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Manchester Airports Group Reviews

Updated 4 January 2019
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Pros
  • "Great people who you can have a laugh with" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, free parking, good pay" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Apparently giving a work life balance" (in 6 reviews)

  • "long hours expected as there is a lot that needs to improve, the new system will help with that - the FD's rarely support though" (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "I love working here..."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Group Functions in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Group Functions in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Airports Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very dedicated colleagues,
    At Group level the salary and benefits are very good
    Brilliant transport links
    Lots of opportunity to make a difference; given the amount of change in the you are given opportunities to second/ try new things

    Cons

    Only the issues that come during massive growth pains e.g. budgets can be tight making change sometime slow and people have to work exceptionally hard

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Finance Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Airports Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice working environment - friendly colleagues, and fairly relaxed

    Cons

    More senior finance management are not the best- typical of a former public sector type organisation. They are all happy to be well-rewarded but generally not high calibre, and keen on protecting each other rather than seek higher performance.

    Advice to Management

    Look after your your staff a little more, and listen to their replies to your surveys. The message about the finance organisation at MAG is out in the market place.

  3. "Not worth applying for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Shopping within duty free and the added discount days

    Cons

    Everything else is horrible you are better working in Sainsbury’s

    Advice to Management

    Stop prenteding that annualised hours isn’t code for a zero hour contract


  4. "aviation security officer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Manchester Airports Group full-time

    Pros

    great environment to meet people

    Cons

    shift hours and rotas change all time


  5. "Great People, nice environment but can be over worked/ under recognised"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Airports Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    The people at MAG are a pleasure to work with
    There are good benefits - good holidays 24-28 days and you can buy / sell
    Good pension scheme
    Good Maternity / Paternity

    Cons

    Overworked employees become stressed and less productive, leads to many going off with stress or leaving
    The higher up that you are the better you are treated and rewarded in terms of salary, bonus and flexibility

    Advice to Management

    Stop piling on the extra work and pressure
    Be better with flexibility to allow people to have a better Work/ Life balance at all levels, not just the senior staff
    Recognise the good and hard work done by all staff and take the time to progress current employees


  6. "Ok Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Airports Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good benefits Nice People Fun place

    Cons

    over worked, Unfair, not good environment


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Terminal Security Officer- Stansted Airport"

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    Current Employee - Terminal Security Officer in Stansted, England
    Current Employee - Terminal Security Officer in Stansted, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Manchester Airports Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I could not in good conscience recommend this company to anyone

    Cons

    Poor management

    Deadly verbal abuse from passengers

    Unfair shift patterns that exploit staff (4 hour shifts)

    Failure to comply with health and Safety legislation

    Company culture is to exploit, Everything for maximum profit with little investment in infrastructure or staff training.

    To always buy the cheapest, Nastiest equipment possible and then wonder why it doesn’t work properly

    Incompetent managers

    Advice to Management

    Improve everything

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Chaotic, toxic environment with hopeless systems and poor leadership"

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

    I have been working at Manchester Airports Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some nice people. A lack of control through systems means you don’t need to work hard if you don’t want to.

    Cons

    Poor leadership has led the business to hopeless systems and processes. Management has a complete disregard for staff welfare.

    Advice to Management

    The business needs change at the top.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not a place I would recommend"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Airports Group full-time

    Pros

    Parts of the business are well-organised, with competent staff and good managerial structure. and there are some nice people who work there

    Cons

    Processes are too complex, too many layers of bureaucracy, management create a toxic environment to work in


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Awful place to work, systems that do not work, incompetent management in Finance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Manchester Airports Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some great people work at MAG

    Cons

    Culture of bullying and harassment, systems that don't work, long hours demanded, utter contempt for the team by senior management

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the feedback from your employees. Act upon the info in exit interviews. Make a stand and get rid of bullying in management in Finance