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Just avoid this place at all costs
Finance Analyst (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands29 November 2018
Pros.

Heavily discounted event tickets, depending on your division. Reasonable pay for the market. Some friendly staff.

Cons

No job security as they restructure almost every year, poor management, 3 month notice in most jobs, irrespective of job role (a big trap), poor IT systems implementation and very limited systems training.

Only management are entitled to any bonus.

Many people looking to leave. Heard some eye opening stories of how they treat professional staff.
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Very poor management
Cleaner (Current Employee) –  Renfrew, Renfrewshire29 November 2018
I worked as a cleaner at doosan babcocks in Renfrew.
Here are some of the rules you must abide with
1) stay in you're designted area.
2) no talking with other employees.
3) no answering of you're mobile even in an amergancy.
4) no going outside (in case you are having a fly smoke).
5)no eating or drinking on the job.
6) you can only take you're holidays if someone else hasn't took the days you planned for.
7) always wear you're name badge or you can get a fine.
Management are to close to the client to the point of the client picking the uniform that we have to wear.
You aren't allowed to use any chemicals on the job only water.
Pros
Workmates
Cons
Management
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Horrible company to work for
Hospital security (Former Employee) –  Wigan20 November 2018
No support from management treat you with no respect. Like to bully there staff and if they don't like you they will get rid of you. Great set of lads to work with and loved the job jist cannot work under a managment who bully there employees
Pros
Great set of lads to work with
Cons
Managment are a joke
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Stressful
Gatehouse Security (Current Employee) –  Chesterfield9 November 2018
The site has to be guarded twenty four hours a day and seven days a week. The work is spread on a rota system between three guards who cover the same pattern over three weeks.

Nights can be fairly uneventful and days can (and often are) rather stressful. Being polite and courteous is all well and good until suddenly you find yourself being told to one thing by person A and then being told the opposite by person B ... which gets you reprimanded by person A.
Pros
No two days can be the same
Cons
Long hours, stress
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Good experience
STOCKTAKING OPERATOR (Former Employee) –  anywhere2 November 2018
It was a good job, but not good for me, since we had to travel constantly to different places and at night.
They were always different schedules and shifts.
I to count all the items and merchandise that the different stores had, such as Primak, Tescos, kiko. food stores.
Cons
night shifts
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Worst job ever!
Customer Care Agent (Former Employee) –  Manchester Airport, Greater Manchester23 October 2018
I would not even send my worst enemy here to apply, management do NOT know how to talk to staff, nothing good about this company apart from getting to meet different passengers and learning things about different people.
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complete sucky company avoid at all costs
Security Officer (Current Employee) –  London2 October 2018
tuped to them by mistake, most clueless company i ever met , no idea bout the security busimess, company started first as cleaning company , staff are liars and inept undertrained and focused on saving money to save contracts
do not trust them in any way what so ever, they are abismall and i found being employed by them a degrading depressing experience, problems with getting uniform 7 months later no uniform , nonhelp asked three times , terrible with wage enquiries, low levels of performance and non existant duty of care
Pros
no
Cons
nothing but
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Avoid
Domestic Assistant (Current Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire5 September 2018
Bad company stear clear!!!!!
Lovely colleagues and nice place to work.
But pay is regularly short by anything from 6hrs to 60hrs and very difficult to get paid what your owed waiting until next payday and sometimes longer.
Difficult to get annual leave and when you do your not paid for it correctly.
Always covering sickness or staffing problems
Management don’t have a clue what they are doing.
Pros
Colleagues
Cons
Paid short
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Good Work Place
Cleaner (Former Employee) –  North Shields31 August 2018
I worked for ocs cleaning a retail store. The store management themselves were rude but ocs management supportive and helpful. typical day would be to go in empty bins and start on front floor ready for shop opening then move on to changing rooms then continue through to back of shop floor etc
Pros
no buses in the mornings
Cons
good management
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Incompetent Management
Mobile cleaner (Former Employee) –  Bristol8 August 2018
The management has changed since i left the company so i can't speak to how the job is now. There was no management structure and a worrying amount of incompetence.
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productive and long hours
retail stock scanner (Former Employee) –  everywhere7 August 2018
I learned how to use a stock scanner device,some of the management team were nice. hard long hours and not much help, best part meeting new people, new skills
Pros
meeting new people
Cons
long hours, lack of breaks
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Under engaging job role
Customer Care Advisor (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands7 August 2018
Very little work load. Found it difficult to keep motivated as there was little task involved in a typical day. Most days left with no Duty Manager on site. No one to support me or the department.
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non productive
OCS RETAIL ASSISTANT (Former Employee) –  London2 August 2018
A typical day involves you stepping off the company transport car and starting your shift in whichever city you applied to take the shift at.

- Management were rude
- hardest part is when you have to scan individual items in stores rather then selecting one time and having all being replicas.
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Management Attitude Shocking
MSO (Current Employee) –  Bristol29 July 2018
They just don’t care about their staff. No one wants to take responsibility for anything. I’ve never known a company like it. No organisation or pride in the service they give. Hemorrhaging staff weekly since being awarded the contract and staff TUPE’d over.
Pros
It’s a job
Cons
No job satisfaction, no morale, no worthy management, staff not valued, staff leaving not replaced
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good
Litter picker (Former Employee) –  Hyde Park26 July 2018
good work environment, nice place to work, everyone was nice to work with, stuff would get done if you needed something. good amount of holiday and a good pay rate
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Productive and simple
Stock Scanner (Former Employee) –  London25 July 2018
Typically can be long days and travelling quite for to reach the destination, i learned about counting and organizing products. what could be better is the pay and the hours.
Cons
Long hours
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HGV Driver (Former Employee) –  Birmingham / Airport24 July 2018
The worst crowd I’ve ever worked for
Ashamed to put on CV
pay is low but if staff are reasonable make up for the pay lost but they are not
Full of back stabbers and managers who do nothing to assist
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Stress. Anxiety
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Awful place to work. I would not recommend it.
Domestic Assistant (Former Employee) –  Blackburn, Lancashire6 July 2018
The management are bullies. The staff are undervalued and disregarded. If you are related in anyway to another member of staff and the management fall out with you they bully the ones you are related to.

No regard for health and safety, many corners are cut regarding machinary. l would recommend the health and safety executive look into this company.

They have too many staff on annual leave at the same time and cannot provide cover because other members off staff are on sick leave due to stress.

Constantly mess up wages, if you have been over paid they take it from you in one go leaving you very short, instead of taking it in installments. If they under pay you, they argue with you and bully you into just not bothering to try and get what is owed to you.
Pros
None
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None
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fun place
Forklift Driver (Former Employee) –  Feltham25 June 2018
Everything! The people are all super nice and friendly, probably because we are all treated with respect. Really relaxed, family style atmosphere but doesn't stop your ability to work like some places. Great benefits and snacks/drinks provided. Management really take the time to talk to everyone and listen to opinions. Training budget is great and you are encouraged to use it.
Cons
Can't think of anything bad
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Rubbish place
Cleaner (Current Employee) –  North West20 June 2018
Late start early morning finish your work is never good enough to many back stabber's can't trust anyone hard to get any holiday because there is never anyone to cover your shift
Pros
None
Cons
No insentive work never good enough
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