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G4S Reviews

Updated November 16, 2018
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G4S Chief Executive Officer Ashley Almanza
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387 Ratings

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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)

  • "Minimal benefits, lack of enough flex officers, high turnover rate" (in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "Highly Recommend"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work and shifts are nice and flexible to work around schedules

    Cons

    No cons. Nothing bad to report

  3. "G4s"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Local, Employment, Global opportunities

    Cons

    Not enough hours in certain positions


  4. "Great company to work short term"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    They're very flexible with scheduling and have a lot of posts to work for

    Cons

    There are no raises unless the client decides that you need one or they sent you to a higher paying g post.


  5. "Poor Organization"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Minimum effort required
    Coworker were interesting

    Cons

    Poor organization and pay structure


  6. "Security Operations Center Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Security Operations Manager in Burlington, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G4S full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Never dull always moving forward

    Cons

    24/7 on call status even while on vacation


  7. "Poor Management"

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

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

    Pros

    Supportive to employees and there is upward mobility.

    Cons

    Required to put in excessive amount of hours for work.

  8. "Good pay, rough work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Clinic RN in Okeechobee, FL
    Former Employee - Clinic RN in Okeechobee, FL

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

    Pros

    They paid well for some positions. I got to work with some really nice people and felt like I made a difference.

    Cons

    I had to work with some not so nice co-workers and most of the staff was unprofessional. Small budget. No cleaning service, if you wanted a clean restroom, floor swept and mopped or garbage taken out, you did it yourself...all the way to outside, far away dumpster. You are dealing with juvenile offenders so, it is a rough environment. Cliques.

    Advice to Management

    More oversight.


  9. "G4s"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Security Director in Knoxville, TN
    Former Employee - Assistant Security Director in Knoxville, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of contracts, local management is nice

    Cons

    Won’t look at you for an armed position unless you are former military or police

    Advice to Management

    Be willing to fill armed positions with others who have security experience.


  10. "custom protection officer"

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

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

    Pros

    NONE!! ZERO STARS!! THEY ARE HORRIBLE!!
    OWED BACK PAY

    Cons

    EVERYTHING! poor management, poor equipment, constantly bullied by bosses

    Advice to Management

    ADVICE FOR G4S- GET OUT OF USA
    close Hartford office


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