Albert Bartlett
2.3 out of 5 stars.
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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 - more...
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Good team on the lines
Cons
Old school thinking
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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
Pros
16.30 finish
Cons
Boring work
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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.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Strange shift plan
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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.
Pros
Discounted products, free products from time to time
Cons
Rotten Management, work hours, car park too small
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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.
Pros
Very few, pay is okay for the job
Cons
Mostly everything apart from the wage
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Do yourself a favour and dont work here. Management are the worst i have worked under they bend and change rules to suit themselves. If you dont fit in with the crowd its clear from day 1 they want you out the door, wouldnt recommend this place to my worst enemy.... the only good thing is the door out
Pros
None
Cons
Horrific pay for the duties you have to carry out. Management.
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Poor management, none to little man management skills, language barrier between employees iss a problem, HR are cowed by Snr management in fear of there employment, H/S is required but frequently and often mishandled with regard to the needed NOW mentality! Very high staff turn over and no future progress can be made, cleak mentality from Snr to jnr staff, clearly fit in or leave.
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None
Cons
Fairness and equality is none exsiatant
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2 years been there and they gone really quick,job demanding certain level of fitness because sometimes heavy lifting is involved, not one day the same like other
Cons
Car park
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If you're completely stuck for a job and local then you try here. Doesnt matter which shift you're on or which department you'll quickly find that everyone around you cannot be trusted. everyone is likely to turn on you and try to get you screwed over for any mistakes. the pay scheme is backwards across the board. there are unskilled workers being paid higher rates than skilled workers.
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The job I was employed for i did not do no training no canteen due to shift they change start and break times they tell you to work when they want glad i left
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Wasn't part of the cieak and if you are you get away with a lot. Not a very good employer if your not one of cleak your on a hit list that the manager has made up
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A bad to place to work! Staff are great and got along well with them all...the management - one in particular (I won't say who or what one but they are well known for all the WRONG reasons!) Not so great...1 or 2 seemed okay,just weren't very chatty or even talkative. The place in general? Horrible! Someone on here compared it to Auschwitz - I can see why! Avoid! Avoid!
Pros
Great colleagues
Cons
Where do i start???
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Same as any job, good days/ bad days. Management seems ok, will step up when needed. Sometimes little work off season. Little opportunity for career progression however fine for just a job.
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Almost guaranteed a job if you apply however be careful as the way this company treats its workers is appalling. Management and Human Resources are horrible and rude general working conditions are appalling, no support given and the place is mostly foreign agency workers
Pros
It's a job if you're desperate
Cons
Rude management, rude hr staff, no support, seen as a number and not an employee
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No management skills, there way or the high way, personel have to go on a course on how to have interactive skills as they have none, in 3 words DONT WORK HERE
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Fun to work with and meet other ppl keeping on time and been honest just a daily routine really was great work in there and could do it all over again
Pros
I'd have my own lunch
Cons
Any hours
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I worked there for 10 year from old cumbernauld factory then moved to the new factory tbh hard when u start but once in a routine was great place to work i left for other reasons tbh u want secure employment this is where to be i struggled for full time work once left but i would go back here in a minute met lots of good work friends here
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Management is what makes this place what it is , need to have the funny handshake or at least support Rangers to even be favoured in this absolute cesspit of snakes and cows. Certain managers only care about when he can chat up polish girls on the line and then proceed to act and do whatever he wants , place is legit full of counts wish a could take away the o in that word but their it is. All upper management only help out their self and their team , can’t go against them or you’re out pretty much working in Auwschtiz without the death hanging over you
Pros
Like none at all
Cons
Everything, place is legit disgusting
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Due to the fact I was left to stand about for hours on end and the advertised training doesn’t exist. Unless you have experience in this field give it a wide berth.
Pros
Your no signing on
Cons
Everything about it. LACK OF SUFFICIENT TRAINING!!!
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I worked for Albert Bartlett for a few months and they could not have been accommodating to my circumstances. My Team were very supportive and I was trained alongside another few people so have nothing negative to comment about this. It is a shame some people leave on bad terms. I found the opposite. I left due to family changes at home however they have said i can go back if things change in the future. Lots of staff have worked there before and return to work there again. I wish everyone the best of luck for the future.
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Helpful Team
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As an ex employee I was discusted the way that people got treated there, let's just say if your face fits your well on your way to the top of the tattie pile. I strongly advise anyone seeking employment there to look elsewhere as if you upset management your days will be numbered anyway, just stay well clear..... This company does not treat anyone with mental health problems with dignity or respect so stay well clear, regarding the Christmas bonus if you take time off for eg hospital or dentist appointment and your not back in time you loose the bonus, I honestly thought that a bonus was a reward for working all year round and not just for Christmas bad management, no respect for employees......
Pros
Absolutely none
Cons
Everything about the place especially the Christmas bonus
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