Meet and Greet (Current Employee) – Southampton – 21 June 2018
Sometimes long hours, the flexibility of this Zero hours contract is it's greatest advantage, plus the chance to work only later shifts.uniform supplied. A typical day could involve an early start, helping Guests to find their luggage, manning esculaters,manning level crossings and directing guests to their transport.. Afternoon duties include, Booking Guests on to their cruises using computers to record passport details etc. Handling queues, directing guests to the appropriate areas. Often you are working several hours on the computer without a break. The most enjoyable thing is working as a team, the comaraderie is second to none.
Passport and visa team (Former Employee) – Heathrow T4 andT5 – 11 April 2018
I really enjoyed working for G4s as passport and visa team. I checked all documents on BA flights for possible fraudulent documents. It was satisfying job where I stopped lots of passengers traveling on forged documents and also not carrying right visa.
Security Officer/Door Supervisor (Former Employee) – Coventry, West Midlands – 11 April 2018
Was lied to on my job offer even though I have a licence have not got a vehicle and decided to treat me as a area relief officer and sent me to ridiculous far out of reach shifts in job centres. The Manager was rude and totally disrespectful, would'nt reply to my phone calls and left me high and dry not knowing where i was to work the next day. Needless to say RESIGNED. Total waste of space treat you like something they want to kick off the end of their shoes. Do yourself a favour and steer well clear and RUN!!!!!!!!
Area Relief Officer (Current Employee) – Bognor Regis, West Sussex – 6 April 2018
Management don't care as long as sites covered no chance for advance in career you are sent miles from home and a lot of very bad guards and lack of backup from most of the guards on lots of sites some were very good but most are terrible especially in bognor regis and havent job centres
Custody Officer (Former Employee) – Wales – 25 March 2018
Don't be over 35 working for these lot ageism is alive and well, but hidden well with in the structure of the firm. They want all the old ones out as the younger people are cheaper to employ. They shout themselves in the foot missing out on life experience older workers can bring. You can see this in the high staff turn over they have.
one of very few security companies that give you contracted hours.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Belfast – 21 March 2018
G4S was a good employer. I told them at my interview I was looking permeant security work and didn't want to be moved around to different locations. They got me a permeant site with another g4s guy who was brilliant to work with no issues there. all in all good company pay always right and on time, management could use a bit of an upgrade or reboot of new blood.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Tewkesbury – 21 March 2018
Please don’t think you will work for this company and be anything more than just a number... You will just be another nobody that they will give minimum benefits to, ensuring your contract actually benefits them more than you. And if you have a family then don’t expect G4S to be understanding or caring towards your needs - they will crush you at every opportunity. And management - well what can I say... they will treat you appallingly, use you at every opportunity, and you will not be rewarded in any way shape or form. And I’m not a disgruntled ex-employee - I spent 8yrs working for this company, and as soon as I became a mother they treated me like a nobody... Good luck if you do decide to work for this company - you will need it!
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Ratcliffe on Soar, Nottinghamshire – 18 March 2018
Excellent company to be a part of . Managers recognise potential within staff an reward hard work , good rota patterns with a healthy salary . I personally worked with the G4S Gurkha company which has been an interesting journey .
Security gaurd (Former Employee) – Bwsc, sandwhich in kent – 11 March 2018
Firstly regret working for G4s in the first place. The site I worked on was ridiculous and there was to many promises made to the client with out my manager being able to back them up. Which meant because he would never answer the phone, the static guards took the brunt off it. My managers were awful and ignored any calls and never backed you up. I had two work place injuries and they were also ignored. So if any one is ever offered a job please say thank you but no. Worst company I have worked for and worst management I have ever dealt with. All lie and and refuse to communicate with there staff.
Bad management, no communication, management promising things they can't do and then it's taken out on us by the client.
Cash in Transit Driver (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 7 March 2018
The vans are hopeless, if you go a week without breaking down its an achievement, equipment is hopeless. Poor management. The only good thing is the other drivers, most days are between 10-12hrs but it's a dying trade with all the bank closures. Greedy Shareholders won't release money for new vans/equipment only going to get worse.
Paid lunch breaks
Dying trade, getting your head kicked in for £11.50 an hour
Security Officer/Supervisor (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 6 March 2018
working as a security officer at the hospital was quite rewarding at times because you get to meet all kinds of people patients visitors public sector ie police fire brigade top surgeons n h s management and estates but as a contractor our management was never to be seen when you needed them and had to make decisions but most of the time wasn't the right ones and was punished for your actions
Cashier (Former Employee) – Basingstoke – 2 March 2018
I always try to keep a positive attitude to show how much I enjoy my job. Every day I come to work with a smile on my face. I am constantly congratulating others on their successes. When others need encouragement, I try and motivate them to keep improving. I try to keep an even demeanour through both good times and bad. My constant energy helps others keep their “enthusiasm” – both positive and negative. One of my strengths is that I keep my managers and co-workers informed of my work progress. When working with customers, I clearly communicate with them in order to provide the best customer service possible.