- 1.0Sep 10, 2022
Insular, single-minded organisation.Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 3 years
The business has potential, given the ongoing need for automation.
The Managing Director and complete lack of managerial expertise.Labman Automation Response2y
We are very sorry to hear this has been your experience working at Labman. Also a little surprise you had no real Pros to list, such as the 8% across the board pay rise we gave earlier in the year or the increase of annual leave by 5 days, to name a couple. Our goal is to empower staff to take ownership of projects and have involvement in the company. So in one respect yes we don't have lots of layers of management that larger corporations have. We find that on the whole this gives the most opportunity for staff to flourish. We appreciate for some folk a more structured 'line manager' approach might be more suitable. We welcome feedback at any time to the HR team or during one of your 6 monthly appraisals. Hopefully we can turn your experience around so you do enjoy coming to work.
- 5.0Oct 1, 2023Software EngineerCurrent Employee
a large sense of community and togetherness within the company, great culture, many opportunities to experience excitement at work
very disconnected from public transport
- 1.0Apr 26, 2023EngineerFormer Employee, more than 1 yearStokesley, England
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 elseLabman Automation Response5mo
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.