Garda World Security
2.4 of 5 29 reviews
www.gardaglobal.com Montreal, Canada 5000+ Employees

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GARDA Great for Summer Students, Hardly a Career

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

ProsIncredibly 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.

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

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

    Security Guard (Former Employee)
    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 Senior Management: Keep employees appraised of major changes BEFORE they read about… More
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    Garda Needs improvement

    Senior Manager (Current Employee)
    Centreville, VA

    I have been working at Garda World Security


    Pros: Smaller firm in the industry with opportunity for growth Cons: Upper management lack leadership and industry experience Advice to Senior Management: Get more involved in the daily activities and communicate with… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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