Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
38 Interview Reviews

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    Security Officer/Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Guardsmark in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went in to fill out an application, the first application wasn't that long. The usual questions were asked considering this is a security position. The first interview was short and the woman I spoke to was very polite and was straight to the point. The second application is a booklet that takes a very long time to fill out, be prepared to provide all of your siblings information I.E. address and phone numbers. Also be prepared with 4 neighborhood references that aren't in the same house or related in any way to you and 4 professional references as well.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The offer is flat out not really a lot of room to negotiate unless you have prior experience in this field specifically. Around $10 to start out
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a fairly easy process. It consisted of the application, personality test, mental health questionnaire, and then a 1 on 1 interview with both the HR specialist, and the branch manager. Then they offer conditional employment (probationary period).

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see yourself in five years?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Site Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    At first, I called the company in reference to an ad I saw in the paper stating that positions were available between $11-14 per hour. I was told I would have to come into the office and fill out an application. I did so a few days later. I dressed up in a suit and tie, came with my credentials ready, and when the HR rep noticed that I had a Bachelor's degree, her eyes lit up. I spoke with the branch manager about a position (where I still work now) and was essentially offered a job right then and there which was contingent upon passing an irregular client interview. The process was very easy and I did not spend more than 3-4 hours at the office. Considering I basically walked away with a job, that was not too bad!

    Interview Questions
    • In your mind, what do you feel qualifies you for this position?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kalamazoo, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kalamazoo, MI
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in March 2008.

    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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4 months - interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    video, asked questions, preview of job at a specific location.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sterling Heights, MI
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sterling Heights, MI
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2009.

    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!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    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 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview was minimal, a few questions about my background.

    Interview Questions
    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Las Vegas, NV
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Las Vegas, NV
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2011.

    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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    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 days - interviewed 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

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1 person found this helpful

 Former Security Officer/Security Guard

Pros: “If you get placed at a big client site you get most of the good perks of working for the company (Better pay, better insurance deals and better hours). Free uniforms. Easy job usually…” Full Review

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