Why does Olympian Security Services get a rating of 5.7?

5 Olympian Security Services employees told us the following about their jobs.

5 employees told us the worst thing about this employer…

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  • People are paid below market rates

    How we know this

    0% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 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

    How we know this

    In the last year, 0% 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 80% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% 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.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    How we know this

    0% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 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.

Not great
  • People feel stressed

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    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.

  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    100% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    20% 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.

  • Breaks are paid

    How we know this

    80% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 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 don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    20% 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.

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About

Olympian Security Services is a security company. They provide security services for schools, shops, hospitals and construction sites.

olympiansecurity.co.uk

How Olympian Security Services ranks

Olympian Security Services ranks 11th to work for in best security company to work for

  1. 8= Total Security Services
    5.8
  2. 11 Olympian Security Services
    5.7
  3. 12 Axis Security
    5.6

Pay ranges at Olympian Security Services

  1. £8.23–9.61 per hour

Olympian Security Services job reviews

  • Best thing

    NHS staff

    Worst thing

    Too many Shifts

    3.8

    Security officer, October 2020

    • £9.25 per hour
    • 25 or older

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

80%
1 week or less
20%
fixed rota

Based on 5 employees

What contracts are people on?

Full time 100% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 5 employees

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