Security Manager Interview Questions


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Top Security Manager Interview Questions & How to Answer

Here are three top security manager interview questions and tips on how to answer them:

Question No. 1: Which security procedures and policies would you suggest for our company (business, store, factory or warehouse)?

How to answer: This open-ended question allows you to demonstrate your understanding of the company, the general operations and how best to use security procedures and policies specific to its needs. Make sure you research the type of security the company is seeking to tailor your answer to the security manager position responsibilities.

Question No. 2: How do you document security policies and procedures in written form?

How to answer: This open-ended question is used to determine how you plan to communicate safety procedures and policies with the employees and how you plan to follow through on documentation of any incidents you may encounter. Documentation can include the importance of background checks on all employees as well. Written documentation and attention to detail are essential parts of a security manager position.

Question No. 3: What expectations do you have for other managers working in the company?

How to answer: This open-ended question is designed to determine how you will communicate with other managers at the company. You can discuss how you cooperate with others to achieve company-wide goals, how receptive you are to feedback from other managers and how you try to be attentive to the needs of others. Supporting managers can help you understand daily patterns in their departments and identify the most precious assets within the company.

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Security Manager was asked...25 June 2021

Tell me about yourself and how can you bring your experience to the table.

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I worked as Police Officer in Detroit for 14 years, then as a uniform patrol Sergeant for 13 years. I submitted typed reports on work injuries, injured prisoners, and Citizen Complaints as part of my job. Less

My experience as a Sergeant was like an advanced course in security supervision. I also finished my BA after I retired. Less

I really enjoyed catching burglars. They were always So surprised. The key was to check the roof, even if I had to ask the dispatcher to send me a fire truck so I could Get up there. They were hoping I was lazy. NOT! Less

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Schneider Electric

Related to role and challenged I forsee and how would I tackle such issues

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Seems the person they finally hired left within 3 months. Speaks how the team is--I feel lucky that the role wasnt offered to me. Good luck to the new person accepting this role. Less

Role just opened again, anybody applying please do their due diligence unless you are desperate. In my opinion the leadership is questionable here. Less

Role is open again. good the last person survived 7 months

US Army Corps of Engineers

Are you willing to lower your fees?

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AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Will you be willing to work overtime?

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I answered yes

I want to help people. I’m willing to relocate if I have to. I want to help make a difference in the lives of others. I lost two very close people to this horrible disease and I don’t care what the hours are or what I have to do. Passing out blankets when it’s cold, giving food to the hungry,I’m sure you understand what I’m saying bye now Less


Could I deploy to Afghanistan in 5 days?

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Experience and how I would add value to the company

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I have a good experience and skills which can uplift at great height and promote as well protect the company. Less

the interview was good and challenging

The Pokémon Company International

Will you sign our NDA

2 Answers

Yes :)



Tell me/us about yourself. How do you like Security? What is your favorite cartoon? Why should we hire you?

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"What is your favorite cartoon?" This must be the same person who asks about tacos..... I'm guessing it is someone young and inexperienced in interviewing skills. Less


NYU Langone Health

If you had an unlimited budget what controls would you implement?

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Camera’s though out the building not only for security of the building but for the safety of my employees. Education for active shooter and practice these policies. Sexual harassment as well as work place violence. A security monitoring room preferably off premises. Quality Radio’s as there is a lot of dead spots for communication in a building of that size as well as material building construction equipment. Face to face relief. Check point location so you can verify that your security officer have checked all required locations Background checks on all new employees. Periodic drug testing. Can be done by the last 4 of there social security #. There is no place for security officers who are not alert and observant. Less

I would also make sure the outside of the building is well lit and roving patrol making sure when employees safely leave the building and get to there cars safety Less

The first thing you will be doing when getting on board

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I will check all the security systems to ensure they are running parallel with the operating procedures (SOP) Less


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