Steward (Former Employee) – London – 29 December 2017
it was a fun experience seeing live events for free. Also ensuring that everybody got to and from an event in a safe way. Another aspect of this job that was refreshing was the amount of people who enjoyed the event with no hassle
Security Officer (SIA Licence (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 6 December 2017
staff that arent management are great and friendly, learning alot of face to face with public and clients, hardest part of the job would be to be sitting and doing nothing for hours at a time but also partly enjoyable if you work on your own as it has a relaxed vibe with no tension.
constant shifts and sometimes a great atmosphere
pay is too low and job advancment or site exchange not possible witout replacement
Security Operative (Former Employee) – London – 18 August 2017
I worked at the 2012 olympics in London, in my time working i experienced pay problems, lack of water, food. humane standards were not met. I had my accommodation changed 4 times in various parts in London and also experienced issues with work rota
Ambulance Driver (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 14 August 2017
Not a good company at all. Only care about profits, constantly put staff and patients at risk. Hours are long with low pay, half if the resources uses to do the job are inadequate. Poorly run from management down to front line staff
Customer Care Officer (CCO) (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 20 May 2017
A normal work day can be extremely busy or very quiet. I have learnt how to manage different types of people in different situations. The culture at work is very well communicated. The hardest part of the job is dealing with verbally and physically abusive customer's in a humane way. However, work stays enjoyable due to kind co workers.
Cashier (Former Employee) – London, England – 12 May 2017
A typical day is processing cash deposits of various clients, balancing the money before turning over to the vault. The hardest part of the job is the inconvenience of being exposed to the noise coming from the machines that count the money. The enjoyable part of the job is being able to meet the deadlines set by each customers.
Operations Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 15 April 2017
Management is under qualified. They are lack of white collar back ground. G4S is all about who you know. Driver can be a manager within 1year thanks to who you know. G4S where they are now and struggling because of these reasons. Qualified and experience people are leaving the business simply because they are disgusted about the culture.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 12 April 2017
G4s provide security for a huge nunber of establishments in and around london. As a result, there is always plenty of adhoc work available, which is great for a student supplementing income. But 12 hour days are long and thw work is brain numbingly borning at times
Security Officer (Former Employee) – City of London, UK – 9 April 2017
G4S is the same as most security companies because they recruit people into management positions based on being friends and family not qualifications or skillset. If your lucky to have a good management team the company is good to work for but if you don't it's not. This isn't unique to G4S it's standard practice in the security industry.