Guardsmark Reviews

Updated Nov 23, 2018

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2.8
46%
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34%
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Guardsmark Chairman and President Ira A. Lipman
Ira A. Lipman
156 Ratings
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  • "Management that doesn't back up their employees, low pay, high turnover, menial benefits, pretty much a dead end job(in 17 reviews)

  • "I would like to see the company allow direct deposit(in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Branch Manager"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Family environment good support and helpful management

    Cons

    Pay was too low to attract quality personnel

  2. "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    The supervisors were fair and treated employees with respect.

    Cons

    Paid for holidays only if you worked them.

  3. "Guardsmark"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    HR satff is works with everyone fairly.

    Cons

    The starting wage is too low.

  4. "Security Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Registered Nurse in Saint Louis, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Excellent place to work, great staff, good hours, assignments are flexible and convienient, I would recommend this Employer to anyone seeking satisfying career.

    Cons

    Pay is not great but it’s worth it when you consider the caring and considerate management team, and the flexibility they allow working families

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  5. "Office Employee"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Decent benefits; 401k (%match); referral program; safe driving program; great staff at branch levels.

    Cons

    Vacation policy not the best, but at least they had it; limited technology

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  6. "Company"

    1.0
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    • 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

  7. "Not much"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    Nothing can be a Pro for this company

    Cons

    Always under manned. Management was poor. Regional Manager wanted you to travel grand distances just for little pay. No compensation for travel.

  8. "Dental"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Had a good post at General Dynamics

    Cons

    Dental Benifits Never implemented during employment was deliberately not given until layoff

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  9. "Great Company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Troy, AL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, great hours and friendly supervisors

    Cons

    horrible uniforms, some coworkers were selfish

  10. "Security Business"

    3.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Independent. Never a pay issue. See your manager more than once per year. Try to do things right. Better than average customer locations, minimum of dangerous or hazardous work.

    Cons

    Pay increases disappeared after 2008. Antiquated policies, training, and systems. Lack of commitment to vision from middle management.

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