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GardaWorld Reviews

Updated April 25, 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 16 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)

  • trucKS with no a/c in summer no heater in winter (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "cash room processor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great work environment with a great team, good pay, fast paced environment, supportive management and administrative staff.

    Cons

    Amount of work varies by season so hours are unpredictable, no medical or dental benefits for part time employees


  2. "Dont waste your time with this company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Cant think of anything nice to say so i'll just say nothing.

    Cons

    Management has no clue what they are doing and they continually think of new ways to strip benefits from employees

    Advice to Management

    I wont even bother giving it because they wouldn't listen anyway. They live in their own world


  3. "Good starter job..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    A large amount of hours

    Cons

    Not really anything else tbh

    Advice to Management

    Good luck


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Don't do it"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "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


  7. "YWG Screening Officer"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some staff are good. Uniforms provided by CATSA. Good pay and benefits (only because of the Union)

    Cons

    Far too much favoritism, management does not take harassment complaints seriously, so-called Quality Leads add unnecessary stress, Managers step over CATSA regulations

    Advice to Management

    You got rid of the old GM which was long overdue, sort out your QLs and morning CPMs and you will see morale increase​


  8. "YWG Screening officer"

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    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Winnipeg, MB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Competitive wage, uniforms provided, straight forward application process

    Cons

    Wait for security clearance took almost a year, shift work, no lockers risk getting items stolen

    Advice to Management

    I'm still in training and I really like how supportive our trainers on the floor are; there are other admins I find rude and very "my way or the highway." Still feeling things out.


  9. "SUCKS"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GardaWorld (More than a year)

    Pros

    I found no PROS with Gardaworld.

    Cons

    This bully, intimidate and mistreat select guards. If you are in the CLICK you can sit in the lunch room all day and play on Facebook. The guard that is not in the so called CLICK has to do all the patrols, walk 12 hours straight, climb all the stairs and put the favorite guards' signatures on the logs at the top of the stairwells. If you don't put their initials on the logs you are written up. They are deprived of any breaks, no water or food for a full 12Hr shift. The Team Leads are Bullies. If you go the Head Office to complain, they do nothing about the problem because they do no want to lose the contract. So bottom line is that your are still Bullied so bad that you are forced to quit.

    Advice to Management

    You All Should be fired !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Stepping Stone Job"

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    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.


  11. "Security guard"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    kickup shifts, 247 calling centre, decent lifestyle and good hours

    Cons

    working alone is an issue, sometimes your relief isnt on time and you have to leave your shift later than u should

    Advice to Management

    Better balance in the workplace, give us a chance to move up the ladder, since i havent been given that chance


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