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Guardian Alarm Reviews

Updated May 31, 2017
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  1. "Electronics Technician"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work and pay.

    Cons

    Can be very demanding and working lots of OT with working different shifts


  2. "Account Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardian Alarm full-time

    Pros

    The benefits are very good in comparison to other companies in the industry. Vacation time is generous for salaried office staff. Health benefits are good and not too costly.

    Cons

    There is a lot of favoritism within the company. Divisions tend to not play nice together. General manager focuses on keeping employees disgruntled rather than focus on building a team.

    Advice to Management

    Occasionally ask for anonymous feedback from middle management regarding how upper management is carrying out duties. Often times, the problem starts at the head of the organization and others are discouraged from continuing to give 100%.

  3. "It wasn't bad"

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    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Dispatcher in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    The time went by fast, co-workers were usually pleasant, bosses were usually ok, pay was somewhat decent, overtime available regularly, good health insurance

    Cons

    The job could be stressful at times, dispatch having to call to inform of technical troubles was annoying, office badmouthing/gossip was a bit annoying, it was kind of dirty, one of the bosses was mean and enjoyed humiliating people. After the second year I sort of burnt out

    Advice to Management

    Regular sanitization and cleanliness of the workspaces/bathroom would have been great, maybe anonymous reviews of management by employees would help the management from abusing their power. Option to rotate employees between departments might help prevent boredom and burnout


  4. "Customer Service Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardian Alarm full-time

    Pros

    Family oriented, good insurance, pay is decent

    Cons

    not much room for growth, low morale


  5. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardian Alarm full-time

    Pros

    Protecting property is something I'm good at.

    Cons

    I have to pay close attention to my work area at all time with no distractions.

    Advice to Management

    Give employees rises every six months


  6. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardian Alarm full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunity to move the career forward. Fun place to work and a lot of benefits. Team environment where you get to work with super smart people.

    Cons

    For me the only issue is my commute as i live a bit far from the office. Other then that there are really no compliants. But that is not against the company at all.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing your people and do what you are doing. It works well. Create an atmosphere of unity within the company which you have been doing. Keep it up


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Company in the WORLD!!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westland, MI
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westland, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guardian Alarm (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nothing!! nothing at all is a pro with guardian, company only looks out for there own kind, very rude people work there people look you in the face and don't even speak very sad.

    Cons

    Owners & management only look out for there own type of people!!!
    Whites ONLY Pies!!!!
    I don't know how this company lasted this long very bad company dispatch talks to people rude.
    Only a 3% every year REALLY!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a bad company treat your employees better before you get sued, I have never worked for a worst company than Guardian Alarm. stop being so Bad to people.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Unfair and negative work place"

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

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

    Pros

    The only pro I can think of is the free monthly lunch they buy everyone

    Cons

    Unfair, negative work environment, brown nosers, back stabbers, I could go on and on

    Advice to Management

    Look out for your employees well being and don't throw people under the bus like you have been


  9. "Customer service"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Guardian Alarm full-time

    Pros

    Close to home close to freeway

    Cons

    Pay sucks..10 cent raise..no room to advance..


  10. "SQL Report Writer Intern"

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    Current Employee - Report Writer in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Report Writer in Southfield, MI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to prove skills and familiarize yourself with industry technology in reporting. Great work environment.

    Cons

    Low pay for the position. Not a lot of standards set up.

    Advice to Management

    Create better standards and project requirements.


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