Ornua
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The only good thing is the people you work with and being part of team and treating it like a work family everything else is a load of rubbish and there is always miscommunication and the pay is poor you don’t get much of a pay rise

Pros

Paid breaks

Cons

Management
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Mismanagement

Management have no clue at all lines are suppose to be run by operators standards but are ignored when you raise it they don't comment or try to pass it off. pay is bad that its not worth even going in for. Location is awful in the middle of a town that no.one in stoke really would travel for and if your face fits (favourites) you get places. Workers treated like dog body's they say they value their SOP and health and safety but don't put it in practice. no training to understand the role. They only good thing is getting out of there I've never known a place so mis managed in all my life its run like a joke house not a production site they even treat their zone leaders like muck off your shoe when it's them on the front line and know how everything works.

Pros

Two half hour breaks, two days off

Cons

Pay, mangerment
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Hard work and stressful

Not a good place to work , you can progress to running a machine in a few months around £ 11.70 ph . It’s a place where if you are related to the management you will rise very quickly, and bypass those hard workers who have been there for years , over the last 12 months they have been struggling to keep people as the pay as not keep up with over firms , most left for jcb . If you are a hard worker they will take advantage of you , management don’t have a glue what they are doing half the time and you will get moved from one place to another.
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Not fun at all, absusive enviroment.

Not fun at all, absusive enviroment. Good for quick money but for long term not worth it. No one really cares about you, unrealistic work standards. They make it worst not better. No proper technical departement, communication between department is broken too.

Pros

Breaks

Cons

Healrh and safety it is a joke
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Fun

Good team members around you make this a fun and enjoyable place to work. A fast-paced atmosphere at times mean that the job can be demanding. Always good team work to help each other out where needed.
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A range of different jobs available, and the canteen supplies great food.

The day went really quickly, and there's a wide variety of different job roles available. I got on with everyone there really well, the people who I worked with were great.I enjoyed my time working at Ornua.

Pros

Good food, easy to learn new jobs there and fast paced so the time goes really quickly.

Cons

The pay was the same for all the different jobs, wasn't much chance of advancement.
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Stressful experience with little support from management.

The manager who might have been supportive was on maternity leave. I accept i was not right for the job as i wasn't up to carrying out 2 dozen tasks at once or making managerial decisions, nor could i overcome the language barrier nor could i actually do my job around 50% of the time as the limited workspace available would be taken up by staff from another area. Several staff members treated me as though i was just something dropped on the floor, however others were lovely, including the lady who had a very limited time to try to train me up, and the young lady i worked with. You need to have complete and utter confidence in yourself as you may have no-one higher up to support you.

Pros

The end of the working day.

Cons

The beginning of the working day.
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Over work

Chaotic place to work always under staffed which means everybody else works harder with no regards to manual handling. Senior management blind or choose to ignore the very high turn over of staff, training very poor, quality people very rude and pricklyPressurised to work overtime Some heavy very heavy other areas very quick Blame culture exists

Pros

None

Cons

Too many
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Can be easy some good hard work if you need the exercise

If you want to work hard get the exercise and lose weight it can be done if you want it easier there are much easier jobs some in the hot some in the cold good friendly people over time and weekends

Pros

Good discount on all the products

Cons

The work can be hard
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Brilliant culture and working environment

Ornua treats people really well and there are opportunities to progress. Staff are really approachable and friendly. The team I work with are really supportive.
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Ambitious business with a genuine focus on people

We are encouraged to recognise opportunities to drive value and then empowered to act on them and drive them through with the support of our peers and management team. My workload is mine to manage and prioritise accordingly, and whilst the prioritisation can be challenged any push back is respectful and needs based. Succession planning, diversity & inclusion are a real focus of the business. The sites consistently deliver on excellent Food Safety and Health and Safety.

Pros

Empowered to manage my own work load. Freedom to determine where I can drive most value and benefit.

Cons

Work load can be challenging, but offset by a positive culture and a desire to support each other.
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Collaborative and people orientated

I have worked at Ornua since 2017 and have found the support in my role and the opportunities to progress within the business the best experience in the 25 years I have worked in food manufacturing. There is a genuine desire and passion to always seek to be better and whilst there will always be challenges the focus is investment in people to grow a collaborative and inclusive workforce.

Pros

Fantastic benefits for those interested, great succession planning for development opportunities for talented individuals, Graduate programs, training and courses to grow skill sets

Cons

no major cons to be honest the workload can sometimes be a little overbearing but not a concern
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Great people, great product, great place to work

No two days are the same and there is so much going on that it keeps you really engaged. The people at Ornua are fantastic and there is a really strong teamworking approach. It's a great Company with global opportunities to allow you to develop yourself

Pros

Great people, pay and benefits, state of the art facilities
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Great company to work for

The company have a genuine desire to treat people well and are trying very hard to create a positive culture in engagement, diversity and equality and communication.There is still an expectation for long hours but more flexibility is coming in. They have handled Covid very well and I have felt very safe with all the protocols.

Pros

Engagement and staff activities

Cons

Early starts and lots of meetings
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Understaffed and over worked

Current management clueless shop floor over stretched and under manned manning levels not sufficient to meet bosses target that work on paper, another example of poor senior management , and then we just told to get on with it, then they wonder why people leave staff turnover a major problem with little or no training. Safety manager hides away not interested

Pros

Free coffee

Cons

Too many
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Crippling to mind and body.

I remember my first day, waiting for someone to say ‘only kidding!’ Surely this wasn’t real. There were so many things that were just so wrong. Apart from the fact that using the loo if not on break is frowned upon, and cameras/managers/staff watching your every move (just like a goldfish bowl), the mind-numbing work is amplified by the constant drone of the machines. There were bad backs aplenty also. By my third week it was hard to distinguish between me the human and the machine. A truly awful experience.

Pros

Weekend off

Cons

The destruction of grey matter.
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worst place around leek

if you want working 8 hours a day like slave for 60 pound (after tax) thats good job for you ! worst management working hard for less money managers are also liars stay away from this job
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Awful

Awful place to work, management team live in there own little bubble and do not think much of the (peasants) below them. No training, short staffed and language barrier everywhere you turn. Mainly agency staff to work with changes each and every day. Was forced out by management after a total of 10 years service, after illegally dropping wages. Horrible management and business.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Hated it.

Ornua is a busy place. As such work/ life balance is poor. Management at shop floor level is inconsistent, favouritism is rife. People who don't want overtime are frowned upon
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Zero nothing is good there. The management use the people as slaves

Horrible place. Everybody is a slave and rasist!!! Not recommend working there at all. They always recruit people. Everybody was watching me like an alien there
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horrid place to work

management on your back constantly during your shift, you only get on well there if you suck up to the managers, the job can be so mind numbingly boring
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Overall rating

Based on 66 reviews

Ratings by category

2.9 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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