G4S Reviews

Updated August 31, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Security Officer

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fire Inspector/Security Officer in Brownsburg, IN
    Former Employee - Fire Inspector/Security Officer in Brownsburg, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Consistently achieved full time hours every week, even when told hours might be cut.

    Cons

    High turnover rate put strain on employee morale, not only from worrying about job security, but also losing time with family to cover open shifts. Supervisors often seemed clueless on how to run a business and maintain a schedule. Advancements and career development were nil.

    Advice to Management

    Develop officers and supervisors as opposed to just filling slots.


  2. Bank Protection Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Weekly paycheck, plenty of available work

    Cons

    No health benefits, forced to work far from home when their are closer locations, very difficult to have time to do anything outside of work, if time off is taken it is unpaid or it is denied, use of old & out dated equipment prevents the hire of other qualified candidates which also makes it difficult for anyone to go to the dr or have time off to care for their family.

    Advice to Management

    Hire candidates that hold other calibers on their gun permit such as 9mm, 40 cal, 45 acp than just 38 special. This practice of only hiring those with 38 special severely limits qualified applicants and places a great burden on current employees.


  3. Helpful (1)

    This place is garbage!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    None, this company isn't worth working for.

    Cons

    They don't pay you for time worked, and when they do get around to it, it's about a month later before you are paid. They would not return my supervisors calls in the midst of countless times trying to reach them.

    Advice to Management

    You suck.


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  5. good company.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Knoxville, TN
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the main office will work with you in what ever you may need hour wise.

    Cons

    some of the site supervisors aren't the best.

    Advice to Management

    be more involved with the sites themselves not just the clients.


  6. Detention Officer

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Detention Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Detention Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It is a large company. You can relocate within the same company.

    Cons

    Not an equal opportunity employer. Everyone that got hired was because someone referred them. They do not go through the equal opportunity process . They do not treat everyone equally. Some get disciplined while others do not. They favor hiring men. Not many woman get hired. They give you a discount medical; you pay $100 and still pay $300 per doctor visit.

    Advice to Management

    Follow company policy. They break all the company policies yet want to enforce it on some employees because like I said if the supervisor likes you, you will get away with horrendous mistakes.


  7. Good Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Benefits - Great on the job training - Great work environment to gain a lot of experience in the security industry.

    Cons

    You must be flexible and willing to adjust to different situations.


  8. Sorely dissapointed

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Jupiter, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Interesting to work with other G4S companies throughout the world

    Cons

    Difficult to move up in the company, security guards get paid extremely low, raises a average 2%, not enough days off, some employees are allowed to get away with quite a bit, while others are under the gun

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better across the board, not just Executives


  9. n/a

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Orange, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Orange, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Its an all right job i am bless to have a job

    Cons

    They don't give people any raises

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  10. Firefighter

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

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good reputation, large company.

    Cons

    Poor management, poor benefits, not employee friendly.


  11. Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    It was an okay place

    Cons

    It was an okay place no cons



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