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G4S Reviews

Updated April 18, 2018
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  • Good pay average training just a job (in 36 reviews)

  • Decent pay but not worth the headache (in 33 reviews)

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  1. "Project Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in South Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Manager in South Plainfield, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great company with excellent benefits and stability. Many opportunities for proffesional growth, training, and the ability to move up quickly with the right management behind you

    Cons

    If you are working on a project specific assignment, when it ends you may be forced to relocate in order to stay employed (Construction Only! Not the case with Security and other areas of the company)

    Advice to Management

    More Construction and Communication jobs. More Telecom projects.


  2. "Average security company"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, alot of OT, Many sites to work at, payed vacation

    Cons

    Poor leadership, sometimes poor pay,

    Advice to Management

    Look to your captains that sometimes have poor leadership qualities.

  3. "Unarmed security officer"

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    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Gainesville, FL
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Gainesville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You get Lots of hours if you're a good worker.

    Cons

    No communication within ranks or order.

    Advice to Management

    No more white shirts. Hahaha. Communicate better with employees and clients


  4. "BofA guard"

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    Current Employee - Armed Bank Guard in San Diego, CA
    Current Employee - Armed Bank Guard in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They pretty much leave you alone. The field supps only see you once a month if that. Unless u just eff up all the time.

    Cons

    53 hours a week with most of that standing. And they only give u a 15 min lunch break on Saturday. "Because u only work 5 hours"

    Advice to Management

    A chair would be nice. Sometimes its too hot to be standing for 9.5 hours 6 days a week.


  5. "Security guard"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Chesapeake, VA
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Chesapeake, VA

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

    Pros

    For me is distance from job site

    Cons

    Pay is not fair considering the demands they have on their security team ,

    Advice to Management

    Promoting opportunities seem limited


  6. "A good company for students"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Quick advancement for employees who show responsibility

    Cons

    Quick turnover and unreliable technology.

    Advice to Management

    Don't hire guards who can't work with computers. They only cause problems and more work for others.


  7. "Sore feet, good pay."

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    Former Employee - Bank Protection Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - Bank Protection Officer in Baltimore, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. If you like being outside all day in your own world, this might be the job for you.

    Cons

    Standing up literally your entire shift on concrete; braving the elements. It can be rough, physically and mentally. More time off would be a good look, as well.

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your employees’ level of comfort. Have hats and uniforms readily available.

  8. "Don't make waves"

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    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Detention Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay average training just a job

    Cons

    Do not get involved with unions the company will come down on you and anyone that tries to form one


  9. "OK place to ork"

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

    I worked at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay
    Plenty of available hours

    Cons

    No chance of advancement
    Expensive benefits
    No flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Not a chance unless you are friends with the management


  10. "Scheduling"

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    Current Employee - Custom Patrol Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Custom Patrol Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Am finally getting more hours.

    Cons

    We never know what we are working from week to week. So it is very difficult to plan anything, ie doctors appointments. Sometimes we don't know till really late on a Sunday night if we are working Monday morning.


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