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Bullying culture
Pure and simple, if your face does not fit your knackered, bullying culture, most of the the management are useless, I have worked on this site twice, the first time was years ago when it was moss plastic parts, absolute shambles now, horrible horrible blame culture, don't work there as there are a lot of rotten apples in that barrel.
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Newport review.
Not a bad place to work but money isn’t great if you’re starting with the company now compared to others who have been there for 6 years. Gen 1 contracts are much better paid compared to new starters (gen 2) who do the same job as gen 1
Pros
Paid breaks, easy work, 90% decent people and relaxed work place.
Cons
Contracts (gen 1/2). Management at times. Pay.
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Temp
Didn’t enjoy my time with this company due to a couple of staff members not being that nice to me & to be honest I was bullied. Their systems were also not that great and made everyday a real struggle & extremely stressful.
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productive and fun place to work
Colleagues great, benefits good, office fun place to work, support good, training ok and supported by management, advancement available if interested potential to complete any courses you feel would help you in your job role
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Fearful and indecisive management are slowly destroying the business
Essentra is a great business, with terrible management. Unfortunately this means that employees are considered a utility, and are dispensable whenever they fall out of management favour or the economy declines.

Management below Board Level are paralyzed and fearful of disagreeing with Senior Management, even though the outward communication is one of inclusion and safety. Too many times I have seen managers and employees stifled in their attempts to improve the culture, and fearful for their positions whenever there is a downturn in business (which is inevitable in any industry) which leads to a "head in the sand" culture.


A lack of long term strategy and the fortitude to drive what strategy there is when it faces adversity, combined with a lack of cohesive long term thinking and tenured staff has driven what was a very successful and profitable business towards ruin, which is very sad to have experienced.
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Good place to work
Good friendly place to work management where friendly people never had any trouble plenty of over time if u wanted it cant really complain. Tiring at times as u would have to work three shift patterns .
Pros
Early finish on a friday
Cons
long hours at times if needed to work 12 hour shifts
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Made redundant
Having worked at Essentra for some time I was sad that the company was taken over by another larger company. I would not have left if it had not been for the redundancy situation.
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Generous, just get your head down
I currently work here, and I enjoy my job, it is not difficult, we have a strange but great bunch of people, you have to be the right fit, a bit mad, not boring, but providing you get your head down you can acheive bonus, I acheived over £1200 this summer, they take you out for fully paid night outs, free parking, set hours, decent salary, just do your job, hit the realistic targets, enjoy the days, you will be fine.
We have our moments, but I feel there are a lot worse jobs out there, yes, some better paid, but if you like a job with a few challenges to keep you on your toes this is it.
Pros
Free parking, free coffee, set lunch, no stupid staying late
Cons
Some whiney staff!
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A joke
Got to be the worst company I have worked for the high management are a joke and they is no moving up the ladder but you can if you lick a## would not go there if the last place on earth
Pros
4 days off and a free coffee
Cons
To many to list
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ok
Essentra components was a ok place to work, just wish that the staff were listened to more about concerns. Some management were helpful and some not so helpful
Pros
the team i was on
Cons
the managment
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fun work place
the company is a good company. friendly people. fun enjoyable atmosphere where you can work and have fun at the same time. nice location and easy to get to office and back home
Pros
easy travel route and lcoation to work and back home
Cons
low salary
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Avoid avoid avoid!!!
One of this company’s goals is to bring stability but it gets more unstable by the day! The management are arrogant and have a complete disregard for people’s experience and keep piling the work on even if your drowning! If you are unable to cope you are made to feel like a failure. This is resulting in staff morale being at an all time low and many good experienced people leaving the business resulting in many flailing departments and even more work for those remaining. The company is now trying to buy back morale with stupid token gestures forgetting they made cuts to many of the workforce’s packages seemingly to pay for these gestures! I think most would have preferred the original package to a slice of pizza! This company is declining daily and has little hope of ever regaining the trust of its employees.
Pros
Free coffee, free parking
Cons
Long, thankless hours. Low morale, arrogant management team
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Fast Moving but constructive environment
Very demanding but ultimately rewarding company. Great team ethic & results driven focus.
Unfortunately lost a major customer so consequently made redundant..
Pros
Very postive approach
Cons
Long Hours
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Joke company
Totally incompetent company .Cost the group million’s to move to Newport,costs more millions to close it good business.Would never recommend it to anyone
Pros
None
Cons
To many to put into words
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Pleasant experience
Good place to work friendly staff and the warehouse is well ran and maintained, there is always work and all of the members of staff are friendly and approachable.
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Good company to work for
Whilst working for Essentra i learnt all of the key skills in order to run the required machines that my job entailed. The shift pattern was an efficient one with the other shifts arriving on time to swap over. The working environment was fantastic.
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Stale
Probably there too long, it became stale and had a poor atmosphere, although wages were good. Most people were conscientious and reasonable enough to get along with. I had absolutely zero interest in writing this review and only did it because it was a required field.
Pros
Wage
Cons
No sick pay
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Misserable place to work
Inexperienced team leaders and managers, managers changing in a monthly basis. Old and new contracts where old can earn well in excess of £10k -£15k per annum over new contracts. Failed massively with the carton print and only a matter time before flexo print will be shutting down! Worst place I have worked, nobody seems to know what they are doing so are unable to address the problems at hand!
Pros
Good working hours
Cons
Cant see it open for much longer
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not organised
no planning , no structure poor organisation.... product was good and design very good , employees very friendly and helpful, could have been a very good place to stay and work
Pros
local
Cons
no structure
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good experiance
the salary and overtime where good with overtime being readily available. there are lot of agency staff which lead to poor job security. most managers where terrible, indiscreet and where on there on personal power trips.
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Chaotic, bullying culture
No amount of money is worth affecting your health to work here.
Bullying culture from the CEO down.

No-one in Senior Management appear to know what they are doing and employees have slopey shoulders at every turn.

HR are useless.

Chaotic company with archaic processes and inaccurate data on every detail of the components the company sells but no-one cares as long as they get paid and leave at 5pm.
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