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G4S Reviews

Updated April 21, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Pay rate including vacation pay (in 28 reviews)

  • Easy work, if a little boring at times (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much room for advancement unless you have a good "connect" politically in the company (in 17 reviews)

  • No bonuses for good performance, attendance policy is a joke which is why they have such a high turnover rate (in 16 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Officer"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Grand Rapids, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They pay a little over Minimum Wage.

    Cons

    They do not care about their people. They care about the client and their money.
    I have worked for the company for 13 years. As long as i was making the client happy all was good. As soon as i complained, I was removed and i was dispensable. I have been treated awful every since.

    It's miserable.

    Advice to Management

    Start caring about your people.Give incentives.


  2. "Office Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Carson, CA
    Former Employee - Office Manager in Carson, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at G4S (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefit and growth. Employees party and moral was great.

    Cons

    No education reimbursement. Wish the company paid for higher education.


  3. "Good company (location dependent)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Pryor, OK
    Current Employee - Security Supervisor in Pryor, OK
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Let me first say that a lot of benifits and all pay rates depend on the contract G4S has with the client who's site you are working at. I have beenotified with G4S going on 7 yrs now Ann have never been paid better for security work. Receive annual raises and a week of vacation for each year on site that can be taken or cashed in currently I have 5 weeks of vacation to use however I want.

    Cons

    I have seen a good deal of favoritism from site supervision that tends to be overlooked by our local office due to a general lack of presence from the area supervision. There gaa been 2 times I was paid incorrectly and had to wait 2 wks for correction.

    Advice to Management

    Better presence of area supervision and more investigation of complaints is needed.


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  5. "Great Pay... Horrible Post"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Homestead, FL
    Former Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Homestead, FL

    I worked at G4S (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Pay. Direct Deposit. Free uniforms

    Cons

    Your major. Depending on who he or she is and what posts they have is where you will be. I was posted in Downtown Miami when I live in Florida City before going to the Keys.


  6. "Absolute Trainwreck"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Manassas, VA
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Manassas, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Decent pay, easy work if you can get a fixed post.

    Cons

    From the start, a disaster.

    - Training is a mess. Expect to spend long days passing time in the office while account managers and instructors cycle in and out, most with no clue about what's going on, and different answers to the same questions. Lori Artis is a rude person who will lash out at you for asking any question she is not specifically programmed to answer.

    - First paycheck comes on a debit card which you have to cash through an obnoxious process.

    - Supervisors will change schedules without your notice and then try to write you up for not showing up at the right time.

    - Client employs some extremely unprofessional people at the senior management level.

    - As long as you're not white or asian you can show up 10-15 minutes late each shift without repercussions.

    Advice to Management

    Get everyone on the same page. Fire current instructors and create streamlined process for implementing policies.


  7. "Program Technician"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - FLORIDA in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Career field choosed to work in

    Cons

    Pay grade should have been more

    Advice to Management

    Pay grade for all employee staff


  8. "Current"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great pay, good location, & great people to work with. Everyone looks out for each other & Great hours

    Cons

    Everything takes forever with this company. I literally waited 3 weeks after i was hired to hear anything about training.

    Advice to Management

    Let employees know information in a more timely manner and that will keep everything running smoothly.


  9. "Amazing job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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.


  10. "cpo"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - CPO in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - CPO in Orlando, FL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at G4S (More than a year)

    Pros

    N/A N/A N/A NOTHING TO BE MENTIONED

    Cons

    worst management worst HR

    Advice to Management

    be honest


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Hardly a Professional Organization"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - CPO in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - CPO in Winston-Salem, NC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Better than average working conditions, higher than average pay, overtime sometimes available.

    Cons

    Poor Management, no chance for advancement, no support from supervisors, no job recognition or salary incentives, poor benefit package, unfair labor practices, NOT a career opportunity.

    Advice to Management

    Reward tenure and work ethic, support employees not only the client.


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