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GardaWorld Driver/Messenger Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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GardaWorld Founding President and Chief Executive Officer Stéphan D. Crétier
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Pros
  • Good pay, good people, state of the art building (in 17 reviews)

  • I worked with good people and had a great account director (in 14 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours and no set end schedule (in 22 reviews)

  • Rampant favoritism based on friendship or being related to managers No training managers idea of support is screamin at you Gossip about emlployees (in 17 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Las Vegas, NV
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meet new people and great experience if you want to go into law enforcement or security at hotels in your area

    Cons

    Company is not worth it,health insurance is terrible,long hours no over time until you reach 50+ hours in a week


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Stepping Stone Job"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Columbia, MO
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Columbia, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sit in a truck and look up new jobs on your phone and get paid for it.

    Cons

    The trucks are horrible, in the verge of breaking down. You never know when you will get off for the day, on average work 12 hours a day but could be more depending on the route. Almost 0 time for your personal life working 5-6 days a week and not having a set time to clock out. Overtime doesn't start until after 50 hours.

    Advice to Management

    A simple radio in the truck would work wonders on morale.


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get to carry firearm
    Not stuck in one place all the time
    Handle large sums of money
    Looks good on a resume
    Provide all need equipment except boots and firearm
    Insurance+benefits
    Lots of hours

    Cons

    Lots of hours
    Don't always like who your partnered with
    Can be stressful
    Risking your life for someone else's money
    Trucks stand out not low key
    Pay could be better

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay rate, we are risking our lives for someone else's money


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible company"

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    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Plenty of hours 50 plus.
    Decent pay for the job.

    Cons

    Over time does start till 50
    Trucks fall apart its the teams fault
    You get injured you wont get workers comp

    Advice to Management

    Just give up the company has failed you and the employees they pocketed the profits and threw you all to the side


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Easy Job"

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    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Yakima, WA
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Yakima, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work out doors, get to meet different people employees are awesome management easy going

    Cons

    District Managers don't come around , trucks are hand me downs or always breaking down


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Armed Driver/Messanger"

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    Current Employee - Armed Driver/Messenger in Orange, CA
    Current Employee - Armed Driver/Messenger in Orange, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Livable wage, paid vacation, guaranteed at least 40 hours a week if full time

    Cons

    Company does not care about employess at all. Cheapeast company I have worked for. No OT until 50 hours in a week. That means no OT after 8 and double after 12, and they take total advantage of that. Slave labor of the 21st century. Mandatory 6 days for about a year now because we are understaffed and most new hires quit for something better

    Advice to Management

    Learn to treat your employees like human beings


  8. "Bad"

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    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Needham, MA
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Needham, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of hours if you have no life.

    Cons

    Management is a joke. Will do anything to save their own skin. Be prepared to work 12+ hours and if you make even the slightest mistake prepare for them to remember it for months. Lots of stress for not enough pay.

    Advice to Management

    Understand mistakes happen and give your employees chances to explain themselves instead of writing them up multiple times for the same incident.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good stepping stone but don't get stuck"

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    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Broadview, IL
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Broadview, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Minimal supervision once you leave base

    Cons

    Pay. Benefits . Management. Poorly Organized and poor communication. On your own if anything goes wrong


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Driver/messenger"

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    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Richardson, TX
    Former Employee - Driver/Messenger in Richardson, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    coworkers we're awesome and had a school route I loved

    Cons

    Bad supervisors... Bad trucks....favoritism....no overtime till after50 hours....I don't recommend anyone to work here

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Driver/messenger"

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    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    I transfer from New York to Tampa and is totally disaster I Been in the company for 9yrs if I would off know this would be like this here I never I never come down 86 to 90 stops per day that's not right for us we deserve better and better treatment.

    Cons

    Has been a long way and I learned alot from this company thank you

    Advice to Management

    Treat the employees better and you going to have better results. Respect doesn't buy it u earn it by giving respect to others.