trinity kitchens (Former Employee), leeds – June 10, 2014
Cons: not good
I've been there for 4 years and all I got was stress bulled I reported it and it was swept under the table and now I've got a new job the money that I worked hard for the last week's I was there they have took most of it saying I owe them just theft all because I took holidays in April witch they authorized
The Supervisors and management are useless! They only care about the money!
Cleaner (Former Employee), A Wear, The Quays - Newry, Co. Down – September 19, 2013
Cons: everything especially supervisor!!!!!!!
I worked there for a month and two weeks and I only seen the supervisor three times during my whole time cleaning for this company. I only had one day of basic training and I was never really given the proper support I needed in my first week never mind my fist day. When I left the company I found out I wasn't getting paid for those weeks that I was – more... working, I went to my supervisor to sort it out and she acted like she didn't have a care in the world. After speaking to her she kept avoiding my calls, so I got in contact with her manager, he finally give me the reason and told me what I needed to sort it out, i.e. send in my birth certificate. When I rang in for the fax number to send it to them, the supervisor finally talked to me probably after the persistence of her manager. So I sent it. A week later (I was in a much better job closer to home by the way) I was told by the supervisor that they never got it, so I sent another via fax again, and once again they never got it. I then eventually sent it to her manager and he received it (I only found this out after sending an email to him the day after). The next two days had passed and I kept looking at my online banking, so I emailed her manager and was not emailed back. I emailed the supervisor and she said that they were still trying to put my bank details in the database and that I would receive my pay next Thursday when payday is. This email was also given with a tint of rudeness in terms of saying how this wouldn't have happened if I had of handed in my long birth certificate in the first place. Come Thursday, a week later (which is today) I still haven't received my pay. I emailed her and her supervisor again looking to know when I will be paid, the supervisor replied and said I will find out and let you know. And once again I still haven't received an email back from her which I sent at half one. – less
Security Officer (Former Employee), Portsmouth international ferry port – March 20, 2013
Pros: 10% off shopping at asda ( though asda unaware so no pros really)
Cons: my fingers hurt from typing bad points about this company.
Have to buy your own PPE (it was supplied but took months to get to you). Team leaders are inexperienced, under trained and not developed at all so entire shifts were miserable due to team leaders having appalling personnel management and people skills. At one point was told I had a shift taken off me because when I called in sick the ops manager "was – more... upset" , couldn't complain to anyone about this as ops manager and ops supervisor were sleeping together !!!! So it felt like having parents, not management . Colleagues would be questioned if they were asked to work their day off and refused a d pressured into working off days in fear of losing hours down the line, once again couldn't complain due to management fraternising. I come from a long and successful military career and where my standards maybe be high , the treatment and pressure put on the staff at this site was terrible, more pressure than basic training. – less
I Liked Working At OCS. Its was a fun and nice working environment
Cleaner (Former Employee), Kia Oval – August 28, 2014
Pros: free lunches
Cons: long hours & not enough being paid
A Day At Ocs is very Busy, Theres alot of things that need to be done and a lot of targets & goals u need to meet. Ive learned that u just have to put your head down and just get on with things that need to be done, even if u dont want to do certain things. thats what works all about. The people that i worked with were lovely and supportive and helped – more... me to get into the work routine very easily. The hardest part of the job was Making sure that all areas are kept neat and tidy. And the enjoyable part of the job was working as a Team & seeing everyone at lunch knowing that everyone had met there targets and done what they had to do On Time. – less
Vending manager (Former Employee), Carlisle – August 25, 2014
Having worked for. OCS for two years can only say they are a joke . Management have no idea what there doing . The less you do the more you are thought of had worked at the site in Carlisle for 15 years till they took over contract couldn't take any more of there poor respect for staff I have now left
Badly Managed, Badly organised, badly funded and badly resourced
Movement Controller (Former Employee), Birmingham, ENG – August 25, 2014
Cons: 12hour night shift with insufficient staff
The Management were detached from the work force. They would source insufficent staff for the busiest times of the day, and too many for the quieter times. Which equated in people being paid to sit idle, doing nothing, and when they were needed for the busy periods, they were gone home having finished their contracted hours. There was a lot of in operation – more... bullying. Un-professional attitudes, passengers of certain ethnicities treated differently to others.
I learned how to manage complaints and how to deal with irate people in a professional, pragmatic and patient manner. Ensuring that any issue I would see through to fruition and that persons satisfaction. If it should be passed to management it would be swept under the carpet and not addressed.
The most enjoyable part of the job was when elderly or disabled passengers would thank us for the service we provided - stating that they would not be able to go on holiday if it werent for the service we provided. – less
Stock-taker (Current Employee), Kingston upon Hull, ENG – August 17, 2014
PACK YOUR BAGS AND EMIGRATE TO A FOREIGN LAND WHERE THIS COMPANY DOESN'T EXIST. ZERO HOUR CONTRACT BUT FULL TIME HOURS HOWEVER ONLY GET PAID FOR A HALF OF THAT AS HALF IS UNPAID TRAVEL!! "HEY LETS SIT IN A TIN CAN ON WHEELS FOR 5 HOURS AND THEN DO A SHIFT OF 5 HOURS AND TRAVEL BACK 5 HOURS.A 15 HOUR DAY! BUT WAIT I ONLY GET PAID 5!!! AND I GET PICKED – more... UP AGAIN IN 5 HOURS TO DO IT AGAIN! JUST STOP HERE SO I CAN JUMP OF THIS BRIDGE." 100% RESPECT EXPECTED BUT YOU GET 0%. NO ORGANISATION UNPAID WAGES AND MISSING SHIFTS A NATURAL OCCURRENCE EVERYTHING IS YOUR FAULT EVEN IF ITS 100% NOT TREATED LIKE SCHOOL CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES. IN FACT THE ONLY GOOD THING ABOUT THIS COMPANY IS THE POOR BUGGERS WHO ARE IN THE SAME WHIRLPOOL OF S**T YOU ARE.
security relief guard (Former Employee), relief – August 5, 2014
Cons: you will be ripped off
They are the worst company you could wish to work for. I completed 18 months there as a relief guard and it was the worse time if my life. As an ex forces person, i would say don't work there. They have a headquarters there run by cowboys. The management there are dreadful. The wages department don't want to answer your queries. Sometimes i was up to – more... £300 a month short. They will send you places by mistake and not pay you fuel. PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM OCS BASED AT CARDIFF. IT WILL BE THE WORST MISTAKE OF YOUR LIFE. TOTAL COWBOYS.
They were even claiming for security at nhs hospitals for two guards when in fact only one was working. They are corrupt – less