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Very tough work environment, sometimes a bullying environment, great place to see and work and tell people you work there, and very good if its the start of your career. Little to no progression off the shop floor, if you manage to get in as an engineer or manager with an education you can do well. No work life balance whether you have an education or not.
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None
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Many
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Since working at McLaren within the security department, I speak on behalf of most of the security team by saying the management is awful. You are seen as a “bum on seat”, you are not cared about or appreciated by the head of security & two assistant security managers who all have been stuck in their old ways for the last 17 years and nothing has changed. They are not open to changes or ideas presented by new staff & are shut down immediately. They are talked to incredibly condescending by the security manager. If you make any minor mistake you are talked down to as if you are a child. Majority of the time the management are either smoking outside the premises or giving pointless lectures to their security staff who are no longer motivated. Because of all this the staff turnover is very high and the pay structure is unequal, forcing people to leave. Good luck getting your probation meeting on time or any of your concerns taken seriously. Any issues that you do arise, they will pass over to HR. For McLaren’s security team to move forward, it starts from the top and the management needs to go. Simple.
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4 days off, beautiful grounds, other departments are friendly.
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Poor management, outdated pay structure, non motivated staff
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I enjoyed my time working for this company in management and sales, they were flexible and allowed me the free time I need to rest up for the work ahead, despite being overseas the days provided covered my home time in the U.S.
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Excellent pay
Cons
Distance
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Overall, good place to work. But the salary is pants. No pride in work, it's just a numbers game with no quality. Big problem at the moment with no communication to the shop floor on Covid-19 cases happening in the factory. Manages are brushing the situation under the carpet instead of informing close contact individuals of confired Covid cases. Social distancing doesn't exist, wearing of masks is ad hoc. Worn by some, under the nose, under chin, some not even bothering. At the moment, this is not a safe environment to work in.
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Pleasant workforce
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Insecure company about Covid-19
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Unlike any environment I have ever experienced. I thought it would be exciting and enjoyable, but I felt intimidated and uncomfortable with my surroundings and the attitudes of many of the people I came across. Having said that, the people I worked with directly, and those I had to interact with on a day to day basis, where happy to engage, but only once they had established you were not a threat. It would seem they also felt intimidated
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Fantastic car collection
Cons
I wasn't made to feel like I was part of the family. To many people full of their own importance
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Great staff , great management and everyone was always helpful in whatever you needed . Everyone was always smiling and happy , the best job I’ve ever had !
Pros
Wages
Cons
Hours, sometimes might have to stay behind to catch up
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Looking from the outside in and when you get the job, you think you've made it, hit the big leagues. I couldn't have been more wrong. The management was a joke, no clear leadership or direction, too many opinions and not enough decisions. They seem to hire the "engineers" that asked for the lowest salary and not based on experience or qualifications. The only place I've ever worked that most of the technicians were more experienced in the relevant field of engineering and more qualified than most of the "engineers". We were told working in the Sheffield factory that we would never get the benefits or bonuses that the staff in woking got. During your interview process they will sell you the big dream and plan of McLaren and that you can be a part of the journey when in fact unless you're best mates with the management or kissing their behinds you'll find it very difficult to progress, especially in the Sheffield factory. If you are considering a job here, you will only ever be asked to do the same thing day in, day out. You are just a number to the management. I have to admit in my time there I did make some genuinely good friends who made the time there more bearable, that is the only positive I have to say about the place.
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Good people on the shop floor
Cons
Management, bad philosophy and approach
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From the Team Leader until the Manager from my department it was not a professional approach, it was a lots of inappropriate behaviour and language issues between Manager and one team member. They care just about numbers and they don't have a PROPER training(it was just on the paper).
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High Demanding and driven tasks with tight deadlines, but a rewarding job if your passionate about the products and the brand. and can be part of a family.
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Hello everyone, apart form the fast and great looking cars, there is nothing more that you can expect from that company. Work environment in the past 2 years became horrible, if you are not licking your manager/managers ... body parts, you will not get any progress in the company ... like NEVER doesn't matter of your skills, attitude l, work ethic, motivation etc etc. Payrate is bloody horrible for woking area ... dont go in McLaren
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They really throw you in the deep end here, but that is not necessarily a bad thing. You just need to make sure you can swim. There can be no support when needed, depending on what is going on in the company at the time.
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I would only recommend working at McLaren if you had no alternative employment. I wouldn’t say it’s the worst job I’ve ever had, but it’s the worst place I’ve ever worked. I was glad to get away when I did and now I’m much happier in my new employment. It’s definitely a place living in the legacy of once a great racing driver and true engineer. Now it’s full egotistical people with Micky mouse degrees. Definitely not for me.
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Some good lads there
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Management, production manager, “engineers”, the culture
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A little bit of who you know not what you know goes on everywhere but I’ve never worked anywhere else where this is so prolific The company “recommend a friend” scheme really helps this along, paying out thousands of £££ to team/group leaders when they give their friend/brother in law/ pretty Romanian girl a job often after interviewing them themselves! Th
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Pay was ok, not anymore
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Unless your friend/relative works there don’t expect to be fairly treated.
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Fun place to work but if you don’t get your nose brown you won’t progress. Progression is only for family members and yes men. Management is clueless and most are just upper managements mates
Pros
Canteen
Cons
It’s 3rd world food
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nicely presented place but there is weird working hours due to lack of parking space. New workers usually have to park is city centre which cost about £8 per day and from parking you will travel about 15 minutes in company bus. Easy job at cmm facility most of the time you will measure windscreens. You can forget about daily writing programs. People are bit stressed because they want maximum bonus up to 10k
Pros
Fancy name in you cv, nice cars
Cons
working hours, parking problems, people are crazy about bonus
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Very stressful and with 0 recognition about your efforts. You can work five hours extra per day spend your own money for expenses, giving 300% of your self to the company and still, you will never get a thank you.No matter how good you are. On the top of that, management is lazy with zero planing , they never learn or listen,and you can progress only if you are friends with someone.0 benefits working for them. If you like quality and good engineering find something else
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Highly disappointed in my experience at mclaren. Told of companies desire to promote within and hit every KPI and more and still got rejected for promotion because they advertise for a strong personality type person with fresh ideas but they really want yes people who will not challenge them.
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Met some nice people
Cons
They dont practice what they preach
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The things i have seen in this company is just shocking the qwolity of the cars are so poor for the price of them nothing ever gets fixed just boged the cars will jut full apart just sitting still needs a hole new management team ones that can run a manufacturing company and they go on about a competitive wage thats just so bad i got offerd a job there for 8k less that what i was on in the Midlands where its cheaper to live
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The staff on shop floor are good
Cons
Poor management
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While it was excellent place to start with it was becoming less and less attractive over the time. It`s fairly good pay with the shift allowance bonus, but shifting pattern is quite hard to cope with in your life. You can learn a lot, but to progress you need to make friends and connections within higher ranks. They rarely appreciate you for your skills. Management is terrible. Taking all their faults down on their subordinates. Can`t even cope with simpliest problems. They are unconsistant, changing their minds few times a day.
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Shift allowance, possibility to learn new skills within the business and in the other areas of employment
Cons
Poor management, when it comes to salary there are better employers
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McLaren can be great, but they to many leaders that keeps changing things, they rather keep the very slow & lazy but not the fast & hard workers in the job
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no pros
Cons
don't listen to the hard workers
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Good place to work, endless opportunities within the company , the more you put into the company the more you will get out of it, excellent brand and a great place to learn
Pros
money
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