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Poor Managemnt
Superintendent (Current Employee) –  OrlandoSeptember 21, 2017
Orlando Office needs better Management. i like working at G4S but local managment isn't the best , there not pro helping fields supervisors and orgaqnization of offciers well qualified isn't the best eithr.
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Armed Custom Protection Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZ 85034September 20, 2017
I loved it when i worked at G4S. It is 1 of the top 10 best companies in the world. The management is perfect over their. I would definitely recommended it to my friends.
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Security Officer/ Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VASeptember 20, 2017
This company only promote their friends to the high ups.It doesn't matter how long you have been there. If you are looking for a career this company isn't the company that will give you a career. You can make good money for long hours at work. But no promotions.
Pros
Good money but long hours
Cons
Long hours for little pay and not a good career job
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wonderful fortune 500 company to work for in private security industry
Custom Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  Willowbrook, ILSeptember 20, 2017
One of the biggest security company in the world!! G4S is in 52 states, so there is plenty of room for advancing and relocation. They provide every officer with uniform and weapon at no cost.
Pros
Major company with competitive pay
Cons
Poor management
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Security Guard (Current Employee) –  New York, NYSeptember 20, 2017
I work at a chemical site, where it is not too stressful. The people are pleasant and nice to talk to. My supervisor and other coworkers makes working here quiet easy. A good team is essential.
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Boring
Custom Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  Oak Lawn, ILSeptember 20, 2017
Walk/drive around a parking lot for 8 hours.
Nobody to talk to...nothing to learn
No supervision/management onsite
No culture
Boredom
Nothing to do but drive/walk
Pros
Worked by myself
Cons
No opportunities for growth or advancement in the Chicago market
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Ok place
Security Officer (Full-time) (Current Employee) –  Southport, NCSeptember 20, 2017
It's an ok place to work, Pay is decent, they offer benefits. 1 week vacation. A lot of drama at this site. Supervisor does not know what she is doing and can't make a schedule to save her life.
Pros
Decent pay and benefits
Cons
Supervisor does not know what she is doing. Too much drama.
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Great workplace
Dispatcher/Clerk (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MISeptember 19, 2017
16 years of work with no room for advancement. Benefits are offered but are very expensive, I would recommend this company. i just wish there was room for advancement
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Over night work
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Norfolk, VASeptember 19, 2017
A typical day ranges from 7pm-6am 11 hours shifts. Work is not stressful, its easy work for decent pay. I worked for a senior community. The residence in the building were nice. It was a nice place to work.
Pros
over time and paid hoilidays
Cons
11-12 shifts
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Eh
Bank Protection Officer (Current Employee) –  Nottingham, MD 21236September 19, 2017
Work place depends on contract, pay depends on contract. No real job security. Payroll sucks. Can't leave job site for lunch. Potentially dealing with crazy people.
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Great envirorment to work.
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Charlotte ncSeptember 19, 2017
Good company to work for, benefits can be better along with hourly pay scale, it would be nice to have sick time/ personal days.management communicates well in my division of the company, health care providers rates we know can be more affordable for employees and family members who are employed by a fortune 500 company.
Pros
Paid breaks, and lunch..great work envirorment
Cons
No sick time or personal days.
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Coworkers are friendly
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Sandy Springs, GASeptember 19, 2017
Fellow G4S guards are friendly and easy to get along with which makes the sites more inviting and the job less stressful. Also, all supervisors I've encountered are understanding.
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Work was simple but long hours.
Traditional Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Schenectady, NYSeptember 19, 2017
Work was simple but long hours., Everyone was very nice and very helpful. Worked alone, on weekends for 12 hour shifts.
No issues. Lots of being on your feet.
Pros
Worked indepenbently
Cons
Long hours
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Productive
traditional unarmed security guard (Current Employee) –  Kansas City, MOSeptember 18, 2017
Monitoring incoming and outgoing deliveries, parking lots.
Rounding the parameters to make sure staff and cars are safe.
Checking in of deliveries into the campus.
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No advancement, no communication
Upscale Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCSeptember 18, 2017
No advancement, no communication, no paid time off only get 2weeks vacation after a year. Poor training, no trust in the officers. Standing sitting walking long periods of time.
Cons
Sitting in a hot car all day, lunch in the car have to pump in the car.
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Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Manassas, VASeptember 18, 2017
a typical day for me screening customers and employees for devices , documenting what took place in my area daily, undergoing
audits from security teams; the work place was very diverse in which I loved. the hardest part of my job was being confined to one place
for 8 hours or more. Working with others was the most enjoyable part of my job.
Pros
30 min lunch break
Cons
couldnt leave the work site even for lunch
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very great enviroment and workplace
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 18, 2017
very great enviroment and workplace and great people and they have great career opportunities. - Guard warehouse sites
-Observe and report suspicious activity
- Sit and walk around to make sure everything secured
- 10-12 hr shifts was only available for this job
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overall good company
Customs Protection Officer (Former Employee) –  Mascoutah, ILSeptember 18, 2017
Not a bad company, does need a littile better management of personnel shifts and times. Hourly pay for postions should be higher for certain sites that are worked because of the level of stress and prossenlism needed to perform at certain sites
Cons
Shift were not managed very well
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Armed Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Fort Myers, FLSeptember 18, 2017
Doing reports at assigned shifts, patrolling neighborhoods, taking license plate numbers, reviewing camera footage, lockdowns.

Management was okay, except it felt like sometimes, they didn't have a clue on what was going on. But, they were also watching over a lot of different sites, besides just mine and my crews'
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need improvement
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Longview, TXSeptember 18, 2017
Need improvement in some area and more supervising. need more
experience security officer. Need more increase in pay. Need more guideline on difference shifts.
Pros
relaxed job
Cons
more pay
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