the job I would be doing. Once I got there the job was an outside post and you would literally guard parked cars all day.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    When can you start?
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview with HR Manager
    Polygraph exam
    Psychological exam
    Criminal Record Check
    Testing/Exams
    Fingerprinting

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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