GMI
3.1 of 5 11 reviews
www.gmi-inc.com Ramsey, MN 16 to 50 Employees

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Updated May 13, 2014

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    Guard Management Inc is the dream job of any entry level security officer because of their professionalism.

    Asset Protection Officer (Former Employee)
    San Diego, CA

    ProsThey have very professional protocols and manner of operations. They use technology to their advantage in on the job situations and technical support to back up their employees as needed. The opening wage is comparable to other openings at other security companies and it is possible to get promoted quickly within the company. The work hours and schedules are very stable and rarely change unless necessary. The working environment feels safe and secure, even at night in most areas (perhaps I'm just comfortable in most environments). People generally respect the uniform, few exceptions being teenagers, transients and the intoxicated.

    ConsPin classes take time away from work and time is not paid to attend, meaning the associate is out a day's wage and receives a literal pin to place on their uniform. Some employees can't afford to lose a day's wage if they are not full time.

    Failure to have Guard Card renewed prior to expiration will result in termination, regardless of BSIS situation cause. GMI is following mandated law regarding this matter and the same is true for all security companies. It is strongly recommended to renew all credentials 6 months in advance with BSIS due to the nature of the bureaucracy. BSIS is understaffed and overworked, resulting in extreme delays in paperwork handling, lost files and long call waiting periods. If you possess both a guard card and firearm carry permit, you must pay cash or check for joint renewal as digital payment is disallowed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work, customer service and employee trainings/little talks. Be advised that employees possessing firearm carry permits will be delayed in guard card renewal, automated online renewal is NOT ADVISED due to BSIS not allowing digital payment for dual renewal of guard card AND firearm carry permits. Advised to press employees hard for renewal 6 months in advance. Use same method currently used, just do so earlier.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    fast pace enviroment

    Dispatcher (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    Proscostumer service experience, dispatch experience

    Consa lot of work, paperwork, and inputting in the computer

    Advice to Senior Managementtwo dispatchers

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wouldn't recommend this as a place to work

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Hopkins, MN

    ProsFriendly co-workers in my office. Casual atmosphere.

    ConsLong hours and expected to check your emails off hours. Large volume of emails. It is common for employees to check their emails throughout the evening, weekends, holidays. Little support from management. I found it to be a very negative culture. If you make a mistake, expect it to be broadcast to just about everyone. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe supportive and take the time to train your personnel instead of referring them to one of the many SOPs. Treat your employees like people and not production machines.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Accounting Manager (Former Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsGreat growth and learning experience
    Great benefits, pretty had it all

    Cons1. Change of ownership
    2. Used few months/years to get things on track

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Management demotivated staff and made private matters public.

    Account Manager (Former Employee)
    Burlington, MA

    ProsGet to work on interesting projects - not internally, but driven by customer requirements. The customers are exciting and for the most part reasonable. Many GMIers are smart and fun to work with.

    ConsWork/Life balance stinks - some members of staff are expected to be available at any time of the day. Some staff get hundreds of emails a day, and are castigated if an email goes unanswered within the hour.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on developing promising talent - right now you drive them away and the people who remain are either average or just want to hang on until they can find something better. Work/Life balance stinks - some members of staff are expected to be available at any time of the day. Some staff get hundreds of emails a day, and are castigated if an email goes unanswered within the hour.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    GMI a great place to work.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Ramsey, MN

    Pros*Variety of Work Assignments
    *Fun and Friendly Atmosphere
    *Recognition for going above and beyond
    *Development Oportunities
    *Innovation
    *Ideas listened to and Valued
    *Ability to implement Change
    *Good Work Life Balance

    Cons* Work Load can be high
    * Administartive Support not an option just means that you have to do your own paper work :-)
    * Would like more PTO

    Advice to Senior Management*Keep Friendly Atmosphere
    *Continue with your Open Mind Set
    *Consider More PTO Time
    *Provide More Feedback on job performance to all employees ( more often, not just a review time)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    Ramsey, MN

    ProsGreat people, personal and business growth are encouraged. Talent is rewarded.

    ConsSmall company, you have to perform.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue to promote from within and use the talents that are there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    my experience in gmi very pressure, and i know to sew any garment or any style of jacket,pants,short

    Sewer (Current Employee)
    Lapu-Lapu City (Philippines)

    Prossome of the best that
    I"ve work of gmi is they give me an idea or knowledge how to sew and now i already know how cut the fabrics to make the jacket,pants,and etc....

    Consthe management so very strict

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it was not a very good experience for me.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosi worked with GMI (Gold Mine International) because of its attractive offers in network marketing.

    Consyou don't get enough support from your seniors.

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    Rewarding and challenging

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsDevelopment opportunities, multiple roles were offered to me. They have flexible hours for some positions, others require long 10-12 hour days

    ConsCan be difficult to manage up. Depending on how you were hired, you have different career opportunities availalbe to you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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