Guardsmark Reviews

148 Reviews
148 Reviews
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Guardsmark Chairman and President Ira A. Lipman
Ira A. Lipman
86 Ratings

    Could be a better place with correct leadership in key positions

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Austin, TX (US)
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Austin, TX (US)

    I worked at Guardsmark full-time (more than an year)


    Not a difficult job. Promotions if you stay long enough, overtime, flexible schedule, great for college.


    No pay raises, low pay, paper time sheets, some unprofessional behavior, PTO sucks, working holidays, low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To the management I would say to listen to your employees and show them appreciation. If they are working on holidays thank them for it or if they are telling you about unprofessional behavior don't gloss over it and hope it goes away. Stop showing favoritism and start providing raises. You know better than anyone prices are rising in Austin.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Guardsmark Interviews

Updated 22 Nov 2014
Updated 22 Nov 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Memphis, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    Walked in originally and then called. Continued to follow up with them and received an additional 38 page application. Submitted it, then went in for two "interviews." They were both complete waste of times. From my detailed explanation below, you will see how I was treated unfairly and never considered for the job.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

Guardsmark Awards and Accolades

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Best Employers for Latinos to Work for, Latinos for Hire, 2008

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1963
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $500 million to $1 billion (AUD) per year

When FBI agents leave Quantico, the agency's training academy, they go to Guardsmark. The company provides security services to companies in the financial, health care, transportation, utility, and other industries. It is also a leading employer of former FBI agents, as well as former agents of the Secret Service, the DEA, state and local police forces, and the military. Guardsmark offers security guards, private investigation, and drug testing services. In addition, the company conducts background checks (employment, education, and criminal history) and consults with... More

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