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High Society Reviews

Updated 13 November 2018
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High Society Managing Director Fergus O'Loghlen
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Pros
  • "Office staff and friendly and helpful" (in 19 reviews)

  • "Very flexible work time which can perfectly suites to every student who need an extra income from time to time or full-time during holiday" (in 19 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay includes holiday pay so is hard to tell if it is good or not" (in 7 reviews)

  • "The targets placed on the office staff are unrealistic and create a unpleasant amount of stress on the events staff" (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Fantastic opportunities!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at High Society full-time

    Pros

    Working for High Society offers flexible work which is easy to work around studies or any schedules. There is a huge range of events around London from working in a sports events at Twickenham Stadium to private backstage events at some of the most exclusive venues! They offer lots of progression within the company and constantly opportunities to develop new skills! The best aspect about working for High Society is all the friendly staff you get to meet. I would highly recommend to anybody looking for exiting part time work!

    Cons

    None! High Society provides the flexibility to adapt work around your life.

    Advice to Management

    None, they are always so polite and bubbly to every member of staff!


  2. "Nice company"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress
    Former Employee - Server/Waitress

    Pros

    Got to pick and choose what hours or days you could work.
    Great and interesting work venues all over the City of London.

    Cons

    Usually working with different people every shift, so hard to make friends.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good training and lovely colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at High Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Easy to chose and book shifts, 'Preferred' bonuses are good, lots of young enthusiastic members in the work force, some interesting jobs and locations to chose from- I loved doing Royal Ascot.

    Cons

    Not sure there are any cons of the company but the work can be tiring.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible and interesting work around London"

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    Current Employee - Team Player
    Current Employee - Team Player
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at High Society full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - High Society have such a variation in work available, you’re not stuck doing the same thing every time you go to work.
    - You get to work at some interesting venues and events. High Society worked the Beyoncé and Jay - Z concert at Wembley over the summer.
    - There’s the opportunity to progress to different roles and earn higher wage.
    - You dictate your hours and can work as much or as little as you want.

    Cons

    - Travel can sometimes be expensive to certain venues if you’re travelling at peak times.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible and fun work."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at High Society full-time

    Pros

    Not only does High Society offer great events in and out of London, it gives you the flexibility to pick and choose what suits you. This is great as you don't need to commit too much and work you studies / seeing friends and family around work.
    It is really easy to book onto shifts. With such a great range of shifts available it is easy to pick what is most suitable time / location. Also, everyone at the office is really friendly and helpful.
    Finally, you get to work with different people on shifts and can be a great way to meet new people and make friends.

    Cons

    None! You get to make your own decisions which is really useful when you've got a busy schedule.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Interesting fairly easy work"

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    Current Employee - Team Player in London, England
    Current Employee - Team Player in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at High Society part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting events and locations
    Some shifts are very easy money, never too challenging
    Good colleagues - mostly university students who are friendly and intelligent
    Pay is decent
    Office staff and friendly and helpful
    Can work as much or little as you want and always come back

    Cons

    Have to go to a new place every shift
    Some of the events companies can be rude/treat staff like children at school
    Travel adds up and can be very long at times
    Pay includes holiday pay so is hard to tell if it is good or not


  7. "An experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at High Society part-time

    Pros

    - The office staff despite being underpaid are happy and well recruited so you get good quality of service and help.
    - Taxis on late shifts helps with travel
    - Room for minor promotions

    Cons

    - Taxis are badly organised and the company that’s is used is unreliable and inconsistent. Despite having known about the problems they refuse to change the supplier.
    - Having to call to book shifts instead of using the existing online portal
    - Lack of respect for timings, start and finish times can change on the day. Shifts finishing significantly earlier or later than the times. Whilst having a 48 hour cancellation policy which does not include weekends.
    - Emergency phone is not reliably picked up
    - Clients doing awful things to staff will be ignored, creating an understanding among the staff not to work for specific clients due to how badly they will treat us.

    High Society Response

    25 Sep 2018 – Managing Director

    Thanks so much for your input but i must put you right in this review I’m afraid. Office staff salaries are all variable and are paid well, so sorry to disappoint, you are misinformed as a waiter who... More

  8. "Typical agency nonsense, but with a superiority complex"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at High Society part-time

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Potential to move up fairly quickly and make more money
    Lovely staff

    Cons

    Pay rises are miniscule
    No real development opportunities
    Want you to pretend they’re perfect/better than other agencies when they’re really not
    Claim clients have to feed you, they don’t
    Claim clients have to get you a taxi past a certain time, they don’t always do that
    Cut shifts often - leaves you sometimes with no money to survive on when you’ve only booked long shifts
    Generally awful clients that people don’t want to worth with
    Having to start at 4pm and then standing around for 3 hours is a waste of time

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff when they make complaints, when they have awful experiences with clients. Even office staff are aware of the client problems and the CEO chooses to retain close working relationships with them. Absolutely no regard for the well-being of the staff and more concerned with making a quick buck. I’m aware that it’s a business, but there’s a limit. High turnover rates, to any occupational psychologist, are a very clear sign of unhappy staff. There are ways to incentivise your good staff to stay, but instead you would rather waste time and money retraining people. Poor business model. Staff on the other hand are all lovely, if miserable.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Friendly people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at High Society part-time

    Pros

    The people you work with are fun and friendly
    The work is flexible so you can fit it around other things you are doing
    Some of clients you work for are very organised and tell you exactly what needs to be done
    Usually got food for free at events

    Cons

    Not much, I guess work can be a little stressful at times if the client is disorganised


  10. "Review of high society"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at High Society part-time

    Pros

    Flexible hours and decent pay

    Cons

    Long shifts and working with different people


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