Supervisor (Former Employee) – Syracuse, NY – September 20, 2015
G4S took over the contract that I was working under and decide to keep us on. I had been working at this site for 7 years and wrote all the security protocols. about 4 months after I they took over I was asked to leave the site due to the fact that my husband was sick and later died.
A well organized very serious organization focused on providing the very best in security services in private, public and correctional services. The people, the location and the lifelong lessons that can be carried on for the rest of my work life.
Full-time Officer (Current Employee) – confidential – September 12, 2015
This place is a good starting place but very corrupt. If you try to report shady things and issues they will retaliate in targeting you or termination. But if you can sit down shut up not talk and be a duck you'll do fine. Decent pay and lots of hours. Little room for advancement. and no pay scale. Co-workers are all snakes in the grass. Supervisors listen to complaints but never fix anything. They pick and choose who is allowed to break the rules and who can not.
Site Supervisor (Current Employee) – Eagan, MN – September 1, 2015
The site in particular that i work at is Quiet and Calm. It is an job that would be good for almost any college student due to lots of quiet down time. The benefits are okay and pay is good for what you actually do. I personally received a lot of promotions during my time there, however that was due to good timing and positions opening up. Over all, working with G4S is good and it's not a tiring or over exerting job.
paid lunch with a straight 8 hour shift.
The job can be a bit strenuous in a Supervisory role.
EMT/fire officer (Former Employee) – GMSP, Spring Hill, TN – August 25, 2015
I would work an eight hour shift on a rotating schedule, have eight hours off and then have to be back at work when my shift changed. I suggested that the rotating shift employees have their shift in a reverse order, where it would start on first (6a-2p), then move to second (2p-10p), etc. I was reprimanded for making a suggestion to upper management without the site managers "approval". I did this in accordance with the union handbook for security officers since I had also been trained as one, but it was still frowned upon. I did, however, learn a lot about fire suppression systems in a large, automobile factory setting. A typical day as an EMT, would be depending on which shift I was working that day. It was a very large plant (on over 3000 acres), so I had to know every inch of the inside and outside of the plant. Most shifts did consist of completing walk throughs of different buildings to look for fire, injured personnel, etc., checking on different components of the fire system and knowing what to do if they were to malfunction, responding to fires and injured personnel, doing multiple perimeter checks of specific areas to make sure things were secure. The hardest part was honestly learning all the buildings and the fastest way to get to certain areas from the outside. This was a fully build-out plant, so cars went from stamping out the metal for the outside to assembly, then paint, then building engine from molten metals and assembly of the powertrain to go in the vehicles. The most enjoyable part was when actually getting to perform my EMT duties, and help savemore... lives, or prevent further injury.less
Custom Private Officer (CPO)/Protection Services (Current Employee) – Anaheim, CA – August 22, 2015
G4S is an amazing company to work for; however, they do not permit their officers to work more than 1 post in a day. I understand the reasons for it-saftey, but I am a single parent of a college student and need all the hours I can obtain. So, now i must find another company that has part time work for security officers.
Custom Protection Officer for First Data Resources (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – August 10, 2015
Made daily routine security patrols. Wrote out a daily duty log. Signed out keys and badges daily. Responded to alarms and sometimes medical incidents. Monitored the alarm station. Helped out daily staffing issues by calling other officers to fill in shifts that were not covered.