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.
Prison Officer (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 19 October 2017
Expected to work through the hour break you have on a 12 hour shift management dont want to help you or listen to concerns often left to work alone as colleagues dont want to help and just sit around in office leaving new people to pick up all the slack then degrade them in staff meetings by blaming new starters for all the things going wrong. you work 60+ hours every week without a choice and no breaks A/L was given to me without even been giving a chance to pick. Over all its a shambles!!!
Ambulance Care Assistant (Current Employee) – Dartford, Kent – 17 October 2017
Management don’t seem to care about the ground staff, all they are worried about are the “KPIs”. They don’t even seem to care about the patients we transport. One of the easiest jobs out there but made really hard by management and controllers that don’t even know the area. They always ask more out of you, but never offer more to you.
Steward (Former Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne – 13 October 2017
enjoyed the job because the job involved a lot travel. because of this, i know many places in the UK. the payment was not bad, but because of lot of travel ,there should be a travel expenses. this is my opinion
My day was very long on work sometimes cz of some incident I need to work more then 12 hiurs, until problem not solved I have to enter there as a supervisor .I learn lot of things in my life to work in hospitality field,I know how to handle pressure in case of emergency. Our management not really bad all good and professional. Hardest part of JOb is to work night shift specially after 2am it's make sleepy but anyhow I have nice experience to work in night shift. My most enjoyable part of work when I was in airport to handle difficult passenger of drunk passengers.
Security Officer (Former Employee) – Burnley – 11 October 2017
Very busy, at times, turnstile operating was fast, noisy, supervisors usually close by, hardest part was facing traffic end of shift as was joining motorways with around 10 to 20 thousand drivers for their destination.
Man management skills are in short supply in this company. They have promoted from within and the people they have chosen are just not up to the job.Bullying and victimisation are common place and staff are left wondering where to turn.Only a matter of time till one of the Area managers gets taken to a tribunal . Rubbish company . Avoid if you can.
Security Officer/Door Supervisor (Former Employee) – Brighton and Hove churchill sq. – 6 October 2017
This company is run by a bunch of cowboys. Days off are far and few between leaving you with a non existent home life. There is pay issues every month ( i am still owed nearly £1000 which they are refusing to pay ) the management could easily be replaced by chimps ( who would do a much better job ). The management also bully and harass you on a daily basis and when you raise a greivance to the area manager he just ignores you and does nothing about it. My strong reccomendation would be to stay well clear.
Long hours, rarely get days off, always issues with pay, management bully and harrass on a daily basis.
Operations Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Leicester, Leicestershire – 17 September 2017
A day to day included managing over 80 drivers and and keeping all customer satisfied as well as carrying out daily projects and managing workload. I learnt managem,ent skills, health and safety, customer orders and processing, IT Skills and managing people. The most enjoyable part of my day is the sociable aspect of speaking to new and different people regarding different queries. The hardest part of my job is overcoming challenging issues with staff sickness and annual leave and lack of knowledge in areas.
Agent (Former Employee) – Manvers – 13 September 2017
During my time here I met some amazing people, the training team are absolutely phenomenal. Some management are friendlier then others but they are all very approachable. Unfortunately for myself, at times I found the job extremely mentally draining. However, because of the strong bond you gain with the people there it was easier to get through. You are treated as an individual and not just a number.
However, I do think agents do not get the salary they deserve for the difficulty of the job.
G4S training for my job role was a joke, nothing in the training was relevant to my job role. My colleagues were all very unprofessional in the work place, management were ghosts unless something went wrong.