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Updated Jan 14, 2015
Updated Jan 14, 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
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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 weeksinterviewed 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
  3.  

    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
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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Guardsmark in March 2010.

    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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    Internal Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Reception of the HR personnel was warm, details offered of the company's focus to see if it aligns with the interviewees then was called in for panel interview.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Site Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed 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
  10.  

    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
  11.  

    Guard Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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

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