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Helpful (3)

Steady, but completely unsupported.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Barrington, IL
Former Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Barrington, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Steady work, 'decent' entry pay, good benefits (if a little expensive, full benefits cost me 1/4 of my paycheck)

Cons

Office has no incentive or interest in actively supporting the field. Requests for season-necessary uniforms(-30F temperatures outside and they made me go to work with short-sleeve shirts and a windbreaker) were at >= 6 months to be processed. Unannounced policy changes such as vacation freeze (or unannounced rollback if you were above new-hire vacation time for your paygrade) (only applicable to non-office personnel). They've been in a 'temporary' pay freeze since 2007, only applicable to non-office personnel.

Advice to Management

Corporate management: incentive-ize things other than the bottom line because quality is greater than quantity and your good officers are leaving the company for others. Important: MONITOR your regional offices and their policies. I can't believe G4S as a company is surviving if all offices are as bad as my regional one. Specific: terminate the Westchester, IL office personnel from top to bottom. You've done two audits in 4 years and replaced half the office personnel, yet the situation is unchanged. The office is corrupt and they've gotten into the habit of running it that way. You won't be able to salvage or change the admin, and your office would honestly be both more efficient and profitable if you eliminated the entire staff and started from veterans from both G4S or those from other companies that are effective.

Other Employee Reviews for G4S

  1. More on the negative side due to lack of coordinated staff communication

    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Sacramento, CA
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Sacramento, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at G4S full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None that I have experienced yet

    Cons

    No inner staff coordination between supervisors

    Advice to Management

    Get a handle on it or stay the way it is now just like most other security companies


  2. Enjoyed interacting with tenants and co-workers

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - USO G4S in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - USO G4S in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fair compensation,quality uniforms ,lots of overtime

    Cons

    They lose too many contracts


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