Each morning I was checking the BMS (Building Management System) which was monitoring the whole building including pumps, pressure, generators and temperatures. If anything was not in order I was assessing if the problem can be fixed on the spot by me. If not I was contacting with the appropriate maintains company. After that I was checking the Plant rooms to physically check if everything is in order. Then I was doing some cleaning around the block offices, checking the CCTV cameras. I was also programing swipe cards for the visitors or fobs for the office workers. If there was any problem in the offices for example broken light bulb I was attending it. I was reliving two security officers, who were sitting at the front desks for over three hours daily. Or sometimes covering the whole shifts (12h) in reception. While working in reception I was answering phone calls, checking visitors, handling visitors swipe cards, directing, and delivering mail or packages to the offices. I learned to react quickly and adequately to problems also talking to variety of people gave me experience and confidence that I can communicate well with other people. I had a very good relationship with my co-workers, we all were treating each other’s with respect and knew that we can count on each other. The hardest part of the job were the days that everything run smoothly. As 12h is a long shift and sometimes when there were no problems in the building or around it, and also not many visitors the bore
I worked for this company for two weeks, one week spent training and the second week in the office in Galway. The training was professional. The second week proved a disaster.
The office under the current covid circumstances last month July was the size of a small box room, with no open window or protective screen.
This was the problem:
- No social distancing - Sitting either in the corner of the office or on the same desk as the business manager.
- I was asked to leave the room every-time the someone came or the business manager had a meeting. Which was several times per day. (I understand privacy and respect it but any work I tried to do was interrupted)
- I found it impossible to try and get some work done and when I did, I had to either be face to face on the same desk as my manager, or be in the corner as she wanted social distancing with a laptop on my knee with no neck support. It was like I was a problem and taking up space.
- The one day I worked at the desk with the manager I was told the next day. That practicing unsafe office procedures was happening and that all touch points must at least be cleaned, I did as I was told , but I had no where else to do my work so How could I social distance?
- On my last day I was so stressed with the whole situation as I had left another job to join the noonan team that I could not get all the work due to the conditions. The manager said ''Its all turned bad for you today, Im sending you for retraining''. This was th
Started working with Noonan in September of 2015 in the building services department. Very nice, helpful work colleagues. Was working long hours due to promises of a raise. Starting early/taking short lunch breaks while working for very little wages. Of course I did not mind this what so ever because i could see Noonan was a reputable company and career progression seemed to be happening for employees within the office. With the promise that the long hours worked on minimum wage would benefit me in the long run i continued with this routine for about 8/9 months.When it came to time for a discussion with management about this promised wage increase it was stated that my position was been terminated. A bit shocked and frustrated i was offered a junior position within the company. Clearly been taken advantage of for the guts of a year within this company with management and their false promises i declined their offer. Clearly this was something i felt HR should have known about this but for some reason my emails never got replied to? I would hate to see this type of treatment happening within any company but i am sure it is happening. Hopefully people wont believe the same lies as i did while working for practically minimum wage while trying to pay rent in Dublin. on the plus side i did meet some of the nicest work friends over the 11 months with the company. Pity i could not say the same about some of the management personal.still a lot of questions i would have for management
I was excited to start working with Noonans. They had me situated in a shopping centre on an info desk. Day to day was pretty simple and easy, handling emails/social media etc. The salary was okay and I managed to get by although Noonans dont provide ANY benefits whatsoever for working there, this was frustrating as I was travelling by bus everyday upwards of 9 KM a journey. Not to mention the fact that I only paid properly about 2 times in my 8 months of being there! Trying to get the money that you were owed was like getting blood out of a stone.
Putting all of this aside I enjoyed my job and the experience was great. That was until Covid hit. The centre manager had called me and stated that I was going to be Temp Laid off which was fine with me. Months pass with no contact or even a "How are you". Then they contact me and I agree to come back for 1 day. During that day I was then told I would be starting back full time within the next 3-4 weeks. From that day to this I havent heard from anyone from bidvest in relation to my job. 2 days after I was there for the one day, they hired someone to take over my position and didnt tell me. They led me to believe I was going back to my job with absolutely no intention of taking me back. I was extremely hurt by this after working closely with these people for over a year. This has furthermore made me hesitant in trusting my future employers. Bidvest Noonan treated me like a piece of dirt.
Constantly micro managed by actual client management instead of Noonan area or security manager team leaders are yes men ridiculous hours when short staffed with little to no thanks or rewards Site managers take a disliking to you and your forced out slowly but surely. Area managers whom there were many are yes men as well who do not know how to keep staff business and issues separate from the client management with constant secret emails and text going back and fourth and clients constantly in your ear via radio or undermining you in situations that you are dealing with and doing opposite of what you think is right to keep themselves looking good clients who make staff rosters to suit them and then recieving it a day before last one ends or day of so you cannot plan for your off days or know when exactly when your off by time I left here I was burnt out both mentally and physically.
ProsGood hours 40+ PW other members of staff are nice
ConsMentally tough interference from client week to week roster
Noonan's wage is above minimum rate.
I worked in shops, factories, doctors, solicitors, banks, NCT centre and even a Fire station.
It took me a year and a half to build up my hours from 2 to 15 a week, but now it fits perfectly into my life style, like I'm always there for school runs and afterschool care. As for a single mum of 4 - it's a God sent job.
Area Manager is brilliant and always there for you, she does make mistakes when overtime is involved, or forgets that you asked for a few days off, but we're all just humans. By the way the new Noonan App eliminates all those problems now.
I was always lucky with colleagues as well, so many interesting and lovely people from all over the world - quite amazing.
The hardest part of the job is when people you work for are looking down at you or ignore your existence instead - but that's not Noonan's fault.
ProsWorking hours fit perfectly into my lifestyle
ConsIt took time to build up the hours and eliminate long commutes
I would not recommend working with Noonan in Castlebar's. Over 5 years of working at this location and I received nothing but disgusting treatment from new management. When I first began working at the company it was great and the benefits were excellent, however, in recent months I found the work unbearable, receiving no thanks for anything, only constant criticism. We would be expected to carry out incomprehensible amounts of work with very poor breaks. Overall I felt completely on edge while working in Noonan's in recent months owing completely to the management as the hospital itself is a nice environment with friendly people, unfortunately, this cannot be related to the employer. It has been a terrible experience, not to mention the high workload and physical nature of the position
ProsThe hospital has a nice atmosphere
ConsShort breaks, Long hours, Terrible management, Almost abusive language
Generally I was not Particularly content with the job i have/had at Noonans, The company is generally pretty poorly managed depending on who your direct manager was. Often there were faults in payslips/hours organisation.
I worked in many many locations around Dublin so I received a lot a varying experience in different work places.
Generally I wouldn't have much contact with coworkers since I largely worked weekend but the ones I did meet were all reasonable people and I never had any major complainants with any of them.
Hardest part of the job was the boredom of standing around doin nothing while also being required to pay attention to your surroundings. It definitely made me a more perceptive person.
Best part of the job was meeting new people daily and helping and interacting with the public.
ProsReasonable pay for a student
ConsStanding For 4+ hours at a time with no Respite
If u wanna become mental.high blood pressure and phyco. So go for this company. Belive me u will become one in less then year time
Working from last 4 years with them. I become a mental patient. Blood pressure problem. Lost all my hair cuz of stress. And sleeplessnights I m on sleeping pills and anti depression pills on daily basis messed up my family life and my Owen. Them ignorance will drive u to become sick and crazy belive me .seeing physiatrist regularly. Why? cuz the bad and untrained mangment and misuse of there power.. And after all no security for future hours. Always u will played by. Don't bother to kill your self for them and leave ur family time to cover for them. And at the time of need they will ignore u like an animal. Even if u face a gun and armed robberys for them they won't bother to give u off time or ask about u or ur health. Belive me I m coming from truth of my heart.
I was hired on with promise of full time hours, which lasted a few weeks. Then for just over a year I was screwed around every week. Holiday pay not paid, my hours disappeared off of my roster. My manager would lie about lack of hours, yet I`d hear back that he`s looking for more people. The sites I worked on were disgusting, staff members leaving fecal matter all over the staff bathroom, the smell in the office. I can`t even begin to describe it. People who slept, and even drank on the job were getting proper hours, yet myself and several others who worked hard were constantly being screwed over. Several times I`d make the journey to work, only to find someone else had been put in my place a few minutes before, and I would have to return home, 12 hours of work taken from me.
Promising start, but quickly degraded due to poor organisation.
The company clearly has internal issues. Pay department never paid my wages correctly even though I was salaried. The pay negotiated in the interview was not the pay that was delivered, even though I was informed pay rate was negotiatable. Struggled to get basic things like laptops and passwords. You can't talk to anyone over the phone, it has to be done through their internal mailing system which takes many days to get a response. I ended up being made redundant four months into the role along with four other people, my job was then advertised out a week later at a lower rate of pay and a lower grade title. It was the first time I'd ever worked for Bidvest Noonan, and unfortunately will be the last. My personal experience of them over the four short months I worked for them was extremely poor, definitely not a company that puts people first as they claim in their job advertisements.
ProsGood work/life balance
ConsPayroll department incapable of paying people correctly, communication with relevant departments was limited due to internal mailing system, overall organisation is poor.
As a detention officer my duties involved maintaining the welfare of detained persons whilst in custody and enforcing their legal rights and entitlements. I have developed as an employee and learnt a high level of focus as well as how to interact with different types of people. Working for Noonan involves working within the custody suites of police stations, therefore the professionalism with this job is of a high standard. The management at Noonan maintain a professional standard whilst working in co ordination with other staff members. The challenges the job presents involve interacting with several different types of people in several different, sometimes hostile, situations. The most enjoyable part of the job is working alongside other detention officers, police officers and sergeants to complete the job at hand in a professional manner.
Pros4 shifts on 4 days off
Questions and answers about Bidvest Noonan
What was the most challenging part of your role at Bidvest Noonan?
Asked 9 Mar 2019
The horrible staff I worked with
Answered 19 Dec 2022
Dealing with bad management
Answered 24 Jun 2022
Why would you want to work at Bidvest Noonan?
Asked 25 Apr 2017
Easy company to work paid holidays, sick leave and really good area manger plus u get discounts and lots of special offers
Answered 1 Mar 2022
I like to working in noonan services groupe becouse i like fast jobs i can lean more
Answered 26 Aug 2020
How are the working hours at Bidvest Noonan?
Asked 25 Apr 2017
12 hour shifts
Answered 28 Apr 2022
I worked full time hours monday to friday. There is some opportunity to do overtime. There were not many noonan cleaners where I worked who did part time hours.
Answered 7 Feb 2022
How long does it take to get hired from start to finish at Bidvest Noonan? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 29 Jan 2018
4 weeks. Screening
Answered 26 Mar 2022
1 month if you are lucky otherwise longer
Answered 29 Dec 2021
How should you prepare for an interview at Bidvest Noonan?
Asked 24 Jun 2018
I have to be ready for all thes questions .and no panique