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Bullying culture right to the top. Extreme high turnover of staff.
Employee (Former Employee) –  Birkenhead, Merseyside16 February 2019
Worst company l ever worked for! Toxic and soulless.
Do not expect any support, you will be hounded out if you complain about the management. Flexi hours is the only good thing about this company.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Appaling place to work with a culture of bullying and intolerance.
Agent (Former Employee) –  Liverpool, Merseyside17 August 2018
Absolutely disgusting place to work where sexism, homophobia and casual racism are all tolerated by senior management.
Staff are disposable, line managers beaten in to submission and very much a face fits culture.
The amount of people I saw in tears here was astounding. No understanding of creating a people based culture and a very 'jobs for the boys' attitude.
The turn over of staff says it all. Constantly advertising for staff and line managers.
There are some truly amazing people working here but they end up being crushed.
Cons
Awful senior management who turn a blind eye
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Soul less company
Payroll Officer (Current Employee) –  Finance27 June 2018
Absolutely no opportunity to progress or be developed.

Carpenter is a sole less company, employees have no direction and are kept in the dark. Not interested in training and developing its staff.

No review for new starters, just left to get on with it!
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Senior management only care about themselves and anyone else is just a number
Legal Advisor (Former Employee) –  Birkenhead, Merseyside2 May 2017
If you enjoy handling 400 clients, taking 20-30 calls a day, answering 100 emails, meeting targets that are physically impossible to reach, giving up weekends with family to work for them? Then this is the place for you. The office is like a hen house or call centre and your only reward is a free drink at a party. There is no progression as the management prefer to promote their friends, not long standing staff. They don't care about the client needs and care more about their insurers, who they work for. Don't come here expecting a training contract or help progressing your law career as this is a CMC run by insurers.
Pros
The legal advisors are nice
Cons
read above
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Working at this company is toxic
Adviser (Former Employee) –  Head office, Birkenhead29 March 2017
Carpenters is a completely dysfunctional organisation with poor leadership and even poorer communication. Staff aren't recognised, rewarded or valued but rather mistreated, unsupported and poorly equipped to do their jobs. High file counts and regular batterings about poor performance are the norm and you'll only want to work here if you're happy with working 7-days a week.
Pros
Flexi-time (when it's not being banned that is)
Cons
Negative culture, casual bullying, dysfunctional structure, no support, resistant to change, poor leadership
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factory
Factory Worker (Current Employee) –  penalta28 March 2017
its a good factory to work in great team.i work 40 hours a week 2-11 i like my job as a factory worker.working here has give me good comunacation skills
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Appaling company
First Response Unit (Former Employee) –  Liverpool11 March 2017
Worst company I have worked for - bullying management, no career prospects (call centre roles), harsh rules applied to staff but not managers, minimum pay, 6 month probation routinely extended before contract terminated rather than granting permanent position. If in doubt, ask them about the staff retention rate in FNOL.
Pros
City centre site
Cons
Management, hours, pay, prospects
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Large solicitors
Legal Advisor (Current Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire17 February 2017
One of the largest PI companies in th UK, friendly place to work. Helpful happy, knowledgeable colleagues.
Modern offices, with good facilities in a central location.
Pros
Flex
Cons
Travel dependent on location
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long hours
Carpenter (Former Employee) –  London, ENG16 June 2014
Working for an agency, a lot of traveling,I got experience of working in England
Cons
long hours
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Enjoyable place to work
Personal Assistant (Former Employee) –  Widnes, ENG29 November 2013
Opening mail and answering telephone. A good telephone manner. Management were always helpful. A nice selection of people. Dealing with some customers could be hard. Knowing I did my job thoroughly
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Hard work and Excitment
Assistant to Master Carpenter (Former Employee) –  london25 June 2013
friends of my dads so enjoyed working with them.
let me get involved with a lot of their work.
never treated me any disrespect and trusted my judgment
Pros
going to london evryday
Cons
early hour start
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