Multiskilled operator in Manchester
Friendly management. Company looking after the staff and never delay on payments . Feee meals on shifts as snacks, coffee, etc. I wish this job keep much longer.
Hospitality Manager for Sodexo in Brighton
Working for and with the Sodexo team has and continues to be and job that challenges and captivates a good working experience - The working environment is excellent. The equal opportunities and positive attitudes displayed by this company especially in terms of a non discrimination policy in terms of race, culture, physical and mental ability and gender are outstanding. Also the attention to binding themselves to the local communities in such a positive way are commendable.
Prison Custody Officer in Addiewell
Slowly getting worse
I worked in the prison in West Lothian for 8 years. When I started I loved my job and worked with some truly amazing and talented people from the bottom to the top. There was experience everywhere and the place had a feeling that everyone had your back. You have SPS veterans who had 20+ years experience, people that had seen and did it all. By the time I left the place was unrecognisable and had fallen so far. The positivesI worked with the best bunch of officers/ people I have ever met. Was part of 2 amazing teams below SPCO level during my 8 years.The money is better than most jobs in the area but could be better for the job you do. Meals and parking were freeTraining was first class. Now the negatives Huge staff turnover. Within months of me leaving I wouldn't recognise anyone in my old unitHigh stress job with little support from SPCO upwardsPrisoners treated better than staffToo much politics when it came to decision making. All experienced managers and officers left leaving sub par replacements. 20+ year SPS veterans replaced by lecturers and administrators as duty managers. Long hours with little rest between shiftsPoor staffing either under staffed or little experience on shift. Huge safety issues with prohibited items being left as sodexo didn't want financial penalties including weapons and mobiles on wingsBig drug culture with wings being over run by the drug "spice". Officers were regularly being affected by it. Personally I was hospitalized more than once because of it. Recruitment left a lot to be desired with phases of hiring unsuitable officers that got the job because they were ex services or had a degree. Management were out of touch with what was going on at officer levelCulture of favouritism and bullying. Getting rid of good officers because they were on the original contract with better perks. And when you had made yourself ill both physically and mentally you were discarded with no regard to your wellbeing taking years to recover if you were lucky enough to ever recover. Information given at exit interviews was never acted upon. The place was just something that either opened doors to jobs in other sectors or a stepping stone into the SPS
multi skilled operative in Hexham, Northumberland
Poor management of health and safety by onsite supervisor and site lead (b team)
Supervisor was a fantasist, (made loads of unbelievable stories up on the spot to suit the situation at the time) The supervisor couldn't handle staff doing the job with no problems without their input. The site lead still thought they were in police force and didn't like anyone bringing up suggestions to make the site work better and safer. They also didn't like to be challenged over site issues, was very unapproachable all the time. The 2 of them had only 1 objective, get as many tests done in very challenging sometimes unsafe conditions onsite. The higher management weren't much better and had the same mandate.
Multi Skilled Operative - Mobile Test Unit in Newcastle upon Tyne
Great Team Ethos
You must be prepared to work as a team in all weather conditions.You must be able to follow instructions and complete multiple tasks where guidance can change on a daily basis.