Line Leader in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Enjoyed my job
Enjoyed my work overall
But expecting me
Do 3rd party jobs as well as my
Own which most time didn't
Mind but did not always leave you enough time do my own
Some Great colleagues in production.
When I started working there 8 years ago I really enjoyed work environment and my job but last 3 years or so company changed so much that there is no respect for people working for them and felt like we are just numbers on paper and they own us for 12 h without rights. Definitely not "Great place to Work" anymore.
Line packer and stacker. in March, Cambridgeshire
They will make you work hard for 12 hours a day.
After working at a similar company that closed down a lot of my friends went to IPL and they've all eventually left because it is a really bad place to work.The senior management will shout at and you give you abuse and care about your well-being.The line leaders don't really care about your as they are under a lot of pressure and most sometimes start the line 3 minutes before the break ends so when you come back.The lines are running very very high speeds and you have just one second to put each product in the tray and if trays get stuck together you behind almost instantly and you don't get any support from the Line leaders if anything should go wrong.
Step Up Team Leader in Sittingbourne, Kent
If you can't get staff during the worse unemployment rate in decades, you know the place is bad!!
Just don't do it. They expect you to be a machine. They want robots. 12hrs of extremely fast paced work that no one can do. And it's constantly not good enough. You can hit the target once (well, manipulate the figures) and they move it even higher. The management don't understand that it's actually impossible because they expect you to lie and fiddle your paperwork so you score high percentages even though in reality you didn't. You do this because when you show them the truth, you are disciplined. Well, you are disciplined for everything. Every little thing, bam, warnings and firings. You sweat and hurt for them and they treat you like dirt. Then your break starts the minute your line stops. A measly 30 minutes after 4 and 1/2hrs work. It takes up to 5 minutes to get to the break room after removing your overalls, plus you lose another 5 to 8 minutes coming back, getting overall on and washing hands/hairnet and back at your machine, which is all done in your 30 minutes. So, no, go anywhere else. I can promise you this, you will only find misery here!
Production Worker in Normanton
You better stay at home
ManagementFunny place to work, didn't stay there for long and worked just on one shift so maybe it's different on others. Shift O if full of friends and people who complaining all the time to their leaders. Not possible to achieve something there, everything is for friends and their friends. Big manager Mr.R. thinks he's most important person on the shift, if you're a girl you're fine (he will give you full time and LL position straight). Looks like this is his favorite place to be and can't see how those girls using him and having fun. There is a better life outside the Ipl but is different when this is only one job all those people ever had. It wasn't pleasure to work on this shift, all those people need to realize they are adults not kids anymore but what to expect if Management is poor and all they want is people more to like them than be professional.