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I have worked for Guardsmark for the past seven months, and it is one of the better security companies I have worked wit

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Guardsmark full-time for less than a year

Pros

Guardsmark is a good company to work with and one of the few security companies that offer a benefit package

Cons

I have found no cons as of yet

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for Guardsmark

  1.  

    Middling experience as an employee

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    Former Employee - Security Officer/Security Guard  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Security Officer/Security Guard in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    All the overtime you want, some decent managers who will take care of you. Pay isn't too bad for starting employees.

    Cons

    Going the extra mile is not rewarded at all. Being willing to work and cover any emergency shift gets you rewarded by cutting your normal hours so they can cram more employees at a site.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the employees who go out of their way to volunteer and make certain YOU have proper site coverage. There's no better way to foster bad feelings than to screw over your best workers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's alright for what it is.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer/Security Guard
    Former Employee - Security Officer/Security Guard

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    If you get placed at a big client site you get most of the good perks of working for the company (Better pay, better insurance deals and better hours).
    Free uniforms.
    Easy job usually.
    Good for work experience.
    The only reason I'd recommend this job to anybody is that it's really just a easy paycheck. If you can't find anything better than it's alright. Just make sure you don't let anything go wrong with the location you are working at and you can be employed until you die.

    Cons

    Expect late checks when you start and continue to expect them if direct deposit is not available.
    Expect to have your hours cut if it will save a little bit of money.
    Don't expect a promotion.
    Don't expect a pay increase (Unless the company some how gets a pay increase and even then it's probably no going to be passed on to you.
    Crappy uniforms and long wait times to get replacement uniforms.
    Backstabbing is almost encouraged. Unless you can find a group of people who will look after each other you will basically be on your own.
    Hard work is appreciated but not acknowledged (Don't put in extra effort if you don't have to as they will both get the same outcome).
    Expect to be talked down to and sometimes berated (Whether jokingly or intentionally).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay your employees better or at least reward those who show loyalty and go the extra mile. Get uniforms out in a timely manner, make sure paychecks arrive ON payday and are not MAILED ON PAYDAY. Train people better. Don't pinch every penny you get to the point where 20 dollars in the companies pocket is worth more than 10 dollars in the employees pocket. Create positions instead of reducing them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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