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G4S Reviews

Updated January 21, 2019
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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)

  • "Long hours and people leaving to fast" (in 46 reviews)

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  1. "Very good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best company I ever work for.

    Cons

    I have no issue with this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Just watch out for supervisors they will set u up"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time

    Pros

    I love my Co workers, post and the over time

    Cons

    The supervisor and manager was shady they pick and choose who can know about the new jobs that available and over time .

  3. "Custom Protection"

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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

    Daily pay options, Heath insurance,

    Cons

    Post outside, long standing = 7 hours, hourly pay is not that high.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to retain higher trained Officers.


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Overworked and underpaid"

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    Current Employee - Lobby Officer in El Segundo, CA
    Current Employee - Lobby Officer in El Segundo, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work environment is great and everyone works as a team.

    Cons

    Not getting paid enough according to the standards of living. Haven't had a pay raise since working here.

    Advice to Management

    Increase wages according to the standards of living. Most of my paycheck going to pay rent and barely enough left to pay bills.


  5. "Guard"

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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

    New sites constantly never out of work

    Cons

    Lack of management when needed Checks are usually wrong and will need review


  6. Helpful (1)

    "If you want a career with equal opportunity , stay away from this company"

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    Former Employee - USO in Boca Raton, FL
    Former Employee - USO in Boca Raton, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    You will get a paycheck every 2 weeks.

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement. With this company, it's not what you know, it's who you know. They only promote people with personal connections to the upper management. You can have a college degree, decades of experience, many years with the company, a perfect record, and you still won't be promoted. You won't even make it to being interviewed for a supervising job. This shows that the people in upper management don't belong there either.

    Advice to Management

    Start posting all the jobs available at all the sites. Reach out and interview people who have been with the company for many years to see how qualified they are. Look to promote from within, instead of hooking up people off the street that have connections.


  7. "Security Officer"

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

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I like to serve people

    Cons

    A person or customer who is easily angry but I challenge by tolerance and discuss closely.

    Advice to Management

    Management in customer service needs big tolerance and work closely to the staff friendly is necessary.

  8. "Good company"

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

    I have been working at G4S part-time

    Pros

    Reliable
    Good locations
    Good hours

    Cons

    Employees call out very often


  9. "G4S"

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    Current Employee - USO in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - USO in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some of the sites are better than others.

    Cons

    No one communicates information very well.

    Advice to Management

    Communicate to everyone whats going on


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Pays the bills and that’s about it."

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    Current Employee - CPO in San Antonio, TX
    Current Employee - CPO in San Antonio, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It’s a job, if you’re full time you get hours, they’re trying.

    Cons

    No room to grow with this job. They don’t care if you’re being mentally abused by supervisors at all. They will mess up your pay and make you battle to get it. Will force you to work overtime then get mad that you worked overtime. Will adjust your hours to avoid overtime at all costs. They take on more contracts than they can handle and they don’t hire qualified individuals at all. Your pay will never increase unless you move to another contract. Most severely underpay you anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of pinching pennies actually listen to your employees concerns. Be involved with what they deal with. And for the love of Christ fire supervisors that abuse employees instead of telling the employee to suck it up and deal with it.