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G4S Reviews

Updated July 20, 2017
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G4S Chief Executive Officer Ashley Almanza
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Pros
  • Somewhat decent pay, unlimited overtime, good co-wokers (in 30 reviews)

  • Good Pay rate including vacation pay (in 29 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)

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  1. "Enjoyed my time here"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pay, management, security, training, people

    Cons

    pay, dramatic individuals, management, senior management, locations

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who work hard


  2. "Security Guard Work For G4s"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of posts and good pay for the work done.

    Cons

    There were no cons while I worked there.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your are doing

  3. "A full filling company with advancement and training available"

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    Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer/Disaster Response Officer in Gastonia, NC
    Current Employee - Bank Protection Officer/Disaster Response Officer in Gastonia, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Regular wage reviews' high quality training available, world class company

    Cons

    New to company I will have to research cons at a later date

    Advice to Management

    Continue in investing in current workforce benefits i.e.; wages, training and regular up grades to web-site structure for is of access


  4. "Professional and Innovative with Growth Potential"

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    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Richland, WA
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Richland, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I get to work with people that I really enjoy being around. I leave work with a sense of accomplishment everyday. I get treated with respect, and I feel as if what I do really matters.

    Cons

    Working long hours, struggling to meet deadlines on large projects, and having to deal with difficult situations that never seems to have the right answer laid out for you.

    Advice to Management

    Focusing on improvement of the employees rather than just sustainment. Investing in their development will reciprocate back to the company.


  5. "pretty decent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    the work is happens to be very consistent

    Cons

    the pay is lower than i prefer


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Employee"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbus, OH
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Columbus, OH
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Little or no overtime, lots of vacation time.

    Cons

    Depends on the site they send you.

    Advice to Management

    Eh


  7. "I loved my job and my employer."

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    Former Employee - CPO in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - CPO in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    Plenty of overtime great benefits

    Cons

    Contract worker, therefore when the contract ends you have to apply for a different position.

    Advice to Management

    I worked in Las Vegas, NV. I had a negative experience in Phoenix, AZ. I felt an instant hatred from the person who was interviewing me, so I left. He would not shake my hand and greet me or state his name. I felt very uncomfortable.

  8. "This is the best Security Service in the US"

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    Former Employee - G4S Security Officer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Former Employee - G4S Security Officer in Pompano Beach, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High level of professionalism and commitment

    Cons

    hiring process takes a long time

    Advice to Management

    Let your guys be more approachable


  9. "G4S"

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    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working the transportation line provides great customer relations skills

    Cons

    Hard to move up and no pay raises.

    Advice to Management

    Match pay to job and get less turnover.


  10. "Rating"

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    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people n using my skills

    Cons

    The complaints on unsolveable situation


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