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Ideal for casual jobs, frustrating when they cancel you shifts last minute though. Could offer more flexibility as their policies changed. Sometimes could be hard to book onto shifts
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Great Company

very good company to work for... excellent if you want to earn some part time extra cash - flexible and plenty of work available to suit your lifestyle and diary! if you want to work hard and advance you can.


felxibility of shifts


one-sided cancellation policy
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Good pay flexible hours

Easy to book on shifts works variety of times avaliable friendly and helpful supervisors that help bring the team together and make it a great work environment
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Bog Standard Event Security

Bog standard events security work, mainly standing doing nothing for long hours, depends what you get assigned to.Lots of useless students who haven't got a clue


Easy Wages


Long hours standing in the cold
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Good company to work for

If you need a second job or just a casual part time job this is ideal. Even if you are looking for full time work it's worth doing because there are shifts but some months there are less. You can always do this job while working at another as I do. Decent staff and supervisors mostly. Learn to communicate and be confident in your role and you will succeed here.


Frequent breaks mostly, Paid well, Nice uniform, Get to work at prestigious events. Flexible shifts.


Expected to do other duties sometimes that are not part of security, But only end of the shift like putting chairs away.
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You get paid to watch concerts for freee

Work culture is great. Managers are friendly and professional. colleagues are friendly. Pay is slightly above minimum wage. Zero hour contract, so you can choose when to work. The hours range from 6 to 12 hours depending on the venue. More shifts if you are SIA then if you are a steward. There are alot of venues showsec work at (OVO Arena, hammersmith apollo, shepherds bush o2, islington o2, Drumsheds etc). Stadiums in the summer (tottenham, wembley, london(west ham). If you are looking to go into security this company is good as a first entry point.Good second job as there are alot of shifts Good job if you are a student wanting to make extra dough.
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Zero hours employment with all the "associated negativity"

Steward role. Book work online, turn up ontime in uniform. Listed to basic briefing and go to your assigned location to do basic observation, guidance and customer support function. Typically working with "non showsec labour" who dont have much of a clue and even less commitment. Do as the "purples" tell you even if it does not make sense.Security industry needs professionalising.




Pay for uniform, limited recognition.
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Great Place to work

great place to work. Fully inclusive and helpful in helping you develop. If you're up to the task they will push you to improve and get lots of exposure to multiple area's the business
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The place is a perfect place for newly Licensed SIAs

What is the best part of working at the company?The company a reliable when it comes to event and crowd management .What is the most stressful part about working at the company?None for now. I have not observed any stressful part.What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Perfect. The team is perfect to join. Just be good at first instance What is a typical day like for you at the company?Learning new things on the job
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Okay as a stop gap job

It's like any other company out there,pay could better,better organised than most,same people tend to the choice shifts and kf you get it before them there is a good chance of you getting your shift cancelled and " those" people magically getting it.


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West midlands

Very good company and proper management I have not had any regret so far And it is going well Hopefully get more and more shiftsPerfect company for students
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Enjoyable, opportunity to make a healthy side-income, but dealing with HR isn’t as enjoyable…

Firstly, this job is perfect for students, those who are looking for their first job or someone who would like to grow their people skills. Shifts vary depending on the venue, show and/or location. It can either be the most chaotic shift of your life or, the most boring. For the most part, I enjoyed being a steward and was able to earn a nice amount of money despite it not being a stable income. I think my only downside would be HR. To put it bluntly, I was blamed for their blunder which, a couple of months down the line, ultimately cost me my job at Showsec. So, beware! Do not even think of making a mistake at this particular job because it really does hang by a thin thread haha!
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Nice side gig

Has decent pay, and they provide you with uniform and online training. However there's been a lot of periods where there is barely any/no events available to book (especially if you aren't SIA). Definitely not a sole income kind of job but is a nice side gig to pick a couple of shifts and earn a little on the side.One thing to note however, is that they keep you after the event to check the seats and area, however sometimes this takes a while and is not included in your working hours. Also not great if you have to catch the last bus/train home afterwards.


Holiday pay added on


Periods with no work.
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Exciting and wonderful company to work for

Best security company!! Love working for these very thorough and very professional at all times. I’m Glad to be on board. Operational management are great and helpful and encouraging. I can’t fault this company in any way.
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Enjoyable- doesn’t feel like you’re working

Great management and operations team, clear route for progression and very understanding with personal circumstances to make a great company to work for
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Very fair and lots of room to progress. If you do your job properly management do notice and push you further. No complaints, would be five star if pay for ALL SIA staff was higher, but that's an industry issue not a showsec one.
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Great company

Working for the company is mostly fun having the opportunity to work at a multitude of events across the uk. The work can be varied and the hours can be well planned around other work or personal commitments.
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Fun and vaired

Working for the company is mostly fun having the opportunity to work at a multitude of events across the uk. The work can be varied and the hours can be well planned around other work or personal commitments.
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waste of time

spent hours of my time applying and getting enrolled only to find out that there is barely any work available. a complete and utter sham the enrollment process was slow and inefficient but i went through with it expecting work, there was literally nothing available, certainly nothing of interest
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Good tempJob

Opportunity for lots of shifts if you want them. Easy website to book on. Good for evening and weekend work. Paid on time everytime. Easy to leave too.
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Very good to work for

Excellent working hours can fit around anything and good venues good management and leadership.Can progress to sia then supervisor and then even operations manager so good carier system
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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