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Why does BOC get a rating of 7.4?

5 BOC employees told us the following about their jobs.

Not great
  • People don’t recommend their team

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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
  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How we know this

    80% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    100% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • Breaks are paid

    How we know this

    100% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Do you get paid for your breaks?

    Yes No

    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.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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 Real Living Wage is currently Β£9.30 per hour, and Β£10.75 per hour in London.

  • People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People get sick pay

    How we know this

    100% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    If you were scheduled to work, but had to call in sick, would you still get paid?

    Yes No

    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.

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About

BOC is a gas provider. They specialise in industrial, welding and specialist gases.

boconline.co.uk

How BOC ranks

BOC ranks joint 19th to work for in energy and utility companies

  1. 18 SSE
    7.5
  2. 19= BOC
    7.4
  3. 19= National Grid
    7.4

BOC job reviews

  • Best thing

    Diversity in roles

    Worst thing

    Staff morale and management approach to supervision.

    7.0

    Engineering, January 2021

    • Β£38,000 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older

Handy to know

How are people paid?

20%
by the hour
80%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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