Formel D
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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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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.

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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

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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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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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Quality Inspector

I set off to work earlier to account for any traffic or diversions because I like to arrive to work half an hour before time to give myself plenty of time to get started. I check various car parts before they go on production line to make sure that they meet the suppliers demands and if they don't we try to rework the parts to meet the suppliers requirements. Management is is pretty good when in work but when a question is raised it can take a bit to even get a answer. Jaguar Landrover has a good workplace and culture but the only thing that is a negative would be the toilets are not always clean. I enjoy the rework side of the job as I am constantly busy and time fly's by but at the same time the rework can be the hardest part of the job depending what I'm doing that day.

Pros

Decent pay

Cons

Agency work
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very poor mangement

I've worked for formal d at Solihull jaguar land rover and honestly I would not recommend anyone very poor management no communication what's so ever you have to pay 2 taxes its just a scam I would recommend everyone who wants to work constantly don't bother at all because you will just be wasting your time

Cons

not realiable
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Don't Waste Your Time !!

Worked for Formel -D at JLR in Wolverhampton, well say worked - got 2 shifts in 2 months. They've got 100's of casuals on the books (they advertise for the same position for months on end) and they just go down the list. The more the merrier as far as their concerned! Once you turn down a shift, that's it you won't hear from them again. The job itself was incredibly boring. Working in a warehouse checking parts. Had to ask permission to go to the toilets. Standing at the same work station and not allowed to move from it. Freezing cold concrete floor with all the doors open to the elements. Two short 20min breaks where you have to almost run to the rest area, wolf a sandwich down and run back. No talking or banter as being an agency worker they need their pound of flesh. That's your lot. Umbrella company takes a nice cut too. Work is so infrequent I'm not sure if I still work there or not lol. (I have got a proper job now so unfortunately I'd have to refuse !)

Pros

A trained chimp could do the job

Cons

Putting my hand up to ask permission to go to the toilet - primary school time
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Terrible place!!!

Office of 7+ supervisors, all kids with no leadership skills between em. Pay by giant agency and they rinse your wages!!! So works out you're on about £8.90ph. STAY AWAY!!!! I left a good job to come to this nonsense due to advert stating a false statement!!!!

Pros

Nil

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Nil
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