Garda World Security

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Garda World Security Reviews

Updated 27 January 2015
Updated 27 January 2015
53 Reviews
1.9
53 Reviews
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Garda World Security Chairman, President, CEO Stéphan D. Crétier
Stéphan D. Crétier
28 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Full-time employment is stable and reliable (in 3 reviews)

  • Great place for students to work - really flexible hours, and the payrate was very reasonable for a student summer job in Canada (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • This is why no one I work with views Garda as a home or life choice (in 4 reviews)

  • Very long hours in very unsafe vehicles absolutely no one thta thinks safety to go to no one large disconnect from the branch to Garda cash logistics (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    The Cash Vault Services department is a fast-paced work environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good entry level position with decent pay. Supervisor is doing her best to keep operations running smoothly. Fellow employees are willing to lend a hand. Major holidays off.

    Cons

    Haphazard operations and overwhelmed management. The department had acquired another account and therefore the employees are overloaded with work. There is a shortage of uniforms so not everyone has one even though they are required.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more employees to ease workload. Increase pay for the more senior employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    No training. No Hope. No Future.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Driver/Messenger in Portland, OR (US)

    I have been working at Garda World Security

    Pros

    Just need a heart beat a clean record and no hope for the future and you to could work here.

    Cons

    This is where hope comes to be buried. No communication, no ability to improve. Dead end job no advancement. No training. No hope. No future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in people. Security training shows employees matter. This is not a complicated job and pay is limited by the market and industry but there is no reason that this job cant be satisfying and enjoyable. Happy employees means happy customers wich means low turn over. Happy goes far beyond pay and benefits. Additude creates the culture. If employees were happy and satisfied, pay would not be a concern.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Management a mess, Union Useless.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer - Site Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Officer - Site Supervisor in Vancouver, BC (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    General Camaraderie with coworkers. many site clients very reasonable to work with.

    Cons

    Branch management treat staff poorly and not the assets they are. They have trouble answering phones and emails. Wages are poor and Union supports management over members as benefits are weak, i.e.-basic benefits, no sick days for illness or family issues, poor support, lack of proper uniforms and proper training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your act together and try working with the staff instead of hiding at office.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Garda dont waste your time there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Agent in Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security Agent in Sherbrooke, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security

    Pros

    Nice uniform, Worldwide company, nothing more

    Cons

    They were supposed to respect the my schedule of availability send each week
    They send you 60 km away and do not pay km, call you when you're not available, and when you are they don't call you.
    No advantage, treat you as number
    Send you 50 km away for a 3 hrs shift
    Call you last minute

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the way you treat your employee,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    security guard

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Edmonton, AB (Canada)

    I worked at Garda World Security part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay, good hrs, the people are friendly

    Cons

    no site trainings. they need good leadership

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    good

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The Neverland Ranch of the Armored Cash Industry

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garda World Security

    Pros

    Lets be completely honest all of the pros are dynamited away by all the cons.

    Cons

    No leadership, vision, management with backbone, most managers more comparable to Mister Scrooge or the Grinch, no work-life balance (enjoy not knowing your families faces anymore), pay is godawful low, people get shot and killed, people get injured on the job often, safety organizations are fought off like the plague by Garda corporation, just like how they fight unions and good employees willing to speak out, worst of all no training or brotherhood in an industry that should be a career but is only a part timers haven.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You created the deplorable circumstances we are in on purpose. The constant turn over means that you have a fresh supply of uneducated bodies that you can sell you'r lies to. Lets be honest you have no will or want to create positive careers for drivers or guards, because you fear the change that they could bring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Garda World Security

    Pros

    You get to work away from the company.

    Cons

    terrible pay and benefits. Pay your employees what they are worth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people with respect.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    No training, lack of respect, poor wage

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at Garda World Security full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    They will hire anyone who can pass the mirror test. This job is a stepping stone for the unexperienced.

    Cons

    No site training, management in disarray. Trying to contact scheduling is a nightmare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work with the employees that are making these contracts possible. provide site specific training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Screening Officer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Pre-Board Screening Officer in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I have been working at Garda World Security part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -Pays Well -Ability to make own schedule

    Cons

    -Poor management -No chance of growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Better management training for the company

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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