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Drax

What it’s like working at Drax

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

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

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    80% 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 information from 5 job reviews

    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.

Not great
  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Drax recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 6 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
  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Drax?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    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.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do workers at Drax get paid breaks?

    Usually. Most people get paid breaks

    How we know this

    50% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Drax?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% 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 6 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.

  • People get sick pay

    Does Drax pay sick pay?

    Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    60% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Drax?

    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 information from 5 job reviews

  • People are paid minimum wage

    Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Drax get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    80% 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.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Drax feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    80% 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.

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Drax job reviews

  • Best thing

    The friendly atmosphere

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours

    7.8

    Employee, September 2021

About

Drax is an energy company. They generate electrical power.

drax.com

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How are people paid?

50%
by the hour
50%
an annual salary

Based on 6 employees

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