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G4S Reviews

Updated September 20, 2018
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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Evanston, IL
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Evanston, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great hours for my schedule

    Cons

    not enough staff at the company

    Advice to Management

    non


  2. "Customs Protection Officer"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Great co-workers, great hours, decent pay!

    Cons

    Bad management, horrible vacation insentivies, and bad health care.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the employees concerns more on upper level maganement.

  3. "S/O"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in South Bend, IN
    Current Employee - Security Officer in South Bend, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well established business. Pay is equal to other business of this type.

    Cons

    Some of the contracts that they have makes it hard to do your duty. Not G4S fault but the companies they have business with.

    Advice to Management

    More involvement with companies that you serve.


  4. "Greensboro office is not organized well"

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    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Greensboro, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    National Company you can transfer anywhere in the world

    Cons

    Greensboro office doesn’t place officers that have experience in management position..

    Advice to Management

    The Greensboro office needs to be under new management


  5. "Can be an easy job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    depending on the contract the pay can be decent

    Cons

    There are a lot of under paying contracts


  6. "Site Supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Hour availability, uniforms and certifications provided.

    Cons

    Company Organization lacks structure and accountability.


  7. "Expect to work hard"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Security is a tough industry and G4S is the best of the providers. People work hard and are expected to achieve solid results.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be an issue but it is the nature of the industry. Security events outside the company’s control happen all the time, that’s why our customers choose us.

    Advice to Management

    Engage with the front line and don’t become disengaged. Recognize the importance of everyone’s role in the achievement of results.

  8. "Reconsider"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great company , Very cultured, Strong, World wide, Diverse

    Cons

    Lacks organization, not fleunt, no efficiency, doesn't not know how to lead, wrong

    Advice to Management

    Become more fluent with how the overall operations of the company runs meaning make the work activities more efficient and in a timely manner


  9. "Nice place to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custom Armed Protection Officer in Rockford, IL
    Current Employee - Custom Armed Protection Officer in Rockford, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, long hours, the staff where I work (CSL plasma) back me 100% supervisor is good to work with, they hire a lot of prior service and law enforcement, makes for a reliable work force

    Cons

    Took awhile to get more than 1 uniform otherwise

    Advice to Management

    Super attentive in my experience


  10. "Good place"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Good place to work .. good team

    Cons

    Time schedule is fixed all the time


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