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G4S Compliance & Investigations Reviews

Updated September 23, 2017
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Pros
  • I work from home and make my own schedule, so it's a pretty good deal all around (in 11 reviews)

  • Good benefits, industry expertise -high level of experience with personnel, respected company (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • low pay, no real productivity bonuses for field workers, no real raise in pay with more experience and better results (in 16 reviews)

  • And all travel time is paid out a minimum wage (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Security"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gulfport, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gulfport, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people & helping others

    Cons

    racist supervisor, always on grave yard shifts

    Advice to Management

    Don't placate employees to be likeable. Do your job!


  2. "Awful"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Compliance & Investigations full-time

    Pros

    The only real pro is that it is a job. If you need one I am sure they will hire you

    Cons

    You will have your car run into the ground for gas only and a small monthly vehicle allowance that isn't close to enough to compensate for the wear. Your schedule is anytime and every time and your few guaranteed days off will be taken away if they get to busy. In the summer time especially 30 day stretches are not uncommon. Travel pay is min wage and you may drive 2 hrs one way for a case to come home write a report and do it again. Hotels are basically slum bag hotels as that's all they pay for and if nothing cheap drive till you find one or sleep in your car. Field staff treated as low man on the pole. The pay is also awful and they really want a warm body in a car not an investigator. Their policies and procedures are a joke. What worked 20-25 years ago dosent work today

    Advice to Management

    Your whole business model does not work. Too much money at the top and. Nothing at the bottom. You get what your pay for. Anyone with experience realizes this and leaves and what you have left are camera holders not investigators. I am sure the clients that use you love paying top dollar to get a new investigator sleeping in front of the house. You really think anyone cares after working weeks on end with no days off.

  3. "custom protection officer"

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    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Compliance & Investigations part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    VERY PROFESSIONAL ORGANIGATION WITH GREAT OPPROTUNITIES.

    Cons

    too military,very little employee management communication

    Advice to Management

    Consult long term employees more.


  4. "Reviewers need to look within"

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    Current Employee - Surveillance Investigator in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Surveillance Investigator in Omaha, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Independent, company doesn't make you wait to be reimbursed, they pay travel costs, good pay, advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    Long hours away from home, a LOT of travel.


  5. "Fire employees on Christmas Eve"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Compliance & Investigations full-time

    Pros

    They offer decent health benefits.

    Cons

    Known to only care about the bottom line beyond prudent company management.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Investigations"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S Compliance & Investigations full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good people and structure. Covers large area

    Cons

    Heavy work load and demands for minimal pay

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employees better


  7. "Interesting Work"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S Compliance & Investigations full-time

    Pros

    Challenging, friendly co-workers, plenty of work, overtime

    Cons

    Long hours, much sitting before PC, hard to find life-balance

  8. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Investigator
    Former Employee - Investigator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Compliance & Investigations full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You can be incompetent and still work here. You can sleep on the job and still work here. You can do the absolute minimum and still work here. Get the picture?

    Cons

    Pay, hours, travel, management, executive leadership, training, industry reputation, advancement opportunity, continuing education, home office support, and technology. This company is a joke. Do not work here unless you are absolutely desperate.

    Advice to Management

    Read what is written above.


  9. "You will work hard!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Compliance & Investigations full-time

    Pros

    Steady hours if you want them

    Cons

    Inconsistent in schedule and expectations


  10. "Take it if you need job"

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    Former Employee - Field Investigator
    Former Employee - Field Investigator
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working alone, I get time off when I ask for it (unpaid), it's usually fun and exciting when you are working a case. Pay is always correct and on time. My manager is cool and always available when I need to ask him a question. Fair treatment and nice management.

    Cons

    Run down your car and average 1000 miles per week. Salary is bad (as a field investigator working full time, expect to take home $1000 per week after taxes. They will tell you that you will pull in about $40k per year, but that's crap. It's more like $28-30k.

    Not much room to promote or advance. A lot of overnight (I have 4 this week).

    Advice to Management

    Pay more for admin and drive time and increase vehicle salary to $400 and cell to $75 because we have to use a lot of data while on a case.


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