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!
We’ll also cover:
- The best manufacturers to work for with 10+ Breakroom reviews
- What’s a manufacturing job?
- What are some manufacturing jobs?
- What do people on Breakroom say about their manufacturing jobs?
- Best paying manufacturing industries
- Are factory jobs good?
- Are manufacturing jobs safe?
- Are manufacturing jobs stressful?
- Manufacturing companies need consistency
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
People get proper breaksExcellent
People feel treated with respect by their managersExcellent
Pay and hours we workTeam leader, April 2020
Having to work over when things are busyParts advisor and delivery driver, June 2020
See what 17 people said
about jobs at Vauxhall Motors
People don’t worry about getting enough hoursExcellent
Usually. Most people get proper sick payGood
The wageGroup leader, August 2020
24 hr production physically draining and mentally drainingGroup leader, August 2020
See what 44 people said
about jobs at Jaguar Landrover
Most people feel treated with respect by their managersGood
Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaksNot great
Work in my ownDriver, May 2020
The divide between salaried and weekly paid staff, the pay rate, company benefits for weekly paid staffPrint room operative, March 2020
See what 24 people said
about jobs at Bakkavor
Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re workingGood
Only some people recommend working with their teamNot great
It's moneyMachine operator, August 2020
No career progressionHr administrator, July 2020
See what 16 people said
about jobs at 2 Sisters Food Group