Garda World Security Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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Garda World Security Chairman, President, CEO Stéphan D. Crétier
Stéphan D. Crétier
28 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. Look elsewhere

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

    I have been working at Garda World Security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    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.


  3. Helpful (5)

    Unorganzied and Disfunctional

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

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

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

    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.


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  5. Unorganized, unprofessional, inconsistencies

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armed Messenger/Driver in Hampton, VA
    Current Employee - Armed Messenger/Driver in Hampton, VA

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

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

    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.


  6. coin room

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broadview, IL

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  7. Operation Rep

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

    I have been working at Garda World Security

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Flexibility, good job for students

    Cons

    It's a dead end job.


  8. A hell hole

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Fairfield, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Gun vest good people

    Cons

    Hours pay suck trucks are death traps to get a go schedule you have to be favored with people in charge of the routes that's what I noticed and been told promises never came management sucks very poorly one sends the others because of afraid off employees and the other one doesn't know squat

    Advice to Management

    Hire a new manager make employees happy take care of us then u see a different in Us new truck assp we ain't trying to die


  9. Helpful (1)

    Financial Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  10. Beware of Tallahassee Vault

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vault Clerk in Tallahassee, FL
    Former Employee - Vault Clerk in Tallahassee, FL

    I worked at Garda World Security full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Pretty good salary, and benefits except that they're expensive. Paid holidays if you're fulltime.

    Cons

    Terrible, terrible management and HR. High stress environment even when you're fantastic at your job. Unsteady work hours, you never know when you'll be getting off so it's very hard to plan for children if you have any, or even any other responsibilities like school. They screw you on paid time off/ sick time. Really hard to schedule time off. Don't you dare call in sick either! No opportunities for advancement. Women are paid less here (yes, for real) and passed over for promotions when they do come available (again, yes, for real).

    Advice to Management

    Take a management course and work on being tolerant of disabilities and working mothers. I loved my job, but hated how I was treated.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Terrible company to work for. Worst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garda World Security

    Pros

    Nothing. Stress is what you will get. Pay sucks. Benefit sucks. Union is useless

    Cons

    Filthy place , rats and cockroaches, very smelly, no vent. Like the hood. Very low pay and disrespectful management

    Advice to Management

    Useless. Just disappear. All of you. Replace management.



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