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Great place to work - very professional approach to the training and development of staff. Internal training and career progression. Multiple sites worldwide gives opportunities to develop.
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Productive workplace

No major issues. Safety was paramount. Would recommend to others. Rapidly changing business that is adapting to the future, some headwinds but some tailwinds too.
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needed more backing for projects

job was good and good benefits package but lacked structure and direction, getting hold of HR is a nightmare if you have any issues that need resolving.
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Loads of autonomy, poor promotion prospects.

Very bureaucratic, promotion based on length of time at the company rather than skills.Poor career path visibility.On the plus side, good package in addition to average salary.
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ok not so bad there are other opportunities. some managers are without their own decisions and are just puppets of other managers. not the best place to work
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Insights into Johnson Matthey

Based on 58 survey responses
What people like
  • Supportive environment
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Fair pay for job
Areas for improvement
  • Sense of belonging
  • Support from manager
  • Energising work tasks


What is the best part of working at the company?The staff/colleagues are brilliantWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Bad management decisions resulting in overspend on projects. Too much beaurocracy. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Toxic at the present time due to massive offshoring/outsourcing projects resulting in job losses. What is a typical day like for you at the company?Meetings and incidents around supporting legacy equipment an environments.
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Team Leader

Since leaving JM I have realised that they do provide training and help if you ask for it. The salary is very good. Within my department the managers allowed me to get on with my work and there was sufficient autonomy within my role.


Autonomy within Team Leader role, salary, benefits, training.


If you were good at your job, they liked keeping you in that postion and not promoting.
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Good mix of science and business

Good mix of science and business. company has a real focus on people, needs to improve processes as still too functional and not user-friendly enough. Great new strategy to drive the energy transition through innovation in catalysts and precious metals, with a circular business model.
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Nice place to work until you get made redundant

Was great place to work, hours were flexible and team was nice but we got made redundant and jobs were sent to Malaysia. We weren’t the only department to be made redundant in the span of a couple of years.


Flexible hours


Risk of redundancy at any time to cut costs
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Fun place to work

Great place work great company lovely staff great hygeine great Salary and benefits flexi time available helpful bonuses every year and promotions chances
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Work is good if you are passionate about science and research but can be boring sometimes. Also seems like progression is very slow and takes years to get a promotion
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Relaxed company

Decent company to work for. No need to work extra hours. Company in Royston, Herts, has just gone through a dreadful redundancy plan as a chunk of the production has been moved to Eastern Europe. Top Management is disconnected from the company. HR is confused. Lack of consistency overall.


Free canteen.


Slow and disorganised. Poorly ran
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don't work here at any cost

poor management so lacked its unreliableall who work here are a Hugh click and don't like any new starters no help no training just left on your own to get on with it a back stabbing culture all the crop jobs will come to you while the old boys will get all the interesting work. don't leave another job to work here even if they offer you good wages there is no job security they are lay off people again.


canteen is good


no job security at all they going down hill fast
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nice working there. nice people and culture. apart from salaries everything is great.people are supportive and its a teamwork are very helpful.
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production operator

good place to work, long hours but really good pay, the side of the company I'm working are closing down in December 2023 and new business will be open
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Very big company so experience varies from site to site

It's massive company so your work experience will vary massively depending what department or sector you work in. But overall great company with very good benefits
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Good place to work

Unfortunately for myself I was offered a job in one location and after 3 months I was still working in a location 1 hour from my home.Had to leave to much travelling only if I was told this at the interview it would have saved a lot of wasted time.
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Forward thinking company

Good place to work. Very long hours though.Great benefits. Pay is pretty good. Shifts can mess with your health but company provides regular health monitoring and access to doctors
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Aggressive management

Bully tactics, change shift pattern time and time again. No help available. They say there is but it wasn't forthcoming. Management would not listen when to my view on health and safety. Install new machines and new procedures without consultation.


Free coffee good holiday yearly bonus.


Shift working, security checks.
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Typical for thus type of industry

Mostly positive, can be stressful, interesting, challenging, unique with some of their process. I imagine a materials/ metallurgy specialist aladons cave. Friendly and surprisingly helpful core staff. Some World class individuals.Mostly calm, but I find there housekeeping needs significant improvement.


Free lunch (we obviously pay indirectly)


Security is stringent it can ad an hour to a dsys contract work.
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A pleasant place to work

Johnson Matthey is a nice place to work. The management and every team members support you to achieve your goals. A truly inclusive place to work with lots of benefits and professional development. Had it not been for travel distance, I genuinely would have been there. I miss the place and only place that offers 3 course meal for free to all its employees


Free lunches


Almost same type of work every day
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Based on 629 reviews

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

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