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Ruined a good contract
Prison Custody Officer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow14 December 2017
From day 1 of contract G4S were going to fail. They underbid and their structure was impossible. From 12 Area Managers with a number of admin support functions to 5 Regional Managers and most admin supports functions made redundant so work passed to Regional Managers. Worst staff retention I have ever seen at all levels. Has had 8 different Directors within a 6 year period. If you do not nod your head and agree with what you are told you are pushed to leave but on a plus side their HR department are as big a joke as their management, proof being the amount of staff that have received pay outs before tribunal. Was a very good with good colleagues. Unfortunately has been ruined, most staff have now left or been pushed and the staff that are still there show no loyalty to each other due to fear of losing their jobs.
Pros
Mon-Fri
Cons
Fear of whos next
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Good job, poor management
Custody Officer (Current Employee) –  Glasgow22 November 2017
A typical day in the courts is a 7:40 start, however do not be fooled into thinking there is a finish time. The management (who a lot of the time don't have custodial experience) are so focussed on reducing hours and wages than actually managing people. If you're looking for a workplace with high morale then this isnt the company for you. if however you're looking for no set finish, overtime at a basic rate and to be treated as a number, then apply today!
Pros
Decent Job, good people, interesting job.
Cons
Bad management
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Avoid like the plague
Prison Custody Officer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow courts.8 October 2017
Man management skills are in short supply in this company. They have promoted from within and the people they have chosen are just not up to the job.Bullying and victimisation are common place and staff are left wondering where to turn.Only a matter of time till one of the Area managers gets taken to a tribunal . Rubbish company . Avoid if you can.
Pros
Too few to mention.
Cons
Wages and conditions.
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Poor
Prison Custody Officer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow20 August 2017
Not a good employer
Poor communication
Poor management
If your face doesnt fit then you have no chance
Dont expect any flexibility
I am an adult and treated like a child
Pros
There are none
Cons
Poor management
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Disgrace
Trainee pco (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow10 August 2017
Gave up a job of 5 years to go to this so called company. Told there would be 5 weeks ITC course which was fine. THEN they tell me that if i dont pass i will be out of a job. G4S never made this clear to anyone on my course, if they had they wouldnt have the amount of applicants. I would never of given up a full time job on the OFF CHANCE i might becime unemployed. They ate supposed to teach you to standard but all they did was treat you like an animal. The way the spoke to some people was disgusting. Had a few of us in tears. They put all the weakest people together as they want them to fail. Disgusting they think its okay to leave people unemployed. Get a grip G4S and start treating people like human beings not something u have stepped in.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything. Dont go there.....
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Great places to work
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow4 August 2017
Got to make new friends. Also the travelling to different work places got to see different cultures.
Also the different working environments change from day to day and week to week.
Pros
making new friends and working in different enviroments
Cons
cannot think of any
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Different events
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow6 July 2017
Working on the event side of g4s. You face a lot of new challenges. Working from football games to concerts and festivals. You meet some great people from all over the United kingdom and you all work together as a team.
Pros
You can enjoy the events
Cons
Long hours
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Not the best place to work
Cash Operative (Current Employee) –  Glasgow19 May 2017
Working at G4S can feel like being in prison at times. I certainly wouldn't recommend working here to anyone. The lack of moral, team bonding and relationship between staff and management is abysmal.
Pros
its a job
Cons
lack of opportunies, bad work environment. poor management.
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new things every time
Safety Steward (Current Employee) –  Glasgow14 May 2017
good helpful people , friendly environment, different evens therefore learns transferable skills. every day of every event,
culture very diverse
hardest part of job standing for long but you get breaks now and then so it is not all too bad
Cons
not enough hours
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boring
Seward (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow25 April 2017
job was boring as you were standing for long hours, information passed through ranks wasn't great and asking jobs which where guaranteed to fail with public rushing to leave venue
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Long hrs
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Good job terrible management
Prison Custody Officer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow10 April 2017
Understaffed, underpayed and undervalued by so called bosses. People are promoted above there abilities and do not know how to speak to people. Supposedly professional instructors graduating new employees that couldn't pass the course because they have no staff. Constantly asked to break the law regarding driving rules and only a matter of time before someone is seriously hurt. Most of the custodies are ok the biggest problem is the staff half of them aren't capable of doing the job and the rest only look after number one. This was actually a good job that I enjoyed until g4s took over....cowboys.
Pros
None
Cons
To many to mention.
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It's fun work place
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow16 February 2017
Love it it's a good job very fun and pick and chose the jobs a good zero hour good job don't have to be fast at all just a good job
Pros
No free lunches
Cons
Good hours
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Absolute joke of a company
Prisoner Custody Officer (Current Employee) –  Current employee Glasgow SC22 January 2017
The company don't bother about the safety of their employees , telling you lies when training that you are never left alone with a prisoner , that is lies , you take prisoners along long isolated corridors, up lifts and down isolated stairs on your own. The management are very disrespectful towards staff preferring to make fun of you rather than help you , they strut about thinking they are something else. Far too many managers are having affairs with employees causing a lot of favouritism , if your not in one of their little cleeks you get all the late starts and finishes. The company are a joke as is the wages for what you have to do .
Pros
None
Cons
List is endless
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Aro west of scotland
ARO (Current Employee) –  GLasgow, Stirling, Edinburgh everywhere2 December 2016
As someone who works as an ARO on the DWP contract, I find it hard to believe people who say this is a good company. I have never heard anyone praise it and everyone moans about the managers and working conditions and pay.... It is low pay standing for 8hours a day like a robot... Never ask for a holiday cos you have little chance of getting it or wait until the day before. You are sent all over the west of Scotland with no travel money and sometimes promised a days pay to get a couple of hours..... If I could get better I would leave... But I need the poor money..... If it was about 10pounds an hour job satisfaction may be better.. But when you have lazy officers who won't travel and others moving everywhere it's no fun.. AVOID
Pros
15th of month... Pay day
Cons
Staying around, travel, poor pay and holidays if you get them!
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Dictatorship
Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  Glasgow4 August 2016
The actual job itself was good, able to manage my day myself and manage my own workload. The management however where in my opinion disrespectful, ageist and obnoxious. The companies image also is more important to them the safety of their employees. I also had issues with them advertising bonus pay if targets where achieved and exceeded, however when this was accomplished they didn't pay correctly and where quick to dismiss the error onto others.
Pros
Self managed
Cons
Management
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Most unprofessional company ever
Prisoner Custody Officer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow31 July 2016
Worked for this company for 6years I loved the job itself but as soon as g4s took over it went to the pits... No regard for staff safety at absolutely shocking rate of pay for the everyday things you deal with... In a rush to get rid of long term professional staff and bring in zero hour contract staff. AN ABSOLUTE EMBARRASSMENT OF A COMPANY.
Pros
Non
Cons
Too long to list
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work
Prison Custody Officer (Current Employee) –  Glasgow28 July 2016
The place like everywhere has its good and bad days. Each day is different in the high court no day is ever the same as we encounter so many different people in our job. In all its an okay place to work.
Pros
the staff are brilliant
Cons
No set finish
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Fun and great experience
Security Steward (Current Employee) –  Glasgow27 May 2016
Working for G4S allows me to practice in my communication skills while engaging with the public, it also allows me to travel all around Britain while working with great people and experiencing different parts of the country.
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Fun Workers
Prison Custody Officer (Former Employee) –  Glasgow15 February 2016
Wrong choice of company. Wrong time to work for company as so many workers were being paid off which caused tension between staff.
Pros
Fun Employees
Cons
Not getting full pay on pay day
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Productive and Good Workplace
Customer Care Steward (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, SCT9 January 2016
Management differs in each department but so far it's been relatively good. The option to work different events such as football games, gigs, and festivals is good, although sometimes its just too busy.
The staff are very friendly, and are willing to help and accomodate any questions or requests you may have. There's been a few opportunities to progress from one department to another, although some departments are apparently not so good to work at.
Reception and administration side was great though.
Pros
Supervisor's and other staff are very friendly and helpful.
Cons
No guarenteed break.
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