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"GOOD PAY UNTIL HOURS GET CUT AGAIN AND AGAIN"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer
Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

The pay is above-average as far as hourly rate. Most of the clients are great and treat you as one of their own. The medical coverage is good, though very expensive if you need dependent coverage.

Cons

1. CONSTANT payroll shortages, especially if you work a special post for 7th day. You have to fight tooth and nail to get paid for it, and it takes weeks or months. Or, for things like driving to do your firearm paperwork and pick up your firearm, you will never see your pay for that.
2. They constantly cut you down to 4 1/2 days until the client complains, then back to six days until the cycle begins again. Your pay can vary hundreds of dollars per week.
3. The firearms provided are dinosaurs. You may be in an armed post for months unarmed.
4. Getting time off when you actually want a day off is Mission Impossible.

Advice to Management

Corporate needs to audit local branches on occasion for timesheet errors.This may be better than getting audited by the labor commission. I can tell you than if my branch ever gets audited, there will be fines and penalties galore.

Other Employee Reviews for G4S

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Last Resort"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Nederland, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Nederland, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    After a year of working for this company you are rewarded a $0.25 raise

    Cons

    Poorly managed

    No team ethic

    Employee's set new hires up for failure by training them improperly

    Certain employees feel that they are "Entitled" and are too good to do certain jobs.

    Lazy employee's create more work for employee's who actually do their job correctly.

    In the past year I've seen over 30 employee's come and go, with such a high turnover rate it makes you wonder what is really going on here.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the guards, Not just the security supervision.


  2. "No Communication."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Waukegan, IL
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Waukegan, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pays well for easy work.

    Cons

    Lie about schedule, mandatory overtime, no communication with sites.

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