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E6 Reviews

Updated August 11, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Morale very low"

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    Former Contractor - Machine Operator in Shannon (Ireland)
    Former Contractor - Machine Operator in Shannon (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E6 as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff. Canteen.Parking. free tea

    Cons

    Long shifts. Managers attitude. Poor communication. Bad treatment of staff,bullying attitude, threating your job. Constantly changing your shift no notice

    Advice to Management

    Listen to staff. Better communication. Work load is too much. Bullying tactics towards employees to stop


  2. "working at e6"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at E6 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great company to work for

    Cons

    hours could be long sometimes

  3. "Overall positive experience but company poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Middle Management in Ascot, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Middle Management in Ascot, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E6 full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    High technology, high investment, nice people, value scientists, great communication, excellent work environment.

    Cons

    Top managers quite all climbed the ladder internally. They have excellent technical skills but poor managing skills as they should have in leading the company in a competitive industrial context.

    Advice to Management

    Bring skilled top managers from outside


  4. "Overall positive experience but some negative points"

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    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Springs, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Mechanical Engineer in Springs, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at E6 full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Interesting technologies to work with for engineers and also freedom to work on your own , not being watched constantly and trusted by the manager

    Cons

    Sometimes in update meetings everybody in the room becomes an engineer and try's to solve the problem there and then which can be difficult to deal with


  5. "Flexible company with a lot of smart people"

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    Former Contractor - Research Technologist in Oxford, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Research Technologist in Oxford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at E6 as a contractor

    Pros

    Smart people, and good social activities.

    Cons

    Difficult times when oil price falls as dependent on sales to oil industry. Innovation and enthusiasm of previous years has stalled.

    Advice to Management

    Keep morale high


  6. "Need fresh blood in top technical management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harwell, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Harwell, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    R&D: good employee diversity, job security, managers value scientists, in general nice people are around

    Cons

    Top managers are almost all climbed the ladder within the company. They are not that strong and competitive when it comes to managerial and people skills. Company lack transparency when it comes to evaluation, salaries and promotions.

    Advice to Management

    Spend money on training and HR. There is another review from Feb. 2014 which I intend to agree with it completely. Apparently HR primary focus is cost cut rather than addressing issues raised by employees a year ago.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Intellectually challenging but poorly managed"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springs, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Springs, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at E6 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The work was intellectually challenging with interesting R&D and engineering problems. There was much science and engineering to learn. Coworkers were friendly nice people.

    Cons

    Middle and senior management were promoted from within, therefore they lacked depth or breadth of technical skills. The CEO Cyrus Jilla was fired by the Board of Directors and the new CEO was hired from within.
    Their management skills were not developed by training nor were they mentored and they were very lacking in people skills with favouritism rife. Salaries in the UK are not up to international levels and they only pay competitive wages when they have no choice.
    There was little development of technical skills of the scientists or engineers. You were expected to learn from reading the literature. If your skills no longer fit or were useful to the company, you were forced out.
    There was little opportunity for advancement as there were few career paths available.

    Advice to Management

    Shuffle the middle and senior management people to prevent favouritism. Bring in new "blood" with diversified backgrounds.

  8. "best teaching enviroment that I have experienced"

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    Former Employee - Research Officer in Springs, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Former Employee - Research Officer in Springs, Gauteng (South Africa)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at E6 full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    high investment in R&D that allows to create game changers

    Cons

    bad high and medium managment