Waitress at events (Current Employee) – London – 25 September 2018
You choose the shifts you work online. Sometimes get rejected for shifts if too many people apply for the same one. Company also sends last minute shifts by text. Sometimes there are last minute cancellations once you have been booked in which can be annoying. Can also happen if you arrive late to a shift and not all the staff is needed that day. Pay from £8+ You must buy your own basic uniform (white/black shirt and work trousers and shoes). Often events will have some kind of their own uniform e.g. aprons/t-shirts. Most people working there are young, under 30, often students. Overall a good company to work for if you want to choose the hours you work.
Bar Staff and Waitress (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 24 August 2018
Great for people looking for those extra hours of work, but too straining to have as main job. Although not great pay it was always well managed and straight forward job duties. You meet a lot of different people and get to work on skills of how to work with different personalities, and gives a range of work experience which will come in handy when applying for future jobs. A great start out for, for example, students, looking for that first job.
Bartender (Current Employee) – London – 14 August 2018
Flexible hours and usually very nice managers and teams, but stressful low-paid work and no guarantee that you will get jobs. Host often cancels shifts at the last minute with no explanation. They also change the hours of the shifts on the day. On one occasion, I was told that my wage had been lowered from £8 per hour to £7.50, after I started working. We are not allowed to keep tips. We get free lunches, but sometimes our lunchbreaks are unpaid.
Cashier (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 7 June 2018
I worked at Host Staffing for a year. The shifts vary from working as a barista to wine waiting, so it's ideal for anyone because you can choose which shift is suitable for you. I never had any work experience before working with Staff, so if you are looking for a job that does not require experience, why not apply to work with Staff Hosting. The best part of the job is that you meet new people on your shift, the staff are very friendly. You can choose which shifts you want to suit your availability. You have to make sure you're in the correct uniform and are on time for your shift or else they will send you home! I would say the hardest part of the job is knowing when your next shift would be. There are parts of the year when it is not busy but around summer there are lots of events going on such as the Summertime Ball and so on.
Behind the bar (Former Employee) – All over London – 24 September 2018
working for host enabled me to meet a wide range of people every time i worked a different location. The majority of my work with this company involved a lot of behind the bar work which I found to be my favourite part of the hospitality business
Bar Staff / Server (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 30 July 2018
I have been with this them for over two years, they have revamped and changed their name many times.
I wonder what they are going to name themselves next, the telephone number never changes it is always the name. These agencies have no loyalty to you, so never feel bad for cancelling a shift or missing a day of work to find a better job.
They are honestly the worst agency, they like to cut hours and recently lie about paying staff. They are fond of cutting pay and blaming staff when they do not get paid. The only benefit is they pay every ten days from the Sunday you work, so I would get paid on Wednesday.
The staff are not nice especially when you call up for work, they treat you like you are worthless. Sometimes hostility even when you are being nice, always be on time if you work for them because they like to overbook staff for one event and send people home early.
They like to change prices of shifts when you originally apply, depending on the number of people that apply it goes down.
There was a position for V.I.P waiting /bar the price per hour for the shift was nine pound fifty, when I checked again the price went down by two pound.
They rarely pay £9.00 a shift unless they're desperate like when they need last minute staff in London.
ALWAYS take pictures of your job card when you work for them, they tend to lie about hours when you go to access your payslip via. email and deny that you worked these hours.
The recruitment day is a group interview when they invite you to the office, they make it like you are going to do plate-waiting but thatmore... is not the case. They claim it is on the job training when it is not, so on your first shift you do not know what in regards to how to pour a pint the right way.
I would recommend going on other agecnies they have decent paying jobs. For instance if you work at some football grounds you get paid ten pound twenty an hour,other jobs prices may differ.
Also with these agencies make sure you CLAIM your holiday pay, agencies are meant to give it to you, so always call up and ask about it. If they tax you too much money, you can claim it back with Tax Refund in April of every year.less
Occasionally a lot of shifts
If you cancel one shift they black list you, they have favouritism and filter who can see what shfits on the app.