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3.0
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45%
Recommend to a Friend
65%
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John Kenning
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "For where I live it had good pay especially compared to other security companies in the area(in 46 reviews)

  • "Nice pay than most security companies(in 42 reviews)

Cons
  • "High turnover rate and not many raises(in 25 reviews)

  • "Very expensive benefits, low pay, no advancement opportunities(in 44 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Great career opportunities and contracts

    Cons

    Contract Security- Contracts can end

    Advice to Management

    None

  2. "Transit Officer"

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    Current Employee - Transit Officer in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    The union and health insurance are sub par. And the pay could be more for the armed positions

    Advice to Management

    Pay your office more due to cost of living

  3. "Good for only very Temp"

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    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Free uniforms Can provide training Perksatwork.com discounts Direct Deposit

    Cons

    Low Pay Horrible Hours/Shifts Hard to Rise in Company No Benefits No Paid Vacations No Sick Leave No 401k Bad Management Under Paid

  4. "Management lacked training"

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    Former Employee - Compliance Manager in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Decent pay with mediocre clients

    Cons

    Management ran the Houston Office like a messy call center

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  5. "Poor communication between management and rank-and-file."

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    Former Employee - Security Officer 
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions for more than a year

    Pros

    Working for Facebook data center in Papillion

    Cons

    The good old boy Network seems to be undermining the overall culture at work.

    Advice to Management

    Need the address the good old boy Network that is clearly operating. And genuinely find Ways to communicate more effectively with all Rankin file.

  6. "Good to start with..."

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    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer 

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    At my post, everyone is very friendly and welcoming. It is not a hard job to do. If you have your head on straight, it is the easiest thing to do. So easy you will get bored. It will be what you make it.

    Cons

    Only downside, way too much downtime. There's not a lot to do.

  7. "You must be fluid and chill not need to go above and beyond. Acted your pay"

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    Current Employee - Custom Armed Protection Officer in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Can get self study things done

    Cons

    Job not a career, hours and shifts vary but are 1st

  8. "One of the best security companies if you want to advance in the company."

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities to those who work hard with good work ethic. 40 hours vacation for all employees staring at one year with some sites offering more. People willing to do be flex officers can make up to 50k a year with overtime.

    Cons

    You may have long sometimes erratic schedules. Area office staff quality is hit or miss. I got lucky with mine, but not all are created equal. You may have to work during the holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Don't burn out your officers. Try to give even the most hour hungry officers two days off in a row when possible. Let your best officers that you rely on most know it. They are rare.

  9. "Average security company"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Auburn, AL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Co workers where great and got exercise from patrols .

    Cons

    No raises and low pay .

    Advice to Management

    Increase the starting pay to retain good hard working guards .

  10. "Decent company to work for"

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    Former Employee - General Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good clients, decent assignments.

    Cons

    Low pay for officers.

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