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G4S Reviews

Updated August 19, 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 31 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)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Armed custom protection"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unlimited over time, travel the country an state alot company cover all expenses. Vacation time, benefits

    Cons

    scheduling. Communication an show appreciation

    Advice to Management

    Try to communicate better with employees


  2. "Security"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Securitas Security Guard in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Securitas Security Guard in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Their nice at first that's the truth

    Cons

    They promise you things and don't follow through

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees already working if they want a position that's open in their area before you hire outside off the streets

  3. "Great Starter Job!"

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

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

    Pros

    Decent Wage
    Knowledgeable People
    Job Security
    Easy job once learned
    Great Schedule

    Cons

    Stringent Training Process
    12.5 hr shifts
    Can be strict at times
    Rotating Days/Nights


  4. "Security Site Supervisor"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Current Employee - Security Site Supervisor in New Orleans, LA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I'm have worked for G4S Secure Solutions Inc for the pass 5 years , great job, some advancements and clients.

    Cons

    Need to have vacation goes with years employed not post. I been there for 5 years and should have 5 weeks of vacation. Need to give more raises and not have to sit at a post for 3/4 years without a raise.

    Advice to Management

    Give $50 sign on bonus for employees that refers someone and if the person is still there another $50.


  5. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    I don't have any con for the company.


  6. "Security Guard"

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    Current Employee - SECUTRITY GUARD in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - SECUTRITY GUARD in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lot of shifts and friendly schedulers.

    Cons

    bad management and availability timings.

    Advice to Management

    Change the management


  7. "A company for Politicians, GDC gurgaon"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary credited on first
    cab service
    some reimbursements

    Cons

    Corrupt Management
    No Care for employees or projects
    different teams work like Gangs
    Corruption starts right from the top/ no use complaining to anyone
    you need to be a player to survive
    Ideal for someone who has no Conscience
    if you are not strong enough you may come out with Mental Health Problems
    Also ignore positive reviews , they are by the HR or Corrupt employees themselves

    Advice to Management

    No Advice

  8. "Security Officer"

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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

    Pros

    Great benefits and training opportunities

    Cons

    Always messed up my paychecks


  9. "New employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    So far so good, training seems detailed, payed while training. First line supervisor seems fair and good to work for.

    Cons

    Hotel accommodations for first week of training were terrible. The instructor was a good guy, but it was obvious he wasn't happy in his job.

    Advice to Management

    Organization and logistics seemed to be lacking during training. I was sent for a physical, now I have to redo the physical again. Lack of communication between employees.


  10. "could be better"

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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 and benefits,

    Cons

    management, work/life balance, hours, morale

    Advice to Management

    youre people bust their humps for you, return the favor a little


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