Garda World Security

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Garda - Not Great

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

I worked at Garda World Security as a contractor (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

54 Other Employee Reviews for Garda World Security (View Most Recent)

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    Garda World High Threat Operations

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Garda World Security

    Pros

    A reasonable balance between work rotations, conditions of work average for the industry.
    Administrative issues usually resolved quickly.

    Cons

    Not quite fully established with the correct positions / understanding for the high threat division.
    Regular problems with equipment supply and cost cutting due to company bid policy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Correctly establish the high threat division and listen to much of the advice given by those put in management positions. Centralising all decision making only leads to problems, there is little point appointing managers or supervisors when they are not allowed to make decisions, this is reflected in the attitude of those further down the line toward the company.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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