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G4S Secure Solutions Reviews

Updated April 24, 2018
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  • High turnover rate as lower levels, need to cover as supervisor, poor benefits (in 21 reviews)

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

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  1. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tso
    Current Employee - Tso
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. Meet lots of interesting people.

    Cons

    I don’t have any bad things to say.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "It is What it is."

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    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Nashville, TN
    Former Employee - Armed Security Officer in Nashville, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nearly always have work. As a large company, they typically have some of the best paying security contracts in the area.

    Cons

    Management who is more concerned about covering their behinds then treating their employees like people

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your people. They will take care of your clients.

  3. "Custom Protection Officer"

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    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Winston-Salem, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Able to greet international visitors as well as US employees and contractors. World wide security provisions and assignments. Working with a company that had a positive view and attitude.

    Cons

    Shortage of personell resulting in extra time and lost private needs.

    Advice to Management

    Hire back up people before they are needed, not after a problem arrises.


  4. "Good Place, Good People"

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    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Danville, IL
    Current Employee - Site Supervisor in Danville, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I enjoy working for G4S. Management is very helpful when needed. You feel like you are cared about and part of a team.

    Cons

    Sometimes you do not work with the most quality people. There is high turnover which many times can result in overtime, even if you do not want it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing but pay a little more attention to employees needs and home lives.


  5. "Security"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The pros - you get to travel wen other states need help like Florida and texas

    Cons

    The pay could be alot better for some of the sites


  6. "Security Officer"

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    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Columbus, GA
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Columbus, GA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    G4S offers many opportunities elsewhere in the US

    Cons

    G4S has few opportunities in Columbus, GA


  7. "BIG Company that is run out of Omaha, NE & London ,GB ( Crap Shoot w/this Company)"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Holidays off , Medical ok but could be better

    Cons

    Don't look for any upward movement, Raises 1 to 3 % Maybe yearly, Bonuses for a very few of upper management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being a $5.00 company in a $ 20.00 world

  8. "Good entry level job, not a career"

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    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor
    Current Employee - Shift Supervisor

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

    Pros

    Really depends on the site you end up getting outsourced to.

    Cons

    Its a security job so its by shifts. Hopefully the people relieving you are punctual and reliable and don't call out 10 minutes before their shift starts. Its very hard to get fired from G4S so there really are no repercussions for employees who are tardy constantly.

    Advice to Management

    Have current employees take a survey about their current work site.


  9. "Try another place"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I can't honestly think of a single one

    Cons

    Pay checks are messed up constantly, my manager doesn't communicate anything too me, full time employee with part time hours, train supervisors and be told that you can't be one no matter how many you have trained

    Advice to Management

    None that would work


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad"

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    Current Employee - CPO in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - CPO in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay and getting better with new contract with major client. Our are supervisor is retired special forces so operations are closely aligned with military protocols. This is a good thing. He does a
    Very good job of vetting potential employees , everyone I work with is righteous with attention to detail. I would feel comfortable with most on my 6 !

    Cons

    You work for two masters! G4S and the customer. The customer sees you as a necessary evil on their bottom line. G4S is your pimp. Only expect a raise if the local employment market demands it at renegotiation time . One saving grace is they do have turnover and need to offer a competitive wage to attract quality people.

    Advice to Management

    An occasional face to face thank you would be nice !! Not some cold email. Spend the money for postage to at least send a card at Christmas. Solicit input from those in the
    Field, we aren’t all bumpkins and quite a few have more experience and prior training than the project managers and supervisors! CARRY A NOTEBOOK AND MAKE NOTES !! The faulty memory excuses get old.
    Benefits suck ! Ask questions during the interview process. No accruing PTO and no 401k match isn’t advertised up front!!


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