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GardaWorld Reviews

Updated April 10, 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 (2)

    "Operration Manager"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in West Palm Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you work Hard and follow the Policy you can work your self fast up to a better Position. the nice thing is you are guarantied 40hour pay with benefits. the other nice thing is two weeks paid vacation and 1 week paid sick leave. Now of course it depends on what type of Boss you get. So long you stay out of trouble privately and be on time at work you will have a Job

    Cons

    Crappy Upper Management what pays them self there Bonuses but tells there Managers you cant get your Raise even that you have a contract with them for the raise. Crappy Trucks and faults promises that you will get new Trucks 250 New truck divided by 184 Branches. The Person that Calculated that should be fired and if investors would invest in new Trucks you would get your Money back instead patching up trucks and sending people out without A/C. saving on the wrong end and giving the investors there Cut instead thinking on the people that risk there lives Daily. Any Owner knows if you keep your Employees Happy you will have less Theft and Less turnaround


  2. 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


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Production Supervisor in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Allows for personal development in a new environment

    Cons

    This job is a trap


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Garda Cash Logistics (Armored Truck)"

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    Former Employee - Armed Messenger in Reading, PA
    Former Employee - Armed Messenger in Reading, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    easily get hired, the branch personnel as a whole welcomed new hires. Some of the employees that had been there a while were resistant.

    Cons

    Pay sucked for the risk that a person assumed. OT only after 50hrs/week, not 40hrs!!
    Very long days of at least 11-14hrs/day.

    Advice to Management

    convince upper management that the hourly wage needs to be increased!! Otherwise the revolving door will continue.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "How you percieve things here can make or break you"

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    Current Employee - Crew Leader in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Crew Leader in Durham, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    You get to work outdoors for the most part because you'll be traveling via by truck

    Cons

    You never really know when you'll get off. Schedule can by subject to change daily.

    Advice to Management

    Order is the most important thing to deter choas


  7. 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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Teller"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Monday thru Friday , no nights

    Cons

    Low pay and infrequent raises

    Advice to Management

    My advice to Management would be to talk to your employees having meetings . Management only talk to the Leads and they aren't very truthful . Give raises according to their work performance and make sure the work is spread evenly. Their people their who come in everyday and do their jobs and stay in their assigned area but it seems that's not respected by management.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Easy job if you need extra cash or need a job while in school."

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    Former Employee - Cash Vault Teller in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Cash Vault Teller in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Weekends and most banking holidays off.

    Cons

    No room for advancement. Not much of a positive culture. Everyone just wants to get their work done and leave.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Is a good job with the right management."

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    Former Employee - ATM Supervisor in Springfield, MO
    Former Employee - ATM Supervisor in Springfield, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay for the work, good workout daily if you hopped, 2 weeks vacation after one year.

    Cons

    Truck are junk, hours worked not consistent, schedule changes for day to day with out notice. Benefits are expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Get trucks in better shape. Incentives are great.


  11. Helpful (2)

    "Not the worst place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Oakland, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Coworkers were pretty solid and helpful. Work can sometimes be easy but often pushed to reach deadline or quota.

    Cons

    Management, Hours, Wage, Facility...I can go on. Management style was overbearing especially the leads. Hours were erratic depending on the volume of work, was paid barely above minimum wage, and finally the facility; all the smog and traffic just funneled into this area. It's Oakland, you see the weirdest and most bizarre things if you don't venture out there too much.

    Advice to Management

    Lesser favoritism, pay your workers well, treat everyone with respect.


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