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Updated Jul 21, 2014

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2.5 118 reviews

29% Approve of the CEO

Guardsmark Chairman and President Ira A. Lipman

Ira A. Lipman

(69 ratings)

37% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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 12 reviews)

  • The hiring process is ridiculous(in 9 reviews)

118 Employee Reviews
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    Security Analyst (Current Employee) Minneapolis, MN

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

    ConsDon'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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    great

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosyou'll always have 40 hours.

    Consmoving to different post and the pay will not change

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I gained experience of working in busy environment

    Security Officer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsI gained knowledge and experience working at Guardsmark

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementI don’t have any advise because he was a good manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A wonderful experience I ever had

    Security Officer (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company, many opportunities for growth.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsNothing particularly negative about Guardsmark; some quirky policies such as management-only inspections that reduce some career growth opportunities, i.e. no mobile supervisors.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work

    Security Officer (Former Employee) Syracuse, NY

    ProsDecent 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.

    ConsEconomic 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 Senior ManagementKeep doing what your doing for your employees, but please get more competitive in your field.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    had a great experience, learned a lot, had a lot of hands on experience.

    Security Officer (Former Employee) Arabi, LA

    ProsGreat atmosphere to work in, and great people.

    Consdifferent levels of security MARSEC LEVELS 1-3

    Advice to Senior Managementwonderful workplace, great people, training classes were very helpful.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    very skilled company to work with.

    Security Officer (Current Employee) Parsippany, NJ

    Prosto acquire more knowledge about security operations.

    Consmust be up to the task to your assigned duties, be regular and punctual.

    Advice to Senior Managementnothing to advice about.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I have worked for Guardsmark for the past seven months, and it is one of the better security companies I have worked wit

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGuardsmark is a good company to work with and one of the few security companies that offer a benefit package

    ConsI have found no cons as of yet

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Worked here over 10 yrs and it was a perfect job for that time in my life

    Security Site Supervisor (Current Employee) Akron, OH

    ProsMany different locations so a transfer is always possible

    ConsWages are sketchy, you can be quoted one wage and hire in at a different wage without being told the difference.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen you get a great person working for the company, reward him or her!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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