Data Center Security Officer (Former Employee) – Sterling, VA – July 12, 2016
Leadership is questionable as most people get promoted based on their countries of origin and not merits. square pegs tend to be placed in round holes which doesn't motivate others to give out their best at work; as they believe the hard work would be overlooked.
Manager, Critical Facility Officer (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – July 6, 2016
G4S is a great company. Everyday I come in ready to lead my team to a successful day. I lead six officers in providing security for the IRS building and insuring that the public's information stays safe in the processing building.
Great place to work. Very understanding Manger. He listen and very concern about his employees. The only bad thing is that, every coworkers knows your business and wants to know why you were off work or what's your reason for not coming in. You are the only one who can keep your information private.
No benifits for part-timer who work overtime. It sucks.
Guardia de Seguridad (Current Employee) – San Juan, PR – July 4, 2016
Mi empleo o tarea es uno fácil de realizar. Pero se cambia de turno o horas de trabajo de forma constante al punto que sientes que no tienes una estabilidad laboral dentro de tu empleo. A veces hay faltas de comunicación entre los supervisores hacia los oficiales de seguridad.
Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – July 4, 2016
There is a lot of room for advancement if you can find someone to take interest in training you and mentoring you through each position. There is a lot that you are not trained on and have to learn on your own. Descent place to work just when moving up you lose your home life because you are always on call.
Ok job if the current manager did things differently
Security Officer (Former Employee) – White Marsh, MD – July 3, 2016
This could be the perfect 2nd job if the manager cared about his workers. Something as simple as creating a schedule giving all officers 40hrs a week or hiring a few part time workers. He won't because he gets a bonus at the end of the year to save over time. I often wonder how he got the position he has. He has absolutely no backbone to be a supervisor. He tends to forget that he was once an officer too. The Whitemarsh site has a very high turnover rate. Officers quit because when hired they are under the impression of being full time only to find out depending on your schedule you could get an 80hr check one pay and then a 64hr check the next pay. No one like to be forced to come in on their day off, come in 4hrs early, or stay 4hrs later. I understand sometimes it's necessary but when it's a weekly issue because we can't keep a full schedule. That's a problem. The manager tell all employees that this job is your priority. Lol what a joke. Oh and if you think it'll be easy to transfer from this site, think again!! 8months have passed and a coworker is still waiting to transfer. The employees at this site is not allowed to work other sites for over time. The district office know about everything that goes on here and have done nothing. Even the GM employees have a problem with the manager. How he run things and his lack of knowledge. Also G4s don't allow you to work another security company while employed with them.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Las Vegas, NV – July 1, 2016
Each site is different from access control, patrol from foot, vehicle, bike, and golf cart. Unorganized with schedules from my experience and understaffed at some sites causing us to work overtime and weird hours taking away from personal lives.
Officer (Current Employee) – Greensboro, NC – June 29, 2016
They work contract out with sites where the officers will never receive a pay increase, perks, or any holiday bonus what so ever. you basically only working for a check while the office workers receive bonuses based on making sure the employees get as less overtime as possible. The higher ups could care less about the employees.
Security Officer (Full-time) (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 29, 2016
a horrible, lying, degrading environment.Office on 44th street turns a blind eye to what is really going on-problems at the highest level-- salary increases and advancement not likely-only for the favorites--AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!----no preventive medicine-only knee jerk reactions--!-when a favor is needed, they know how to be nice and sweet!
it is a job
prepare to be degraded by management-no preventive medicine
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Tulsa, OK 74114 – June 28, 2016
Extreme politics, sexually harassed - even had a man grab my parts on more than one occasion, offered drugs at work, denied benefits that were part of the contract, many coworkers slept on the job every week and kept their job, and quid pro quo was common.
Money to pay bills
Sleeping on the job, politics, favoritism, quid pro quo, sexually harrassed, drugs, and other concerns
Site captain (Current Employee) – Florida – June 27, 2016
There is not room for promotions, no matter how hard you work for them. All the supervisor think that they are in the military they want you to do a lot for so low pay. I have been workimg for this company for over 4 years now and i really want to find somewhere where im value as a human being. I cant call out sick or cant spend a holiday with my family becuase they dont let you request them off. Stay away from this company. And yes they put the most no quilify and unsupported people to be supervisors. Jesus i hate them so much.
Custom Protection Supervisor (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – June 26, 2016
I am employed for G4S Secure Solutions we are hired as a contracted third party. My post is at Directv / AT&T corporate headquarters. I am a Custom protection Supervisor who monitors access control alarm systems,I acknowledge alarms and dispatch personnel as needed.I must dispatch Security Officers to service calls and emergency situations while monitoring all Directv locations. I also provide investigative assistance to corporate security, handle assigned case work accordingly and confidentially. I enjoy working with such a dynamic team.