Octaga Security Services
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I started working for this company PAYE. The first 7 weeks were paid but short on amount agreed. The company overall is fair and helpful for me the wage has to be correct very easy getting work and find lower than agreed wage. Not so easy finding a company 100% accurate on agreed wage over the weeks.

Pros

Lots of work on offer

Cons

Long hours poor pay
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Avoid this environment

Working for Octaga was a terrible experience. The management is awful, short story - they are money grabbers. The uniform cost is deducted from your wages, around £400. You are continuously expected to do extra jobs. Every once in a while you receive a request to do duties not mentioned at the job agreement. Many of your workmates are snakes, you have to work with backstabbers. You still want to work for Octaga?You have been warned.

Pros

none

Cons

almost everything
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Good company to work for

Having worked for Octaga for a number of years I can honestly say I really enjoy working for the company. Promotion is encouraged, together with training. Some days can be challenging but always interesting.

Pros

Good pay & hours

Cons

None
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Great Company to Work for very Professional

Working for Octaga has been a enjoyable experience. No day is the same and I have worked with and for some very interesting and knowledgeable people. Plenty of communication from all levels of the company.

Pros

Will Support Staff
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Unreliable

Unreliable hours rota constantly changes without notice and other staff are sly and backstabbers they are all out for themselves and you are expectef to do many things that you shouldn't have to deal with

Pros

It's a job

Cons

Everything
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Avoid at all costs

Horrendous company to work for, one of the worst in the industry. The management team are very pushy always getting you to cover overtime at short notice, they never know how to say thank you and they certainly don’t appreciate you or listen to you. The conditions on site are poor, you have to supply your own uniform, or wait 6 months for company issued uniform which you then have to pay for.

Pros

You got paid on time

Cons

Where to start!!! Lack of management support, training, poor wages, poor communication, they just want bum on seat
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Wages and conditions always fair.

I have always found the management team willing to work with the staff rather than against. Security officers all appear to be content with jobs available. Overtime also appears to be issued in a fair way. Having worked for many security companies I have found octaga to definitely be one of the better ones.
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Hip of racists

The management bar 1 at pinewood studios are racist. They are both useless at their jobs and this is proven by the number of security officers that leave because of these morons.
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Serious work

Busy patrolling every one hour make sure all the fire doors are locked and secured, Patrolling the site parameter and make sure no unauthorised Individuals on site also observing surroundings to ensure everything is running smooth.

Pros

One hour break

Cons

Long Hours
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Avoid this disgraceful company

Do NOT under any circumstances work for this company. They are a money grab company and care only for the contracts not the officers that work them. Clients are rude, no S.O.P's in site and when you make an official complaint about being physically and verbally abused you get the blame for it. They deal with the film industry and you will being doing runner work not security. Maybe even have to clean the toilets and deal with issues not security related at all. Worst company EVER!
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Experience

Its good experience to work with octaga security services the head office staff is very nice and co operative and control room staff also very nice. Its nice to work with them.
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You get out what you put in

I cannot fault this company. I’m frequently offered extra work. The site I work on is relatively slow paced, however there are busy periods. I have a good working relationship with management and my colleagues. I have have issues whilst at work which when I have discussed these with management they have done there best to assist
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Worst Company in the World

Racist, thief’s, lazy, bullies and incompetent Officer’s/Management. Worst Company I’ve ever known!!! Salary is the lowest possible that they could get away with. Stay away from this shockingly bad Company.
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4 on 4 off

Great time away.. Usual working.. Gate house, door checks, pass checks, checking livestock, key holder, sight security, own working 13hr shifts, free uniform
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Poorly ran and pay is awful

Poorly ran company and pay you as little as possible. If u leave within 12 months they take a weeks pay off you. Worst company ive ever had work for and recommend anyone to stay away at all costs. More of a receptionist than security.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Terrible company

Easiest place to get a job. But...AVOID AT ALL COSTS! Over worked don't care about rest breaks take a break with the possibility of being sacked. If on a salary the CEO will make sure your money gets deducted if you haven't been scheduled to work. Like it's your fault! High turnover of staff. No care for staff if you get "too old," the management will find ways to oust you out. They will always choose the client over staff.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Avoid This Company

Terrible management and supervisors, VERY LOW hourly rate of pay, inexperienced and under qualified officers to work with. Everyone here is just using this position for experience and looking to move on, not a career building place to work.

Pros

None

Cons

Rubbish job
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reliable

great company to work for very interesting job you will need to be a professional as you will deal with high profile individuals on a regular basis and there security

Pros

film stars

Cons

12hr shifts
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Security

Running a team, supporting other team players, following strict SLA's and KPI's and assignment instructions.Interacting with Manager, Directors and contractors. Ensuring secure access control, Monitor and Review CCTV, recording and monitoring visitors and couriers. Support event staff where required.

Pros

low hours

Cons

low wages
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Four on four off.

It is a hard working job. with lots of different aspects to it. You have a lot to learn in a short time Travelling I have become acquainted with some great people here.

Pros

They pay you on time

Cons

N/a
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Security

The company like family feel to it base in luton Good company to work for various jobs also visiting clients doing the monthly report with the client
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