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8 hours shifts are beautiful. I have learned a lot of things - including payroll, HR info, and other aspects of administration. The management allows people to do their work to their best ability.
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Team leaders wannabe supvisors, support not existence terrible attitude too many chiefs not enough Indian's they promise you 8hours and do 2hours, don't bother going completely utter muppets who run the show
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Full of problems management wrong attitude
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The manager could organise a p### up in a brewery and there are worse management team in there as there tell your in the next day put when you finish your shift and get home you get a phone telling you that your not needed
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Na
Cons
Get messed around
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Absolute joke of a company to work for. What kind of company uses umbrella companies to fleece their own workers out of money?? If I had the ultimatum, work for Formel D or live rough I'd get myself a decent sleeping bag
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Offered hours to have them cut on the day, sent home early, multiple days off, pay is not as advertised and pay overall is not enough to live on and overall bad company to work for.
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It's had a very vibrant and dynamic atmosphere, thanks to the young, happy go lucky staff, when i worked there, but it lacked good, strong, supportive & effective managers at their Stratford upon Avon base. Most shockingly there was a very disturbing culture of bullying that HR was aware of but never challenged or try to change...
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Wages get fleeced by umbrella company so the above minimum wage rates pull u down to a normal job. No idea if you’ll be in on a day to day basis. Do not work for this s*it company
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work for these through hrgo on nights didn’t get a real intro into what i was doing just thrown in, went in one night in a bad mood as you do and got told the next day not to go back as i turned up with the wrong kind of attitude even though that night i did more work than the night shift supervisor, what a joke company.
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none
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just a joke
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Although there are a lot of bad reviews on here, I decided to try for myself and i found that i was treated very well. I understand the temporary work means just that and you need to work hard in order to stay there. I worked in various places for FormelD that fitted my home life when I was available for work. I notice they have hundereds working for them and only the bad experiences are reviewed.
Pros
Flexible working
Cons
some contracts to far away
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A very reactive approach to business. poor decision making and rudeness daily. Communication non existent and i was made to feel worthless. I would distance myself if you were thinking of applying
Pros
pay ok
Cons
bullying in the workplace
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I worked there for a mounth an was told every day to leave early then got a txt after buying a car to get there beacsue they but me on earlys then got told no work but they are advertising on here for jobs dont do it
Pros
None
Cons
Ita the biggeas con company out there
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I set off to work earlier to account for any traffic or diversions because I like to arrive to work half an hour before time to give myself plenty of time to get started. I check various car parts before they go on production line to make sure that they meet the suppliers demands and if they don't we try to rework the parts to meet the suppliers requirements. Management is is pretty good when in work but when a question is raised it can take a bit to even get a answer. Jaguar Landrover has a good workplace and culture but the only thing that is a negative would be the toilets are not always clean. I enjoy the rework side of the job as I am constantly busy and time fly's by but at the same time the rework can be the hardest part of the job depending what I'm doing that day.
Pros
Decent pay
Cons
Agency work
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I've worked for formal d at Solihull jaguar land rover and honestly I would not recommend anyone very poor management no communication what's so ever you have to pay 2 taxes its just
a scam I would recommend everyone who wants to work constantly

don't bother at all because you will just be wasting your time
Cons
not realiable
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Worked for Formel -D at JLR in Wolverhampton, well say worked - got 2 shifts in 2 months.

They've got 100's of casuals on the books (they advertise for the same position for months on end) and they just go down the list. The more the merrier as far as their concerned!


Once you turn down a shift, that's it you won't hear from them again.


The job itself was incredibly boring. Working in a warehouse checking parts. Had to ask permission to go to the toilets. Standing at the same work station and not allowed to move from it. Freezing cold concrete floor with all the doors open to the elements. Two short 20min breaks where you have to almost run to the rest area, wolf a sandwich down and run back. No talking or banter as being an agency worker they need their pound of flesh. That's your lot.



Umbrella company takes a nice cut too.


Work is so infrequent I'm not sure if I still work there or not lol. (I have got a proper job now so unfortunately I'd have to refuse !)
Pros
A trained chimp could do the job
Cons
Putting my hand up to ask permission to go to the toilet - primary school time
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Office of 7+ supervisors, all kids with no leadership skills between em. Pay by giant agency and they rinse your wages!!! So works out you're on about £8.90ph. STAY AWAY!!!! I left a good job to come to this nonsense due to advert stating a false statement!!!!
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Nil
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Nil
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Company advertises job at 10 to 13 pound an hour. They use an umbrella company to pay you who take a percentage so you only end up on minimum wage anyway. Also the job security is really bad with a high turnover. Avoid at all costs!
Pros
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Cons
Everything
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Diabolical, unreliable and a shambles of an extremely amateur company. Where intimidation and bullying are the normal from Management, whom are unqualified, with non existent people or communication skills, they are however extremely skilled at underhanded dealings. Make huge promises which they cannot and do not fulfil. Incapable of basic mathematics and paying correct wages, they do however take deductions for an alleged pension scheme which they do not pay into.
Formel D are a company to be avoided.
Pros
Blue shift
Cons
Diabolical company
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called into do one shift asked supervisor what happens next week told contact FD after week or so of no news umbrella company stinging near £70 my wages
Pros
No two jobs are same
Cons
Poor organisation payments
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Taking them to Dept of Employment court as they do not pay you for working and have hired a dodgy umberrla company called giant group to handle your wages that take £13.50 out your wages.

Please everyone avoid this company they get paid for registering your details job done on their end. bunch of cowboys who are using and abusing peoples work rights.
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none
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refuse to pay you taking them to court
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People, this is the worst Agancy I ever seen, first they promise you a full 40 hours shift, once you sign up they will only call you when they need you , with maybe 10 min notice before, absolutely ridiculous, waste off time people
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they are bad to work for i was checking my phone for the time and they let work a full shift when i was on my way home i get a call saying u are not welcome back but they are people that are on they 15 woring what a joke
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