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Domino Printing UK Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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Domino Printing Group Managing Director Nigel R. Bond
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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Cambridge, South West England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domino Printing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good social package
    - Flexible company transfer
    - Benefits
    - Own canteen/parking
    - Close to A14
    - Stable
    - International environment

    Cons

    - Sometimes could be hectic although traditionally very slow and hierarchical decision making
    - Manufacturing behaviour
    - Poor unorganised HR team (only very few are proactive)
    - No proper objectives setting up, no proper one-to-ones and apprisals

    Advice to Management

    Cannot really say anything about management, especially senior management.


  2. "Back to the future…. If you miss the 80s, please, join in"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - From Customer Operations in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - From Customer Operations in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Domino Printing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    canteen
    social events and activities
    nice people
    good benefits package

    Cons

    lack of communication
    very poor operational tools and Enterprise Management Systems across the sites
    feeling trapped
    fake opportunities for professional development
    lack of resourcing if your senior manager is not interested in doing the job
    pretentious project management
    absolutely unprofessional HR

    Advice to Management

    have an operational substance behind your projects; currently, it is pure marketing
    don't be afraid to talk to people who work for you
    imagine, you are leaders, not just managers ...it is the 21st century after all.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Call centre rep. Undermanned and unmanageable"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Bar Hill, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Support Specialist in Bar Hill, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Domino Printing full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some advancement opportunities.
    More of a "Career for life" kind of company if that appeals to you, you could also be stuck though if you wanted to leave at some point.
    Good starting package but most likely what you'll stay with. Salary reviews not very generous.
    Generally helpful colleagues

    Cons

    -Extremely undermanned team having a unreasonable amount of duties and workload. That leads to a number of problems that make the job intolerable.
    -Workload is ever increasing as company keeps hiring salesmen constantly. Support team has stayed exactly the same (if not smaller) thus getting more and more workload daily.
    -Company processes make no sense and some are so complicated even experienced members struggle with them. Very hard to enjoy your daily job.
    -Calls come constantly back to back making it extremely difficult to catch a breather, problem solve and learn something in the process.
    -Time micromanagement gets to a point where it will get noticed if you take a 2 minute bathroom break. When on lunch you'll have to keep a constant eye on the clock so as to be back on time.
    -Process extremely slow. The most minor change can take a very long time to happen bringing frustration at a peak.
    -HR seems to be lacking an understanding of a balance between employee and business interests. Next business interests employee interests are swept away.

    Advice to Management

    Be more clear at the interview stage about what the job is like. Don't look to save the slightest penny. When you allow such a policy to affect your employee salaries you operate a high risk low return policy as increasing a salary slightly is nothing compared to the cost of an employee leaving.
    Hire enough people so that they're not glued to the phone with back to back calls all day and end up resenting their jobs, promote an option of breaking up the work day instead of sitting stuck in the cubicle.


  4. "a good place to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Engineer in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domino Printing (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very good mentoring and good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Nothing to mention. Everything has been very well so far..


  5. "Former employee"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional and friendly engineering teams, free parking, great subsidized canteen

    Cons

    HR 'business partners' could have been better


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Sometimes UK Companies Can Adapt, Sometimes Not"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Bar Hill, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in Bar Hill, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Domino Printing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Excellent manufacturing capability. They try new things when practical, and hold their employees accountable to cost, quality and time.

    Cons

    Top management - including the Board of Directors - is totally out of touch. They make subjective decisions without gleaning input from anyone, let alone top line management (of which I was one). Unfortunately, this lack of commitment affects new product development or fixing troubled product lines.

    Advice to Management

    That’s my point - they don’t accept advice. Oh, one time they did - I was invited to have lunch with the BOD and they asked me my opinion of the dessert.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Enjoyable working for Domino"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Chemist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Chemist in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Domino Printing full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexible, fun, supportive leadership. Technical challenges make for intersting work. Excellent support for training and cpd. Good share scheme. Generally I think staff feel valued. I feel that there is a good future for Domino with good growth potential.

    Cons

    Limited career progression. Pension contributions from employer are 5% only tiding with time or on promotion, which is not especially competitive

    Advice to Management

    You will need to provide more opportunities for career progression and salary growth as the local economy heats up, to keep the best people.

  8. "a very nice company"

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    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

    I worked at Domino Printing as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    excellent engineering and R&D capabilities

    Cons

    Location is a bit far

    Advice to Management

    N.A


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good company spoilt by a strong "old boys network" feel and lack of opportunity"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Bar Hill, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Design Engineer in Bar Hill, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits package(s), Nice environment and some excellent members of staff. Bonuses (If paid CAN be good)

    Cons

    Complete lack of career progression unless your in "the network". Three changes of management in three years doesnt help (applies to my department). A lot of long serving staff members that are next to useless but so entrenched that they are immovable. Salary is "Non-negotiable" at time of employment and low. A blasé attitude to annual performance reviews leads to a global salary review structure (unless your management). Petty management that feel its fun to penalise certain members of staff come bonus time.

    Advice to Management

    Clear the dead wood and look at the good staff you have rather than parachute in short term senior staff!


  10. "OK if your in the "in" crowd"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Domino Printing full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not a bad package overall, but not long term.
    Unofficially flexible with hours (if your in the right department/manager)
    Excellent canteen (sad when thats headline Pro!)

    Cons

    Top/Middle management heavy.
    Managers appear uneducated or uninterested in technology and its workings making it very difficult to develop.
    Some think its a university research company. Driven by paperwork and self validation.
    Limited to no career progression.
    Unbalanced benefits system.
    Instability in workplace due to "mood swing" department clear outs.

    Advice to Management

    Look at what you have and appreciate it. Progression from within not just employing inflated over paid roles that last only a few months causing a whirlwind of destruction.

    Less managers! (ratio is 2:1 in some departments).


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