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Ainscough is a crane hire company.

ainscough.co.uk

Based on responses from 11 employees at Ainscough.

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 October 2020 and October 2022.

    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 new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom scores will be updated to reflect this.

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

  • Bad
  • 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

    91% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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.

  • 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 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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

    Okay
  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do workers at Ainscough worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    36% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get any choice of shifts

    Do Ainscough workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    100% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • 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

    82% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Ainscough managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • 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

    80% 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 October 2020 and October 2022.

    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.

  • Bad
  • People work a lot more hours than their contract

    Do people work the same number they are contracted for at Ainscough?

    Most people work a lot more hours than their contact..

    How we know this

    73% of people report working 8 hours or more than their contract.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

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

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    36% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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

    91% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Ainscough?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they don’t feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Ainscough recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    36% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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

    90% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Ainscough?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 45% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2020 and October 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • 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 October 2020 and October 2022.

    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 4th to work for out of vehicle equipment hire providers.

  1. 4= Nationwide Platforms
    7.6
  2. 4= Ainscough
    7.6
  3. 6 Flannery
    7.5

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 3 December 2022.

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

Handy to know

What contracts are people on?

Full time 91% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 11 Ainscough employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 11 Ainscough employees