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G4S Reviews

Updated December 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay rates and flexible with hours (in 32 reviews)

  • Easy work, if a little boring at times (in 28 reviews)

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

  • Not much room for advancement unless you have a good "connect" politically in the company (in 19 reviews)

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  1. "WARNING DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    Former Employee - CPO in Floridatown, FL
    Former Employee - CPO in Floridatown, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast hiring process if desperate to pay the light bill coming up

    Cons

    Treated unfairly was unknowingly terminated from here no one even called nor had the balls to inform me of my termination . Human resoues2 lady acted like a little girl and told me I was terminated for personal reasons I take it because of my proud sexuality. No common sense at all . They will also take advantage of you if your the nice type of person that doesn't mind working. Was threatened about jail time and fines if I didn't return uniforms upon termination eventhough they hadn't started paying me unemployment so I lost my car . Also very disrespectful management . Word from the wise my life started going downhill once I started working for this place and was warned in advanced by previous employees that were quitting bc of the same reasons. Save your life sanity and time , they aren't worth losing them.

    Advice to Management

    Step up.


  2. "Poor Leadership"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S part-time

    Pros

    Worked with other Veterans. Too bad the director couldn’t treat fellow Veterans with more respect.

    Cons

    Leadership didn’t care about their employees.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership should stop trying to look good for the customer but treat their troops poorly as if they were not a part of the same company.

  3. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Greensboro, NC
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Greensboro, NC

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

    Pros

    Benefits are amazingly great here!

    Cons

    I don’t think I have any pros


  4. "No management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -good pay depending on site.
    -lots of hours for OT
    -good coworkers

    Cons

    -very boring
    -Worst management around
    -High turnover rate

    Advice to Management

    Fix the problem of the turnover rate and that starts with the chain of command.


  5. "Cso"

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    Former Employee - Security- Secret Clearance in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Security- Secret Clearance in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None, I can honestly say this place is awful

    Cons

    Random hours, poor leadership, incompetent office managers, low pay, disregard for employee well being, high employee turnover.

    Advice to Management

    Do your job.


  6. "BPO"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Nice people for the most part

    Cons

    Pay is low and hours may vary

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Lack of pay and incentives"

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    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Shift Supervisor in Colorado Springs, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Consistent 40 hours unless you're a flex.
    Meet a lot of great people

    Cons

    Management: Rarely do their job unless you go to the next person above them.
    Pay: Sites are not paid for what they do. One site has risk of HIV exposure and physical fights, but is paid less than a site that has very little to do and absolutely no risk.
    Benefits: Very standard. Nothing great.
    Overtime: Does not get paid out according to labor laws. Minimum wage order 33 is ignored. People consistently qualify for overtime but are told they don't.
    Turnover rate.
    Literally hire anyone, even if they are absolutely brain dead,
    Nobody is on the same page.

    Advice to Management

    Office staff works really well, but the management at some facilities is lacking. Fix the lower management and a lot of problems will disappear. Stop scapegoating and take responsibility for your screw up. It seems like every time an issue occurs the blame is passed around and nothing every gets solved. Some of these sites are dangerous and they pay the same as fast food - fix you pay scale. Better pay and incentives = lower turnover. People are more willing to put up with BS if it is worth it.

  8. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Largo, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $12 an hour 40ish hours

    Cons

    Schedule changes a lot, no benefits

    Advice to Management

    Nothing they don’t listen really anyway. Don’t worry about that donkey just keep loading that cart mentality.


  9. "Can't wait to finish school to leave this company."

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    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Site Manager and Site Supervisors within my area are tolerable.

    Cons

    - The only way to get a high pay is to be an armed officer or work at a critical infrastructure site like a big bank.

    - They hire people with poor work ethics and expect managers and supervisors for sites to teach them manners

    - They want a legal document for call-outs. Regular doctor notes are not accepted around my branch. They are not flexible to accommodate times of family crisis either.

    - Have not given a raise to my team in 5 years.

    - Management dumps their responsibility on site managers.

    - I feel like I am just a number to this company.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your officers like they are just numbers. They are the front-lines of your company and should be treated as such. Get some flexibility for management and purge out the employees that abuse call-outs so others don't have to go under scrutiny for one day of requesting off after being loyal to the company for years.


  10. "I was an employee here for 4 years"

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    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good Hours, good site I worked on

    Cons

    No relief, no breaks, turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    None


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