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Updated December 28, 2017
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G4S Chief Executive Officer Ashley Almanza
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  • Good pay rates and flexible with hours (in 33 reviews)

  • Client typical treats you well and you can log lots of hours for decent pay (in 29 reviews)

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  1. "Security Officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Las Vegas, NV
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at G4S full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Nice friendly place to work

    Cons

    The pay is not so good


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible working conditions"

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    Former Employee - Security Guard in Louisville, KY
    Former Employee - Security Guard in Louisville, KY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The only pro to working for this company, is making just enough to survive on, until you find a better job.

    Cons

    You are denied basic rights, such as restroom breaks, restroom facilities, or protection from the weather in below zero temperatures.

    Advice to Management

    Have more empathy for your employees

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Security"

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    Former Employee - Securitas Security Guard in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Securitas Security Guard in Tulsa, OK

    I worked at G4S part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Their nice at first that's the truth

    Cons

    They promise you things and don't follow through

    Advice to Management

    Ask employees already working if they want a position that's open in their area before you hire outside off the streets


  4. "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.


  5. "security guard"

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    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


  6. "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!


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Isn't a basic job if you don't want to move up fast. Mangement isn't the best at times."

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    Former Employee - Security Guard
    Former Employee - Security Guard
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You'll get your 40 hours +. Pays overtime. It's a basic job to go to work then go home type. Every job site is different.

    Cons

    Lack of communication from supervisors. Scheduling can be an issue with who is covering what and some times there's less then 8 hour notice.

    Advice to Management

    Stay on top of policies, make sure everyone is following not just a few and make sure that communication is always open and everyone is aware of changes and issues with job site.

  8. "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.


  9. "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.


  10. 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.