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GEOAmey

What it’s like working at GEOAmey

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think GEOAmey 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

    93% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 46 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 good for parents

    Is working at GEOAmey good if you have caring responsibilities?

    People say this is a bad place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    83% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work

    Based on information from 18 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does GEOAmey pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    96% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 28 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at GEOAmey?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 77% of people report not 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 43 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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do people at GEOAmey get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    78% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 41 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.

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  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at GEOAmey?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    61% of people report it’s hard to book holidays

    Based on information from 44 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.

  • Not easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for GEOAmey workers to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    55% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 29 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at GEOAmey?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    54% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 39 job reviews

  • People don’t enjoy their job

    Do people at GEOAmey enjoy their jobs?

    Most people don’t enjoy their job

    How we know this

    57% of people report they don’t enjoy their job

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do GEOAmey workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    70% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 44 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at GEOAmey?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    61% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 46 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do GEOAmey managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    55% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 40 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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at GEOAmey recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    74% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 50 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Unsafe workplace

    Do people think GEOAmey is a safe place to work?

    Most people think their workplace is unsafe

    How we know this

    68% of people report that their workplace isn’t safe

    Based on information from 37 job reviews

    Why this matters

    No-one should be worried about their safety at work.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do people at GEOAmey feel treated by respect by their managers?

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

    How we know this

    71% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 41 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.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how GEOAmey is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    64% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 45 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at GEOAmey?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    71% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 48 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at GEOAmey?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 27% report getting one week notice or less
    • 7% report getting two weeks notice
    • 2% report getting three weeks notice
    • 58% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 7% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 45 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.

  • People get sick pay

    Does GEOAmey pay sick pay?

    Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    60% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 45 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at GEOAmey do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 37 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.

Excellent
  • Breaks are paid

    Do workers at GEOAmey get paid breaks?

    Yes. People get paid breaks

    How we know this

    84% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 49 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does GEOAmey pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    96% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 46 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at GEOAmey worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    76% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 38 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.

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How GEOAmey ranks

GEOAmey ranks 224th to work for in public sector body employers

  1. 223 East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
    5.1
  2. 224 GEOAmey
    5.0
  3. 225 Hartlepool Borough Council
    4.9

Pay ranges at GEOAmey

  1. £9.28–10.58 per hour

GEOAmey job reviews

  • Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    Lack of pay and appreciation by management

    3.8

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    It is a Monday to Friday day job on my contract.

    Worst thing

    Not enough pay for the dangerous people we are dealing with. Managers don't listen to staff on the ground only want task complete not worrying about your life and dangers to it.

    4.5

    Prisoner custody officer, February 2021

About

GEOAmey is a prisoner security company. They provide prison escort and custody services.

geoamey.co.uk

Jobs by location

  1. 3 job openings

  2. 2 job openings

  3. 2 job openings

  4. 1 job opening

  5. 1 job opening

  6. 1 job opening

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

27% report getting one week notice or less
7% report getting two weeks notice
2% report getting three weeks notice
58% report getting four weeks notice or more
7% report having a fixed rota

Based on 45 employees

What contracts are people on?

63%
part time
37%
full time

Based on 35 employees

How are people paid?

70%
by the hour
30%
an annual salary

Based on 50 employees

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