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Good for anyone without a family
Nuclear Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Seabrook, NHAugust 15, 2017
Wouldn't recommend this place to my worst enemy. The staffing is horrible. Everyone is working 6 days a week (72 hours). We are worked until we max out our regulatory requirements (324 hours in rolling 6 weeks).

Management is horrible. We have 1 good low level manager but the other low level manager and the project manager are horrible. The project manager's favorite phrase is "if you don't like it go somewhere else."

Supervisors for the most part are good. A few not so much but overall good supervisors. But they are so stressed from the abuse they take from above they are miserable and no one wants to put in for promotion.

Overall morale would be better at a prison. Everyone is overworked, no appreciation, constant abuse from Management, and a Manager who doesn't care about our well being.

If you have a family this is the worst place for you.
Pros
Coworkers first line supervisors
Cons
Management, work/life balance, treatment by management
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Unprofessional Supervisors
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  San Diego, CAAugust 15, 2017
It was long stressful days standing in front of a bank for 10 hours a day. When I did find a better job and gave my notice, I was told I better not give their number for a reference.
Pros
Paid weekly
Cons
Standing outside on your feet for 9 hours in all weather conditions
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No management
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 15, 2017
The company isn't well ran at all. I've seen many good jobs and bad jobs. My biggest concern is that there was no communication from above. Employee satisfaction is non-existent. Low pay for the drama, baggage, and garbage you put up with.
Pros
It's a source of money
Cons
Low pay, lack of communication and support from management
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Friendly, positive place to work.
Security Project Manager (Current Employee) –  Richmond, VAAugust 15, 2017
Great place to work given then resources you need to be successful. Possibility to advance with in the company. New hire orientation, on the job training gives you the opportunity to have success at what you are doing.
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Good Company
OPERATIONS MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAAugust 15, 2017
The company is fine with a lot of infrastructure. The problem is the industry and getting employees. It's a tough industry and no one wants to work.
Pros
Steady and Busy
Cons
The Industry Stinks
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poorly managed
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLAugust 15, 2017
poorly managed inconsistent scheduling inconsistent hours. Mangagers and supervisors lie. They take advantage and don't always give you lunch breaks on 8 plus hour shifts.
Pros
security d license training
Cons
poorly ran
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Easy but boring
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Painted Post, NYAugust 14, 2017
Very easy but the third shift is pretty boring due to nothing going on. Co workers were pretty nice. Management was great and listened to requests. Third shift life balance was off though.
Pros
Great management and co workers
Cons
Bad lifestyle with 3rd shift
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slow-paece
Security officer (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXAugust 14, 2017
This is a job for those that or unable to do physical work, bending, lifting. It at times are good for students, it allows you some time studying. Are it is good as a part-time.
Pros
ok pay for the job and relaxing.
Cons
boaring
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Lots of different places
Special Agent in Charge (Former Employee) –  Brussel-HoofdstadAugust 14, 2017
Very interesting to meet and interact with coworkers and clients. I used to work for embassies, concerts, factories, offices ... I study everything that was requested for many kinds of duty's including shooting exercises)
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Out for themselves
Custom Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  Nashville, TNAugust 14, 2017
Depending on the account they put you in, there is hardly ever any advancement opportunities at all. When other positions do open up, they select the ones they have ties with and not the ones that are qualified for the position. They will do and say anything to fill a shift, but will not help officers when needed. To put this plain and simple, Nashville TN G4S is high school all over again.....
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Great place to work
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Hoover, ALAugust 14, 2017
That its a great place to work at when being there and to watch out for the people that are there because they can be problematic, but besides the some of the fellow co-workers its a great place to work as they give you the skills need to proved the for the work place.
Pros
Relaxed setting
Cons
People are troublesome
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Decent security company
Site lead/captain (Former Employee) –  Boca Raton, FLAugust 14, 2017
They have job positions for all level of security officers. Pay is ok. Some management genuinely care about employees. Overall it was a decent security job
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Overall poor communication from management
Trained Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOAugust 14, 2017
Worked in more of a retail job than security. Checked guests in and out of lumberyard, instructing them to product and counting the load upon exit of yard. Worked with yard staff to direct deliveries to proper unloading zone.

Informed management of issues working in the heat, and problems getting bathroom breaks (bathroom is almost 1/4 mile away at the front of store and it often took more than an hour to be relieved), however nothing was done to remedy any issues that arose.
Dealing with TM's of store was very rewarding, however, G4S management seemed only concerned with staffing the position and not with resolving officers issues.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
Break issues, longer than scheduled hours. G4S supervisors indifference to issues involving officers.
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Work is somewhat dull, but the people are great.
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXAugust 14, 2017
I enjoyed the campus I worked at and the people I worked with. As far as the work itself, It can be very boring at times. Just walk around or ride a bike waiting for something to go on.
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Great place to work in the security industry
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCAugust 14, 2017
Great place to showcase your military experience and to show you can be your own boss. Also you can allow yourself to get in touch with the public. Also company always you to be flexible if you want to transfer to other location through out the country.
Pros
Flexibility of the job
Cons
subject to job change because you are a contract employee
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Its a good company
Security Officer to Flex Officer (Former Employee) –  Austin, TX 78752August 13, 2017
Quality of the job depends on the post you are working and the supervisor of that site. Its a good starter job and it can blossom into a career. There is plenty of overtime and you can get it.
Pros
Most of the time its not that stressful
Cons
Some supervisors ego, pay, little vacation, benefits suck
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Data Center Officer II (Current Employee) –  Sterling, VAAugust 13, 2017
They pay good and benefit is good. The work days are sometimes busy and sometimes relaxed. The culture is good and everybody is getting along. The job is not hard.
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Very productive great place to work
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 13, 2017
Great place to work and a advancement job.Empolyees are great to work .The clients are polite and thoughtful.It is very professional setting and a job.
Pros
flexilble work
Cons
no breaks
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Busy work
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Louisville, KYAugust 11, 2017
The company at this location is ran terrible and when you try to fix it or help it get fixed you get on trouble. I would not recommend this company to anyone.
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Excellent Pay and Good Client
Security Industry, Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Sioux Falls, SDAugust 11, 2017
Worked a schedule that was constantly changing due to staffing levels and work coverage. Wished there was more room for advancement at current client facility.
Pros
Decent pay with availability for overtime.
Cons
Benefits and Lack of Room for advancement at client facility
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