Guardsmark

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Guardsmark Reviews

Updated December 3, 2014
Updated December 3, 2014
150 Reviews
2.5
150 Reviews
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Guardsmark Chairman and President Ira A. Lipman
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87 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • No co-pay health insurance for full-time employees (in 8 reviews)

  • Free Uniforms ( a lot of them were worn by other people, before you (in 7 reviews)


Cons
  • No direct deposit on most accounts/locations (some apparently have it now) (in 13 reviews)

  • A little pay and of course no pay raises for officers (in 6 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Guardsmark would be great if the supervisors were experienced and well trained.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer/Bus Driver in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Security Officer/Bus Driver in Memphis, TN

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Guardsmark is one of the highest paid and presentable (uniform) security companies in Memphis.

    Cons

    The chain of command was screwed up, Guardsmark recruited/hired some of the most untrained and unprofessional supervisors to be over the security guards

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the supervisors through more than a weeks worth of training and psychological tests because they need it Pryor to supervising any employee.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Lemoore, CA
    Former Employee - Site Supervisor in Lemoore, CA

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture, decent pay, decent benefits. The company treats you like a human being. They will often back you up in times of trouble.

    Cons

    A little behind on the technology end of things. I would like to see the company allow direct deposit. When I worked there it wasn't allowed at all locations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep supporting your Supervisors, you're doing well.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Continuous monthly training has prepared me to whom am today. An astute security guard

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Concord, CA
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Concord, CA

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Gave an opportunity to work at my duty post with little or no supervision and I always produce the needed results

    Cons

    Working with people of different background sometimes may be challenging but since everyone is there to better the needs of Guardsmark, I always listen to criticism, complains, advice

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management is an of getting things done through others. To achieve this, management should always Make themselves feasible to the lower level so that idea of way forward can be shared

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    My experience with Guardsmark has been great

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Crystal City, VA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Crystal City, VA

    I have been working at Guardsmark part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Overtime is always welscome and it is a very friendly enviorment

    Cons

    There are no challenges just do whatt you are suppose to do and there will be no problems

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Security Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Security Analyst in Minneapolis, MN

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great, flexible, hard working team, I have nothing but good things to say about Guardsmark to an extent.

    Cons

    Don't let them push you around. Stay firm with your salary and they'll cut you down at a moment notice. The branch office seems to be understaffed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardsmark as an intern

    Pros

    you'll always have 40 hours.

    Cons

    moving to different post and the pay will not change

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I gained experience of working in busy environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I gained knowledge and experience working at Guardsmark

    Cons

    The employees were nice, but it was not a challenging place for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don’t have any advise because he was a good manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    A wonderful experience I ever had

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got a chance to work inside fir control center and able to watch people inside and outside the building.

    Cons

    Many people are not friendly and always hesitate to be check or tell them what to do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Good company, many opportunities for growth.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardsmark

    Pros

    Good pay, competent management, paid uniforms and other things that other companies tend not to provide. Better benefits than most competitors in the industry.

    Cons

    Nothing particularly negative about Guardsmark; some quirky policies such as management-only inspections that reduce some career growth opportunities, i.e. no mobile supervisors.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Syracuse, NY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Syracuse, NY

    I worked at Guardsmark

    Pros

    Decent starting pay for the industry. Great sites, great accessable management. Doesnt take it self to seriously but always acts professional. Management and fellow employees were all great people, I didnt mind going to work a single day.

    Cons

    Economic downsizing. Guardsmark is losing contracts in my area and I was laid off. Would take the job again in a heartbeat if they were more competitive in the security market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your doing for your employees, but please get more competitive in your field.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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