Wabtec
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Management didn't have a clue what they was doing, just winging it was everyday. Could never order parts at the right time, things never got finished just dumped on a pallet to collect dust. This was frustrating and there answer was oh well its the computers fault for not ordering parts. They can't win no contracts because they have a bad name in the rail industry.
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On the door step
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20 min for dinner.
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I have never worked anywhere in my life that is so unorganized an depressing. The money is good and the a toddler could do the work but you are are essentially working in a prison. Here is one,,,,,just one of their stupid rules. "On your 10min break (the canteen is 5 min walk) you cannot eat, or sit down. You can get a coffee and stand next to your job. Remember, you work to live, not live to work. This place think they own these agency workers and treat them as they are replaceable.
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Easy easy work
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Used as a modern day slave with stupid rules. Place needs burning to yhe ground
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Started as cat 3, but soon was doing cat 4 work constantly, sometimes Cat 5, they want the skills but don't want to pay. Asked to be upgraded and they agreed but it never happened, The work was no issue just hated the fact I was doing work way over my pay grade (why am I working harder than other Cat 3's who did simple tasks)They treat you like a Tool, as long as your useful they're happy.In the end I just left to go to another company who did recognise my skills
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work is interesting and varied
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They don't care about you, your basically another tool
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Worst place i have worked, it only has 1 positive about the place is that its 5 minutes away, if you are not from Doncaster do not waist your time negative work atmosphere 99%of time
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Local
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Negative work atmosphere
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Blame culture in effect daily shift v shift man v man health and safety poor on issues that matter and overboard on petty issues that don’t matter. Raise an issue and you’re singled out has a trouble causer and punished for it. I would not let my sons work here
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Good pay and breaks
Cons
Frustrating for help or parts including PPE
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no respect for workers who try there best its never enough and cast to the side with no communication when they decided to close plant and when union, msp and Scottish government got involved it was still the same as the decision had already been made to close Kilmarnock and take all work to Doncaster that was losing money hand over fist but when Kilmarnock had work they made money
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With over 16yrs of work experience in a Paint spraying enviroment, i feel that this Wabtec site is the most mis-managed & un-productive Company i've ever been employed by.......difficult to see how they can ever make sufficient profit to keep their share holders $$$$$$ happy.......
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Wabtec got rid of me 6 months after offering then reconsidering my contract even though I got told I was getting the contract I even filled the form to get the contract, for this reason I think they are untrustworthy I put a lot of hard work and passion into my time at Wabtec I loved the job and feel asif I was just an easy way to get rid of somebody to save a bit of money.
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Easy going / good people / work life balance is great / benefits are getting there / uncertain times unfortunately / No parking is an issue (but ladies usually prioritised
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you are a small cog in a machine and they like to remind you of that, the management pick favourites and if you aren't one you'll end up painting the floor literally
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very unorganised place struggling with day to day with materials to complete jobs. very friendly people around and overall good atmosphere of work, except the management that can not get the stuff right.
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satisfactionary salary
Cons
lack of organization
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Relaxed environment. No stability at all. You can't have a work life balance as they change the shifts whenever they want. Management is ruining this place. Shame
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Wabtec is a good place to start your journey with railway enviroment. Friendly workers will show You how to do things better. Unfortunetly management needs to be changed as company have got a problem to hold one of the main contract plus people stopped being comfortable during duties.
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poor documentation and lack of structure frustrate the general staff causing a hostile atmosphere. you only gain promotion if a mate of yours is a manager, poor career progression, more often then not the useless employees get promoted. health and safety crazy, however they dont offer viable solutions to make health and safety more viable. lesser qualified people above me in management making poor desicions playing god with my job role, as in you do this because im your boss, however your not qualified to do it. ran by absolute f3%%ing idiots
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Got me there under false promises You are working for agency not the company. The managers were like prison wardens Not allowed to go to toilet etc Show you no respect You are just a number
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As above meet some good people salary was okay working condition where good.If there could be an improvment it would be to fetch some of there systems up to date
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If your a hard-working individual that knows there job you'll fit in great there's always something to learn here. If on the other hand, you are a time-waster always on the phone this is not the place for you
Pros
great people to work with
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long hours
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Worst place ever worked .worst management iv ever nown .run by idiots.it is a bad working environment. Good lads to work with but that is it .every day could be your last. That's why the company makes no money
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Run by bullies as managers who took great pleasure in sacking people and generally making working there a miserable experience. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone .
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None
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Management
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Very back stabbing place to work. Management are not helpful or knowledgeable whatsoever caring more for H&S and what your up to every 2 mins. No drawings or guidance for jobs. Only friends of the management can move up, usually from a non experienced background. There's a chance you'll be working on a job covered waste from the train toilets but it's ok because they've tested" to make sure it's safe. Regardless of how much work you do or produce you are bad at your job. Genuinely hate getting up to go in the morning. Its a shame because it could be a great company to work for but the management is so bad to work under it will kill your passion for work.
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2.10pm finish
Cons
Management.
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Project driven engineering with emphasis on meeting delivery targets and gateway milestones. Long days with the team, but rewarding nontheless.
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