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G4S Secure Solutions Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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Drew Levine
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  • Also when it comes to wages along with very little room for advancement (in 14 reviews)

  • LOW PAY, need to pay for vacations (in 24 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Site Security Supervisor"

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

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

    Pros

    im a people person and to work at different properties and the advantages of meeting different people from all over the world, it gives me the opportunity to learn about their culture.

    Cons

    sorry, no cons for this company.

    G4S Secure Solutions Response

    Sep 21, 2016 – Director of Recruitment Technology

    Thanks for this great review! and we are very happy that you are being so proactive in promoting diversity and the interest you have in the culture of others!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Project Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Security Project Manager in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    G4S has a huge business resume and the largest employer of private security personnel in the world. This maximizes the opportunity for advancement and career longevity.

    Cons

    Locally there are often issues with the leadership selection process and a recruitment process conducive for filling open positions. Branch Office is micro-managed which creates a lack of growth, tested understanding, commitment, and autonomy for the local leadership team when making timely business decisions while addressing the daily operational needs. of the company and the needs of the customers/stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Regular quarterly meetings with leadership teams from the Branch Office as well as the site management at the various customer locations.


  3. "G4S has given me the opportunity to gain experience and continue to learn more about safety and security."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Hagatna, GU
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Officer in Hagatna, GU
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meeting new people and taking on different challenges that may arise.

    Cons

    Some don't realize the hard work and upward movememt is who you know.

    Advice to Management

    Go out and visit the staff at their site and tell them "Thank you"


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  5. "Great Management"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Portland, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S Secure Solutions full-time

    Pros

    Just started and the current management team is awesome. You know you're in a good spot when your work is challenging but you look forward to it because of the team that surrounds you.

    Cons

    None yet. If I really had to think of one is maybe find a coffee vendor for some decent coffee.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Stay Focus to reach your goals"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Custom Protection Officer in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Will always find you work and with a good pay base for the location assigned

    Cons

    Learn about the site that they will send you to many locations will suddenly change security firms and you be moving from one location to another like my self know it's history with G4S

    Advice to Management

    To contact all employees on site locations for any up dates regarding base pay raises


  7. "ok"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Miami, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    well its bla bla and nothing more.....

    Cons

    no no no pay raise

    Advice to Management

    better pay after 5 years....


  8. "G4S review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Saint Maries, ID
    Current Employee - Security Officer in Saint Maries, ID
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Meny locations, variety of jobs, international company, pay okay by locations not great

    Cons

    Too big, left hand don't know what the right is doing at district level, high tech but falls short between districts

    Advice to Management

    Create a new level in the less populated states to keep in better contact with their site's people. Actually walk through the site's by supervisors, on a regular basis to know what is going on AT the site! Don't micro-manage but at least manage these more remote sites.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to start for a first job"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Former Employee - Security Officer in Auburn Hills, MI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Steady work, lots of Over time, most of the employees at my post are were good people, uniforms provided, patrol vehicles are provided

    Cons

    Very Poor Health Insurance, Sick and vacation days are combined as PTO, large turn over, a lot of inexperienced officers are hired . having to call in 4 hours in advance is not reasonible

    Advice to Management

    Do better background checks and stick to the minimum requirements for employment. Train supervisors to all be on the same page-One says this and the other says another thing, confusing to work that way


  10. "G4S"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - GSOC Specialist in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - GSOC Specialist in Houston, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best pay for security in houston, extra hours

    Cons

    Argumentative management, Extra hours available

    Advice to Management

    Practice courtesy and professionalism despite not receiving it in return


  11. "Not too bad of pay for the work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Boardman, OR
    Current Employee - Upscale Security Officer in Boardman, OR
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working for G4S, the experience can vary depending on the client. My site is pretty easy to work at. There are procedures and rules that if followed, you can't fail. No manual labor to speak of except walking your patrols. If you encounter a situation you are not familiar with or uncomfortable with, you escalate the situation to your supervisor. Easy.
    Overtime is almost always available.

    Cons

    There is a lot of turnover at my current client's sites. Lots of call-offs and no call/no shows. If you are on an 8 hour shift and your relief calls off, you could be stuck at your post for 12 or even 16 hours if nobody wants to come in.
    The client's requirements of security procedures seem to change weekly if not daily. Communication between the client and G4S isn't always fast or effective.


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