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"Garda - Not Great"

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Former Contractor - Service Delivery Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Former Contractor - Service Delivery Manager in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at GardaWorld as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Garda are a huge international mult facet business. So you know they are not going anywhere like Aeroguard.

Cons

They are so big they don't take the time to build solid working relationships with thier staff and treat everyone like a number. Management sit in the back office and work with numbers then complain to the staff if they are not hitting the magical metrics that they need to look good. If you ask those Manager's how to change the numbers they will not be able to give any answers that add value.

Advice to Management

Listen to your staff that work on the floor and have been doing the job for years. They are going to be able to tell you the areas of improvement required and where things need to get better. The so called management staff that work in the back offices who think they know the best thing for the business do not work on the floor in the actual work environment and do not know what they are doing. Management preach culture and values but do not uphold it or notify staff about what it is.

Other Employee Reviews for GardaWorld

  1. "Loved the work, but management was under-trained and focused on negative instead of positive training methods."

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    Former Employee - Screener
    Former Employee - Screener
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great place to help people get on a plane with less stress, and flexible hours. Good training, but anal retentive managers in some locations.

    Cons

    Poor hiring practices for managing positions...seniority is only prerequisite for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Less manipulation more cooperation...too much testing without trying to help employees really grow.


  2. "What a cluster...."

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    Former Employee - Driver Messenger
    Former Employee - Driver Messenger
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is decent and the guys I worked with were good as well. You get a fair amount of vacation time as well.

    Cons

    The trucks are constantly in horrible condition and held together by rust and sadness. With no ventilation you rely on the heat and air conditioning and most of the time neither worked when you wanted it to. The only way you got the air fixed every summer was by calling OHSA. We even had a guy pass out behind the steering wheel from heat exhaustion. Also, you will find they are about as disorganized as humanly possible and will blame you for their problems.

    Advice to Management

    Fix the trucks, treat the workers better and you'll have a much smaller revolving door.

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