Do not apply for a job with G4s they are full of crooks and lying scum
Security guard (Former Employee) – Scotland – 19 September 2018
Most of there guards are over weight and unfit so don't expect any back up if things kick off most times a would try to eject a person the other G4s guards would hide and say they never heard any thing plus most of the managers are all pals act so if your looking for promotion prospects there none all a can say is DO NOT APPLY FOR G4S JOBS IF YOU LIKE YOUR HEALTH
When its time to go home thats if they let you
None what so ever, please take my advice, dont work for them, you will regret it, and if your reading some good reviews there fake and posted by there HR
Security guard (Current Employee) – Crawley – 24 February 2018
company is very strict but you have a lot of opportunitys within the company for different positions. what I enjoy is dealing with incidents and writing reports. Hardest part can be going to court as a witness to a incident
Security guard/customer support officer (Current Employee) – Belfast – 26 January 2018
"your just a bum on a seat", make you pay for your own license, ly in month, when contracts come up for review its generally cuts in staff or your hours as they cant legally pay you any less. like all companies profit goes to the top. Multinational company that hasn't the decency to pay you a proper living wage even with huge profits. stick with banks and supermarkets even they now pay a proper living wage hourly rate of £9 at least
It's a good company to work for if you want a zero hours contract , you can pick and choose what hours suit you. There is quite a large turnover of staff. There are lots of opportunities to work full or part-time. Work the hours that suit you .
Security Guard (Former Employee) – West Midlands – 4 September 2017
Worked for this shower for 6 years and had to leave as the management in the west mids area wanted to get all their mates in cushtey jobs after they managed to lose loads of contracts and the normal blokes had to be messed about etc. You will see a lot more on the news as the management cannot think for themselves if its not on their how to be a manager book they ain't got a clue
Been with the company for about 4 months now, was promised set shifts at a certain site.
I have worked at "my site" for one shift, apart from that I have worked at many, many different sites all over the Midlands.
I am being over worked like crazy... 3, 4 or even 5 weeks of night shifts with no days off at minimum wage... If I raise a complaint with the hours, I am always fobbed off with some excuse and told "it's not always like this" etc etc.
As soon as I find another job I'm out of here as I want to spend time with my family. I haven't slept in the same bed as my partner for over 2 weeks now, it's a real shame that management don't care about guards wellbeing. Many people have left due to being over worked.
Tons of hours, easy work
Expected to work unlimited amount of hours, minimum wage, management have an answer to everything.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Crawley, West Sussex – 7 February 2017
I work as a security guard patrolling 6 times a night and also watch cctv Also I deal with lost and found properties within the car park and helping with enquries. Hardest part of the job is dealing with travellers ordering foods in restaurants and not paying.
discounts in restaurants and free cineworld tickes
The Company has employed me for 19years. Good company to work for.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Aviation – 3 January 2017
The Company I started with was Group 4 very good sending employees for training. Keeping personel records and certificates up to date.I have worked with the firm for 19years. Code of conduct towards employees good.
Security guard (Current Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 26 November 2016
I have enjoyed working for this company and I am sorry that my work now is nearly ended. My colleagues were helpful. Some of my working days were long, sometimes I could work up to 16 hours a day. I have gained lots of experience from working with this company.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Gloucester – 8 August 2016
My day would consist of communicating with a team of 7 guards in a job centre plus office. Directing customers, overseeing customer interviews, and being that physical presence. In event of verbal or any attempt of abuse to dwp staff, verbal persuasion or reasonable force would be used to remove the abusive customer from the building.