Stocktaker (Former Employee) – Merthyr Tydfil – 29 May 2018
Worked as a stocktaker, pay sucks, hours suck, people are alright though. Give it a bash if your desperate I suppose. Work is easy enough, if extremely tedious and boring. Management is a bit of a gamble, there's a handful of good ones there though.
10/10 "It's alright" - IGN
Unpaid travel, long hours, long periods of no work (December especially)
Stock Counter (Former Employee) – Cardiff – 28 March 2018
I learned how to multiply quickly and use the company stock phones to work out stock data, had to travel to all different stores such as Asda, Tesco, Flannels, Primark, Aldi and more. it wasn't very hard, meeting new people and learning new and completing tasks.
stock taking (Former Employee) – Fife – 10 December 2017
i enjoyed the job as a whole and travelling to new places each shift. i got to make some friends within the company. the work its self is quite easy to do. the management are not very organised and there are people i did not get along with.
Diabolical company no reguard for health & safety, & no respect for workers. Pay is never correct & you have to fight for months to be corrected on a regular basis. No pay for travel & not enough regular work. Management are rude, arrogant & dont have a problem lying to your face to get what they want out of you then stab you in the back Absolute joke of a company avoid like the plague if you have any self worth.
Poor Company, and you never know where your next shift is coming from
Stocktaker (Current Employee) – Walsall, West Midlands – 10 October 2017
Have been working for OCS since April and have only ever completed 2 shifts because the hrs are all over the place. You either get contacted by the mini bus driver last minute or you make your request known online. You don't get paid to travel and the money you do make is very little for the hours you're actually working rather than traveling.
Stock taker (Former Employee) – South wales – 21 July 2017
I worked for Ocs for 2 years my advice is to stay away from this company, there is no loyalty to it's staff working conditions are terrible you can travel unpaid for longer than you actually work. The management are disloyal and use and abuse you then discard you when your no longer needed,if you use your own car to get to shifts you have to wait for the petrol you use,and parking on the most part is not paid, the management are 2 faced and not to be trusted.
Company is a joke, signed a contract for a 30 hour week spoke to someone on the phone told that I was on a zero hour contract and would be contacted about work still waiting it seems they have there favourites and pick them first ,a waste of space ,
Stocktaker (Former Employee) – South West – 26 February 2017
I worked for OCS on and off for about 2 and a half years. The worst part about the job was the amount of hours you were travelling to the different jobs around the country and not being paid for.
The hours were unpredictable, some weeks you are very busy, other times (especially around Christmas), there is little to no work on offer.
The work itself wasn't the worst when you actually got on location. It was fairly straightforward and you knew where you stood. Job times ranged from 2 hours to 12 depending on the situation.
This job is ideal for students looking for a little extra income every month, or if you're unemployed and just need to make ends meet whilst you find something that will actually be properly worth your time.
The people and supervisors I worked with were on the whole decent people, you end up working with the same people a lot so you get to know them. The people you meet and work with are without doubt the best part of this role.
Overall, if you can, avoid it, being out of the house for 17 hours and being paid £50 isn't fun. There are plenty of other jobs willing to pay the same in your local areas.
Stocktaker (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 8 February 2017
OCS is a great place to work, its the kind of job that you can see yourself doing for part time if you're a student. while i was working at OCS i learned that communication with your team members and staff were the key to finishing our tasks which made things a lot easier for me. The most enjoyable part of the job was the fact that everyone is dedicated into work and that there's always someone there to help.
Stock taking (Former Employee) – South East – 22 January 2017
Low pay. Terrible hours. Management are so unorganised and lack basic communication skills. Managers lack professionalism discussing their private lives when trying to discuss work. Swearing at employees. Breach basic health &safety and employment rights in regards to breaks and safety equipment. Avoid, not worth it ! They Do not honour commitments. Change shifts last minute. Put you in danger when driving to jobs in one of their minibuses. No contract. No guarantee of hours. Short change your hours so you have to chase them to put the actual hours you worked. You bid on the hours of the shift that you are willing to do and commit too then find your working a 13 hours plus shift with only a 20 minute break with no possibility of leave until the job is done because people don't turn up for work. Have discussed with ACAS and reported to HSE
Avoid at all costs!!! Diabolical, scandalous company!! Treat their staff like a cattle market!! Disgusting to the extreme, I left after 5 minutes of listening to a complete vile creature demoralise the workforce and swearing at us!!!! Good one, I'm worth far more! Inhumane to the extreme!!!
retail stocktaker (Current Employee) – south and south east – 17 December 2016
I work for OCS for over two years now and I am loving what I do. It can be good pay when there is enough shifts coming in. I have met and made a loads of friends with ocs and I get on well with the team leaders on each shift.
Rubbish management, paid the same for night shifts as they did a day shift, no night shift manager , no communication, no respect, no work ethic, no positivity at all- expected to scan over 2000 items per shift most of which were over 15kgs, and as an Auditor that finds mistakes resulting in a employees bonus being taken away this pay wasn't enough so a lot of leniency was given - OCS ENFIELD ICELAND BRANCH
retail stock support (Current Employee) – Middlesbrough – 29 June 2016
With this job you're basically working stupid hours in the morning at any time in basically any part of the world, I enjoyed it at first but then I started doing Ireland shifts and I was being promised extra travel money and food money etc.. To then recieve non of that. It's good for the money and it's good for the people if you're a people person but there's not enough shifts and the work is all over.
Beats minimum wage every time it increases.
Sometimes travel 10 hours for a 5 hour shift.. And they don't pay you for travel.
Stocktaker (Current Employee) – South East – 20 May 2016
Not a good place to work really. NO travel pay no matter where you have to go to do your stock take. You are treated like a buffoon by most of the people in charge. They rush you through training that is if you are lucky enough to get any at all. You are expected to know your job and hit unreachable targets no matter how well prepped or not the store is.
Stock Controller (Former Employee) – various but swindon based – 28 April 2016
When I got this job I was supposed to be a full time 40 hours a week , never done more then 25 , my colleagues were lazy and two faced, the driver was a wannabe manager and the supervisors were arrogant and rude . The hours of work very unsociable and even that they provided transport on a mini bus to and from the work location this were unpaid sometimes travelling 2 hours each way to do a 5 hours shift. My last working night I had an argument with a racist supervisor and I been sacked on the spot without any disciplinary action being taken and to make it worst I been left outside on the freezing cold weather -2 degrees for the all shift as I been refused to stay on the minibus and I was in Reading and I live in swindon I had no means to get home but even so been left out like a dog nearly frozen.
working hours, pay, management, supervisors and management
Really good company to work with, only downside was the shifts are nowhere near. my time at the company was good however, I left to focus on college but I would go back to them if I had more free time.
Stock Taking/Auditor (Current Employee) – all over the uk – 1 March 2016
i have just recently started with this compay so far i have no major issues just that we dont get paid for travel and travel can be 3 to 4hours long and long hours of work and travel could last a whole day going and getting back from work i work with a good group of people friendly great team work