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Good place to work, good training program. Lots of driving. Wish it would have been a full time position and not casual. Co workers were great to work with.
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GardaWorld is a solid good company to work for.

What is the best part of working at the company?The Ability to travel around to different places What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The paperwork required and the need to be up very early. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?It is pretty good. Most coworkers can get along though there is the odd disagreement which is expected. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Travelling to different cities and towns and a lot of highway driving.
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Fun and exciting

What is the best part of working at the company?The uniform and the cool trucksWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Handling all the cash and not getting rolled What is a typical day like for you at the company?Routine days. Lots of driving
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Worst company I have ever worked for...Garbageworld....

I was a casual at the peterborough branch for a few years then finally got full time status. until the layoffs started. I got a pay increase, benefits and a pension. Things were going well until the layoffs happened. Management has no clue how to operate a business. HR is not to be trusted. They will throw you under the bus. They have gone through an abundant amount of supervisors and managers that I cant remember their names. When you work nights most of the work you will be on your knees doing atms and night safes and carrying around giant cash parcels and coin. The union always seemed to always look after the senior employees. The trucks are awful. They would always break down. The A/C would never work in the summer and you would freeze in the winter when the heat wouldn't work. The branch itself is full of garbage. There is dirt everywhere. They would never clean. Everything is broken and being held together with elastics. Especially the trucks. The computer programs they use are from the 90's. You will never be full time on days...not without at least over 25 or more years of full time status and that never happens when nobody ever retires from there. Hardly anyone uses cash anymore so there is no job security at all. Needless to say I left this disaster and have found something else. I would not recommended working for this company.

Points positifs

Good wage for unskilled work, benefits only when you are full time.

Points négatifs

To many to list...
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Do not work here

-it’s only a delivery job while carrying a gun for protection -zero appreciation from management-forced overtime or get criticized-loose a package, you’ll get accused of stealing, threaten to be charged & forced to pay out of pocked instead of them going through the insurance companies.-worst training program I’ve ever been apart of. -typical figure it out yourself on the job or from other coworkers, and company expects full accountability if any errors.
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  • Sentiment d'appréciation personnelle
  • Sentiment d'utilité
  • Absence de stress

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  • Sentiment d'appartenance
  • Soutien du responsable
  • Rémunération juste par rapport au travail effectué

Terrible Lack of Security Mindset. In A Rush!

Terrible Lack of Security Mindset. In A Rush! What a brutal dissapointment. The trucks are old, small and the staff are absolutely miserable and over-worked/stressed to the nines. Some bitter wanna-be cops and know-it-alls as well, which are never nice traits to be around.
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Could be a great job, but falling short

Management is always in crisis control because higher management is always cheaping out on their employees. Training is very disregarded because staff shortage or whatever reason they are giving. No teambuilding effort, no christmas parties. Communication between management and employees is very poor.On the other hand the job is fun, colleagues are, for the most part, great. Because they are often in crisis, theirs is opportunities of racking in a lot of over time.

Points positifs

Good opportunities (sometimes), garranteed time on scheduled shifts

Points négatifs

no job security, 4 days prior work schedule, pay and benefit underwhelming
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Severely underpaid job stuck in the old business model from the 80's

This field could be a relatively stress free environment and cover the cost of living if companies would keep up with the times. You are carrying a gun in public and transporting high value goods with completely horrendous compensation for your work. Due to retirement and no carrot for younger applicants this business model will be facing severe shortages in the next couple of years.

Points négatifs

Wage, company policies
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Horrible company, uses and abuses employees

Toxic place to work. Company vs Union mentality. No training at all, no room for advancement whatsoever, zero job security. This company built up the Peterborough branch, hired many full time people while commanding experimental vaccines for its loyal employees. Only because of 1 or 2 people at the corporate level and their vendetta against the Peterborough branch, caused almost 30+ people including full time and part time staff to lose there job.Miserable untrained and unqualified management. Generally all staff are miserable. Armored trucks are in brutal mechanical shape. The company could care less if its employees are breathing in burning oil, antifreeze, or brake dust while driving in sealed truck cabs (no movable windows).Your pay is constantly wrong, missing hours, shifts, and vacation time. You will have to track your pay closely and constantly fight with management to get paid what is rightfully hours.Part time/casual employees get paid significantly less then full time employees, for doing the exact same job, while incurring the same dangerous aspects of carrying a firearm.Do yourself a favor, including if your a potential customer/client, avoid this company like the plague it is.

Points positifs

Ok pay for unskilled work

Points négatifs

Night shifts, unless your full-time for 20+ yrs
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They think they own you...

Preface: All I ask of an employer is to be paid for the work I do, treated like a human being while I'm there, and left alone on my days off.I don't think I am asking for a lot.Garda cash services fails spectacularly on all of those expectations.You will start out as a "casual" which is just another term for on call/part time. You will have lots of work in the summer, and go weeks without a call in the winter. They want you to be available though, and can call you last minute, so forget about having another job. They want you to sit on unpaid on call. It doesn't matter if you have bills to pay or mouths to feed. The requisite monthly availability they demand will completely preclude you from having another part time job. That's right, part time at Garda trumps part time everywhere else.As a casual, you are paid less than a full time employee. If you are working with a full time employee, there will be tension because of the different pay structures.As a casual, you are paid by the hour, so you have no incentive to rush. Full time employees are paid by the shift. If their shift is ten hours, and they get all of their work done in eight hours, they get to go home and still get paid for ten hours. The full timer will pressure you to rush so they can get home, which costs you hours.After a while (months, or years) you may make it to a full time position. Now you will get benefits. No raise though. They negotiated that part out of the collective. You will make top rate after 6000 hours. If you are under that when you get a full time spot you will stay at your tier until - 

Points positifs

The ability to quit

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Tough gig for a worker

When things are going well, it is a fairly straight forward type of job - service ABMs, Banks, and conduct commercial stops. Fairly easy, especially with a partner you get along with.However, mismanagement at the corporate level and questionable decisions at the branch level have led to high employee burnout, cumbersome workloads, and a general feeling of low morale amongst the employees. Best to avoid if possible.

Points positifs

Decent training

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No entitlements for a part timer, easy to be laid off, forced overtime on top of shifts
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Fast paced work environment, possible to make over 100k/yr with overtime

Great new management at the Gardaworld Cash Services Vancouver branch. There were some problems with previous managers who have since left but their replacements are working hard to create a positive, respectful work environment and they are succeeding.20/hr to start as a casual which goes up to 29/hr after a few months once you get part time status.Opportunities to make over 100k/yr with overtime.Fast paced work environment suited for younger people. Vast majority of employees are under 35.
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no, I would not recommend this company as I did not get enough shifts a month to provide for myself and my family. Maybe a different branch is better.
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Lack of care from management and the casual salary during training period/overall makes no sense for the importance and danger of the job.

Overworked and tired out from the job very fast. The job itself has no change or challenge to it once you get the route to stay on, you feel like a robot doing the exact same stops for five days straight. Management also does not care and gives very misleading information and does not communicate with the other supervisors. Some of the people are great to work with but I never personally had a bad experience compared to others.
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"You vs management", Stressful, Great pay

There is very much a "you vs the management" feeling. Managment doesn't always understand what is capable of being completed in a shift. The job is very monotonous, but is an excellent stepping stone for anyone interested in moving on to policing. There are some great people to work with but also some very miserable ones. Job can be stressful at times, and fast paced especially during night shift. Pay is great for the work done, benefits are good.
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Overall come to work knowing you’re there to work not thinking you’re there to “look cool” wearing a gun. It’s a place for grownups not whiners that still live at home with mom and dad.
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Good for casual if it’s your only part time job and you’re fully flexible in when you can work.

Full time means nights. Positions based on seniority. Lots of hours available for casual but that can change at anytime. Good for people needing a couple years job history for applying to be a LEO or for older folks wanting long-term casual. The job itself is fun if you enjoy being on the road, no boss over your shoulder.
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Constant turn over with false promises of full time employment

Constantly hiring new people while the full time layoff point is well past 15 years seniority. Senior management is very confrontational and takes a fire first and sort it out later approach
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If you're willing to work random hours and do it for years before getting full-time, this is the place for you.

Employees in cash services are on-call until a full time position opens up. This usually takes 6 months to 2 years. Good luck. Occasional infighting because this is a seniority based unionized environment. Management is pretty good.

Points positifs

As of 2022 start pay 24.74 A lot of the guys are fun to work with

Points négatifs

Hours not guaranteed unless you're full time Truck maintenance can be iffy
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Horrible management and people that should not be allowed to carry a firearm.

Horrible management that pretty much refuses to do follow up training, will not give people proper gear to work with. The trucks are horribly maintained, the main facility is horrid and should be condemned. It is rampant with anti vaccine trash and the bosses don't do a thing about it.

Points positifs

There is none

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Not a great place to work

Under paid and over worked! Pay is horrible compared to other delivery jobs, this being the most dangerous by far. I wouldn’t recommend this place of employment
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