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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

    Skoda

    Breakroom Rating based on 6 job reviews

    8.4/10
    What is this?
    • People recommend working with their team

      Excellent
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Location

    Master technician, October 2020

    Worst thing

    Other departments not doing their job and leaving it to others

    Master technician, November 2019

    See what 6 people said
    about jobs at Skoda

  2. 2

    Rolls Royce

    Breakroom Rating based on 33 job reviews

    8.2/10
    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

    Pay, hours, holiday

    Quality engineer, February 2020

    Worst thing

    The pressure, stress and being overworked

    Configuration management section leader, May 2020

    See what 33 people said
    about jobs at Rolls Royce

  3. 3

    British Sugar

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    8.1/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

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

      Excellent

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at British Sugar

  4. 4

    Vauxhall Motors

    Breakroom Rating based on 19 job reviews

    7.8/10
    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

    Long hours
    Sometimes understaffed
    General lack of mismanagement

    Workshop foreman, June 2020

    See what 19 people said
    about jobs at Vauxhall Motors

  5. 5

    Warburtons

    Breakroom Rating based on 20 job reviews

    7.7/10
    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

    Early starts and only having 2 weekend off in 7

    Hgv driver, August 2020

    See what 20 people said
    about jobs at Warburtons

  6. 6

    Toyota

    Breakroom Rating based on 22 job reviews

    7.4/10
    What is this?
    • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

      Good
    • Yes. People get proper sick pay

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Pay
    Pension
    Healthcare

    Worst thing

    Sometimes overtime can be very high

    Team leader, April 2020

    See what 22 people said
    about jobs at Toyota

  7. 7

    Tarmac

    Breakroom Rating based on 19 job reviews

    7.3/10
    What is this?
    • Most people recommend working with their team

      Good
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good

    Best thing

    The team I work with

    Machine driver, October 2020

    Worst thing

    Dusty Environment and miss managed company

    Plant supervisor, July 2020

    See what 19 people said
    about jobs at Tarmac

  8. 8=

    Jaguar Landrover

    Breakroom Rating based on 56 job reviews

    7.1/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Yes. People get proper sick pay

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Nothing

    Production operative, December 2019

    Worst thing

    Same repetitive job everyday

    Associate, October 2020

    See what 56 people said
    about jobs at Jaguar Landrover

  9. 8=

    Saint Gobain

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    7.1/10
    What is this?

      See what 5 people said
      about jobs at Saint Gobain

    • 8=

      Scania

      Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

      7.1/10
      What is this?
      • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

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

        Excellent

      Best thing

      Flexibility of hours and understanding of home life

      Worst thing

      Communication isnt always as clear as it could be

      Technician, April 2020

      See what 5 people said
      about jobs at Scania

    • 8=

      JCB

      Breakroom Rating based on 27 job reviews

      7.1/10
      What is this?
      • No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

        Excellent
      • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

        Good

      Best thing

      It's a hobby I get paid to di

      Assembly operative, October 2020

      Worst thing

      Shift pattern changes

      Teamleader, July 2020

      See what 27 people said
      about jobs at JCB

    • 12

      2 Sisters Food Group

      Breakroom Rating based on 18 job reviews

      6.8/10
      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

      lack of skilled leadership. unsupportive HR, overpaid production managers who make painfully wrong decisions even with the best insights of workers and also don't understand the jobs of the worker's

      Line assistant, August 2020

      See what 18 people said
      about jobs at 2 Sisters Food Group

    • 13=

      Eaton Corporation

      Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

      6.5/10
      What is this?

        Best thing

        People I work with

        Machine technician, June 2020

        Worst thing

        Can be stressful

        Technician, May 2020

        See what 5 people said
        about jobs at Eaton Corporation

      • 13=

        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

        Sick pay

        Lead quality auditor, August 2020

        Worst thing

        At the mercy of the public

        Driver, May 2020

        See what 24 people said
        about jobs at Bakkavor

      • 13=

        Nissan

        Breakroom Rating based on 23 job reviews

        6.5/10
        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 23 people said
        about jobs at Nissan

      • 16=

        Audi

        Breakroom Rating based on 6 job reviews

        6.4/10
        What is this?
        • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

          Good
        • No. People don’t get paid breaks

          Bad

        Best thing

        I manage myself day to day

        Warranty controller, July 2020

        Worst thing

        The pressure that is pushed on the employees

        Master technician, July 2020

        See what 6 people said
        about jobs at Audi

      • 16=

        Swift Group

        Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

        6.4/10
        What is this?

          Best thing

          The money and the hours

          Worst thing

          Tiring and sometimes not the best working environment.

          Caravan operative, February 2020

          See what 5 people said
          about jobs at Swift Group

        • 18

          BMW

          Breakroom Rating based on 23 job reviews

          6.2/10
          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 23 people said
          about jobs at BMW

        • 19

          Dunbia

          Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

          5.9/10
          What is this?
          • Usually. Most people get paid breaks

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

            Not great

          Best thing

          Good relationships with college's

          Factory operative, June 2020

          Worst thing

          Too much stress from senior management.

          Shift manager, December 2019

          See what 5 people said
          about jobs at Dunbia

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