Guardsmark Security Officer Interview Questions

Updated 11 Mar, 2015
Updated 11 Mar, 2015
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Security Officer Interview

Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardsmark (Austin, TX (US)).

Interview

I was initially contacted by the relational manager by phone and asked to come fill out an application after I submitted my resume through Indeed. I came in and my first initial idea of the place was that it was swamped with lots of work and the manager I met seemed to lack the interpersonal skills of someone who would come off friendly. The office seemed small and somewhat cluttered and I was brought into the managers office. I was then asked a serious of questions and told about the situation and the job specific site. I was confident in my ability that I could handle the problems they faced and met with the main manager. He seemed like a great guy very relational, knowledgeable, and hard working after we chatted I began filling out a long serious of sheets that was the application. It included where I have lived and worked the last 7 years and six mandatory references I had to fill out so I complied. After that I was instructed to fill out a 300 question long personality test and then I was sent to the job specific site to interview with the manager of the account. I arrived and met the supervisor of the site who was very awkward in conversation and ungraceful in his questions he asked me. The account manager who was tall and poised was a relief to me that there was someone competent there. He asked me a serious of questions and we concluded.

Interview Questions

Negotiation

No negotiation. I knew what I was getting at the time and was content with it.

Other Interview Reviews for Guardsmark

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    Security Officer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark in July 2014.

    Interview

    The interview is ridiculous. I wish I had read reviews here on Glassdoor before showing myself at the first interview. Apparently they liked what they saw so I was invited for a second interview. What a disappointment . 567 questionnaire and some of the most intrusive questions about my life. I hate the company before I even start working.

    Interview Questions

    • Asking me to provide a list of prescription medications I take is not acceptable.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I will not subject myself to a company that I intuitively suspect is abusive and unfair in its operations. I can find better employment elsewhere.

  2.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Guardsmark (Stamford, CT (US)).

    Interview

    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.

  3.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Guardsmark (Rochester, NY (US)).

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    An offer was made based on the starting wage provided by contract with the client company.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    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

    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.

  6.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a dayinterviewed at Guardsmark (Charlotte, NC (US)) in August 2013.

    Interview

    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

    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

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Guardsmark (Cleveland, OH (US)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    No negotiation. I was offered an hourly wage and accepted.

  8.  

    Security Officer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Guardsmark (New York, NY (US)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    I had a total of 3 interview and a week of paper work and since hired, never missed a night.

    Interview Questions

    • Expectation that I would look for in my potion or potion I'm seeking.   Answer Question
  9.  

    Security Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark (Clark, NJ (US)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Long process, multiple references needed and papers to get notarized. Hours of training videos and paperwork. About a three day process. Any gaps in work history must be explained and may also require notarization. Some positions may require a security clearance.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiations, take it or leave it.

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    Security Officer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Guardsmark (Milwaukee, WI (US)).

    Interview

    Very long process so just be patient

    Interview Questions

    • Do you play with dolls? lol it is a psychological question!   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Be flexible to the scheduling!

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