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3.5
Average Rating
(based on 22 Guardsmark Review Ratings)
Company Culture
3.1
Growth Opportunities
3.0
People You Work With
3.9
Person You Work For
3.3
Rewards You Receive
3.3
Support You Get
3.5
Way You Work
4.0
Work Setting
3.8
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Guardsmark Employee
in Washington, DC

"I am a former employee of Guardsmark security at the Providence hospital site in Washington DC. This is one of the worst and most unprofessional security companies that I have ever worked for. The Director of Security at this site, is very unprofessional when it comes to dealing with male officers, female officers are allowed to do as they please. If you speak out against him or his assistant they will change your schedule from 40 hours a week to 16 hours a week or just remove you from the schedule all together. The officers at Providence Hospital are not properly trained or equipped to handle the type of people that come to the hospital, especially the emergency room in the evening or at night. The assistant director should have never been hired by this company, because under their so called HIGH standards she wasn't even qualified, but she managed to become THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR, so this should tell you that they don't pick the best people to do the job. She is unprofessional when it comes to dealing with the officers at this site. She has a "do as I say not as I do" mentality, she enforces rules according to who makes her mad. The company purposely fired most of the Officers that transferred over from Providence hospital, because of certain things that they promised the hospital that they would do for the incumbents, that they never did, and because we knew what we were doing and we spoke out against how unprofessional this company is. Some former Providence security officers were fired for having ANOTHER JOB because the pay is not enough. It's just a matter of time before someone sues the hospital because of the officers employed by this security company. First of all they are SECURITY OFFICERS doing the job of SPECIAL POLICE OFFICERS."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Relationship Manager
in Nashville, TN

"Good company, just needs more technology at their fingertips."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5

Company-Industry Rating Comparison

3.5
Guardsmark (38)

4.7 Highest Rated in this Industry is DEFENDER Direct (13)
1.8 Lowest Rated in this Industry is Hampton Forge (8)
3.4 Average of All Companies in this Industry (11,567)
Security Guard
in Fort Worth, TX

"I started with this company, and then got laid off. Now they have me working a job every Saturday, and that's it!!!! I want to work through the week and have Saturday off. They work me on the Sabbath and no other day of the week! NOT HAPPY!!!! Definitely not a biblical company!! I need to find a better job!!!!"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Guardsmark Employee
in Memphis, TN

"Run far and fast from this company which is dying on its feet due to the blindness of its CEO."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5

Average Guardsmark Ratings in the Past 3 Years

Year Salary
2011 $3
2012 $2
2013 $2
Security Officer
in Rochester, NY

What do you like about working at Guardsmark?

"My boss and coworks are very aproachable friendly. They listen when you have recomendations"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"I would say be available. When I started I worked overnights and anything on short notice, I have a belief that if you work hard enough you can make anything happen"

What don't you like about working at Guardsmark?

"There is little to no room for upword movment. My boss managers upwards of 100 officers. Pay is not up to my qualifications and business is volitile with contracts determining my job status"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"I would suggest having a more detailed description with our clients as to what exactly are our roles so we are not doing things outside our bounds"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Security Officer
in Dallas, TX

"Shoot me now...oh wait, you need authorization for that"

What do you like about working at Guardsmark?

"pay check was nice until they hired too many officers and cut everyone's hours and my pay rate."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Run, run far and fast. Run now, don't look back and don't stop for me if I fall behind. Save yourself!"

What don't you like about working at Guardsmark?

"Supervisor was a back stabbing, power hungry, evil, sorry excuse for humanity."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"pull your heads out of the sand. If you have 15 employees telling you the same thing, there might be something to it."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Security Officer
in San Diego, CA
Person You Work For 3.8 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Supervisor
in Allentown, PA
Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3.5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Security Guard
Person You Work For 1.2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Dispatcher
People You Work With 4.8 / 5 Work Setting 4.1 / 5 Support You Get 4.8 / 5
Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.8 / 5 Company Culture 3.1 / 5
Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Security Officer
Person You Work For 4.5 / 5 People You Work With 4.7 / 5 Work Setting 4.9 / 5
Support You Get 4.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3.5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2.8 / 5
Company Culture 4.5 / 5 Way You Work 4.3 / 5
Security Officer
in Independence, OH

"Don't work for Guardsmark, period."

Person You Work For 1.2 / 5 People You Work With 2.4 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1.1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 2.1 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Security Officer
Person You Work For 1.9 / 5 People You Work With 4.9 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4.9 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1.1 / 5
Company Culture 3.3 / 5 Way You Work 4.9 / 5
Security Supervisor

"The company was great to work for, but the area I worked in was awful."

Person You Work For 4.8 / 5 People You Work With 2 / 5 Work Setting 1.1 / 5
Support You Get 1.2 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4.8 / 5 Growth Opportunities 4.9 / 5
Company Culture 1.1 / 5 Way You Work 4.8 / 5
Security Analyst
Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
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