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G4S Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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2.8 266 reviews

32% Approve of the CEO

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Ashley Almanza

(31 ratings)

44% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Until I got hurt, it was pretty easy work, despite the low wage that was paid(in 7 reviews)

  • Decent benefits for full-time employees(in 7 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)

266 Employee Reviews
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    Good people to work with and for

    Anonymous (Current Employee)

    ProsGood salary, working conditions are good

    ConsTime away from home is a bit long

    Advice to Senior ManagementShare more information to junior staff

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    What a joyful ride it was!! - Great!

    G4S Security Officer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsEverything was spot on working for Events with G4S. Been so many places, seen so many faces it's just given me more life experience if anything!! Management was great, the staff were amazing (most of them my good friends now).

    ConsBeing away from family for a week or in some cases four was a little hard, but mum cooked anything I wanted when I got back - so happy days :)
    Shifts were pretty long (12-16hours in most cases) but we managed to make time fly with the colleagues...

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

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    G4S Security Officer (Current Employee) Dallas, TX

    ProsMeeting new people n using my skills

    ConsThe complaints on unsolveable situation

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

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    Great company with good core values. Management was very supportive & motivating. Loved my tenure with G4S

    Financial Controller, G4S Qatar (Former Employee) Doha (Qatar)

    ProsGreat opportunity to grow and excel in your field. Good scope for growth and advancement based on performance. Excellent opportunities for professional training and evaluation through "My 360" program.

    ConsMeeting deadlines and adhering to strict budgets.

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove the quality of HR monitoring and compliance in Middle East.

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

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    Great Job, Great Money

    G4S Security Officer (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsStaff treat each other like a family, working atmosphere is really good, I would go back to G4S when Im ready (currently in full time Education)

    ConsTimetables and shifts can sometimes be a disaster, lack of staff in some places meant that I sometimes manned an X-ray machine for 13 hours straight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementG4S needs more leaders than managers, more motivation for staff, too many staff members assume theyre in a managerial position.

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

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    G4S

    Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) Blackpool, England (UK)

    ProsGood working conditions.
    Pay is on par or above any other Security Company.

    ConsThe shifts can be a bit on the long side.

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    Would recommend to friends and family

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

    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)

    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

    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

    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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