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busy but friendly atmosphere
I work in the Cash and valuables in transit section at G4s . I am currently responsible for the delivery and collection of cash and valuables whilst working to a high level of security. Due to a varied workload there are many deadlines which I must work to such as time windows and customer requirements. Therefore successful prioritization of my workload is essential.
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Good company to work for
Best company there in employment security.Management and HR well organised and do their best to look after their employees.You just show availability.
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Open minded
Working as an employee, as of date, is still a learning curve for me. A massive company with various contract depend on your employment. This review is based only on my own experience, nearly seven years of joining the business. Still a learning curve. 50/50
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Not sure
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Broken toe & tore finger tendant
Ended up breaking my big toe and a tenant in my finger and G4S basically let my job go without me knowing about it. Ended up going into work one morning to find out I was no longer needed. Then I had difficulties getting back my ID.
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Productive
An easy Intro to working with & helping the public. Gets you using your voice to levels you didn't know you had lol.
makes you aware more of other peoples needs & how to assist them with their needs.
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Average company Poor Management
Average Company Poor Management
Consent Work.

Lots of travelling long days and nights.

Will have very little Job satisfaction.

Cumcation not the best work life not enjoyable.
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Consent Work.
Cons
Poor Management.
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Very ignorant employees unable to understand policies and procedures especially supervisors
A company that doesn’t care about employees and always involved in tribunal cases! The legal team is formed by stubborn and ignorant people misleading the executive directors
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Bad company
If you’re face don’t fit they get rid they made up a bunch of lies to get me out done a really bad investigation and then sacked me after me getting letters of commendation from the company taking to court and won a case against them be very careful with them
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Working with G4S
Busy day's, most day's were and work would continue into the night via your phone.
The hardest part of the job is being on call 24 / 7, or it seemed that way, the best part was on event days when you were "on the ground" working closely with your staff.
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Overall disappointed
I've never had a problem with pay or admin. Training is good. Mandatory and other optional training is provided well.
I do have a problem with a lack of overall management. There is a general air of slackness and nothing is enforced.

Policies are in place for grievances but in practice are simply ignored.
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Varying work and a very good contract
Would like to go back in some capacity, I enjoyed working with some colleagues although through work was injured and had to leave, through I’ll health
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Managers just not qualified
The managers constantly lie and never visit you to check on the progress of work.They take their time to respond to e-mail.They have no Security experience whatsoever.
Pros
Wages paid on time
Cons
Not enough work for relief guards
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Wish I still worked for them
Been Tupe to ocs wish I was as still with G4s keeping my eye open for a position with them loved every minute of it gutted we changed company need another job with them
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Loved it
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None
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The company is good to working for
The company it’s ok 👍 is good to working for them I been working with them for more than six years and enjoyed most of time. I was on different events and conferences starting with Olympic Games in 2012 and last 2 years and few months I was on Jobcentre contract with them different locations and meet lots of different people
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Good
Some of best line management I've worked for. Enjoyed the job and collegues only left for a better job more money . But job was varied never two days were the same. Worked with some lovely people
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Absolutley rubbish
Managers are rubbish hr are rubbish they allow clients to treat you like garbage terrible firm to work for they dont bring u new uniform when u need it they take duties from u and give them someone else its terrible
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good but not great
depending on contract determines work and culture not much room for progression and management doesn't last long so forever swapping and changing so never have anyone to go to
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Disqusting Attitue Towards Security officers /Employees by Security Managers
Unbelieavle behaviours and attitude towards emploees by their Security Managers. Since when it's lawful to threat an employee with a loss of their jobs, if they don't do as they told to? Since when it's lawful to prevent an employee from getting rightfully accepted position within the company? Since when it's lawful to promote inequality by giving some offers pay rise and not for some others?
Have you ever applied for a job, then called for interview, you are then advised you were successful and followed by contract and start date confirmed? Sounds great right, but two days before your start date you are told they can no longer take on you board due to unexpected circumstanses? This manager has his brother working there and helping only his own country man to get shifts and contracts to work at good rate sites; i believe he is taking bribes from them!

This manager needs to be taken to deciplinary and apologies to members of staff he has wronged! It's not only me but there are dozens I have meet stating the same thing! Shame on you!

HR is totally useless. When you have a manager like this managing high profile assignments with such a attitute towards the members of staff you think clients of yours will renew the contract? You have lost a few massive contracts because of this guy and he has been reported multiple times for the same behaviour and attitute towards the staff yet you decided to defend this person. Shame on you as yet he is still remaining to work as a manager still unable to ackowledge and let hi get away with his unacceptable behaviour.


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Pros
Uniform, Some Shifts
Cons
Everything: Bullying in workpace, inequality, prevention of promotion, favouriysm, defensive pr.ck managers!
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It’s a job!
Generally ok but can be quite pressurised at times. Uniform provided, holiday pretty good. Long hours so not great for family life sometimes. Part time works well and the job is enjoyable.
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Don't work for them !!!
If you want to work then just remember you will cover every other person. The s**t get it easy and the workers get it s**t. Only 24hrs in a day and they want you to work 25 of them
Never anyones fault just yours.

The company will use their powers to make you say YES. And forget about have a family life.
Pros
The real workers on the road !!
Cons
Work load, times, pay, lack of working staff
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Work experience G4S
In general the prison service is a good environment to work within, general staff are good and work well together, however, sad thing is senior management team show no willingness to interact with officers, but have a bigger long-standing Relationship with prisoners.
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