Zero hours keep taking on but not enough work cant run a single shift properly
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Manchester – 7 July 2018
Worked for these they do not give you shifts and when they do they take them off you without any warning yet they still take people on promising work when they cannot deliver
Every shift i worked on they had zero preparation never telling anyone anything of where to go to start the shift and there breaks are a joke if you think your getting one your not because they find it too much effort to see if you need one
These guys are the most unprofessional company I've ever worked for with no communication whatsoever even the pay ranges randomly from 7.80 to 9.50 with no explanation with every shift giving you a different pay each time
Great work colleagues, Everything else much to be desired
Event Steward (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 11 May 2018
One of the if not the only positive thing about working for G4S was to meet and chat with colleagues from different backgrounds, cultures and ethnicities. One of the things that stayed with me in my time at G4S was being on the receiving end of a racist comment from a 'colleague' while working a shift at Burnley FC. Offender was wearing a orange hi-vis and was a fire steward if i recall correctly. Female.
G4S Security Officer (Current Employee) – Manchester – 16 January 2018
Overall G4S is a nice vibrant team to work with, you get to travel the country and attend different events, you can meet new people from all sorts of backgrounds that all work as part of the same team.
Full Time Security (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 23 July 2017
Undervalued and over worked. Fetch me carry me and your just a contractor do as your told attitude from employer and contract. No advancement in career and if your actually good and attentive in your job be prepared to never move, but if poor you tend to get better sites with more money.
Housekeeper/Cleaner (Former Employee) – Manchester – 13 June 2017
A typical day at work was busy but managable, supervisors where alway around to tend to any problens if they occured Work place was friendly The hardest part of thejob was being on your feet for a long period of time The most enjoyable part would be seeing the outcome of my work
Safety Steward (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 1 May 2017
You would start of by being put in a position , for the said assignment of the day , whether be it an foot ball event or working in a TV studio. Your objective is safety of Others , and to provide a exception experience for members. The managers for the Manchester base of work are great and easy to get along with, compliant to needs and great mentors. Any one looking to gain customer service skills should apply.
Good team ethics and camaraderie, supportive, informative.,
Event staff (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 22 April 2017
Meet greet, smile, assist, be alert, listen to instructions. Team work and supporting each other pays off. Friendly and approachable. Professional attitude. Standing out in inclement weathers for 10 hours. Assisting, ensuring safety and smooth running at an event.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Manchester – 26 January 2017
Working as a zero hours contract increases flexibility in balancing work/personal/academic life, however supervisors had personal preferences for allocating jobs to staff they knew and liked over other members of staff reducing available opportunities to select shifts around academic timetable.
Additionally supervisors at a famous football training academy would call within an hour prior of shift commencemetn to be undertaken and if unavailable to take the shift at the "last minute" supervisors held this against staff for future shift selection and allocation. Overall poor management and supervisor skills resulting in less professional and more personal management styles.
Flexibility in job and shift selection for zero hour contracts
Management / Staff relations creating unequal opportunties in shift selection
revenue protection officer (Former Employee) – Manchester – 7 January 2017
loved working here looked after you really well any problems you ring and someone was there either same day or day after wish I didn't have to leave I only left cos I needed more hours and none were available at the time loved this company they really did stand by you in everything you did always there for me and I would never have left only for short hours