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GardaWorld Reviews

Updated December 12, 2017
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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 19 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, need to be available 24/7 (in 25 reviews)

  • Poor management structure and empty promises (in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Growth"

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    Former Employee - Teller in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Teller in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedules and management work well with you if you need time off.

    Cons

    No opportunities for growth. Pay is not equal and not always based on experience. People have worked there for many years and make less than the person that has only worked for a few months

    Advice to Management

    Fair salary and pay.


  2. "survey"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    GardaWorld provides you with stability, there are chances of growth over the time.

    Cons

    Not good with increasing your pay rate. You will be stuck on the pay rate offered in the beginning.

    Advice to Management

    Try to see the potential in your employees.

  3. "Demanding Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    With the amount of hours you accrue, pay is fairly decent.

    Cons

    Poor management structure and empty promises. Long days with difficulty in scheduling time off for both recreation and emergencies. Schedule/job can change daily due to personnel changes.

    Advice to Management

    Rework management structure to allow for greater employee relations. Consider larger incentives to stay with the company.


  4. "Driver/Messanger"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GardaWorld full-time

    Pros

    Pay is good definitely a lot of hours

    Cons

    Not a set end time, no completely staffed

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees, stop brushing our issues off


  5. "Explosive Detector Canine Handler"

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    Current Employee - Canine Handler in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Current Employee - Canine Handler in Kabul (Afghanistan)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting pay with defined step raises.

    Cons

    Be prepared to travel OCONUS.


  6. "Entire Facade"

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    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger/ATM Tech in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger/ATM Tech in Baltimore, MD
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None. Just use this place as a stepping stone to something better.

    Cons

    As an employee that prides myself on keeping my uniform neat and clean, my truck clean and organized. And taking the initiative and showing up on time. This company is a joke.
    -Managers treat hard working employees the same as the slackers. They don’t appreciate hard work.
    -Call outs are an every other day occurrence. That means other people have to pick up that work.
    -Managers harass you for doing your job and accuse you of milking the clock.
    -Managers are two faced and play favorites.
    -Managers don't train employees very well. And they get mad when something goes wrong.
    -Managers don't give you everything to do the job and get mad when its not done.
    -They steal your PTO, and don’t give raises as scheduled in the associate handbook.
    -Trucks are poorly maintained. One caught on fire while driving down the road.
    -No room for growth. Garda is just a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Resign so someone more qualified can take your job.


  7. "Good"

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

    I worked at GardaWorld (More than a year)

    Pros

    Employees are god to work with

    Cons

    Pay is ok but could be more

  8. "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.


  9. "Long days, low pay"

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

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

    Pros

    Steady route or partner (if someone "picks" you). They pay your permit (PA Act 235) fees.

    Cons

    Your work hours are subject to traffic, changing clients, "urgent" stops, etc. Very few benefits. 50+ hour work weeks, but overtime paid only after 50 hours. The pay is very minimal for guys who wear a firearm.

    Advice to Management

    The Branch-level supervising was fine. Regionally and globally, the company really doesn't care for the employees. We are told to re-route entire days for a single bank and it ends up costing us hours of our time during the week.


  10. "Pre-Board Screening Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GardaWorld part-time

    Pros

    Excellent place to work as it increases your public exposure

    Cons

    Sometimes could be tiresome and boredom


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