passenger security officer (Former Employee) – Manchester – July 20, 2018
I left because after starting at 4am every working day and having to get up to do that, I retired as home/work life was never good and I now have grandkids to visit and couldn't do that on the shifts I had been doing (including working 6 out of 8 weekends)
I enjoyed my time there and miss my colleagues
A major company to work for
Having to get out of bed at 2am every working day to start work at 4am
Absolutely loved the training! But when it came to getting on the terminal, some of the other staff where vile towards newcomers, i was shouted at by another member of staff on my first day on the terminal, the shift pattern was shocking with no consistency in them at all, just didn't work with y home life at all, the management haven't got a clue what they are doing half the time. very disappointed as i left a perfectly good job to try a new career here. It is probably ok for single people with no commitments that don't mind working all hours but you really need to stand up for yourself.
Loved the training
some vile people, long hours, no consistency in the sift patterns
aviation security officer (Former Employee) – Manchester Airport, Greater Manchester – June 15, 2018
Annualised contract, 120-180 hours per month. Start shift 3.30 am - finish depend 12.30, 15.30. Really no time for overtimes. Payslip £950 / month. plus overtimes. Free Airport parking for both work and leisure - not true, only for work, really hard to get space for holiday. most of the space sold to passengers .
Aviation Security Officer (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – June 12, 2018
No thanks for any hard work or extra input. Defloating atmosphere. Because of the nature of the job perfection and no errors are expected so the staff are under extreme pressure while working some very anti-social hours.
Customer Service and Security (Former Employee) – Manchester airport – April 16, 2018
In the summer it is very busy at the airport. The security queues are very very long and there is no air conditioning. They put you on an annualised contract which actually means back to back 12 hour shifts. It's absolutely horrendous. Alot of people end up leaving. Unless they change this they are gonna be in trouble as a million more passengers are expected this year
Service Desk team Leader (Former Employee) – Manchester – March 12, 2018
Loved my time at Olympic House at Manchester Airport, i was very upset to leave my fixed term contract as a Team Leader on the ERP programme. I learned a lot and met some fab people. Money fab and work life balance excellent.
Aviation Security Officer (Former Employee) – Manchester Airport, Greater Manchester – February 7, 2018
what an amazing place to work, this is a very serious job working on security so everything has to be done correctly or there are some serious consequences, which is understandable, you are in control of every persons safety in that airport and you need to make sure things are done correctly. The training was amazing and the staff and all the managers was very supportive and just a lovely place to work.
short hours to start, amazing environment, good salary
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Manchester Airport, Greater Manchester – January 26, 2018
I've been working as a security officer for the past 3 years and honestly love it here.
My shift pattern gives me the opportunity to work around my life which is great. Opportunities over the years have presented themselves should you wish to develop however I'm happy staying as I am as it works for me and my life.
Wish I'd moved here years ago!
Shift patterns (should this suit your life)
Job can become a bit samey (not that that's an issue for me)
n/a (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – January 18, 2018
I started working for MAG around 6 months ago and have settled in really well, everyone I have worked with across many departments have been very friendly and welcoming and I have already been given opportunities for additional responsibility and development within my role.
It can be a challenging environment to work in and is very fast paced but this makes sure everyday is different.
I really enjoy working here and would recommend MAG to anyone.
Friendly colleagues, development opportunities, great benefits
n/a (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – January 5, 2018
I've worked at the airport for nearly 5 years now and have really enjoyed my time here. Every day is different, albeit it can be a challenging environment at times, it is genuinely the most enjoyable job i have had.
I have had the opportunity to progress through different departments which has helped me build by confidence and find the right career path for me.
Meet and Greet (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – October 29, 2017
Was employed as a receptionist for meet and greet parking for 3 years. Colleagues were brilliant. Then new management came in and the job became unbearable he is a complete bullying despite me taking this higher to the head of car parks nothing was done. To the point I went off on stress.
As a current HR Manager I wish I had knew what I know now as I had rights as I had been there for longer than two year .
Bad management, staff treated like expendable resource
Aviation Security Officer (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – October 26, 2017
I have worked here as an ASO for almost a year.
Management make huge errors with pay, cannot be trusted.
If you must work here, keep perfect records of all hours you do, all leave you book off, all payments you receive for work and overtime. At least that way, when it does all go wrong, you might get some of what you're owed back.
Annualised contracts are awful, you will not get a social life and say goodbye to your weekends.
They change your shifts at short notice, and you will be regularly expected to begin 12 hour shifts at 3am.
Anyone who has too much sick leave (2 or 4 occasions) gets sacked.
But the staff are quite nice. Most of the issues are with the resources department.
Getting paid for your breaks is one good thing about it.
If you can work elsewhere, do.
breaks are paid for
long hours, expected to get up at 1:30am very often, your pay will be wrong
Aviation Security Officer (Former Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – August 23, 2017
I left the job only because I had to move to another city. It was great, there is good teamwork, staff knows the primary purpose is the safety of passengers and staff as well. Even if sometimes the shift is very long, we get breaks, time passes quickly and not too tiring. The work is on rotation, so you don't do the same thing all the time.
not suitable if you have a child and need to pay childcare