Guardsmark

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Good job poor benefits

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Pitts, PA
Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Pitts, PA

I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Pay is fair at most clients in my area.They will try and keep you should you need to transfer to another city.

Cons

Promotions are slow to those whom do not have college degrees yet have far more experience . Medical benefits are only good as major coverage not for preventative care.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Train mid-level managers better.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Overall a great experience, but this can vary drastically depending on the account.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Minnetonka, MN
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Minnetonka, MN

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

    Pros

    Decent benefits, room for advancement, pay is higher range for an officer, room to switch accounts if needed.

    My interaction with my manager was great, though this can vary so much.

    Cons

    The biggest con is the range of experiences a person can have at Guardsmark. You can get stuck at a bad account or with a bad manager. Some of the policies and procedures are well behind the times. The owner tries to maintain to much control.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Guardsmark has to learn to change with the times. Get ahead of the curve. Technology can be your friend, if you let it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Top Heavy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Phoenix, AZ

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

    Pros

    Monthly training provided via small chapter reading (usually 5-10 pages) on various security topics.
    No co-pay health insurance for full-time employees.

    Cons

    Advancement is difficult.
    Zero overtime policy strictly enforced to the level if the relieving guard is late for a shift, the guard who stays late has his/her scheduled adjusted to avoid overtime during the week.
    Zero sick time and vacations are often bought back by the company to avoid paying overtime for officer coverage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open up opportunities to employees i.e. open positions should be internally posted vs. finding them on job sites such as Jobing or Indeed.
    Allow for a reasonable sick policy of 5 days for the year for full-time employees.
    Offer higher pay for hourly employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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