SSD Concerts Reviews
20% would recommend to a friend
(19 total reviews)
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Updated 11 Jul 2022
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- "Lack of communication and no proper training or direction from management, staff left to fend for themselves and rely on each other." (in 4 reviews)
- 5.014 Oct 2020Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, less than 1 yearNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Culture, Office Space, Staff, Exciting Future
Nothing would be a con working here1
- 4.06 Feb 2022Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Great staff who work tirelessly in difficult circumstances. Much needed changes and improvements have been implemented and they should now be allowed to proceed with their careers without continued scrutiny or sabotage efforts.
The holiday set up could be better. Perhaps look into a system that streamlines holidays and makes it easier for staff to see what they have left etc.
- 4.05 Apr 2021Bar StaffFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Team all support each other and supervisor bar manager all worked well and support each other. I worked here from sept 2018-jan 21 and never saw any of the things that have been said in previous reviews and the timelines and comments about management don’t add up, and sound like they’re talking about something else or perhaps reviews from years ago but the culture and atmosphere was definitely a positive one in the time I worked here, some reviews talk about them working there for over a year and I know In recent times it was just me and one other staff who had been there that long. and I’m sure everyone would say the same and support the current manager and have never seen the abuse/drugs use/ inappropriate behaviour here in all the time worked here, it was always seen as safe space
The pay system isn’t great, but this isn’t the case of direct bar management it is fault of office staff. Wasn’t paid holiday pay - fault of high management and accounting staff(thinking they know best and that I don’t know what I’m talking about despite me being an accountant)1
- 1.026 Mar 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Everyone was in the same boat so peers bonded with each other
This is the least professional company I've every worked for. Never paid on time (maybe once or twice) , never paid the correct amount. Even when I was showing the director my bank account he was still saying he'd paid me. The communication was terrible, the director brought in another upper management person who had even worse communication, and just left everyone out to dry most of the time. So lower level staff had to deal with all their issues. The lower level staff constantly had to team together and use their own resources to save this company on numerous occasions, including working 100 hour weeks while the company constantly felt like it was going to go under. The company had to be bailed out by Tokyo on several occasions in the space of a year, zero health and safety, promised bonuses went UNPAID. Do not work for this morally bankrupt company.4
- 1.029 Mar 2021Bar StaffFormer Employee, more than 1 yearNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Made some lifelong friends Opportunities to see new and upcoming musicians
I was sexually harassed by my manager repeatedly and nothing got done about it Only 2 men worked behind the bar the rest of the staff were young impressionable women Never paid on time in the total 18 months I was there Always paid incorrectly and had to literally chase managers down to sort it out Next to no training No contract No regular hours Guilt tripped into working 12+ hour shifts and to work last minute on days off Rate of pay was constantly changing No staff loo or disabled loo Treated extremely poorly by management Very ‘cliquey’ vibe Encouraged to do drugs during shifts - proper peer pressure stuff but by 40 year olds2
- 1.030 Mar 2021BartenderFormer EmployeeNewcastle upon Tyne, England
Made close friends with other bar staff & also got to work some good live music events.
Never signed a contract, never received a pay check, often underpaid, paid late on multiple occasions. Experienced sexual harassment almost every shift and was sexually assaulted by a manager but had it brushed off because that was the “norm”. Worked long shifts with no break (only smokers got breaks), didn’t always get paid for overtime. Overall it was a very hostile work environment and I am now diagnosed with PTSD as a result of working for this company.5
- 1.028 Mar 2021Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee
Met some amazing, likeminded, music-loving humans and made lasting friendships. A stepping stone in the music industry.
No system or hierarchy in place. Lack of communication and no proper training or direction from management, staff left to fend for themselves and rely on each other. Extremely high turnover of staff, often hired based on appearance. The young workforce is exploited by either unpaid internships or wage based on their age (not skills). Many of my co-workers were underpaid or not paid on time on a regular basis. Promised a contract which never appeared, never received a legitimate payslip - as there was no payroll system - and consistently worked overtime with little or no financial reward. The company took on far too many venues/events, without any concern for a struggling workforce already at capacity. The owner made racist and misogynistic comments on a daily basis. I was personally objectified and witness to all manner of offensive and inappropriate language. He would undermine staff behind their backs and create drama within the office. Upper management would immediately dismiss any claims of harassment or unfair treatment without investigation. Staff were regularly fired without any notice, usually by email, which created a sense of paranoia. Felt on edge and could never fully relax. My mental health seriously suffered when I was overwhelmed with stress and started experiencing panic attacks. The owner compulsively lies and actively deceives bands, agents, customers, not to mention everyone who works there. Staff were under pressure to be complicit. The company (quite rightly) has an extremely poor reputation within the local music scene and is a laughing stock within the industry. They have a monopoly over venues in the north-east, which ultimately means local bands/artists suffer. It's a toxic workplace which is not worth the psychological trauma. Stay away.4
- 1.027 Mar 2021Bar StaffFormer Employee, less than 1 yearNewcastle upon Tyne, England
other staff members were great.
Never paid on time No contracts throughout employment Didn't get paid for holidays Lowered rate of pay without any pre warning4
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SSD Concerts has an overall rating of 1.8 out of 5, based on over 20 reviews left anonymously by employees. 20% of employees would recommend working at SSD Concerts to a friend and 18% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has decreased by -25% over the last 12 months.
20% of SSD Concerts employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated SSD Concerts 2.0 out of 5 for work life balance, 1.9 for culture and values and 2.1 for career opportunities.