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More mixed work than you would expect Plenty of work available if your flexible & willing, good booking staff & system available.Some shifts long demanding or interesting, others boring or stood around
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Totally flexible shifts/work load
Cons
Not always a break/long shifts
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I love ShowSec. I know allot of people are against zero hour contracts but for me as a uni student it was ideal as I could pick and choose my shifts as long as I did at least one a month. There have been various points over the years where I’ve had to have time off and they’ve been accommodating, helpful and understanding. It’s always a laugh and they always look after you
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Decent pay, decent amount of hours.
Cons
Not always working with the same people
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Great company to work for loads of benefits seeing gigs close up Great people to work with and for Travel around the uk meeting many new people Great company great benefits
Pros
Too many to mention
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Cold nights during winter
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Decent company to work for some managers are really nice, everyone works as a team and supports each other. Work is never gauranteed as its casual work. Shifts book really fast
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Flexible working hours
Cons
Minimum pay
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I enjoy the collaborative nature of work at Showsec plus there are several shift available particularly for SIA badge holders. The supervisors are friendly and always willing to help
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Fair salary, collaborative, numerous shifts available
Cons
Cheap workplace gossips by overzealous colleagues
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Showsec was one of the events company’s I work for learnt a lot from crew members started out as static guards to pit team and response team It’s brill
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Free breakfast and food and goodies
Cons
None
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Great if you like to travel, and some amazing experiences to be had during festival season. You just have to make sure you're fully prepared for an event, as appropriate provisions are slim, transport is limited unless you live in Manchester, and there are periods of low availability for work. This makes it difficult to maintain this job if you are unable to travel long distances, they don't pay for the travel cost so you could spend up to half of your pay from a shift just to be able to get there.
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My second shift was spent mostly standing on a street corner because I had turned up 3 minutes late and this had meant they had filled my position which didn't need to be worked until the doors were open. Which is around an hour or so after your shift start. Some of the employees are the most genuinely nice and caring people you will ever meet. They care personally for their colleagues and customers' wellbeing which is exactly what you want in a colleague. Now with that being said, the large majority of people who work there, simply don't care about the customers in the slightest, and sure this isn't a job requirement but you'd expect people that go for a job that is heavily based around customer service, to have at least a semblance of knowledge regarding customer care and attitude. If you are one who enjoys looking after people and ensuring they have a good night, then you should ideally not expect to be paired with someone who cares an ounce about the job because for most of them it is a means to an end. Which yet again, is perfectly fine, after all with the pay you receive and the lack of benefits entirely, there is no incentive to care remotely about the company and the customers. Because likely, anyone in a position of authority within the company will not care in the slightest about you as a person unless you have a connection to them before entering the job role. Take me for example who was denied a call to my family so that I could get picked up from work after being sent away for being 3 minutes late as I previously mentioned. I had no money and no knowledge of the - more...
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During the coronavirus pandemic, the government set up a scheme as publicised nationally, whereas 80% of staff wages would be paid, with staff getting furloughed. Showsec, after obviously finding out that there was no money in it for them, decided that they wouldnt be applying for the scheme, so all staff left in limbo with no hours or pay! TOTALLY UNPROFESSIONAL! Theclaim that
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I learnt to be on time and have good customer skills , give good team e ffort .hardest part of the job is managing ques and ticket validating . management were fun to for.
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Good as first job but cant live on the hours can be hard getting to places with out transport managers or fair and honest great things you see and people you meet
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Fun
Cons
Zero hours
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It is what it is. For a first job, you can earn some good money, and all the staff are a good laugh. You'll have some undesirable assignments, but the atmosphere in this role is just incredible
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I've worked for them for a year now and its great that I can pick and choose my shifts. Being retired, I can stay flexible in what I do which suits me fine.
Pros
flexible working
Cons
wont pay for travel
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Not much work in winter not enough to pay bills if your new all the employees that have been there awhile will get offered the work cancelled at the last minute due to them overbooking
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I have learned a lot about customer services within this role. You can travel all over the country and take as many or as few hours as you like so it is incredibly flexible.
Pros
free transport
Cons
standing for two long without breaks
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can be boring standing in the same place for hours on end, upside can pick hours and your preferred place to work . pay is minimum wage, uniform is provided.
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Not as full time job fitting around your regular commitments uni or job. Could be lots of boring standing hours in all weather conditions but another shift it could be great.
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Good summer job for students Pay is minimum wage for stewards & paid monthly Easy work, get to meet lots of different people However Communication is a bit rubbish when you try to cancel / swap shifts never really gotten back to. Took them 3 weeks to send my uniform after weeks of waiting to work after my initial interview Not much option for new staff as you have to do a probation period before you can access all events on the online booking system Long hours standing Half the managers are okay, but some are too ‘over friendly’ if you know what I mean girls. Lots of people don’t care about the role of safety they are just their to earn a wage. Some staff will do anything to make extra money and will even take bribes from customers to get in events without tickets. Didn’t feel like I could approach supervisors or managers about certain issues.
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Easy money, free lunches and travel
Cons
Long hours standing, bad communication
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Superiors were very helpful and informative and did not force you to work too hard and gave breaks when they were necessary. Good pay and decent place to work
Cons
Not enough hours
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Uniform provided comes from your wages each month but is refundable when you leave. Not a great deal of local work but if you like traveling then you could be working near the seaside in venues. You get paid for the hours worked not for all the time traveling to get there. Unless you are a designated driver then you get a bit more money. Meals are not provided unless you do long days at perhaps speedway and one or two other events. Most of the management are friendly and helpful. I made lots of friends and most of the time work was enjoyable. The pay was in scales especially good if you are security. The hardest part of the job was traveling home from work late at night when the buses have stopped running. Did I enjoy working with Showsec, yes.
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Friendly work colleagues
Cons
No transport home after hours
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Its okay but you will definitely need a car to travel as this is an events security company. Overall this is an okay company to work for but the hours are unsociable.
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Experience
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Unsociable working hours
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