Security Guard, Concierge (Former Employee), Scarborough, ON – March 3, 2015
No flexibility for employees. My CSM was terrible at replying to emails. Couldn't work weekends after 3 month probationary period, was basically given an ultimatum to quit or continue working the swing shift.
Security Officer (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – January 13, 2015
Pros: plenty of shifts available
Cons: pays low + almost never ovetime (calculated swing shifts)
It's OK overall. The clients/customers are mostly good to work with/for. Customer Service skills are a must at G4S if you plan to succeed. Some situations can be challenging but if you're well rounded overall, it can be a really cool place to work!
Dynamic work environment that involved attention to detail
Security Guard/ Systems Monitor (Current Employee), Ottawa, ON – December 1, 2014
Pros: easy, comfortable
Cons: can be boring at times
Working for this company for the past five years, I've encountered and witnessed many things that I never thought I would have seen on the job. Working for this company has also given me the oppertunity to proive my work ethic in an unsupervised environment where I am left alone in an entire downtown building for six hours of the night.
The most enjoyable part of my job is that I am trusted with many responsibilities throughout my shift, and at the end of each night, it is gratifying to know that I have kept the building and its contents safe and secure at all times.
The Job is great but the pay and managment can use some work
Regional Trainer (Current Employee), Toronto, ON – October 16, 2014
Work days can be long the uppermanagment needs a lot of work and need to see whats going on when it come to the front line workers my co -workers are great The hardest part of the job is I am the only trainer in eastern Ontario and also responsible for the training in four other branches. i enjoy interacting with the students and clients
Security Guard (Former Employee), Belleville, ON – October 13, 2014
Worked for the company for six months, and most of the shifts were night (either 2100- 0600 or 2000- 0800) with the occasional day or span of day shifts. Mostly did access control. Definitely provided a terrific opportunity to gain valuable social skills and learn new skills related to security.
Compliance Officer (Former Employee), winnipeg, mb – September 22, 2014
The people I worked with, and the job itself were amazing. The management, and the human right violations being practiced, and the officers being sent out in -50 without propr winter jackets, the lsit goes on, the management there is horrible.
Security Guard (Former Employee), Calgary, AB – September 12, 2014
I was only working as a casual because I was on the waiting list to be sent to the oil fields by G4S, so I wasn't getting that many hours for that reason. I also had to leave once I was admitted to School. But I must say that Management were very friendly, caring, understanding and easy to deal with. G4S are very professional and provide their employees every information they need for the job type.