Perkins Engines
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A friendly workplace doing work of some importance.

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What is the best part of working at the company?Being part of a British exporterWhat is the most stressful part about working at the company?Vulnerability as a result of being an agency workerWhat is the work environment and culture like at the company?Environment OK. Culture good.No more information to add,What is a typical day like for you at the company?I am no longer there. When I was, the day was spent packing engine parts for export to Brazil, China, India and the US.
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Perfect job no complaints

Randstad onsite agency brilliant people and fun to work it's good place to work they take all holidays before hand n leave you with few weeks too...shifts change but it's clean and tidy place to work.
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It’s alright

Your experience at Perkins will depend on what track you are working at, some areas are better than others. Some areas are terrible but the one I am on currently is not too bad. Break every 2 hours, not bad shift hours.
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Monotonous, painfully boring & untaxing

Typical day would be to stand in the same spot, doing the same thing over & over. Management treat workforce as worthless, work force so unhappy & looking for different work.




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Good environment and nice people to work! have a good equipment and good paying. Is a job for a long time. You can get permanent contract after agency.
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Not a bad place

I worked there for nearly a year, on the whole it's a ok place to work but it's the way they treat you if you make a mistake which is the problem, in my example I made according to them 3 very minor mistakes. 2 of them I said they need to investigate further as I'm pretty sure I didn't do it, but as usual they are too lazy to do anything and just say you are logged on, you must of done it.You can do tens of thousands of engines correctly at that place, but their blame culture will only ever remember you for the ones you make mistakes on.They also seem to treat their own staff differently to the agency ones to alot of agency staffs annoyance, if your their staff they will forgive a lot of stuff like mistakes, having time off, defects but if it's agency then these things are the end of the world, another thing is if they need to get rid of people they will always choose agency, even if their own staff are the worst workers in the world and agency are better and know more stuff, they will always get rid of agencyThey really need to change up how they treat people


Pay is reasonable


Huge blame culture
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Easy work, very poor management

Not a bad place to work, good hours means a good work-life balance, however management is very poor and communication is even worse. Agency workers often released with little to no warning and workers in general treated quite poorly. You will also only progress if your face fits unfortunately


Good hours, decent wage


Management, treatment
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Good job environment

good working environment. good shifts time and early friday finish. supportive management repeatable job most enjoyable part of the job
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Perkins has its ups and downs. Not much support from placements. I mostly learned from working with certain people who felt bad for me. The college is also not very good.
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incompetent management, dodgy zero hour contract, false-optimistic trainers, lazy maintenance that lead to mid shift track breakdowns, "diveristy" nonsense, impractical 2 week rotation that affects mental health yet blame the worker for the lateness when turning up to work.
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Good Progression

Good opportunities for career progression. Interesting work but can get bogged down in red tape. Helpful colleagues and good culture. Overall a good place to work.
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Perkins is not the same as it was before

The attitude of the people that worked there for longtime is nasty and disgusting! they are selfish and rude. Managers let them get away with lots of things. New people in and out all the times and I don’t blame them. It’s shame that this company is going downhill with pay and culture. Mess and pressure and nothing else unfortunately.


Monday to Friday


Attitude of people been there longtime
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Not a fun place to be

What is the best part of working at the company?Driving the FLT without being stressed What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Management is really bad. A reason I would leave the company. What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Is alright so far. But the management is badWhat is a typical day like for you at the company?Driving all day and manual handling
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Hard work, good people but useless management

I worked here until recently, some management are brilliant however my advice would be to avoid track 5 as you will not be treated like a human being, management will lie to you and neglect your wellbeing. They record issues with workers without informing workers.


Shift premium and bonus


Repetitive, little choice of shift pattern, no support from management
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Good experience, no permanent

Good place to work but no chance of getting permanent contract.just get there for experience and leave for something better. Most jobs are advertised but they have already decided who gets the position.
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Good place to work

used to be a good place to work no chance of permanent position all the best team leaders and managers left the place has been striped bare after loads of money poured into the place a total waste
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Easy work but terrible agency

Easy work, very good health and safety. Set breaks. Every 2-3hrs. Terrible agency staff, they dont care what circumstances you have they will just cut you off no matter what. Like when i had a motorbike accident and i was off for 1week and come back for 1week then they decided to terminate my employment before Christmas shutdown (2weeks). Because I did not inform them every day i was off.
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Don’t care about people at all

The worst place I ever worked, no manager or te am leader to report anything you are there by your own , have to to do jobs that is not in your duty just to cover the people missing as they not employee people


Many tasks working like 3 people
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Good workplace

A typical work start picking engine and loaded to lorry, some time very busy. Management fine with me, work culture fine. Hardest part of job waking up to start 6am.
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I would only recommend if you are really stuck!

It's quite a boring repetitive job standing on work stations doing the same thing over and over. They will try to paint it out like it's something much more exciting than what it is which it isn't.They regularly sack off large numbers of staff, there was once almost a riot there as they put the entire team from track 4 in the canteen and they sacked 22 people in one go! After this incident they stopped doing this you would just get pulled off the track unexpectedly taken to the office sacked over and it scorted off the site by security, this is what happened to myself after 2 years. Sacked on the spot with no notice - apparently I was parking in the wrong car park.


Sunday over time is paid as double time


Job security, 0 hour contract only so they can sack you at anytime - low base rate pay
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Productive and fun place to work

Clean and safe place to work. Mix of nationalities . Interesting job. New things to learn. Management should be change in some teams. Some of them don't know how to talk to people.
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Based on 97 reviews

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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.8 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.1 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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