Guardsmark - The Nature of the Business | Glassdoor
  1. "The Nature of the Business"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guardsmark

    Pros

    The company has one of the lowest turnovers in the industry. I've been in security for more than 25 years and I have worked for numerous companies and raises come from the client not the security company if your on the security officers side of the spectrum. Cooperate is a little different but even a raise for cooperate employees generally come about based on client revenue, ie lost of clients lose of pay/employees. A...

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    Cons

    Promotion are a little slow and are only available on a branch level if someone leaves The managerial structure is a little different than most top security company's on a branch level but advancement is there if you're willing to relocate to maybe another state.

    Advice to Management

    Some can be a little more considerate towards their subordinates, be a little more professional.

    Guardsmark2015-05-30
  1. "Revew"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Randolph, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark for less than a year

    Pros

    Good place to work. One of the top security firms in the business. Learned a lot from that company. Great people and culture.

    Cons

    Play favoritism. Some of the managers can be racist at time, not all.

    Guardsmark2016-09-20
  2. "Working as a Security Officer for Guardsmark"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Lansing, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Quite a bit of overtime and some very good employees to work together as a team.

    Cons

    Raise about every 3 years or longer. Wanted Officers to do Maintenance work on Non Security equipment. Use personal vehicles for tours, without compensation.

    Guardsmark2019-05-02

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