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Garda - Not Great

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Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager  in  Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Service Delivery Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

I worked at Garda World Security as a contractor for more than a year

Pros

Garda are a huge international mult facet business. So you know they are not going anywhere like Aeroguard.

Cons

They are so big they don't take the time to build solid working relationships with thier staff and treat everyone like a number. Management sit in the back office and work with numbers then complain to the staff if they are not hitting the magical metrics that they need to look good. If you ask those Manager's how to change the numbers they will not be able to give any answers that add value.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to your staff that work on the floor and have been doing the job for years. They are going to be able to tell you the areas of improvement required and where things need to get better. The so called management staff that work in the back offices who think they know the best thing for the business do not work on the floor in the actual work environment and do not know what they are doing. Management preach culture and values but do not uphold it or notify staff about what it is.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Garda World Security

  1.  

    Co-workers from other companies warned me about Garda, they were right!!!!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Barrie, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Barrie, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The ONLY reason that I'm still here is the fact that it's full time and convient to my residence!

    Cons

    This company does not show any interest in their employee's and even try to leave you stranded at the job site for extra hours, without your knowledge!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on your communication with your employee's PLEASE!!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Loved the work, but management was under-trained and focused on negative instead of positive training methods.

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    Former Employee - Screener
    Former Employee - Screener

    I worked at Garda World Security full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to help people get on a plane with less stress, and flexible hours. Good training, but anal retentive managers in some locations.

    Cons

    Poor hiring practices for managing positions...seniority is only prerequisite for advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less manipulation more cooperation...too much testing without trying to help employees really grow.

    Doesn't Recommend
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