Guardsmark Reviews

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  • security guard

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardsmark

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    great pay. typical day at work roam around the building & fill out reports. easy job. supervisor are cool

    Cons

    gets boring & repetitive. training


Guardsmark Interviews

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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
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    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    I applied online and was invited to interview within a few days. The interview was good. The interviewers were personable. However, I was sent home with an application packet to fill out. This is where the problems began...The application is 40 pages and they ask unbelievable questions on it. In addition, they wanted me to complete a "personality" test. Wow! 567 questions that will convince you that the people who wrote these questions are ultimately the ones who need psychiatric attention! Numerous questions are about sex! And the interviewing manager informed me that they will use this so-called personality test to qualify/disqualify for promotion, so apparently it remains a part of your permanent file.

    In all honesty, I felt totally violated after reading over the application and the test. The most disturbing of all is that they want names, address, and phone numbers for all of your immediate family members - INCLUDING CHILDREN!!! It makes me wonder if they are going to investigate my entire family. Oh, and they want a release for your medical records, in addition to not holding them liable for any decision they make regarding the medical information! I am not comfortable providing this information to anyone and especially not to provide a written record to an employer who I am now questioning their motives.

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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Website www.guardsmark.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1963
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

When FBI agents leave Quantico, the agency's training academy, they go to Guardsmark. The company provides security services to companies in the financial, health care, transportation, utility, and other industries. It is also a leading employer of former FBI agents, as well as former agents of the Secret Service, the DEA, state and local police forces, and the military. Guardsmark offers security guards, private investigation, and drug testing services. In addition, the company conducts background checks (employment, education, and criminal history) and consults with... More

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