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    Gaming Party Host (20 Hours a week) £10.90 per hour


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    Event Host in Gravesend, Kent
    on 25 November 2020
    Dont be fooled!
    Former employee. The job description is deceiving, yes it is essentially running children's birthday parties, however that's about the best part and only that!Heavy ofen damaged and dirty equipment which you will either take the blame for by management or have to embarrassingly explain away to a customer. Long 12+ hour days with extensive travel in my own experience over 3 hours away from the office location. If under 25 will be expected to use your own vehicle. All weekend work which creeps into the week and leaves little room for you own social life.No room for progression as its a small buissness and there is none, however management are good at creating fictional responsibility to keep staff members onside. As for the select management, no prior management training or experience. Would do best to cover up poor customer experiences and do very best to dodge and avert a poor customer review.All in all fine short term if need of some quick cash, however would not recommend long term. Since leaving have undergone management training within a large company and can see how poorly run this company was.
    Event Host in Gravesham, Kent
    on 23 October 2020
    Poor management and too long shifts.
    Awful company to work at. they treat you nice at first, and then start to give you challenging and painful events. They make you drive for hours, no breaks. Driving while tired. Hungry on shifts. sometimes 3+ events in a day half way across the country. Make you overload your own car with equipment and makes it sometimes dangerous to drive. No regonition for the hard work put in as the management can't see you work. Preassure on getting 5 star reviews. If you don't get any, they'll get rid of you no matter how hard you try. Don't be fooled by the job description.
    Host in Gravesend, Kent
    on 8 September 2020
    It’s been over two years and I still love my job.
    Working at Pop Up Arcade is the best job I’ve ever had.There’s nothing more rewarding than listening to the excitement and laughter that we bring to a child’s birthday party. We do other events too but mainly children’s birthdays. I start my day by checking My phone and seeing what types of jobs I have, when it’s time to clock in I make sure I’m at the office and ready to load a company car, then I leave for my party. The equipment isn’t all light be nobody expects me to carry everything at once and as long as I’m on time there’s no need to hurry. Once I arrive I’m always greeted by excited children and happy parents, after all, it’s a party, which makes every work day a happy day. Other jobs have interactions with miserable people, not us. Throughout the party there are times when children need help with games or changing games but when there’s nothing to do, which is often, I’m always playing the games. It’s always a good laugh when the children challenge me to a game of their choice, I don’t hold back XD.The worst part of this job is when you have to leave and the children want you to stay. After packing up I’m either heading off to another party or back to the office to drop the kit and car off. There are times when I’ll be asked to help out with cleaning and fixing the equipment but that’s all part of the job, I would rather make sure the equipment I’m using at a party works fine and looks good but that’s it! I’ve not once been asked to do anything that wasn’t directly related to parties or party equipment. Our boss and managers are constantly praising hosts on their efforts, usually five star review related but often just for things we’ve done well. To summaries, I love this job and I’ll be here for a very long time. Hopefully you’ll join our little family and we can enjoy the quarterly events together that are fully funded by the company.
    Team Captain in Gravesend, Kent
    on 8 September 2020
    First company where Ive felt I have a future.
    Even after a year with this company they still surprise me. Management are always happy to listen to new ideas. Offer help when its needed and help you realise your own potential within the company.The Job can be so rewarding when you deliver a fantastic party playing video games and making sure the birthday child feels special.
    Games Host in Grays, Essex
    on 19 April 2020
    If less than 1 star was possible that’s what I’d be giving
    Honestly the most awful work place in my life. The idea is good but the managing is awful, I was hugely underpaid over the months where I worked there with no recognition for how hard I was working even after working 14+ hour days 7 days a week. The boss is honestly a joke would 100% NOT reccomend working at a god awful place like this.
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