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The Portico Library, The Portico or Portico Library and Gallery on Mosley Street, Manchester, is an independent subscription library designed in the Greek Revival style by Thomas Harrison of Chester and built between 1802 and 1806. It is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a Grade II* listed building, having been designated on 25 February 1952, and has been described as "the most refined little building in Manchester".

William B from Manchester shared a review in TRIP ADVISOR about his experience visiting PORTICO LIBRARY: "The library is small but housed in a nice room. Upon entering I was told by a member of staff that I was only allowed to stand in a central area and that I could not walk along the aisles where the books actually were. As I approached but not venture into the invisible boundary between the permitted area and the aisles I was told by another member staff exactly the same thing. Quite why visitors are not even allowed to get close to the books just to look at them is beyond me. Far more important and visited places allow this i.e. John Rylands and the British Museum. Seriously don't bother with this place and its regimented regime. My visit lasted about sixty seconds."


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Former Employee - Receptionist says

"I worked at Portico full-time for more than 3 years Cons: The management at Portico encourage bullying against BAME team members."

Current Employee - Receptionist says

"I have been working at Portico full-time for less than a year Cons: The Management team specialise their heinous service by micromanaging and scrutinising innocent employees. The management team is diabolical and the managment team are falsifiers."

Former Employee - Inventory Clerk says

"I worked at Portico full-time for more than 3 years Cons: Poor management, no loyalty, poor remuneration"

Former Employee - Corporate Receptionist says

"I worked at Portico full-time for more than a year Cons: Unprofessional management team work with"

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I have been working at Portico full-time Cons: It’s ironic, that portico claims to be ‘People company’ when they don’t care about their employees. Pretty much Everyone is fake and you Are also expected to be fake and robotic. No management support, total ignorance, no human factor being considered in any challenging situations."

Former Employee - Host says

"I worked at Portico full-time Cons: They lie to your face about your role. They don't care about how many health and safety rules they break. They like to give all the power to the clients, allowing them to be rude. Which is frankly disgusting and unprofessional."

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"I worked at Portico full-time Cons: A lot of typical corporate 'we care for our people' chat but no support is given to employees whatsoever. They prioritise high paying contracts over their people, and will only care for the client's demands. There is little security on sites where clients can be difficult and there seems to be a huge staff turnover. When staff express their unhappiness with the site they are quick to be called negative and removed. Role was advertised as reception but due to client demands staff were often made to do demeaning tasks e.g. opening the toilet door for executives."

Former Employee - Receptionist says

"I worked at Portico full-time for less than a year Cons: Managers were unprofessional and were not friendly."

Former Employee - Receptionist says

"I worked at Portico full-time for more than a year Cons: - They only care about the clients needs, regardless of how ridiculous their requests may be - You work as a contractor for the site you are based at - Outdated grooming standards - Management are impossible to get hold of until it suits them - No career opportunities, they focus on a select few - No support from management - High staff turnover - Claimed I didn't work for them when new employer asked for a reference - 'Team Support' have no repercussions for their behaviour, the permanent staff have to take the brunt of it from the client."

Current Employee - Receptionist says

"I have been working at Portico full-time for more than a year Cons: they micro manage you create all sorts of rules that aren't necessary whilst pretending to be care about their staff. This is not a company I would recommend."

Management (Former Employee) says

"Horrible place to work. The managers banter about staff and take personal circumstances into chit-chat with a tendency to humiliate staff behind their backs. Do not work here as I have heard it all. One manager was oogling a female employee and was joking about what her appearance. Cons: Long hours, terrible bosses, miserable staff, and an all round depressing place to work. This place is not good for your overall mental health."

Client Accountant (Former Employee) says

"Its a good stepping stone in your career. However management micromange you. There is no room for flexibility in terms of working hours. The company are working in the dark ages, they need to catch up with the times and appreciate their workforce. The company have very high turnover and will never change until they modernise their working conditions. Cons: No flexibility"

Interview (Current Employee) says

"Had an interview at the head office and didn't bother to revert back with feedback after 2 weeks when I was promised so. I would avoid wasting your time at their run down head office. Cons: none"

Property Manager (Former Employee) says

"Long hours makes staff lazy and unproductive. All work culture feels negative as mangers constantly put pressure on there employees which is making whole work culture negative. Cons: Long hours, micromanage staff, uneducated managers"

Paralegal (Former Employee) says

"Its not a nice place to work, managers micromanage everything you do, you always feel like you're on edge because you could be fired at any moment. all they care about is making money and are quick to throw you under the bus"

Client Liaison Officer (Former Employee) says

"I could never get holiday when I wanted or needed it as there was never any cover available. I put in 4 requests for holiday with at least 3 months notice for each one and was told that I couldn't have the dates I wanted. In the end I learnt that if I wanted holiday I had to ask what dates were available. Also pay is not performance related but straight across the board so although you are encouraged to go the extra mile, there is very little reward if you do."

switchboard operator (Former Employee) says

"Lazy staff and very rude to callers, Switchboard in Glasgow Cons: Lazy staff members, very poor customer service."

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