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Peak Scientific CEO Jonathan Golby
Jonathan Golby
7 Ratings
Pros
  • "Fast paced , with lots of growth(in 5 reviews)

  • "(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "It’s the worse kind of company that boasts about values etc when clearly these people have not spent a minute on shop floor(in 5 reviews)

  • "Lower pension contributions than I would like, however, there are plans outlined to increase this(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging & exciting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Inchinnan, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    - Rapid growth means new challenges daily and allows opportunity to develop if you want it - Nice place to work, people are very friendly - Decent perks with various activities/challenges/rewards organised adhoc - Business is performing very well - Job security

    Cons

    - Some flexibility on working from home where the job role could allow for it would be good but understand the reason why this is not the case - Business systems and data have had some troubles in recent years

    Advice to Management

    Been a change in recent months to increase communication with the whole business at HQ in Inchinnan which I think is extremely positive so I would like to see that continue.

    Peak Scientific2019-05-17

    Peak Scientific Response

    May 24, 2019Head Talent

    Thank you for leaving such a positive and detailed review which I know others will find very helpful. Taking each of your observations in turn: - We are continuously trying to improve our communications via regular town hall meetings, CEO updates and Company wide Communications ...

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  2. Helpful (2)

    "The facts speak for themselves..."

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    Current Employee - Technician in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    I would like to start by saying everyone is entitled to their opinion on their current/previous workplace…it is called freedom of speech. However, when I see reviews that are so one sided and, in some cases, factually incorrect I feel I owe it to my current employer to put the record straight. What now follows are facts on what Peak offers and what a lot of other reviews fail to mention… • Generous holiday allocation...

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    Cons

    Peak isn’t perfect but then again where is? It recognises there are aspects it needs to improve on and they are actively working to address these. Training and development could be better as well as job level clarification, but these things take time to fix so hopefully there will be improvements seen over the coming months/years. Overall the company cares about it's employees so don't listen to those negative reviews...

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    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing. Ignore the negative feedback and listen to the constructive feedback from the majority of the good workers.

    Peak Scientific2019-05-16
  3. "Managers writing reviews to counter negative reviews !"

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    Current Employee - Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 20 years

    Pros

    No one is disagreeing that there is certain perks within the job for example the " big feed" and half days to celebrate milestones' BUT ! the fact that line managers are on trying to counter the negative reviews is nothing short of a joke. Even the engineers have been asked to put GOOD reviews on to help counter the negative. Folk left peak not due to the fact they have been " FOUND OUT" but more to do with the fact that...

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    Cons

    Too many to list !

    Advice to Management

    Take a closer look at the higher managers because there not squeaky clean :)

    Peak Scientific2019-05-21
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Horrible"

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    Current Employee - Technical Operator in Inchinnan, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Annual bonus, good facilities on site

    Cons

    Basically Peak is being made a mockery of by shop floor management. Owners and directors take great pleasure in telling suppliers, customers and visitors to HQ about the values, beliefs etc. But these people haven’t spent time on the shop floor, this is where the values disappear. Supervisors who don’t understand these values and how they should be implemented. Micro management isn’t one of the values but is used to monitor...

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    Advice to Management

    What’s the point

    Peak Scientific2019-05-16

    Peak Scientific Response

    May 24, 2019Head Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review and I am sorry to hear that your experience has not been more positive. We are working on some improvements, such as a new appraisal process, training and job levels and we have recently introduced overtime calculations in holiday payments. ...

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  5. Helpful (8)

    "Change of culture"

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    Current Employee - Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Good location canteen serves good grub good facilities

    Cons

    Treat operators like animals don’t ask you to do something just command you obnoxious arrogant certainly not what people have come to expect of peak employees robin says one thing about treating staff with respect blah blah then you have new management ripping up the culture and wanting to start a fresh and do things their own way destroying everything that has been built up

    Advice to Management

    Cant give advice to management when their way is best all ways

    Peak Scientific2019-03-10

    Peak Scientific Response

    March 18, 2019Head Talent

    Thank you for taking your time to provide feedback. We are very disappointed to learn that your experience at Peak is not a positive one and place paramount importance in addressing employee issues . With your length of service within the company, you will have seen a lot of changes ...

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  6. "Overall good employer"

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    Former Employee - Key Account Manager in Inchinnan, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Good working hours Nice culture to work in Good location Pride in the company Really personable CEO

    Cons

    Salary is below the industry average Progression very difficult in certain departments

    Advice to Management

    Review the salaries and offer in line with the market average

    Peak Scientific2019-02-04
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Values don’t exsist"

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    Current Employee - Operator in Inchinnan, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 9 years

    Pros

    Get a free lunch now and again , tea and coffee provided for. Clean toilets.

    Cons

    When you sign up to peak you are told about the values on the back of clock in card. These four values are lies, management abuse and use staff on shop floor, micromanage them and treat them like numbers. No one feels valued . Wages vary from operator to operator. Work next to guys who are on 2-4k more a year but do less and get more hits. Management harass you when off sick phoning numerous times a day to check up on...

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    Advice to Management

    Get rid of management on shop floor bring nothing but fear , intimidation and bullying. Depressing workplace only going to get worse. It’s a shame to see company go down the route it has in its recent treatment towards staff on shop floor.

    Peak Scientific2019-02-05

    Peak Scientific Response

    February 12, 2019Head Talent

    Thank you for taking your time to provide feedback. We are very disappointed to learn that your experience at Peak is not a positive one and place paramount importance in addressing employee issues. With your length of service within the company, you will have seen a lot of changes ...

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  8. Helpful (14)

    "Oppressive regime"

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    Current Employee - Operator 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Peak Scientific for more than 2 years

    Pros

    The pros have gradually vanished

    Cons

    The garbage that is spouted out about the company values at interview disappeared when new management on shop floor started. Time sheets are used to monitor you hourly. Threaten with jobs and also prospective jobs outside company. Bonuses are used as bait when overtime is required. Terrible atmosphere to work in. Pay varies from operator to operator huge gulf, stages to implement equal pay are another broken promise....

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    Advice to Management

    Pay people equal. Stop using bonuses as bait. Peak culture used to be good now we are heading in a dire direction where fear, punishment and threats exsist

    Peak Scientific2018-12-12
  9. Helpful (13)

    "TRUTHFUL REVIEW"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Very difficult to think of any worth mentioning

    Cons

    You don't need to be a Rocket Scientist to work out the real reviews and the ones scripted by management on this site. If you want to find out accurate info on this company just look at the previous ' A TRUE REVIEW' on this site and you will get a much more honest and accurate 'REVIEW' on the way employees are treated and the real VALUES this company has. It SPEAKS VOLUMES when the HR team gets changed every couple...

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    Advice to Management

    Cant give any advice to a Dictatorship managerial CULTURE would be wasting my breath and time sadly.

    Peak Scientific2018-10-21

    Peak Scientific Response

    November 7, 2018Head Talent

    Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback. We'd love to learn more about your experience and how we can improve. Please email ftaylor@peakscientific.com

  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great company to work for!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Peak Scientific full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    Having worked in similar companies, with similar backgrounds I feel well placed to comment that Peak is an excellent company to work for. As it continues to grow from an SME there are obvious changes that all companies on a similar path will experience. But with excellent management, core values and vision Peak remains a company that if you buy into 100% then you get that back in return ten fold.

    Cons

    There are no specific cons that could be labelled at Peak that I couldn’t label at all of the other companies I have worked for

    Advice to Management

    Keep on the same path. Listen to the customer as always and of course the internal customer ( your staff) and keep aiming high.

    Peak Scientific2018-09-17
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