G4S

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G4S Reviews

Updated November 16, 2014
Updated November 16, 2014
321 Reviews
2.6
321 Reviews
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Ashley Almanza
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pays pretty good as far as security work goes And really easy work (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay for relatively easy work (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can suffer (if not careful) (in 8 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no room for advancement or any kind of growth (in 7 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Security Guard - Hourly - Michigan

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at G4S full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great paid training and orientation lasting three days, which included getting CPR/AED certified. Upon completion of orientation, the very next day I was sent to my site and started to work. I work quite literally seven minutes from my home! Not only was that a plus but everyone I work with is an outstanding leader(sergeants) and supervisor. I trust every single person as my leader and enjoy who I work with. I've been treated with nothing but professionalism and trust and respect since day one of orientation.

    I believe I got quite lucky in my post and who I work with, and I plan on taking G4S as a career opportunity. For some writing reviews about not being able to move up and such, I disagree. Their are plenty of openings and room for advancement. In fact a person I talked to in upper management started working as bank security and now hes a trainer for a couple states and does orientations. A promotion should never be handed out, and should be earned, so if you want it go and grab it. If its not available at your site, look possibly at another close by site that might be looking for upper management. G4S would rather hire within, then start a hiring process from outside the company.

    Cons

    The website of G4S. Looking up careers and searching is horrible, and most of the time shows inaccurate results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on, it's been a good road so far and I only see a brighter future for myself within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Security Officer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Wausau, WI
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Wausau, WI

    I have been working at G4S as a contractor

    Pros

    My position with G4S has been very interesting and I am very satisfied with my job. They are very responsive
    and helpful if a situation arises. With no having their office locally that sometimes can be a problem but not
    with them. They always respond quickly and are very pleasant. I am proud to work for them.

    Cons

    Not enough hours at site I am at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Traditional Security Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Traditional Security Officer in New York, NY

    I have been working at G4S full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    On the job training with opportunities for advancement.

    Cons

    No challenges that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at G4S full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people n using my skills

    Cons

    The complaints on unsolveable situation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is the best Security Service in the US

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - G4S Security Officer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - G4S Security Officer in Pompano Beach, FL

    I worked at G4S part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    High level of professionalism and commitment

    Cons

    hiring process takes a long time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let your guys be more approachable

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    I loved my job and my employer.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - CPO in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - CPO in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at G4S full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime great benefits

    Cons

    Contract worker, therefore when the contract ends you have to apply for a different position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I worked in Las Vegas, NV. I had a negative experience in Phoenix, AZ. I felt an instant hatred from the person who was interviewing me, so I left. He would not shake my hand and greet me or state his name. I felt very uncomfortable.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Employee

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbus, OH

    I have been working at G4S full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Little or no overtime, lots of vacation time.

    Cons

    Depends on the site they send you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Eh

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    pretty decent place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S

    Pros

    the work is happens to be very consistent

    Cons

    the pay is lower than i prefer

  10.  

    Security Guard Work For G4s

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV

    I worked at G4S full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Lots of posts and good pay for the work done.

    Cons

    There were no cons while I worked there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what your are doing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Enjoyed my time here

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Houston, TX

    I worked at G4S

    Pros

    pay, management, security, training, people

    Cons

    pay, dramatic individuals, management, senior management, locations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote those who work hard

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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