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great place to work,
Lima Ohio (Former Employee) –  Security officerNovember 10, 2011
This Company does take care of it Employees, and the benefits are great, the pay is real good, and advancement is promising
Pros
excellent pay, good benefits
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Unarmed Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TNApril 19, 2019
They never paid what they said they would pay. The management was terrible. Looking into the history of the company I found that they had some moral issues going on.
Pros
Not many.
Cons
lied about the pay, never got the right amount you were owed, and never moved you around from post to post.
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They treat you like nothing
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Sarasota, FLApril 18, 2019
don't work for them they treat you like you're nothing. pay is a joke work at burger king for better pay.
Supervisor doesn't know his hand from his foot.
zero to no management and if your related to someone that high on the pole you basically can show up whenever sleep and leave for lunch without telling anyone.

oh and if your accused of something or fired on the spot no chance to defend yourself your nothing less then trash
Pros
clocking out to go home
Cons
too many to list
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Productive and busy workplace
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Naples, FLApril 17, 2019
Working with G4S is somewhat of a good company to work with. Very strict on uniform facial hair and attendance. You need a military, or police background to grow with this company if you have neither or it's basically a dead end job.
Pros
N/a
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N/a
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dont trust a word they say
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Anaheim, CAApril 7, 2019
they will tell you what you want to hear. They will promise promotions, pay raises ect. Then have all sorts of excuses. There is no end to it. Don't get suckered.
Pros
some clients are good
Cons
they lie
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I am a Security Guard
Security Guard & Senior Lead Guard (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEApril 3, 2019
It's all pretty much the same, I go into report in for duty and they day goes on from there.


I have a good repour with my fellow officers and the associates that has last for nearly 10 years now.


The hardest part of this job is just getting through day, and hope everything will go smoothly without trouble.
Pros
N/a
Cons
15 minute break and a 30
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Schedule Changing
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILApril 3, 2019
The Supervisors changes off days to guards everyday, without notice....Very Unprofessional.Nobody listens at G4S Willowbrook Offices, disciplinary....
Pros
None
Cons
Now where do I begin...
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Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Richmond, VAMarch 31, 2019
One thing that was great about working with G4S is that you get to work in different places and experience how to get the job done for these different clients.
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G4S is a good company
Security Guard (Unarmed) (Current Employee) –  Memphis, TNMarch 27, 2019
G4S is a good company to work for. i love working for them. they have good mangers that work with you whenever you need to be off. they also happy and love to hear from they employees.
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It was good but low pay
UNARMED SECURITY GUARD (Former Employee) –  Tulsa, OKMarch 20, 2019
Had a good job description, but they do not take care of their employees. It has a customer is always right mentality. They are very good about getting you is to a new possition quickly if you lose a postion.
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If you can, work somewhere else
Security Guard (Current Employee) –  ConnecticutMarch 19, 2019
Hr is horrible. The communication is terrible, and it takes multiple calls, in person visits and emails to try to get anythings done or fixed. The hiring process took the longest of any company I’ve ever worked at. Everything get blamed on the guards and a very back stabbing environment with other workers.
Cons
Really to much to list here.
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stressful place to work
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 18, 2019
I did not have a good experience with this company and i really do not want to do a survey about this company, it was a learning experience and i definitely pick up something,
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long drives little pay
SECURITY GUARD (Former Employee) –  Aurora, COMarch 18, 2019
45 minute drive just to get to the site at 10.50 an hour was not worth the time or job. had to transfer to something closer and for much better pay. not many incentives for a combat veteran.
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Poor company to work for
Licensed NYS Security Guard (Current Employee) –  Dutchess County, NYMarch 17, 2019
They do not offer a good pay, benefits are terrible, no raises, no personal or sick time for full time workers. They no longer pay for required annual training. They do not seem to care about the clients needs and hire bodies instead of people able to do the job
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Management was horrible
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Pasadena, TXMarch 14, 2019
They over work you and mess up your pay checks. They will have you doing multiple jobs but pay you the bare minimum. They will call you on your off days and get mad if you don't want to come in because they are always understaffed.
Pros
Working overtime
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fun place to work and I loved my job
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LAMarch 12, 2019
A great day at work never a dull moment with the employees, management was great, a great supervisor and they worked with you if you needed off, and when hurricane Katrina hit lower Plaquemines parish they gave us a monetary gift to help us out. The culture was good everyone got alone. The hardest part was going out at night to make rounds because wild animals were all over, over there. Everyone got alone as a team.
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Security Guard (Former Employee) –  GuamMarch 4, 2019
Was not a good place for me to work at the time. No benefits no hours to give. Management skills were poorly executed. No pay raise or classes to advance.
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Very productive
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Jupiter, FLMarch 2, 2019
Very good place to work at with good pay. Although there is not much opportunity to advance its a good opportunity to be working in the hospital setting
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4.0
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More skills when working with G4s
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Southern sun Mayfair hotelFebruary 26, 2019
Long working hours
Learn a lot of security skills
*Good management
*Smart dressed, customer care
*Working out when rains
*Clients & staffs cooperating
Pros
House allowance, medical cover
Cons
Long working hours with no transportation
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Not a place I would recommend to anybody
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  Colorado Springs, COFebruary 26, 2019
Very poor communication from management as well as supervisors if any mandatory overtime if your replacement doesn’t show up no guidance,Very little to no encouragement lots of gossip and backstabbing very unhealthy relationships highly stressful on you are psyche not recommend it
Pros
Good hours and good pay
Cons
Very stressful very on reliable no communication
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Typical Security Company
Security Guard Level II (Former Employee) –  San Antonio, TXFebruary 24, 2019
As long as you showed up to your post on time, did what was expected, it was a pretty "chill" day. Every post was different for me, so I didn't mind moving around. Each post pays differently; something I didn"t like. Other than that, it wasn't much to it for me.
Pros
No micro management
Cons
weak salary; weak benefits
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