G4S Secure Solutions North America

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G4S Secure Solutions North America Reviews

Updated January 26, 2015
Updated January 26, 2015
133 Reviews
2.8
133 Reviews
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Drew Levine
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Lots of opportunities for overtime (in 3 reviews)

  • There were plenty of opportunities to work overtime if I wanted (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • Terrible work culture and work life balance (in 3 reviews)

  • Low pay, poor upper level supervision, and do not hold people accountable for their actions (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPO in North Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - CPO in North Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions North America (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great management and sites good company

    Cons

    I' don't know....not too many cons if your looking to work security

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    plenty of hours and they do pay overtime

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - USO in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - USO in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    they do have insurance and they do pay for overtime

    Cons

    as long as you get on a permanent site everything's okay but if you don't have a permanent site you will go from site to site to site

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Uniforms! Uniforms! uniforms!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good job

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions North America

    Pros

    Lots of hours, easy job if you have common sense, met a lot of veterans, and professional environment.

    Cons

    Hated the uniform, if someone calls out you have to stay until replacement(which is understandable), sometimes the long boring nights makes it hard to stay awake

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest more into your employees.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Kennesaw, GA
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Kennesaw, GA

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions North America

    Pros

    I have the opportunity to get training for my position by taking online courses. I have the opportunity to move up within the company.

    Cons

    I do not like the hours that I work. I am looking for a position where I can work Monday thru Friday.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with employees who have good ideas to share concerning better employees and hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Easy but satisfying

    • 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 Secure Solutions North America

    Pros

    Consistant work schedule, easy going nature, good supervision

    Cons

    the pay could be better, the hours could be more normal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Great Place in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Great Place in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions North America

    Pros

    Everysite is differwnt but as a company located in san jose it is one of the best place to work as a security guard.

    Cons

    Payroll aka john carol doesnt know how to count which messes up alot of payrollz

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Manager of Business Development South Florida

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager of Business Development in Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Manager of Business Development in Miami, FL

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions North America full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good base pay and benefits

    Cons

    You have to know the security business in order to sell the contracts. Former military, police, law enforcement would do great. Don't let them tell you that they'll train you. No one has time to teach you the ropes of the business. This is not something you can learn in a training class. Security has a lot of intricacies that you learn OTJ.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire former military, police, law enforcement to sell your contracts and teach them to sell. It's easier than trying to teach security to a sales person.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    CPO

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPO Supervisor in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - CPO Supervisor in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions North America full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reasonable pay and o.k. benefits.

    Cons

    No room for career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More communication with officer needs and possible promotions will lead to higher morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    If retired or until something permanent comes

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

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions North America

    Pros

    Flexible hours
    Pay is better than most other security companies
    Uniform are paid for
    Training is taken out in installments

    Cons

    Last minute calls to cover shifts

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    No two posts are the same

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Wheatland, WY
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Wheatland, WY

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions North America part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits and company perks.

    Cons

    You will never work only the hours you are scheduled.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop losing contracts because you think you are more important than the client!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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