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G4S Secure Solutions Reviews

Updated July 18, 2018
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Pros
  • "Nice pay than most security companies" (in 41 reviews)

  • "For where I live it had good pay especially compared to other security companies in the area" (in 39 reviews)

Cons
  • "Management is aware of the high turnover rate, but is unwilling to change practices" (in 22 reviews)

  • "No room for advancement (unless you are buddy-buddy with someone in the office)" (in 18 reviews)

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  1. "Midnight to Eight"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good benefits and Great Management.

    Cons

    Some Employees were par with CSR skills.

    Advice to Management

    I would ask them to provide a people management skill to aid customer service.


  2. "Security officer"

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    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Riverside, CA
    Current Employee - G4S Security Officer in Riverside, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Great place to work for

    Cons

    No cons had no problems untill i started getting my social security

    Advice to Management

    Stop discrimination against age when older people that are on social security

  3. "Good Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    The position of Custom Protection Officer is more upscale than regular security guard position.

    Cons

    Each site has a set pay, no raises. You may not get the schedule you want when you start.

    Advice to Management

    Always keep in mind suggestions from employees.


  4. "USO- CPO"

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    Current Employee - Uso Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Current Employee - Uso Officer in Tucson, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working with G4s

    Cons

    Some sites hard to find or reach

    Advice to Management

    Hard worker and dependable


  5. "Location, Location, Location."

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Company, solid core values and hiring practices, the pay is fair and policies are common sense. Management does well to make everything smooth for their subordinates and the client. Individual Experiences may vary.

    Cons

    Some people slip through the cracks, personal bias exists with regard to how some of the supervisors conduct post placement. A small fraction of the policies in place are hard to change and are indicative of the last time they were written.

    Advice to Management

    For the most part every manager I work with is awesome. If the company is having problems at other sights its site specific and needs to be looked at by outside eyes with out a chance for cover up by individuals at the sight. Complaints and allegations need to be investigated by uninterested parties. Many of the boots on the ground feel as if reprisals happen, having alternate informal method to address rumors is key and should be present ant every sight.


  6. "Security Review"

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    Current Employee - Security Administrator in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Security Administrator in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    Lot of opportunities to advance with in, Everyday is different experience, Opportunities to meet/network with great people, and most of all if you have kids/in school security works with your schedule most of the time.

    Cons

    Your shifts are constantly changing, Pay not that great, work long hours, sometimes you work in unsafe environments, and last but not least you may be required to stay over if your relief does not show up.

    Advice to Management

    My advice to management is to show your hard workers more appreciation. Advancing should not be base off of how long you been on an job, but how hard you work on a job.


  7. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Decent pay with Good benefits

    Cons

    Needs better pay scale with more chances of advancement

  8. "Not the worst Security Company"

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    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Tempe, AZ
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Tempe, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Where im here in Arizona, its not that bad. They do try to put you close to where you live where there are openings. Main office people in Phoenix are nice and funny and true to your face other main office in each state maybe be different. Pay is different for each site. One site you may get $10 an hour and other sites pay about $15 + so it all depends on where you get put.
    if your prior military or police your all good.
    pros: average + pay, get the hours you want and they try to put you some where close to where you live

    Cons

    depending where you are if your not prior military or police you will get looked over. Where im at they technically play "favorites" to the ones that kiss butt the most.
    Cons: some supervisors will play favorites, most sites your promised the hours, but not the post/shift

    Overall decent job and company and i do like it

    Advice to Management

    simple: take care of your employees and they will take care of your business/sites. It's as simple as that. Loyal employees are assets not liabilities and every supervisor or boss or leader should train people well enough so they can leave, treat them well enough so they don't want to.


  9. "Current employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Flexible and easy work decent pay plus benefits

    Cons

    Very very very very unorganized


  10. "It’s a very demanding company, but you work with some great people and there is always work available"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bank Protections Officer in Henderson, NV
    Current Employee - Bank Protections Officer in Henderson, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Holidays off, weekends off, decent pay

    Cons

    Benefits aren’t the best, always overtime

    Advice to Management

    Try giving better benefits to your longer lasting employees


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