great company to work for.Everyone gets along and always trying to help your workmates
Security Controller (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 5 March 2017
My day at work is always excellent cos we all work as a team. G4s is great company to wok for....everyone gets along and management always make sure you are fine..loads of traning provided for free to make sure you carry out your duties well
Security Officer (Site Supervisor) (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 November 2012
A typical work day is that you are either dealing with a fire alarm, leak problem, ambulance emergency, or a trespass. I learnt how to be proactive and to react fast in all sort of emergencies situations. The management is nice, they listen to your concerns and keep that in their record. I found that easy to deal with co-workers. The secret is to find out what type of person they are and to be friend with them accordingly. The hardest part of the job is that you are called in the middle of the night sometimes to cover a shift for a late or absent guard. The most enjoyable part of the job is that you have lots of free time. You can use this time to actually improve your skills and to be an excellent employee.
Client Service/Mobile Security Supervisor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 4 June 2013
While starting my shift, every night is a different night. I do not know what tasks I have to do until I am briefed by the previous supervisor. Sometimes the shifts are slow and sometimes they are packed. Throughout my shift, I am constantly driving around the city which sometimes exhausts body and mind. My co-workers are very dependable and outgoing. The hardest part of my job is getting adjusted to the hours and not being able to spend time with my family. Some of the most enjoyable parts of my job is being able to meet new people and being able to converse while taking in their points of views. Management is fairly good but at times can be unorganized.
Flexible time to take lunch whenever I please, being able to drive to various parts of the city that I have not been to before.
Long Hours (sometimes exceeding 12), working every weekend, low pay for the large amount of work being done
Administrative Clerk (Former Employee) – Fort Saskatchewan, AB – 29 March 2016
There was always something to do and if I was done my work then I would usually ask for more. The day would start off at 6 a.m for 12 hour days and night shift was the same. A typical day was busy needing to organize and process over 100 temporary employees for their orientation. After that it was programming the person employee access cards and vehicle passes for the chip gates and doors. I was always in a two person team for the entire shift but also was alone near the end of the contract. I got along well with everyone. I very much enjoyed that job.
fun places and inrtactions with clients and customers
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 1 October 2015
A typical day starts with signing on and be ,alert on the job, and getting briefed by the fellow guards and be on the monitors or patrols as the nature of the site.The hardest n part would be around 2'0 clock if its a night shift and than is the time to have a little polite chat.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Peterborough, ON – 7 July 2015
Totally different than my business career. A refreshing change after 7 years of retirement. G4S is a very good company and has treated me fairly. Upward mobility in the Peterborough area is my goal...personnel management and development of Security contracts is my next goal.
Four days on four days off.
The upward mobility seems to be their biggest challenge for the Peterborough area.
Co workers are fun to work with and easy going. They are understanding and fully cooperate without hesitation.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 22 July 2013
At the beginning of each shift, the security guard checks the shift notes from the previous guard on duty. This alerts the guard to anything to look out for during duty time. I have learned how to deal with a different cultures as well as providing a good customer service and maintain a good relation with the management and clients. The hardest part of this security job that when you multi task and work under pressure and maintain a good and positive attitude.
High Risk Security Officer (Current Employee) – Oshawa, ON – 25 January 2016
i learned a lot working at G4S Management could have been a lot better had great co-workers hardest part of my job was dealing with all the suicide attempts the most enjoyable part is the interaction with the people
Assistant Manager, A17 PACAF Transportation (Former Employee) – diego garcia british indian teritory – 29 November 2014
my review working for 12 yrs in the company is not so good. im may typical day at work its fine,most of the time we have a rush jobs. about the management theres a lot jobs but we have shortage in manpower, my co workers are very good team mates. the hardest part of may job is that we awork so hard for every job they gave to us but we this the salary is not enough. my twelve years working in my previous company i enjoy my job bacause i learn alot and i gain more friends
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Fort McMurray, AB – 15 May 2014
The first thing they tell you in training is that if you ever feel unsafe in your workplace then tell your supervisor and refuse the work. I did just that and got let go, replaced by a new Canadian that wouldn't speak up and doesn't know the labour laws protecting him. This company is untrustworthy and the training is bare-minimum enough to cover their insurance and their bottoms in court.
Nice pay in the oilfields
Long hours, little time at home, treated like dirt by the management