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great place to work,
Lima Ohio (Former Employee) –  Security officerNovember 10, 2011
This Company does take care of it Employees, and the benefits are great, the pay is real good, and advancement is promising
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excellent pay, good benefits
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A Nightmare I will never forget
Critical Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCJuly 19, 2019
I have never worked in such a dysfunctional company in my entire life. Between the work ethic, the poor benefits, and the constant stress of being forced to work 12-hour shifts on any given day; It is truly a nightmare to work here.
The work ethic of Officers and management is appalling. Sometimes there are full-on fistfights and no one is reprimanded. There are call-outs daily and there are employees who simply have no care for anyone but themselves. Sometimes, assistant supervisors will use their position to intimidate you. We've had officers fall asleep during a break, for an assistant supervisor to walk in and reprimand them. Only to find the same assistant supervisor sleeping in their no more than 10 minutes later.
Officers at the Corporate center have no body armor protection what so ever. You would think to work at one of the topmost likely places for a terrorist attack that they would give you some form of body armor protection. But no, they fight with the bank as to who has to pay for it and no one gets it in the end.
The trigger on the Glocks are manipulated to make it harder to fire the weapon accurately in case of a life or death situation. Makes sense right?
If you're reading this please go somewhere else.
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Good job
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Monroeville, PAJuly 18, 2019
Working at G4S as a Security Guard is the simplest job I have ever had. The pay is not the greatest, but definitely will cover utility bills, cheap rent, and some groceries. It is definitely a better job than other jobs out there who pay similar wages. No advancement, but definitely job security. Positive experience.
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Guard work
Armed Security Officer (Current Employee) –  FloridaJuly 17, 2019
Good retirement job except for no paid sick leave. Health insurance is available but not cheap. Job satisfaction depends on the site you are assigned to and if there is adequate staffing to avoid too many hours.
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Not a good company to work for
Dispatcher (Current Employee) –  Portland, ORJuly 16, 2019
G4S says they will take care of you such as Insurgence medical,dental and vision. However you do not make enough to pay for their insurance and when you have 3 kids like myself you can not afford it on the wage you are paid. As well as allot of favoritism that leads to promotions and advancement in the workplace.
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Factory
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Tulsa, OKJuly 16, 2019
I got lied to several times. Payroll Errors a few times and when asking to fix it it took 4 months for them to fix error on when and after I went and complained 5 times. Never any pay raises only good things about this place is steady work and Awesome immediate supervisor and co-workers.
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G4s
Custom Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  Baltimore, MDJuly 15, 2019
G4S is a good company if your going to use it as a stepping stool to get certifications. But they don’t value their employees(administration) and don’t give raises and would rather hire someone off the streets then promote officers. Just recently found out I should be getting paid more at the site I’m at but I’m getting paid a lower hourly rate.
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Relaxing Atmosphere
G4S Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Grand Rapids, MIJuly 14, 2019
Over all the job isn't too terrible. It's a good job for someone who is looking for easy money since the pay isn't too bad. It's for the most part very relaxing and easy going. Some people are great while others can make things a bit difficult (as it's true with any job now a days). The only issue that I see, that's a major reason for many to leave, is that it doesn't really allow for much room on advancement or promotion within. If you work at one site then you've got very little chance to move up, so I've been told and noticed. There are also not a whole lot of raises available unless you switch to a site that pays more than what you're making now.The people at the site are friendly. There's more than ample overtime if you've got no issues working it (which could make your checks look pretty). You also have to be at one site for a year before you get vacation days (80hrs per year if I'm not mistaking). They do have the option for employees to get paid before payday, which not many companies offer! That's what DailyPay is! I guess your job is what you make it!
Pros
Decent Pay, Daily Pay, Adequate Training, CPR/First Aid Certificate
Cons
Lack of Advancement, Long Days/Weeks (Overtime), Lack of True Appreciation
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Company as a whole is bad
Security Officer Administrator (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LAJuly 13, 2019
G4S has to do much better on taking care of their workers thats doing a good job...i.e. giving them raises or promotions opportunities... longer paid vacations for those who been with the company for more than 2 years...giving overtime to their works...until that happens they will continue to lose more officers
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G4s sucks
Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJuly 12, 2019
Really awful. Local office unorganized and unprofessional. Management nonexistent. Dont bother. Even if you apply for a good paying job, they will switch it on you and offer a position for much less. The staff couldn't even work their own computers. They dont pay for any training and the benefits are a costly joke. Stay away from this company. They have plenty of money but keep it all to themselves.
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Good Companny
CPO (Current Employee) –  Moncks Corner, SCJuly 11, 2019
Good management lots of benefits, plenty of overtime available and above standard pay for the area. If you have an eye for detail and are good with customer service this is a great job.
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Organized Enviroment
Custom Protection Officer (Armed) (Current Employee) –  Los Angeles, CAJuly 11, 2019
While working for G4S the working environment was well done. They had your hours ready, they had overtime if you needed, at the location were I was at everybody treated me with respect and so forth
Pros
you could take your breaks when ever.
Cons
no benefits
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Alright Job
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Burton, MIJuly 9, 2019
The recruiters suck ! & they don’t like to really pay when it comes to like bonuses but other than that it’s a decent place to work. Job security is great.
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Will not work with you
Security Guard Officer (Former Employee) –  Springfiled, OhioJuly 8, 2019
Managment is pretty deceiving. They say they will work you part time but then you work 40 to 50 hrs a week. No benefits or anything. Terrible training. No communication between employees and management. Alot of schedule changes and they do not ask if it will work for you just expect you to show up.
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Terrible
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Bloomington, ILJuly 7, 2019
Terrible place to work. Once management changed about 5 years ago it has been nothing but unorganized management that takes several vacations frequently. Long hours with no lunch period. You are paid to work through lunch break and get in trouble if you attempt a break. Not even allowed to call in a food order.
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Get out what you put in
Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Fontana, CAJuly 6, 2019
G4S Secure solutions is better than most security companies. Above average pay depending on the site. It is very hard to get fired, if you do get removed it's a client request. G4S will get you another job site but it will not be close to your home. Security work does not attract the best of workers so it is easy to rise to the top.Don't call off, don't be late and careful with the cell use.
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I don’t recommend
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAJuly 5, 2019
They start you off as a flex if you aren’t transferring as a spo. The has specials which paid 18$/hr but that doesn’t last long so I’ve been under paid to go out to Reston when I live 2 hrs drive time away with traffic. No reimbursement on mileage no gas card no work car. The scheduling officers do not communicate well. I was working and texted about another shift but it collided with the current shift. followed by a call saying you will be terminated if you don’t work so no communication.
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Ugh
G4S Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Saint Albans, WVJuly 4, 2019
Wish I never signed up. Not enough pay and no one cares. Pay is to low can't even pay rent. Overtime is given to only a few. Way way to stressful for the pay.
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Draining and robotic
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Harrisburg, PAJuly 4, 2019
You live to work. If you have a family kiss them good bye. No vacation time, people always calling off forcing others to cover shifts. No overtime so if u have to cover for someone your regular hours reduce.
Pros
So easy a monkey can do it
Cons
No one cares about thier jobs its just a pay check at this point.
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Great Daily Pay Option
Customs Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  New Castle, DEJuly 2, 2019
I like that you can get paid part of your paycheck before payday if you want by using the Daily Pay option that they have. Great work atmosphere and benefits options.
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not a good company at all
Upscale Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Jacksonville, FLJuly 2, 2019
no great health or retirement benefits, no room for advancement to grow with the company if you do not have any military or police background, and low pay.
Pros
easy post
Cons
working for the company in general
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