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Essentra Reviews

Updated 15 Feb 2020

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2.7
42%
Recommend to a Friend
72%
Approve of CEO
Essentra Chief Executive Paul Forman
Paul Forman
103 Ratings
Pros
Cons
  • "Production blamed for every thing while senior management sneer in the background(in 15 reviews)

  • "The upper management is allowed to verbally abuse their employees(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great fun"

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    Current Employee - Marketing 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Teamwork and culture are great

    Cons

    Workload and disorganised atmosphere can be all consuming

    Essentra2019-10-09
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Frustrating!!!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essentra full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Pay is good. Job security is good. Training is good.

    Cons

    Management make it up as they go along, often contradicting their decisions to suit them. Often take their eye off the ball as to what is important.

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    Essentra2020-01-21
  3. "Great company to gain experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
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    Current Employee - Business Development in Jarrow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essentra full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great working team and environment

    Cons

    No to little progression available

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    Essentra2019-12-04
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Needs work"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free tea/coffee, flexible working, people are nice.

    Cons

    Some management need to be trained on how to manage. Also need to realise that its good to keep some long serving staff as they know how things work.

    Essentra2020-01-06
  5. "Improving"

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    Current Employee - Production in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Essentra full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice factory, plenty of parking, friendly workforce, increasing profits, big customers.

    Cons

    Computer systems, differing contracts are problematic and tend to hit morale

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    Essentra2019-11-03
  6. "Exciting transformation underway. Great culture."

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    Current Employee - Group Talent Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Challenging. Exciting transformation journey underway. Exceptional leadership. Collegiate culture. Freedom to get on with the job.

    Cons

    At the moment, very few. An exhilerating place to work

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    Essentra2019-10-03
  7. "Great company to work for, getting better and better"

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    Current Employee - Security & Identity Engineer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Remote working. Good management and getting better

    Cons

    Need more structure around some IT processes

    Essentra2019-09-23
  8. "Average"

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    Current Employee - BDM in Oxford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team and staff overall

    Cons

    Poor salary and no career progression

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    Essentra2019-09-16
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Shambles"

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    Current Employee - Production in Newport, Newport, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cant think of anything I can add

    Cons

    Us and Them culture. Production blamed for every thing while senior management sneer in the background. Steadily downward spiral

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    Essentra2019-10-18
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Poor Management"

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    Former Employee - Production Assistant in Cambridge, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Essentra full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Potential to advance career, if the management like you regardless of your actual skill set

    Cons

    Extremely poor management style

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    Essentra2019-10-17

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