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Decent but scattered
Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), Smyrna, GAApril 7, 2014
At the time I was there it was really scattered and everybody was every where. Needed some structure and new guidance. Union came in and changed a lot of things to what they wanted and started taking money from everyone even if you didn't want their services. That was not good.
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Fast paced, fun workplace
Armed Security (Former Employee), Portland, ORMarch 25, 2014
Pros: unamred and armed training, weekend supervisor, long hours.
Cons: short breaks
Get to work ten minutes early and load up the armor truck with the money for the route I was on. Drive from one company to the next in a timely matter. We had set times we had to be at each stop and to be able to make it back to Garda to unload the money and load them up in another armored truck that took the money to the banks. Some days I would be – more... scheduled to drive the truck to the bank.

I learned about strict company polices that was in place for our safety due to the work we performed. Learned how to handle situations that could happen during routes and the laws that we had to follow.

Management was great.

Most enjoyable part of the job was when I was the weekend supervisor with my partner and kept track of the trucks on route. – less
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fast-paced, hectic job
Vault Teller (Current Employee), Girard, OHMarch 16, 2014
Pros: i'm earning a pay check
Cons: stressful, too fast paced, too much overtime
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 – more... 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. – less
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not a bad job, just alittle on the dangerous side
Armed Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), columbus ohJanuary 27, 2014
Pros: good hours good pay
Cons: no comment
job is good if you are up for this kind of work. You do meet alot of great people at the stops that you do. hours are good. the job is interesting and can be fun at times
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great company
Lead Teller/ Supervisor Assistant (Former Employee), Edison, NJJanuary 17, 2014
It a good company but it doesnt pay enough. Learned great work ethic
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Busy workplace
Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), Los Angeles, CADecember 30, 2013
Pros: very quick work environment
Cons: very stressful
Hard work pays off. If you're willing to put in the effort, it can be very rewarding. Unfortunately, because you're working directly with money, it's a very stressful environment.
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great experience
Work experience (Former Employee), DublinDecember 17, 2013
learned loads about the Glasnevin cemetery
the general running of the museum
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worse place to work ever. not understanding manipulative and nothing is ever good enough
Armed Guard (Current Employee), Bridgeport, CTDecember 15, 2013
Pros: nothing
Cons: everything
if you want no life and want to become a slave this is the perfect job for you.
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long hours
Crew Chief /Driver/ATM Tech (Former Employee), Stratford, CTNovember 16, 2013
you work for you money but you get to go new places and meet new people
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Nice Place to work
Armored Car Guard/Supervisor (Former Employee), Stratford, CTSeptember 25, 2013
Pros: good benefits
Cons: more overtime
Good place to work for experience and always meet new clients
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High stress, people oriented and performance based job
Armored Transport Officer (Former Employee), Broadview, ILSeptember 9, 2013
Pros: coworkers, armed, importance of job
Cons: management, pay and favoritism
Clock in, check for scheduled assignment, inventory your shipment and laundry list of stops, check vehicle, load vehicle and depart to route, retain receipts of every transaction, perform stops in timely, courteous manner and stay alert to your surroundings, return to base and unload vehicle. I learned how stressing armored transport can be and how – more... important it is to cover your partner's back. Coworkers are helpful/professional. The hardest part of the job is learning the routes, keeping the pace of the routes and driving a vehicle with several blind spots. The most enjoyable part was getting to see the city and returning safely to base. – less
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a difficult horrifying place
ARMORED CAR DRIVER / TVM TECHNICIAN (Former Employee), 100 Clover Place Edison, NJJuly 7, 2013
Pros: no lunch breaks no healithcare
Cons: there was no short breaks and healthcare was too expensive.
I spent my time in Garda Armored Car Services as a employee who had difficulties and it would be very hard for me to work with unusual peoples with domestic problems because of the situation at hand and since that I have a military experience background they would hate to follow the way the job should be operated and only two percent liked me in Garda – more... and before that I became a TVM Technician and did far better than others and some employees reported Garda for being insufficient at work. I was very neat in appearance and my boots stayed highly shined and I never missed a day of work and I would punch in at 6:55am exactly everyday for two years and 9 months and even when I was ill at times. I served Garda very well and covered myself on paper by using a notebook that I would carry everyday to work. The surrounding wasn't fun and the only way that you could have fun at work that if you and that partner of yours liked each others and I only endured misery and stress but I accomplished one advancement from Garda and that was a TVM Technician. I think that my life will be much better without Garda in it and I have learn to move on and learn from what has truly happened to me while I was there.
Note: I would try very hard to be accepted in Garda but ninety-eight percent rejected me because I was different and no one ever wanted to comprehend me but only five peoples for two years and nine months did and just about all the employees didn't want to teach the new employees the outline of the job because of the fear of losing their job as an armored car personnel and that's how I had to live my life in Garda in Edison, New Jersey. – less
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Not a place to grow.
Teller (Current Employee), Baltimore, MDJune 26, 2013
you work hard for 8 hours a day and you dont't get any pay raise.
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Garda
Driver/Messenger (Former Employee), Santa Rosa, CAJune 25, 2013
There are a good company to work for. You work long hours every day
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STAY AWAY
Driver (Former Employee), Oakland, CAJune 20, 2013
Cons: all bad
Terrible place to work...Management did not tell me that I had to provide my own equipment and uniforms. Got out as soon as I could.
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you stay busy all day
Money Room teller (Current Employee), lea blvd wilmingtonJune 14, 2013
Pros: meet good people
Cons: short breaks
Garda has different job titles. Some departments work through the night when some have morning shifts
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Fast paced.
Employee Relations Manager (Current Employee), San Antonio, TXMay 24, 2013
Every day is an adventure full of opportunities to learn and advance.
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Loved working in this type of business.
CVS Cash Specialist (Former Employee), Charlotte, NCMay 15, 2013
I enjoyed working at this company. It was easy work, easy to learn if you pay attention. This company is willing to work with your schedule needs. However, management could use some improvement. No type of structure and unprofessional at times.
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Like the co-workers but managements poor
ARMORED TRANSPORT DISPATCHER (Current Employee), Broadview, ILMay 4, 2013
i loved my job in the beginning but lately things have been poor and lack of. Ive been here 13yrs and theres no room for me to grow. They say Im maxed out pay i make $15 from 13yrs. Its just time to go
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Armor Truck Driver/Guard (Former Employee), Stratford, CTApril 14, 2013
dangerous worrying if something may happen.having authority. great people too work with.