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Garda Needs improvement

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Centreville, VA
Current Employee - Senior Manager in Centreville, VA

I have been working at Garda World Security

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Smaller firm in the industry with opportunity for growth

Cons

Upper management lack leadership and industry experience

Advice to Management

Get more involved in the daily activities and communicate with employees on a regular basis

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Good spot for people looking for high paying part time work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security part-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Able to add shifts onto your mandatory 20 hrs per week to a maximum of 40
    Fun people to work with on the line
    See a lot of interesting things every shift
    Gain quantifiable experience for Law Enforcement Agencies (ie. Police, Corrections, Special Constables, CBSA, etc)
    24/7 work cycle

    Cons

    Union is not very good
    Nickel and Dime you for every quarter hour
    Tough to figure out what shifts are available
    Scheduling department is not very smart, frequently screws screeners over with the gaps between shifts.

    Advice to Management

    Improve scheduling departments effectiveness.
    Get a handle on the weekly budget CATSA provides you with.

  2. Good job on PAPER, No RESPECT

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Somewhat flexible shifts
    Something interesting is always going on
    Get experience that appears good on PAPER

    Cons

    Left on same positions for long periods at a time
    Management that appears to be unorganized & uneducated.
    Management against their staff, this is a security industry... why are we not all working together?
    No one can ever do anything right. Always something wrong with the work that your doing, even when your giving %110

    Advice to Management

    Honestly, I enjoy my job as a screening officer (just the duties in itself)...
    However, the management is HORRENDOUS!
    Their is no respect for staff... I do not think anyone understands the concept that if you respect your workers and appreciate them, they are much more likely to work harder because they want to make you happy.
    The pay however is good, and that is the only reason you have people that make this job a career, because most are uneducated and have no other options. If you have your security clearance your basically in.
    I have never been disrespected by so many managers, its really something that they get away with on a daily basis... favourites are picked, whether it depends on religion, gender, race or just group of friends and its sad that it just can't come down to good work ethic.
    Everything within this company needs to be overhauled.

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