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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 15 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 15 people said
    about jobs at Vauxhall Motors

  2. 2=

    Arla Foods

    Breakroom Rating based on 7 job reviews

    7.8/10
    What is this?
    • Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

      Excellent
    • People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    Stress and management.

    Milk processor, July 2020

    See what 7 people said
    about jobs at Arla Foods

  3. 2=

    Westrock

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    7.8/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at Westrock

  4. 4

    Rolls Royce

    Breakroom Rating based on 22 job reviews

    7.6/10
    What is this?
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent
    • 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 22 people said
    about jobs at Rolls Royce

  5. 5=

    Warburtons

    Breakroom Rating based on 15 job reviews

    7.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get proper sick pay

      Good
    • People don’t do unpaid extra work

      Excellent

    Best thing

    The people who I work with

    Worst thing

    Night shift

    Distribution, March 2020

    See what 15 people said
    about jobs at Warburtons

  6. 5=

    Toyota

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    7.5/10
    What is this?
    • Most people get paid breaks

      Good
    • People feel treated with respect by their managers

      Excellent

    Best thing

    Pay
    Pension
    Healthcare

    Worst thing

    Sometimes overtime can be very high

    Team leader, April 2020

    See what 14 people said
    about jobs at Toyota

  7. 7

    Tarmac

    Breakroom Rating based on 10 job reviews

    7.4/10
    What is this?
    • Most people don’t feel stressed here

      Good
    • Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Good

    Best thing

    Time with little work

    Weighbridge operator, March 2020

    Worst thing

    Boring, lack of training

    Quarry operator, June 2020

    See what 10 people said
    about jobs at Tarmac

  8. 8

    Jaguar Landrover

    Breakroom Rating based on 34 job reviews

    7.3/10
    What is this?
    • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

      Excellent
    • Most people get proper sick pay

      Good

    Best thing

    salary
    Discounts

    Associate, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Manager's

    Factory workers, May 2020

    See what 34 people said
    about jobs at Jaguar Landrover

  9. 9

    Fresenius Kabi

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    6.7/10
    What is this?
    • Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

      Good
    • Most people feel stressed here

      Not great

    Best thing

    helping people who are ill and providing them with medical supplies and precribed drugs

    Senior operative, June 2020

    Worst thing

    No one cares hours holidays progressing

    Operator, August 2020

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at Fresenius Kabi

  10. 10=

    JCB

    Breakroom Rating based on 15 job reviews

    6.6/10
    What is this?
    • 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 15 people said
    about jobs at JCB

  11. 10=

    Coveris

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    6.6/10
    What is this?
    • People get proper breaks

      Excellent
    • People feel stressed here

      Bad

    Best thing

    Shift patterns

    Worst thing

    Under value and no respected and no chance to move up ladder

    Coater, August 2020

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at Coveris

  12. 12

    Bakkavor

    Breakroom Rating based on 18 job reviews

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

      Good
    • 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 18 people said
    about jobs at Bakkavor

  13. 13

    Nissan

    Breakroom Rating based on 14 job reviews

    6.2/10
    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 14 people said
    about jobs at Nissan

  14. 14

    2 Sisters Food Group

    Breakroom Rating based on 12 job reviews

    6.1/10
    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 12 people said
    about jobs at 2 Sisters Food Group

  15. 15

    BMW

    Breakroom Rating based on 15 job reviews

    5.6/10
    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

    The People.
    The legend that is a MINI.
    Money.

    Associate, July 2020

    Worst thing

    Old boys club, senior managers are biased towards their friends

    Production manager, August 2020

    See what 15 people said
    about jobs at BMW

  16. 16

    Gestamp

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    5.5/10
    What is this?
    • People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

      Excellent
    • Most people don’t get proper sick pay

      Not great

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at Gestamp

  17. 17

    Princess Yachts

    Breakroom Rating based on 5 job reviews

    4.2/10
    What is this?
    • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

      Good
    • Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

      Not great

    See what 5 people said
    about jobs at Princess Yachts

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