Security officer (Former Employee), OH – April 4, 2014
Pros: nice clients, good pay
Cons: strict locations, bad shifts/long hours, not willing to negotiate
I had two different locations with this job. One in Groveport, and one in Hilliard. The Groveport location, I would never recommend to anyone. The hours are long (60+ hours a week; I averaged 70), the work is tedious, you are watched like a hawk by the loss prevention guy, and they are so unbelievably strict on absolutely EVERYTHING. You will get yelled – more... at, no matter your position, and no matter how well you think you're doing your job. The Hilliard location, I loved. However, the supervisor can and will at least try to take advantage of your work availability. All the workers are nice though, and the job is easy. – less
I've read some reviews before posting mines. I believe G4S is a great company once you get a hang of it. The posts are what really makes you hate or love it because each post is different. I have had some post that made me feel like quitting the same second but others that I would like to stay on instead. If you want more hours, you can get with different – more... post supervisors and your area supervisor to call you for more hours when available. I get plenty of overtime hours because I get calls to work or fill-in for someone. – less
Traditional Security Officer (Former Employee), Jessup, Pa – September 11, 2014
Pros: meeting new people from all over the united states, other employees were nice
Cons: no breaks(basically eat when ya get free time), forced to work days that your not scheduled, faulty equipment.
Do yourself a favor and avoid this company! When i first applied to this company they said id be working close to home. Once i started working they immediately sent me elsewhere from where they said. Had to travel 80 miles round trip for $10 an hour and since i already quit my other job i had no other choice but to work for them. Also please note you – more... will never get a raise no matter how long your there. Don't ever try calling of either they will threaten you and say you'll be fired. I didn't get my first paycheck till a month after starting because someone in corporate screwed up. Then finally months later i got the position i was promised only to have to work in a guard shack with black mold all over the bathroom and a heater that never worked. Then in May of 2014 they kicked G4S out to get Allied Barton in there. So every employee there got laid off. – less
Computer knowledge, securing property,data entree,record keeping,copying friendly co-workers management is good The most difficult part is when their isn't enough coverage The most enjoyable part is the interaction with people
A long review about an unusual corporate security venue
Custom Protection Officer (Former Employee), Westchester, IL – September 3, 2014
Pros: accessible hours
Cons: low pay, long commutes and many hours of attending ot an empty site
My resume has been accurate and it is a synopsis of my career in security. I focused specifically on one site that occurred from September, 2011 to late September, 2013. I believe in self growth and promotion and these changes were very apparent. Thank you for giving me this opportunity. It was a multicultural environment and I learned about several – more... far-reaching anomalies during my tenure. The management was very accepting of security there but at times they ventured to put us in our place to let us believe that we can't stray too far ahead. The hardest part of the job was the endless hours I spend commuting back and forth. The most enjoyable part of the job was the realization that I could work security. – less
Fun workplace if you like to be around different kind people.
Security Officer (Former Employee), GU – September 2, 2014
Pros: discounts and free lunches.
Cons: short breaks after a long hour of standing on your toes.
One time when I was working as a security guard, what scared me the most was the part when my supervisor told me to safe this little girls life. She was trapped in an elevator with the fire alarm going off. I did safe her life anyways. I was always good with people so i never had problems with my co-workers. I've worked with people of all ages and diverse – more... backgrounds. – less
Very diversified and enjoyable to work with and meet with new people.
Security guard (Current Employee), Livonia, MI – September 1, 2014
Pros: new people, learning different job responsibilities
Cons: possible safety issues.
A typical day at work for me is very basic which includes monitioring DVR'S and providing excellent customer service as well as safety for others. The best part of my job I really find enjoyable are all of the new faces I had the opportunity to meet.
CPO II (Current Employee), Fishersville, VA – August 24, 2014
Pros: the job is easy
Cons: the uniforms are so uncomfortable, there is no consistency
You work 12 hr shifts. They tell you they are going to give you a set schedule, but do not tend to stick with it. You are not guaranteed 40hrs a week, like they tell you when you get hired. Some co-workers are good others are not they are just in it for themselves. Also if you are in the military they will tend to throw that in your face every chance – more... they get especially when you go on orders. – less
I have only worked with this company for a short amount of time, due to it being a temp position just for the holidays. I enjoyed what my job and responsibilities were, which ranged from mandatory loss prevention routines to guiding traffic during shift changes to foot patrols around the job site and to, last but not least, checking the alarm systems – more... (mainly emergency exits) for any abnormalities. It was a great experience paired with a great company. – less