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Had an excellent manager at my depot. Understanding and technically helpful

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Good job with all aspects of training provided. High quality PPE and understanding management and HR department. There is a great variety of work to be done and I enjoyed traveling to New places I hadn't been before.

Pros

Never the same job, good variation

Cons

Working outside in the winter whilst on call.
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Fast paced at times but also frustrating lack of information

A good place to earn money but not a lot of Career development from factory floor, there are opportunities within JCB but it’s more a case of who you know not what you know, still a good place to work and dose have good benefits.

Pros

Overtime, doctors, canteen.

Cons

Can be Frustrating and fast paced.
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Fun workplace

Love working jcb long hours but it's worth it when you get over time I have been working there for a short time and I enjoy the job and the work I have to Get done throughout the day

Pros

Free canteen

Cons

Long hours
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Awful

Exceptionally poor recruitment process for both permanent and temporary staff , high turnover, poor levels of support and feedback and communication - dreadful
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very stressful environment discrimination

management can be too pushy and team leaders very rude at times with the odd exception too much pressure on forklift operators risk of accidents due to too many vehicles on site

Pros

money is quite good not bad shift patterns

Cons

bad attitudes from lower and upper managment
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I really enjoyed my time at jcb

Brilliant job good people well thourght out job I couldn’t of wished for a better job , sorry I’m not there still .it really opened my eyes working at jcb I actually realised what it was to work for such a really well respected company ,All the Poe was there all tools needed for my job was the you had proper training for everything you were to do

Pros

No

Cons

No
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Life draining place to work for.

Wouldn’t go back if they paid me 100k a year.I worked in quality for a reason but that went straight out of the window when joining. I.e if the USA wanted a 1000 machines they’re get them probably on time. I signed off too many poor machines because I was told too. Then I left.

Pros

Money

Cons

Life sucking.
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Not the best

Don’t get me wrong the money is worth it, but your always on edge there are a few supervisors who look down on you and think there above all as some of the workers. There are some great lads there but management need sorting out. If you have family issues they will not give you any slack. Would not leave a full time job for this place as you can be treated like dirt of there shoes. You don’t get a say if you do or don’t want to do overtime either. Could be run a lot better than it is

Pros

Money

Cons

Don’t get a say in overtime even if you don’t want to
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Long hours, forced overtime

Long hours Low payForced overtimeHeavy dirty workThe factory is ancient and well behind the times Unpaid dinner breaksRepetitive Hard collarStrict In the middle of nowhere

Pros

The canteen is good
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Productive and a good job

The old staff members not very friendly. They don't treat you very nice if you are new. The management knows about things like this but they say they can't do anything about it. This is the reason why is a massive flux of people wich come and go all the time.
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Terrible place to work

Constant pressure,terrible management who have no skills whatsoever Dirty environment and constantly getting covered in hydraulic oils etcNever any parts available to do job correctly but still keep the production lines running so many machines are missing vital parts Employees have no value as they will get rid of staff without batting an eyelid

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours 5am starts
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Hard Collar

The management was good, it was hard collar and they make no secret of that. The pay structure is strange, i.e. fork lift truck drivers get the same money as the machinists.

Pros

Good Management

Cons

Long hours
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Fast production with 6 minutes tac time

It was an enjoyable place to work with driver training offered and onsite doctors and overtime available most weeks and uniform was given (boots and hiviz regular checkups too were given and also JCB has its own shop and canteen

Pros

Training available

Cons

Long hours/very fast/job insecurity
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Never a dull Moment Always Lots to do

Absolutely Loved working at JCB loved the Jobs I was doing and the Lads I was working with and the Managers were all very helpful people. I enjoyed working at JCB very much and miss working there since my Moter bike injury... 18months ago.. I hope to be able to return to work again at JCB once my ankle is completely fixed and I can walk properly again.

Pros

Extra Hours Available

Cons

Can become exhausting if doing too many hours per week
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Fast paced

Fast paced work. Permanent employees are treated like royalty, agency workers treated like something they've trodden in. Made to do overtime, If you couldn't then you were shown the door.

Pros

Decent money for the area

Cons

Treated badly
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Very. Good place to work

I felt that given a chance to work for a world leading firm was an honour and to see an insight how they are built and being a part of the exclusive part of a very new project was good to be involved

Pros

Not applicable

Cons

No 37 hours
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Full of incompetence

The management team consists of friends that have been promoted internally. No ability to see whats wrong. Very stressful to work in with huge blame culture. Senior management not aware of problems and bury head in the sand.

Pros

None just dont bother

Cons

Long hours, bad pay
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Bullying, ruthless management

The money is ok... but thats about it.Zero job security, if youve a mortgage to pay... do not under any circumstances work here.You get zero notice that they are ending your employment. It just happens when you turn up for work.

Pros

Salary

Cons

Bullying from managers. Zero notice that your employment is ending.
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Excellent place to get on and improve

JCB is a great Employer a great place to achieve your goals in life as they will support you if your ambitious to move forward.There in house training is first class,as is there apprenticeship scheme.
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Avoid poor workplace

Poor workplace Poor work conditions Poor treatment by management and teamleadersAgency run no chance of advancing Run like a prison Pay never correct then takes weeks to correct it Will lay you off as soon as work drops offMake you do lots of overtime or show you the doorFor a main employer treatment is badAvoid like the plague

Pros

None

Cons

Poor work conditions poor treatment
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Blame culture. Very aggressive.

I would never go back to work for this company. Saw how they shed lots of good people earlier in 2020. That told me everything.Very aggressive with team members and supplier base.
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3.6

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3.2Management
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