The hours are long, I have to stand on my feet for 8 hours to up to 15 hours a day. Its fast-paced and stressful to get all the work done in the day it comes in. We recently got a new manager, it is hard to tell how things will go, so far, I'm not impressed. My co-workers and wonderful. I have no issues with the other teller I work with. The hardest part of my job is that I do not get the support from management that I need. The cash room is without one girl and we are short handed, we need some help from our manager, and he doesn't help us like we need. The most enjoyable part of my job is that I get to work with a nice girl. We get along well and work well together.
Messenger (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 26 October 2016
No proper training. Not a safe environment. What you see in the news for the Edmonton location is merely the tip of the iceberg. Management is awful. This job is not worth your life. Turn around and look elsewhere.
Pre Boarding Screening Officer (Former Employee) – YYC Calgary – 19 October 2016
The worst place to work at. I have never dealt with such unprofessional, uneducated and verbally abusive managers in my entire life. I don't recommend this place to anyone. Senior Officers have attitude problems most likely passed on from their managers or they have been working there too long it's gotten into them. Managers contradict one another and the training is very poor. If you have an education, please avoid this place, I'm sure you can find something a lot better. I feel sorry for the employees that work there. The pay is not even that great either. Maybe for those who lack education it may seem alright but it ain't. People will come and go.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 29 September 2016
Good environment , nice , paceful, long hours 12h/day , i like working with them Cool , i learned a lot, good coworkers Management good but so young but it is ok ..they know what they do they know the job
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 20 September 2016
It pays well for a ridiculously easy job, especially if you end up on the night shift. Night shift itself I found to be nice and calm and relaxing, if a bit boring. The 4 days on/4 days off schedule was absolutely fantastic once you adjust, it gives you plenty of time for hobbies or out of town trips. You just can't do much on the days that you are working.
My main issue with the job was how utterly repetitive it got after the first couple of months, there wasn't much left to learn once you got the hang of it. And the lack of promotion options can make you feel a little trapped.
No problems with the management, either on site or from the headquarters. They were all very helpful and accommodating. And nearly all (nobody's perfect) my coworkers were very friendly and easy to get along with.
Overall I'd say it's a good temporary job to fill in a blank where you need to save some money.
decent pay, good work schedule, easy job/low stress
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 September 2016
First and foremost; if you're going to hire me I expect work, and no lies. Upon hire I was promised an interview with the management at the Massie Hall and Roy Thompson site and was given a temporary site until I did receive the interview or so i thought. After about 5-6 weeks at this "temporary" job without a word about the interview, I receive my schedule via e-mail as protocol and head into work as normal but upon my arrival I was greeted with a former guard at the temp. site, after put on hold for about an hour we are both greeted with yet another guard-which whom everyone had complained about always being an hour late- arrives. Soon after this delightful dilemma I was compensated roughly 40$ after taxes for what I thought was only that shift, but then soon realised that my entire schedule had been decimated due to his arrival and poor scheduling. Weeks go by about 2-3 and I'm finally given the same site and schedule again, I know what you're naturally thinking "They've resolved the issue", nope. wrong, wrong, wrong, the exact opposite, essentially the exact same thing happened again with the same two guards and I was compensated another 40 yet again for a weeks worth of shifts. Naturally at this point I send a disappointed e-mail to my site supervisor and no response for several weeks.
Soon after I receive an e-mail in regards from HR, I head in that day completely late and didn't even bother talking to anyone, I simply handed in my entire uniform signed it out, and that was that.
The following week I receive a letter from the post office with something in regardsmore... to my termination for get this "lack of work" or whatever. It was an ROE.
If anything I felt disgusted after leaving the building.
Anyone that actually hires these clowns will never get a penny out of me.less
Dispatcher (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 15 September 2016
GardaWorld is an internationally successful and growing security company. Working for this company as Dispatch gave me experiences that help me deal with individuals on a day to day basis, beyond what an associate level in customer service could.
Dispatcher/Scheduler (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 9 September 2016
I liked working as a dispatcher, unfortunately, the management team was not professional. hours were long, pay wasn't the best, inhumane expectations, and responsibilities for the dispatchers and guards as well. basically every three months you get a new dispatcher and another one leaves.
Dispatcher (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 8 September 2016
I was hired by G4S cash solutions in 2008. in 2014 we found out that our cash division was acquired by Garda world. They made many negative changes that were originally instated by G4S. Our department adapted to all new procedures until they closed the department and moved it to Montreal, leaving us without a job.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 1 September 2016
Day to day work is formulaic and involves doing the same things the same way, and often, but special occurrences will challenge your ability to adapt. Working with and around your team to best manage emergencies, irate members of the public, and safety and maintenance issues can make the job rewarding when done well.