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G4S is a global British security services firm based in London, England. The company was founded in 2004 when England-based  Securicor merged with Danish firm Group 4 Falck. The firm provides a variety of services, such as security staff, monitoring equipment, reaction units, and safe prisoner transportation. G4S also collaborates with governments throughout the world to provide security. It has a presence in over 90 countries. With a workforce of around 533,000 people. The firm provides its workers with a diverse range of interesting, lucrative, and long-term employment possibilities in which they may make a real difference. Administrative Support, Procurement Manager, Deputy Team Leader, and other roles are now available at the firm.

Company - Public
$500M to $1B
Large
Multiple locations
Investigation / Security Companies
2004
Ashley Almanza
What departments G4S employees work at?
DepartmentsRatio
Security Guards52.8%
other occupation28.4%
Management - Other11.4%
Law Enforcement / Security - Other4.8%
Chief Executives2.6%
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Professional experience

How many years of experience do G4S employees have before joining?
Years of experience at G4S: Newcomers: 28%, Experiencers: 19%, Experts: 20%, Veterans: 33%. G4S employees have 8+ years experience on average before joining.
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Where did G4S employees work before joining?
Where they've worked before G4S: Allied Universal, AlliedBarton Security Services, G4S Secure Solutions. Typical G4S employees have worked at Allied Universal.
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Allied Universal
AlliedBarton Security Services
G4S Secure Solutions
What industries did G4S employees work in previously?
Industry Background: The most typical industries of G4S: Investigation / Security Companies, National Security, Niche Retailers, Colleges / Universities, Consulting Companies. G4S employees most likely come from a Investigation / Security Companies industry background.
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Where did G4S employees work before joining?
Past employers' size at G4S: Small: 24%, Medium: 11%, Large: 65%. Most G4S employees have previously worked at large companies.
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Educational background

What did employees at G4S study?
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Where did employees at G4S study?
American Military University
Central Texas College
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Employee data

How long do people stay in a role at G4S?
Time employed at G4S: <1: 12%, 1-3: 34%, 4-8: 44%, 9-13: 7%, 14-20: 2%, 20+: 1%. Most G4S employees stay with the company for 4-8 years which is the same as the industry average.
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How does G4S rank for age & gender diversity?
Gender ratio at G4S: 76.2% Male and 23.8% Female. Age ratio at G4S: 16-20: 1%, 21-30: 61%, 31-40: 21%, 41-50: 9%, 51-60: 5%, 60+: 3%. G4S rates - 1.2% less female than the industry average. Most G4S employees are 21-30, which is below the industry median age range.
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How does G4S rank for career advancement?
Career advancement at G4S: very low. G4S ranks very low for career advancement which is same as the industry average.
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Security Ambassador
June 14, 2023
Craftsmanship and mastery of individual and sometimes collective work
3.0
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5
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1
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
The work was fun despite the constraints. I hope to work in the same profession in Europe or America

Pros and Cons
We learned a lot
Work 12 hours and pay less
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customer protection officer
April 18, 2023
Could be better
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They quoted a handsome hourly wage and schedule an interview. They then informed us that if we didn't get the position as advertised that they would give us other jobs at a much lower rate. They tell you that you will be selected for better paying positions when they come available. That was a lie. Not a very good company to work for.

Pros and Cons
Nothing at all
Everything
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BPO
Torrance, CA - February 23, 2022
Expected better from G4S
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2
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2
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1
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2
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Not only were cheated out of breaks but we had a class action that paid us pennies on the dollars owed

Pros and Cons
Lol you had plenty of hours to work
Work and life balance lack there of, no recognition supervisor are lost if ever there
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Account Manager
November 1, 2021
Drama and No Training
1.8
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1
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
3
Work-Life balance
1
Recognition & Support
1
Culture and Values
You get no real training but take the fall for everything with your account. Turnover is ridiculous. Pay is okay.

Pros and Cons
Pay is good
Everything else
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Site Security Supervisor
July 8, 2021
The Team work and bond.
3.8
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4
Professional growth
3
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
4
Recognition & Support
4
Culture and Values
Love how everyone gets along and helps each other out. The team work and bond everyone gives. The staffs gets the job done before ending of there shift.

Pros and Cons
Employee Appreciation Party
Hotel not providing G4S security officials lunch
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Security Guard
Vienna, WV - June 10, 2021
Fun and Learning
5.0
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5
Professional growth
5
Salary & Benefits
5
Work-Life balance
5
Recognition & Support
5
Culture and Values
I worked for G-4S at the when they had the contract for 3 years 2013-2016 good company to work for pay was also good they also have learning values with the company

Pros and Cons
Interesting how the company performs the security contract
I have no cons of G4S company
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Unarmed Security Guard
Gaithersburg, MD - May 27, 2021
security guard
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1
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Salary & Benefits
1
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1
Recognition & Support
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my experience with g4s was not good. I am an unartmed guard and worked at Bank of America. i was hoping that once the bank did not need me that G4S would be able to place me some where else. that never happened. All they did was cut my hours and try to get me to be an armed guard. I know that there are more opportunities as an armed guard but was hoping they could find me other post to fill. I was told that G4S was a good company to work for - well i haver to disagree. thank you for the experience.

Pros and Cons
nothing - the pay was not bad
did not look out for their security guards
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CPO
New Albany, OH - March 21, 2021
They only care about having bodies.
2.4
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Professional growth
2
Salary & Benefits
4
Work-Life balance
3
Recognition & Support
2
Culture and Values
I have been there for some time however it feels like a joke. They will hire anyone and everyone and they either end up quitting or being fired. Half of the people show up to work high and or no call no shows and they still have jobs there. They make a joke out of the few good people we have.

Pros and Cons
it pays the bills.
no communication if there it is poor communication.
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When was G4S founded?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
2004.
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What’s the stock symbol of G4S?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
GFS.
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What industry is G4S in?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
they’re in Customer Service, Marketing/Advertising/PR.
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Where’s G4S’s HQ located?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
The HQ is at London, England (UK).
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gender breakdown at G4S?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
gender ratio is 23.8% female, 76.2% male.
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What’s G4S’s yearly revenue?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
$500m to $1b, i think
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What’s the name of G4S’s CEO?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Ashley Almanza.
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What’s the average length of tenure at G4S?
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Sophie Hayes3 years ago
Typically 4-8 year(s).
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what kind of companies did G4S employees work for?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Large companies before G4S.
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what are the chances of career advancement at G4S?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
very low.
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who are employees usually hired by after leaving G4S?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
Allied Universal, Army National Guard, G4S Secure Solutions, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., Self Employed, United States Postal Service, US Army, U.S. Security Associates.
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Who are the top previous employers of G4S employees?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
AlliedBarton Security Services, Allied Universal, G4S Secure Solutions, Securitas Security Services USA, Inc., United States Air Force, US Army, U.S. Security Associates, Walmart.
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How old are G4S’s employees in general?
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Isabella Holmes3 years ago
Around 21-30
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What were G4S’s employees' top fields of study?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
No higher education.
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What’s G4S’s business mission statement?
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Benjamin Gardner3 years ago
"We specialise in outsourced business processes and facilities in sectors where security and safety risks are considered a strategic threat.The group is active in more than 120 countries, and is the largest employer quoted on the London Stock Exchange with more than 618,000 employees and has a secondary stock exchange listing in Copenhagen.In more ways than you might realise, G4S is securing your world!".
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Heard you get free lunches here😝
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9 months ago
You heard that right 😄
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9 months ago
yeah they have this free food benefit for us employees 😀
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How do you like the working culture here?🤔
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8 months ago
Laid back,very laid back indeed 😅
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8 months ago
It’s the type of culture that nobody would have trouble with adjusting in, because it was so for an introvert (ME) LOL
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One of my friend working for the company said, the family insurance is expensive here,is it true.
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9 months ago
One of the most expensive employer sponsored health insurance plans I've ever had in my entire career!
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9 months ago
Very expensive but it is worth paying it.My husband work here.I am self-employed and used to pay about $900 a month for catastrophic coverage so this insurance is a godsend.
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Guys do you have flexible work schedules here in the office and on the plant?
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9 months ago
I dont have any flexible schedule even after 2 location changes
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9 months ago
No flexibility, ask for time off and get less hours always 🙄
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A very well organized workplace to work and grow within
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9 months ago
People do what they asked for and the people are very helpful towards other people who are new
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9 months ago
In my experience, the head office handle issues as simple as paperwork. Everybody feel very important. Officers are highly respected 👍
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what is the best outfit for appearing to the interview for the first time
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9 months ago
Skip the tie for this one, but a sport coat is never wrong. Women wear dress pants with shirt and optional jacket.
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9 months ago
Slacks/skirt and a nice shirt.
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Curious to know health know if part timers get any benefits at all?😶
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9 months ago
I had none offered the whole time I was there 😐
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9 months ago
No its just the full timers that get benefits 😀
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I am working as a security supervisor, and my current experience is very good sofar 😍
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9 months ago
I was very ok with my job until the rare occasion when an emergency situation occurs.
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9 months ago
Its a fine job i am working for 7 months, there's not much room for advancement and mngment is just fine 💪
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what are the employement benefits this company provide to full time employees ❤
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8 months ago
Yes they give all the benefits, dental, vision, and health 💪
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8 months ago
For full timers there are many as they have 401k, medical, dental, life ☺
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Do you work overtime? how its paid? 🤔
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9 months ago
Yes, they seem to be shorthanded due to high turn over rates 🥲
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9 months ago
Yes confirm, without overtime they can not operate 😶
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Heard they have a retirement plan as well,is It so?😅
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8 months ago
Ah I can confirm that 😄
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8 months ago
Yes they are one of the few companies that do :)
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I heard someone talking about the facial hair/beard do they allow it?
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9 months ago
I have a beard and I’m looking for a security job ,what sites do you know that allows beards?
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9 months ago
Depends on site. The guys at our site are allowed beards and if they have long hair just tuck under hat
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I saw people talking about thier job, they say its a difficult job, your thoughts on this
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8 months ago
Long hours, being added to shifts with out confirming you can work those shifts and be expected to come in and work them 😴
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8 months ago
Hard if you have kids at home, the only problem which is currently distracting me is the work life balance which is bad
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How are your working hours and shift, are you ok with your current schedule?
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9 months ago
I am not very satisfied but still better than others, and i am ok with my current 8 hours schedule with no flexibility
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9 months ago
Currenlty not awful depends on what your needs are 😶
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Does it really take as long as they say to get your benefits here?
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8 months ago
Not half as long as they say I can confirm that being a current employee here,got my benefits arround 3 months after joining
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8 months ago
90 days bud,no more than that
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Guys how are you doing here, how is the work pace? 🥹
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9 months ago
Work face is mostly stable, i am doing very good at my current location, but you know whats the best thing? Its the freedome of getting transferred, If you don’t like where you are at, ask for a transfer
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9 months ago
Standing for 8+ hours, cannot sit, lean, or go inside 🙄
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what is the dress code/uniform requirement
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9 months ago
Dark blue, the ties are all different based on the job location 🤨
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9 months ago
he uniform is blue dark blue polo with khaki cargos but it may differ depending on your site
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How many vacation days do you get yearly?😅
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8 months ago
Have a school friend who works here for 5 years and he now has arround 9-10 vacation days a year😀
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8 months ago
employees over 1 year of services for the place get to have 5 vacation and the number increases as they stay with the company
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how promotions are made, are there promotion interviews or evaluation exams? 👀
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8 months ago
Yes they have evaluation and interview procedures for the promotion along with a group training before it 🙂
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8 months ago
There wasn’t a promotion process, possibly you could get a better shift or higher position if someone quit or was terminated
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Do they provide on job training, and pay for it?
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8 months ago
Hmm training was fine, and it was also paid 🤑
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8 months ago
Yes they provide some intial training and it comes under your working days
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How has your time with the management been?😄
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9 months ago
Never had no trouble with them.and they arent like the typical arrogant group of people,they are honest with their duties and an advantageous crew for the coworkers😋
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9 months ago
Its been fine,they don’t meddle with my stuff and they have rather been a source of help for me to propel at this place yeah
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I worked as a security guard and i loved this company
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8 months ago
Loved my site, co-workers, and management!
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8 months ago
If I didn't get tooken out due to personal reasons I would have stayed. My trainer was awesome I will never forget him. 💞
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I dont have a driving license can i be hired here? 😬
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8 months ago
you can be hired for other roles
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8 months ago
You can not be hired in a job where you are doing a vehicle patrol 👍
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What about vacations, i am a junior manager recently got his new position can i have holidays, or holiday pay?
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8 months ago
Not sure. Maybe one week a year for 3rd grade, manager will must have more than that
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8 months ago
14 days a year for managerial posts 🙌
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It seems like the interview process will be very hard here, since they are extremely large in their business 🥹
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8 months ago
I got text to schedule a interview, I did it the very next day got the job offer during the interview and I started orientation that next week that was smooth i didnt have any hurdle 😇
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8 months ago
It was a little scary when i was waiting in the waiting area, but turned out to be fun and entertaining
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What health benefits do you have if any? And how much do they truly help?
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9 months ago
So I had my dental and vision insured when I worked there and yeah it was enouh for me and my family
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9 months ago
dental and heatlh we have here and they help to a decent extent to me whenever I am in need of a checkup you know😀
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The team working is very important, i have heard they promote team work collaborations, and making a good work culture for new and old employees
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7 months ago
In my opinion, the environment and culture was great at that plant 💞
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7 months ago
Work environment was good. Account managers were not communicative at all, idk why. They don't know how to do work schedules
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Number of sick days here?😲
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9 months ago
Yeah they give you like 3 from the get go and it increases with your stay at the place😃
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9 months ago
A worker for 5 years here and have like a week of sick days 😎
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The thing that attracted me the most is that they have spreaded in 90 countries and more then 500,000 people are employed 😱
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8 months ago
True and everytime shocking for me 🫣
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8 months ago
You can understand the growth chances for the people who work here
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A friend was telling me that it’s a very hard job to keep up with?
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9 months ago
HUH! Hasn’t been that hard for me and this is my first job ever,you need to make sure you ask for help from the management and pay enough attention the job training and you should be good to go
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9 months ago
There's job training for that :)
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Ideal job for me, very good workplace people and managers 👍
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9 months ago
I thank God every day for my job, this is a great oppurtunity for me to persue.
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9 months ago
This is the most professional management I've ever worked for and I'll never leave until retirement. ☺
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Is there any hours concession for the college students?
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9 months ago
Yess they alot different concessions for student specially college going ❤
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9 months ago
Yes only way to do school, and this job is to be part time
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I would like to receive some interview tips, i am preparing for my first interview here 🙃
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9 months ago
Make sure all the details that they're telling you is correct before you sign any paperwork
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9 months ago
Be yourself. Be calm. Getting the job is easy especially when they are willing to train you. Keeping the job is another thing
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What do they deliver in the training sessions?
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8 months ago
On site training, classroom training and support on the post. You will get CPR training also. 💯
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8 months ago
CDL's, book test, watching videos, and on the floor training
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what about the drug testing upon hiring?
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9 months ago
Yes they do an oral swab when you come in for your second interview
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9 months ago
Yes and also randomly test 😴
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How is the pay here? i heard they pay is low
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8 months ago
Seems low
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8 months ago
Its low but not low in upper management 👀
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