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!
I applied through other source and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in July 2009.
Interview Details – Extremely comprehensive and thorough. Very demanding interviews; at least seven different interviews including psychologist, HR, executive managers, and President of the company
Reason for Declining – Salary compensation
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in December 2013.
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
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed 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 Question – Have you ever seen a psychiatrist? Answer Question
The process took 3 months - interviewed at Guardsmark in April 2012.
Interview Details – ok well i applied did all my paperwork back ground test finger prints payed for it the office said they would call me back in a week to two weeksi did all my work about 2 weeks befor some pepole i know but they got there jobs befor me i went over a coupel of weeks later found out that they had not recived my finger prints or back ground check and they didnt call to find out what happen it must have gotten lost and no one said any thing i had to re do all the paper work cuz it was now a new year and re do my background check and finger prints it took about 2-3 months in total
Interview Question – did i have family working for the company View Answer
Negotiation Details – find out the pay befor hand and get it on paper i was told over the phon $10 starting i got $9 starting iv been working for years now inbetween 3-6 years and now just getting $10
Very Difficult Interview
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.
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
Pros: “Decent benefits, room for advancement, pay is higher range for an officer, room to switch accounts if needed. My interaction with my manager was great, though this can vary so much.” – Full Review
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