Academy Music Group Reviews

Updated Nov 23, 2021

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Pros
  • "Amazing place to work, excellent venue(in 5 reviews)

  • "Get to watch live music and meet new people(in 4 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "late nights, normal customer problems(in 6 reviews)

  • "Long hours, you may need to work double shifts sometimes(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      A great company

      Aug 30, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      friendly managers and staff. I was offered guidance and help from the start when I joined the company.

      Cons

      heavy lifting, tiring. Customers were sometimes rude.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Flexible and Fun

      Nov 23, 2021 - Bar Staff 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Rota posted on a facebook group so easy to swap shifts Incentive/reward schemes Progression

      Cons

      Late finishes so sometimes had to pay for a taxi home as was unsafe to walk

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good and bad

      Aug 17, 2021 - Casual Staff in Leeds, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Watching the gigs and staff parties

      Cons

      there have been rough patches with very low staff morale

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great student work

      Jul 10, 2021 - Bartender in Liverpool, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - super flexible - nice team - great pay and benefits

      Cons

      - left us without any information throughout the COVID 19 pandemic

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Decent part time job

      Jul 7, 2021 - Casual Staff/Bar Staff 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great team to work with

      Cons

      The pay, the hours, the management.

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    6. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      O2 Academy Bristol: Bar work only half the job

      Apr 28, 2021 - Bartender in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team on bars and great gigs

      Cons

      Incredibly poor management, apply for a bar job and then get told you have to clean toilets and sick etc, zero hour contact, unprofessional and inappropriate management.

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Part time work

      Apr 11, 2021 - Bartender 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible work and trained at the beginning

      Cons

      Bad management and zero hour contract

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Brilliant place to work

      Mar 16, 2021 - Bar Team Leader in Leicester, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      fun, everyone was super friendly, laidback, get to watch a lot of good gigs, staff parties at christmas and easter, really easy work to do - you really don't need a lot of previous experience to pick it up, I was promoted twice whilst working here so there's lots of room for growth opportunities

      Cons

      late night finishes but that's what you expect in a job like this, no staff discount or benefits

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Great job for students, wear good shoes!

      Feb 19, 2021 - Casual Bar Staff in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Get to see live music, get bar experience in a busy environment, can get tickets for events.

      Cons

      On your feet, a lot, not great for people with health issues such as back pain. Short breaks, long nights, compulsory club nights which go onto very late. Can be a lack of training at the start as you're thrown into the deep end, but ultimately this teaches you a lot.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Okay

      Feb 24, 2021 - Student in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Commission for selling doubles as bar staff

      Cons

      have to explain extortionate prices to customers constantly

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