GDBA is looking for focused, career-oriented individuals who are interested in joining our Northern California Protective Security Division. Apply now to connect with one of our recruiters.
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About Gavin de Becker & Associates
Our clients have designed this firm. It is built to respond to their needs, and thus, it is always growing and changing. We have services today that none of us ever imagined 40 years ago; by the same token, we have resources today that would have seemed like science fiction back then.
Gavin de Becker & Associates is a very unusual firm. Our clients are a wide-ranging group: media figures, government agencies (including the U.S. Marshals Service and the Central Intelligence Agency), media companies, universities, giant corporations, cities, police departments, cultural figures, religious leaders, champion athletes, politicians, battered women’s shelters, and children’s schools. Clients include the world’s most famous and the world’s most anonymous.
Exceptional Training of our People
The training of our protectors includes areas you might imagine, such as emergency driving, but also areas you probably never considered, like jet evacuation techniques developed on-board aircraft simulators that actually fill with smoke. All our protectors are trained in the use of Automated External Defibrillators (AED). They are trained in CPR and first aid, of course — though most firms can’t say that. (Actually, they can say anything.) We also train our staff in CPR for infants. How can firms whose clients have infants justify their lack of this training?
If you ever work with another firm, ask them to show you their training material, and see if they can produce any original material at all. Ask to see the actual personnel files with documentation showing what training each person received (if any) – and prepare to be disappointed.
Then there is the matter of readiness: Our people are in the best physical condition of any private security agency or law enforcement agency in the world bar none, and our regular and random Physical Fitness and Readiness Tests ensure they stay that way.
Career - Find Your Niche
GDBA protectors are more than just bodyguards. A security career at GDBA includes proficiency in first aid, technology, and defensive tactics. And many of our associates step outside their protector roles to help with recruiting, investigations, and training. When you branch out, when you expand your abilities, you add to our mission and future.
People - Diversity of Talent
From medical proficiency to martial arts to communication skills, each associate brings his own unique skills and background to every GDBA protection team, creating an entire firm that’s stronger than the sum of its parts.
Growth - Forward We Go
Through Constant and Never-ending Improvement, GDBA associates are catapulting themselves into the most respected legion of protectors the world has ever known. Stretching from Hawaii to London, GDBA continues to grow…
Mission - Way of Life
GDBA associates have the profound responsibility of protecting America’s most at-risk public figures both at home and when they travel.
We are physical and cerebral Men and Women of Action who value merit and detest bureaucracy. We are people who can be trusted with secrets, trusted with the safety of others, trusted with anything. We're committed to making a contribution to others, yet also ambitious professionals who seek self-improvement. We choose challenges rather than a lazy life. We have escaped the typical job environments that value "Wait your turn" in favor of one that encourages "Give your all." We know we are the best in our field, and we know that doesn't come easy.
I have been working at Gavin de Becker & Associates full-time (Less than a year)
1). Management is fantastic. They are always accessible and willing to help out on assignments. Management provides a lot of flexibility to pursue projects useful to the client.
2). The pay & benefits are good.
3). Merit based company.
4). Global Intelligence Operations (GIO) is well run and growing, which provides additional opportunities for professional growth and job security.
1). The schedule is sometimes a little rough sometimes but management attempts to accommodate when possible. Rough schedules are pretty standard in this industry so it's nothing abnormal.
Advice to Management
Keep up the good work!
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Gavin de Becker & Associates (Glendale, CA).
Unfortunately, I felt like the company was very unprofessional and disorganized. There was clearly a lack of communication and internal controls, not only directly to me as an applicant, but to other workers in management. I wasted an entire month "interviewing" with this company and even turned down another job offer so my recommendation for anyone else who is interested is to not even bother with this company, unless you want to deal with the frustrations of incompetency. Furthermore, I had an interview set up with one of the managers who never even showed and I waited about 3 hours on my own birthday and even went out of my way to follow up twice to see what happened afterward and it took them well over a week to respond with a petty apology with no explanation. I also did not get a job offer, which is a loss for them as I would really have made that company better with growth.
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