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The work is what you make of it, pay a decent for the industry. Most of the time you will be in a react room or training. This is not a job for someone that needs to be challenged daily.
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Good branch, beware of the company

It's a decent place to work, but corporate doesn't seem to care AT ALL, about its employees. The trucks are in extremely rough condition, and several don't have air conditioning or are constantly having problems. Being that the trucks windows don't roll down for specific reasons. Not having AC is a very large problem. Your basically the dog trapped in the car while the family is in the store. Except its all day even while the truck is on the move. Steps are being taken to improve that but it is a slow process. You dont have lunch breaks in the traditional sense, you eat as you go along your day. The pay does not feel adequate at all. It is decent but often feels like we should be making more. The honest to God savior of the place is the staff, the pto, and the weekends off.Alot of this is changing, again it's just really slow.


Excess of hours, solid job security, good staff and management at this branch specifically, decent wage, weekends off, good pto


No breaks in the traditional sense, very poor condition vehicles, little to no advancement or pay increase.
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Good company.

What is the best part of working at the company?Pay rate was good. Per diem and lodging was provided. Staff and coworkers were good.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?One day notice of layoff/termination hanging over your head every day.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Work environment at the border was hot and dusty. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Light patient load most days, but could be a bus load anytime
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Just a fun a enjoyable job.

What is the best part of working at the company?Great Company with great Supervisors and excellent benefits.What is the most stressful part about working at the company?You have to patrol on your feet for very long hours.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?You are able to work next to professionals that bring to the job experiences.What is a typical day like for you at the company?Just deal with different types of fans that come to see the different exhibitions at the Stadium.
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If they had better communication the job would be better

They don't have enough people to do the job, one person only should not be by themselves, with the amount of money on the truck. Not to mention the trucks have a lot of issues. Meaning the doors will fly open when driving. Not safe at all. Which is why I quit


Paid lunch
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Awful job would not work here for any amount of money. Training was nonexistent (not good especially at the high security site I was assigned to) . Supervisors speaking to you as if you were a child. Very unprofessional. Did not care about site just wanted someone to fill a seat. Would not recommend this company to anyone here in SLC.


I got paid


Badly managed site, no teamwork, horrible supervisor
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Good place

Good work environment, great paid. No too much work, work on your own pace, great experience so far. Medical management can be better, no good communication
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Decent until

Work was great OT was consistent.My supervisor was fired and it’s almost as if they forgot about me. Got offered an armed post despite having a post commander post miles from home with decent pay. Took the offer to advance which only lasted 2 weeks. Was left without work and unable to return to original post. (Was there for 2 years befofe the chaos)
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Horrible place to work

Avoid this place at all costs, they don’t care about your well being just getting the routes done. Trucks break down all the time, AC doesn’t work. Trucks are rusting away, management and higher ups don’t do anything about it. Not to mention co workers seem to hate each other. The pay is horrible for the job you’re doing, there’s other jobs paying way better. Don’t jeopardize your life for this company and type of job.


Driving to different cities


Equipment/Trucks, Work/Life balance, Pay for the job you’re doing, management and higher ups don’t do their jobs or care about your well-being, Co workers are not friendly
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Don’t work here

Please don’t work here!!! Only if you want to ride in a broken truck with no A/C…company don’t care about their employees.. will have you working in dangerous vehicles and most definitely we have you crazy in the most craziest /dangerous situation
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It's what you make of it

Do your job and you will advance. Show up 15 minutes early to your job sites consistently and you will eventually be rewarded by overtime, better sites and advancement opportunities. You get what you put into this career.
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Horrible work environment

They hired a bunch of new people and barely had work for them to do if they didn't have anything they would send you home because they are losing customers
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Not consistent.

Account Manager7sjpe too much favoritism and are very disrespectful to their Supervisors. I filed a complaint on the account manager at scat solutions and nothing was done.


Good contrasts.


No respect.
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Save yourself

go to get your firearms license and leave, High turnover rate, worst compensation compared to every other company in the market, no job security, no pay out for vacation, upper management not connected with on floor management, save yourself the headache from the rampant disorganization


no breaks bad health service no loyalty
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Loved working there

What is the best part of working at the company?Garda is like working with extended family . Lived working thereWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Armored transportation can be dangerous at times .
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Be prepared to have no social life. Garda consumes your whole day.

Good and bad. Work is steady but we are always understaffed. Pay is way too low for what we do. Management is out of touch. Extremely long hours and minimal pay for very hard and dangerous work.


Consistent work, no worry about layoffs


Long hours, too low pay, sucks your soul
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Coworkers were fun to work with

6-month employment SF Bay Area.Horrible benefitsNo paid vacationNo PTO There was an extremely low retention rate at my site, over a dozen supervisors quit along with dozens and dozens of guards during a 6-month period all due to how our manager treated our employees .


Lots of overtime


Lots of overtime because cant retain employees
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Interview process

I was scheduled for an interview at 9am, and once I arrived I realized it was a first come first serve deal. I arrived at 9am for my interview and waited almost an hour to be interviewed. I decided to leave, because the interviewer was still on the same candidate for almost an hour. I was prompt and on time to the interview and my time was not respected. It may be a great place to work. But it’s many other opportunities out here. No one wants their time wasted.
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Chill job, wack management

Pays alright considering all you have to do is show up but the company doesn't know what it's doing at any given moment. Constantly receiving mixed messages on pay, hours, job postings, and recently had my hours cut without much recourse or explanation as to why (it turned out to be something about them not wanting to pay overtime so they are hiring someone to cover 8 hours a week of overtime they don't want to pay.)
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Not a bad place to work if you don't mind lack of work/life balance.

Overall a decent place to work. Management tends to recognize potential and gives more opportunities to those that put in the work. Late hours that are not determined. Start of shift is 4pm and we would work up to 2am-7am depending on the day of week. Chill and quiet overnight shift but the coworkers were exhausting. Some people want to max overtime so they drag their feet because you don't leave til everything is done. Overall a good job, wouldn't have left if it wasn't my peers.


Occasional free lunch, banking overtime, good managment, nice people.


Hours are not set.
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Dont apply !

No proper management skills whatsoever They don’t treat the good working guards with respect There has been dead rodents under guard shacks They Also mess up on your checks alot




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2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.5 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
2.4 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
2.3 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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