Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) – New Orleans, LA – March 31, 2014
Management was poor! Employees often threaten with job! The work was all about safety and following all site rules and regulations.The company has methods in place for employees but local managers do not always follow the rules.
Company has several methods for employees, ie online job postings, electronic reporting of problems
Poor management - No development, poor training skills and customer service to employees
Transportation Security Officer (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 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.
Hotel Security Officer (Current Employee) – Honolulu, HI – October 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.
nice co-workers in this post, free parking, very professional training and supportive management
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.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Bay Area, CA – October 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.
Upscale Security Officer (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – October 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.
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.
Security Shift Supervisor Armed (Former Employee) – Bossier City, LA – October 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.
Flex Security Officer (Current Employee) – Norcross, GA – October 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.
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.
Fairly good pay compared to most security companies
They view you as $$$ for their bottom line rather than as people