Guardsmark Relationship Manager Reviews | Glassdoor

Guardsmark Relationship Manager Reviews

To filter reviews, or .

Found 3 reviews

1.6
StarStarStarStarStar
0%
Recommend to a Friend
0%
Approve of CEO
Guardsmark CEO Ira A. Lipman
Ira A. Lipman
3 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "A Completely Honest Review"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Most likely you can have a consistent schedule, but it's typical in this industry that you will work some overtime (sometimes mandatory) which makes a bad work/life balance.

    Cons

    Low pay, No pay raises, especially for management, benefits tanked after the Affordable Health Care Act, Family Owned (Means you can only go so far in your career.) Management has to jump through hoops to make decisions for the company. Micro Management.

    Advice to Management

    Lower level management doesn't have the authority to make things happen when things need to be done. Most decisions worth any value need to go all the way up to "The Boss." Let you managers make decisions for the company. Take care of your Security Officers. 5 years with no pay increases on most of these accounts. Don't talk about values every day and you can't even take care of the people that make make you millions....

    Show More
    Guardsmark2015-03-01
  2. "Company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    Great local team and management

    Cons

    Poorly managed from the top

    Guardsmark2018-07-23
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Guardsmark - a Great Company for the 1980's. Owner only wants his profits!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Relationship Manager in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    If you want to be micro-managed from the corporate headquarters this is your company. If you feel safe and comfortable in the 1980's pull up a stool, Guardsmark is for you.

    Cons

    Guardsmark is stuck in the the 1980's. It kills trees by the thousands everyday because it's owner - Ira Lipman - who is too scared to move into the 20th century (yes the 20th). His Regional Managers are too intimidated of Ira to tell him he has no clothes on - read the story. Office culture - the King is always right and you become a "Whack-a mole" target if you offer improvements.

    Advice to Management

    If you insist on sending our those monthly "Insight" newsletters consider adding a Letter to the Editor or "Ask Ira" to allow the employees an opportunity to interact with Czar.

    Guardsmark2014-11-27
Found 3 reviews