- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Excellent peopleNov 9, 2021 - Field Service Engineer in Liverpool, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
A great community of staff across different engineering disciplines, admin, accounts, etc. Gym, climbing wall, etc. and attached social groups. Plenty of likeminded people. Events like summer BBQ, robot fighting and bonfire night aren't overdone and awkward like your usual 'why would I spend my Saturday with work people?' Staff expected to take responsibility for themselves and work to their own strengths. Lots of opportunities and people tend to find what they like or what they're good at and do more of that.
A lot of 'finding your own feet' to be done which can feel like being thrown in at the deep end, but there is support if you ask the right people. Ultimately I think this helps to weed out the less-motivated and those who would struggle with the self-management required by the job. Many positive changes coming as the business grows that unavoidably come with teething problems and issues in transition.
Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review. We are so glad to hear you are enjoying your job. As you mention we are always working to improve our systems and methods of working. We are also looing at implementing additional training guides but in some respects you are correct... we like to get people involved on projects as soon as possible. Hopefully we can fill in the gaps to make it 5* next time :-)
Other Employee Reviews
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Great idea, poorly executedApr 26, 2023 - Engineer in Stokesley, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great modern workspace with scope to work in many areas of the business. The idea of work hard play hard is promoted but rarely possible and is used as a sales gimmick.
Very negative management, managing director who would rather waste time with petty arguments than actually let qualified engineers get on with work. Micro management, stale people who have worked there too long and think they know better than everyone elseContinue reading
Labman Automation Response
Thanks for taking time to write a review. We are sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy your experience working with us. We genuinely want to create a space where staff can ‘play hard’. All members of staff have access to our gym, squash court and bouldering wall. As well at the opportunity to play 5-a-side or join in yoga at subsidised rates, to name but a few. We respectfully disagree that it is a 'gimmick' but appreciate we expect these activities to be undertaken outside of when you are working so might not be for you if you have commitments elsewhere. We foster a very open approach when it come to management. All members of staff have access and are encouraged to engage with each other. The MD is not unapproachable or hidden away in an office and if you have questions, thoughts or ideas you can discuss these. Yes, opinions can differ from time to time, one of the quirks of having a building full of engineers. We wish you all the best in your next position. Go well.
- Current Employee★★★★★
A unique place to work where good engineers can thriveMar 12, 2023 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Open culture allows contribution anywhere in the business without being constrained by specific job titles. A strong structure helps to know who is responsible for each area of the business and the culture leads to everyone helping each other.
Those that are not particularly strong (in engineering ability) get some support but are out-performed by more capable staff and this is not the place for them.
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