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Great place Great benefits. Good home work life balance. Laid back company with no one on your back all the time. Unlike the place over the road. Free hot drinks.
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Top heavy

Top heavy with management that don't care about the guys on the shop floor. Lots of talk about care but no action just a tick box exercise. Prepare to be bullied if you don't have a strong character by team leaders
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Great to do a job that makes a real difference

Great place to work. Joined after moving to area and breath of fresh air to work somewhere safe, and with flexible working . Recently had some some difficult family issues and team and manager have been great; really makes a difference. Nice job and nice to feel you make a difference to something worthwhile!


Flexible work hours, safe and great team to work with


Seagulls eating your sandwiches at breaks
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Great company to work for

Great company to work at full of amazing people building boats for heros love every day here would never change job as it amazing buying the sgannon lifeboat
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Worked as a boatbuilder, don’t care about you as long as the job is done. Cell leaders are brainwashed by the clouts upstairs, if a job has a mistake they will punish you big time for it wouldn’t recommend the place unless you are a robot


Half day on a Friday


No respect
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Official response from RNLI

22 July 2020
We are sorry that you feel this way about working for the RNLI. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where individuals are given the support they need to do their job well. In our recent staff survey, feedback showed an 83% positive response to the statement ‘I find my line manager supportive’ and a 90% positive response to the statement ‘My line manager demonstrates they care about my safety’. If you would like to talk about your feelings/experience further, please do get in touch with our People Team by emailing people_advisers@rnli.org.uk

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Ex employee Technician ALC

The best boat manafacturing workplace I’ve ever been in. Safety is really important and they look after you with brilliant PPE. It’s a great working environment, friendly, fun and professional trades people, who really know their stuff. I only left to relocate for my wife’s job in services; otherwise I’d still be there. If you want a chance to be part of a boatbuilding team producing high quality boats and it’s not just about getting a job done quickly then work here. Probably the best boat building and repair factory in the UK Iif not the world.


Safety, Great working conditions, the people


Parking but train, bus close by. And flexible working helps.
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Productive and fun

Everyone at the RNLI works together as a team and everyone makes you feel very welcome. The work they do there is incredible and it's an honor to work for such a prestigious organisation.
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4.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
4.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.4 out of 5 stars for Management
3.9 out of 5 stars for Culture

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