Pop Up Arcade
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Rating is calculated based on 12 reviews and is evolving.



Party Host in London, Greater London
on 27 April 2022
1 of the best places I have ever worked for, but with it's flaws
It's not as easy as you may think, but it is a very rewarding job!Managers are very kind, down to hearth and they listen to you, collegues are nice and customers are 99% nice also.The job itself it's pleasurable but require both phisical and mental strenth.Pay is not very high but gets better with time and performance.Rotas are VERY bad. You will NOT know your week rota until is Monday late afternoon and you're expected to be always available.Holidays are complicated to ask because they have not enough staff that can cover you.The hardest part of the job is to put up a tent in a garden with all the heavy equipment while is bad weather outside, the best part of the job is when you see all those children happy and you party and play videogames with them. I personally also like driving long distances too, as long as i'm getting paid for it, and they do, quite fairly.All in all, is a brilliant job, and gets better and better as the managers are always there listening to your feedbacks as an employee, if it had a better pay/career progression/rota in advance it would be the perefect job.
Games Master in Gravesend
on 17 May 2022
I loved working here
I really loved working for the company. The team is a great bunch of people with similar hobbies and interests to me. The parties and work itself was rewarding, fun, didn’t feel like work. The only reason I left was because the hours are evening and weekends and I now have a family and wanted to be there for them. I wish the company all the best though I have made great memories and friends there!
Games Master/ HR officer in Gravesend, Kent
on 22 April 2021
Great fun great company
I worked initially as a games master and then progressed onto office duties as the HR officer which includes customer service duties.No day is the same which is what makes this workplace fun and exciting. Best part of my day was making sure a birthday boy or girl would have the best event possible ( and joining in playing games and getting paid was never too shabby).Days vary in length sometimes you get a slightly longer day but then that's made up for by sometimes having a short one, the staff in the office are fair and make sure your week is not too unbalanced with workload.The management and staff were all very open and collaborative and would make the day go quick with banter and laughs.Since leaving ive taken other customer service roles and by far know this was one of the best places I've ever worked and should the opportunity arise would go back tomorrow.
Team Leader in Northfleet, Kent
on 17 March 2021
A fulfilling and rewarding experience
Working at Pop Up Arcade has been one of the most enjoyable and fulfilling experiences of my working career. Starting out as a host your standard day consists of maintaining your equipment (Making sure all your consoles are up to date and all your equipment in good working order) before heading out, setting up, and hosting an unforgettable party.Hosting is a highlight of the job. Simply put it's taking part in a party, making sure all the equipment works as intended, that everybody is having a great time, and playing games while you do so. There's nothing more rewarding than being told you've helped a kid have the best birthday ever!Management are easy to talk to, and happy to help with any issues or questions you might have - and recognise and congratulate the hard work and effort you put in. Everyone within the company has a passion for gaming, so there's always common grounds for discussion whenever you're in or about the office (And if you don't mind being bombarded with Fortnite, Minecraft, or Pokemon questions by the guests, plenty of good conversation in the field whilst hosting as well!)Day length is variable. Some days you may only have one party, but during peak times you're likely to have two (and at really busy times, three) parties in a day. You're made aware of what your weekend is going to look like earlier in the week so you can plan your social calendar accordingly; weekends are always busy but you always get time off during the week to compensate. All in all, my experience with Pop Up Arcade has been very rewarding, fulfilling, and enjoyable from day one. No workplace is perfect, and during peak times it can feel like the work doesn't end, but getting that one overjoyed child thanking you for their party makes it all the worth while.
Operations Manager in Gravesend, Kent
on 15 March 2021
As the years go on, I enjoy working here more and more!
Before working here I used to struggle to get up and go to work, I would call in sick a lot and having to prep myself to get out of bed or even out of the door. Since working here I have hardly ever been off sick (only when I genuinely am) and get out of the bed in the morning with ease. It really makes a difference to your life when you have a good job to wake up for! I have learned a lot and feel like I have grown within the company whilst the company itself has been growing! I regularly get feedback from my manager which allows me to learn new things. The most enjoyable part of this job is knowing that you made a child's birthday amazing! When the reviews come back from a job and you read the parents comment on how we made the birthday really makes you smile! The hardest part of the job is saying no to the birthday cake and pizza at the parties. There is only so much you should have but it's always sooo GOOD!

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