Large company with okay management, great scheduling, but not many opportunities to grow
Loss Prevention Investigator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 November 2017
Company not very loyal to employees due to the large pool of workers/applicants, but offers decent pay in the right roles, and awesome schedulers with flexible options for part time and full time work.
As long as you follow policy, work with a sense of professionalism, and have a safety first attitude, they have no reason to have issues.
Union is terrible (known to hang up on employees, side with management, general incompetence, etc), but the virtue of being unionized is a powerful bargaining tool if needed. Just don't expect much help from reps.
Various Roles (Former Employee) – Brockville, ON – 21 November 2017
I was a specialized guard within a hospital setting; so we made more then the average guard. While I can't speak too heavily on the company it self, I can say with confidence that we suffered from a serious lack of support from our managers at our branch office. Basically everyone in the branch was friends with each other and we were unable to really have a proper chain of command. While at work we had fun with our team and it made the experience more enjoyable.
Working with Public Solid Team Members New experience everyday
Sometimes stood down / Static Posts Lack of Company Support Lack of Manager Support
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 November 2017
I worked for this company for nearly 2 years. Currently a college student.
Pros: - Very flexible company. I was a floater (someone who picks up random shifts) my entire time with the company. There was a period where I didn't work for 4 months (no contact with the company either). I called them one day for a shift and it was as if nothing happened. I guess it's because they're so big that they don't recognize you. They (almost) always have shifts that need to be filled. - Never messed up my paycheque. The process for being paid is very simple, unlike other security companies, who often do mess up your pay. - Supervisors almost never came around. This made the job much more enjoyable. I can count on one finger the amount of times they came by. And all of those sites were high profile sites. Anything not high profile they almost certainly won't come around.
Cons: - The most well known sites aren't very good. At those sites you either have to stand the entire time or literally just sit there. The company does have good sites but you have to ask around. This is why I recommend making friends with a scheduler. Trust me, they'll help you out if you're willing to help them. - The pay is not good. Unless you're a full time employee, the pay is almost minimum wage or a little above it. - Schedulers can be very hard to reach. Some of them will flat out ignore your calls if they don't like you. My favourite scheduler also trained new employees, so sometimes he wasn't in the office that day, and I either had to call the next day or deal with the other schedulers.
If you'remore... looking for causal work, then I would recommend this company. If you're looking for a career in security, this might be a start but the chances of advancement are slim.less
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Barrie, ON – 16 November 2017
The place was ok, many opportunities for advancement. 12 hr shifts were a bit draining over time especially if they needed you for overtime. Vacation time was rare and sick days not really available due to high turnover rate
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 2 November 2017
they are always hiring but they don't have sites to deploy security guards on full time.when they hire they commit salary of $ 12.00 per hour after confirmation it will go to $ 13.00 but they never give any raise.
Screening Officer (Current Employee) – Richmond, BC – 11 October 2017
Its not a bad place to work for but there is plenty room for improving. Management staff are most often professional. Not too much room for advancing in my situation but for others it might be different. The communication needs improving down the pyramid lines to the employees. Also there can be improvement in caring for the well-being of the employees such as lunch room and the stocking up of these lunchrooms, timely breaks. No extra benefits such as coffee or simple things that other companies offer for free so its very basic in that department but again maybe it depends on the job description or position. The best advantage is the flexibility of schedule can work more or less as there is a very active shift trading.
Security Guard (Current Employee) – Guelph, ON – 9 October 2017
Scheduled patrols – Interior & Exterior Patient Watch for mentally ill patients: Involves documenting patient activity and behaviour at an interval of 15 minutes. Constant vigilance to ensure patient and employee safety. Warning offenders regarding rule infractions Using reasonable force in order to prevent violent activity. Using restraints as per supervisor instructions & providing assistance to teammates Providing assistance to Hospital employees & responsible for patient protection
Security Guard (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 September 2017
Professional work place at G4S Security company as a full time Security Guard (Concierge). I deal with Guest , provide parking spots & made sure guests parked properly. Sometimes dealt with fire and police officers when the fire alarm went on.
Who knows. Didn't get that far. (Former Employee) – Halifax Internation Airport – 14 September 2017
Hired but not hired then processing of application terminated with no explanation despite many requests. So disorganized and everything is so casual. I didn't know if I had a job or not. Turns out is was NOT.