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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do CSM Machinery workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    People don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    80% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

Not great
  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at CSM Machinery get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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 below market rates

    Does CSM Machinery pay market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    60% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at CSM Machinery?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 60% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does CSM Machinery pay enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    60% 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 £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at CSM Machinery?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% of people report 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 information from 5 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at CSM Machinery?

    People don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    80% of people say they don’t feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do CSM Machinery managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at CSM Machinery get proper breaks?

    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 recommend their team

    Do people at CSM Machinery recommend working with their team?

    People recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    80% 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. 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 information from 5 job reviews

    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.

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How CSM Machinery ranks

CSM Machinery ranks joint 8th to work for in Best manufacturing companies to work for

  1. 8= BAE Systems
    8.1
  2. 8= CSM Machinery
    8.1
  3. 10 Coca Cola
    8.0

CSM Machinery job reviews

  • Best thing

    Pay is decent. Overtime opportunities, loads of breaks. Work with great lads

    Worst thing

    Managers can be distant from the shop floor.

    9.0

    Warehouse operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Different each day. Good time off.
    A good team around me.

    Worst thing

    The cold. Hours can be long. Politics

    10.0

    Warehouse supervisor, October 2020

About

CSM Machinery are a manufacturer. They specialise in machines for heating elements and stainless steel tubes.

csmmachinery.com

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

40%
4+ weeks
60%
fixed rota

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

80%
by the hour
20%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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