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Updated Jan 23, 2015
Updated Jan 23, 2015
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    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 a weekinterviewed 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
  2.  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a breeze, but the hiring process took 28+ hours

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Merchandiser Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed 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
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    Security Guard Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Guardsmark spent nearly two weeks with the hiring process. I arrived and was given a "pre-interview" application that was about 2 pages. Filled it out then spoke with the HR guy. I guess that was the interview because there never was anything like an official interview after that. After than I filled out the FOURTY page application that required 8 references and job and address history for the last 10 years. Later I took a polygraph test which was pretty much a "did you lie on your application" type questions. Then I also did the 500+ question personality test. Eventually I had to watch about 4 hours worth of "Training films" which were filled with common sense question. Photographs and uniforms came later. Nearly two weeks after I applied I was given a post assignment. All in all the process could have been done in 2-3 days but they can not organize anything at the office and everything takes forever.

    Interview Questions
    • There was no interview-type questions. Just a review of the application.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    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 daysinterviewed 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
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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moses Lake, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moses Lake, WA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    Craigslist
    Meet> Application
    half day company training and testing
    Start next day
    Site training half day
    Temp license
    Full license

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  10.  

    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
  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 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

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