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G4S Reviews

Updated January 28, 2015
Updated January 28, 2015
339 Reviews
2.6
339 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Pays pretty good as far as security work goes And really easy work (in 9 reviews)

  • Good pay for relatively easy work (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life balance can suffer (if not careful) (in 8 reviews)

  • There is absolutely no room for advancement or any kind of growth (in 7 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great manager great co workers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours chances for growth

    Cons

    They don't have a union

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Lay offs

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S

    Pros

    Easy work decent pay good people to work with. I realy liked the feeling your job was making others safer. It gives you alittle extra drive especially when you get to help in an emergency

    Cons

    If the contract your working has lay offs g4s cant do anything about it. I was working the GM plant in TN when i got layed off but you dont qualify for unemployment because g4s offers to transfer you an hour away. Its not doable making what they offer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure contract is sustainable before making new hires

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Security for hospital

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Melbourne, FL
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Melbourne, FL

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

    Pros

    Staff and crew are a blessing. Always feel welcome to come in to work.

    Cons

    Upper management is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try valuing your employees more. You reward people who screw off and bring controversy to your facilities and snuff the real hard workers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Standard Security

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Custom Protection Officer in New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Custom Protection Officer in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at G4S

    Pros

    The pros were decent pay rate and able to gain overtime.

    Cons

    Work-Life Balance and Poor Management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Operation Manager, always consideres the needs of the business overworking everyone to keep a government contract.

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    Teacher

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Nashville, TN
    Current Employee - Teacher, Secondary School in Nashville, TN

    I have been working at G4S full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for. I Have training every year.

    Cons

    The students change everyday. The insurance package is good.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They are great to work with.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    nice company just long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at G4S

    Pros

    Jobs all over the world

    Cons

    Pay sucks base on site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People who have serve in the military should be allowed to become CPO just with a combat MOS

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Unsupported

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - EMT in Wilder, KY
    Current Employee - EMT in Wilder, KY

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

    Pros

    Health care
    Paid uniforms
    Fairly easy work depending on location

    Cons

    no vacation for a year
    no raises
    no room for promotion

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Typical

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Secunity Officer in Louisville, KY
    Current Employee - Secunity Officer in Louisville, KY

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

    Pros

    Typical Security Co for Louisville.

    Cons

    Same as stated in the Pros

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Good company, did everything that was promised

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Akron, OH
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Akron, OH

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

    Pros

    Close to home. Nice atmosphere, friendly.

    Cons

    None, I have no cons at this time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I have no comments at this time. Our site manager takes care of any problems that come up.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cheap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Investigator in Sacramento, CA
    Former Employee - Investigator in Sacramento, CA

    I worked at G4S

    Pros

    No boss to deal with

    Cons

    Cheap pay. Poor management. Dumb and lazy case managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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