Showsec Reviews

Updated 11 Jan 2021

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3.5
56%
Recommend to a Friend
64%
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Showsec Managing Director Mark Harding
Mark Harding
39 Ratings
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  • "Managers definitely had their favourites, long hours(in 14 reviews)

  • "Safeguarding policies aren't followed or obeyed - I've experienced horror stories at festivals, be careful if you choose to work for them(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sia Door Supervisor 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Showsec full-time

    Pros

    Great colleagues and management. Great venues.

    Cons

    Depending on venue/event can be high work load

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  2. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Booking Administrator in Leicester, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Showsec part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere in the head office, all staff make you feel like you're a valuable part of the team. The general vibe is very uplifting and motivates you to do the job, loved every minute of my time there!

    Cons

    Little progression opportunities at head office


  3. "Students"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Event Steward in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Showsec part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good for students as they can choose when to work

    Cons

    Not good management, they might change your shift on short notice

  4. "Very bad"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Showsec part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible working. Some good venues.

    Cons

    No respect for you or safety. Training hit and miss

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  5. "Good"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Event Steward in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Showsec part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible shifts that work for you

    Cons

    Competition for popular shifts so you have to be quick

  6. "Decent place to work"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Steward in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Showsec part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great flexibility with working hours

    Cons

    training could be better- staff are sometimes clueless on what to do

  7. "Great for extra work and flexible"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Sia Door Supervisor in Cardiff, Wales

    I worked at Showsec part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone who worked there was friendly, managers were okay, very flexible shifts

    Cons

    Managers definitely had their favourites, long hours.

  8. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Security 

    I have been working at Showsec part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Choose own shifts Good booking service Can cancel shifts up to 5 days before without cover Lots of variety

    Cons

    Can be boring sometimes Available shifts are limited in certain times of the year

  9. "Good"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Security in Manchester, England

    I have been working at Showsec part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay Variety of work Can pick own shifts

    Cons

    Can be boring Shift availability depends on time of year

  10. "Management"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Steward 

    I have been working at Showsec part-time

    Pros

    Work at cool events and get to be part of it

    Cons

    Management micromanage you and are condescending “been watching you on the cctv for five mins now get your hand out of your pockets I won’t tell you again “

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