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Good factory to work, until taken over by Refresco, leadership team didn’t have a clue, HR manager horrendous, shop floor guys treated like dirt, JOKE
Pros
Redundancy
Cons
Poor management
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Very knowledgeable and able team members. Excellent departmental management. Fast paced work, usually a 10 hour day required. Constant deadlines to meet.
Pros
Great team. Good pay.
Cons
Very detailed work. Lots of desk time required.
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lots of training will be given but most you learning from frendly staff. managment are helpful just most of the time they hear you but not listening.
Long shift hours
Pros
free coffee
Cons
long hours
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Very nice place to work in for people who like machines.
Great management. Right people in right place.

Improvements and smart solutions are implemented usually on time.


cons: big company so some

things u might need or want requires approval and time.
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A very fair Company to work for. Good training. Good pay. Most of the Managers are fair and approachable.
Most of the work is on a continental shift.

Overtime is a good rate.
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Multinational Company present in several countries with a excellent working ethic and constant training.
Relocation opportunities to other countries and career development.
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Good company, secure job, social guaranties. Salary is ok for this region and job you do. Prompt decision making from management. Great management! Friendly colleagues, challenging job tasks. Great team work.
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Lots of management that do nothing, place used to run just as well or better with one manager per department, instead of 4-6 managers per department. There is no scope for developing and gaining skills.
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I had a Fixed-term position.

Achievements and responsibilities:

• Industrial Line Improvement Engineering

• Maintenance, corrective and preventative, of the ~2000 machines, conveyors and embedded inspection systems, composing seven packaging lines based on Siemens Simatic Step 7 platform.
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Good job security and largely a good place to work with good benefits and most employees focused on doing a good job under difficult market conditions.
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Only worked there for a 6 months fixed term contract. Worked continental hours which was hard to start but soon adapted. The company at the times were great, good workers, management that listened.
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Terrible attitude towards workers, you are literally a number!

They bang on about progression which is complete bullsh@t


If you are eastern European they will bend over backwards for you, if you are English.. Good luck.
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Refresco is a very result driven busness that will out live its competition through its focus on driving down costs. This is reflected in how the factories are run
Pros
Cheap canteen
Cons
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Need more communication between ofice and floor workers more opportunities to grow in business for people’s who want more training... need stronger management and equal rights for people in production and warehouse
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Working shifts 3on, 3off, days/nights.
264hrs holiday but you work Bank holidays if your shift falls on those days. Also need to save holiday hours for Christmas, Boxing day and New Years Eve night.

Warehouse operatives cover ALL aspects of work - picking, raw materials, end of line support. There is no 'thank you' for hard work nor insentive for learning new roles.

Management not brilliant. Plenty of pointing finger for their failures.


Hardest part of the job is keeping motivated when times are busy, getting no support from management (apart from 'work harder').


Good parts are the teams you work with. Great bunch of guys, who work together.
Pros
Death in service package and pension.
Cons
Made to feel guilty if you don't do overtime.
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Refresco are the kind of company who tell you one month they don't have enough business to continue running a 4on 4off shift system and that 20+ jobs must go and the next they are advertising on here for workers and in the factory.

We are kept in the dark regarding redundancies and in our last meeting all management wanted to talk about was how much they are investing while we are all worrying ourselves sick about the security of our jobs. We don't want these meeting we just want to know if out jobs are safe. Be wary of taking a position here because this factory is not safe. It's a sinking ship and it's sinking fast.
Pros
Free drinks onsite
Cons
Not being updated.
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No career progression, no training, no learning opportunities,
Low employee engagement

Exhibits penny pinching attitude

Good fellow workers

Encourages social events
Pros
Canteen, commutable, modern facility, good location
Cons
poor working conditions and management philosophy
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they are struggling for staff especially engineers. they are quick enough to call you about a job and say how good they are but when you ask them a question like . feed back from a interview or you want to speak to hr/talent team from head office or Wrexham they wont speak to you of call you back like your nothing. the other reviews are 100 percent right for this company. no management, appalling communication and very rood for people who need good employees. as its the old cott beverages/ calypso the name change to refresco does not change the fact that morals and ethics are still the same .
Pros
job
Cons
rood, unhelpfull
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This Company has NEPOTISM written all it! The 'so called' Management is a joke! They also employ supervisors...who are not qualified for job!! Managers and Supervisors having affairs! 🤣 The whole Company is a joke 😥
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Bullying
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This workplace seems typical of modern day working practices which sad to say not very good the managers on the shop floor seem to have very little or none at all in man management skills they never trust anyone in operating a machine .some have machine experiance some are just lazy and want a easy life constantly fiddling figures and reports on down time to make it look right
Pros
Its a job
Cons
Bad management
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4.0
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Decent place to work. Good people on shop floor. Senior Managers are firm but fair. They host events like the World Cup and keep you informed. Seems to be good job security.
Pros
Good morale at site
Cons
No pay rise for a number of years
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