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Very bad, Digital Analyst
Digital Media Analyst (Former Employee) –  Slough, Berkshire17 February 2018
Worst experience so far in my career. Poor work/life balance, workaholic culture and lousy location. Management is only good at micromanaging, zero competence.

Avoid.
Pros
Gym and canteen on site
Cons
management, location, culture
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Not a happy place to work
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Nottinghamshire15 February 2018
Not a happy place to work.

Management are ruthlessly trying to get to the top, games being played everywhere!
If you do not want to go and play workplace politics then avoid.

As a Man Tech there is no formal training into the roll. You are to follow all there protocols. Which means as an engineer, you can’t really engineer anything. I felt after 18months there I was highly de-skilled!

Annualised hours system including 9 mandatory weekend shifts/year. System worked out at 37.5/week when I was there and was looking to be increased.
System can work well for both you and the company if you don’t mind being dropped hours at a weeks notice.

Wages was good
Pension was good
Boots shop was good.
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Temp Packing Hull Dries
Packing Operator (Former Employee) –  Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire7 February 2018
I work at Hull Packing line for a year and the work/hours are hard but pay good. No job security alot of temps but staff only to friendly to help, management is bad, worst I have seen.

Give me no training just get on with it.

I witness a female manager shouting and screaming at staff but all the managers spend time listening to music and social media when I have asked for support at office on many occasions, these unprofessionals seem to be acceptable to Reckitts.

Bullying by line managers but ignored for some reason. I keep quiet and busy but other people were in fear most of the time of the managers.

I enjoyed my time and money here but not for the faint hearted.
Pros
Money
Cons
Unpleasant and nasty line leader/manager, incompetent and low IQ. No training, rework and accidents common
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Fantastic job
Senior Analyst (Former Employee) –  Kingston upon Hull10 December 2017
Fantastic job, lots of variation, lots of chance to improve and learn.
Very hard work and lots of it , massively understaffed, so lots of overtime to meet never-ending targets.
Pros
Lots of job variation
Cons
Long hours, too target orientated.
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RB Hull - Rework Rush Rush Rework
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire11 November 2017
Worked for 18 months here and found it to be total chaos. There is no plan and when you hit plan they put more work in. Constant rework but no one is concerned with why. The managers ignore you and have no experience, workers are treated like second class citizens, there is no morale.

Massive arrogant, patronising gap between the click management and what was the rest of us. Glad to be gone

This is NOT a world class leader as they think and avoid.



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Pros
Nil
Cons
Wasted nearly 2 years
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Unique Working Culture
R&D Associate (Current Employee) –  Kingston upon Hull9 November 2017
Great company to work for with advancement at your own pace. Very unique working culture that may be no be suitable for everyone.

You will definitely be thrown in at the deep-end
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Good but challenging place to work
Manager/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Hull7 November 2017
Working on Hull site. Good company, great brands. Hard working management and teams, capital investment programme. Young dynamic management team, work well with Unions. Hard working shop floor, for the most part great team spirit and tenacity. A few dinosaurs, who doesnt have them? and when people leave of coarse its not their fault, its RBs.

Challenging place to work with good T&Cs. Good company.
Pros
Going in the right direction
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Good when I started -changed culture
operations (Current Employee) –  Nottingham4 November 2017
The company was a good place to learn, challenging environment and a lot of responsibility which is good for development.

Management was looking for opportunities to improve ways of working but in the last years there have been many changes in management and direction, job roles disappeared and some changed to manage 2 sites instead of one.

This lead to overloaded roles and less attention to details.
Now poor management/direction and a talented people are leaving the company.
Pros
Extremely dynamic, fast pace and higly commercially driven.
Cons
No clear development path and rols are overloaded so mistakes happen all the time.
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RB- Really Bad
Man tech (Former Employee) –  Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire19 October 2017
Here is my review of Reckitt Benckiser Hull,
But lets just call it Reckitt Benckiser Dull,
A place where CU's is all that matters,
And machines are run to the ground in tatters,
In fact the machines are treated the same as the production staff,
And the old heads reminisce about when work was a laugh,
But now its about numbers and climbing to the top,
The managers need bringing back down to earth with an almighty drop,
I was employed as a line engineer/manufacturing technician,
But the engineering aspect that is advertised seems to be missing,
Packing boxes for a living is great if youve got no drive and ambition,
And want to put up with "managers" who cant manage nor listen,

So if you're a yes man, but not necessarily the best man, and want to get treated better than the rest, man,
Then RB is the place for you
Pros
Good pay to pack boxes, production staff are spot on, toast is nice
Cons
Regular changes to shift patterns at last minute, poor people skills, not interested in employee welfare
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Fun
R&D Analyst (Former Employee) –  Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire10 October 2017
Had a great placement year here. Learnt a lot of techniques and had a good introduction to the scientific industry. Site offers interdepartmental progression among a dozen different brands.
Pros
Student internships.
Cons
Hull
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Sack Management Team ASAP
Manufacturing Operator (Current Employee) –  Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire16 September 2017
Terrible place to work.

No developement unless you have managers as friends. Promotion is carried on being friends with managers or have a stake in the site managers race horse. Promotion WAS rewarded if you had experience, knowledge, teamwork or ethics. No core values, especially from unqualified managers that cant manage and leaders that cannot lead.

No planning of resources unless chaos is now the sort after tool to be used.
Pros
They let you go home once your spirit is crushed
Cons
The entire culture. No quality as its more about consumer units and who you sit with at lunch
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do not work here if you value your personal life outside RB
HME Formulation Associate (Former Employee) –  Hull20 August 2017
very stressful rushed work environment. they do not respect your work/life balance. you are a prisoner to the company and be at their back and call at all times.
Pros
no pros
Cons
long hours for little money
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inspiration work place
Medical Marketing Manager (Current Employee) –  London11 August 2017
development and execution of marketing plans targeting HCPs across 6 power brands. creating detailing and training materials

Coming from a pharmacy background the company were very welcoming and enabled me to develop the skills I needed to move into marketing

RB has a work hard culture but the rewards for this make up for it.
Pros
ownership of projects
Cons
long ours
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Man tech hull
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) –  Kingston upon Hull24 July 2017
Poor poor management. Kids running the place straight from uni with no life or people skills. Lots of back stabbing. No leadership from management. You can never do enough. Massive blame culture. Long hours. No investment in machinary. Things held together with tape. Absolute dump to be honest. Money only thing keeping me and most others there
Pros
Money
Cons
Everything else
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Contract Validation Engineer
Validation Engineer (Current Employee) –  Kingston upon Hull17 July 2017
Validation engineer, providing gap analysis and retrospective IQ OQ remediation on packing and manufacturing lines.
Tight time scales, delivery focussed organisation.
Pros
Locatuion
Cons
Tight time scales
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Challenging environment, excellent experience: good for carrier boost
Global Senior Brand Manager (Current Employee) –  London7 June 2017
Challenging work environment "swim or sink" attitude, however great autonomy and culture driven by results: good company for achievers, avoid if you want a healthy work life balance.
Pros
Great brands
Cons
Long hours
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Good atmosphere, friendly people
Machine Operator (Former Employee) –  Nottingham, Nottinghamshire6 June 2017
The environment both on the shop floor or the canteen is very clean and relaxing. Staff are very friendly and management are very understanding. A great place to work
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ok but very clique and no trianing
Manufacturing Technician (Former Employee) –  hull20 April 2017
very poor training practically non existant.lot of back biting between colleagues . everyone willing to step on one another to look good in front of managers. job itself was okay but just left to work out what to do not sure if correct or not until something goes wrong then your to blame
would not work for company again not structured and do not deliver on promises but pay is good for sector
Pros
close to home
Cons
long hours and no training
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Care factor is lacking
Machine Technician (Former Employee) –  Benson, UK17 April 2017
The attitude of the company is " shut p and get back to work" not a good place for an ambitious person, good place if you are a drone. They are not proactive at all about making the workplace better and safer, or better for employees. Management are lacking knowledge and planning which reflects on their outlook and interaction.
Pros
money
Cons
atmosphere
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Big grey box of doom
Man tech (Former Employee) –  Left now13 April 2017
Salary and benefits were second to none, however even this type of wage isnt worth the aggro. Management could not care less (huge divide between them and workforce on shop floor). So many snakes in middle management you would think you were in the amazon. Job is dull and repetitive and 90% of people employed say they were lied to in man tech job description. Avoid like the plague. They have a huge staff turnover which proves this.

If you have no drive or ambition this is the job for you.
Pros
Great salary and pension
Cons
Poor management, poorer middle management, no job progression
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