P&O Ferries Employee Reviews
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The chance to succed is there for everyone if you want it. The training is phenomenal whether in saving lives at sea, staff management, new procedures or whatever.I was always encouraged and helped by all of my bosses in my quest to better myself.If "duty free" hadn't have been wrongly stopped by the EU i would probably still be working there now. The wages were, whilst not earth shattering, far better than at its competitor's , who still haven't caught up today.If i was twenty years younger i would go back tomorrow.
Free uniform, lunches. Great training. Loads of time off.
Working at sea in rough weather can be tough.
Empresa onde trabalha 60 dias sem um dia de descanso 5 a 6 horas a dormir por dia muito mal pago. 3 semana em casa enquanto os ingleses 15 dias na embarcação 15 dias em casa uma escravatura...
Aprendizagem a vários níveis experiências profissionais
Muitas horas de trabalho sem um dia de descanso
A tough place to work very disjointed and blame culture was very prominent, wouldn't recommend there was a high level of stress given the level of the job that I was undertaking. Interaction with other departments was generally good it wasn't a nice place to work a lot of the time.
Good company benefits
High levels of stress
A selecção de funcionarios para o contrato Inglês não é justa... Infelizmente a impresa não valoriza os funcionarios com anos de casa . Investe bastante na formação dos funcionarios e apende se a ser profissional . Bom para ganhar dinheiro mas não para investir como carreira.
Great place to work for occasional periods. Very full on work as having to work everyday you are contracted to be on the ship. Great staff onboard and lots of information at hand should it be required.
Food & accommodation Provided
Working every day
Great job if you are a single person. The crew are great to work with and you build some lifelong friendships. if you are flexible and willing to work hard this is the job for you. The downsides come when you start a family and need a good work/homelife balance. Works for some but not for all.
I really enjoy working for P&O. I work in all areas on board n enjoy the banter we all have while working in stressful situations. The hours are very long and In the summer periods we don’t have any breaks (apart from half hour meal breaks which are provided free) . Zero hour contracts beware as the winter periods are sometimes bleak and there is no work for months due to the ships going on refit.
I started here when I was 18. And left 7 years later. It was so much fun and you spend a lot of time with your shipmates so become a massive family, often more time working than you spend at home with your friends and family. This job taught me so many life skills and evacuation/emergency procedures. The experience gained from my time here has greatly impacted my skill base allowing me more opportunities should i wish to persue them. Only changed my job because it no longer beneficial to me and my growing family. The pay is pretty decent for the job you do. however can be very long hours. A standard working day is 13.5 hours long (not including delays due to extreme weather, strike action and various other reasons for being late) my longest shift was 21 hours when in rough weather they shut the port and we were bobbing around outside for many many hours. Those who get sea sick - need not apply. You're only allowed 3 absences in a year. i am aware of people who lost their job because they were always getting off because of sea sickness. You get free food and drinks, lots of banter with your colleagues, management is pretty good too - they looked after me when I was off long term. they paid for and arranged private therapy, and regular check-up's to see my progress.
Can be a lot of fun. Like being in one big weird family. Union to back you up if needed.
Hard work. Long hours. Can be stressful in Summer/Ski season
Working on their ferry serivce was busy working on the bridge to radio office and ships electronics. Still used morse code to communicate from ship to shore. Live on-board for 2 weeks then 2 weeks paid leave. Excellent salary just a shame the route ended thus my job did too