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Reserved
Event Steward (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow10 July 2018
Didn't really have the best of time here to be honest. I never felt fulfilled plus it wasn't the best place for foreigners because the work environment made you feel unwelcome
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Productive Workplace
Safety Steward (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow11 May 2018
Friendly and helpful managers/supervisors. Always kept busy and are given regular and suitable shifts.
Most enjoyable part is the various locations I find myself at and the new experiences I have endured
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fun workplace
SIA event steward (Current Employee) –  Glasgow12 March 2018
learn a great respect on customer care
after 5 years with the company
each shift is different - met some fantastic people
if you dont like standing for long hours then this job is not for you
Cons
long hours - not many breaks
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A very busy arena which encourages team work and cross fertilisation of ideas.
SIA Licensed Security/Safety Steward (Current Employee) –  Glasgow22 February 2018
A typical day at work is defined by safety and security briefs, and the assigning of staff members to various tasks, which must be executed in a professional manner. I have learned that I must be vigilant and pay attention to detail as a security officer/steward. The management is desirous of sharpening the skills of the staff members by ensuring they attend relevant courses on safety and security with reputable organisations overseeing the courses. The work culture is excellent as it is collaborative. The hardest part of the job is being assigned to oversee areas that could expose one to the inclement weather, however everyone is encouraged to kit up well to cushion the adverse effect of the weather. The most enjoyable part of the job is ensuring that the job is executed in a professional manner while dealing with clients or spectators trying to access the Hall or event centre. Assisting clients or spectators in a very polite and courteous manner, without compromising fundamental principles is very interesting.
Pros
Provision of buses to staff members who are scheduled to work in distant places outside Glasgow.
Cons
At times you encounter spectators/clients/customers, who are rude and discourteous
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terrible company to work for
Prisoner Custody Officer (Current Employee) –  Glasgow20 February 2018
Very high staff turnover due to lack of mmanagement skills, not a manager between any of them. No work life balance, forced overtime and bullying. No care and No justice towards staff. Wages are always wrong, that's if you get paid them. Drivers forced to break the EU driving rules on a daily basis. Runs off the 'pals act', if your face fits.
Cons
forced overtime, bullying, wrong wages, no work life balance
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Stay away...If you value your sanity
Cardboard cut out (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow30 January 2018
Job demoralizing, management is atrocious. No opportunities of advancement with your career.

Your just a number at the end of the day.

If you have no diginity or integrity then this jobs for you.
Pros
None
Cons
The whole structure
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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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Long hard hours : but so many enjoyable experiences
Events Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow21 November 2017
Had so many enjoyable years and events with g4s that have given me a wealth of experience, and I now feel that I need a new challenge. So willing to exert my energies in a new direction
Pros
Shift or day wirk
Cons
Travel
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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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