G4S
2.8 of 5 222 reviews
www.g4s.com Crawley, United Kingdom 5000+ Employees

G4S Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2014
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2.8 222 reviews

                             

25% Approve of the CEO

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Ashley Almanza

(16 ratings)

45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Good pay for relatively easy work"
    in 7 reviews
  • "competitive pay, firearms experience, independence, great training offered, good work culture,"
    in 4 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 5 reviews
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Would recommend to friends and family

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Sutton, London, England (UK)

I have been working at G4S full-time for more than 10 years

Pros+ Wide range of job roles and positions
+ Opportunities for career progression
+ Good salaries and benefits
+ Positive commitment to company values
+ A progressive commitment to corporate responsibility / sustainability (campaigns inc: Driving Force Rules, Match-It, 4teen, Local Heroes, Fearless, Big Think, etc)

Cons- Work-life balance can suffer (if not careful)
- Business undergoing period of change and restructuring (could be a positive in the long run)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Loved every minute of this fast paced jet set company

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at G4S

ProsGreat craic. Ambitious people. Huge career opportunities and chance to work with truly multi national people from Ireland to Dubai, millionaires and multi-millionaires all working to a common goal sharing values and standards. Use of the latest, cutting edge technology.

ConsHigh levels of commitment demanded but rewarded in opportunities

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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This is the best Security Service in the US

G4S Security Officer (Former Employee)
Pompano Beach, FL

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

ProsHigh level of professionalism and commitment

Conshiring process takes a long time

Advice to Senior ManagementLet your guys be more approachable

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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I loved my job and my employer.

Cpo (Former Employee)
Las Vegas, NV

I worked at G4S full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPlenty of overtime great benefits

ConsContract worker, therefore when the contract ends you have to apply for a different position.

Advice to Senior ManagementI worked in Las Vegas, NV. I had a negative experience in Phoenix, AZ. I felt an instant hatred from the person who was interviewing me, so I left. He would not shake my hand and greet me or state his name. I felt very uncomfortable.

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It was a awesome experience.

Security Officer (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON (Canada)

I have been working at G4S as a contractor for less than a year

ProsBecause of the friendly atmosphere provided by the organization.Also all the supervises and counselors are really approachable.Than makes G4S as a friendly working environment.

ConsAs per me I am not able to reach the rescheduling department for getting some extra time for working.I called up many times but the end side was not responding.

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is better to give some extra hours for the employees hired for special events.So that they can also make some money.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Security Officer (Current Employee)
Columbus, OH

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

ProsLittle or no overtime, lots of vacation time.

ConsDepends on the site they send you.

Advice to Senior ManagementEh

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good & pleanst

Manager (Current Employee)

I have been working at G4S full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood & Freindly enviornment, strong management

ConsAbolition of privilage leave policy

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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pretty decent place to work

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at G4S

Prosthe work is happens to be very consistent

Consthe pay is lower than i prefer

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General Overview

Branch Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at G4S full-time for more than 3 years

ProsG4S is a career oriented world wide company. Many of the comments here come as a result of misundersanding the security officer business as a whole. What the customer is willing to pay has to be worked back into wages, administrative fees, insurances, medical benefits, vacations and a plethora of other costs. The majority of that billing rate comes back to the hourly security officer leaving managers (former) like me to deal with the overhead expenses and overtime costs. There were officers who made more than me as a manager and that is because the customer was willing to pay for them. G4S is absolutely the best company in the world and I don't work there anymore.

ConsToo much daily crisis management brought on by Regional actors.

Advice to Senior ManagementVisit the Regions on a more frequent basis and get into the 'trenches' where the work is performed. Take what you hear or see on paper from GM's and RVP's with a grain of salt. Ask questions. Get answers

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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2 years 6 month in g4s dubai

Cctv Or Fiber Work (Current Employee)
Birmingham, England (UK)

I have been working at G4S full-time for more than 3 years

Prosthis very good company, this company know very well how to deal with worker,,,,,

Consthere is my work cctv camara installation, fiber optical work and fire alarm system.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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