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GardaWorld Saint Louis Reviews

Updated March 26, 2017
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Saint Louis, MO

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GardaWorld Founding President and Chief Executive Officer Stéphan D. Crétier
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Pros
  • Pay is decent for a no experience required job (in 15 reviews)

  • Good pay, good people, state of the art building (in 17 reviews)

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

  • work/life balance is difficult, would not recommend if you value your health and sanity (in 10 reviews)

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  1. 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


  2. "Processing Teller"

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    Former Employee - Processing Teller in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Processing Teller in Saint Louis, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at GardaWorld part-time

    Pros

    I'm not sure there are many.

    Cons

    Management cares more about making money than it does about its employees.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good. Not Great"

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    Former Employee - Teller in Saint Louis, MO
    Former Employee - Teller in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay was competitive. Some very great co workers. Not all higher ups are worthless.

    Cons

    Favoritism. Building was inadequate for the amount of work that was being done. Equipment including trucks, printers, forklifts, and more very outdated or broke.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "It feels like I work for a Bond villain."

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

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

    Pros

    We get paid in currency which can then be spent on goods and services.

    The people are great. Not the people running the company mind you, but the people making it work.

    Cons

    I get the feeling that the corporate entities resent the workers. The COO stopped by the other day and avoided us like the plague. Probably thought somebody would ask him about overtime.

    Overtime. You don't get any until you hit 50 hours. There are pending lawsuits regarding this blatant abuse of a vague DOT law.

    Our President and COO used to work for JP Morgan during the LIBOR scandal. Now I would never accuse him of taking part in a WIDESPREAD network of FRAUD while working for his previous employer, but the timing of his tenure there and subsequent departure is certainly interesting.

    Trucks are rough. Our current batch of mechanics are friendly and hard working, and have honestly turned around most of the trucks. But they look pretty banged up and some are half rusted, which is a nice visual metaphor for the state of the company itself.

    Garda is one of those companies that hires low skilled individuals and takes advantage of their life circumstances. It also hires veterans by the dozen to reap tax breaks and cut back on training. It's one of those companies that doesn't really need us, but knows that we need them. It's serfdom at its finest.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes I wonder what the gun is for - the bad guys, or me.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Ok company to work for if you don't want to advance"

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

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

    Pros

    There a no Pros to this job the company is a bad company to work for

    Cons

    they will fire you in a heart beat all the decisions on any employees hiring or termination are made from out of town and they don't care how good of employee you been even when you no write ups or late for work in your file in over 10 yrs of employment Now they hire only part time so they don't have to give you any benefits but will work you 40 or 50 hrs and they won't pay overtime till you work over 50 hrs because of a old DOT rule for over the road truck drivers


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