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It's big but not the best

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Security Guard  in  Montreal, QC (Canada)
Current Employee - Security Guard in Montreal, QC (Canada)

I have been working at Garda World Security full-time for more than 8 years

Pros

The pay is decent when you add up all the premiums, you get to work in different environment very other day, you meet different kind people if you're lucky you might get a good contract with a stable salary.

Cons

They don't care about their employees's we'll being, not a career job and money is more important then the staff. Have been working for almost 8 years, I've been in many life and death situation while on duty and I've never received a letter to acknowledge my action.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

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Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

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    Repeated Management Reshuffling

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    Former Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer  in  Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Mississauga, ON (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great social atmosphere. Diverse employee base from many nations. Flexible scheduling.

    Cons

    Disorganized management during continual reshuffling processes and contract negotiations. Improvements were made recently and stability is impoving.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Transparency and consistency would be appreciated.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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
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