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Guardsmark Reviews

Updated September 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Free uniforms, more inter-personable management (not treated like a rank and file number in the long run), better pay, unionized, flexible hours (in 9 reviews)

  • Low stress, good pay, good benefits (in 9 reviews)

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

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

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  1. "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


  2. "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

  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Security officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Union City, GA
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Union City, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get to work at sites close to where you stay. The sites you work at really did look out for security and treated you as their own.

    Cons

    Some of the Account Managers and Supervisors were very unethical. Pay varies depends on the site you work. Absolutely no overtime, bonuses or perks given to the employees just upper management.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Working experience of my Life"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Borger, TX
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Borger, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark (More than a year)

    Pros

    You get to see people from around the world, and get a lot of over time.

    Cons

    The management want to be your friend, and not take care of business. They allow the employee to bully, threaten, and verbally assault one another. When someone is written up on certain things the file some how gets shredded.

    Advice to Management

    Grow up and learn that working with a group of kindergartners doesn't help with the turn around issue.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Typical mismanaged sites"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Clark, NJ
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Clark, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Security work - non stressful

    Cons

    Everything. Management seemed to not exist at the sites I worked. Relief constantly late, no pay increases in the years I was there, promised tuition reimbursement and was denied when filed, overall it left a bad experience with the company and although I moved on into my career I would not want to go back knowing what I do now.

    Advice to Management

    Check in and have a system developed with the guards. Typically relief came 30-45 min or more late on a double shift if they even showed up at all. Overall lack of morale and wanting to stay with the company. Most people moved on quickly or quit.


  7. "Horrible salary"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Lakeland, FL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Lakeland, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility of hours worked easy work

    Cons

    cheap wages no benefits or vacation time

    Advice to Management

    think about the people below you

  8. "Reality Check"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Sunrise, FL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Sunrise, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Had Great site at General Dynamics

    Cons

    Dental Insurance was denied until after layoff; Political Correct enviorment

    Advice to Management

    Righteousness exalts a Nation, But when the Nation Regards Iniquity/Perversion a people mourn;


  9. "security officer at the account with fedex"

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    Former Employee - Security Dispatcher in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Security Dispatcher in Memphis, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, and good uniforms.

    Cons

    not enough hours to work for me.


  10. "Security Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Understanding
    Open door policy
    Okay pay

    Cons

    Don't have PTO Days


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