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Updated Nov 22, 2014
Updated Nov 22, 2014
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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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    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 Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sharonville, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sharonville, OH
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 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
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    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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