Garda World Security Reviews

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Garda World Security Chairman, President, CEO Stéphan D. Crétier
Stéphan D. Crétier
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  • International division

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    I worked at Garda World Security full-time

    Pros

    Forward leaning, progressive risk and security company
    International division is at cutting edge of compliance

    Cons

    At times short sighted senior vision, that blows hot and cold


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    This was the most ridiculously cumbersome and invasive, hour-long application process I have ever seen. I was highly qualified for the advertised position, so, with hopes high, I attempted to apply for the job online.

    In addition to filling out a 9-section online application, you must take a mandatory 13-PAGE test/evaluation in order to submit your resume - that's right, you must answer 62 questions (math problems, ethics questions, and so forth) before you can submit a resume. I have seen company questionnaires before as part of the screening process, but never more than 5 or 6 questions. Talk about overkill!

    You are also required to provide your ss# and birth date for a mandatory background check, as part of the application, - I have no problem with background checks, but let me first have a conversation with someone to decide if I'd even want the job before I give you my social!

    My guess is that 90% of people bail out of this process without ever finishing. I did. The 62 questions were a red flag, so I hopped over to Glassdoor to read reviews of the company, which were so negative that my interest in Garda World ended there.

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Website www.gardaglobal.com
Headquarters Montreal, Canada
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1995
Type Company - Public (GW)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year

Building a vast web of protection is Garda World Security's business. The company provides a variety of security and investigative services for both business and residential customers. Its physical security services include uniformed officers, executive- and asset-protection, and airport screening. The company's Garda Cash Logistics subsidiary offers armored car services (#2 in North America) and ATM maintenance. Garda also provides pre-employment checks and its global risk consulting unit targets the emerging markets of Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq. Although North... More

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