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Blame culture in effect daily shift v shift man v man health and safety poor on issues that matter and overboard on petty issues that don’t matter. Raise an issue and you’re singled out has a trouble causer and punished for it. I would not let my sons work here
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Good pay and breaks
Cons
Frustrating for help or parts including PPE
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no respect for workers who try there best its never enough and cast to the side with no communication when they decided to close plant and when union, msp and Scottish government got involved it was still the same as the decision had already been made to close Kilmarnock and take all work to Doncaster that was losing money hand over fist but when Kilmarnock had work they made money
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With over 16yrs of work experience in a Paint spraying enviroment, i feel that this Wabtec site is the most mis-managed & un-productive Company i've ever been employed by.......difficult to see how they can ever make sufficient profit to keep their share holders $$$$$$ happy.......
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Wabtec got rid of me 6 months after offering then reconsidering my contract even though I got told I was getting the contract I even filled the form to get the contract, for this reason I think they are untrustworthy I put a lot of hard work and passion into my time at Wabtec I loved the job and feel asif I was just an easy way to get rid of somebody to save a bit of money.
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Easy going / good people / work life balance is great / benefits are getting there / uncertain times unfortunately / No parking is an issue (but ladies usually prioritised
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you are a small cog in a machine and they like to remind you of that, the management pick favourites and if you aren't one you'll end up painting the floor literally
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very unorganised place struggling with day to day with materials to complete jobs. very friendly people around and overall good atmosphere of work, except the management that can not get the stuff right.
Pros
satisfactionary salary
Cons
lack of organization
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Relaxed environment. No stability at all. You can't have a work life balance as they change the shifts whenever they want. Management is ruining this place. Shame
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Wabtec is a good place to start your journey with railway enviroment. Friendly workers will show You how to do things better. Unfortunetly management needs to be changed as company have got a problem to hold one of the main contract plus people stopped being comfortable during duties.
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poor documentation and lack of structure frustrate the general staff causing a hostile atmosphere.
you only gain promotion if a mate of yours is a manager, poor career progression, more often then not the useless employees get promoted.

health and safety crazy, however they dont offer viable solutions to make health and safety more viable.

lesser qualified people above me in management making poor desicions playing god with my job role, as in you do this because im your boss, however your not qualified to do it.

ran by absolute f3%%ing idiots
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Got me there under false promises
You are working for agency not the company.

The managers were like prison wardens

Not allowed to go to toilet etc

Show you no respect

You are just a number
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As above meet some good people salary was okay working condition where good.If there could be an improvment it would be to fetch some of there systems up to date
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If your a hard-working individual that knows there job you'll fit in great there's always something to learn here.
If on the other hand, you are a time-waster always on the phone this is not the place for you
Pros
great people to work with
Cons
long hours
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Worst place ever worked .worst management iv ever nown .run by idiots.it is a bad working environment. Good lads to work with but that is it .every day could be your last. That's why the company makes no money
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Run by bullies as managers who took great pleasure in sacking people and generally making working there a miserable experience. I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone .
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None
Cons
Management
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Very back stabbing place to work. Management are not helpful or knowledgeable whatsoever caring more for H&S and what your up to every 2 mins. No drawings or guidance for jobs. Only friends of the management can move up, usually from a non experienced background. There's a chance you'll be working on a job covered waste from the train toilets but it's ok because they've tested" to make sure it's safe. Regardless of how much work you do or produce you are bad at your job. Genuinely hate getting up to go in the morning. Its a shame because it could be a great company to work for but the management is so bad to work under it will kill your passion for work.
Pros
2.10pm finish
Cons
Management.
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Project driven engineering with emphasis on meeting delivery targets and gateway milestones. Long days with the team, but rewarding nontheless.
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Come do your bit not pulling any trees up just consistent, keen on h+s extraction etc and job can be messy at times but ive had worse jobs for less money further away
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I tried to think of something positive to say about Wabtec as a company, but couldnt.
The shop-floor lads (agency) are all spot-on, good skilled staff that help each other out.

Thats where the positivity STOPS !!!

It would seem, that if you are under qualified, incompenent, lazy and all round clueless, they make you a team leader !!! Even worse....... A Supervisor !!!

You really couldnt make up half of what goes on in the offices of Wabtec, i would say "see for your self" but im not cruel enough to recommend ANYONE works for them.

If you value your life and/or sanity........ AVOID !!!
Pros
shop-floor lads (agency)
Cons
Clueless managers
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Nice place to work steady away management are good and helpful the only drawback is the agency number that come and go means you cant build a strong team as the turnover is to high
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Was at Wabtec for 2 years as an electrician, would never go back. Micro managed to death, they have more team leaders and supervisors than anything else. Yet still management is terrible, can never get materials or schematics when you need them. Have 2x standing breaks and 1x 20min dinner, and to top it off they treat and speak to you like a 2nd class citizen. half the people in there have no clue how to do the job but they are mates with the managers so get promoted etc etc. If you want a place to work where u can turn up, mong it and go home then by all means apply but if your decent go elsewhere.
Pros
So bad everything else looks good
Cons
Everything
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