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GOOD PAY UNTIL HOURS GET CUT AGAIN AND AGAIN

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Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer
Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer

I have been working at G4S full-time for more than a year

Pros

The pay is above-average as far as hourly rate. Most of the clients are great and treat you as one of their own. The medical coverage is good, though very expensive if you need dependent coverage.

Cons

1. CONSTANT payroll shortages, especially if you work a special post for 7th day. You have to fight tooth and nail to get paid for it, and it takes weeks or months. Or, for things like driving to do your firearm paperwork and pick up your firearm, you will never see your pay for that.
2. They constantly cut you down to 4 1/2 days until the client complains, then back to six days until the cycle begins again. Your pay can vary hundreds of dollars per week.
3. The firearms provided are dinosaurs. You may be in an armed post for months unarmed.
4. Getting time off when you actually want a day off is Mission Impossible.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Corporate needs to audit local branches on occasion for timesheet errors.This may be better than getting audited by the labor commission. I can tell you than if my branch ever gets audited, there will be fines and penalties galore.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    No Communication.

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    Former Employee - Security Officer  in  Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Waukegan, IL

    I worked at G4S full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pays well for easy work.

    Cons

    Lie about schedule, mandatory overtime, no communication with sites.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Not that great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S

    Pros

    easy job, not a very challenging training program

    Cons

    lack of direction and awful management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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