Security -Concierge Control Room (Former Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 August 2018
Des personnes très dévouées et professionnelles. J'ai appris beaucoup de choses des gardes de sécurité et du superviseur. Je recommande cette entreprise à toute personne qui veut poursuivre une carrière dans la sécurité.
Minimum wage , very bud managment, no chance make overtime
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Hamilton, ON – 1 August 2018
This company is "big sucks " give new employees minimum wage "forever " for example- "loss prevention officer "Garda pay $15 max 16$ , difference security company pay for start 17$/h UP. GARDA never give you chance make more money for over time . Only protected people make some money . I have 8 year security experience , 23 years Regular Army service, have PAL (dual restricted not restricted), USE Force certification, Airport screening experience. I give them all my documentation if of course my reference but for now give me some temporarily job for minimum wage. Last week call me from Garda Office in Hamilton coming for interview offers permanent job in "truck gatehouse " for 14$/h and 40/h week , (is hard to believe). This company make lots of money but at the expense of naive people . I still working for them now but definitely looking for difference company who appreciate my reference without protection.
Security guard (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 29 July 2018
They don't have a copy of the schedule so you never know what sites are available for work. They are not well organized. When I attempt to phone mobile their phone goes straight to voicemail. Another point to make is when I get a new site to work at no one seems to meet me and no training.
Pre-Board Screening Officer (Former Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 24 July 2018
The work environment is over all toxic. The management neglects health and safety regulations not only made by the company but also provincial regulations. The fast passed stressful environment is accompanied by thankless management pushing breaks as far as legally possible.
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 July 2018
The management at GARDA are well approachable and easy to work with. They have a great culture and training program that anyone can do. Pay and benefits are below average as the turnaround for this profession is high. Great job/career for students or if you want something that is low stress and an easy job to do. There is also room for advancement if you work for the company long enough.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 July 2018
As a security supervisor I have dealt with a lot of different situations in which need action taken fast. My job on a daily basis consists of me supervising 7 security guards on several flights Garda world has contracts to.
Typical work day is never typical, you never know who or what you'll be dealing with on any given shift. I've learned a lot working with my team, communicating with clients/tenants, and dealing with patrons both good ones and bad. I've never had an issue with my head office. They've always been kind and provided me with my equipment needed. If anything, my only minor issue is that sometimes getting certain things done can be a long wait. As for my direct Security Manager and Supervisor, they both are just completely awesome. They're both respectable yet firm. They will both coach and correct yet hold you accountable for your actions. Couldn't ask for a better manager and supervisor. The culture my team and I have is strong. We all understand the work and know when and what to do. We all communicate well and know how to work off each other. Also, business aside, we all know how to have a good laugh as the job can be stressful. The hardest part of my job I would have to say is the long patrol hours. I've patrolled on foot, anywhere between 30mins to 90mins+. Being physically capable I adapted to it. I will add though it's not classified as "hard", the pay, although better than minimum wage is not in my opinion, great for the expectations of the job. The most enjoyable part of the job is when my team and I are able to assist the tenants or patrons in their matters successfully. It's a great feeling. Also, being a deterrent and stopping any illicit behaviours is just a good rush sometimes and you do see your share of some action. The experience you'll receivemore... is just awesome too.less
My team, experience, the action, people
long hours, will have trouble if you can't handle long hours walking and the odd run, pay per expectations could be better
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 23 June 2018
A lot management teams do not care about their employees at all and will not care about their requests or well being. To this day Gardaworld management is checking up on me to make sure I am okay with my placement and everything is running smoothly.