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Enjoyed my time working here

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Good company to work for, with decent pay and opportunity to buy extra holidays.I had a very supportive manager who taught me loads. Sadly I was made redundant as my local office closed down.

Pros

Was trusted to get on with my job with no micro managing.
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Great place to work

I've been working for portakabin for 2 year's now and I am very satisfied with the job, salary and my work life balance. Working on a product line can be a little boring at times but overall it's a good job. Portakabin promotes a very good atmosphere around the company.
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Bad workplace

Stay clear of the Highbridge department if you can, you have charge hands who can't read and lack people skills, very sad.Un professional faces at work.

Pros

Money

Cons

Yard charge hand (useless)
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Too many portakabin employees been there too long

Professional ran company but too heavyWith higher management who only know The Portakabin way the operatives haveMostly been with the company for 15-25Years & although good at what they do theyOnly know the Portakabin way which is nowFlawed & dated

Pros

Decent work conditions & money

Cons

Everything’s the Portakabin way
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Productive, interesting and fast paced

They have a strict hierarchical structure which is both positive in terms of support but negative in taking full advantage of creativity lower in the company structure

Pros

Supportive

Cons

Hierarchy limits creative possibilities
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Awesome place to make your career

Really nice company to work for. Flexible and fun, professional and serious line manager was a good guy and nice to work for. Team were on point and experts in their areas. Probably shouldn't of left!

Pros

Nice place nice to go to work

Cons

Not much pressure
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Very disappointed

very unflaxable company in every way. Feels like they only take,don't give back.Any requests gets declined from HR.Systems are so difficult to use and the company doesn't have any training system 😕
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Nice and easy job

This job is for the people who are multiskilled. No training needed. All the training are given from the company. If you like to paint, do some plumbing or some cleaning, this is the perfect job.
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Excellent Work place.

I did a temporary job. The company work culture is friendly but at the same time challenging work requirements. Would love to go back again and work with the same team.

Pros

flexible work timing

Cons

not any
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Run by idiots

A lot of good blokes working on the yard but the job is incredibly boring .the management are idiots all trying to justify there jobs so they are forever coming up with stupid ideas . This is not a good place for tradesmen to work
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Prestigious company

1 of the best I’ve ever worked for/great friendly staff/great canteen facilities Distance to portakabin only 10 minutes from my house which another bonus saving on fuel weekly I rate them highly
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very good with health & safety

Excellent company and learnt a lot about health & safety. Enjoyed the work and team I was working with. The only problem |I had was they didn't give me enough notice when laying me off. I was only told the same day apparently they had forgot to tell me.
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Great balance to family and work life

I highly recommend working at Portakabin Fantastic benefits from the company As much training as you are willing to take on Family first situation with good money to be earned
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Not for someone looking for excitement!!!

Pros- Good pay, Generous holidays with option to buy more time off, Great team from shop floor to head office with a treat everyone the same level attitude, Cons- speaking from a shop floor employee, very little chance of job promotions or training.
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Excellent workplace

Top of the range place to work/fantastic people to work with /100 percent. Could not say enough good points about them par excellence Long established company and nice type of work

Pros

Excellent in every way

Cons

No cons
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Productive and Fun

Very successful company with lots of potential for the future. Company has a good business supplying modular buildings for hire and rental in the UK and European markets
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good workplace with nice people

good work place however limited opportunities for progression culture is good as is job security however because of this progression is not readily available.
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Plenty of Opportunities

Portakabin is a fun and friendly place to work. There are plenty of opportunities for the motivated career minded individual. There are opportunities on many levels for personal development

Pros

Opportunties
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Great company to work for

I worked at Portakabin for 18 months and thouroughly enjoyed my time there. The people were wonderfull to work along side the only reason for leaving was because I had an unexpected opportunity at a job closer to home removing a daily 2 hour commute

Pros

colleagues and work life balance

Cons

none
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Good company with limited progression

A good company with limited opportunities to progress. Salaries are below market level and management do not particularly listen to those below them. However security is reasonable and the company are growing.
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amazing shop floor

easy work day and night learnt all machines management good wish they pushed for full time contracts more i learnt everything about job hardest part of job was waking up very early

Pros

great money

Cons

long drive
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Ratings by category

3.9Work/Life Balance
3.7Salary/Benefits
3.3Job security/advancement
3.5Management
3.7Culture

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