- 1.0Oct 14, 2017Anonymous EmployeeFormer Employee, more than 1 year
Honestly can't think of one other than having an income
NO lunch breaks whatsoever - can't even imagine what it must have been like for the people standing all day downstairs in the print rooms without a break. Employees have either been working there for years and so are really clicky and rude, or they have just started and haven't got a clue what they are doing. Dated systems and software leading to constant issues with orders and unhappy customers. Customer service don't care about complaints received. No flexibility with hours (also have to clock in and out like it's the 90's). No atmosphere at all, hours would pass without any conversations as no lunch breaks to build relationships with colleagues. Only enough parking for top dogs, be prepared to park in a residential street and walk for 10 minutes to the office. Very much a 'fill the seats' culture, most employees haven't had any training and so have no idea what they are doing. The company just employ the first person that applies so they can carry on making money. Far too much emphasis on making a profit. Treating staff like cogs in the machine and spending the bare minimum in order for the owners to make more millions for themselves.3
- 5.0Jan 30, 2023E-commerceCurrent Employee, more than 5 yearsSouthend-on-Sea, England
I’ve worked at Solopress over two periods from 2013 - 2016 (during the time of the original founders) and then returned in 2019 - present (after the business was purchased by OnlinePrinters), which means that I have a really good understanding of how much the company has changed over the years. Although I loved working at Solopress the first time around and didn’t personally have any negative feelings, I could largely understand why some people didn’t enjoy it, however it felt like a completely different company when I returned in 2019 and it’s drastically improved even further since then. Awesome company to work for, with incredibly caring senior management that genuinely wants to make employees as happy as possible. As well as very hard working and talented colleagues, all working together to grow the company and be the best in the industry. Working within a larger group enables us to collaborate regularly on research and development with our colleagues in Germany and Denmark which is always a pleasure. Pros: Work from home, optional Solopress branded t-shirts and jumpers, workplace pension, Sage retail discount vouchers, 24/7 GP service, cycle to work scheme, cost of living bonus, summer and Christmas parties, paid lunch break, free tea milk and coffee, free fruit and biscuits in the kitchens, ice lollies in hot weather, lovely office space with farrow and ball colours and modern kitchens with Smeg fridges, toasters and microwaves.
Cons: There’s nothing other than a burger van within walking distance to buy lunch but there are a couple of different sandwich vans that stop daily plus Waitrose and Aldi are only 5 mins away in the car. The kitchen facilities are really good with fridges, toasters & microwaves so I usually just bring something in.1Solopress Response11mo
Thankyou for taking the time to write such a detailed review. Our range of employee benefits/perks continue to grow, and it is great to know that these are appreciated. Looking forward to your next 7 years!
- 5.0May 10, 2023Anonymous EmployeeCurrent Employee, more than 5 years
Since starting at Solopress, I have seen lots of positive changes. Several benefits have been introduced, such as hybrid working, employee discounts, fruit deliveries, staff events, cycle to work scheme and treats throughout the year. I have a varied role and have been given opportunities to take on different projects and progress further in my role. The team are friendly and supportive which makes it a great place to work!
Parking can sometimes be limited but there is a cycle to work scheme and other spaces along the road.Solopress Response7mo
Thankyou for your five star review, we really appreciate you taking the time to share your positive feedback. It's great to hear that you are getting involved in different projects and that you find your team so supportive. If there is anything else we can do to further enhance your experience and development at Solopress, please reach out to us.