Security officer at Carlisle Support Services

People in this role may also be known as security guards.

5 workers in this role at Carlisle Support Services have taken the survey.

How much does Carlisle Support Services pay security officers?

Security officer at Carlisle Support Services
£8.88–10.26
Typical range
£8.72–12.50

Security officer employees at Carlisle Support Services are typically paid £8.88–10.26 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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What is management like for security officer employees at Carlisle Support Services?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do security officers think Carlisle Support Services head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    20% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Not great
  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do security officers at Carlisle Support Services feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    40% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Left alone to do your job

    Worst thing

    Never seen a manager, even when I got assaulted

    6.5

    Security officer, December 2020

    • £8.88 per hour
    • 25 or older

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What are the hours like for security officer employees at Carlisle Support Services?

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  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do security officers at Carlisle Support Services get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do security officers get of their shift pattern at Carlisle Support Services?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 40% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 20% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for security officers to take sick leave at Carlisle Support Services?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    60% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do security officers at Carlisle Support Services worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    40% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for security officers to book a holiday at Carlisle Support Services?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Carlisle Support Services managers change security officers shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    0% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do security officers at Carlisle Support Services do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    20% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Flexibility with hours

    Worst thing

    60 hours a week

    7.4

    Duty Manager, May 2020

    • Manages people
    • £9.88 per hour
    • 25 or older

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What is career progression like for security officers at Carlisle Support Services?

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  • No career progression

    Are security officers given support to progress at Carlisle Support Services?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 20% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do security officers get enough training when they start at Carlisle Support Services?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    80% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from security officers at Carlisle Support Services

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  • Best thing

    its local to where i live.

    Worst thing

    shift work with little time in between.

    4.9

    Employee, February 2021

    • Manages people
    • £9.74 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Left alone to do your job

    Worst thing

    Never seen a manager, even when I got assaulted

    6.5

    Security officer, December 2020

    • £8.88 per hour
    • 25 or older

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How Carlisle Support Services ranks

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    5.6
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