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G4S Reviews

Updated March 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Pay rate including vacation pay (in 28 reviews)

  • Easy work, if a little boring at times (in 25 reviews)

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  1. "Ok company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Arlington, TX
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Arlington, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at G4S (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of overtime steady work and no issues with upper management

    Cons

    Horrible co-workers and horrible work environment. No raises either

    Advice to Management

    Replace the bad employees even if they have seniority


  2. "Security Officer"

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

    I worked at G4S full-time

    Pros

    It was an Easy job

    Cons

    Did not get paid enough for the drama


  3. Helpful (1)

    "HR Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Best company and best benefits.

    Cons

    Need to use more new technology. Its coming along though.


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  5. "CPO"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - CPO in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - CPO in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Willing to work with me around my school schedule. Very nice people. Can work as much or little as I want. MY CHOICE and that's amazing.

    Cons

    The pay is on the lower scale for the degrees that I have.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay for the more qualified personnel.


  6. "Custom Protection Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    I honestly don't know. They Have a wide variety of sites and if they like you, you might get to go where you want.

    Cons

    They do not care about their guards. Plain and simple they will put you last and even throw you under the bus to save their own image. Its happened to me before.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe actually look out for your people. Pay guards more so there is more incentive to work hard. No one wants to work hard for 10 dollars an hour. We have bills to pay and people make more money flipping burgers. Hire military or prior law enforcement then give them low salaries and bad treatment.


  7. "A Life-saving part time job- this is the best ever !"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - USO in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - USO in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S part-time

    Pros

    Always something new and interesting- staff works very hard to place
    part time employees in good spots - have covered everything from
    hotels to special events- great folks to work with !

    Cons

    Wish they would get a better looking hat.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to more special events -


  8. "Revolving Door"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    chances to change schedule when someone else leaves

    Cons

    constantly changing personnel is an issue for training and teamwork

    Advice to Management

    value employee retention more.


  9. "Security Operation Center"

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    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Fort Worth, TX
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Fort Worth, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Security Company is a company that monitor cameras, dispatch and general security services for various major companies. Special skills are required for this position.

    Cons

    The play could be increased. They don't pay well at all. Despite your various skills and experience that you bring to the company, your pay is minimum wage.

    Advice to Management

    Management staff should be chose base on training, skills and professionalism.


  10. "Like any large security company..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Always lots of work for those who want it.

    Cons

    They assume that you have no life outside of work and have no compunction with moving you where they please or stranding you on your post with mandatory overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Stop hiring idiots.


  11. "G4S"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Interesting people and interesting work when you find your niche

    Cons

    High staff turnover at the moment

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating changes to employees, enable more opportunities for upward mobility internally



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