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By far the most professional operation I've experienced.

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Security Officer
Current Employee - Security Officer

I have been working at Guardsmark part-time (Less than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

The hiring process and selection of candidates is by far the best and most thorough out of any security company I have worked for. The amount of paperwork I had to fill out just to get a part-time position was absolutely ridiculous, but that's what I like about it. Not just anybody can walk in and get a job here. The pay scale is also above the typical contract security standard.

Cons

The cons are typical of any private security operation. Relations with client employees can be difficult and some don't treat the security force with much respect. I've been in the security industry for over 10 years with many different organizations both contract and in-house and there is nothing bad about this company that you wouldn't experience with any other company.

My only complaint at all, and it's very petty, is that the uniforms are bizarre. They're part business part law enforcement and very out-dated. They do look professional and most employees wear them well, but they need a bit of an update.

Advice to Management

Keep doing what you're doing- at least at my branch.

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Guardsmark part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    you get paid on time and pay can be good at some sites

    Cons

    they have paper checks no dd and the mangerment is pretty bad they dont care about there workers

    Advice to Management

    care more and pay more

  2. It's a job

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Deerfield, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Deerfield, IL

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    If you get on a good account there are alot of perks. It's also a great job for college kids, or retired adults.

    Cons

    The pay sucks, and the owner is supper cheap and greedy and does not care about his employees. Raises; "what raises". There is just not a career in security. You are contracted out to keep the clients property safe, but looked down upon by most employees who think they are better than you. Security is just a low paying career with no future.

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