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Former Employee - Branch Manager
Former Employee - Branch Manager

I worked at G4S full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

G4S is a career oriented world wide company. Many of the comments here come as a result of misundersanding the security officer business as a whole. What the customer is willing to pay has to be worked back into wages, administrative fees, insurances, medical benefits, vacations and a plethora of other costs. The majority of that billing rate comes back to the hourly security officer leaving managers (former) like me to deal with the overhead expenses and overtime costs. There were officers who made more than me as a manager and that is because the customer was willing to pay for them. G4S is absolutely the best company in the world and I don't work there anymore.

Cons

Too much daily crisis management brought on by Regional actors.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Visit the Regions on a more frequent basis and get into the 'trenches' where the work is performed. Take what you hear or see on paper from GM's and RVP's with a grain of salt. Ask questions. Get answers

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. Not a great company to work for

    Former Employee - Safety Steward
    Former Employee - Safety Steward

    I worked at G4S part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Can't think of any perks

    Cons

    Very low pay, few staff perks, boring work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't take away staff perks e.g. a meal whilst on shift.

  2. good

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Security Guard in Doha (Qatar)
    Former Contractor - Security Guard in Doha (Qatar)

    I worked at G4S as a contractor (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    qatar is a peaceful country and we have good future ,we will get respect from public

    Cons

    working hardly but the management dont care about their staffs and 12 hour duty very difficult

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please try to understand your staffs problems and working hour reduce

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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