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12 hour shifts including nights, in a refrigerated environments and fast paced stressful . not for the weak or faint hearted. and phisically challenging.
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Can not fault NWF as an employer Joined them in 2018 to climb the ranks and that is exactly what I have done. They have provided opportunities and training for me. They look after their employees and the structure in place makes it a brilliant place to work. The recent pandemic has just highlighted what a great company they and how proactive their approach it proud to work here
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Fast paced environment, flexible working arrangements available.
Need corporate experience to survive, so this place is not suitable for someone looking for a first job.
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A nice place to work. Sadly a little 'out of town' but they need the land. Good staff. A good 'work hard, play hard ethic'.
CEO at the time was great.
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Enjoyable and interesting place to work. Very supportive in work/life balance and lots going on to get involved with both in and out of work. Would have stayed there much longer if I hadn’t had to relocate due to personal issues.
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Hard work to start with , a lot of responsibility for small salary , they dont care about workers , no bunuses , stressfull place to work , overall poor
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I have witnessed their "restructure" last and this year too. Unfortunately the business is doing poorly, the talented ones left by themselves, the good ones who expressed their concerns about the performance were fired and the dumbest people stayed - with a few exceptions. Senior managers there do not care about leading the business they only care about their own (short-term) benefits as they know they will leave the sinking ship before it's completely gone.
Pros
not a lot
Cons
low pay, bad management
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Workplace bullying is rife within the commercial sector of the business, especially the marketing function.

A steady strategy and direction within marketing is lacking.


The expectation is to work all hours of the day and night, as this is what the leadership team do.


All round unpleasant culture with few benefits.


The office is stuck in the middle of nowhere, the local traffic is appalling. Avoid!!!
Pros
The offices are fairly new
Cons
Long hours, stressful environment, poor business culture with bullying at the very centre, average pay, few benefits
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Pros
-Decent salary

-Shift pattern and holidays (usually panama rota + 22 days personal holiday allowance)

-Skilled managers (encouraging and keen to support)

-Many occasions to learn and to develop a career in this field

Cons

-Massive communication gap (90% of agency workers do not speak a single word in english, some full timers do not bother improving their language skills despite having a contract)

-Ridiculous training: the so called "Operations Trainers" spend time with the new starters on the induction day and on the first couple of shifts just to sign a few papers, this means newbies' training is actually given by more experienced operators (often busy)

-Some aspects of the role: full timers are often required to replace agency workers even though the job is advertised and presented with well defined tasks which include the repetitive parts only in rare cases

-Colleagues: most of the people working here are demotivated, rude and not willing to progress. In case you want to do something more you will most likely face the hostility of who is around you (except the managers and a few others), which could be expected in a high school rather than in a working environment.


All in all, if you are strongly motivated, career orientated and able to stand for yourself give it a go, otherwise if you just need a monthly salary opt for something different.
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Although you have 12h shifts days and nights it is a good thing as you are able to have a second job in your days off plus almost 2 months of holiday.
Pros
a lot of time off
Cons
small salary
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Wages were rubbish for the hours you worked ,full of eastern european,s glad to get out of there ,canteen was a joke with there prices, way to cold ,use as a last resort only,
Pros
Thre three half hour breaks
Cons
None
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I used to work as production operative in one of NWF sites. Working place is awful. It's really cold,it's not 2 or 8 degrees as they saying it's -10 in every place or even more (in CAT1 it's even colder). You can't be sick or something bad can't happen to you if you're production operative (have a contract) because you can't have a day off. Even if you have a lot of holidays days,most of the time you can't use them. Lots of people don't talk in English and most of the time they don't even trying to understand verbal language. Everyday they will push you till your limits. Don't get me even started on Health&Safety:D
Pros
wages (because we need some money)
Cons
Cold
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Good place to work but i had to relocate closer to home.
Good team leaders , section managers , understanding our problems , Heavy Lifting and lots of miles to walk :)
Pros
good extra shifts
Cons
low temperature work
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brilliant place to work ,good experience chance to develop .day and night shifts just a bit cold overall good place to work. very good location if you live in bognor or chichester.
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Involved in lots of line installs, breakdowns, reactive maintenance, preventative maintenance.
Maintaining the whole site liaising with contractors.

Transferred a lot of my skills learnt from my Navy time to for fill this role
Pros
Location
Cons
Shift pattern
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The patern shift it is very comfortable especially for familys weth yang kids. Twelve hours shifts with four different shifts , working 7 days following by 7 nights
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Natures Way Foods has grown and continues to grow exponentially - the roles are varied and there are many opportunities to further your career in almost any capacity.
Employees work a set shift pattern on a four weekly basis - two weeks of 12 hour day shifts and two weeks of 12 hour night shifts, meaning you always know upfront when you will be working and there is a fantastic work/life balance.

A typical day involves stock checking, loading and unloading lorries, planning shipments, picking products and building pallets for different companies and depots and using complex operating systems and warehouse equipment such as EPTs which I have just been granted a license for.

Training and job perks are excellent and we receive a target based annual bonus.
Pros
Great work/life balance, fantastic team work ethos, good salary, training, career security, bonus
Cons
Long shifts, physically strenuous work, can be stressful at times
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-all the time we have training about how we must working in safety
-it is good for frist job because you will have that benefi training for all,so you can learn the job who liked like me ..

work in team,but some people doesn t comunicate

from my opinion after 2 mounths ...is greait people there ,i have more firends

-in 12 h i have breack after2.30h worked ...30 min breack ..3 breack

-for hygiene i consider the salary is liltle working with dangeros chimical
Pros
nothing
Cons
12 working, after every 2 30 worked breack 30
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Honestly the worst place I have ever worked. Staff are let go at a drop of a hat in order to hit targets. Staff retention is awful. Management and particularly HR are very unprofessional.
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It's a very hard job to do on Chichester warehouse. It's very, very cold at job, you need to use wellingtons witch doesn't suit you ( they are too big or too small), you don't have you're own wellingtons you need to use it after everybody- it's really disgusting. The supervisors are unpleasant to people.
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the was very cold place. vet everywhere, dirty.... our job was to cut the fruits, and then packaging them, the best role was in packaging team, the was warm and busy, but funy
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