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One-in-a-lifetime job
Event Coordinator (Former Employee), London, ENGJuly 9, 2013
Although the days were long and arduous at times, the experience I gained was second-to-none. I was surrounded by an incredible team of co-workers and would not have made it through the three weeks without their help and support. We loved one another as family and got on as one as well. I learned how to interact with individuals from all over the world – more... (literally) and how to plan and execute a large-scale event. – less
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Good Atmosphere
Catering Assistant (Former Employee), London, ENGJanuary 26, 2014
Pros: free lunch
Cons: early morning
A fairly straight forward job with a good team that gave me experience in selling goods to customers at an event that is world renown. I really enjoyed the atmosphere that the Olympics brought along with friendly nature that people had. The hardest part of the job was dealing with angry customers. Overall it was a brilliant experience that showed me – more... the behind the scenes of catering at events. – less
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Very diverse and a good working environment
Full Time Server/Supervisor (Former Employee), Stratford, East LondonDecember 7, 2013
Pros: free lunch, good salary/working conditions, good security, meeting athletes
Cons: long hours, working at quick a pace, switching position e.g. kitchen, serving and cleaning
Being a team member at a restaurant within the Olympic Park was a great experience as it was a good opportunity to experience the working life.I was able to be in a good working environment where it was fun and enjoyable and easy to work with people of different cultures and background.

Working in the athletes village in the Olympic park was exciting – more... as I had the opportunity of meeting and serving the athletes in the athletes dining hall. I had the capability of carrying out my job professionally and maintaining a good performance.
There was good management within the restaurant as well as carrying out my duties. The difficulty faced whilst working there was having to work at a quick pace during rush hours. – less
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brilliant working and meeting people
Gateline Assistant for the london 2012 olympics (Former Employee), London, ENG waterloo eastOctober 24, 2013
Pros: good working enviroment and good wages
Cons: all weather and shift work
start at 6am and closed gates,ready for commuters
learned to act quickly and with people
and variuous parts of waterloo station.
co workers so helpful
the hardest part was at first long hours but got used to it
the enjoyable part was meeting people
and helping them on their journey.
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Lifetime experience
Security team member for London Olympics (Former Employee), London, ENGOctober 17, 2013
Pros: unique
Cons: unpaid
It was great to be part of the Olmpics and will stick in my memories for life.

It went great and the event was a success.
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Full utilise of time and talent. happy working environment
Security Guard from G4S Security Agencies (Former Employee), Technical handlingOctober 17, 2013
Pros: learnt many things
Cons: no holidays
Helped a colleague to finish the work as I had already completed my task.
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great workplace
CSAS/ Superviser (Former Employee), London, ENGJuly 23, 2013
Pros: free lunches
Cons: parking
a typical day started from 5 till 7 in the evening. to register and then each person got venues which they were working on and at the venues my responsibility was to make sure everything keeps on going on without any mess-ups such as traffic is floating make sure everyone is up to scratch with what they have to do and of course breaks were given on – more... time, sometimes I was working as CSAS and other where I was supervising the area. If there was a problem that I couldn't handle then I will radio in with the management which would guide me on what to do. I learned to be able to work in a stressful situation by being patent. my co-workers were excellent in helping me deliver my job as well as there on. The hardest part of the job was when I got short stuffed and the whether didn't help either. The most enjoyable part of my job was I got meet new people and some which were famous athletes who were really friendly. – less
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Fun and Exciting Experience.
Customer Assistant (Former Employee), London, ENGJune 4, 2013
Pros: good lunch hours
Cons: high pressure when it comes to rush hours.
Working during the Olympics was an exciting experience. I met lots of people from different background. We worked together, looked out for each other and helped each other out. I gained lots of skills, like interacting with people more, therefore improving my communication skills. In general, working in the Olympics is an experience that I will never – more... forget. – less
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Amazing Employment Opportunity, memories to last a lifetime
London England, Sous Chef (Former Employee), London, ENGApril 18, 2013
Pros: amazing learning and memorable experience
Cons: no cons
Arrived at Stratford Park, Olympic Stadium
Learned how to communicate interculturally and work in stressful and demanding situations.
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Busy but fun working environment
sales assistant (Former Employee), CopperBox arena, StratfordApril 15, 2013
Pros: watching events in the arena you worked in.
Cons: peak periods were extremely busy and non stop running around.
I was part of a strong 6 member team that was in charge of running the Retail shop within the Copper box arena. Daily duties included serving customers over the tills, stock maintenance and cashing in.

hardest part of the job was halftime during packed games, this would mean customers would come to the shop to purchase souvenirs. these periods were – more... extrememly busy to the point that we had to call in extra staff from other arenas to help out. it was very fast paced and required one to keep calm and proffessional which i believe i excelled at.

the most enjoyable part was the atmosphere and environment. the olympic spirit not only swept the spectators and visitors but was also very much visible in our team. everyday was a blessing to be apart of the whole occassion. – less
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Hard Work But Good
Cashier (Former Employee), StratfordJanuary 22, 2013
Pros: get to know the atmosphere
Cons: long waiting to get in the workplace
Very much a busy place, long queues but when it wasn't busy it wasn't at all. I have learned a lot how to communicate more as I am a bit shy. Management sometimes unorganized but not too bad. I guess because it was a bit chaotic out there. the people I work with was fantastic, we all work as part of team and helpful. The hardest part of the was just – more... as it was a lot of people from different countries we had to try and understand them a bit as most of them didn't speak English very well. The most enjoyable part of the job was meet some of the players in person. – less
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the area were i worked was in front of the house and somtimes the back which was fun but i enjoyed the front house more.
supervisor (Former Employee), londonDecember 24, 2012
Pros: the lunches were free
Cons: i worked 8hrs but i always worked over time.
i miss working at the olympics it was great fun and a great experience.
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Great and unforgettable experience
Desktop technician (Former Employee), LondonDecember 1, 2012
Great people, opportunity to learn even non IT related material.
Best contract so far.
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Productive and fun Workplace
Multi- Skilled Engineer (Former Employee), London at the Olympic StadiumNovember 30, 2012
Pros: free lunch
Cons: long hours
Fun loving and exciting everyday. Meet new people every day, good management and interesting co-workers with varied backgrounds. Hardest part of the job was the long walk from the station to the stadium through the park. The most enjoyable part of the job was the continous daily excitment of the olympic sports.
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Fun workplace
Cashier (Former Employee), LondonNovember 27, 2012
Pros: good hours
Cons: cold lunches
the most fun I've ever had in a work place. I've learned alot they had the hours I needed and was really flexible with my hours as I was able to fit it around my son.
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Fun Place
C.C.TV Operator (Former Employee), Stratford, Eat LondonNovember 5, 2012
Pros: free food
Cons: no cons, enjoyed the work
My typical day was to montior the venue i was working on, also logging in different incidents and checking cameras to see if their are working, if not then reporting it to the line manager, keeping in contact with the police and the other security guards that are patrolling the area, the hardest part of the work was when i went on the radio as i haven't – more... had any training and at first it was hard to think what to say, i learnet so much when i was working there from qualified managers and staff and i have picked up so much skills in the job, the most enjoyable part of the job was working with a good team that helped each other. – less
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i enjoyed working at the 2012 olympics
security guard (Former Employee), woolwich, londonOctober 28, 2012
patrolling the perimeter and on static positions... on the static positions we did some customer service.
i got tips from some more experienced security guards and supervisors on better customer service.
everyone i worked with was easy to get along and always polite and helpful to eachother and the public.
i didnt find the job to be very hard really.
i – more... enjoyed everyone i worked withs positivity towards the 2012 olympics. – less
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An international diverse workplace.
Security Operations Manager (Current Employee), London & the Home CountiesOctober 22, 2012
Pros: working with different people from all over the world each day.
Cons: very long hours but great fun!
I was responsible for the operational security management of five Olympic/Paralympic competition venues, the management of @ 1000 staff, asset protection, command & control, physical & personal security, risk assessments, security survey and liaising & negotiating with the client. I also developed close working relationships with law enforcement agencies, – more... the military and other stakeholders.

The people I worked came from many different backgrounds but all worked together to deliver an incredible project. – less
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Quite Enjoyed working there
Till Operator (Former Employee), LondonOctober 12, 2012
One day I went there and if a I remember correctly it was my fifth day at work. I started working as i was told on the training day but after few minutes the SUPERVISOR told me to do what I wasn't supposed to do but as it was an ORDER so I had to and I learnt from this experience that sometimes U have to do stuff that U aren't trained to do just because – more... U are instructed to. – less
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good productive work
plant operator (Former Employee), sydneyOctober 9, 2012
work all day and enjoy it, like working with a team but can be left alone if required. Like to have achieved what was asked to do in the time required.