Essentra Reviews

Updated 3 Mar 2021

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3.3
54%
Recommend to a Friend
73%
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Essentra Chief Executive Paul Forman
Paul Forman
125 Ratings
Pros
  • "Was a fun culture with good people(in 20 reviews)

  • "Free tea/coffee, flexible working, people are nice(in 13 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Printer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Essentra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Free coffee machine! Happy with that

    Cons

    Reverse parking, too many nosey people

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  2. "Great company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager Product Management in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essentra full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    New management, integrity, culture, senior management engagement, uk company

    Cons

    Low salary, Low brand name

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  3. "Has potential"

    4.0
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essentra full-time

    Pros

    Great ideas, clever and passionate people and potential for growth and improvement. Genuine people who care about their employees

    Cons

    Some Group approaches appear overall it controlling. Autonomy and trust to Divisions - with accountability and targets is needed with more freedom to operate. Systems are dire, but there is energy to improve things

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  4. "Great team of people."

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Litho Printer in Fareham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Essentra full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Safe and friendly work environment.

    Cons

    No on-site sales team to promote factory.

  5. "Graduate role"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essentra full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Development is overall good .

    Cons

    Pay could be better .

  6. "Good company"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Essentra full-time

    Pros

    Comoqny gives Independence and flexibility to work

    Cons

    Less cross functional opportunities given

  7. "Finance"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Controller in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essentra full-time

    Pros

    Great team and improving procedurers

    Cons

    Low Incentives and difficult IT system

  8. "Moving in the right direction"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Portsmouth, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essentra full-time

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are competitive

    Cons

    Structure keeps changing bringing confusion

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Consistently improving"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Quality Technician 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Essentra full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Over the past few years the company has grown from strength to strength, they where in a bad place from previous poor management but have grown, have stability and a focus. Better systems and people are working together not just within a team but inter department team working. Good communication although there is still room for improvement. Health and safety is at the front of every thing, the company don’t just talk the talk with this but they walk the walk as well.

    Cons

    Some employees are still bitter about pre ious management and are living in the past, making them a thorn in the side of everyone who wishes to grown, change and succeed in the future market place

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Swimming against the tide"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Essentra full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The culture has improved since the former CEO and its a truly global offering as an employer.

    Cons

    Senior management say one thing and do the other. In recent weeks the best Finance, IT and Commercial talent has left or are leaving the company. How many of the management committee have come from within? 0!

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