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Things have changed at unipart rail over the last year as new work has come into the factory and the work force is having great difficulty getting to grips with it.The management are no use whatsoever and the manufacturing director is simply not up to the job but just talks the usual management lingo.Worrying times.
Shame on them! I really regret working for this company. So much disrespect and unfair treatment in many directions. Its Good its a job but with the salary and job expectations i wish them Good luck
Its a job
Massive Turnover, no place for pregnant or ladies after maternity leave
Management seem to have no clue of how to do there jobs. People who slack off seem to be thought of very highly with this company. Apprentices seem to think there above there station and refuse to do the lesser jobs as they think there better than that job. Overall not a good company to work for and these issues need to be sorted out ASAP to improve as a company.
The Unipart Way is a methodology designed to create a standard approach for all employees to follow, it is set around best practise and provides a route-map for all. Conflict is generally avoided and all employees are expected to follow a model of continuous improvement in their work and are rewarded for exceptional performance
Wages for the job are fairly poor compared to the surrounding areas. There is no motivation in the company and management have no intention of there ever being any. Management is lazy. Have a few standard benefit schemes but nothing special. Pension is the minimum they have to meet nothing extra.
Going through period of continual change while I was there but people very helpful and friendly. Enjoyed time there but felt that continual change put security of position at risk.
Poor work environment, managers don't treat people equally or fairly. The pay is some of the lowest in the Crewe area, with no chance of advancement. Managers have the ability to work from home but no one else is allowed. Unipart follow a strange process called the "Unipart way" based around the Japanese Kaizen, but there methods are time consuming and labour intensive and management heavy, which is a contradiction because the whole point of Kaizen is lean management and to reduce wasted effort. The Crewe site is old fashioned, I think the buildings date back to Victorian times and the company haven't invested any money in the site for a long time and it shows.
The good things A progressive and diverse organisation always looking for new ideas and seeking feedback from all levels of staffing to improve services. Given autonomy over your work and no micro-management. Feel like a valued employee and part of a team.
In Warehousing/Distribution Not the Offices very bad working conditions Management Don't listen ask them for help they try and then don't bother time you for breaks Discriminated and threaten you of your job position Pile more work on you when you only have 3 to 4 hours to complete the tasks left of your shift overall avoid the bullying management bad place to be employed. Work colleagues are fine though.
Management and badly run on systems and being discriminated.
as a store operator for unipart rail my job was to issue in an out railway tools for engineers. the problem i had with unipart rail was that i was mentored about the company for only a week an a half under presumptions i would be working alongside other people on the same shift, what i was told was not the truth so on last day of mentoring i was told id be working on my own, which i found shocking because what was told to me was different than what was said in the interview. on top of that i had to deal with a team leader who always thought he was right, never took anything i said on board seriously and tried to cause friction between me and another colleague. above all turning up to work a couple of times to find the store shut wasn't amusing as i did late evening. this company is just starting up so they may get better but the beckton branch is one to avoid.
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Unipart Rail are on the whole an excellent company to work for with the main assets being the workforce. However feel the company is in decline especially as ageing vehicles are removed fleets and the reliance of train operators on Unipart Rail reduces so potentially challenging times ahead. Recently some of the Management styles have been poor and the overall direction of the business confused.
Some Management Styles