G4S

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Learning, growth and enrichment.

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Marketing & Business Development in Toronto, ON (Canada)
Former Employee - Marketing & Business Development in Toronto, ON (Canada)

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

Pros

I had the opportunity to grow and learn quite a lot while at G4S. The ability to expand your knowledge and help grow a new product was immeasurable.

Cons

A true mentorship program would be very beneficial. A strict adherence to providing yearly reviews and goals is needed.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen and learn

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Guest Services Assistant Role - be wary of new roles for G4S

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    Former Employee - Guest Services Assistant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Guest Services Assistant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    G4S has got some good line managers, positions are stable (even if it means being redeployed). There is flexibility to get added time off without pay if you're in a general role.

    Cons

    The company is quite set in its ways and there isn't too much scope for promotion. Management positions are heavily guarded, and intelligent people will have a hard time fitting in because they will be more intelligent than most people there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make good on promises, and don't dangle the carrot unless you're willing to give it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst company I've ever worked for

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    How does this company work? Simple...managers make all the money. They get paid by numbers...more people on a job, more money in their pockets. If it means getting a whole load of people to travel and then stand and stare at a brick wall so be it. Steward wages are dreadful with some staff working crazy hours to make ends meet. Licensed staff get paid a bit better, but their rates are never guaranteed.
    Training is a farce...nobody's performance is assessed or logged. There's no way of knowing if someone's doing their job well. If you want to progress you have to suck up to some manager...not surprisingly favouritism and nepotism are rife.
    The company has very poor screening and will employ just about anyone; criminal records will not bar you from most jobs. I work in events and have seen some security guards/supervisors treat the public in a shocking manner.
    These guys are amateurs in every respect.
    If you want anything resembling a career or a job with some self-worth stay well away from this lot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Your public reputation will only get worse...maybe eventually you'll try to clean up your act, unlikely though.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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