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GardaWorld Canada Reviews

Updated January 14, 2018
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GardaWorld Founding President and Chief Executive Officer Stéphan D. Crétier
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Pros
  • The pay is decent but not worth what we go through (see cons) (in 16 reviews)

  • Good pay, good people, state of the art building (in 20 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, need to be available 24/7 (in 27 reviews)

  • Bad hours (6am start time) which leads to poor work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "abcd"

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    Former Employee - Preboard Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Preboard Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good company to work with

    Cons

    sometime its get hectic

    Advice to Management

    they are doing good jobs


  2. "Security guard job"

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    Current Employee - SecurityGur in Greenfield Park, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - SecurityGur in Greenfield Park, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice People! Nice supervisors! Unlimited growth opportunities

    Cons

    Stay on Call for more a year!

    Advice to Management

    Fixed schedule!

  3. "Decent"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Mississauga, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of sites. Extra hours are always available. Free uniform. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    Throwing extremely inexperienced guards with little training into high profile sites as extra cover. Management treats security like everyone is disposable. They hire anyone and everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to what your guards have to say. We help you, you can at least help us.


  4. "guard"

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    Current Employee - Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at GardaWorld (More than a year)

    Pros

    they kept to themselves and easy to work with, good for full time students

    Cons

    no upward mobility and had to work random nights and do floating`


  5. "DIRECTOR"

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    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Director in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with a great work ethic

    Cons

    None to mention. Was laid off due to corporate restructure

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  6. "Corporate office"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Advised for autonomous and dynamic workers. Opportunities to evolve quickly within the company

    Cons

    Important employee turnover and weakness of the top management prevent to build projects on the long term.


  7. "Pre-Boarding Screening officer"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at GardaWorld (More than a year)

    Pros

    a lot of flexibility, good money for students, helps you to get discounts from places

    Cons

    the company treat you like a number, they do not care if you stay or go

    Advice to Management

    take care of your employees, and do not go loud if they do mistakes, cuz you do mistakes too.

  8. "Great Company as a Whole - Shortcomings at a Branch Level"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Fort McMurray, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent uniform, benefit and online training opportunities

    Cons

    Experience depends on the people employed in each branch office to facilitate and oversee the work of employees in the field.

    Advice to Management

    Conduct business with as much transparency as is reasonable from a management perspective. Say nothing rather than communicating un & near truths to the employees about changes.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Pre Board Screening Officer"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends

    I have been working at GardaWorld part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The job is very easy and the young people are cool to work with.

    Cons

    The Security Clearance takes a lot of time and periodical feedback should be given.


  10. "Environment"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Montreal, QC (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Nice place to work. Polite supervisor and kind HR staff.

    Cons

    Nothing to add about it.


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