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fun experience
Steward (Former Employee) –  London29 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
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Good company to start out with they gave me big opportunities working in a vast range of environments from events to Government contracts.
DS security (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London28 December 2017
I experienced a good working relationship with management & never found it hard to voice concerns & I enjoyed the team I worked with London & outter London.
Pros
Free lunch was some times provided depending on location, if working out of London free lunch breakfast & dinners also travel
Cons
Long hour but goes with the nature of the job
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work place staff
Security Officer (SIA Licence (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London6 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.
Pros
constant shifts and sometimes a great atmosphere
Cons
pay is too low and job advancment or site exchange not possible witout replacement
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Demanding Utilitiy meter reader
G4S utilities (Former Employee) –  London9 November 2017
When you have not been with a company or business long enough to comment good or bad I find it is best not to do or say anything that could be deemed as predjust.
Pros
Company vehicle
Cons
Competion high targets
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good
Transport Manager (Current Employee) –  London8 October 2017
Lovely people very friendly and funny, make the day go by very quick, flexible work for safety stewards, well paid and enjoyable. Good for part time work on the side.
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Large events are not managed properly
Security Operative (Former Employee) –  London18 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
Pros
good pay
Cons
long hours
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Empresa sólida e idônea.
Analista de Recursos Humanos (Former Employee) –  Londres15 August 2017
Empresa está em crescimento no Brasil, está fazendo uma reestruturação para se adequar ao quadro econômico do país.
Pros
Multinacional de renome.
Cons
Falta treinamento para gestão.
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Ambulance Driver (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London14 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
Pros
Company vehicle
Cons
Long hour, long distances, low pay
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Best time at AELTC
Security Officer/Team Leader (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London/Wimbledon5 August 2017
loved my time during working at AELTC Wimbledon.worked as Security Team Leader of VIP Transport Services for Players and all Players.Dealing with all the Players directly.
Pros
free learning
Cons
flexible hours
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god compannny
security Officer (Former Employee) –  London24 June 2017
A big company with a lot of people not trained enough. God management .the hardest part of the job was i didn't have a fixed site to work. but i enjoyed to work whit them.
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Very Good Company
(Operations Manager) (DWP Contract) (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London15 June 2017
There very good to work for I can't complain, I would recommend to others seeking work in the security industry, they offer a contract unlike most security companies that only offer zero hour.
Pros
Management Trainee Program
Cons
Not Much
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productive
events steward (Former Employee) –  london27 May 2017
requires work ethic and determination to get the work done. i learnt how to manage different personalities. work was intense and everyday was different
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Fun place
Security Supervisor (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London25 May 2017
Great to be around new people every day it is really exciting to meet people. Directioning them was a huge factor within the firmand looking out for the really enjoyable time spent there.
Pros
Free lunch
Cons
N/a
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Olympics was great
Security Team Leader (Former Employee) –  London24 May 2017
Worked during the 2012 games and had a great time, working with great staff and the pay was brilliant, long shifts but working when with the right people it went by fast.
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fun/busy workplace
Customer Care Officer (CCO) (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London20 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.
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Productive workplace
Cashier (Former Employee) –  London, England12 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.
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Under qualified Management
Operations Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London15 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.
Pros
Competitive Pay
Cons
Unsocial hours, Management, Job security
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Long hours,
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London12 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
Pros
Adhoc work
Cons
Long hours
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Security London
Security Officer (Former Employee) –  City of London, UK9 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.
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Easily recognised if a capable and hard working indivdual
Account Director (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London1 April 2017
I have had 7 great years working for G4S. I have found them to be a great company that recognise their staff for work well done.

They are very health and safety aware and promotion is obtainable to the right personnel
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