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relaxed work environment
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Charlson, NDOctober 22, 2017
Management was excellent, hardest part of the job was 12 hr days 7 days a week and an hour drive to and from work, management took great care of employees
Pros
lots of room for advancement great pay and perdium
Cons
long hours long drive to site
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Up Scale Security officer. (Current Employee) –  Wenatchee, WAOctober 21, 2017
the managements was well balanced, and got things done when they said they would. The training was great, in depth, and everyone was friendly, and helpful.
Pros
Good managment.
Cons
turnover rate
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Great pay
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Phoenix, AZOctober 21, 2017
The contract I work on is great as far as pay but we don't have enough help.They work us to death with forced overtime. I've worked there for over 5 years and only once with a paycheck without overtime.
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G4S is a great place to work.
Hotel Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Honolulu, HIOctober 21, 2017
G4S is a great place to work. Free parking, free meal, uniform is nice, training on site. Excellent co workers and extremely supportive management. Very professional company overall. I am happy here, plan to stay longer.
Pros
nice co-workers in this post, free parking, very professional training and supportive management
Cons
none
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Great
Security Officer- Marriott DIA (Former Employee) –  Denver, COOctober 20, 2017
Had fun, work place was great and I got 40 a week! The company provided great training and uniforms. Pay was great and they always paid on time. Just know you will have fun
Pros
greta atmosphere
Cons
n/a
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Supervisor/Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Avenel, NJOctober 20, 2017
It was a good job until a company took over their contract. It was a easy job one you learned it. The only thing I would say is come to work and do what you have to do.
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ok place
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Bath, PAOctober 19, 2017
Log in vehicles in inbound/outbound. Inside posts involved checking bags & employees. Take care of alarms, report incidents, keep people & property safe.
Pros
pay is ok
Cons
short breaks, work holidays, too much overtime/mandations
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fun and very competitive which is great for people like myself.
Armed Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Fort Lauderdale, FLOctober 19, 2017
this is a great company to work for for all people who have prior or current lawenforcement work,prior or current military or a criminal justice degree.
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It takes the individual guard, G4S, and the client to succeed.
Security Guard / Gate Guard (Current Employee) –  Independence, OHOctober 19, 2017
I learned that things are not always what they seem. There is a lot of client hand-holding vs allowing guards the time to explain. Management needs to work on guard morale vs workplace placement. Sometimes the guard is correct and the client needs to look at their management team to make things work for both companies.
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Management has their picks
Sercuity Graud (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXOctober 19, 2017
This company goes through a lot of people because they don't know how to treat people. Management is unprofessional and will talk about you behind your back.
Pros
Good money
Cons
Management is not fair/ very poor skills
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Balanced Work Environment
Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Dulles, VAOctober 18, 2017
Company has good team. Inviting and professional environment. Its can be both fast pace or slow, depends on the day. Good work ethics. Opportunity for advancement.
Pros
Close to home work sites
Cons
No paid leaves
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Administration and office are slow to respond
Custom Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  Tucson, AZOctober 17, 2017
Unless you're in trouble the office is unreachable. If you have a problem it takes weeks to get resolution, if they have a problem with you then action is swift
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Grossy underbidding sites
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Bay Area, CAOctober 17, 2017
This company is like all the others. They grossly underbid their sites and the employees lose all the way around. Most of the time you can't even get a manager to listen to anything you are trying to tell them.
Pros
it a job not an adventure
Cons
They don't care the least bit about you
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Great place to work
General Manager Charlotte Region (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 17, 2017
G4S is a fast paced, professional organization with a great senior management team. This is a challenging company, but the sky is the limit if you perform well.
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Garbage
Upscale Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Omaha, NEOctober 17, 2017
It's just garbage. Promotions for the kiss-ups, no redirection for the slow/lazy on the crew, and if you offer to work extra hours and extra shifts, they will call you in every single day until you basically live there, which wouldn't be so bad if not for the utter lack of appreciation and getting raked over the coals when you turn down an extra shift (because you're already working 60+ hours that week) When promotion time comes around, they either give the slot to one of the laziest slouches on site or to a guy on the sole qualification that he was retired military. It's a bad joke. Save yourself the frustration.
Pros
Free food
Cons
Everything else
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Easy
Upscale Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Knoxville, TNOctober 16, 2017
It's for lazy people (excluding first shift) that just like to sit and do nothing. The requirements to get this job is a joke. You have to understand what they go over in class, and that's it. No previous experience is really required.
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Lack of communication
Security Guard (Rover Officer) (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAOctober 16, 2017
Never came through with the promises from the interview, always last minute schedule, never had any kind on consistency from week to week working sistuation.
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Pleasant environment to work for.
Security Shift Supervisor Armed (Former Employee) –  Bossier City, LAOctober 16, 2017
Very Good Company to work for, A typical day at work the Manager allow you to do your job without micromanaging you.Co-workers were very helpful and friendly. There really was nothing hard about the Job, The most enjoyable part of the job was very peasant work environment.
Pros
Good Company to work for
Cons
Health Insurance to expense
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Flex Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Norcross, GAOctober 16, 2017
Nothing to say. I've been here a short time and it appears to be very unorganized. Your schedule can vary and its almost impossible to plan an outaide life. Each site has varies training although security is a blanket operation. Opportunities to advance appear to be evident if you're willing to travel often...as in 1 to 2 hours away from home.
Pros
Paid lunch and pto
Cons
Unorganized and very inconsistant
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It All Depends On Your Assignment...
Armed Critical Facility Officer (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCOctober 16, 2017
Some sites you can move around and time goes by faster, other sites you are required to pretty much stand in one place for an entire shift which constitutes both physical and mental torture. For me it's just a job where I go and do what I have to do and then go home. Most people I work with are fine folks and I'm in a mostly stress-free environment. My immediate management is very good, and if you just do what you're supposed to do they leave you alone. Like most security companies they're not very good at eliciting a sense of loyalty out of their employees. They're only better than other companies because of pay, benefits and their sheer size which can offer different opportunities if you look around to see what's available.
Pros
Fairly good pay compared to most security companies
Cons
They view you as $$$ for their bottom line rather than as people
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