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Good place to work for early careers. Exposure to lots of technology and a lot of opportunities to learn. A very friendly atmosphere in and around the sites.
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Laidback and friendly

Working at Renishaw is laidback with little pressure. Almost zero progression possible. Senior management generally don’t value staff or have any idea what they are doing. There is a large amount of deadwood with a lot of old boys hanging on. Strict on-site or “hybrid” policy but expect to be told which days you’re coming in (also office is in the middle of nowhere). Endless bureaucracy meaning projects get pushed out for months if not years. Otherwise, colleagues are incredibly friendly, helpful and nice to work with.
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Clicky and toxic culture

I was there for 18 months and found it very clicky, it all depends if your face fits in or not. I found some of the managers rude and there is no support.I didn't like the toxic atmosphere and wouldn’t recommend working here to anybody. There is no flexibility at all


Restaurant and gym


Clicky culture
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Planning very poor to many bossess

Too many managers planning terrible too many favorites.Badly organised pay not up to standard.too much paperwork and very little common sense .try to cover up the cracks and health and safety poor
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I had high hopes at Renishaw but it woefully suffers from under investment in systems and infrastructure. The higher management are pretty clueless, complete lack of vision or emphasis on culture…they base success on the amount of people who leave. Bad whiff of bullying driven from the top…the have some hero products that hides commercial incompetence, they will pay you what they think they can get away with.
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Good place to work but...

I don't even know how to describe it. There are bad apples everywhere but while in other places , the new generation replaces them , here they get promoted.
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Not bad

It's a excellent place to work but the management are not very good they forget where they come from really quick they not very nice people at all




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Professional Working Environment

I worked for Renishaw for around 7 years and started as an apprentice with little industry experience and qualifications. I finished the company with a degree qualification and experience in many different aspects of the engineering world. Their commitment to staff development was fantastic. However, pay didn’t end up reflecting my skills. The company act professionally and employ great tech to allow staff to fulfil their roles to high standards.
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Bullying Culture

Horrendous place to work.Extremely poor management.Very bad atmosphere mainly due to the terrible shift pattern.You are treating and spoke to really badly.In 35 years in engineering definitely the worst place I have worked.I managed to put up with it for 18 months.Most people only last a few weeks.Seen 40+ people come and go during my time there.
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Great workplace, colleagues and environment

Great work place, lovely colleagues with a few bad eggs (like most places). Lots to do but also quite laid back at times. Nice work environment with lots of benefits like pensions, on site gyms, bike & EV schemes.Progression is slightly difficult as lots of long standing employees (10/15+ years) that won’t leave until they have to retire. A good place to learn and if you’re lucky a development opportunity may come up.I will also stress that as a company they go above and beyond to practice good mental health support, inclusivity and have invested a large amount into this.
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Worked at this company for approx 4 yearsVery stressfulManagement constantly spying on you and keeping diaries of anything they think you are doing wrongFelt I had to leave for my own mental health




Constantly spied on
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Great company

Great company to work for. Lots of opportunity, friendly colleagues and good offering such as restaurant and gym on site, good pension, bonus, cycle to work scheme etc. Quite slow paced due to the amount of people required for sign off but overall a pleasant place to work. Great attitude to hybrid working and lovely surroundings too.


Nice site, restaurant, gym, interesting work


Can be slow
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Great work place

Lovely teams, great culture and a fair pair even for those new to their careers. Work load is evenly spread but there is lots of room to take on more work if you prefer to. A company that appreciates its employees.


On site cafe, bonus, Christmas parcels
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A good business gone bad

I've worked here for over 15 years. A number of senior people have retired over the past 5 years and their replacements don't seem to be able to do the job anything like as well. If you want to take a job at Renishaw, I advise you to make sure you get a good pay rise for joining and plan on staying only long enough that it won't look bad on your CV, because loyalty definitely ISN'T rewarded any more.
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No security

You can work as hard as you want, you’re just another batch of workers for them to toss out.Managment will promise permanent jobs for the people putting work in then throw them out.
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Toxic culture, poor management, no respect for employees

Presumably you are reading this with Renishaw as a prospective employer.If you are someone who want respect, your opinion being appreciated and a happy workplace, just move on by.What you will find is a toxic environment, incompetent, rude managers, a culture where image & deadlines are far more important than quality.You need only look at the staff turn-over figures and sadly the number of employee suicides to get an idea what kind of place this is.


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OK as factories go

The work in assembly is repetitive and at times mind numbingly boring. That said, if you show willing and your face fits, you get a chance to move around. The atmosphere is cliquey and progression within the company is slow and relies heavily on your ability to make friends in high places. Working as an assembler seems to get you treated as educationally sub normal regardless of your level of education or reasons for working there. My advice is never confide in anyone as the place is a vipers pit of gossips, which probably stems from not having anything else meaningful to think about there.


Free hot chocolate on tap


No opportunity for progression
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Just a number

You are not made to feel special, you are just another number. The company once cared about employee health but now is a different story, i recommend steering clear.
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Had its ups and downs. Very technical and demanding. Benefits were OK and salary too. Purchasing for work was very difficult: Senior Managers would question every last purchase.
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Graduate scheme

I joined the graduate scheme in 2019. I have a lot of freedom to do what I like and not very much is expected. The company gave all graduates a blanket 5% pay rise this year which was great, especially as everyone else had a pay freeze. This shows graduates are really valued highly, even more than long serving employees which is how it should be because graduates are worth more. It wasn't even linked to performance or achieving and targets which is great, generally you can just do as much or as little as you want and nobody says anything. Not a good place to stay long term but it seems like a good place for graduates looking for an easy in.


Pay rise. Nice location. Low expectations.


Poor organisation. Old fashioned management. Low flexibility
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Relaxed, inclusive and value innovation

By far the best role in my career. I would recommend this company to any good engineer within commuting distance. Training and education are well valued and funded, and the overall culture is relaxed and friendly.
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Based on 70 reviews

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

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