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G4S Secure Solutions Reviews

Updated November 22, 2017
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Drew Levine
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  • Management, avoidance of employee issues, petty and political, high turnover rate (in 19 reviews)

  • Very little room for advancement (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent company to work for."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Room for advancement
    Competitive pay
    Friendly and helpful managment

    Cons

    All the downfalls associated with security work. Mostly dealing with people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Strategic Account Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Strategic Account Manager in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good amount of high profile clients

    Cons

    low pay and benefits; expensive insurance

    Advice to Management

    increase pay and benefits; reduce the cost of insurance

  3. "Payroll Manager"

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    Current Employee - Payroll Manager in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Payroll Manager in Tulsa, OK

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

    Pros

    Good support of their personnel.

    Cons

    Could use a little more help.

    Advice to Management

    The field should be consulted before implementing some of the big changes such as Time & Attendance to learn some of the forseeable problems that it will bring.


  4. "Security Guard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Now offer Pet insurance!

    Cons

    Getting bid out from other security guard company.


  5. "CPO"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Easy work schedule, not doing anything crazy

    Cons

    Bad management, main office is lost


  6. "Site Supervisor"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Suwanee, GA
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Suwanee, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    steady employement and good hours good pay vacation and sites

    Cons

    I have no complaints at all just need second daytime job


  7. "Took two weeks for them to pay me out after giving notice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CPO in Santa Ana, CA
    Former Employee - CPO in Santa Ana, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Might get a decent post that's close to home and works with your schedule (if you're lucky). I was fortunate enough to work Monday - Friday dayshift with weekends and holidays off (client was closed holidays and didn't require coverage).

    Field management, while being constantly short-staffed and lacking sufficient quality guards, were generally fair. A few had a tendency to micromanage and didn't care if you had other guards that would be late or no-show.

    Cons

    They will not pay you out properly when you leave G4S; took them 15 days to pay me out. At least as CA labor law is concerned, if you give at least 72 hours notice they have to pay you out (pay, PTO buyout) on the day you leave. At-will employment works both ways.

    No advancement unless you're former military or retire LEO.

    Advice to Management

    NOTE TO CURRENT G4S EMPLOYEES THAT ARE SOON TO BE FORMER G4S EMPLOYEES: put in for a PTO buyout a couple weeks or so before your last day. It'll probably tip your hand that you've found (or looking) for another job but upper management doesn't really seem to care anyway.

    Taking G4S to the Labor Board and looking at a possible $1800 settlement...wish me luck!

  8. "Work Place"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Prineville, OR
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor in Prineville, OR

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

    Pros

    Communication between the management and officers is great.

    Cons

    Small area that not everyone is qualified for position

    Advice to Management

    Conduct quarterly evaluations with officers to help with promoting within.


  9. "Security Officer"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Berea, KY
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Berea, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a job, you do get a paycheck every 2 weeks to feed your family

    Cons

    Part time Status, Given full time hours or more... underpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your post staffed, nobody wants to live at work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "TOS: Security Officer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - TOS in Neenah, WI
    Current Employee - TOS in Neenah, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    *They don't fire they transfer you to new location...
    *Hire within the company before externally hire someone.
    *Pays well for what we do.

    Cons

    *No communication with officers and upper management.
    *Hire just about anyone... and keep just about anyone...
    *Hiring process takes forever
    *Unstable hours at first
    *Big time favoritism
    *First week training at office was very pointless. Pickle video needs to be updated...
    *Benefits could be better.

    Advice to Management

    Find away to reach employee at lease once a month to ask how their work life is going. Encourage employees to upgrade their careers or at least tell us how. Figure out ways to make (Security) not to appear as a joke. Uniforms could use a new design, pockets on the shirt should never be sowed shut...


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