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Guardsmark Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 05, 2014
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Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in September 2013.

Interview Details Application process is something serious I'll say that much, I'm used to taking a drug test pre employment but they have a pretty outrageous process overall. poly graph, a reference method that requires your references to fill out paper work, 600 question psych test etc. on top of the 35-40 page application. Personally by the time I realized how much non sense was needed to be completed I lost interest 100% 10 dollars an hour just didn't seem fit.

Interview Question – psych test questions regarding sex life. In my opinion that's personal and I shouldn't be required to answer those types of questions. They have nothing to do with working security or one's mental stability, and I'm not applying for porn.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – After a lot of research on the company, I feel it's not for everyone. Taking a weekend to think it over, I came to the conclusion that I'd rather keep looking for a better fit opportunity. Just my opinion though, could be the perfect fit for many.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Sharonville, OH (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark in December 2009.

Interview Details it's very simple. have to take a test to get your guard card but its very simple, all common sense.

Interview Question – typically interview questions.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
York, PA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Guardsmark in April 2012.

Interview Details Was asked when I could start so, I started.

Interview Question – Wasn't really asked any questions except on the application which was a 3 day event.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Accounting Interview

Accounting

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details Initial interview with HR was an easy and friendly experience, but the company's recruitment process is ridiculous. I understand the need for having heavy screening for security officers, but do I really need to be hooked up to a polygraph for an office position? You will have to fill out a 40 page application, and you will be asked about if you have ever taken drugs, ever taken prescription meds that were not yours, have you ever seen a psychiatrist. The whole process is extremely invasive and unnecessary.

On top of all this, women are not allowed to wear pants in the corporate office. I don't even see how that is legal. This is 2013, not the Mad Men era.

Interview Question – Have you ever seen a psychiatrist?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Cleveland, OH (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in April 2013.

Interview Details The actual interview process was relatively simple. I only had one interview with the branch manager and was offered a position on the spot. The job application process, however, was incredibly thorough. The amount of paperwork was tremendous. The long-form application was longer and more in-depth than the paperwork I had to complete to obtain a security clearance for the military. References, police records checks, etc... everything was very drawn out and took almost two weeks to complete.

Interview Question – The interview was relatively informal. With my previous experience, I simply had to explain why I was going from an elevated position to a part-time officer position.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. I was offered an hourly wage and accepted.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Zanesville, OH (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2012.

Interview Details just had to fill out the paperwork. As long as you had no criminal background due to the nature of the job, and they needed guards you was hired.

Interview Question – I had no type of interview whatsoever   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Kansas City, MO (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in November 2009.

Interview Details I went in to the Guardsmark main building downtown in person with an application. They contacted me within a week to interview and fill out paperwork for employment. I had to obtain a Private Security License, pass a background check (although I don't think very thorough, I worked with some folks that looked like they straight off the street and took drugs).

Once I got done with that, they sent me to a client facility to work and told me nothing about the job I would be doing. Once I got there the job was an outside post and you would literally guard parked cars all day.

Interview Question – What are your weaknesses?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – When can you start?


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Chantilly, VA (US)

I applied in-person and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in August 2012.

Interview Details Interview with HR Manager
Polygraph exam
Psychological exam
Criminal Record Check
Testing/Exams
Fingerprinting

Interview Question – Tell me about your past experiences?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Very Easy Interview

Security Guard Interview

Security Guard
Moses Lake, WA (US)

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details Craigslist
Meet> Application
half day company training and testing
Start next day
Site training half day
Temp license
Full license

Interview Question – Are you breathing?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – take it or leave it


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Easy Interview

Human Resources Specialist Interview

Human Resources Specialist
New York, NY (US)

I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at Guardsmark.

Interview Details I was already an employee with Guardsmark, this was supposedly a promotion. I interviewed with a manager and received an offer the same day. I started in the new posiiton within one week. I didnt get my correct payor title for another 3 months though.

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiations. Pay was 45k.

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