Showforce
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Good place to work if the managers like you, other than that, it can be very difficult to get shifts or work, especially if you miss a shift, they hold it against you personally, regardless the reason
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Absolutely useless

Absolutely useless Complete waste of time of a company ethics do not back Crew members Do not look after their workers completely useless from top to bottom management and crew

Pros

Nothing is good

Cons

Nothing is good
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varied jobs

Can be working anywhere from one day to the next unless its a major event like Wimbledon or queens club for tennis where you could be based there for weeks.Need to be available to travel anywhere on tube network,but some great jobs,and varied work schedule.

Pros

varied work life

Cons

pay
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All good

I've only work for show force For a year it's been an interesting year it's had its ups and downs but on a hole it's been good it's a shame that we're having to go through this at this moment but I do look forward to getting back to work in the near future stay safe my Showforce family
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Great company to work for

They are always there for you if you put the time in you get it back they are very fair and always want you to go further in your own career. The crew are always there to help each other no mater work or not
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Get a foot into the events industry

The job is perfect if you have no experience, but a willing attitude to work hard. It's also great for beginning a career in events. With enough experience, you could pursue a career in production, lighting, sound, staging, rigging etc. The shifts can be long and unsociable at times though. The crew coordinators in the office will call you to offer you shifts, which you can decline. Those who take as many shifts as possible are the ones treated as higher priority when work becomes available.
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Showforce life

Put in the graft and you are rewarded for the effort, the work is challenging and changing from day to day. Fun, exciting, rewarding. Being a yes person and showing a real interest in your work will really help you advance. A chance to work with interesting people from all walks of life and travel opportunities if your interested. The most rewarding job I've ever had in an incredible industry.
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Work hard and your rewarded

I had my doubts jumping from construction/Demolition but I haven't looked back since! I've worked on some massive events abroad and in the UK and have enjoyed the experience. If you have the right attitude and work hard Showforce will advance your career in the events industry

Pros

Job fulfillment and working around the world on some of the biggest events.

Cons

hours can be tough on family life.
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rewarding

At show force I had the pleasure of working some of the largest festivals in the uk which allowed me to do things I would not have been able to do other wise.
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Hard work but Enjoyable

Some heavy grafting at times alone and as a team, on the go physically and mentally and on your feet most of the day, some great and relaxed people to work with if you don't know something ask

Pros

good teams, enjoyable work

Cons

Longer you work the less you get paid.. still above NMLW though
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Avoid

Avoid unless u are under 24 and can live at home forever. It's zero hours,minimum wage for v.hard graft at times,no advancement, no guarantee of work just told when and where u can work. If your face fits you are well away if not then see u later
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Coventry Showforce

Pointless working here,promise they will put you on courses but course never happens or your not told.Coventry office complete mess and the management is a utter complete joke!!not treated with respect,always seen as a number and not valued.
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Showforce Slave

At you’re interview they will say you will be on such amout per hour. This is not true the longer you are booked for the less per hour you will get. So instead £15 per you would be on £9 per hour. They do pay for travel expenses but you don’t get that until you get paid. You can earn some good money if you like working a lot with no time off so for a single person this would be ok for a position to just get by if you are a family person I would avoid avoid avoid
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Avaoid at all costs

Worked for them for a week and didn't hear back at all after that, then when it came to payment they said I hadn't worked at all. It also impossible to contact the manager who has no care whatsoever for the people who work for him. Scam company!
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Appalling

Worked with showforce for a few months in which the hours were all over the place. You could have one 9hr graveyard shift and then a 11hr day shift the following day. They send out texts to let you know when and where you’re next shift is gonna be. They provided the wrong information in the text and therefore missed a 3hr shift. They then proceeded to take me off theyre working list because management failed to take responsibility. APPALLING COMPANY!!!!!!
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Good to work for

The hours are long but you don't all ways get the same jobs on a daily basis and the staff are very understanding and you can have a laugh while you are working

Pros

Good communication

Cons

Long hours
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A stepping stone into the events industry

I love working with showforce. The pay is awful, the hours are long and unsociable, the work is hard but the crew are fantastic and you get to see some interesting places and work abroad. Would definitely recommend.

Pros

Early finishes, crew catering

Cons

Long unsociable hours
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intresting great job

enjoyable work, good teammates. its a hard work but a great work. I liked the workplace interesting venues the management were very good the were fair.

Pros

free lunches

Cons

wasnt any cons
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The was extremely helpful

The company was good at the start. But be came more and more difficult, to much pressure on crew to do overtime at the last minute. You was required to work all hours Crew chefs treat you very badly and no help for internal staff.
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Interesting job

Carrying stuff, loading trucks, preparing events. I have learned to more understand local dialect and some about show technical stuff. Friendly, hardworking people. When in time press, work several hours without break. Preparing the technical stuff - lights, audio, video, hanging thrusts, fun with co-workers....

Pros

Free lunches, waiting and transporting times paid

Cons

Long hours, mostly night shifts
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Great Employer

Really enjoyed working for these guys. they gave me some great opportunities for advancement and plenty of support in the job role. I only left as I wanted to start my own firm.
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Overall rating

Based on 60 reviews

Ratings by category

3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.5 out of 5 stars for Management
3.8 out of 5 stars for Culture

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