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G4S Security Guard Reviews

Updated March 14, 2017
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Pros
  • Good Pay rate including vacation pay (in 29 reviews)

  • Easy work, if a little boring at times (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Not much room for advancement unless you have a good "connect" politically in the company (in 18 reviews)

  • No bonuses for good performance, attendance policy is a joke which is why they have such a high turnover rate (in 17 reviews)

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  1. "security guard"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Morrisville, NC
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Morrisville, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    greet people . working at site meeting people and checking on site love walking and checking out site checking ids and writing reports like the people i work with learned a lot

    Cons

    none i realy enjoyed my job. i like meeting people . cant say any thing bad about my job. people were nice

    Advice to Management

    dont know


  2. "I do not recommend."

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Lenoir, NC
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Lenoir, NC
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    I can't think of a single pro except maybe being able to barely pay the bills.

    Cons

    Poor pay. Terrible management. Low morale. No interaction. Dead end job. Your soul will shrivel and die while working here...

    Advice to Management

    Go to management training. Now.


  3. "security"

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    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Current Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Mount Pleasant, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the pros, are that you can work as much as you want, and theres overtime available. also, they are pretty flexible with your hours. other than that there are no pros.

    Cons

    terrible company. if they lose a contract with someone they give you no notice, and jus like that youre out of a job. youre not really fired, but they don't even try to put you in a different location. they don't care about you at all.

    Advice to Management

    you need to be a little more professional. and let ppl know the ins and outs of a job, and if they lose a contract, they should let you know there will be no notice about it. a lot of ppl were left without a job, and those ppl; had families!


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  5. "Job Feedback"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Memphis, TN
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Memphis, TN
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S (More than a year)

    Pros

    They pay decent wages but they don't evaluate their site supervisors often enough and they know this so they talk to you any way they want and promise things they cant deliver.

    Cons

    The job isn't hard at all.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just evaluate your Officers also evaluate your supervisors this keeps them respectful.


  6. "Honorable company to work for."

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    Current Employee - Security Officer/Security Guard in Waverly, TN
    Current Employee - Security Officer/Security Guard in Waverly, TN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The training up front was excellent... Uniforms nice, provided free of charge and the G4S office staff friendly, courteous & helpful.

    Cons

    The health insurance, Blue Cross Blue Shield, though I have none, is less than desirable. The supervisor leads the team in a lack luster, unorganized way, giving preferential treatment which causes dissension among the security guards.

    Advice to Management

    Surveys may be filled out each year anonymously however not everyone will fill one out, or will not fill one out truthfully for fear they will still lose their job.
    G4S Management does a fine job.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "G4S"

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    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Unarmed Security Guard in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S (More than a year)

    Pros

    G4S stands by their people. The management staff is responsive to employee concerns. The training program is exceptional.

    Cons

    Can't think of one reason not to work for this company.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  8. "Better Training Programs."

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Colonial Heights, VA
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Colonial Heights, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good company for future officers who want to learn the field.

    Cons

    needs more productive training programs for new hires.

    Advice to Management

    PLEASE train the new hires properly and correctly.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Security officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Sterling Heights, MI
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Sterling Heights, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at G4S (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great weight loss program with walking the routes they have picked out. Lost 40 pounds!

    Cons

    The job is what a general physical security job is. Expect to walk a lot have overtime shoved down your throat. Low pay doesn't help either.

    Advice to Management

    Doing a great job! Keep it up!


  10. Helpful (2)

    "me"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Florence, AZ
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Florence, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S (Less than a year)

    Pros

    have work available at all times

    Cons

    have to keep options open

    Advice to Management

    stay positive


  11. "Well, It's security"

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    Current Employee - Security Guard in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Security Guard in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Respectful managers, great coworkers, flexible schedule - many people have really nothing good to say about the security industry, but, for me, it's been quite helpful in offering gainful employment during college.

    Cons

    The biggest con of security is two-fold: you're more than likely going to work some very odd hours and it's somewhat probable that your company may end up losing the contract you're currently attached to.

    Advice to Management

    Consider the needs of the guards, not just company needs.