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Guardsmark CEO Ira A. Lipman
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Typical mismanaged sites"

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

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 4 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.

    Guardsmark2017-07-20
  2. "Horrible salary"

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

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 20 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

    Guardsmark2017-07-02
  3. "security officer at the account with fedex"

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

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

    Pros

    good benefits, and good uniforms.

    Cons

    not enough hours to work for me.

    Guardsmark2017-06-20
  4. "Security Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Guardsmark full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Understanding Open door policy Okay pay

    Cons

    Don't have PTO Days

    Guardsmark2017-04-12
  5. "Loved It"

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    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!!

    Guardsmark2017-03-19
  6. "Manager"

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

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 20 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.

    Guardsmark2017-03-16
  7. "Great enviroment not great pay"

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      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

      Guardsmark2017-03-07
    • "working at guardsmark"

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

      I worked at Guardsmark full-time for more than 4 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

      Guardsmark2017-03-17
    • "Supervisor"

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

      I worked at Guardsmark for more than 9 years

      Pros

      steady employment was a guarantee

      Cons

      too much favoritism existed there

      Advice to Management

      Communicate more

      Guardsmark2016-11-10
    • "Was awesome"

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      Former Employee - Security Officer in Tampa, FL
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at Guardsmark

      Pros

      Good benefits and fair management.

      Cons

      No cons. Great company to work for

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work

      Guardsmark2016-10-23
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