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Too many negative things to list. Had to wait for relief numerous times without anyone calling me to tell me they were going to be late or not even show up at all. Management is terrible. Had my shift changed and not told about the change. Not flexible about shifts. Feels like you are simply a number and management doesn’t care about you.


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Terrible place to work

I worked far too long for Garda World, between the union and Garda they don't have your back. They will make everything look rosy when they hire you then will disagree with you. No motivation for advancement. Run for your life .Rotten company.
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It's a typical security company. You will work with people who really shouldn't be in that line of work but are because the jobs are easy to get. You cannot live on this wage.


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Low pay. Have to keep an eye to make sure you are paid for all the hours you worked.
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le respect des années de service

aucun respect pour certains des employés et favoritisme . les années de service ne conte pas pour eux
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Toxic dead-end work environment

Before COVID it was bad, but during and after COVID really exemplified how much the management really don't care for their workers. Horribly toxic. Immature management who brush off serious issues brought forward by workers, even if done so in the most professional means possible. Lack of proper training, which means the more experienced workers have to pick up their slack. Incentive "bonus" over the summer which means you can't call in sick even once, even if you're sick. Many times supplies run out including access to water while working.
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Management is Not Very Supportive

Everyone got yelled at from the manager all the time. No one really liked working in the contract because of the manager. Very high turn over for same reason. If the manager don't like you even though you are doing everything right, you will have to keep looking over your shoulder as the manager will definitely find a reason. The worst part is no matter who you complaint to, nothing ever happens. Union does nothing, HR does nothing, not even directors.
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Bonne entreprise mais..

…mais le salaire est trop bas pour le travail à effectuer (j’ai risqué souvent ma personne par des incidents et par de possibles représailles: surtout ceux et celles qui ont eu des sentences judiciaires)). Il faut vivre dans l’ombre en tant que détective en prévention.J’ai aimé faire cet emploi pendant 20 ans. Bref, beau métier.


Aucun boss dans le dos. L’appréciation des clients.


Salaire. Heures 24h/24 7j/7.
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envirenement désagréable

ils ne vous respectent aucunement. si vous vous plaingnez, ou qu'ils en demande trop, ils vous répondront qu'il on d'autres agent qui peut vous replacer en un instant


tenus vestimentaire


le non-respects des agents et la distinctions entre blanc et minorités visibles
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Easy to get in

Good pay, benefits not good but not so bad. Poor management. Revolving door . Company very disorganized. Unionized job. Pay more than other companies.
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Je recommande

Horaire assez flexible pour gérer sa vie personnelle et sa vie professionnelle Bon salaireBons collègues Bel uniforme
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Environnement de travail 💯 zinc

J’ai de la chance de travailler pour une bonne compagnie comme Gardaworld Signalisation
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Good for team leads

Good for team leads and supervisor,Tactical training guards make the most and lots of overtime available when u need it.Time off is no issue at all and average benefits
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You're expendable

You are there to fill a spot they need filled, that is all. Management will only offer you positions they desperately need filled with terrible hours and work schedule while trying to pay you as little as possible for said position.The company lost locations in Barrie from the city because they were paying workers minimum wage to work at sites like the Library and Downtown terminal which are locations you need stab proof vests and use of force training because they are dangerous sites.Worked for this company for years and management will just jerk you around while constantly asking you to cover other positions since retention is very low unless you get a cushy position. Expect 12 hour continental rotations from nights to days at most places or volatile work conditions with little to no supervision while being expected to adhere to strict patrols and surveillance.
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Respectful Management

The management was respectful and understanding when it came to my issues with the site I was assigned. My only complain was that I sat for 12 hours a day, but that is just the nature of the job sometimes. Overall, it was a workplace with minimum stress, and the free uniforms were alright as well, I guess.
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manque d’organisation

ils manquent énormément d’organisations, mais cela reste une belle compagnie de sécurité
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La plus grosse façade de la planète

2 ans de travail virtuellement sans arrêt car très mauvaise gestion. Toujours appeler pour de l'overtime parce que les employés sont très peu fiable et personne veut travailler. Les patrons veulent rien savoir de vous. Vous êtes tout simplement un numéro. Il y a aucun respect pour la vie privée et surtout un manque de logique avec des décisions. Beaucoup de gens chez Garda sont de très bonne personne mais finit brûlée par la compagnie. Beaucoup de compagnie devrait avoir leur propre sécurité au lieux de faire affaire avec une tel compagnie. Le centre de contrôle va activement faire des erreurs dans vos paies pour prendre de votre argent. FUTUR POLICIERS : c'est un bon moyen pour avoir de l'expérience mais préparé vous à la pire gestion de l'histoire.


Bonne expérience, emploi facile


Longue heures, patrons non présents, aucun respect, mauvaise gestion, favoritisme, aucune assurance
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great salary

they pay us fairly and are well organized though you do need to work night shifts a lot at the beginning nut it gets better especially once you have a permanent location
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they don’t treat everyone equally. Toxic environment

They don’t treat everyone equally. The work place environment was toxic . And the management kept making mistakes on my pay cheques and when I call them it took long time to fix, and that made me double check every paycheque for messing amounts.
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Worst. I would give a 0 if i have to. You are warned

Worse management to date for YWG. They will take forever for email responses and dont care. Just an easy replacement for them, was called to rehire and wasnt given sufficient time to accomodate. Sent an email to ask, she went on vacation?!?! No one to pass this up to contacted management and head office for the prairies and no one had that answer not even the union. Lack of communication for sure. Probably the worst leadership ive seen in my lifetime 6 years for nothing
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Not a good experience

Staff gets treated poorlyFavoritismTrying to get rid of youCan't maintain any contractsI didn't have a good experienceDidn't like how guards were treated


The pay is decent


Favoritism, inconsistent scheduling and poor treatment
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Short staffed, underpaid

Short staffed, underpaid, gardaworld has rude HR reps that don't care about you, union doesn't care either. Pay wasn't bad back in the day but they never raised it in 5 years even though minimum wage increased
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2.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/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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