G4S Employee Reviews in London

Found 221 reviews matching the search See all 12,444 reviews
Sort by: Helpfulness | Rating | Date
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Avoid
Ambulance Driver Patient Transport (Former Employee) –  Ashford & London10 December 2019
The job of Ambulance Care Assistant is good and worth while there are good people who do an outstanding job and work very hard this however is exploited by G4S.
ACA's are grossly underpaid and ill equipped the reason why it works is because they the ACA's make it work.

The management is poor due to G4S not giving them the tools to the job ending up with a high turnover of employees due to high resignation rate.
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Productive .
Security Receptionist (Former Employee) –  City of London9 December 2019
I was a well trained and carried many rolls computer, telephone, Check calls of premises. Fault finding, first aid, fire warden. Customer help..
Help contructors. checking and visitors
Was this review helpful?YesNoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Unorderly, unfair, wicked, conniving managers that care for themselves
Driver (Former Employee) –  London20 November 2019
a typical day here would be, always late in the mornings, what i learnt is how to work a security job involving money with managers and union that don't care about you as well as trying to get rid of you for being sick...

management is a joke, all they care for are bonus', the equipment does not work properly, they do not wash the vans, no team work, no order, no proper managing, just lots of managers blaming each other.

The hardest part of this job is having to put up with more work on top of what you already have, as well as finishing a minimum of 10hrs day 5 days a week,managers pressuring you to go out and finish your jobs, although the contract your given states 40hrs at 8hrs a day...

most enjoyable part was the actual job, of carrying the money and meeting and greeting new people all the time.
Was this review helpful?Yes 1NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Worst and most unorganised comapny
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London29 October 2019
Stay away from G4s The management sucks This is the WORST company I've worked for hands down they threaten you when you cant make a shift or sick with getting fired or getting HR involved they dont care about there employees
Pros
None
Cons
The company as a whole
Was this review helpful?Yes 12No 1Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Find a different company
Guard (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London5 October 2019
The guards are actually alright. Management on the other hand have no idea what they are doing, and never answer your calls. I would avoid this company at all costs.
Was this review helpful?Yes 8NoReport
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Cheaters
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London19 September 2019
untreatable and not trustable company no future look like world biggest company but trust me world worst company they say right and doing let rates are very low i will suggest do not try
Was this review helpful?Yes 13No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
lovely place
Cashier (Former Employee) –  London30 July 2019
Where I worked was great. The management was great, the people I worked with were lovely. The place was overall really friendly. the pay was good and the worker's voice was heard.
Pros
lovely people, great place to work
Was this review helpful?Yes 2NoReport
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company
Security Officer/ Deputy Supervisor Cover (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London17 July 2019
The contract was good, the client was good, the management was okay, the site was perfect. The pay was rightfully the London living wage. The colleagues were friendly.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 2Report
4.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Well-organised
Site Manager (Current Employee) –  City of London, Greater London1 July 2019
G4S is a large company with vast expertise in the various fields it operates within. This has obvious benefits, but often the individuals on the ground are not as well cared for at a higher level than perhaps could be expected from such a company.
Pros
Long hours and pay dictated mainly by third party clients
Cons
Good job security and a wide range of specialisations
Was this review helpful?YesNo 5Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
no support
REGIONAL FACILITIES MANAGER (Current Employee) –  London25 June 2019
there are no support networks
no centre of excellence to reach out too if need help
staffed by consultants and short term contracts in upper management.
Was this review helpful?Yes 4NoReport
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Good company
Security Officer/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London2 June 2019
Great company to work for but for the communication from some Managers needs work on . Can work at some great events around the country ie cricket , golf etc
Pros
Great team work, training
Cons
Communication from managers
Was this review helpful?YesNo 1Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Avoid it.
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  London6 April 2019
This company discriminate and bully their employees. Poor management, poor treatment, long hours standing with no proper breaks, Lot of bully from supervisors and colleagues.
Pros
You have a job so you have an income.
Cons
No respect, discrimination, long hours standing with no proper breaks
Was this review helpful?Yes 38No 1Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Security supervisor
Security Supervisor (Former Employee) –  London16 March 2019
Good company to work for . Great staff. And managers
Been there since takeover of first security and all has been fine . Should have more manager intervention though
Pros
Nice place
Cons
Long hours
Was this review helpful?Yes 1No 6Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Out door work
Meter Reader (Former Employee) –  London17 January 2019
Each day you will be reading gas and electric meters at residential and comercial properties and doing appointments. You get to meet new people everyday.
Was this review helpful?YesNo 2Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Very flexible work hours ideal for students
Events Safety Steward (Former Employee) –  London8 January 2019
Flexible work hours, however, shifts where long and cold. Management was not good at explaining where to go and what to do if you are not familiar with attending football/rugby matches or gigs.
Pros
flexible work hours
Cons
most shifts where at weekends
Was this review helpful?Yes 12No 2Report
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Nice place to work
Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London3 January 2019
Very busy but relaxed place have a laugh.

Systems quite old learned a a lot working here would recommend, they are flexible with family commitments and with appointments
Pros
always nice food
Cons
expected too much some times
Was this review helpful?Yes 2No 3Report
5.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Great temporary job
Security Guard (Former Employee) –  London19 November 2018
I was working during the olympics which was a very fun and interesting Experience also once in a life time within your own country you get to work for the olympics 2012
Pros
£20 off Waitrose or Caribbean scene for lunch. Zones 1-6 free public transport
Was this review helpful?Yes 7No 4Report
1.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Largest employer in the world but also the worst
Ambukance care assistant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London5 November 2018
After working at G4S you can be confident that you will never experience a worse employer. Incompetent, authoritarian, duplicitous management ruin you
Pros
Nothing apart from having an occasional laugh with your colleagues
Cons
Dickensian working conditions, no sick pay, no future, poor pay, awful management
Was this review helpful?Yes 17NoReport
3.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
It's fast working environment
CASH IN TRANSIT DRIVER (Current Employee) –  London25 October 2018
Fun and friendly staff, days can be long with lots of jobs to complete but you come across lots of nice people as you do your deliveries.

You can be sent to anywhere in London to do your deliveries, hardest part is not knowing the trip and the heavy lifting, best part is you are getting out and about getting to know London a lot better, the crews all look out for each other and only a phone call away if you need help with your trip.
Was this review helpful?Yes 6No 2Report
2.0
Job Work/Life Balance
Salary/Benefits
Job Security/Advancement
Management
Job Culture
Not ideal long term
Steward (Former Employee) –  London14 October 2018
Good if you have other commitments and need to earn money in the evenings or weekends, but the rate of pay is poor and they would short pay you for the hours actually worked. Would work a typical evening shift but they would try and pay you for less than that, or if your shift lasted longer than the standard hours they would still try to short pay you. The enjoyable part of the job was making friends with other staff members and the different type of events that would take place.
Was this review helpful?Yes 16No 1Report
Claimed Profile

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at G4S. Our community is ready to answer.

Ask a Question

Overall rating

3.4
Based on 12,444 reviews
53.2K
43.2K
33K
21.3K
11.7K

Ratings by category

3.2Work/Life Balance
3.1Salary/Benefits
3.0Job Security/Advancement
3.0Management
3.2Culture