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Updated Mar 17, 2014
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Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Stamford, CT (US)

I applied in-person and 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 Question – starting pay rate   Answer Question

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

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Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Charlotte, NC (US)

I applied in-person and 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 Question – 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.

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Security Officer Interview

Security Officer
Rochester, NY (US)

I applied in-person and 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 Question – 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.

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Very Easy Interview

First Shift Supervisor Interview

Anonymous Employee

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

Interview Details not too professional

Interview Question – none were difficult for me   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation were needed

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Vice President Level Interview

Anonymous Employee
Memphis, TN (US)

I applied through an employee referral and 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

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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.

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Accepted Offer

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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