G4S Reviews | Glassdoor

G4S Reviews

Updated June 20, 2017
136 reviews

Filter

Filter


5.0
Star Star Star Star Star
Rating Trends Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
G4S Chief Executive Officer Ashley Almanza
Ashley Almanza
33 Ratings

136 Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date

Pros
  • Good Pay rate including vacation pay (in 29 reviews)

  • Easy work, if a little boring at times (in 26 reviews)

Cons
  • No room for advancement, especially for females (in 19 reviews)

  • No bonuses for good performance, attendance policy is a joke which is why they have such a high turnover rate (in 17 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Charleston, WV
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Charleston, WV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, easy job, affordable benefits, good job security.

    Cons

    Low starting wage, no 401k match for hourly employees.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  2. "CPO"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - CPO in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - CPO in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Willing to work with me around my school schedule. Very nice people. Can work as much or little as I want. MY CHOICE and that's amazing.

    Cons

    The pay is on the lower scale for the degrees that I have.

    Advice to Management

    Raise the pay for the more qualified personnel.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "A Life-saving part time job- this is the best ever !"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - USO in Aurora, CO
    Current Employee - USO in Aurora, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S part-time

    Pros

    Always something new and interesting- staff works very hard to place
    part time employees in good spots - have covered everything from
    hotels to special events- great folks to work with !

    Cons

    Wish they would get a better looking hat.

    Advice to Management

    Reach out to more special events -


  4. "Security officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Cana, NC
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Cana, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Because I am a young and energetic man who likes to work hard for the safety of people to make this world more secure.

    Cons

    I didn't see and experienced any downsides.

    Advice to Management

    Hands up to management I think they are working very hard with all the heart and best ways to making this world feels more secure.


  5. "Amazing job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Overnight Security Officer in Lincoln, NE
    Current Employee - Overnight Security Officer in Lincoln, NE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I love the ability to transfer within the company very easily. My supervisor is very experienced and has patience which is a very hard characteristic to have as an officer.

    Cons

    The advancement in this company is very limited, unless you have college or military background.

    Advice to Management

    Not very often have I seen advancement.


  6. "Unarmed Security Officer at the Bank of America Tower Downtown Tulsa"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Tulsa, OK
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great on site experience. Trained with people who were retired from Military, and Civil Services.

    Cons

    Having to work Graveyard shifts.

    Advice to Management

    They know how to run the business.


  7. "Great Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    I had a great experience with the recruiter for San Jose Branch. She was very knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable.

    Cons

    Background process is very lengthy

  8. "Gperez20161114"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Las Cruces, NM
    Current Employee - Armed Security Officer in Las Cruces, NM
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pays more then any other company

    Cons

    Health care cost to much but needed


  9. "security guard"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    greet people . working at site meeting people and checking on site love walking and checking out site checking ids and writing reports like the people i work with learned a lot

    Cons

    none i realy enjoyed my job. i like meeting people . cant say any thing bad about my job. people were nice

    Advice to Management

    dont know


  10. "G4S"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    Recommends

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    They train you beyond and above.
    Good benefits, and if you got your D license already you get paid when you are on training.

    Cons

    Don't see yet anything bad that i could judge them for now. The team and administration are very friendly

    Advice to Management

    Rock on it!!!!


Showing 136 of 1,106 reviews
Reset Filters