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G4S Reviews

Updated Oct 14, 2019

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G4S CEO Ashley Almanza
Ashley Almanza
483 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good pay, different types of shifts(in 48 reviews)

  • "Decent pay, Good coworkers a lot of experience as a dispatcher(in 40 reviews)

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  1. "My job"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G4S full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay, different types of shifts

    Cons

    No downsides other than it helps to have full availability if you want to make money

    G4S2019-09-02
  2. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Secure Care 

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    Good pay and good learning environmeny

    Cons

    Long hours and very demanding

    Advice to Management

    Treat staff well and support them

    G4S2019-09-07
  3. "security officer"

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    Former Employee - Security Officer in London, England

    I worked at G4S part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    flexible. could pick when i wanted to work

    Cons

    uncomfortable uniform and very long shifts

    G4S2019-09-07
  4. "Fair"

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    Current Employee - Sales Consultant in Slough, Berkshire, South East England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fair pay. Can be a work life balance if you become friends with the right people.

    Cons

    Management. Flexibility of hours.

    G4S2019-09-03
  5. "5 years"

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    Current Employee - Security Officer in Thetford, England

    I have been working at G4S full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    9-5 mon - fri Bank hols off.

    Cons

    Flat rate if work overtime or weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Keep in touch

    G4S2019-08-30
  6. "A company that would kill to save money"

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    Current Employee - Programmes Facilitator 

    I have been working at G4S full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - large company with some benefits - simple application system compared to other companies within this sector - good hours (in this role)

    Cons

    - pay is consistently lower across majority of roles within the company compared to other companies within the sector (for EXACT same job) - cut costs, at all costs - poor reputation - poor quality of facilities that genuinely prevents the job being done

    G4S2019-09-13
  7. "Decent company to work for"

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    Current Employee - CCTV Operator 

    I have been working at G4S full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They our ok like not to bad

    Cons

    Cant orgainese holidays and leave

    G4S2019-08-23
  8. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at G4S part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    G4S are a great employer

    Cons

    Can do more with respect to employer branding

    G4S2019-08-22
  9. "Great job, awful company"

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    Current Employee - Ambulance Care Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time

    Pros

    The patients and some good crew mates

    Cons

    Don’t care about staff or patients

    G4S2019-09-15
  10. "At your own risk"

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    Current Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at G4S full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Most people have a work from home arrangement on some days, friendly pockets of people scattered across the organisation.

    Cons

    Not very transparent, open to sharing information, senior management always talking behind CEO back in front of other employees in negative way, Makes morale very bad and strange and awkward, Vertical structure.

    G4S2019-08-12
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