Garda World Security

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Stay away from this company, horrible treatment of employees.

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Current Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at Garda World Security

Pros

Honestly i can't think of any? they treat you like crap, and expect way to much for what they pay!

Cons

You can never get a day off from dispatch, they will wine, complain and threaten with loss of employment if you dare ask. Going above dispatch doesn't help either, no one cares, your only a number to them and that number is disposable.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start treating your employees with respect they deserve. Reorganize the company structure so lower employees are treated with respect and replace dispatch with people who like what they do!

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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    GARDA Great for Summer Students, Hardly a Career

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    Former Employee - Security Agent in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Agent in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Garda World Security

    Pros

    Incredibly flexible hours. I worked as a temporary employee (for several months at 50-70 hours a week) and was given all of the hours I could want, by virtue of working at several different sites. The work was easy - mostly sitting around with lots of time to do what you want and get paid for it, while waiting for the few minutes of excitement that would come every few weeks (I am a student, and was able to complete a couple of calculus courses while on the job waiting for things to happen). Great place for students to work - really flexible hours, and the payrate was very reasonable for a student summer job in Canada.

    Cons

    Very long hours and continuous new sites - must be incredibly adaptive and excited for change to feel comfortable as there is almost no routine. Some jobs could be VERY boring if one is unable to keep occupied (often music or reading was unallowed). Often had to work 2-3 night shifts a week (sometimes for 12 hours overnight) and, obviously, sleeping on the job is not allowed so this can be tough also (however, fewer things happen so it is sometimes possible to watch films or play video games, read, listen to music, etc. when working a night shift to stay awake).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilize temporary employees more fully on one or two sites - it wastes time always trying to find new sites resulting in sometimes being late, etc.

    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A performing service company will do so as long as it remembers that management is not alone.

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I worked at Garda World Security

    Pros

    Work security is good. They always have work for you.

    Cons

    Treated like a number. No actual contact with higher management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep employees appraised of major changes BEFORE they read about it in the papers.

    No opinion of CEO
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