Ampleforth Abbey and College
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For the money there paying and what I expected of a day security officer I a joke for the boss is a Army mad man won't to run you it like it a Army base please god you get your Radio come right and don't try and do the job any different than the boss say what he say gos if your thinking of working there as a security officer forget it best stay away


Free lunch


Hrs ok
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Challenging but rewarding

Working teams are great, very supportive and helpful. Subsidised gym membership, free lunches and amazing surroundings. Too many managers though but they do step in when needed!


Fair pay


Late shifts
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Friendly staff and management, shifts suit a family life and time off the over the school holidays is not an issue. Team work is essential and they have good staff bonuses
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Run for your life

Day to day is pretty good. You come to work, do your job and go home. It's pretty easy unless there's a problem. Problems can include: Having time off for being sick - You will be pulled into a meeting with HR and your manager the minute you come back. Have a little bit too much time off, well i hope you went to the doctor because they'll be requesting to talk to them. Safeguarding/safety issue - Management will decide if it's necessary, may decide just to completely ignore it, or it costs too much money. Action will rarely be taken. Feel you're being worked to hard - Here's another area to cover, get it done. Have a problem with management - Management cannot and will not be touched despite how terrible they are at their jobs. Have a problem with HR - HAHAHA you're screwed. Management are clueless, none of the departments talk to each other, HR are the "big Boss" and run everything from their ivory tower, they will spin everything so the lowest rung (staff in black uniform) get screwed, this is up to and including allowing management to threaten staff with firings. Double standards are rampant, everyone knows it, no one does anything. Staff have been "beaten" into a submissive state where speaking you mind is considered unthinkable. The grounds are beautiful though.


Free Lunch, Free bus between Kirkby and Ampleforth


Terrible management, HR run everything
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Friendly and hardworking

Working in a friendly and welcoming environment, I developed a lot of skills whilst working here in communication, working as part of a team, working quickly and effectively amongst many others. I enjoyed the positive work environment where staff were encouraged to get to know each other over lunch. This made it a lot easier getting to know the different skills within the team and everyone's personalities. The hardest part of the job was having to get up early for shifts, but the supply of free food made this easier.


Free Lunches
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Good place to work

Ampleforth is a buy place and a large organisation. In my work no one day was ever the same but it was a good place to work and I was fortunate to work alongside some excellent colleagues
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Great place to work

A good place to work where you are always busy and treated equally as a member of staff. Completed my Apprenticeship in Horticulture here.
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A controlling Monastic Community

This is a workplace that is treat with strong biased core values. Support staff have Benedictine Core Values drilled into them regularly. These core values are supposed to provide better working conditions for ALL of the staff but it seems HR only apply these values as and when they see fit and with whom they see fit to!


Free breakfast, lunch and evening meals


Very long hours, and regular weekend work
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3.0 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.9 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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