JCB
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Good money, but if you’re willing to bust your gut out for 10 hours a day then this job is absolutely for you. Management are poor as well as they treat you like dirt and all they care about is themselves
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Wouldn't Recommend

Toxic work environment, Repetitive work with not enough training for the average person. Almost guaranteed to get back problems. Zero progression opportunities. Just a number to them.
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Production line

If your a woman apply if your a bloke don’t bother it seems that management have a soft spot for them and the men get treated like nothing stay clear

Pros

Nothing really

Cons

Everything stay well clear for health reasons
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Good place to work

JCB is a good place to work as it has a variety of different job roles so if one think doesn’t satisfy you, you can always try a next job so it is flexible in that sense
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Awful place

I worked for guident global as agency, the company as a whole is discracful, all the care about it there numbers and the quality, they never pay correct and when you work for things you are promised, you never receive them so never work for days in Lue unless it's on paper and you can prove it, my group lead and manager were great people and very helpful and I wish them all the best, but other than that the business really needs to sort it's organization and it's staff out it's awful
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Ok but there's better places to work

Pay is brilliant especially once set on as full time staff, downside is this can take a long time unless you are a flt driver or welder.Hours can be long as they expect at least 4 hours of overtime from you every week when it's available. They will also try to guilt trip you into working weekends if you can't do them. Once full time staff you can no longer have reduced hours if you need to due to poor health or other reasons. You will be forced to work you contracted 39hrs regardless.There can be shift changes so you could be on days, nights, noons or something else.Management is poor no matter which factory you work at. There's little job progression especially if your classed as a skilled worker i.e welder because they just won't let you move from that position. Every new position you apply for will go to someone who isn't classed as a skilled worker.If you suffer with any medical conditions that limit you management will make out it's not that bad and you must be exaggerating it. Same if you have a near miss or an accident you will be made to feel you've overreacted and it's your fault. This is where health and safety is good and the union.Apart from decent pay and a good amount of holidays which are set. Unless you work through the set holidays then you can use those days or weeks another time during the year. There isn't much that's good about this place.

Pros

Decent pay, holiday's, work mates

Cons

Long hours, shift changes, poor management
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Worst place I have ever worked.

I wouldn’t make my worst enemy work here it’s that bad. Management don’t care about anything and love the blame game, comes down from the top and ends with the people at the bottom. If you don’t suffer from depression you will do after a month at this place. It’s like being back at school and if you make more than 2 drinks in a day then you get comments made about you not being at your desk. Zero trust and if you have any other commitments then tough as they won’t allow any flexibility. Just generally a terrible place to work that is so far behind the times it’s untrue.

Pros

None

Cons

Poor management, poor flexibility, pay is terrible. Be prepared to ruin your life if you go here
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Poor Management

Poorly Managed. Health and well being not considered at all. Will happily work men into the ground as long as they get machines out they just don't care. Lads i work with are really nice just need to take a long hard look at the management structure.
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Unappreciated

Way too many team leaders. No appreciation for hard workers, if your face fits or your a mate or related then you're ok. With cost of fuel, no longer worth the distance travelling. Hardly any overtime to make up wage...always capped. Agency staff treated very differently than contracted staff. Union are useless .

Pros

Good wage if a Welder on contract

Cons

Fuel costs, Hardly any overtime.
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Productive workplace and to learn as well

Job it was the most stable job I had, I just quit (with open doors) because family problems, cancer, otherwise I would be still there for sure.Work there was fast paced with the breaks its very doable, you can take you own pace if not working in the production line, and even the production line, you have time to do your jobs and rest 2 min or clean your mask or so ever.I recommend this place to work.If I have opportunity maybe I'll try to join again.
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Interesting Job at times

Not a bad job, pay is decent although agency get paid far less than their permanent counter parts.10 hour shifts with early finishes on a Friday aren't too bad.With so many factories and many varying jobs/shifts etc it is difficult to give JCB a fair review as experiences vary so much.Contracts can be difficult to acquire.
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Good place to work

Better than most if not all places to work around here. Until you try something else i.e any of the million warehouses around here, you dont realise howgood it is. I would go back !!
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Amazing people to work with, great jobs, organisation could be better and improved

Amazing people to work with, there are great jobs there, the pay is also great and the opportunity’s never end, but organisation could be much in proved though

Pros

Salary

Cons

Organisation
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Former production operator

Worked in the axle dept. Poor training, operators reluctant to show you anything or train you. Poor management, look down on you. Factory looks good from the outside but inside it’s a dump, old engineering factory with old machines!
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Under paid and waste of time

Very underpaid work, 20 years ago it would of been alright.Everyday is a struggle, rush and just absolute chaos and not a manager/team leader/ group leader in site. There is no progression or encouragement at the work place.
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Simply never work here

By far the worst place I've worked in my life, your treated with utter disrespect if your face doesn't fit or you have family on there, I'd rather watch paint dry than work here again, and another thing if you don't suffer with depression working here you'll be sure to get it
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Very productive and faced paced

JCB is a hard task master but pay well. If you are a resilient person you will be okay. It is fast paced and at times the management think they own your life. They will put on people who are week willed. They really need to change their leadership skills to people focused if they are going to flourish in the next decade.

Pros

Life int

Cons

Long hours and they think they own your life.
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Shocking pay / management

Pay shocking for what you do , required to do every last bit of over time or it’s your job in the line. Management are a disgrace they have no idea Of anything or care about you

Pros

None

Cons

Jcb
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Just a really good experience all round. Work could be tough at times but the culture was great

Had a great few months there, work colleagues were more like family and were really helpful. Learnt a lot. Overall just a great time. Would certainly recommend it to others.
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Good work place

Hard repetitive work but good money. Training is given. The work conditions are good. Usually over time is available. A company what can offer a stability .
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worst place i have ever worked

management have zero people skills and are extremely rude . very little training expect you to just get on with it, then pull you up an mistakes that were made by someone a month before you even worked there. very little organisation. a depressing environment to work in. Not enough facilities for staff, factory is old fashioned and quite dangerous. Daily commute interesting Tokyo drift comes to mind

Pros

free parking if you can find a space
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Based on 627 reviews

Ratings by category

3.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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