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Guardsmark Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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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)

  • 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)

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

  • Expect late checks when you start and continue to expect them if direct deposit is not available (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "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


  2. "Loved It"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    Fun, Great co workers, Flexible Schedule when needed.

    Cons

    Some Weekends and Holidays but overall awsome company!!


  3. "working at guardsmark"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    continuous work. good working envirinments

    Cons

    four years of continuous work no sick days, pay increases were non existent and you are treated like a puppet. no benefits

    Advice to Management

    treat your employees better. pay better rates for services


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  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Raleigh, NC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company has forward thinking proactive leadership that focuses on clients and employees.

    Cons

    Company was a small company and was overlooked for large contracts due to it size.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what it takes to be the best.


  6. "Great enviroment not great pay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time

    Pros

    Worked here and had a lot of interesting sites I worked at. Had a lot of fun and met unique people.

    Cons

    Pay raises were few and far between


  7. "Supervisor"

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    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


  8. "Was awesome"

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    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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "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.


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