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2 September 2018

Does Envigo ++++ pay for a gym membership?

Pros

Competitive pay, benefits and bonuses. Very helpful team-leaders who care about your growth within the company. Also an on-site gym and has own OH team.

Cons

Hours can be long depending on area of work.

Also an on-site gym and has own OH team.

2 September 2018

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31 May 2019

Does Envigo ++++ have a pension plan?

Pros

Given that the company was recently acquired by a competitor, it's likely things will change soon so this might not reflect the situation going forward. The people there are absolutely brilliant and most will do anything to help train others and work together. Based on what I saw you can start in roles that would normally expect more experience. This means being thrown in at the deep end but it's a great way to learn and the support from colleagues makes it possible. You get lots of opportunities to learn new skills which set you up well for careers in other companies. There is an on-site shed, sorry, gym, which is incredibly basic (no classes) but has a few machines, treadmills and weights. Also as everyone seems to say the company restaurant is pretty good. There was once an annual summer event, which was free and a lot of fun, but didn't run last year so may not return. The company benefits (store discount type deals) are OK In my experience hours could be flexible depending on job role and overtime was available fairly often if you wanted it. Overall I really enjoyed my time there.

Cons

So, as I'm no longer there, it stands to reason that there must be downsides in my opinion! I try to be objective, but it's probably worth bearing in mind (maybe I'm bitter!). For me one of the biggest downsides to Envigo is that the pay is lower than competitors, but this is offset somewhat by being able to come in at a higher level than you otherwise might be able to. The problem comes when you start asking what you have to do to progress. Even after meeting all the aspects of the next job level, it became apparent that promotion or pay rises were not an option which lead to people finding work elsewhere. As a consequence of this, the level of staff turnover is pretty high. This means everyone left works incredibly hard to pick up the slack. Morale can be pretty low at times! I think a tiered system was introduced as some sort of career framework, but it was very heavily weighted towards the senior management teams, with about four levels dedicated to them and two for the rest of the staff (who made up the vast majority of people) which didn't seem to be addressing the issues. Some of the systems in place are pretty archaic which means some of the work is incredibly inefficient compared with what it could be. The facilities could also do with improving. The site is a bit isolated which makes it a challenge to get to without a car (not impossible, but i didn't envy those cycling). The pension contribution is also poor.

Advice to Management

Implement a real career framework which looks at all levels of staff, not just the top.

The pension contribution is also poor.

31 May 2019

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31 May 2019

Does Envigo ++++ offer employee discounts?

Pros

Given that the company was recently acquired by a competitor, it's likely things will change soon so this might not reflect the situation going forward. The people there are absolutely brilliant and most will do anything to help train others and work together. Based on what I saw you can start in roles that would normally expect more experience. This means being thrown in at the deep end but it's a great way to learn and the support from colleagues makes it possible. You get lots of opportunities to learn new skills which set you up well for careers in other companies. There is an on-site shed, sorry, gym, which is incredibly basic (no classes) but has a few machines, treadmills and weights. Also as everyone seems to say the company restaurant is pretty good. There was once an annual summer event, which was free and a lot of fun, but didn't run last year so may not return. The company benefits (store discount type deals) are OK In my experience hours could be flexible depending on job role and overtime was available fairly often if you wanted it. Overall I really enjoyed my time there.

Cons

So, as I'm no longer there, it stands to reason that there must be downsides in my opinion! I try to be objective, but it's probably worth bearing in mind (maybe I'm bitter!). For me one of the biggest downsides to Envigo is that the pay is lower than competitors, but this is offset somewhat by being able to come in at a higher level than you otherwise might be able to. The problem comes when you start asking what you have to do to progress. Even after meeting all the aspects of the next job level, it became apparent that promotion or pay rises were not an option which lead to people finding work elsewhere. As a consequence of this, the level of staff turnover is pretty high. This means everyone left works incredibly hard to pick up the slack. Morale can be pretty low at times! I think a tiered system was introduced as some sort of career framework, but it was very heavily weighted towards the senior management teams, with about four levels dedicated to them and two for the rest of the staff (who made up the vast majority of people) which didn't seem to be addressing the issues. Some of the systems in place are pretty archaic which means some of the work is incredibly inefficient compared with what it could be. The facilities could also do with improving. The site is a bit isolated which makes it a challenge to get to without a car (not impossible, but i didn't envy those cycling). The pension contribution is also poor.

Advice to Management

Implement a real career framework which looks at all levels of staff, not just the top.

The company benefits (store discount type deals) are OK

31 May 2019

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29 May 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Envigo ++++?

Pros

Great people Fun atmosphere Not micro-managed

Cons

Low salary Promises not delivered No clear career progression

Advice to Management

Value your staff Trust in your staff Set out clear career progression Keep everyone up to date on decisions

No clear career progression

29 May 2019

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30 October 2018

What kind of career opportunities exist at Envigo ++++?

Pros

Opportunity to work with animals Small enough where you can still learn and cross train Good opportunity for growth (if you want it)

Cons

Some OT needed, communication around this could be better

Good opportunity for growth (if you want it)

30 October 2018

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