Formel D
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3.2 out of 5 stars.
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Competitive salary & friendly colleagues. There was not much of a life-work balance at that time; however working from home compensated it. In overall I did enjoy my time there and would recommend it.

Pros

Home based

Cons

Long hours
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Clique

If your face doesn't fit you've no chance of progressing or even being made permanent. You're paid via umbrella company so are really only on around minimum wage instead of the wage advertised in the job description.
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  • Ability to meet personal goals
  • Time and location flexibility

No clear pathway for career progression, poor management

Good salary but they lack proper work shift structure, management not organised, they employ for unavailable roles and waste employees times, allows you report to work only to be told no work. Salary are always paid on time, the contract are always are always zero hour.
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Terrible company

By far the worse company I have ever been employed by Human Resources are horrendous, Pay is never right, hours of work are changed with no notice,

Pros

None at all

Cons

Human Resources are less approachable than a starving crocodile, always paid incorrectly and have to wait over a month for it to be resolved, forced to work extra time/weekends with no notice
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Wasted precious time with them.

People, this is probably worse agency Ive ever seen, first they promise you a job is available to start, they get you signed up and then tell you “ When work is available we'll give you a call” but you never hear from them. Why keep advertising a job that isn’t available? It’s absolutely ridiculous, waste off time people.They are not serious.

Pros

None.

Cons

Waste of time.
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Shambles, 0 hours. 0 work.

Absolutely awful, advertise job every week yet they have no work. Been with them for 3 months, received 3 days work, receive availability email every week never no work. If you have a family or mouths to feed this do not work here. Only get a last minute phone call when they are stuck for a last minute shift they will tell you it’s ongoing every time and text you after every shift saying you are not needed, absolute shambles

Pros

None

Cons

Whole firm is a con
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Bad experience

The job description sounded interesting before the interview. During the interview, there weren't many details about the role what was an absolute mistake from the project manager because the job ended up about doing almost nothing during the week. The low salary (which was different from the first call of the recruiter and the interview) was going to be compensated with overtime which was cancelled on the first day of the job. When Uk went for the first lockdown, we receive a SMS saying "don't come to work until further notice", no explanation, no details, no furlough, no more information so far (8 months later) so we all started in new jobs.Perhaps other projects of the company work fantastically but not the one based in Uniparts, Oxford.
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This job is advertised AGAIN. This should set off an alarm

The fact this job is up for advertisement again speaks volumes. They cannot fill this job when they treat people the way they do. Stay clear if you value your mental state & your dignity
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Work

Joke of a company dont get any hours dont get paid properly they take a chunk of your salary I would never reccomend this job to anyone unless your desperate
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No organisation

Team leaders wannabe supvisors, support not existence terrible attitude too many chiefs not enough Indian's they promise you 8hours and do 2hours, don't bother going completely utter muppets who run the show

Pros

None

Cons

Full of problems management wrong attitude
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Not the best management

The manager could organise a p### up in a brewery and there are worse management team in there as there tell your in the next day put when you finish your shift and get home you get a phone telling you that your not needed

Pros

Na

Cons

Get messed around
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Worst company ever

Absolute joke of a company to work for. What kind of company uses umbrella companies to fleece their own workers out of money?? If I had the ultimatum, work for Formel D or live rough I'd get myself a decent sleeping bag
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Terrible company.

Offered hours to have them cut on the day, sent home early, multiple days off, pay is not as advertised and pay overall is not enough to live on and overall bad company to work for.
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The pay varies after 40 hours and weekends, excellent company to work for

Excellent company to work for, good people, great job, good money. Plenty of overtime. Not just metal finishing, pdi technicians and quality inspectors. All good
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The worst place in terms of management i've ever worked for! There is a culture of bullying that goes unchallenged or ignored by other managers ie HR!

It's had a very vibrant and dynamic atmosphere, thanks to the young, happy go lucky staff, when i worked there, but it lacked good, strong, supportive & effective managers at their Stratford upon Avon base. Most shockingly there was a very disturbing culture of bullying that HR was aware of but never challenged or try to change...
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Amazing

8 hours shifts are beautiful. I have learned a lot of things - including payroll, HR info, and other aspects of administration. The management allows people to do their work to their best ability.
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Managers couldn’t organise pi ss-up in a brewery

Wages get fleeced by umbrella company so the above minimum wage rates pull u down to a normal job. No idea if you’ll be in on a day to day basis. Do not work for this s*it company
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waste of time

work for these through hrgo on nights didn’t get a real intro into what i was doing just thrown in, went in one night in a bad mood as you do and got told the next day not to go back as i turned up with the wrong kind of attitude even though that night i did more work than the night shift supervisor, what a joke company.

Pros

none

Cons

just a joke
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Good Temporary workplace

Although there are a lot of bad reviews on here, I decided to try for myself and i found that i was treated very well. I understand the temporary work means just that and you need to work hard in order to stay there. I worked in various places for FormelD that fitted my home life when I was available for work. I notice they have hundereds working for them and only the bad experiences are reviewed.

Pros

Flexible working

Cons

some contracts to far away
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Poor management

A very reactive approach to business. poor decision making and rudeness daily. Communication non existent and i was made to feel worthless. I would distance myself if you were thinking of applying

Pros

pay ok

Cons

bullying in the workplace
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Do not start with this company!!!!

I worked there for a mounth an was told every day to leave early then got a txt after buying a car to get there beacsue they but me on earlys then got told no work but they are advertising on here for jobs dont do it

Pros

None

Cons

Ita the biggeas con company out there
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Overall rating

Based on 487 reviews

Ratings by category

3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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