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Updated March 21, 2017
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Pros
  • great on-job experience - friendly work environment - strong reputation (in 17 reviews)

  • Great company to work for plenty of perks and job security (in 12 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours monotonous and uninteresting job (in 22 reviews)

  • A lot of hours extra work and if you work Finance or Accounting Departments the balance of working hours and free isn't OK ) (in 13 reviews)

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  1. "line operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assembly Line in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assembly Line in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    nevos car cheaper buying one and you get a new one every year.

    Cons

    planned overtime because you have to do it unless you book it off.


  2. "Good for start"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cranfield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn the industry. Variety of projects. Lots of business travels to different countries. Colleagues are really friendly. Many petrol heads.

    Cons

    Workload in electric department is huge. Sometimes it gets stressful. You do lot of overtime, but it is paid...


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed bag working in IT"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Controller - IS/IT in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Controller - IS/IT in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - competitive salary
    - good graduate program
    - car lease scheme
    - flexible hours
    - private medical

    Cons

    - mixed management
    - lack of opportunity
    - small teams can mean added pressure
    - old style offices
    - some colleagues are not very nice to others
    - small performance related increases

    Advice to Management

    Develop your talent, manage your poor employees out.
    Improve working conditions in the office.


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Hell on earth"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manufacturing Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Money isn't bad but they make your life hell

    Cons

    Harassment, bullying by supervisor, under staffed, can't go to the toliet can't take and holidays, can't phone in sick if you do your ordered to come into Nissan and see there medical staff that tell you your fine and send you to work

    Advice to Management

    Stop harassing staff, team leaders and supervisor are nothing but brown noses they have limited management skills which leaves the place a mess, Nissan are all about profit not quality.


  6. "Good Starting Position"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly staff, interesting work, good car scheme

    Cons

    Terrible IT support, backwards DB admin process, no set software frameworks or tools

    Advice to Management

    Hire some sort of technical manager and stop just hiring contractors for everything.


  7. "Manufacturing"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Bricklayer in South Shields, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Bricklayer in South Shields, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Reliable work good money overtime

    Cons

    Shifts no life always working


  8. Helpful (3)

    "Don;t. Ever. Work. There."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manufacturing in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You get paid, that's it

    Cons

    Horrible, horrible company to work for. Benefits have been slowly eroded over the years. Pension - was 50ths, now 60ths. Shift allowance down by 5%. Healthcare no longer free.
    Company keep the announcement of new contracts until the pay negotiations have been agreed, to use as leverage for a lower pay rise (they slipped up in 2016)
    Half hour notice for some departments overtime totally abhorrent.
    Temp workers strung along for years before being made permanent
    The arrogance and contempt towards the workers, can be summed up by what the MD(at the time ) said while giving a presentation to staff about the pay negotiations, "I only need 51%"

    Advice to Management

    No point, they're not interested


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Experience at Nissan on the Helios Project"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Product Owner/Programmer Delivery Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Product Owner/Programmer Delivery Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nissan as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team and excellent people to work with on the Helios Project

    Cons

    An over complicated process getting contracts done, waited 3 months for IT equipment and very poor management of IT Support.

    Advice to Management

    Also Technical Project Managers need training on HR and People management as vicious blame culture when things don't work out well and this kills morale


  10. "Nmuk"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Man Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Man Staff in Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, car scheme, holidays, shutdown

    Cons

    Overtime compulsory, workload, shift work


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Shocking! Stay well away from NMUK"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operative in North Sunderland, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Production Operative in North Sunderland, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nissan full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits for unskilled/qualified lads. Car scheme is good aslong as you treat the car with respect otherwise repair costs can run very high, very quickly.

    Cons

    The list is endless! Too much mandatory overtime. Zero help/support when you're genuinely unfit for work. I was off for 6 weeks due to a head injury and received endless calls, letters, appointments at the personnel dept and threats. Provided all necessary proof that was asked of me and because it all stated I was unfit to be onsite never mind work I was threatened with the sack and that was after their own OH Dr said I shouldn't be there.
    You're basically just another body that can easily be replaced, regardless of length of service or skill level.
    If you're happy to stand and do the same thing literally every minute for up to 10 hours and take your supervisors crap lying down then this is the place for you.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the individual, put a stop to micro management and just be straight up with manufacturing staff. Also if new staff are told they'll be temp for 2 years before permanent then stick to it. I'm almost 3 years in and still temp, I know lads that have been there 5 years and are still waiting to be made permanent.



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