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Essentra Reviews

Updated 4 Dec 2019

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2.7
42%
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74%
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Essentra CEO Paul Forman
Paul Forman
101 Ratings
Pros
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  • "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. "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
  2. "Great company to gain experience"

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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
  3. "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
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (3)

    "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
  6. "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
  7. Helpful (1)

    "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
  8. "An organisation with a fantastic range of product offerings, but undergoing significant changes."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    International scope; talented individuals to work with; excellent client base.

    Cons

    Significant change; heavily focused on stock market price at the expense of quality of service.

    Essentra2019-09-11
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Better"

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    Former Employee - Managing Director in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to make a difference. The People. Both long serving and new employees are passionate about the business and want to make it better. Essentra is a safe place to work. There are enough good people with integrity near the top of the business now to make Essentra a much better place to work than some of the historic reviews suggest. Having worked through some of the more challenging times and then leaving recently, my opinion is that people with integrity can expect to be treated with integrity in return.

    Cons

    Far less than there used to be. Some of the trappings of a large corporate need to be made more slick to enable the business to fly to its full potential.

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    Essentra2019-08-31
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior IT Infrastructure Engineer in Milton Keynes, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities to learn and develop Flexibility in terms of working from home and start and finish times Recognition of effort and contribution Senior IT management are approachable and willing to listen to concerns

    Cons

    Workload and expectations can be overwhelming and unrealistic at times

    Essentra2019-08-26
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