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Guardsmark Reviews

Updated February 10, 2018
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Guardsmark Chairman and President Ira A. Lipman
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Pros
  • Low stress, good pay, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

  • schedule is flexible, job is fairly simple , great people (in 8 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)

  • Little to no room for advancement (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Revew"

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    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.


  2. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    Overtime, Nice Coworkers, You can work as much as you want.

    Cons

    Odd hours, start off by getting a lot of weekend shifts, No OT

    Advice to Management

    Continue to reach out to workers.

  3. "Typical Security Job"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Oak Brook, IL
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Oak Brook, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairly easy work. Not much else.

    Cons

    Management that doesn't back up their employees, low pay, high turnover, menial benefits, pretty much a dead end job.

    Advice to Management

    Quit going to the graveyard to find employees. You need more then dead bodies and mindless twits with huge egos to the job.


  4. "Poorly Managed"

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    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Former Employee - Security Supervisor in Rancho Cordova, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some opportunity for advancement, but not much.

    Cons

    Poor management, always someone telling you how to do something when they don't know your job.

    Advice to Management

    Better management, coaching, planning.


  5. "Branch Manager"

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

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Family environment good support and helpful management

    Cons

    Pay was too low to attract quality personnel


  6. "Financial Systems Analyst"

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

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great Pay, Bonuses and Benefits

    Cons

    No autonomy, micromanagement, scare tactics

    Advice to Management

    Do not scare there heck out of competent people.


  7. "Quality company"

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    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Aurora, IL
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Aurora, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Assist you in obtaining your required License (PERC for IL). Place you at a sight closest to where you live. Always attentive to providing quality uniforms.

    Cons

    It was a little slow on getting through the hiring process, other than that there is nothing to complain about.

  8. "Manager Business Development"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for

    Cons

    No negative comments about this company


  9. "Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    Easy job not stressful at all.

    Cons

    Needed to work Holidays


  10. "Security Guard"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Carson, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hired me quickly and I like the style of the uniform that they issued to me.

    Cons

    -Not much room for advancement.
    -Did as much as they could to stop employees from getting overtime.
    -Office management rude to officers.

    Advice to Management

    - Learn how to interact with employees better. Give them an incentive to do a good job.


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