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Pitman's People Reviews

Updated April 19, 2017
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  1. "Good but needs work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Employee
    Former Employee - Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Flexible working hours

    Cons

    Pay schedule volatile needs working on


  2. "Stay away from this crewing company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Best lies and promises you'll ever hear from anyone. Don't fall in their game as you will strugle.

    Cons

    They mess with ppls wages not paying them corectly nor on time. No contact between office and staff. The managent is rotten.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your lads corectly and stop taking advantage of people in need. Stop the lies with: there is plenty of work just bear with us. Worst crewing company ever.


  3. "Lied about wages, NO organisation at all"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackney, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Hackney, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Flexible shifts when they were offered

    Cons

    The hourly rate was lied about in the interview, holiday pay used to subsidize wages and not offered shifts unless they were short and was phoned at 6am the same morning.

    Advice to Management

    Get organised, and don't offer wages higher than £7 if you aren't prepared to pay them.


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  5. "Event Staff"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Event Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Event Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Pitman's People part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Meet some great people! weekly pay great training

    Cons

    long hours of standing, but thats stewarding I guess!

    Advice to Management

    more specific location deets


  6. "Terrible Agency. Look Elsewhere If Desperate."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Current Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Doesn't require much experience. The holiday pay is quite good - £8.07. That's it.

    Cons

    Where do I even start? I have not even worked ONE shift with these people.

    1. Went to the induction, was added onto the system and asked them how I can find out about what shifts are available and when. She said we will get emailed in a few days with the contact details. I was NEVER emailed.

    2. My friend who works for them passed on the leader's contact details and I messaged her asking about shifts. My message was ignored. I called the office to ask about shift availability. I was told there weren't any at all, but my friends all happened to get shifts.

    3. Wanted to work the shifts for Notting Hill Carnival - my friends were contacted and I was not. I called the office numerous times and they said they'd get back to me. No one ever got back to me.

    4. 2 hours before the carnival, I received a text saying I need to arrive on site on time. No location of where we should meet, no time sheets were sent to me, standard shift procedure wasn't followed. Of course I couldn't show up.

    5. Regularly they are late with pay, and often they overpay or underpay you or won't pay you at all. (I've never worked and so have never been paid but this is based on my friends complaints).

    6. At the induction, I was told there was a variety of roles available but my friends were only ever given shifts as stewards.

    Advice to Management

    Disgustingly disorganised. Find a way to keep track of your employees, find a better way for communication, just find a way to fix your company entirely.


  7. "Not that great"

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    Current Employee - Steward in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Steward in London, England (UK)
    Recommends

    I have been working at Pitman's People part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It's good if you want some quick cash and don't mind standing for hours on end. Plus you do meet loads of new people which is good.

    Cons

    No organisation, most of the roles given require you to stand in the same spot for 5-7 hours not doing much.


  8. "Crew Member"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Pitman's People as a contractor

    Pros

    Very talented people, great culture

    Cons

    lack of work-life balance, long hours

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people!