Garda World Security Reviews

Updated August 7, 2015
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Garda World Security Chairman, President, CEO Stéphan D. Crétier
Stéphan D. Crétier
20 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. The Cash Vault Services department is a fast-paced work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good entry level position with decent pay. Supervisor is doing her best to keep operations running smoothly. Fellow employees are willing to lend a hand. Major holidays off.

    Cons

    Haphazard operations and overwhelmed management. The department had acquired another account and therefore the employees are overloaded with work. There is a shortage of uniforms so not everyone has one even though they are required.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more employees to ease workload. Increase pay for the more senior employees.


  2. Look elsewhere

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


  3. Helpful (5)

    Unorganzied and Disfunctional

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


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  5. Unorganized, unprofessional, inconsistencies

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. 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


  7. Operation Rep

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Financial Analyst

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    • 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.


  9. A hell hole

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Fairfield, NJ
    Current Employee - Armored Driver/Guard in Fairfield, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    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


  10. Helpful (1)

    Terrible company to work for. Worst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time

    Pros

    The secured place, the scheduling is reasonable. You can work another job while your working there

    Cons

    Long shift hours and the old condition of the trucks

    Advice to Management

    Order new trucks, new uniforms, understand your employees



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