Team member (Former Employee) – Hamilton, South Lanarkshire – 16 February 2017
A typical day as a team member I cleaned the bingo hall, I worked in the cashline, I learned • Cash line – Collect and give out change to customers • Cash line – Collect and count money from zone machines • Cash line – Put leaflets out on tables to help advertise and promote the bingo • Helped and gave customers the best advice when required – strong customer focus • Cleaned tables and hoovered • Worked well as part of a team • Was required to study and undergo ongoing assessments throughout the year • Gained Mecca Liquor License accreditation and Food Hygiene certificate • The role required me to have a good understanding of equality and diversity • This role allowed me to develop my understanding of managerial performance and behaviours the environment was very poor as a lot of bad behaviour and it wasn't treated as a job, the hardest part of the job was trying to persuade people to work together as a team and follow the rules and regulations which weren't followed. the most enjoyable part of the job was getting to meet and know regular customers and gaining the experience and skills.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Cross Gates – 13 February 2017
Hard work with a great team and lovely customers that made the job enjoyable.Managers were a problem and I felt that if your face didn't fit you did not advance in the job.I also felt that the management had no empathy or support for staff that needed it.
Senior Team Member (Former Employee) – Southend on Sea, UK – 5 February 2017
This job had a pros and cons.I learnt a lot whilst working here not just within the industry but about myself. The hardest part of the job was the unsociable hours we worked but the best part of the job was meeting loads of different characters.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Stockton-on-Tees, Durham – 31 January 2017
Going to work was an enjoyable experience, meeting a wide variety of customers daily was ecxiting and I worked with a good team of staff. Timing was extremely important in this job making sure customers recieved the correct payments in good time of claiming and making sure new customers were reassured how to pplay the game and what was expected of us as well as them. Management was always present and could be called upon should there have been a problem that needed addressing.
Kitchen Staff Member (Former Employee) – Beeston, Nottinghamshire – 8 January 2017
Usually, my job consisted of prepping food for customers for later on in the day, checking stock, and doing the stock rotation. There was always something to do. The management in my opinion was poor, and did not allow for circumstances which could not be helped, I saw little compassion or consideration towards me as a person. Some of the staff there can be particularly rude, and insulting. It was very hard to work as part of a team. The most enjoyable part of my job was the interaction I got with customers.
Discounted Lunch, Work arranged parties
Lack of organisation, lack of communication, and staff that can be rude and insulting.
Team Member (Bar and Kitchen member) (Former Employee) – Doncaster – 24 November 2016
Great staff fast paced work fun customers management approachable no two days were the same lots of variation the hardest part of the job were the split shifts as you would start at 10 in the morning, two hour break and back in till 10 at night.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Stockton-on-Tees – 15 November 2016
Having been in the role for the best part of my working life, there are many pro's and con's. A great starting job to learn basic skills and to give a taste of a working environment; however, there is not enough for a long-term career development. I believe I am capable of more, willing to do more, to achieve.
Split Shifts, Lack of Motivation, No Great Career Prospects
Team Member (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 30 October 2016
I worked in mecca bingo for 3 months and left due to management not doing anything about my problems, i also worked there with my mum and my mum left after 3 years of being there due to management.
I really enjoyed working in the bingo, learning different roles and getting to know the regular customers. I learnt alot of things while i was there, cashline, bar work, cash handling, waiting on, cook & front of house.
Bingo Assistant (Current Employee) – Ellesmere Port – 3 October 2016
good place of work. customers are very friendly, staff are always willing to help out if in trouble. The hardest part of the job is the hours. every shift is a split shift from 12 pm until 11 pm latest. although it means a very long 2 hour break in between shifts. each month you get a free bingo voucher to use at any other club and with that you can get a free drink and half price on meals or deserts.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Acocks Green – 24 September 2016
people talking about each other and clicks, team leaders are incompetent and take credit for team members work, management dont help out, its horrifically understaffed so you never get a break, everyone is sleeping with each other and you get no appreciation when you go out of your way and told off for irrelevant things. Honestly not even worth min wage. Double shifts are killer and you will have no social life.
Team member (Former Employee) – Manchester – 9 September 2016
Working for mecca bingo was one of the hardest jobs ive done the work was hard but i did learn a lot in many different departments. The management was childish and bullied alot of the staff once it became my turn i decided to leave and take another job after more than a year of working there i became fed up of the team they were not a good team to work with but they did teach me the difference between a good team and good management.
Maintenance/Handyman (Former Employee) – Stockton-on-Tees – 31 August 2016
i worked for the mecca bingo in stockton for 15 years ,,the wage is poor , the management are the most under skilled people iv ever worked with , the opportunity to better your self is near zero ,,if you have any scene stay away ,,
Team Member - Part Time (Former Employee) – Dagenham – 12 July 2016
I enjoyed this job alot and got a lot of praise for the work i had done and had a great team to work with, with lots of help and understanding people.
a typical day would start with a polite hello to all team members and managers at work, then to go and get our floats to begin our shifts(depending on department) then waiting for customers to come in, great all customers kindly, help all customers with what ever they need, our jobs involved from checking bingo claims to making drinks, to cooking and serving food to customers, all regular customers always say about happy they are to see us and our bright smiley faces.
i learnt alot of bar skills and a small amount of silver service and i learnt alot about customer service and how to keep the customers coming back.
my co-workers where lovely people helpful and kind and always praising you for the good work you do and for going out of your way to help support a team.
the most enjoyable part of the job was to see my wounderful co-workers and our regular customers and having a nice little chat now and again with them.
50% discount of food and free main game of bingo each month
long hours, late shifts, long weekends, not very flexible.