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Best manufacturing companies to work for

If you like to work with your hands, a manufacturing job could be a good fit for you. Manufacturing is a good choice for anyone with a trade-based skill set, as well as being an option for people looking for entry level work.

Manufacturing is really wide-ranging - in the UK we produce everything from cars to crisps! And factory work can really vary depending on the industry. We can’t (yet) tell you about everything involved in jobs on a factory’s production line. But we do know which manufacturers have good jobs and which don’t!

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We’ll rank the manufacturing companies from who’s earned the best Breakroom Rating to the worst.

Breakroom Ratings are a fair measure of whether a job is good or bad, based on what employees have told us about their jobs in our job comparison survey.

We have loads of manufacturers reviewed on Breakroom, so we’ve kept this list a manageable length to read by only including companies with over 10 job reviews from people who work there.

The best manufacturers to work for with 10+ Breakroom reviews

  1. 1

    Vauxhall Motors

    Breakroom Rating based on 17 job reviews

    8.1/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Pay and hours we work

    Team leader, April 2020

    Worst thing

    Having to work over when things are busy

    Parts advisor and delivery driver, June 2020

    See what 17 people said
    about jobs at Vauxhall Motors

  2. 2

    Rolls Royce

    Breakroom Rating based on 25 job reviews

    8.0/10
    What is this?
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent
    • No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Work mates

    Sander, April 2020

    Worst thing

    Alternating shift pattern every week.

    Vehicle technician, July 2020

    See what 25 people said
    about jobs at Rolls Royce

  3. 3

    Tarmac

    Breakroom Rating based on 11 job reviews

    7.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Time with little work

    Weighbridge operator, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Boring, lack of training

    Quarry operator, June 2020

    See what 11 people said
    about jobs at Tarmac

  4. 4=

    Warburtons

    Breakroom Rating based on 16 job reviews

    7.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Shift pattern

    Bakery operative, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Night shift

    Distribution, March 2020

    See what 16 people said
    about jobs at Warburtons

  5. 4=

    Jaguar Landrover

    Breakroom Rating based on 44 job reviews

    7.5/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

      Good

    Best thing

    The wage

    Group leader, August 2020

    Worst thing

    24 hr production physically draining and mentally draining

    Group leader, August 2020

    See what 44 people said
    about jobs at Jaguar Landrover

  6. 6

    Toyota

    Breakroom Rating based on 16 job reviews

    7.0/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

      Good
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good

    Best thing

    Pay
    Pension
    Healthcare

    Worst thing

    Sometimes overtime can be very high

    Team leader, April 2020

    See what 16 people said
    about jobs at Toyota

  7. 7=

    Aggregate Industries

    Breakroom Rating based on 6 job reviews

    6.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    See what 6 people said
    about jobs at Aggregate Industries

  8. 7=

    JCB

    Breakroom Rating based on 20 job reviews

    6.8/10
    What is this?
    • No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent
    • Most people find it hard to change shifts

      Not great

    Best thing

    The money

    Teamleader, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Pressure, work load

    Research team leader, July 2020

    See what 20 people said
    about jobs at JCB

  9. 9

    Bakkavor

    Breakroom Rating based on 24 job reviews

    6.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

      Not great

    Best thing

    Work in my own

    Driver, May 2020

    Worst thing

    The divide between salaried and weekly paid staff, the pay rate, company benefits for weekly paid staff

    Print room operative, March 2020

    See what 24 people said
    about jobs at Bakkavor

  10. 10

    Nissan

    Breakroom Rating based on 19 job reviews

    6.4/10
    What is this?
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent
    • People feel stressed here

      Bad

    Best thing

    Alot of time off

    Manufacturing, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Stress and over worked

    Quality assurance supervisor, June 2020

    See what 19 people said
    about jobs at Nissan

  11. 11

    2 Sisters Food Group

    Breakroom Rating based on 16 job reviews

    6.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • Only some people recommend working with their team

      Not great

    Best thing

    It's money

    Machine operator, August 2020

    Worst thing

    No career progression

    Hr administrator, July 2020

    See what 16 people said
    about jobs at 2 Sisters Food Group

  12. 12

    BMW

    Breakroom Rating based on 20 job reviews

    6.0/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • Most people find it hard to change shifts

      Not great

    Best thing

    Pay, hours.

    Production associate, August 2020

    Worst thing

    Lack of respect.
    No contract.
    Poor management.

    Associate, July 2020

    See what 20 people said
    about jobs at BMW

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