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We've calculated that the average salary at Guardsmark is $30K based on 405 user-submitted salaries A total of 38 Guardsmark employees gave Guardsmark an average happiness rating of 3.5 out of 5.0.

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Current CEO: Ira Lipman

Status: Active

Founded by Ira A. Lipman in 1963, Guardsmark is a privately held company providing security services. The company has headquarters in three cities. The primary headquarters is in New York City. Satellite headquarters are in Memphis, TN, and Beverly Hills, CA. As one of the world’s largest security companies, Guardsmark has 157 offices in the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico and the United Kingdom, and employs 18,000 people worldwide.

The Guardsmark culture is one of excellence. Through the company’s unique approach to policies and procedures, Guardsmark is considered to be one of the top companies in the security services industry. At Guardsmark, education is not a one-time deal but an ongoing process via tuition reimbursement plans and frequent opportunities for continuing education courses. This attitude has lead Guardsmark to have one of the highest client retention rates in the industry.

Guardsmark careers are all geared towards maintaining protection for client companies. Among the services Guardsmark provides are security services with uniformed officers and protection of company assets, undercover investigative agents, consulting for safety, in-depth security and similar issues, background screening, and technical and physical security infrastructure design. The company also provides specialized services such as worldwide executive protection, emergency operations, white-collar crime and computer crime programs. The company also employs office support personnel such as receptionists and human resources specialists.

Although the company claims it hires employees at higher salaries, Guardsmark''s average annual salaries are slightly below average for the business services industry. The company, however, prefers to hire from within wherever possible. This is where Guardsmark’s career development programs come into play. Many of the managers working at Guardsmark are former security officers who excelled in their previous positions.

In addition to tuition reimbursement, facility managers attend a one-week management course in Memphis that focuses on the latest security issues, crisis management and skill development. The Memphis Administrative Center also develops learning manuals for field personnel that address topics such as access control and fire prevention. Security officers receive at least four hours of instruction prior to every assignment and individualized sessions with management every month.

In addition to learning and development programs, Guardsmark benefits include award and incentive programs geared at retaining employees and a compensation package that includes health and life insurance, 401k retirement program with company match, holidays and vacation time, family and medical leave and an ongoing Guardsmark Wellness Team program.

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