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Norbrook Reviews

Updated 31 October 2018
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  1. "Excellent Comnpany - New Age"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Chemist in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Production Chemist in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Norbrook (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Moving into a new era

    Cons

    old style managers wont change there ways

    Advice to Management

    move with the times and dont hold people back from moving on cause it suits you for them to stay in your department


  2. "Room for improvement"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Norbrook full-time

    Pros

    Great place to learn cross functionally

    Cons

    Not enough clear direction from management

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Large corporation, low morale."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Norbrook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Production floor teamwork
    Clean environment
    Team on production floor have a lot of experience.

    Cons

    Internal communication is the worst I have seen in any company.
    Middle Management too inexperienced or incompetent to make decisions, resulting in a blame culture.
    No culture of feedback or employee engagement....how about not constantly putting bad news on the canteen screens and maybe provide wifi there for the teams.

    Department Managers unable to or unwilling to support their own team.
    Salary levels are poor with no incentive to work nights or weekends.
    Factory is laden with daily rumours due to lack of official communication.

    Advice to Management

    Work towards developing a world where feedback is welcomed and not feared due to your own insecurities.
    Develop employee engagement structures and guidelines.
    Productivity and efficiency will only increase with contented employees.
    Employ a Business Improvement Leader to wok on the above.
    Get Senior and Junior Management to become aware of the Gallup Q12 employee engagement questionnaire and move into the 21st century, before you lose all experienced staff.
    Look at the little things that will help improve morale (and subsequently productivity....wifi in canteen, providing tea and coffee after 5pm for the teams who work nights away from their families(66% of your production teams work shifts after 5pm) getting feedback on broken machinery, encouraging development among teams in order to promote from within etc.
    Treat all employees with the respect they deserve and not tell them to "suck it up"


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Company in a mess"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Scone, Scotland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New Scone, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Norbrook full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    poor poor poor poor poor

    Cons

    Company in turmoil
    Getting worse by the day.

    Advice to Management

    Management at senior level disconnected from work force and trying to force long serving staff away.


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Norbrook"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Analytical Chemist in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Norbrook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good experience- you get thrown in at the deep in very quickly

    Cons

    Not enough training, or background on what you are doing

    Advice to Management

    Listen to people who are further down the ladder than you- if you are seen to take their opinion and ideas seriously you will have happier and more cooperative employees who won’t mind staying an extra while to finish work.


  6. "improving culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Norbrook full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is focused on employees safety and welfare
    Benefits and pay improving
    Clearer structure on development
    Obvious investment in the company

    Cons

    not all benefits as standard industry, overtime should be time and half
    Shift premium not competitive albeit base hourly rate good

    Advice to Management

    List to employees
    Focus on improving overtime and shift premium


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Not a company you have a future with"

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

    I worked at Norbrook full-time

    Pros

    It is difficult to say this about any company but sadly nothing about Norbrook is positive.. just employees bullied with no direction and management who are self centered with no comprehension of how to show the basic quality of leadership

    Cons

    Bullies at all levels .primitive and outdated. Leadership locked behind closed doors totally disjointed from the employees. A cover paints goals and objectives and one team. The pages in the book are of dismay and dread. A company crying for direction. Anyone who joins Nornrook will be oppressed and there abilities and goals destroyed.

    Advice to Management

    Spend time on the production floor .. stop listening to leadership lies ..

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Joke"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Norbrook full-time

    Pros

    Cheap canteen and good fun with employees

    Cons

    Its who you know not what you know
    High turnover in staff meaning experience is lost all the time and projects suffer
    Nobody is motivated to achieve and everyone talks about leaving.
    Health and Safety would drive you around the bend!

    Advice to Management

    Don't care enough to say as they don't care anyway


  9. "qc lab"

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    Former Employee - Quality Control Analyst in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Quality Control Analyst in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Norbrook full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good starting off area in pharmaceuticals and room for gaining a senior role

    Cons

    not as many benefits in comparison to salary paid workers

    Advice to Management

    make permanent staff have salary wages


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don't bother"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newry, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Norbrook full-time

    Pros

    Pros? well, the desserts were good.

    Cons

    So many cons that I don't even know where to begin. Avoid!

    Advice to Management

    Get new ones