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G4S New York City Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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G4S Chief Executive Officer Ashley Almanza
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Pros
  • Somewhat decent pay, unlimited overtime, good co-wokers (in 31 reviews)

  • Good pay rates and flexible with hours (in 30 reviews)

Cons
  • No bonuses for good performance, attendance policy is a joke which is why they have such a high turnover rate (in 19 reviews)

  • No room for advancement, especially for females (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "Security Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can get a lot of hours.

    Cons

    The work locations could be better


  2. "They do not give and raises and they dont care about there emplyees"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Somerset, NJ
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Somerset, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only thing good i have to say is they pay every week.

    Cons

    They dont give paid time off, no sick days, and they work you like a slave.

    Advice to Management

    When the client gives money for the gaurds to get raises stop pocketing the money for yourselves.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    There are no pros to this company

    Cons

    You are kindly reminded that you are replaceable. Good luck getting vacation. If the person that relieves you doesn't show you are forced to stay

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating the former cops like gold


  4. "Shift Commander"

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    Current Employee - Shift Commander in Carlstadt, NJ
    Current Employee - Shift Commander in Carlstadt, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    You will meet great people and many employee discount ;)

    Cons

    No raises , no employee apperication


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Awful Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are no pros to discuss here

    Cons

    Way too many cons for this company

    Advice to Management

    No advice to this company


  6. "Business Development Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Business Development Intern in John F Kennedy Airport, NY
    Former Intern - Business Development Intern in John F Kennedy Airport, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at G4S as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company culture here is great & it was a big factor in my enjoyment here.

    Cons

    The responsibility I was given as an Intern was not that great. I could have handled more then what I was given.

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication & being friendly!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "average"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Its easy to get hired. No background investigation. No work experience required
     All you need is your Security license

    Cons

    Their not behind their employees they Just want to fill positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop people peddling and look into job complaints.

  8. "Great company to work for..."

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    Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer in Wappingers Falls, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    My branch/office is very close knit and they look out for each other.

    Cons

    Had to pay for Armed certification out of pocket.


  9. "need a better job"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Roosevelt, NY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Roosevelt, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Easy sit down office setting building

    Cons

    Management is horrible and payroll department is worse

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


  10. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Poughkeepsie, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work place is quiet, and there is over time.

    Cons

    It's hard to get a raise, and it's hard to move up in the company.

    Advice to Management

    More communication, and help the employees move up.


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