Ibstock Brick
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Ibstock Brick: 19 Employee Reviews

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Long hours ok money.

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Long hours, poor working conditions with ancient machinery. No room for progression or wage increases. Fitters pretty much run the place and don't do a lot of work.

Pros

Half decent money

Cons

Long hours, poor management. Poor working conditions.
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Not recommend to anyone

Terrible place for work and salary. No. Matter how long, hard you work your salary is same. Every year expectation are more and more, but we as a employee get nothing for that.
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Nice people to work with however working conditions and number of hours at work throwing negative look on this company.

Hard to get good life balance due to cover days ( an extra 26 shifts) and shift rotation - 5in 4off 5in 5off 4in 5off and again from beginning. Job for people who are likely to be at work all the time. Completely lack of self development ( except vehicle licences). You are paid the same rate don't matter you are working on department with minimum skills needed or most advanced jobs. Prepare for very, very low temperatures in the winter, very very high in the summer

Pros

Team.

Cons

Additional 26 cover day to work in annual calendar, shift pattern, lack of development, flat rate to all departments no matter how difficult and skill needed job is.
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Fair work, good lads working there.

the overall job was spot on some days could be bad but mostly good and a good set of lads here and the salary and overtimes bang on was a good place to work and would recommend.
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Overall experience

Every time stepped up to fulfill a job, manager asked for more where they thought it was ok to be working 13 to 15 shifts, good lads on shop floor, managers or to a point tosses not knowing the process!

Pros

Can earn a very salary

Cons

Very long hours
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Terrible management

Avoid unless your face fits, management have their favourites and if they take a dislike to you will find a way to get you out of the door.Poor working conditions also

Pros

Pay

Cons

Management/Health and safety
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Just a job

Management very unfair, does not treat everyone fairly. The production staff get treated very bad. Need to brighten up their management to people who actually want the company to do well.Hr not intrested in any problems you have

Pros

Days off

Cons

Long hours
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Terrible place too work

When new management took over the place went downhill, people in charge who do not have a clue what they are doing, soo happy im out of that toxic place.

Cons

Unprofessional Management
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Good lads to work with in maintenance department, maintenance management were awful though, no management skills or experience between them.

Don’t do it unless you are looking to get treated like rubbish. The place is full of lies, false promises and bad management on the maintenance side. All the normal staff were great lads but the management were awful.
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Un-organised

Not very organized with anything, pay, scheduling and other aspects. I was chosen to be paid less than other new starters, but believe I brought more to the table than some.

Pros

Paid breaks and 5 days off after 5 on.

Cons

Long Hours
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At your peril

If your face doesn't fit or you speak your mind then they will use underhanded tricks to get you out so you dont upset there apple cart. Lots of theft that management cover up and turn a blind eye to. Raise your concerns and they close ranks. Plants falling to bits and zero investment. Operators undertrained and ignorant in there inability to accept there limits then covered up by production manager when serious problems arise and blame shifted onto maintenance. Lots of back biting and stabbing usually started by the production managers(its a family thing) H&S is a joke,as and when it suits. Group never hear about half the things that go on as its covered up and swept under the carpet. It's a real shame that the very few decent guys there that care about the product have to continue to put up with it.
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Fast paced factory environment

Hard work is rewarded, good rates of pay. Plenty of overtime with good overtime pay. A good selection of courses for the right people who show they are willing to learn.
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Stressful

Although the company is going through major change the poisonous culture still exists on the Factory floor who resist any change. There are ample opportunities to progress.

Pros

Investment

Cons

Stressful
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Ok place to work

the wage at Ibstock brick was very good, although it was very unorganised quite a lot of the time. There was a lot to do in a short space of 2 hours. Overall I would say it’s an ok place to work
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Good people, enjoyable work, poor management and incorrect wages.

The people that work on the shop floor are brilliant and hard working. The job itself is enjoyable. However there has been no stable management since I have worked there and with each new set of management the respect for the hard working people seems to get lower. The money is not up to par for the skills required to do the job and the dangers involved with the work.
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Lovely small team

You are never of the phones and this can create difficulty in completing work that requires attention. You therefore need to be able to prioritise and work long hours just to keep up with the workflow.

Pros

Small Team

Cons

On the job training
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Very friendly workplace

Engagement not great as not one manager seems to stick Generally a great place to work for but staff kept in dark about whats going on behind closed doors and a lot of customers being let down
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There is no "fun" provided or encouraged by the company

The company do not support or back their employees I work continental 12 hour shifts. 4 days on and 4 off These are long shifts in all weathers

Pros

Non

Cons

Long shifts
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Expanding areas and change or managers

Area over doubled within 2 months of starting the role and not given much choice but to take it (even though 2 months was the total sum of experience in the role). New managers wanted more paperwork than previously meaning every meeting notes had to be duplicated in different formats.
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Based on 19 reviews

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2.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
1.9 out of 5 stars for Management
2.3 out of 5 stars for Culture

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