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GardaWorld is the world's largest private security and risk company. They have over 100,000 professionals to serve their clients. Gardaworld is on the mission to make the world a safer place, and its vision is to guard their clients' assets. Their services include physical security, security products, pandemic response, security alarms, and more. To provide the best security service, they need the best professionals to whom they offer excellent benefits, including; life insurance, paid holidays, sick leaves, flexible schedule, laptops & cellphones, and much more.

Company - Private
$1B to 2B
Large
Multiple locations
1995
Stéphan D. Crétier
What departments GardaWorld employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
other occupation66.9%
Administrative33.1%
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Team

Professional experience

How many years of experience do GardaWorld employees have before joining?
Years of experience at GardaWorld: Newcomers: 25%, Experiencers: 18%, Experts: 23%, Veterans: 34%. GardaWorld employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
Where did GardaWorld employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before GardaWorld: AlliedBarton Security Services, Bank of America, Brinks. Typical GardaWorld employees have worked at AlliedBarton Security Services.
AlliedBarton Security Services
Bank of America
Brinks
What industries did GardaWorld employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of GardaWorld: Investigation / Security Companies, National Security, Commercial Banking Companies, Niche Retailers, Transportation Support Companies. GardaWorld employees most likely come from a Investigation / Security Companies industry background.
Where did GardaWorld employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at GardaWorld: Small: 19%, Medium: 13%, Large: 68%. Most GardaWorld employees have previously worked at large companies.

Educational background

What did employees at GardaWorld study?
Where did employees at GardaWorld study?
American Military University
Florida Atlantic University

Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at GardaWorld?
Time employed at GardaWorld: <1: 10%, 1-3: 31%, 4-8: 44%, 9-13: 5%, 14-20: 5%, 20+: 5%. Most GardaWorld employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
How does GardaWorld rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at GardaWorld: 78.7% Male and 21.3% Female. Age ratio at GardaWorld: 16-20: 0%, 21-30: 58%, 31-40: 22%, 41-50: 12%, 51-60: 7%, 60+: 1%. GardaWorld rates - 3.7% less female than the industry average. Most GardaWorld employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
What are the top roles at GardaWorld?
Top roles of GardaWorld: Vault Teller, Driver, Branch Manager, Driver Messenger, Teller. The top role at GardaWorld is Vault Teller.
Vault Teller
Driver
Branch Manager
Driver Messenger
Teller

Career advancement

How does GardaWorld rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at GardaWorld: very low. GardaWorld ranks very low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
What companies do GardaWorld employees go on to work at?
Future employers of GardaWorld: Allied Universal, Bank of America, Brinks, G4S, GardaWorld Cash Services. People who work at GardaWorld most typically go on to work for the Allied Universal.
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Bank of America
Brinks
G4S
GardaWorld Cash Services

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Sr. Training Supervisor
Oakland, CA - January 4, 2024
Horrible experience/Emeryville Office
1.6
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Culture and Values
As a training supervisor I worked with many, many, very good guards that I watched get treated like dirt by management. Our guards usually remaind employed at the site I worked at for 2-3 months then they would quit. If they turned down OT or needed a personal day off, management pushed them out even faster. This was extremely frustrating as a supervisor. The first meeting i had with my manager i was told, "all the guards are sh*t because their pay is sh*t, the bar is low." And the manager lived up to that statement every day. He never had anything positive to say about the job and definitely had zero solutions to the problems at the job site. He just kept saying, "we have sh*t guards so what do you expect?" I entered into security with high customer service ethics and believed I had a pretty good mindset for business. GardaWorld convinced me that working in security is pure hell and not worth my time. I refuse to play a part in treating people with such disrespect.

Pros and Cons
Can't think of anything
Supervisors had to buy our own uniforms
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Event Security Guard
Michigan City, IN - December 25, 2023
A professional person
4.2
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3
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I have many memories from 2006 in Guardaworld companyThat's why I would like to work with Guardaward again

Pros and Cons
It goes very carefully and perfectly
To be a standard
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Driver / Messenger
Grand Rapids, MI - November 9, 2021
Firefighting
2.6
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1
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
1
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
Impossible routes to complete and we were fire fighters for management. Management didn't appreciate it.

Pros and Cons
Money and benefits
90+ hours, berated
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8 weeks ago
Management for this company only wants bodies at the job site. Very poor Management.
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Security Officer
Jacksonville, FL - July 3, 2021
No support by management
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Salary & Benefits
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Work-Life balance
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Recognition & Support
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Culture and Values
Site Supervisor was a liar and told lies to upper management due to having different political views. Management didn't have the backbone to stand up for the companies personnel. Someone that worked 60-80 a week that worked everytime the company needed them to be cut down to 29 hours because lack of other job sites was wrong.

Pros and Cons
Opportunity to move to amuch better company with a 10000 a year pay raise.
Everything
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8 weeks ago
Very poor management. This company does not care about customer service for clients therefore could care less about employees. I had management tell me in the Emeryville Ca. Office, "We pay guards sh*t so we have sh*t guards, if the client wants better they will pay more. " That was said during a supervisor meeting. GardaWorld convinced me to get out of security all together.

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When was GardaWorld established?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
1995.
What industry is GardaWorld in?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
they’re in Marketing/Advertising/PR.
Where is the headquarters of GardaWorld?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
It’s in Montreal, QC (Canada).
What’s the gender distribution at GardaWorld?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
21.3% female, 78.7% male.
I’d like to know how much GardaWorld makes per year.
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
They make $1b to 2b
Who is the CEO of GardaWorld?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Stéphan D. Crétier.
What’s the average length of tenure at GardaWorld?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
what kind of companies did GardaWorld employees work for?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Large companies before GardaWorld.
what are the chances of career advancement at GardaWorld?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
i think very low.
Top future employers of GardaWorld employees?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
Allied Universal, Bank of America, Brinks, G4S, GardaWorld Cash Services, Loomis, SOC, U.S. Security Associates.
Where did employees work before joining GardaWorld?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Aegis Defence Services, AlliedBarton Security Services, Bank of America, Brinks, GardaWorld Cash Services, J.B. Hunt, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., US Army.
What’s the average age at GardaWorld?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
i think it’s 21-30.
Where did most of GardaWorld employees go to school?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
American Military University, Florida Atlantic University, Morton College, The Johns Hopkins University - Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), University of Phoenix-Utah.
What’s GardaWorld’s business mission statement?
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Liam Brown3 years ago
"Being a part of our team means having the qualities and skills to match the company’s ambition, agility and culture of excellence. At GardaWorld, there are many challenges and just as many opportunities of professional advancement.".
I'm not sure but I am not applying bcz the career advancement chances are low😟
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7 months ago
No advancements😔
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6 months ago
difficult to climb up the career ladder
Can a general manager initiate an alcohol test if employee is under the suspicion of drinking on the job?
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6 months ago
Yes, a general manager will initiate an alcohol test if employee is under the suspicion of drinking on the job.
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6 months ago
Yes, if that person show signs if being intoxicated
I was wondering if the company requires a background check
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7 months ago
For some of the contract sites yes, there's reliability clearance required
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7 months ago
I got a background check, and I had to take a government exam after 90 days which I thought was easy if you study enough.
Hey! I just wanna vent about the biggest shortcoming that I faced at my previous job. and yes.. that was nothing other than 'underpaid'. 😟 Literally, I couldn't made through this and i just left. For this i need sincere opinion about the pay package here.. no sarcasm plz
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7 months ago
chance to make some good amount of money
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7 months ago
I'm happy to hear that😊
I have heard that they are very concerned about employees' safety. I applied bcz of this😵
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7 months ago
a good initiative😎
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7 months ago
really appreciable😊
Sometimes the hiring process can be really lenthy.👀 Anyone care to share personal experience with the hiring process.
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7 months ago
no too long😶
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7 months ago
may depends on the post😔
how long does it take to get hired from start to finish at this place
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7 months ago
exactly what I wanted to say. it depends, no specific length
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7 months ago
it took me 3 days
How is the working environment? routines are hectic or flexible?
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6 months ago
sometimes, the workload is high, but usually flexible to work
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6 months ago
may be challenging at times 😶 but usually flexible
What about retirement plan?? 😖
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8 months ago
401k plan with Wells Fargo
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8 months ago
I wasn't there long enough to make an investment in it.😔
l've heard that there is a lack of staff. I mean really?😟
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6 months ago
might be at times when the staff was less
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8 weeks ago
There is a high turnover of employees.
Do they offer some sort of tution reimbursement??
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7 months ago
never heard of this
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7 months ago
I think.. NO😶
Most of the companies require drug test. what's the rule here?
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7 months ago
drug test is mostly done
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7 months ago
yeah.. you require to pass the drug test😌
I was wondering if there are enough benefits to prefer this company over the others?
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7 months ago
I'm sure you'll love working here😍
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7 months ago
the benefits are enough 😊
How it feels working here??
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7 months ago
it's a part of work.. nothing unusual😶
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7 months ago
there are low and high times,, but overall it's fine
is it hard to get a raise here?
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6 months ago
not really, but it's very rare
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6 months ago
I am yet to receive a raise. but I heard it does happen
I have recently applied for a post here. and I was just wondering about the interview process.
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8 months ago
mostly phone screening first
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8 months ago
it may vary, or depending on position'😔
I've heard that they offer a decent package of benefits.😲
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7 months ago
wow. that's great and quicker than the most companies.😇
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7 months ago
benefits are good😊
does the company provides training?
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7 months ago
yes, they do.
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7 months ago
6 weeks and if you fail a test during this time you're done
someone told me that they have lot of sites to work. that's good for me.😵
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7 months ago
yes. good if you are a student 😇
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7 months ago
yup.. true😊
Hi! I wanna know about the best part of working at this company. Any comments plz😖
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6 months ago
some coworkers are enjoyable to work with😊
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6 months ago
Really good environment 😍
Have anyone heard that the Job culture is very laid back??😖
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7 months ago
yup. enjoy your day as you go.😊
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7 months ago
easy going work culture😇
My friend is just tired of switching from days to nights every week. Isn't that difficult to adjust with this routine?
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6 months ago
i wonder how the employees manage this routine
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6 months ago
that's strange
I have heard that it's a good starter job for student and retired folks😵
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8 months ago
they welcome women, students, and retirees to join their team,😊
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8 months ago
good opportunity for students😇
Not sure if this is true but I would really appreciate if i can get proper training while working here. My friend just convinced me to apply here.
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6 months ago
your friend just did the right thing😊
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6 months ago
welcome onboard..😎
what's the interview like at this place
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6 months ago
You meet with three managers answer their questions and then the managers decide who you will work for
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6 months ago
couple of image test, but overall good experience👌
I’m looking to move into this company and I need your advice about the availability of overtime. Is it mandatory?
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6 months ago
mandatory overtime doesn't exist here
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6 months ago
My friend works here and he is not forced to do overtime
Someone told me that the employees also get yearly Bonus. I'm excited
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7 months ago
I always wishedd for bonuses..😄
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7 months ago
I hope that i can get some
Does anyone know about EAP and life insurnace ?
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7 months ago
EAP is also good😍
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7 months ago
it's reasonably good
what's the work schedule like
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7 months ago
the work schedule is not as hectic as other companies
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7 months ago
I worked a lot of 12 hour night shifts
I already have a job but seeking to work as a part timer. what are the chances here?
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6 months ago
some sites offer this😌
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6 months ago
some employees work as part time
how is their benefit package
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7 months ago
Full benefit
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7 months ago
They offer Unlimited PTO to their employees
Hi all! I have recently applied for the post of security officer. Can anyone share their interview experience? thanks in advance
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8 months ago
for me the questions were straight forward😊
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8 months ago
it was very professional.
how is the work life like at this place
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7 months ago
Professional
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7 months ago
Helping people and Maintain the cleanliness of the place and find solutions to the problems
how can I apply
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8 months ago
online and in the office by phone
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8 months ago
you can apply directly on their career site
Is there any opportunity to have a pay raise?? Does anyone know?😟
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6 months ago
what's better than having a pay raise?? just enjoy
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6 months ago
it shows they really care about their employees
how is the pace of work like at this place
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6 months ago
fast paced environment
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6 months ago
it depends most times. but can be very slow tho
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