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Updated Dec 9, 2014
Updated Dec 9, 2014
44 Interview Reviews

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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
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    Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bellevue, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in May 2008.

    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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was initially contacted by the relational manager by phone and asked to come fill out an application after I submitted my resume through Indeed. I came in and my first initial idea of the place was that it was swamped with lots of work and the manager I met seemed to lack the interpersonal skills of someone who would come off friendly. The office seemed small and somewhat cluttered and I was brought into the managers office. I was then asked a serious of questions and told about the situation and the job specific site. I was confident in my ability that I could handle the problems they faced and met with the main manager. He seemed like a great guy very relational, knowledgeable, and hard working after we chatted I began filling out a long serious of sheets that was the application. It included where I have lived and worked the last 7 years and six mandatory references I had to fill out so I complied. After that I was instructed to fill out a 300 question long personality test and then I was sent to the job specific site to interview with the manager of the account. I arrived and met the supervisor of the site who was very awkward in conversation and ungraceful in his questions he asked me. The account manager who was tall and poised was a relief to me that there was someone competent there. He asked me a serious of questions and we concluded.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. I knew what I was getting at the time and was content with it.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • Expectation that I would look for in my potion or potion I'm seeking.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Biloxi, MS
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Biloxi, MS
    Application Details

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Guardsmark in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy interview process. I was called back multiple times and had to interview with everybody and their brother before I was hired. I had almost given up on getting the job. I had to take an IQ test and a polygraph test.

    Negotiation Details
    I was romanced and then was never given what I was promised.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Ssecurity Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • there were none. just a 300 question booklet to complete, which just asked the same questions over just different ways.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Human Resources Generalist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkland, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kirkland, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in July 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.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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