Garda Cash Logistics

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Garda Cash Logistics Reviews

Updated December 16, 2014
Updated December 16, 2014
108 Reviews
1.7
108 Reviews
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Garda Cash Logistics Founding President & CEO Stephan Cretier
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Coworkers are great, PLENTY of hours, easy work (in 4 reviews)

  • The pay is great, the hours as a full time employee are always good (in 4 reviews)


Cons
  • No training/unprofessional management/no balance life-work balance/long hours/no security or safety (in 10 reviews)

  • No a/c in the summer months wich means basically your riding around in a microwave all day (in 5 reviews)

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  1.  

    Pros and cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in Long Island City, NY
    Current Employee - Teller in Long Island City, NY

    I have been working at Garda Cash Logistics

    Pros

    lifetime job and also provides safety in holding a job for a long period of time

    Cons

    very low pay and too much work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get the experience and leave

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Growing Company

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

    I have been working at Garda Cash Logistics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fast moving business with a chance to excel immediately

    Cons

    Very poor existing management structure and staff. Vehicles are in need of repair.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay the course and invest in quality people

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    No loyalty to employees - Firing without cause

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Collection Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - Collection Analyst in Boca Raton, FL

    I worked at Garda Cash Logistics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Company meetings keep one abreast of changes

    Cons

    I was with Garda Corp Headquarters for 18 months, I was temp to hired- hired in 2 months,,,I received a raise when officially hired. Worked very hard collecting receiveables on a very labor intense national portfolio of delinquent accounts and scored huge gains in restoring non performing receivables customers to a paying basis, For this I was fired on a moments notice on their phony claim that my clients payments I arranged for were not posting, Very heartless brutal employer would not ever recommend this company to anyone

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change your methodology

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Do not work here

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

    I have been working at Garda Cash Logistics

    Pros

    None worst job I have ever work for

    Cons

    Worst company to work for I have ever seen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do your job

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Driver/Messenger

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Garda Cash Logistics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    You will be assigned overtime. The employees including management are not uptight. There is a lot of joking around during pre-route check.

    Cons

    Rotating schedule
    Unorganized Management
    Risk of being blamed for lost money
    Route may be extended during shift
    High employee turnover
    Trucks constantly beak down

  7.  

    Dismal Failure

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Guard/Driver in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Guard/Driver in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Garda Cash Logistics full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gain experience and knowledge.

    Cons

    Costly benefits, shady management, poor equiptment, lack of care about employees, lack of customer service, lack of overall positive workplace morale

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find another field

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Repetitive place of employment.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teller in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - Teller in San Antonio, TX

    I have been working at Garda Cash Logistics full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Repetitive, benefits, training, and teller work

    Cons

    Communication problems and personal growth

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Garda's corporate elites puke on their Drivers and Guards daily.

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

    I have been working at Garda Cash Logistics

    Pros

    Besides being out on route away from the confusion, toxicity, and hysteria that is at our branch and its supervision there really are no pro's.
    Some customers feel bad for us and give us candy, food, and drinks that is a pro.

    Cons

    Ex JP Morgan banker runs Garda. He was an executive at JP Morgan during their fraud investigation and the 2007 crash that crippled our nations economy (partly responsible in some way I am certain). Now he thinks he can treat our company and people in the same fashion as he did as a banker. All in order for him to retain his pricey, lavish, and overly excessive life style. While we starve in the streets he sleeps with his greens in the sheets.

    Pay, low pay, deplorable pay, disgusting pay, pay not worthy of your life, pay not worthy of losing blood, pay not worthy of the sweat we shed, pay not worthy of the backs we break 9-11$ small dollars an hour.Benefits that are just as unworthy. Pay raises what are those, at Garda we don't get those. We do not receive security training despite being a part of the security industry. We receive very little safety training despite being in a job position that has many unique risks and hazards. Trucks are ancient and falling to pieces. You will often have to do a vehicle transfer because the vehicle you started the day with had to be towed away, and the office still expect you to finish you'r route despite the gigantic time delay that a broke down truck will cost you enjoy working from 6am-7pm and getting up at 5am to work at 6am the next day. Scheduling is a nightmare just like management is. Some of the people I work with are good people but the majority are people who are stuck with Garda (exploited for life) and take their hostilities out on you.

    I would never ever ever recommend this plantation styled company to anyone not even my worst enemy. I enjoy telling customers how cruddy our work conditions are, as compared to their own. They are often shocked when others reaffirm what I tell them.

    Don't do it prospective job applicants. Work for anyone else.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start listening to Johnny Cash cause this place is heading towards a ring of fire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Utter Confusion!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Durham, NC

    I worked at Garda Cash Logistics part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great Employees that look out for one another. Fantastic Teamwork.

    Cons

    Long Hard Hours. Anywhere from 12 to 17 hours on the truck. You never know when you will be finished with your Route. Trucks are falling apart, no working gauges, tires that fall off the truck, exhaust fumes in the cab, no A.C. or Heat, Doors that fly open while driving 65 MPH, Trucks that can't do over 45 MPH on the Highway. Compensation is terrible for risking your life, not only guarding the money, but the broken down trucks. Its only a matter of time before someone is seriously injured or killed due to the Unsafe Trucks and Long, Long Hours Driving!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in newer trucks, Listen to the employees, Cut Route times, Make sure the Routes are in Order, Keep the Customers Happy so you don't lose business. If your scheduled to start work at 6 am it should not be necessary to start around for a half hour to an hour while management decides how to combine routes. Use the FREE Software that is available to Prioritize Routes.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Worked for Garda for 15 years. The last 7 yrs. was like going to the dentist everyday.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Morgan Hill, CA
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Morgan Hill, CA

    I worked at Garda Cash Logistics full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    The co-workers, and the customers.

    Cons

    Upper management and branch manager are totally disconnected from employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open lines of communication with your employees. Let them know they're doing a good job once in a while instead of disciplining and throwing policies and rules at them. Learn how to retain good employees, turnover is a joke.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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