Metal Detector / Control Room Operator (Former Employee) – Ashburn, VA – September 2, 2017
Always changing. lack of hours, no overtime, high turnover. learned when opportunity was available. The culture was open, the hard part was keeping up with high turnover. I enjoyed working with the Co. I was placed at and it was a nice laid back environment.
Cutting back hours, High turnover, Lack of training, Lack of professionalism
SIU Specialist II - Field Investigator (Current Employee) – Raleigh, NC 27615 – September 21, 2018
Well organized satellite employment platform with secure web communication, employer management and supervisory parameters that keep you on track without the need of micro management or with minimum supervision.
No personal treatment when facing personal or personnel issues.
Completely inept management that cares nothing about you
Supervisor (Former Employee) – La Vista, NE – September 20, 2018
I worked for G4S for about 3 years and this was honestly the worst job I have ever had. You are treated like you don't matter whatsoever and work to life balance is awful. Constant turnover due to not having a rigid training schedule, so no one knows what they're doing. The management from the local and in San Jose is filled with people who have no idea what is going on at any of their sites and only drop in when they absolutely have to. The management is by far the most inept I have ever seen at any job I have had. It literally boggles my mind that these people got into the jobs they are in with their level of mental fortitude. Do not accept a job from this company. You will be promised things that will never happened and run ragged with overtime because they don't care about you.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Tucson, AZ – September 20, 2018
I did enjoy my time working at G4S. However, management had clear favorites and was not fair to the whole crew at my site. Therefore I started to look at other places for employment and was offered a better position.
Management is a joke the head office doesn't communicate with the different job sites. Was hired as part time and because i was attending school without notice they dropped my hours from 28ish a week to "on call status" because they were hiring new guards who would only stay around for a week and always calling me to pick up the extra off shifts from my availability because they knew i needed the hours to pay my bills
Being with the company for more than a year, I've seen my equals get promotions only because they know someone higher up. This job only wants to use you for their benefit and when they're done with you, they mistreat you. No raises and only micromanage! Only pros are free birthday breakfasts each month.
Up Scale security Officer (Former Employee) – Minneapolis, MN – September 16, 2018
At G4S you are just an employee number, a warm body to fill job sites. HR took a month to respond to my emails and phone calls after training. They responded after I had found Employment at Allied Universal. I would've left Allied and Went back to G4S because of the Pay differential but Allied Universal gave me a warm welcome and Matched what G4S was going to pay me.
Traditional Security Officer (Current Employee) – Houston, TX – September 15, 2018
Typical day at g4s is just sitting in the booth monitoring main gate or which ever gate you are at. I learned that it is ok to make mistakes The management is ok. There is really not a hard part the job is very easy
At both sites I had poor leadership. The supervisor was more interested in being friends with everyone instead of being a leader. The employees who were less than professional were treated better than the employees who show up for every shift on time without complaint.
Network Design Engineer (Former Employee) – Omaha, NE – September 11, 2018
I was hired for a telecom/fiber expansion project which was awarded as part of a large expansion of the fiber network in Massachusetts. The only problem is that most employees there had very little experience with designing and building this type of network.
Although I witnessed personally the expertise and high quality work done in the main business unit, security systems design and build, I maintain that G4S had no business winning that Western Massachussets Broadband Initiative contract, as they were not qualified as an organization to produce a good result.
Nice people, professional work environment, good work life balance
Stale ideas, unable to adapt to meet needs of new business areas