Senior Team Member (Former Employee) – Halifax – 22 March 2018
Perfect job if your single with no other commitments. Flexible contract says you have to work where they want, when they want..(No questions asked).. ps don't ask questions full stop. Confidentiality of your personal life... well doesn't exist.. don't tell anybody anything ever unless you want people to know all your business. Very clique environment
Team Member (Current Employee) – Doncaster – 8 April 2018
Theres no chance of progression as they use favoritism to progress. The pay is not competitive, it is minimum wage. Theres no benefits besides a pension scheme. Unsociable hours, paid at normal minimum wage. A typical day at work is being short staffed as as a company hours have been cut, therefore having to do several peoples job. In the last 2 years around 2 dozen people have left, many people have not lasted more than a month or two! Some leave after a week!
50% off food and drink while at work
Dont get a chance to eat at work to get the discount which is only pro
Senior Team Member/Non-Gaming Supervisor (Current Employee) – Dundee – 19 March 2018
I enjoyed my time working at Mecca bingo. I worked there for just under 4 years as I was a student. The job is perfect for students as the company normally needs more staff on during the evenings and at weekends. However, to work there full-time would be a chore and to contrast to what was said before, the hours would eventually get to me especially if I had children as I would never get to see them. Overall the company is okay to work for and excellent if you're looking for part-time work.
No age-discrimination for hourly pay (at time of writing)
Team Member (Current Employee) – York – 6 February 2018
I really want to write positive things about Mecca Bingo, but the ongoing squeeze on staff following on from an ongoing decline in customers has made the daily routine stressful and lacking in fun. You are rarely mentally challenged and the companies management seem to be severely lacking in an understanding of how the clubs operate and stifle opinions on the matter.. Having said that, the people (both the customers and the staff) are what making working at Mecca bingo a positive experience.
Senior Team Member (Former Employee) – Aberdeen, Aberdeen City – 18 January 2018
I enjoyed working here, it was very busty and there was always something to be done so the days passed very quickly. The staff and management were helpful for the most part and the customers were lovely.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Liverpool – 18 December 2017
Worked in a variety of different roles within the company including bar work, reception, counting house, and customer enquiries. Meeting and greeting new and existing members, registering new members, issuing and checking tickets to confirm claims
Team Member (Former Employee) – Wales – 5 December 2017
Mecca was very busy at times, or very quiet. The full days are very long and you will be on your feet without many chances to sit and rest. Often it is so busy you are unable to take your full break entitlement. They don't care if you miss your break, but if you arrive late they will have a serious discussion in the office.
It can be very stressful at times due to the demands of the customers and I found that some of the staff did not cope well with this.
My experience is a 1* rating. But perhaps others will enjoy it. You will need lots of energy and be willing to work long days. I did not like the split shift on full days.
Late finishes, long hours on feet in uncomfortable shoes. Stressful environment.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Bedford, Bedfordshire – 1 December 2017
I worked at bingo for a long time and the managers don’t give you the correct training if they do it’s chuck you on a department and expect you to know what your doing. They messed up my pay every month I done over time and never received it and Work members were very clicky
Senior Team Member (Current Employee) – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – 8 November 2017
Good place to learn great customer service skills, dealing with customers from all backgrounds. Learning to deal with effective and polite manners with difficult customers. Great team and supporting management.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Kingstanding – 25 October 2017
Terrible pay, under staffed and overall a totally un- professional environment. training is non-existent. long term members of staff get to do what they want when they want whilst new ones are asked to do all the work. Team members telling the management what to do. The hours are split shift which means staying all day with a lunch break for an hour.
Great - If you don’t mind reducing your social life!
Team Member (Current Employee) – Dagenham – 5 October 2017
Mecca is a fantastic company to work for. I have worked for the company now for around 7 years. No two days are ever the same - and the the customers and your colleagues are what makes the job so enjoyable. It’s like being part of another family (a fairly big one at that!)
The only thing I would say - is don’t expect too much of a life outside of work - as they will tell you that you are on a “flexible rota” - which is a HR-correct way of saying you can work 14+ hours each day (and all weekend, every weekend) - and you cannot complain about it.
50% off Food, Colleagues, Networking, Friendly, Progression
Mecca is a very fun place to work but can be very consuming in time around the lifestsyle of employees.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Dundee, Dundee City – 14 September 2017
Mecca is a great place to learn and advance in and it has certainly helped me a lot over the years with experience in every field such as customer service, bar work, working with food and working with large amounts of money.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Aberdeen, Aberdeen City – 9 September 2017
A day at mecca can be very busy and stressful but with the help of everyone doing their job makes it a lot easier. Management At Mecca are all approachable, and also understanding about anything. hardest part of the job is Saturday nights because its te busiest time of the week and we can get 800+ people in, and we could be short staffed which makes it a lot worst
Senior Team Member (Former Employee) – Dundee City – 15 August 2017
loved working at mecca great staff and most customers felt likeifamily i learned how to do stocktaking and the daily running of kitchen i also learned about cashline and booksales but my fav part of job was working in kitchen doing cooking