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G4S CEO Ashley Almanza
Ashley Almanza
417 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible schedule and decent pay w/ no experience(in 39 reviews)

  • "Good pay average training just a job(in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "There is ZERO room for advancement, HR will overlook you for better paying jobs within the company to avoid having to replace you(in 25 reviews)

  • "Work life balance can be an issue but it is the nature of the industry(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, great management, better than most in this industry..

    Cons

    None that I can think of..

    Advice to Management

    Advance from within...

  2. "Good Pay, lackluster management"

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    Former Employee - Site Manager in Salt Lake City, UT
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The pay is exceptional for a security position. However, this was more to do with the client than the company. They tend to hire more professional security officers and are veteran friendly.

    Cons

    Management often interfered with my ability to build my own schedule for my officers. They made changes each week and it really annoyed the officers. Also there was preferential treatment for female officers at my site, and gave inexperienced officers the best shifts over that of establish officers.

    Advice to Management

    Let the site manager run the site

  3. "Current employment"

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    Current Employee - Flex Officer in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S part-time

    Pros

    Great company the staff is easy to work with

    Cons

    Company currently in a slow down

  4. "Terrible back office mamagement and no pay raises/ VERY low pay for armed CPO'S"

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    Former Employee - CPO in Fort Myers, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    As long as You do your job You are left alone. Great for retirees who want a post and to be left alone

    Cons

    If someone suddenly quits or gets sick its almost impossible to get replacements leaving one Man to do both tours until they get ill or replacements

    Advice to Management

    PREPARE for the inevitable call in with more personnel (Floater) and don't demand people work 16 hrs a day

  5. "Easy but extremely boring"

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    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer 

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    It is an easy job and great for retirees or students

    Cons

    Extremely boring and repetitive tasks.

  6. "It’s a job."

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    Former Employee - Armed Security Guard in Boca Raton, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    If your people person, it can be easy job. However only in the high-end Properties is where they pay the best, but must be on on your toes.

    Cons

    Some site managers can add stress to the job for unnesscady reasons.

  7. "Good company to work for"

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      Current Employee - Specialist 

      I have been working at G4S full-time

      Pros

      Good company to work for. Gained experience.

      Cons

      All depends on what site you work. Some sites are better than others

    • "no incentives."

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      Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Bloomington, IL
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at G4S full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      lots of overtime, lots of money.

      Cons

      just plan on living at work for high insurance, working weekends and nights, barely any paid vacation, understaffed.

      Advice to Management

      GET IT TOGETHER.

    • "Easy"

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      Current Employee - Security Officer in Daytona Beach, FL
      Recommends

      I have been working at G4S full-time for more than 2 years

      Pros

      Easy work guaranteed job unless your lazy

      Cons

      Wage depends on site not performance

    • "Security Officer, Security Guard, Tax Administrator, Finance Head, Accountant"

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      Former Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I worked at G4S full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      I like to serve people politely, serve the customer in a company

      Cons

      ugly person disturbing the customer in working area but, immediately closed and talk silently solved the problems.

      Advice to Management

      Close relationship between management and is good to solve weather the customer problem or worker.

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