Ashtead Plant Hire Company FAQ

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13 English questions out of 13

10 November 2019

How are senior leaders perceived at Ashtead Plant Hire Company?

Pros

You get paid...... not very well

Cons

• poorly run • poor leadership • bullying and harassment • threatening from management • lack of support from management • no progression throughout company.

Advice to Management

Sort out middle and branch management

• poor leadership

10 November 2019

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16 December 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Ashtead Plant Hire Company?

Pros

Laid back, living wage , career opportunities

Cons

Management m, breaks, too many hours

Laid back, living wage , career opportunities

16 December 2019

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15 April 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Ashtead Plant Hire Company?

Pros

- The work was often varied and different enough to stay motivated - Was given tons of opportunities to try different things, even when they were on the boundaries of different roles! Was quite remarkable!! - When offered, overtime rates were very generous. - Decent opportunities for advancement for people who shown skill. - Lots of praise offered for decent work. - My line manager was friendly and easy to talk to, and offered me honest feedback throughout my employment. - The cafe nearby sold milkshakes!! - A "computer transparent environment" - The company was very responsive and fast to act when offered details to any "development related" technical concerns. - Higher management a few levels above was often very easy to get along with. It is likely that also applied even higher levels of management, but you saw those figures not as often so can't comment.

Cons

- Parking is a logistical nightmare. The limited "first come first serve" parking bays often results in a race to start earlier than you should just so you can park without paying £10 a day to park off-site, or risk Fixed Penalty Notices from desperately parking anywhere you can. - Low level IT Development political issues, such as dealing with scope creep, conflicting stakeholders and related conflicts between sub-departments. However, you could consider this normal for the job type, and it was never a major issue in itself when I think back to it. - The company (or maybe just my department) took a very cautious approach towards terminating employment of people who were incompetent, borderline abusive, or just plain ass-holes who didn't fit the company culture. At one point, I remember a "middle-man" being introduced so that certain members in the same team could communicate with each other without conflict. Although I personally benefited from that (as I developed a lot of people skills), I considered it an embarrassment to the company.

Advice to Management

Least important: Find a better long term solution for your parking shortages. It'll prevent random outbursts from your staff. Most important: Demand absolute transparency on the running of teams and the potential cultural problems within them. Your projects may become cheaper to operate as a result, and staff turnover may be little lower. - On a lighter note, keep giving out free coffee! :)

- Decent opportunities for advancement for people who shown skill.

15 April 2019

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19 November 2019

How is management perceived at Ashtead Plant Hire Company?

Pros

Flexible working. Decent enough balance

Cons

Lack of sound management. No regard for working time directive. Us and them culture. Constant discrepancies with pay.

Lack of sound management.

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27 October 2020

Is Ashtead Plant Hire Company a good company to work for?

Pros

Good place, nice people, progression is there

Cons

Not much to say really nice place to work

Good place, nice people, progression is there

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