Socotec is an awful company to work for. The staff turnover means there is rarely anyone who truly understands all the methods in place, and any personal development takes a back seat. Management are not concerned about training, job satisfaction or quality of results. They are only concerned with turnaround of samples. Analysts are often instructed to report results despite failing quality control systems. Equipment is extremely outdated and not fit for purpose. Several staff members with vital jobs, such as Quality Control, Standards Preparation and Lab-based technicians have been made redundant to save money, and their workloads forced onto others, resulting in resignations of other staff. Morale is low, conditions are poor, health and safety is non-existent, and quality is a second thought. PPE provided is not fit for purpose, despite several incidents demonstrationg the dangers. Management make it clear that there is no chance of career or salary progression, but only after you have accepted the role.
The only perk of the job was flexible start/finish times, which several of the staff relied on due to childcare commitments. Without warning, this has now been revoked, resulting in further anger, low morale, and resignations. Management have also shortened our breaks, so we are now expected to work longer without extra pay. At Socotec, staff are not humans, we are robots. You will not enjoy your time at Socotec.
Poor working conditions, aggressive treatment by management, low pay, No training or career progression.