BRITA Reviews

Updated July 12, 2015
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BRITA CEO Markus Hankammer
Markus Hankammer
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  1. Management Try

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BRITA full-time (Less than a year)

    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Owner removing investment for Asia, but expects 4 x Market growth. No Trade Spend or product development and reduced Heads. 20+ hours a week free expected due to staff shortages

    Cons

    My tries to improve business locally

    Advice to Management

    Stop using staff to over achieve, don't expect more hours than you purchase each week.


  2. Not Brilliant

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BRITA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Brand that is valued by customers. Good local MD tries to make UK staff feel valued but struggles with German parent company.

    Cons

    Could value staffs time more. Expected to work longer than paid for by approximately 10 hours per week, following 12% reduction in workforce.

    Advice to Management

    Stop using staffs good will to over achieve profit contribution. Parent company has 3 x these staff for same turnover.


  3. Expect too much

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BRITA

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great product and very loyal customer based. UK MD tries to make a good place to work, but you are expected to work 50 hours a week.

    Cons

    Group is run by the spoilt son of the founder. Business makes fantastic profit, but is run on a shoes string meaning understaffed and NO work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    you say all the right things but still always ask for the impossible within an unrealistic time frame AGAIN and AGAIN. You don't live what you say.


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  5. Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bicester, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Bicester, England (UK)

    I worked at BRITA as a contractor (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly motivated people, committed to both their customers & the company. Supportive line management. Great culture of inclusion.

    Cons

    Staff like to stay at the company, so whilst retention is great, the result is fewer vacancies or promotion opportunities than the average manufacturing company. Company recognises this & trains & develops staff for potential future vacancies within the business, or regretfully for an external career move, if that is right for the individual.

    Advice to Management

    Continue being a people-focused industry within a manufacturing & sales environment.



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