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  1. "Clients"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great portfolio of clients and projects within the Firm.

    Cons

    Very few cons about the type of work; however, some of the projects worked on were out of town for long periods of time.

    Advice to Management

    Source project teams with local consultants during project with long durations.


  2. "fast pace enviroment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Dispatcher in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GMI part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    costumer service experience, dispatch experience

    Cons

    a lot of work, paperwork, and inputting in the computer

    Advice to Management

    two dispatchers


  3. "Guard Management Inc is the dream job of any entry level security officer because of their professionalism."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Officer in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Asset Protection Officer in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They have very professional protocols and manner of operations. They use technology to their advantage in on the job situations and technical support to back up their employees as needed. The opening wage is comparable to other openings at other security companies and it is possible to get promoted quickly within the company. The work hours and schedules are very stable and rarely change unless necessary. The working environment feels safe and secure, even at night in most areas (perhaps I'm just comfortable in most environments). People generally respect the uniform, few exceptions being teenagers, transients and the intoxicated.

    Cons

    Pin classes take time away from work and time is not paid to attend, meaning the associate is out a day's wage and receives a literal pin to place on their uniform. Some employees can't afford to lose a day's wage if they are not full time.

    Failure to have Guard Card renewed prior to expiration will result in termination, regardless of BSIS situation cause. GMI is following mandated law regarding this matter and the same is true for all security companies. It is strongly recommended to renew all credentials 6 months in advance with BSIS due to the nature of the bureaucracy. BSIS is understaffed and overworked, resulting in extreme delays in paperwork handling, lost files and long call waiting periods. If you possess both a guard card and firearm carry permit, you must pay cash or check for joint renewal as digital payment is disallowed.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, customer service and employee trainings/little talks. Be advised that employees possessing firearm carry permits will be delayed in guard card renewal, automated online renewal is NOT ADVISED due to BSIS not allowing digital payment for dual renewal of guard card AND firearm carry permits. Advised to press employees hard for renewal 6 months in advance. Use same method currently used, just do so earlier.


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  5. "Wouldn't recommend this as a place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hopkins, MN
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Hopkins, MN
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at GMI full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly co-workers in my office. Casual atmosphere.

    Cons

    Long hours and expected to check your emails off hours. Large volume of emails. It is common for employees to check their emails throughout the evening, weekends, holidays. Little support from management. I found it to be a very negative culture. If you make a mistake, expect it to be broadcast to just about everyone. No work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Be supportive and take the time to train your personnel instead of referring them to one of the many SOPs. Treat your employees like people and not production machines.


  6. "Accounting Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Accounting Manager in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends

    I worked at GMI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great growth and learning experience
    Great benefits, pretty had it all

    Cons

    1. Change of ownership
    2. Used few months/years to get things on track


  7. "Management demotivated staff and made private matters public."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, MA
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Burlington, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at GMI full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Get to work on interesting projects - not internally, but driven by customer requirements. The customers are exciting and for the most part reasonable. Many GMIers are smart and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance stinks - some members of staff are expected to be available at any time of the day. Some staff get hundreds of emails a day, and are castigated if an email goes unanswered within the hour.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on developing promising talent - right now you drive them away and the people who remain are either average or just want to hang on until they can find something better. Work/Life balance stinks - some members of staff are expected to be available at any time of the day. Some staff get hundreds of emails a day, and are castigated if an email goes unanswered within the hour.


  8. "DON'T WORK AT GMI!!!!!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    - Flexible hours
    - Free monthly lunches

    Cons

    - Horrible Management!
    - They care more about money than their employees
    - Impossible to get a promotion
    - Dead end job

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees and maybe you'll have a little less turnover!


  9. "GMI a great place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsey, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsey, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    *Variety of Work Assignments
    *Fun and Friendly Atmosphere
    *Recognition for going above and beyond
    *Development Oportunities
    *Innovation
    *Ideas listened to and Valued
    *Ability to implement Change
    *Good Work Life Balance

    Cons

    * Work Load can be high
    * Administartive Support not an option just means that you have to do your own paper work :-)
    * Would like more PTO

    Advice to Management

    *Keep Friendly Atmosphere
    *Continue with your Open Mind Set
    *Consider More PTO Time
    *Provide More Feedback on job performance to all employees ( more often, not just a review time)


  10. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsey, MN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ramsey, MN
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great people, personal and business growth are encouraged. Talent is rewarded.

    Cons

    Small company, you have to perform.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to promote from within and use the talents that are there.


  11. "Good Entry Level Job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I was an intern and I got a lot of great skills from working with this company. I would recommend entry level Associates to this company.

    Cons

    Not the greatest salary package. But if you want to get your foot in the door this is an excellent doorway.


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