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"GARDA Great for Summer Students, Hardly a Career"

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Former Employee - Security Agent in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Security Agent in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Approves of CEO

Pros

Incredibly flexible hours. I worked as a temporary employee (for several months at 50-70 hours a week) and was given all of the hours I could want, by virtue of working at several different sites. The work was easy - mostly sitting around with lots of time to do what you want and get paid for it, while waiting for the few minutes of excitement that would come every few weeks (I am a student, and was able to complete a couple of calculus courses while on the job waiting for things to happen). Great place for students to work - really flexible hours, and the payrate was very reasonable for a student summer job in Canada.

Cons

Very long hours and continuous new sites - must be incredibly adaptive and excited for change to feel comfortable as there is almost no routine. Some jobs could be VERY boring if one is unable to keep occupied (often music or reading was unallowed). Often had to work 2-3 night shifts a week (sometimes for 12 hours overnight) and, obviously, sleeping on the job is not allowed so this can be tough also (however, fewer things happen so it is sometimes possible to watch films or play video games, read, listen to music, etc. when working a night shift to stay awake).

Advice to Management

Stabilize temporary employees more fully on one or two sites - it wastes time always trying to find new sites resulting in sometimes being late, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for GardaWorld

  1. "A performing service company will do so as long as it remembers that management is not alone."

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work security is good. They always have work for you.

    Cons

    Treated like a number. No actual contact with higher management.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees appraised of major changes BEFORE they read about it in the papers.


  2. "Belle experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    versatilité, congé accepté, parfait pour les étudiant

    Cons

    Déplacement, longue distance, sur appel,

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