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Algeco is a modular building supplier.

algeco.co.uk
7.2

Rating based on 12 employees who took the Breakroom Quiz

About jobs at Algeco

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Algeco 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 May 2022 and July 2023.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Algeco get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    36% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get sick pay

    Do Algeco pay sick pay?

    Sometimes. Only some people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    55% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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 Algeco 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 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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 Algeco worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    91% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Algeco workers get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    64% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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 Algeco?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    73% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Algeco managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    92% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Algeco get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    92% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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 Algeco?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    55% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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 Algeco recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Algeco?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    36% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Algeco head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Algeco is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    64% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between May 2022 and July 2023.

    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.

Algeco job reviews

  • Best thing

    The best thing about working in the Newport depot is the yard boys. We all get on like a family and they are all very hard working considering we are underpaid and over worked at this depot

    Worst thing

    The unfair rate of pay compared to the other depots around the country. We feel like second rate citizens working in a such a large company. I feel like we are left behind and forgotten about.
    HR and above management need to look into this

    5.5

    Algeco Team leader, June 2023

Handy to know

How are people paid?

By the hour 92% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 12 Algeco employees

What contracts are people on?

Full time 100% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 11 Algeco employees