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Ainscough is a crane hire company.

ainscough.co.uk

Rating based on 18 employees who took the Breakroom Quiz

About jobs at Ainscough

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Ainscough pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Ainscough get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Ainscough pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Ainscough do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Ainscough worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Ainscough?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    100% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Ainscough?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    90% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Ainscough feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Ainscough get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Ainscough?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    36% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at Ainscough enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    100% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

  • Good
  • Most people recommend their team

    Do people at Ainscough recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    91% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Ainscough?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    100% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Good
  • Most people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Ainscough is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    80% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2022 and March 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Ainscough ranks

Ainscough ranks joint 13th to work for out of vehicle equipment hire providers.

  1. 13= Dawson Group
    7.3
  2. 13= Ainscough
    7.3
  3. 17 NSS Group
    7.2

Rankings are based on Breakroom Ratings for employers with 5 or more Breakroom Quiz responses, accurate as of 5 March 2024.

Ainscough job reviews

  • Best thing

    Regular pay days, good take home pay.

    Worst thing

    Loads of hours, low hourly rate for the responsibility and what you actually do.

    4.2

    Ainscough Crane operator, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Something different every day

    Worst thing

    Short notice, long hours & the management care more about money than the staff

    4.2

    Ainscough Crane Operator, November 2020