G4S

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G4S Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
321 Reviews
2.6
321 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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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Security Guard - Hourly - Michigan

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Detroit, MI

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

    Pros

    Great paid training and orientation lasting three days, which included getting CPR/AED certified. Upon completion of orientation, the very next day I was sent to my site and started to work. I work quite literally seven minutes from my home! Not only was that a plus but everyone I work with is an outstanding leader(sergeants) and supervisor. I trust every single person as my leader and enjoy who I work with. I've been treated with nothing but professionalism and trust and respect since day one of orientation.

    I believe I got quite lucky in my post and who I work with, and I plan on taking G4S as a career opportunity. For some writing reviews about not being able to move up and such, I disagree. Their are plenty of openings and room for advancement. In fact a person I talked to in upper management started working as bank security and now hes a trainer for a couple states and does orientations. A promotion should never be handed out, and should be earned, so if you want it go and grab it. If its not available at your site, look possibly at another close by site that might be looking for upper management. G4S would rather hire within, then start a hiring process from outside the company.

    Cons

    The website of G4S. Looking up careers and searching is horrible, and most of the time shows inaccurate results.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep on, it's been a good road so far and I only see a brighter future for myself within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A lot of hours. management sucks

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Logan Township, NJ
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Logan Township, NJ

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

    Pros

    lots of hours to be had. relaxed environment

    Cons

    poor scheduling. suck at filling supervisor shots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    recognize your stars and make them shift supervisors!!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Youth Care Worker

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at G4S

    Pros

    Working towards change in youth's life

    Cons

    Management sucks
    High turnover rate which means you will be mandated to stay and always out of staff to youth ratio
    Poor work environment
    Youth are not held accountable which creates blurred boundary lines
    Management undermining staff (taking authority away when dealing with youth appropriately)
    Unorganized
    Little opportunity for career advancement
    PTO is denied frequently
    Favoritism

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

    Security Officer

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

    I have been working at G4S as a contractor

    Pros

    My position with G4S has been very interesting and I am very satisfied with my job. They are very responsive
    and helpful if a situation arises. With no having their office locally that sometimes can be a problem but not
    with them. They always respond quickly and are very pleasant. I am proud to work for them.

    Cons

    Not enough hours at site I am at.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Not a place to start a career, good place to make extra money.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Orlando, FL

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers, uniforms are given to you for free, offer the D license class, A lot of overtime opportunities, You are able to move around anywhere within the U.S. with the company since they have contracts everywhere.

    Cons

    Not enough pay raise opportunities, Boring and mundane work, Private contract company, so if the company loses the contract with a client, you lose your job and have to go to another post which may pay lower.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give pay raises to people who have been with company for a long time!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great to keep money in your pocket.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Clearwater, FL
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Clearwater, FL

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

    Pros

    Works with you to get you hours. Great job to start with or do if your going to school or retried and just want money in your pocket.

    Cons

    Scheduling. For some they have a set schedule of what days and hours they work, for others its sparatic.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work. Honestly you're going a good job.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Former employee

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Bank Protection Officer in Detroit, MI
    Former Employee - Bank Protection Officer in Detroit, MI

    I worked at G4S full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Absolutely none!!!!! Horrible company!

    Cons

    Everything, this company treat their employees like dogs! Standing outside in sub below zero weather? In all weather conditions! You would be better off on a leash in your own backyard. Management is a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your people with respect and STOP LYING ALL THE TIME. That's why you all can't keep an account!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    interesting...but not always in a good way

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    short staffed operation allows for you to get your hands dirty in a lot of different stuff

    Cons

    totally disorganized, lack of structure, no will to change, it's described as organized chaos but it's really just chaotic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    shape up, embrace new employees and existing ones who would like to see change for the better. write things down, make reports that actually help be mandatory

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    G4S 2014

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor
    Current Employee - Area Supervisor

    I have been working at G4S full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Able to adjust your own schedule and delegate responsibilities.

    Cons

    Salary is very low for job descriptions and expectations. I travel at least 25% of the time. Regional support is little to none unless it effects the local office in a negative manner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train your overhead employees and ensure support before audits. Employees on the field to include Supervisors need to have higher pay for better quality and retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good

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

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

    Pros

    I worked for g4s for 4 years and my co workers were great.

    Cons

    Money. Went part-time and was told did not qualify for a raise. Hired in New officers which eliminated hours for me. Bringing in new officers at $3/hr more than I was making being there 4 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of your employees. I left due to the money.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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