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"Worst Company Ever Worked For - Just Avoid"

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Former Employee - Office Staff
Former Employee - Office Staff
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Honestly can't think of one other than having an income

Cons

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.

Advice to Management

Introduce lunch breaks, can't understand how you expect people to work all day without a single break from their desk.
Introduce some kind of benefits or bonuses - salary is diabolical so need some incentive to work there.
Have a word with the managers because they are all rude, patronising and thick as they come.
Upgrade systems and software.

Other Employee Reviews for Solopress

  1. "Very exhausting for little pay"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Digital Press Operator in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Digital Press Operator in Southend-on-Sea, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company
    Some lovely staff
    Busy
    Fast paced
    Potential to learn new skills

    Cons

    Poor management
    No pay rises or performance reviews
    Many people (including me) were told pay would go up after 3 months but had to fight tooth and nail to get it
    Spied on with their many CCTV cameras
    No breaks even on a night shift and then disciplined when I sat down to eat for 20 mins
    No parking
    No shift rate
    Very unlawful outlook
    If you don't like it there's the door mentality

    Advice to Management

    Drop the attitude, you're not God
    Invest in parking
    Treat your hard working staff with respect
    Appreciate the unsocial hours
    Stop handing out disciplinaries like cookies
    Listen to your staff


  2. "Lovely place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Solopress (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, the days fly - have to work hard though!

    Cons

    There are some paranoid people around

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