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G4S Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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G4S Chief Executive Officer Ashley Almanza
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Pros
  • Good pay rates and flexible with hours (in 33 reviews)

  • Client typical treats you well and you can log lots of hours for decent pay (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "security officer un-armed"

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

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    easy to work for, surely

    Cons

    very low pay but better than others


  2. "Custom Protection Officer"

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    Former Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Ventura, CA
    Former Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Ventura, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S (More than a year)

    Pros

    Client typical treats you well and you can log lots of hours for decent pay

    Cons

    Management mistreatment is the reason I quit.

  3. "Good job, decent job."

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    Former Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Well managed and organized, they know what they are doing and are reasonable aware of what happening at there sites.

    Cons

    Can be hard to make a living due to some sites paying less then others, which is typical in the security industry. Not really their fault.

    Advice to Management

    All is good, none needed.


  4. "Opportunities to advance are very alluring to me."

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    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Plano, TX
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Plano, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    G4S is a very large employer, second only to Walmart. Opportunity for advancement seems great.

    Cons

    At one point, didn’t have the right size uniforms. But honestly an easy fix, therefore not a big deal.

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people and encourage them to succeed and advance within the company.


  5. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Fort Pierce, FL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Fort Pierce, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Helps me get experience for future opportunities

    Cons

    There is a high turn over rate, not enough pay

    Advice to Management

    I have a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice


  6. "G4S Armed Security"

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    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Kansas City, MO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Decent pay and overtime was available if requested. Supervisors and managers were approachable. Plenty of accounts to work and and stable employment. Work schedule was great.

    Cons

    Benefits were not very good.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits and employees would stay longer.


  7. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good locations for work and good hours.

    Cons

    Supervisor keeping in touch could be so much better.

  8. "Nope nope nope"

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    Former Employee - Flex Officer in Port Arthur, TX
    Former Employee - Flex Officer in Port Arthur, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The job was easy to learn

    Cons

    The staff, the supervisors, the client site and discrepancies with pay

    Advice to Management

    Be consistent, understand your role as a supervisor and practice it...


  9. "BPO"

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    Current Employee - BPO in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - BPO in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No oversight from managment. On your own. they get anything for your uniform.

    Cons

    Don't pay holidays. No christmas no thanksgiving nothing. No advancment. Stay away from this company. No training. They will tell you to drive around and will not pay extra to flex officers.

    Advice to Management

    Liars and scammers get out of US you scammers.


  10. "Not bad"

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    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer

    I have been working at G4S (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They are always here when you need a job.

    Cons

    No raises and the vacation check is a scam because you never get your days off.


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