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G4S/Wackenhut a great part-time, retirement or just starting out job

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  • Senior Management
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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Richmond, VA
Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Richmond, VA

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

Pros

They have contracts everywhere. They have different levels of security officers. The highest paying right now is the Altria contract at 13. an hour and your title is CPO because you either have prior military, law enforcement, sheriff, corrections experience or a degree. The other classifications are TSO and critical... officer ranges from 10.00-12.00.

Cons

They could do a little better with uniform issuance. The contracts are hourly and you do not get raises or bonuses. Within the first year if you take off for any reason you don't get paid. An officer has to switch with another officer in order to get paid. You work on weekends and evenings. They do not have a rotating schedule where an officer gets every other weekend off. You have to pay out of pocket for your certifications, yearly.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Have a better system with keeping track of uniform issuance and lack of.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetent leaders and the good ol' boy system

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Got to do homework while going to school.

    Cons

    Advancement depends on if you are military even with a degree you will never be a site supervisor.Advancement comes to those who get on their knees and never get up.
    Constantly losing accounts
    Leadership is incompetent
    You will never get a pay raise untill you find a job with a different company

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    The worst job of my life.

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

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

    Pros

    Free time and decent co-workers

    Cons

    Low pay, shady management, incompetence.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean House please.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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