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Bad managment
General operativw (Former Employee) –  Newry, County Down30 April 2019
Emplloyes are unapreciated and managment is very unprofessional.
Impossible to get promotion, unless manager likes you.
Do not recommend working for this disrespecrful company.
Pros
Paid weekly
Cons
Bad managment
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Very hard company to work for.
Production operator (Former Employee) –  Newry, County Down18 February 2019
Worked here for a number for years and since the company got a new ceo the moral just went from bad to worst,depending on where you are working you could have a manager that dont even take on board anything you say, there are rules on top of rules and expect you to know them all,and not to mention all the paperwork they give you to do, and if you make a mistake you could lose your job over it, there are people just going round looking to give you a warning over not wearing the right ppl.would definitely only recommend a job here if there is nothing else.
Pros
Payed every week on time, the production staff are good to work with.
Cons
upper management don’t care about the ordinary worker
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Acceptable
Senior Quality (Former Employee) –  Newry15 February 2019
Acceptable I was there 5 1/2 years. I only changed jobs as I wanted to move back to my home time. I really enjoyed working here. All the people were nice.
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Norbrook
Production Chemist (Former Employee) –  Newry, UK16 December 2018
Obvious differences made between shop floor and office staff. Managers stressed and overwhelmed. Staff put on continuous pressure to do overtime. Come home stressed every day, close colleagues are fab but seems to be hemorrhaging staff as management is failing. Everyone looking out.
Pros
Wages aren't bad. Canteen good and free staff parking.
Cons
Leadership team don't listen. Senior management out of touch.
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Nice place to work
Stock Controller (Former Employee) –  Newry, UK7 December 2018
Nice place to work...great location..friendly staff although not much progression routes in certain departments..overall nice working environment and culture
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Awful place to work in
Gen. Operative (Former Employee) –  Newry29 November 2018
Bad management on canteen. People who don't work don't have to . People who work have to work more. Not fairly treated staff. No good manager. Not considering when you are pregnant saying tell your doctor to sign you off. No proper brakes
Pros
None
Cons
All off itt
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Poor floor management
General Operative (Former Employee) –  Newry, County Down6 November 2018
The managers on the packaging floor are unqualified and have very bad manners. Low chances of changing the department from packaging to any other one in Norbrook unless you are bad and useless worker because then managers are looking to get rid of you. Conclusion: The worse worker you are in Norbrook the better for you and the better position you gonna get in Norbrook. Also managers also like to give jobs for people they know outside of work not for people who deserve it. Recommend this place but only for short period of time until you gonna see how bad this place is. Additionally recently a lot of people is leaving and people who Norbrook is employing to replace them are basically useless ( no offence , I understand they don't care because they only have contract for 6 months so by the time customer is gonna complaint about any of theirs mistakes their contract's gonna end ) but it is only a matter of time when all worthy workers are gonna leave Norbrook.
Pros
weekends off
Cons
managers
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Change control co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Newry12 October 2018
The people within the company are lovely but there procedures need to be updating an its not a flexible company to work for, it was improving when i was leaving.
Pros
Some perks and staff
Cons
Not a very flexible company
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Dont work here
Factory Operative (Current Employee) –  Newry and Mourne, County Down6 March 2018
I would definetly recommend doing any other job rather than applying to work here.
The leadership team looks down on anyone that works on the floor of the factory. They are constantly changing rules and expecting people to adjust to them piling more and more stuff for people to do and still expecting the same output. This company only takes from you no matter how hard you work for them you will get 0 appreciation for your efforts.
Also the more you give the more they want and are never happy with what you do.
Morale is destroyed in here and nothing will be done to fix this.
More and more people leaving everyday and for good reason really go somewhere else
Pros
Not an awful lot
Cons
Undervalued an unappreciated
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Poorly managed at middle management level. No incentive
Prefer not to say (Current Employee) –  Newry, County Down3 March 2018
Poorly incentivised staff with bad managers across the board at middle level. Poor salaries. Exceedingly difficult to advance. Unfriendly and unapproachable senior management. Unsupported. Under valued. No thanks given or recognition of achievment.
Pros
Discount in Newry Stores
Cons
Undervalued and unappreciated.
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Backwards
Clinical Analyst (Former Employee) –  Newry27 November 2017
At norbrook there was no view for the future and no time to listen to employee concerns. There was a serious lack of a scientific approach that was taken towards the work, even though it was desperately needed.
Cons
Hr
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Excellent company to work for
Customer Service Agent (Current Employee) –  Newry and Mourne2 June 2016
I began working for Norbrook Laboratories in 2010. My only regret is not applying for a job there when I left school. A typical day involves liasing with customers, sales reps and warehouse staff. I have acquired a great deal of people skills in this job and how to please the customer. The management team is very approachable and are open to suggestion at all times. The most difficult aspect of the job is accuracy with regard resource codes. Just one digit out could result in the wrong product being shipped, therefore attention to detail is absolutely vital. There is excellent job satisfaction and I often receive emails when timed deliveries are received as promised. Welcome back emails after holidays are always very satisfying too. There is a fabulous sense of equilibrium within the company and each employee is treated with the respect they deserve.The reason I want to leave now is because my husband is retiring this year and he wants me to retire with him. I am not willing to do this as I feel at 56 I still have a lot to give. Therefore I have agreed to seek part time employment. Norbrook does not offer part time hours.
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Nice place to work depending on what area your go into.
Production Chemist/Shift Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Newry, NIR17 September 2015
Reputable company. Good subsidized canteen for breakfast, lunch, dinner. Management in some areas are good and no so good. People of all ages and cultures working here.
Pros
Friendly atmosphere.
Cons
No proper car park for staff.
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Great scientists but many problems with HR
Method Development and Validation Analyst (Current Employee) –  Newry14 August 2014
company treat employees like in prison.
Days off are not respected (flexi holidays not approved 4-10 x a year without motivation) impossible to keep them for next year or get money for unused days.
Impossible is to get unpaid day off.
Impossible to go outside of factory to doctor / bank or other offices or go to home when someone feel unwell.
Always necessary is to take a prove of appointment -doctor must to sign document to confirm that employee of NBK had an appointment this procedure is that often that doctors doesn't want to sigh this papers now because they are not employed by NBK.
When someone is sick HR is asking very private questions eg. bring box after pills give name of your sickness or how many times you visited wc.
Disciplinary investigations are going against everyone and all the time.
Management mostly is highly educated and very professional but HR is working not for people but just against them they are looking for reason to sack someone.
Pros
professional management
Cons
HR and not enough reagents, glassware and equipment
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Always looking over your shoulder
Worker (Former Employee) –  Newry, NIR11 August 2014
Great pay however unrealistic to work for

HR are constantly watching your every move, its seems they get a bonus to dismiss people from their jobs

Canteen food is fantastic with 2 chefs

Although canteen dirty because old cleaning lady doesnt do her job correctly

Toilets are disgusting

When its warm outside, its around 40 to 50 degrees inside and thats not an exaggeration
Pros
canteen food
Cons
everything else
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boring and repetitive.
Packaging Operative (Former Employee) –  Newry, NIR18 July 2014
General duties where simply packing boxes all day or counting tablets. Personally I felt most employees where not appreciated and the job was very mundane.
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