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Guardsmark Reviews

Updated November 10, 2016
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Pros
  • Guardsmark is the best security company in the world to work, it's a very rewarding experience (in 11 reviews)

  • Work indoors, dont have to do patrols like other security officers as an operator (in 10 reviews)

Cons
  • No pay raises, low pay, paper time sheets, some unprofessional behavior, PTO sucks, working holidays, low morale (in 10 reviews)

  • Low pay and no yearly pay increase (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor/Site Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor/Site Supervisor in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    steady employment was a guarantee

    Cons

    too much favoritism existed there

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more


  2. "Was awesome"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good benefits and fair management.

    Cons

    No cons. Great company to work for

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  3. "Good while it lasted"

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    Former Employee - Lead Security Officer in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Lead Security Officer in Sacramento, CA

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

    Pros

    Available hours for the security officer was great.

    Cons

    No direct deposit for the security officer which was irritating.


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  5. "Revew"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Randolph, MA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Randolph, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good place to work. One of the top security firms in the business. Learned a lot from that company. Great people and culture.

    Cons

    Play favoritism. Some of the managers can be racist at time, not all.


  6. "Management roles had most of right ingredients."

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    Former Employee - Manager Business Development in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Manager Business Development in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, ethical, strong focus on the customer and doing what they said. Lots of tenure from management. Lengthy background checks provided superior work force.

    Cons

    Dated technology and difficulty adapting with the industry. Lengthy background checks made it difficult to be flexible in some situations.

    Advice to Management

    You sold the company to a competitor.


  7. "A Great Company to Work for.."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Concierge Clerk in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Concierge Clerk in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I really enjoyed my time with the company..they were a very caring staff indeed..The pay was Great ..they always have opportunities move up in the industry..and there was always plenty overtime available for anyone who wanted extra hours..I really miss working with Guardsmark...

    Cons

    Need More Women in the Field....


  8. "Human Rsources Specialist/ Generalist / Trainer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist/Generalist/Trainer in Cordova, TN
    Former Employee - Human Resources Specialist/Generalist/Trainer in Cordova, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Enjoyed working with people from all walks of life.

    Cons

    Never felt good about terminating an employee.

    Advice to Management

    Always remember that the employee is the company's greatest asset.


  9. "Manager Business Development"

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

    Pros

    Empowered employees at manager level to self-manage.

    Cons

    Technology and communication for employees.

    Advice to Management

    Better communication from top to down.


  10. "Senior Security Supervisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    benefit package was quite decent

    Cons

    Company does not offer growth opportunities


  11. "I loved this job."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carmel, IN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of downtime. One of my co-workers often watched movies in the command center,
    and another even brought in a video game console (an Xbox I think).
    Those are officially prohibited, but it gives you an idea of how much time you have to yourself.

    Cons

    Can't really think of any. I suppose they could pay more, but I was happy.
    Plus, the job itself has its own perks (I had a good location I suppose).

    Advice to Management

    The guy in charge of my guardsmark was cool. I liked him.
    He seemed to have everything together.



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