Guardsmark Reviews

150 Reviews
150 Reviews
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Guardsmark Chairman and President Ira A. Lipman
Ira A. Lipman
87 Ratings

    It was a professional business environment

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guardsmark


    Generous comp plan and benefits


    Too archaic in business practices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Come into the 21st century

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

Guardsmark Interviews

Updated 9 Dec 2014
Updated 9 Dec 2014

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Interview Experience


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Getting an Interview


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Interview Difficulty




    Relationship Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    The hiring process is the most ridiculous procedure anyone will ever endure. Having been former member of the US intelligence service, the Guardsmark is much more painful. If you are considering filling in the application process you must verify your life back to age 18 - employment, neighbors, residences, everything. Then they ask you more questions on your medical history. Not just a few but pages and pages and pages of probing and personal questions. YOu don't have to fill these out until they say they are going to hire you, so they dance around that HR issue. If you haven't gone home yet they let you answer a 500+ personality test - "When you beat your husband do you like it or just enjoy it?" Not really but it seems like it.

    This is a great company if it was 1985. Paperwork by the Redwood forest and corporate HQ must review and accept everything. If you doubt how backward this company is just go check out their web site: Your impression of the web site is exactly what the company is - stuck in the 1980's.

    Interview Questions
    • The whole process but especially the multi-page medical questionnaire and the 500+ plus personality profile   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience

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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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