Production in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Ive been with the company a limited amount of time and it does have its pros and cons. Start with the bad then ill discuss the good.To start, during busy periods you will be asked to work over time and if you decline, you will be made to feel guilty for not staying on. Even if you do decide to take the over time, the money isnt worth the hours you put in. Its very much one rule for everyone apart from managers and supervisors but that doesnt mean all them are disobeying rules just the odd few. There isnt much comprise when you are struggling with the role to make it easier for you. The job is the job and you are to do it no matter what. A lot of the information i got in my experience was made out to be much more complicated than the actual role was. Even when suggesting ideas to help yourself and the team around you, 9 times out of 10 they wont take it on board. The place is very old school with how they work and ive heard many staff members say once the spoke to managers about a problem, they would of been mistreated afterwards or left out for opportunities to progress. Unfortunately HR isnt a department i felt and still dont feel i could go to with any of my issues as they arent particularly approachable. The place isnt all bad though. One of the sons of the company comes down constantly to check up on the production lines and he is so positive and approachabled. The team i work with are all very hard working, very kind and most times you will only agree to do over time because you want to help your team out. The breaks are long enough and the canteen is well kept. Everyone working there is very diverse and its very friendly between the production lines, the QCs, the forklift drivers and the canteen staff. It is definitely a secure job and i believe if given if teamed up with the right people, you are able to learn the job and keep it easily.
Intake fork lift in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
Get lied to from start about hours and job role you get put on lines and your there until u complain have to work every other Saturday plus boxing day. hr are just production workers with no clue. No pay rises no bonus can be a long boring job just full of lies avoid
Multi Skilled Engineer in Airdrie, North Lanarkshire
I enjoyed my time here.
Engineering department was brilliant, great bunch of guys. The shifts aren’t for everyone but the money is rewarding. Only reason I left is to follow a different path in engineering. Good place to work.
Toxic beyond belief!
If Albert Bartlett was a hotel, it would be Fawlty Towers.If Albert Bartlett was a country, it would be North Korea.The company are only concerned about getting products out the door, regardless of how it's done! The site itself employs a lot of good people who are hard working and underpaid for the responsibilities they have to take on. They are poorly managed by a senior management team who are a bunch of dinosaurs when it comes to changing work practises. Efficiency is alien to them and the 'that's how we've always done it' model is everywhere. Despite some people having ideas on how things could be improved, these will never be implemented unless its the brainchild of a senior manager or board member. Some managers on the floor work well with their employees and colleagues but they are very much a minority and are wasted there.Cliques are evident throughout the business and if you don't fit in with their way of working or are too opinionated, you're out. Some management think they are so much better than others when the reality is that they're clueless but are afraid to admit it.The workplace culture is in need of a reboot, but more from the management side than the employees.
Warehouse Dispatcher in Airdrie
Not terrible but not great
Typical warehouse job, but with very little benefits. Long hours, no job progression unless you went to school with the managers, f'ckd if your not a protestant. Expected to work 3-4 hours over your finishing time, no specific finishing time at weekends, just work until job is done, sometimes 13 going on 14 hour shifts. Floor staff are surly and unapproachable, office staff are even worse. Managers constantly showing up and threatening to fire you.