Welder/Fabricator (Former Employee) – Crawley, West Sussex – 18 February 2018
I worked as fabricator welder at there crawley builder beams. The environment is terrible, everyone mig welding and no extraction at all. The management are terrible, also delayed on drawings, especially materials, you would think that since Parker’s owning builder beams they would have a better way of making sure everyone gets what they need. They don’t care if you leave as there bring in someone else the next day. No appreciation at all, if it wasn’t that I made some good friends there I would of left sooner.
Administrator (Former Employee) – Canterbury, Kent – 26 September 2018
I was employed by Parker’s for 1 month before deciding to leave the company... below is a list of pros and cons I discovered during my short time there.
Pros: - Home Time - Staff Discount - PerkBox
Cons: - Old fashioned out dated company - Yard was never kept clean - Constant Micro Management - Never any parking on site (Canterbury) - Leave work stressed / Unhappy - lack of training - Bad Pay - Extremely high labour turnover (alarm bells) - Poor facilities for Staff
Some okay people here just let down by really bad management from top to bottom. I would never return no matter how badly I need a job! World rather pay higher prices from competitors out of principle.
You are paid for attending the induction. As outlined in the paperwork that you sign when joining the Company, we deduct for some of the training that you have undergone during your time with the company. All our PPE has been selected carefully to ensure that it is fit for purpose and comfortable for the user. The purpose of all our PPE would have been discussed at induction as well as during the interview process.
We are sorry to hear that you had a bad experience during your time spent with the Company.
Job Work/Life Balance
Long hours, dirty, no washing facilities
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Canterbury, Kent – 29 May 2018
Have to work long hours in dirty environment breathing in fumes. Extreme temperature s either very hot or cold parts of the site open to elements. No maintened washing facilities ?no sick pay
Operative (Former Employee) – Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex – 24 March 2018
The worst management i have ever seen.Lots of errors and mistakes.No improve and development.Poor HR.Nights are terrible.this place will make you to hate being a cnc operator.Everyone is replaceable.Hard work won’t give you payrise.
Driver (Former Employee) – Canterbury, Kent – 16 March 2018
If you are thinking of driving for parkers, Don't! The Transport manager is an idiot And the planners are a couple of morons who think it's funny to make your day as bad as possible And wages are terrible
Warehouse Operative (Nights) (Former Employee) – Canterbury, Kent – 1 March 2018
Trust me DO NOT work here it is awful it's honestly like a prison camp. The pay is awful, the management don't care and ignore you, hr don't help just constantly palm you off and the boots they give you that you MUST wear are really badly uncomfortable my toes and feet were numb for days I even went to the doctors got a note to say that I couldn't wear them anymore as they were severely damaging my toes and feet and my manager still said I had to wear them. Honestly being unemployed is better then working here I wouldn't recommend it to my worst enemy.
Hgv1 driver. (Former Employee) – Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex – 1 December 2017
Worked there for 3 years. July 14/Aug 17. Made redundant which management fixed points system to get rid off me. They now can’t employ anyone Management are terrible. Avoid at all costs Any problems come about and it’s your fault. Send you into London 65foot long. If you have a family you won’t see much of them as your always at work.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – Canterbury, Kent – 10 November 2017
Worked in the car dealership for a while. Had a brilliant team around us. Lack of management, being micro-managed from above and poor advertisement led to a poor place to be. They decided to make a few redundant on the 23rd of December then force others out. A good place to work for a while, ended up being a poor place with a lot of broken promises.
Fast paced environment with a positive approach to development
Marketing Design Executive (Current Employee) – Canterbury, Kent – 18 August 2017
I have been working at John Parker & Son for just over 2 months now and am greatly enjoying it. It is a very encouraging environment to work in where no idea is a bad one. It has been made clear to me, multiple times, that if there is anything I wish to do from a personal development point of view they would be more than willing to help. The management team are all approachable and from day one everyone has been welcoming. There is plenty of work to do and so far it has been very varied, never a dull moment!
Flexible working. Development opportunities. Perkbox.
Sales Executive (Current Employee) – Canterbury, Kent – 2 August 2017
My main tasks are answering incoming calls and making outgoing calls, developing a ledger of customers into regular spenders. Have learnt a lot of skills on the job, sales and negotiating , as well as more technical aspects like drawing interpretation and machine capabilities, in order to sell more effectively to customers. The office atmosphere is a friendly one, we are always helping one another out if someone gets stuck with an issue or problem,this includes management, they are always on hand to help out and have an open door policy. The hardest part of the day is sometimes time management as we are always so busy and making sure we get all the tasks done by the end of the day sometimes takes a bit of juggling. Prospects are good for movement within the company, I have seen many people move up the ranks in my time here and I am proud to be a part of this well established, progressive company.
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – Canterbury, Kent – 2 June 2017
A typical day at work is an excessive workload, little cooperation between departments resulting in delays and errors to delay other tasks, equipment malfunction due to a 1980's developed system, aniquated computers and associated accessories some of which will completely shut down due to cold or moisture that they are exposed to - even if it is in another department there will be something that they are working on for you and it will then hold up your day and stress from those above who expect you to find solutions to problems that are not yours.
In general the management do not coordinate effectively and workplace relations suffer due to a lack of cohesion that this causes between departments.
The salary can be reasonable for the position that they advertise but you may find that you are working excess hours with an excess workload that negates this quite often.
could be a good place to work, current upper management lets it down
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Shoreham, ENG – 24 October 2013
long 12 hour shifts. day shift and night shift work pattern 4 on 4 of. plenty of training on a lot of different plant and machinery. good bunch of guys on 4 shifts. lots of pressure to reach target figures. constant break downs. still an enjoyable place to work.