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Easy work, anybody can do it. The staff is friendly. They are doing mostly cans with perfumes. It is a topical factory with a production line where you put label or cap or check the products, then taking them and sorting them on a pallet. Also, a lot of boxes making.
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friendly place to work the work is never boring and very varied easy to learn new roles if not sure always willing to show you how it should be done
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Management have no idea what’s going on . All systems are old fashioned , very un user friendly and outdated . Every day I didn’t want to get out if the car to walk into work .
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Your face has to fit!,

Not much chance for promotion


Just a number.


Treated like work Donkeys the supervisors have favourites.


Hardest part of the job is not falling asleep as it’s very repetitious


Taken for granted.
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5.0
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A hard days work but very satisfying.
Not keen on the management side as they are not really interested in you only on getting the work out.

The hardest part is keeping away from management and supervisor.

The most enjoyable is working with some really nice people.
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Helpful, easy to get to, good working environment.
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Unfortunately Swallowfield has become a terrible place to work, i have been employed for over 10 yrs now and just recently it has gone down hill fast, unless your face fits you are going no where. There is no training programme that works well, Most of the supervising revolves around a bullying mentality, the agency workers get paid more than full time staff like me, even though i have worked hard for over 10 yrs, they come in and doing less than me and get paid more, its a joke! Totally demoralizing and i dont feel valued at all and its time to find a new job now for me. Do not work here unless you want to be bullied without management stepping in to sort out issues, they are just YES MEN. You will be just a number who they dont care about.
Pros
Weekends off.
Cons
Poor pay, terrible management, racism anc bullying
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Swallowfields is definately a company worth avoiding. If you’re desperate for a job then it may serve a purpose, however, you’d have to be crazy to want to stay. The production floor management is seriously inept with little or no leadership qualities among the immediate supervisors. Any training provided (if at all) is seriously lacking in all aspects and with the majority of factory floor workers lacking the appropriate skills themselves it becomes incredibly frustrating. The engineers who may have some relevant skills aren’t particularly forthcoming and seem unwilling to engage and share their so-called knowledge. The general atmosphere in the factory is poor and boredom quickly turns to strained and tempestuous relationships. Arguments among the workers are common, particularly amoungst the workers who operate with a second hand self esteem. The operative job is exactly how you would expect it to be, repetitive and tedious, so no real surprises. There is also an awkward balance of too many foreign workers who for the most part are arrogant and unwilling to play the game. All in all, its poor leadership and a low calibre of employee that make swallowfields a place to avoid. Stay away if you value your integrity.
Pros
Not many!
Cons
Too many to mention!
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Its good pay

management lacks a little bit.


Hours are a little hard when you have a young family and the hours dont suit around that well.


Most of the management and some of the workers didn't speak or spoke little English so at times in was difficult to understand what they were asking you to do within the work place.
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None
Cons
Long hours, and mostly didn't speak English
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Im a production operator and have a disability so struggle with some tasks. In my 10th year with the company, but I've hit a wall in terms of progress. Its very much place of, if your face fits your move up the ladder but if they dislike you or a engineer or supervisor dislike you they halt your progression. Average pay aswell
Pros
Weekends off
Cons
Strict supervisors and Engineers, excessive foreign workforce, old deteriating building
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4.0
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The company has a very good outlook and looks after staff, always looking ahead. Has expanded and developed its own brands and is focused on its future and security.
Pros
Good holiday package
Cons
cyclic workload
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4.0
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Its a great place to work i would go back , a great bunch of workers , i learnt alot sints working there i built on my confidants and to be calm with my self, also help a worker who is struggling
Pros
Meet lots of diffarent people
Cons
Can be hard work but worth it
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Very simple things to do, very flexible and very nice people there. You can go there even you are young or old, they have a place for everybody and they will help you.
Pros
cheap food
Cons
far from taunton
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This is a fast paced factory and you need to be able to work quickly and effectivly with out time off. They run the Bradford points system for sick days.
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Mind numbing and boring but pay is good, good designated smoking area and good breaks, sit down instead of standing but as is aid the job is boring..!
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Mind numbing
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Good place to work with good people management could be alot better and so could the factory itself is always in need of repairs leaking rook not very good floors ect.
Moving to cornwall only reason for me leaving.
Pros
Close to home
Cons
No bonuses
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4.0
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It's a good job, swallowfield is building up and trying it's hardest to make it a better place. The building is old but they are trying to make improvements on it..
Pros
Canteen, bonus, xmas hamper/lunch
Cons
Its an old buiding
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a good place of work, but unfortunately not enough opportunity's to expand my skills and gain more training within the work place
Pros
excellent co-workers
Cons
not enough money
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I am a goods in controller in the warehouse, this a international cosmetics company which can be very busy.
this is not a great managed company and I do not think I get all I can from my potential.
Pros
The company have let me do training which I have achieved a level 2 Btec in team leading
Cons
Bad management
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