Pilkington

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Good and not so good

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at Pilkington full-time

Pros

Pays you well for the market
Not many years at the company but loos they are very loyal and also appreciate it if you reciprocate the loyalty towards them
Work life balance is very great
Work load isn't that big of a issue here

Cons

They are struggling lately but not really bad
Sometimes I have looked for work..boring but that has made to take initiative and create my own work
There aren't structured career dev program...which is not the cup of team for all, if you are ambitious you may have to find the work by yourself but colleagues help you if you need anything from them
Not much training, you are on your own.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

They got to know how to utilize entry level/not so experience professional especially in their IT group.

Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    pilkington glass uk

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    Current Employee - Glass Cutter in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Glass Cutter in Liverpool, England (UK)

    I have been working at Pilkington

    Pros

    busy place plenty of overtime .even in a time of recession

    Cons

    shift work 6/2 and 2/10

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    a small pay rise in 2011

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    Pilkington, Are you happy in your work

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    Current Employee - Employee in Cumbernauld, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Employee in Cumbernauld, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at Pilkington

    Pros

    Basically it's a just job that helps pay the bills.

    Cons

    Each shift of each department is played off one another, eg this shift produced this amount of glass, are you going to beat them, There is no real inter-departmental co-operation, in fact the opposite is true with departments trying to blame each other for mistakes. The whole factory seems to operate within the blame culture with no-one willing to say sorry ,my fault. Managed, Foremen, Supervisors al enjoy the Authority they have but don't want to accept the responsibilty that goes with it. The majority of management and middle-management have been employed here since they left school, they have never worked anywhere else and they believe if you shout loud enough you will win any argument. They have no communication skills, no people skills, they hear but don't listen, basically they're right you're wrong. All the foremen and supervisors are "YES MEN" exactly what Senior Management wants

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to communicate, and the most important aspect of good communication is Listening. Go onto the shop floor at least once a week and just chat to the workers. If they are not doing their job up to standard, don't sart shouting, try and find out why. It may be a personal problem they are concentrating on instead of work. At each Branch create a position of WELFARE OFFICER, give them the authority to do the job properly the Finances to do it and the company backing. Do not let Branch Management choose such an Officer (more "YES MEN")

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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