Guardsmark Interview Questions

Updated Sep 12, 2014
Updated Sep 12, 2014
29 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Security Officer/Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Detroit, MI (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Detroit, MI (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Guardsmark in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went in to fill out an application, the first application wasn't that long. The usual questions were asked considering this is a security position. The first interview was short and the woman I spoke to was very polite and was straight to the point. The second application is a booklet that takes a very long time to fill out, be prepared to provide all of your siblings information I.E. address and phone numbers. Also be prepared with 4 neighborhood references that aren't in the same house or related in any way to you and 4 professional references as well.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The offer is flat out not really a lot of room to negotiate unless you have prior experience in this field specifically. Around $10 to start out
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Biloxi, MS (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Biloxi, MS (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at Guardsmark in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    Lengthy interview process. I was called back multiple times and had to interview with everybody and their brother before I was hired. I had almost given up on getting the job. I had to take an IQ test and a polygraph test.

    Negotiation Details
    I was romanced and then was never given what I was promised.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Stamford, CT (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Stamford, CT (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    Went for two interviews and I was being lied to.Drove an hour and twenty minutes wast of time.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    They would not tell me what was staring pay was and also they would not give me a written job agreement.

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
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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 day - interviewed 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
  6.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Rochester, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Rochester, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person - interviewed at Guardsmark.

    Interview Details

    An extensive background check was conducted after submitting a lengthy application. The interview consisted of fact checking and discussion of any experience that would have direct bearing on the position to be filled.

    Interview Questions
    • Hypothetical question on character - adherence to policies if no one would know if you violated them in an interaction with a co worker.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    An offer was made based on the starting wage provided by contract with the client company.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    First Shift Supervisor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    not too professional

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation were needed
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Vice President Level Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Memphis, TN (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Memphis, TN (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Guardsmark in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Length and detailed 45 page application will check it out to the nth degree. Do not bother applying if you have any criminal record, a bankruptcy or if you have even tried drugs. Many interviews expect it to take up to 3 months. Expect to meet senior management and people not directly in your areas of expertese

    Negotiation Details
    Not much take it or leave it some (up to 10%) flexibility on salary
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process at the time I applied was very detailed and thorough. If you have all your documents with you at the time of the interview, you will be sent out for drug screening and polygraph testing.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    They basically, at that time, let you know what you would be doing, what your salary would be according to what site you are working at, and issue you your uniform.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
  10.  

    Security Guard Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons 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.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Security Officer Interview

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

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

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