Lowri Beck
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Love the job and most of that it entails. My direct manager and senior are just superb. Minimum wage plus bonus when achievable. Mileage rate is poor. It was increased to 30.5p a few months ago. Fuel has increased by around 20% since. The two week reviews see no national increase since then. Whereas the AA, RAC and government do too, as do I. Competitors in the same industry pay the government advised 45p and 25p respectively. Or supply a fully funded company vehicle. I'm waiting to see what happens,..
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Smart meter installation

Excellent company to work for Excellent equipment new vans ppe and tools provided stressless and easy installation information provided by state of the art comms equipment
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Great company to work for

Started with Lowri Beck about 18 months ago just reading gas and electric meters, since then I’ve learnt so much I now read water meters wind turbine and generation meters, I’ve trained to re-pair smart meters remotely that aren’t working and recently was promoted and now have a company vehicle because they have now trained my to do EV assessments on peoples homes, I’ve had the greatest of support and really feel like a valuable member of the team, I highly recommend Lowri Beck
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If you're face fits

Not really a good company the only good thing was training all the trainers would bend over backwards with good teaching skills but when on the tools your left alone no job prospects and no recognition when you go above and beyond
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Watched like big brother no trust

Lowri beck doesn't trust employees they make sure every hour is accounted for. You need to watch your back and they pay based on whats easy for them not what a hard working employee wants. Bonus is impossible to achieve and pay is always cut.Better employers out there for smart metering. Lb employeee are just a number they will replace you !
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Lies told about annual leave, unbelievable

You are told you have an annual leave allowance for 20 days but company is closed during the Christmas week so they deduct a week off from everyone without consent. If a business is closed it shouldn't deduct the leave of a employee. They won't tell you this when interviewed. London weighting gets deducted on days your on annual leave because they class that as not working so that 2 grand in the contract is a lie. You are just a number at LB. Everyone leaves. Always have to watch your back, very stressful. Not valued at all.
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Watch your Back

Work to high standards and expected to keep it up whilst more and more things are put on you. Too much watch your back culture here. Overall, the money's good, but if your face doesn't fit, you'll soon let you know where the door is. Out of the 10 who i started with, only 1 remains as an employee. That speaks for.itself..
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Ok

OK place to work. Pay is only OK, very friendly and helpful staff, line management very good. You get deadlines to work to which can be stressful at times.
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Nightmare to work for them, don't take the risk based on salary.

Paid incorrectly, put on a different pay to other people, no one is on the same pay, over taxed due to pay system, no one wants to respond to pay queries, pay is held and paid a month after you work so this months pay comes a month after.managers try calling you after work and expect you to answer,been told to work in places not informed from start,managers sit there watching your van trackers and try have recorded convos to catch you out,made to do extra admin on jobs, given emergencys mid working, stressful, just full of lies. Have to buy some uniform yourself. You do call centre jobs after work to call customers day before or you will get pulled up on it. It's a constant battle everyday is upsetting. Environment unpleasant and gloomy.
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What can say the productivity and the work place is ok

Working for lowri beck is brilliant from my experience as a gas and electric meter reader be positive when working for lowri beck be can be very determining lowri beck do have great opportunity's overall not a bad company to work for I think
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Leave immediately- No Work Life Balance

U will get underpaid, overworked, stressed out, frustrated, no respect from managers, constantly watched like big brother, everything goes against you, even if customers not in. Sent around the world. Asked to do work past your normal hours 8am-8pm. Pudo closed, unable to collect and return stock for days. Lack of knowledge from new managers. Too many extra processes just to abort a job. No trust.

Pros

Some Good lads work here, made some great friends.

Cons

Long exhausting hours, miserable days, terrible management, old processes
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Could do better

Reactive rather than proactive company. Only given a pay rise because they didn't really have a choice. The highest rate (in certain postcodes) is still performance related.Was a much more pleasant place to work before they got taken over.Not a terrible place to work but they could do with valuing the engineers more.
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Not a good company to work for in smart metering

Very upset with the company from when I started to when I left, they promise you the world but in reality its just not true. You get home around 6-7pm everyday because of the workload .you get 4 duals that requires many extra elements which is possible to complete safely but you will be getting home late. No work life balance. Money is paid in a different pattern to any other company out there. Sadly you get paid the following month after a whole month which means you get taxed more than you should. Managers are not friends. You are just a number that they will get rid off as soon as you slip up. Glad I left them and so did many others.
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Stressful,tries to not pay wages, sneaky charges to avoid paying full salary,4-5 duals unrealistic bonus.

Honestly one of the worst company’s in the industry, please if your reading this trust me you don’t want to work here, managers looking for ways to catch you out , Office looking for ways to make u pay for training you shouldn’t be paying for,no one pays for a moccopa, overworking you to get there money out of you, management don’t care about you, constantly doing drug tests and not paying wages, holding 5000 and charging over 400-500 for vehicle damages. Fake bonus, Holoday refusal. Company is a complete shambles. The stress me and my family and kids went through because of them is unexplainable. Stay well clear!!

Pros

No pros, money hungry greedy company holding pay from the poor

Cons

Horrible management Fake wages, unrealistic bonus 4-5 duals, hours are 42.5 every other company offering maximum 40 hour contracts, lowri beck is a scam!
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Liars, stressful, incentives unachievable

Do not fall for their incentives. Do not break down the £30,000 per year basic salary into 12 months, they pay on basis of their own so it works out less.£576 per week wage to install 28 meters per week? Outrageously unfair salary. A lot of lads have been leaving recently and Lowri Beck have withheld £5000 of their wages without setting up any repayment plans as you would expect. Poor management of work, poor support in office, poor stock management system. Lowri Becks biggest problem is lads joining and leaving after they realise how awful it is to work for them. Stay away. Much better options out there.

Pros

None

Cons

Stress, salary, management
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Really bad company everyday is stressful

Liars! Very dishonest people do not work for this company you can find a lot better online in ten minutes. In addition they will try to charge you £5000 for their mocopa when other companies don’t charge. Jokes!

Pros

No pros at all!

Cons

Liars stressful
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Poor company to work for

Poor knowledge from tech specialists right up to senior management. Glad to hear that most have now gone. My 2 years at LB was very unhappy and there was far to much driving between jobs for the amount of them issued each day.If you can work somewhere else do so.
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Need better area management

It would be a good job if it wasn't for area managers lining their own pockets with profit related bonuses taken from employees pay because they scrutinise every minute and every mile of the working day.

Pros

Good exercise

Cons

Area management
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Relaxed environement

Good place to work but pay is not the best. Colleagues, and management were all friendly and supportive. Offices were clean, and technology upto date. Good location, and close to town centre.

Pros

Friendly and supportive

Cons

Pay
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Waste of time

Driving around in your own vehicle with not enough mileage allowance and way too far apart jobs with not enough hours to get the jobs on the handheld computer done. IV postcode and sometimes PH and AB postcodes also !!

Pros

Own boss manage own time

Cons

Terrible management and depreciation of own vehicle.
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no way to improve, very stressful job and the managers want 4/5 duals

Being here almost 5 years, I was able to save for my 1st house. LBS was a great company at the beginning before Calvin Capital.They could be better if the profits would be used to improve the commissioning software.

Pros

big company so there are no stock issues

Cons

long hours, poor managers asking for more jobs done. poor commissioning support.
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2.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.4 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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