Guardsmark - Plenty of hours with low pay. If you don't have a degree - forget advancement no matter how many years doing security. | Glassdoor
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"Plenty of hours with low pay. If you don't have a degree - forget advancement no matter how many years doing security."

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Current Employee - Security Officer/Security Guard in Warden, WA
Current Employee - Security Officer/Security Guard in Warden, WA
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Plenty of hours, issued uniforms, regular shifts, outstanding supervisor

Cons

Minimal advancement opportunity
Low pay
Nice dress pants that require alterations and dry cleaning which the guard cannot afford

Advice to Management

Change college degree requirement to allow competitive experience to be a Manager
Pay for uniform alterations (hemming of pants) after 90 days to improve professional appearance
Learn something about Leadership which is different from Supervision and Management as it requires earning respect by giving respect of your workers (Think about the TV show "Undercover Boss" where management actually has a concerned conversation with an empoyee)
If you haven't thought about employee morale EVERY day, then you just don't get it.
Oh, and performance should trump the-good-old-boy network. (Performance meaning your actual security personnel, not your sales force)

Other Employee Reviews for Guardsmark

  1. "it has been an experience"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Decatur, GA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Decatur, GA

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    they offer free benefits and school money

    Cons

    if you are head strong they get rid of you.

    Advice to Management

    to stop using their position for personal gain.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "OUCH!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Kennebunk, ME
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Kennebunk, ME
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great job if your going to school....

    Cons

    If you want to be treated GREAT in the beginning - to only be told and see your co-workers systematically treated like less of a person - this is the job for you.

    People have been demoted based off of no reasons, you will never get a raise, but the employers are nice.

    Advice to Management

    Try to invest in your employees and start taking notice of what is happening to your clients. Neglect will only get you a bad reputation.


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