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Forward thinking and responsible employer

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Associate British Ports is a very mature yet progressive company, it is absolutely dedicated to personal safety, promotes a good work/life balance and endeavours being open, honest and fair to all it's employees. A great company to work for
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Just dull as dishwater

Boring Not sure how a room of 100 employees can share an open plan office and you hear a pin drop but that's the case here... no one talks. No one has a personality.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours and low pay
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Pack Mentality / Toxic Management

With poor leadership come despondent workers which is clearly very visible on the Humber. Gang style / pack mentality at senior level. Mangers with "take care of Number 1" regardless of the consequences to hardworking, honest lower level enployees and being ruled by unethical leaders on the surface, being acceptable across all departments. A very toxic office environment. Recommend anyone with morals and a desire to work without having to keep one eye on dishonest managers and protecting yourself to avoid this company.

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Good pay and benefits

Cons

Poor leadership, pack mentality
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Not fun

When management say they want to support you, what they really mean is you are on a slippery road to being managed out of the business if you don't improve.

Pros

Wages, time off

Cons

Poor management
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Stressful

No work life balance, have to wait for a text every day to tell what shift you're on the following day, can sometimes end up doing a full week of nights, new terminal layout is tighter and unsafe, if you get something wrong the older dockers will be moaning about you all shift (not allowed to make a mistake and learn from it Anymore) ABP stands for All Bull**** Promises or All 'Bout Production or All 'Bout Profit noawdays, they don't care about their employees

Pros

Decent salary when you get trained up on kit. Can sometimes work with a decent gang

Cons

long hours, no work life balance
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Port review.

Poor salary for area. Split shifts including working most weekends. Could do with more investment in the port. Such as old 80s terminal building for paying passengers to sit in. A old gangway to board passengers its abit embarrassing using this kit.

Pros

A permanent job

Cons

Split shifts weekend working late shifts
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Wouldn’t bother

It’s a hostile work place the majority of staff have there backs up and try to intimidate you and when that doesn’t work they just nick pick and report you for everything. There is little training so as soon as your on a ship your expected to know it all if not they make snide remarks. Shifts are awful, you get daily emails for next shift times and you go from days to nights and nights to days all in one week!

Pros

Some days half shift

Cons

Colleagues, Managers (haven’t a clue) shifts (emails a day before with start time for next day), days to nights and nights to day (crashes your body clock)
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A good company, but in constant change

Generally a good company with opportunity for those that show significant commitment. There is a culture of constant change that can be challenging at times.
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Overall a good company

Overall a good company to work for. Unfortunately with cut backs the new contracts are on a lower pay than the old ones. Work life balance is quite good and there are some chances of advancement. New contracts work on the basis that you will get a phone call the day before giving you your shift for the following day.
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relaxed place

very relaxed , excellent group of workers. no room for development or no motivational support from office staff. excellent benefits package on offer ..
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Productive and friendly workplace

A typical day at work would start at 9:00 and would finish around 18:00 or more. The Project management wasn´t the best. The most enjoyable part of the job was making contact with users match business requirement with SAP solution.
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Worst job I’ve had

20 planners and still couldn’t plan a days work. Management disconnected from workers. Job is fine, if you are happy to do the same thing week. I hoped this would be my forever job but was so disappointed.

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Pay, benefits, good team

Cons

Management, repetitive, management, management, management
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Moderate

Good people, good culture, moderate business processes. Too many localised functions and business processes, hence centralisation of business processes proved difficult and led to extensive customistaion of standard functions

Pros

Good culture

Cons

Too many bespoke and localised processes
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Not what it seems to be

I work on a contract called the humber contract it's the worst thing ever no roter to work on no bonus scheme anymore you only get 2 guaranteed days off a month never know when your working until the day before between 14.30 and 1900 the job isnt bad but could be better and management haven't got a clue especially on the container terminal in hull
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Don't do it

Poor terms and conditions. Bad work life balance. New contract laughable. I felt undermined, not valued and is the reason i am leaving. I had enough of not getting anywhere.
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Highly Productive and Flexible employer.

The company offer flexible working hours which enables a good work life balance. There are opportunities to hone your skills or gain experiences in other areas through secondment programs. A professional and inclusive environment to work in.
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Full of lies

Humber contact what an absolute joke. Promote work life balance. Then when you sign. Not aloud to plan anything on days off incase they need you in. Work 7 nights one day off then put you back on shift on days for another amount of shifts. one weekend off a month. Lied about training and pay increases. Don't know where you are as you get told next week shifts every Thursday

Pros

Decent colleges. decent breaks. Pool table

Cons

Where do I start!! Breathing in biomass dust causes cancer
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Good people, demanding environment

ABP employs many good people and the job could be rewarding at times. Unfortunately in the current climate (uncertainty over Brexit etc) job security is not all it might be and the pressure to maintain results while reducing costs is constant.
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Big company, big expectations but can’t live up to them

No set shift pattern, only two days of a month are guaranteed off other than that your stuck. Great shame as I have older generation dockers in the family who swore these where the best jobs in the city, sadly no longer.
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Avoid the IT Teams

Worked with some great people and some absolute scum. And, unfortunately, the scum were what tipped it for me. Saw too many great people leave or get sacked, but the scum remained. If they could get rid of the scum, of which management will not, will mean, what could be a great place to work, turns out to be a horrendous experience. Also, due to the lack of management support, you'd be lucky to progress...unless you're one of those that has no problems lying through your teeth. Shame really. However, if you're a contractor then you will probably have better opportunities here in terms of gaining the experience you need and want to charge the company a higher day rate...so yeah, definitely recommend it for you guys. If you want permanent, look elsewhere.
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Productive and fun workplace

ABP is a good company to work for and they really look after their staff. I am in charge of many complex and interesting projects. The toughest part of the job is ensuring we keep to our budgets while ensuring that operations can continue to meet customers expectations.

Pros

Great team and experiences

Cons

High pressure jobs to ensure ABP meet customers needs
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