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Millbrook Proving Ground Reviews

Updated Jun 13, 2019

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3.8
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Alex Burns
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  1. "Good company to work for, management process can be questionable in some areas."

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I have been working at Millbrook Proving Ground

      Pros

      Exciting place to come to work

      Cons

      Management communication can be limited

      Millbrook Proving Ground2019-06-13
    • "Very friendly and flexible place to work"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Millbrook Proving Ground full-time

      Pros

      Over time pay / flexible time / flexible working hours / training / varied work.

      Cons

      Difficult to progress / more of a project management roll than 'pure' engineering

      Millbrook Proving Ground2019-04-24
    • "Ok"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Millbrook Proving Ground full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Interesting work on new technology

      Cons

      Directors dont understand the day to day work and requirements or pay attention to workloads,

      Advice to Management

      Spend time in the business

      Millbrook Proving Ground2019-04-03
    • "good"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at Millbrook Proving Ground full-time

        Pros

        every one is very helpful, there is a good level of advice from colleagues as to how to get the job you are doing done. i was able to get overtime which i could take as time off in lew.

        Cons

        There were not really any cons i felt

        Millbrook Proving Ground2019-01-15
      • "Progressing company."

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Millbrook Proving Ground full-time

        Pros

        Very good company with great staff

        Cons

        Site need updating with better facilities

        Millbrook Proving Ground2018-07-30
      • "Excellent (agency) experience, but no guarantees of work"

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        Former Employee - Durability Test Driver in Bedford, England
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Millbrook Proving Ground full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Serious training to meet high standards Great work atmosphere Structured full time work, set schedules

        Cons

        No guarantee of work, so after a while there you might have to leave if there isn't sufficient new work

        Advice to Management

        Maybe give a day's notice, not just immediate "Sorry, we have to let you go"?

        Millbrook Proving Ground2018-04-24
      • "Great upward direction"

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        Current Employee - Senior Engineer in Bedford, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Millbrook Proving Ground full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        High level of investment from parent company. Flexible working environment. Good level of responsibility for all engineers. Diversity of customers

        Cons

        Office and facilities are tired. Move to a hot-desk environment is not well thought out. No bonus structure for those below Management level. Behind the curve on hybrid and battery technologies

        Advice to Management

        Expand the office spaces

        Millbrook Proving Ground2018-03-25
      • "Job depends on which department and manager you have."

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        Current Employee - Maintenance in Millbrook, East of England, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Millbrook Proving Ground full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Great colleagues and lovely place to work, lovely setting, flexible hours and good benefits.

        Cons

        Lack of planning, direction and some poor managers. Promotions from within leading to managers with little or no knowledge or experience of the department they are now working in!

        Advice to Management

        Recruit the right people from outside! If you cannot fulfil your role stand down! Processes and working procedures need improvement.

        Millbrook Proving Ground2017-12-06
      • "Reasonable good"

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        Current Employee - Engineer Powertrain in Millbrook, East of England, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Millbrook Proving Ground full-time

        Pros

        Good work environment; working conditions are good, semi flexible working hours; challenging; ; very competitive and good work ethics are encouraged.

        Cons

        I have joined the company recently and i am not very enthusiastic in the quality of work they require you to perform and the level of training. Not personal development encouraged

        Millbrook Proving Ground2017-03-25
      • "Great place to work but needs to look to the future"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Amersham, England
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Millbrook Proving Ground for more than a year

        Pros

        - Friendly staff who are predominately vehicle enthusiasts; many are experts in their field and are great to work with. - Recent investment from Rutland Partners appears to be supportive rather than asset stripping: shiny new equipment (much needed!). - Reasonable working hours throughout much of the year. - Although initial graduate salary is average, this quickly increases with time to the end of the graduate scheme....

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        Cons

        - Relatively few management positions as compared to staff hence progression appears to lean more towards specialism than management. - Much of the work is routine and as such is often not challenging. - Middle of nowhere; expect to bring your own lunch. - Little work on emerging technologies.

        Advice to Management

        Millbrook are fantastic at what they do best and their track capabilities are second to none. However, competitors are paying much more attention to future automotive technologies and mobility solutions which are swiftly approaching - Millbrook needs to catch up or risk being left behind.

        Millbrook Proving Ground2016-06-14
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