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RB Nottingham Reviews

Updated September 4, 2017
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Nottingham, England (UK)

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Pros
  • Fast-paced global company with several opportunities within one site or across global network (in 136 reviews)

  • You'll learn a lot and will be given a lot of responsibility (in 24 reviews)

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  1. "RB review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast-paced global company with several opportunities within one site or across global network. Quick promotions for those willing to work hard and self-motivated to succeed.

    Cons

    Sometimes a little too fast to where you don't finish your development before moving on. May affect training especially if you aren't self-motivated. High pressure

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time and energy on building a strong foundation for new hires via training. This foundation should also be extended to continuous improvement training classes and opportunities to attend external training or conferences to expand knowledge.


  2. "process technician"

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    Former Intern - Project Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Project Engineer in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RB as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    great training, pay and hours

    Cons

    work culture a bit old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    work on work culture

  3. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at RB full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great support
    Good chance of career progression
    Good pay

    Cons

    Work overtime throughout the year and then sometimes get rostered off before getting paid it in April


  4. "RB"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Process Technician in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Carrier opportunity is provided for anyone.

    Cons

    It isn't for someone who likes to have the right life-work balance


  5. "Okay company"

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    Former Employee - Planner in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Planner in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at RB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is a multinational company with may opportunities to face challenges and to develop professionaly

    Cons

    Your work load feels high most of the time.


  6. "Anonymous"

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

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Progressive; fast moving; real sense of direction and delivery

    Cons

    Sometimes have to take some pain in putting in above and beyond; the prize however is worth having

    Advice to Management

    Communicate communicate communicate and know your audience!


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Lies, lies more lies and bullying."

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    Former Employee - Mantech in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Mantech in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at RB full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    None. I put one star for career opportunities as some people do go up but they have to become someone they are not.

    Cons

    Was promised in the interview that you will be on 3 shifts (earlies, afters and nights). Reality is that they, the ATL's decide what shift your on every Thursday. They try plan shifts two weeks in advance but that is debatable. They can also, if they fancy it put you on nights for 17 weeks solid.
    It was also promised 3 months training on th ejob in the form of a buddy system. But that buddy never materialised and if they do it is for literally a few minutes a day at best. Get put onto a line to run with no training and then the ATL's start demanding things off you like you are a fully qualified mantech.
    The ATL's are non supportive, biased and not interested in your concerns. So don't raise them. In fact if you do challenge them they are intimidating, patronising, hostile and degrading towards you. They make insinuating remarks about your work and attack your character. Ultimately they resort to aggressive bullying tactics.
    Approach with caution.

    Advice to Management

    Ask yourself:
    - why 24 mantechs have joined and left your company over a 12month period. That's 2 a month! You must be paying HR overtime!
    -Is the HR policy regarding employee concerns to just get rid of them even when evidence was provided?
    -why do you not listen to the concerns of your employees?
    -why is bullying promoted?

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Aggressively profit driven; cares far more about output than it does its employees"

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    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quality Control Analyst in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is okay, and better if you're willing to work shifts. Work is interesting, and plenty of training is provided. Opportunities for advancement do exist.

    Cons

    The culture at RB is dominated by short-term thinking. When problems arise, the only solution that is considered is one that provides an immediate short term fix. The factory managers can be very demanding, often wanting results "yesterday", and frequently resort to threats when they can't get their way. Very little thanks are given when thing go well, so our primary motivation is to avoid a rollocking. Morale is rock-bottom.

    Advice to Management

    The bonus for the majority of staff is extremely poor, and should not be determined on unachievable targets. Bonuses are an extremely effective way to boost morale, and the company should consider them a little more generously. It doesn't help matters when you consistently award yourself a nice tidy sum every year.


  9. "Great experience, loads of responsabilities from day 1"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supply Graduate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supply Graduate in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at RB full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities, get a lot of responsabilities

    Cons

    A lot of pressure, all the time

    Advice to Management

    Get organized


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