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Same as any other security company but with benefits.. yipee?

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (more than an year)

Pros

Definite PRO if you are a student. If you are a security officer and in school you need to work here. Tuition reimbursement. Free health care is nice as well. Some decent sites mostly high end clients from what I've seen so far.

Cons

Same old security company meaning same thing you can expect from any other. Takes anyone and everyone with a pulse. Downside to that is you may end up with the guy who loves to stroll in 15 minutes late everyday while you are ALWAYS on time. The interview and hiring process is RIDICULOUS. 500 questions, review a few videos, psych evaluation????, health background information, school information, REFERENCES!!! I've never had a security job that asked for all this. Took me 3 weeks to get hired from the time of the interview to starting my first day.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Monitor guards more closely. Some actually try and are there for a few years to pay off school or to supplement their income and they do great work. Others know the security system and come in without uniform, late, lack of respect for client and fellow guards and just use security as an easy money scheme. My advice - keep a more watchful eye and acknowledge the ones who do their job well.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good upward mobility for some, but they want to give you all these titles without more pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist
    Current Employee - Human Resources Specialist

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    If you have a good manager, they will work with you regarding family/life balance

    Cons

    Everything else in this company is horrible

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What for?? No one even listens.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Good work for anyone without an education

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardsmark

    Pros

    It is a full-time job
    Very easy work: Smile and wave, inspect premises, don't fall asleep.

    Cons

    A monkey could be trained to do the same job.
    Below average pay.

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