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Updated 22 Nov 2014
Updated 22 Nov 2014
42 Interview Reviews

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    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardsmark in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Overall the Interview was very relaxed and more of a conversation to get to know my overall personality.

    Questions just covered my previous jobs held as well as my abilities and availability.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a multiple choice personality test that asked some questions that might be viewed as inappropriate. An form agreeing to take the test was required to be signed before hand. This test is required to be taken by anyone wishing to be employed by Guardsmark.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation on salary was not optional. Pay was set at a contracted amount based on the customer location.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Accounting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    First Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    not too professional

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation were needed
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Guardsmark in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a total of 3 interview and a week of paper work and since hired, never missed a night.

    Interview Questions
    • Expectation that I would look for in my potion or potion I'm seeking.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moses Lake, WA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Moses Lake, WA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    take it or leave it
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Human Resources Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a breeze, but the hiring process took 28+ hours

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    Very long process so just be patient

    Interview Questions
    • Do you play with dolls? lol it is a psychological question!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Be flexible to the scheduling!
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chantilly, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in August 2012.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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