Productive but not a place if your looking to progress in your career
Design & Project Engineer (Current Employee) – Stillington, North Yorkshire – 11 July 2018
Good company to work for, staff friendly and helpful and polite and a constant rate of work available.
On the other hand management do not take an interest in those they supervise. Very narrow and small minded no looking forward to future development activities. Once a contract is lost they take it as a slight and do not fight for the work and expect customers to come to them rather than them contacting customers constantly.
I have nothing but the greatest of respect for the management and my fellow work colleagues. I was always treated as a valued member of the team. I've done 2 contracts with this company and would return for another anytime.
very respecful people, always willing to listen and be understanding
An excellent company focused on customer care. Highly skilled in precision engineering.
Legal Counsel (Former Employee) – Farnborough, ENG – 1 November 2015
Each day carried fresh challenges, which I found to be extremely stimulating. As a part of my learning process I discovered that many people are concerned about the impact of legal requirements and obligations on the Company without fully understanding how those obligations could effect the perception, rights, duties and performance of the organisation. Management relied heavily on a person who was solidly capable of supporting, advising and protecting the Company in a confident and assured manner. They were pleased to have an in-house Legal Counsel who could relieve those concerns and enable them to continue with the management of the goals of the organisation.
The people in the organisation were not only responsive to the ideas of Legal Counsel but embraced them in their working lives with confidence and re-assurance. There was therefore no major difficulty in persuading them that the guidance and advice that they received was delivered on the basis of knowledge and experience. The hardest part of the job was in dealing with the subsequent increase in volume of work that arose following the first month of my introduction to the Company. The most enjoyable part of the job was the variety of the work and the knowledge that my contribution was being appreciated and advice acted upon.
1) the extent of the work, 2) the variety of the work, 3) working with talented colleagues, 4) the work environment, 5) the facilities within the Company, 6) working for a Company that was professional.
1) increasing work load, 2) get the Sales department to protect the business, 3) lack of relationship with Customer Legal Counsel.
darchem engineeringSheet Metal Worker (Former Employee) – Stillington, ENG – 24 March 2015
a typical day at work would be to make sure parts where cut, drilled & cleaned within the allowed time. I learned how to use certain tools required to use on certain parts. the management of the place was very poor from team leaders, management directors and even the managing director a lot of bully from senior management and the managing director. my co workers are very helpful and always went out of their way to help others even when management didn't allow it. the hardest part of the job is trying to complete your job task within the impossible time allocated. the most enjoyable part of the job is the friendly atmosphere between co workers. the entire place is poorly run poor shop floor morale and very bad management make it a hard place to work.
Quality Investigator - MRO / Failure Investigation (Former Employee) – Farnborough, ENG – 7 January 2015
its is a good company to work for, but as with a lot of company's, its run by people who have been there for so long they cant see where they are going wrong. I would work here any time as I know how it all runs but it can be a depressing place
Sheet metal worker (Current Employee) – Stillington stockton on tees – 9 December 2014
A typical day at Darchem starts at 7.30 you get your traveller/job card log on to the computer that logs your times. Then you start working on your component that you are manufacturing.
I find the managers & cell leaders a bunch of chancers who only see figures on the computer screen & don't understand what goes into building the actual jobs.
Ive learned a lot during my time at Darchem. Ive learned to work in a team & on my own initiative. Communicate with customers whilst on site & many new techniques to help me produce aerospace components.
The people on the shop floor I work with are a great set of people who are always willing to help out if you are stuck.
The hardest part of my job is the strict quality control that is in place & trying to achieve the required tolerances & working with the management who do their utmost to make life on shop floor as hard as possible.
The most interesting part of the job is making quality parts that get fitted to aircraft.
Semi Skilled Worker (Former Employee) – Stillington, ENG – 4 December 2014
Darchem was a very good place to work in the short time I was there, people and management were all nice people and very helpful. I enjoyed the wide range of work given to us as it varied from day to day thus keeping it interesting each day. Unfortunately I was only a temp so job security was low for me.
Metal Worker / Team Leader (Current Employee) – teesside – 13 August 2014
I have been at Darchem several years and am now trying to move forward and progress, however this is near impossible with this company. I am currently leading a team of up to 20 operators but i am not getting paid to be in charge. i really feel this company is simply trying to get something for nothing out of me.