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Found 302 reviews

2.8
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46%
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34%
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Guardsmark CEO Ira A. Lipman
Ira A. Lipman
156 Ratings
Pros
  • "Low stress, good pay, good benefits(in 10 reviews)

  • "Flexibility of hours worked easy work(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management that doesn't back up their employees, low pay, high turnover, menial benefits, pretty much a dead end job(in 17 reviews)

  • "horrible uniforms, some coworkers were selfish(in 24 reviews)

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  1. "Branch Manager"

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    Former Employee - Branch Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 19 years

    Pros

    Family environment good support and helpful management

    Cons

    Pay was too low to attract quality personnel

    Guardsmark2017-10-31
  2. "Good Company to work for"

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      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.

      Guardsmark2018-11-23
    • "Guardsmark"

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        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.

        Guardsmark2018-10-26
      • "Security Company"

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        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

        Advice to Management

        Keep up the good work, continue to hire dedicated staff although it isn’t always easy to find hard working and commited staff.

        Guardsmark2018-07-08
      • "Office Employee"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 19 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

        Advice to Management

        HQ needs to update technology practices

        Guardsmark2018-06-30
      • "Company"

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        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
      • "Not much"

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        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.

        Guardsmark2018-07-10
      • "Dental"

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        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

        Advice to Management

        Hire new staff--corruption

        Guardsmark2018-07-10
      • "Great Company"

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        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

        Guardsmark2018-03-01
      • "Security Business"

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        Former Employee - Account Manager in Denver, CO
        Recommends
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 19 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.

        Advice to Management

        Re-invest in the company rather than continuing to employ the same practices. The brand was valuable enough to re invent the core.

        Guardsmark2018-02-28
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