Garda World Security Reviews

Updated August 30, 2015
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Garda World Security Chairman, President, CEO Stéphan D. Crétier
Stéphan D. Crétier
32 Ratings

Pros
  • Full-time employment is stable and reliable (in 3 reviews)

  • Get to wear a gun and a uniform that holds a symbol of responsibility and respect (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • This is why no one I work with views Garda as a home or life choice (in 4 reviews)

  • Very long hours in very unsafe vehicles absolutely no one thta thinks safety to go to no one large disconnect from the branch to Garda cash logistics (in 3 reviews)

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  1. International division

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Garda World Security full-time

    Pros

    Forward leaning, progressive risk and security company International division is at cutting edge of compliance

    Cons

    At times short sighted senior vision, that blows hot and cold


  2. This company is will shorten your life

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Coin Processing in Long Is City, NY
    Former Employee - Coin Processing in Long Is City, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Garda World Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You will get paid for your work.

    Cons

    You are treated like an untouchable. You get respect from coworkers or the other staff.

    Advice to Management

    Resign and and find god because you are godless people.


  3. A wage that is not competitive.

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    Former Employee - Armed Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Armed Driver in Atlanta, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Garda World Security part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Well, if you want your armed security certification but don't want to find a class yourself and just pay for it... go right ahead. Also, long shifts.

    Cons

    Shifts as long as 16 hours. Trucks are in horrible condition. Aside from breaking down and being stranded, imagine driving in a car with no air conditioning, wearing a polyester uniform that breaths as much as a plastic bag, while wearing a kevlar vest that is as warm as a nice coat. Two man teams make robbing a GARDA truck much easier than if they had three person teams.

    Advice to Management

    1. Keep your damn vehicle fleet up to scratch. The vehicles need to be in good shape, and the AC must be a top priority. 2. Build more headquarters around the State, even if small ones, for shorter routes. 3. Raise wages. Anyone can go sit in a posh office building for $10+ an hour with Walden Security or Allied Barton or G4s. You expect for $2.50 more an hour, people will drive hundreds of miles in hazardous, sweltering armored vans?


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  5. Deadly Driving Conditions

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springfield, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Garda World Security full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I was accommodated with flexible working schedule.

    Cons

    No air conditioning in the trucks, try driving in a vehicle when the temperture is over 100 degrees and you can't open the window, vehicles always breaking down (I broke down on the highway with over 100k and the office took 2hrs to have someone replace our flat tire on the highway. It was a risk being on the side of the road, easy target.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a safer environments for the drivers.


  6. Look elsewhere

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Fairly friendly environment to work in.

    Cons

    No room to grow. Positions are not posted and instead are handed out.


  7. Helpful (5)

    Unorganzied and Disfunctional

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to learn under fire. Committed line staff that want to do a good job. Largest industry player.

    Cons

    No Training. Unqualified management team. Company does not pay its bill. High turnover at all levels. No consistency in operations or personnel - every month there's a new direction. Zero work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    Resign. You've done enough damage to this organization. Do some soul searching and try again elsewhere.


  8. Unorganized, unprofessional, inconsistencies

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armed Messenger/Driver in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Armed Messenger/Driver in Hampton, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Paycheck. Insurance. For the most part, you usually get at least 30 hours. Not forced to work but every other Saturday.

    Cons

    Half the trucks should not be on the road, most do not have a working fan let alone air conditioning. There is no organization. Branch Manager and Vault Managers aren't on the same page 90% of the time. There is no room for growth, only lateral moves. The lateral moves aren't posted or offered to anyone, just handed out to whomever they like personally. Poor leadership, negative most of the time, contradictory all of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of the people who are driving around the money that keeps this company going. Make the working conditions actually humane.


  9. coin room

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get paid every two weeks. Pays the bills. Experience

    Cons

    Unorganized. Heartless managers.No opportunity for advancement. No leadership skills.

    Advice to Management

    Do something positive and stop being so stuck on the job you forget these are still people not machines


  10. Operation Rep

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, good job for students

    Cons

    It's a dead end job.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Financial Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boca Raton, FL
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Boca Raton, FL

    I have been working at Garda World Security (More than a year)

    Pros

    Freedom to make change as you see fit.

    Cons

    Insolvent company. Terrible upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more.



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