Sales and Service executive (Current Employee) – Jarrow, Tyne and Wear – 9 December 2018
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.
Free parking, free coffee, set lunch, no stupid staying late
CSM (Current Employee) – Nottingham, Nottinghamshire – 25 July 2018
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.
Free coffee, free parking
Long, thankless hours. Low morale, arrogant management team
Printer (Former Employee) – Newport – 30 January 2018
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!
Production Operative (Former Employee) – Great Harwood – 17 October 2017
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.
Glad to have left (Former Employee) – Kidlington – 13 October 2017
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.
Millions of pounds wasted by the Welsh government.
Production Operative (Former Employee) – Newport, Newport – 24 August 2017
I reviewed this employer a month ago. It obviously was n`t what you wanted to hear so you never published it. They bought up loads of companies nationwide then shut them bringing them all to Newport. They are now slowly shutting the Newport site.
Absolutely loved my job, the people and the customers. Everyone worked well as a team to get the job done and often got taken out by suppliers for all expenses meals. Couldn't ask for better management!
Finishing Manager (Current Employee) – Newport – 11 June 2017
I have only worked with Essentra a few months, but i see that i have a great team behind me, staff are willing to learn and grow as things get more and more bust in production. Great professional and personal challenge’s as I learn how and how not to manage staff
Rewinder (Former Employee) – Newport – 8 January 2017
They had this very unfair system in place with contracts as in Old and new where as you would be doing the same job, skill-etc as someone on an old contract and you'll be around eight and a half thousand ;pounds per annum worst off which I thought was really unfair and over time it caused a lot of animosity. And overall in regards to training, management and the way they treated their work-force ws very poor. I wouldn't recommend this employer to anyone.
Unfair contract policy and unfair treatment to staff
employee (Current Employee) – Jarrow, ENG – 22 March 2015
Job is to operate filter machines for tobacco industry.
Management are not the best and really difficult to communicate with. They seem distant from the work force on the factory floor. However the workers that you work with are a mixed bunch, just as any where else.
Hardest part of the job is the shift pattern that you work. The most enjoyable is the week of you get ever month.
Reception/Admin (Former Employee) – Milton Keynes, ENG – 9 July 2014
A typical day at work was very busy but enjoyable. I was originally employed to work 25 hours per week - job share, but this was reduced to 18 hours when office hours were extended as the Company expanded and more staff were recruited into the department.
During my 9 years with Essentra every day was a learning experience.
Management always professional and approachable, and willing to discuss any work related issues. Co-workers were always very professional, friendly and willing to lend a hand if necessary.
The hardest part of the job was during the installation of a new combined switchboard/fax/intercom/entry system, but once I was familiar with it I enjoyed using it.
The majority of tasks I performed were enjoyable.
I always felt very comfortable working at Essentra. Salary & bonus package was excellent
I'm sure there were some but I can't think of anything important enough to mention.
Interesting and challenging environment, with a good work/life balance
International Tax Manager (Current Employee) – Milton Keynes – 19 May 2014
Work involved both project related work, including re-structurings, re-financing, acquisitions and disposals, and transfer pricing, as well as routine tax work, such as dealing with VAT and duty based enquiries, SAO compliance work and managing tax audits globally.
Routine work includes quarterly tax forecasting and ETR forecasting, tax cash flow and cash management for repatriation to the UK or US.
Senior management actively encourage not working long hours, other than at year end and half-year. There is a good team feeling within the head office.