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It sounds a good job with room for progression where in reality its very different. I was expected to learn and operate a line in a very short space of time. Salary varies depending of demand of product line youre on which alters your shift pay, MIddle management not very professional and lots of back stabbing amongst staff.

Pros

good pension

Cons

high expectation. Mundane job
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Pays well, poor moral

Management and planning don’t communicate, management push production and volume and minimise maintenance. Poor at organising staff, low moral on site
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Enjoyed for a year or 2 and then the monotony kicks in

The main problems areWages don't climb with new starters- worked there 6 years and only just ahead of a new starter Next to zero job progression. They will promise the world but never execute.Communication with managers is minimal-only if they want something.They would rather save money displacing temps rather then let you do your own job.Maintenance gets but on the back burner if they can utilise you in another area.

Pros

Clean, The people you work with day to day, Job security

Cons

Long hours, Boring, Frustrating dealing with managers, No progression, It seems you get progression if you're best mates with the manager, Or your bad at your job so they try to move you away/up, Annual pay talks regularly take over a year to sort out, new supply manager cares very little about staff
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Back stabbing

Face must fit to succeed Management are very weak and middle management are very poor and always have to ask the next level up.Completely money orientated and can be ruthless with temporary staff from one month to another calling them back when they are desperate. If you want to succeed just say yes to everything they want as if management get an idea in their head you won’t change it so you are made to carry on and make it work.Love wasting money on menial things but won’t pay out unless you have 100 years of data for a failure on your machine.

Pros

Pension, staff shop.

Cons

Weak management, working with extremely unskilled workers creates problems, canteen
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Management doesn't care about employees only production.

No training, Inexperienced leads, At times toxic work environment, 12 hr shifts and wanting more OT. Always short staffed, High turnover, leads and management always scrutinize staff, limited experienced talent, the staff are good people that are consistently disappointed and fed up, or so new they don't know what's going on. This is not the RB it used to be. Job culture and moral are in the toilet. RUN AWAY UNLESS YOU HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE!!! They hadn't adjusted their pay scale in over a decade until recently and that's only for the new people that come in getting more than your experienced long time staff 4 weeks vacation for new employees, The 20 yr veterans got nothing extra (they had to put in 20 years of service for 4 wks. SO BAD

Pros

Vacation

Cons

Everything else but Coworkers
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Tried to give it no stars but couldn't

Over managed but under staffed. The team members are great but the managers have a huge chip which seems to be a common theme. A lot of backstabbing and name calling with managers that are clearly well and truly out of their depth. Tried to speak to my Line Manager last month and they are so ignorant, only bothered about their area pay rise and not interested in the shop floor or any new ideas. I cannot understand how some people have a managers role as they are so inept at what they do everyday. Not a nice place to work but I was well and truly mis-sold this job and company

Pros

good wages

Cons

pretty much everything else, get the product out the door even if you have covid symptoms
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Great job

I loved working here. I learned a lot of in the job training and education. The job benefits and pay were excellent as well. Very personable company to work for.
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Mantech

Global company with Mickey mouse standards. If you get offered the job think again .your family and your health. Very bad shifts which destroys your body -day night 12 hour shifts. Safety is very poor . Waste is very high . Management are laughable and are the main issue on the site . Not got a clue and don t like been told the truth . Back stabbing bonus chasing idiots. Training does not happen . Re work none stop due to management not listening. Tape&cardboard the line run run run until its breaks. Then it's your fault . NO ONE LISTENS NO ONE CARES .FACT . AVOID
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Breathtaking Incompetence

As jobs go it is fine but you will quickly realise that it’s a who you know type of place. Back stabbing is encouraged by leaders and managers. You will scratch your head and wonder how some people are qualified for their role.....they aren’t. The site has failed audits recently which shows a lack of quality and competency from the management. The ‘team’ of managers try and make life miserable for the shop floor
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Although I enjoyed the work and the pay was good - the management were the worsted I’ve seen and seem to delight in making employees Feel miserable

Great role, good pay, worst management & culture I’ve ever experienced. If I didn’t know better I’d think they deliberately set out to make employees work lives as miserable as possible. It’s a shame because I’ve heard it was brilliant when it was just Reckitts.
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Awful place to work.....too much back stabbing and the management would pretty much screw people over to make themselves look good

Would not work there again......awful management and far too much back stabbing and management trying to get one over one another to make themselves look good to get to where they want to go.....very much a bullying culture unfortunately....Would not recomend anybody working there.

Pros

None

Cons

Terrible management....long hours.....
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Appalling

Not much good going on in the hull site despite the investment. Chronic lack of leadership and quality at every level. Just turn check camera off and get product out the door. Contamination of finished goods throughout factory but ignored (see above).

Pros

Wages only pro keeping people here.

Cons

Entire Deceptive Culture
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RB Hull - Rework Rush Rush Rework

Worked for 18 months here and found it to be total chaos. There is no plan and when you hit plan they put more work in. Constant rework but no one is concerned with why. The managers ignore you and have no experience, workers are treated like second class citizens, there is no morale. Massive arrogant, patronising gap between the click management and what was the rest of us. Glad to be gone This is NOT a world class leader as they think and avoid. .

Pros

Nil

Cons

Wasted nearly 2 years
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Man tech hull

Poor poor management. Kids running the place straight from uni with no life or people skills. Lots of back stabbing. No leadership from management. You can never do enough. Massive blame culture. Long hours. No investment in machinary. Things held together with tape. Absolute dump to be honest. Money only thing keeping me and most others there

Pros

Money

Cons

Everything else
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ok but very clique and no trianing

very poor training practically non existant.lot of back biting between colleagues . everyone willing to step on one another to look good in front of managers. job itself was okay but just left to work out what to do not sure if correct or not until something goes wrong then your to blame would not work for company again not structured and do not deliver on promises but pay is good for sector

Pros

close to home

Cons

long hours and no training
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Great Job

RB is a great company to work for only thing two many hours,7 days a week gets old.But overall goggd growing company,just the brandon plant will be leaving soon
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fast paced, long hours

loved learning all the technical skills. chemicals is not the ideal environment, but being able to use my troubleshooting skills to solve problems was very rewarding

Pros

great benefits

Cons

extensive 7 day work weeks
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Agency Work

Employed through KFM Recruitment Agency. Working as a Manufacturing Technician.
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good company to work for

fast paced work, never a dull moment. good benefits to work here.
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awful

Awful company to work for. Fire people at will. Shop floor spies. Really dont reccomend this company!
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productive and busy workplace

A typical day would be ensuring the packing of the product is carried out without breakdowns whilst maintaining product quality. Also being responsible for PPMs and replacement part ordering. The management is good but can be difficult to speak too. My team that i worked with were excellent and very freindly. The hardest part of the job was ensuring you met all the targets that the management set .The most enjoyable side was working with a good set of people.

Pros

free breakfasts when targets achieved

Cons

long hours and quick change to shift patterns
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3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture
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