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Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Aug 3, 2017
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview

    First round interview was followed by a 40 page application (people complain about this but I'm not sure why, if you aren't willing to fill out an application then you probably don't want the job that badly), then three followup interviews on-site. There was a personality test that I found to be very interesting! The questions make you think and I had not previously been interviewed in this manner. The amount of interviewing that is conducted is impressive as they seem to screen very thoroughly for a match.

    Interview Questions

    • The interviewer asked me why I wasn't the captain of an athletic team I participated on in college.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Security Officer/Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Guardsmark (Detroit, MI) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Went in to fill out an application, the first application wasn't that long. The usual questions were asked considering this is a security position. The first interview was short and the woman I spoke to was very polite and was straight to the point. The second application is a booklet that takes a very long time to fill out, be prepared to provide all of your siblings information I.E. address and phone numbers. Also be prepared with 4 neighborhood references that aren't in the same house or related in any way to you and 4 professional references as well.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    The offer is flat out not really a lot of room to negotiate unless you have prior experience in this field specifically. Around $10 to start out

  3.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Guardsmark in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview is ridiculous. I wish I had read reviews here on Glassdoor before showing myself at the first interview. Apparently they liked what they saw so I was invited for a second interview. What a disappointment . 567 questionnaire and some of the most intrusive questions about my life. I hate the company before I even start working.

    Interview Questions

    • Asking me to provide a list of prescription medications I take is not acceptable.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I will not subject myself to a company that I intuitively suspect is abusive and unfair in its operations. I can find better employment elsewhere.


  4.  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Guardsmark in July 2014.

    Interview

    The process is at their office. The strange part is that the manager had interviewed me when I was wearing a track suit. I did not ever wear a suit which I highly suggest for the interview. It is good practice that way.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you work overnight and not fall asleep in the middle of a shift   1 Answer

  5.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Guardsmark (Stamford, CT).

    Interview

    Went for two interviews and I was being lied to.Drove an hour and twenty minutes wast of time.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    They would not tell me what was staring pay was and also they would not give me a written job agreement.


  6.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rochester, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. I interviewed at Guardsmark (Rochester, NY).

    Interview

    An extensive background check was conducted after submitting a lengthy application. The interview consisted of fact checking and discussion of any experience that would have direct bearing on the position to be filled.

    Interview Questions

    • Hypothetical question on character - adherence to policies if no one would know if you violated them in an interaction with a co worker.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    An offer was made based on the starting wage provided by contract with the client company.


  7.  

    Business Development Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Guardsmark (Orlando, FL) in January 2014.

    Interview

    13 interviews over 3 months -- still did not get the job. If you are not male, white and have previous law enforcement or FBI experience, do not apply. Everyone told me that I had the job until the CEO review. 13 interviews, psych eval, polygraph, 2 more interviews, medical and credit eval, and 8 references. Extremely invasive and not worth the time or money.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bay City, MI
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Guardsmark (Bay City, MI) in January 2014.

    Interview

    There basically was just a meeting to get all the paperwork setup and I had to go back a few times to get everything in order. Lots of paperwork to get started. Might as well take up a few days to get it all done!

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    The interview process at the time I applied was very detailed and thorough. If you have all your documents with you at the time of the interview, you will be sent out for drug screening and polygraph testing.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    They basically, at that time, let you know what you would be doing, what your salary would be according to what site you are working at, and issue you your uniform.


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    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Guardsmark (Fort Lauderdale, FL) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Application process is something serious I'll say that much, I'm used to taking a drug test pre employment but they have a pretty outrageous process overall. poly graph, a reference method that requires your references to fill out paper work, 600 question psych test etc. on top of the 35-40 page application. Personally by the time I realized how much non sense was needed to be completed I lost interest 100% 10 dollars an hour just didn't seem fit.

    Interview Questions

    • psych test questions regarding sex life. In my opinion that's personal and I shouldn't be required to answer those types of questions. They have nothing to do with working security or one's mental stability, and I'm not applying for porn.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    After a lot of research on the company, I feel it's not for everyone. Taking a weekend to think it over, I came to the conclusion that I'd rather keep looking for a better fit opportunity. Just my opinion though, could be the perfect fit for many.


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StarStarStarStarStar   Former Security Officer/Security Guard in Fullerton, CA

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