GKN Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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GKN plc is a British multinational automotive and aerospace components business headquartered in Redditch, Worcestershire. It is a long-running business known for many decades as Guest, Keen and Nettlefolds. It can trace its origins back to 1759 and the birth of the Industrial Revolution. The company's name is the initials of three early figures in its history: John Guest, Arthur Keen, and Joseph Henry Nettlefold. All three were key figures in the field of iron and steel during the Industrial Revolution.

A current worker from Tallassee wrote "This company do not care for it employees. It has changed a lot over the past five years. This company changes managers like changing underwear and it seems like everyone one of them that has came and gone are stealing funds. No bonus no more, no cost of living raise, no employee appreciation"

A former operator from Bristol wrote in a review "Management and leaders promoted due to lack of alternatives in house. Management belittles and bully. They ask for open and honest and then begrudge your honesty"


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Former Employee - SMT says

"Disciplinary action is not the same for every individual. Work many days 6-7 a week."

Current Employee - Anonymous Employee says

"Don’t treat employees well. Horrible benefits"


"Poor training, almost no training at all..."

Current Employee - R Buyer says

"Everything about them is a CON"

Former Employee - Production Supervisor says

"unprofessional upper management, belittles work force, zero work life balance, claims that they have an alternate work week but forces you to give that up constantly"

Current Employee - Production Supervisor says

"Very long work day,very stressful, everything is always your fault even if you were not working that day."

Former Employee - Setup says

"Management is ethically bankrupt. Retaliation is allowed to go on. Supervisors are related to HR employees. Supervisors have zero respect for you as an employee. They hired a a supervisor externally that acts like a terrorist. He seems to bend all the rules for the trashy women they have hired. He crosses lines a lot sharing people's personal business/medical issues with your co workers. He doesn't know how to listen to anyone. They no longer require a CRC certificate and the quality of people they are bringing in the door are the equivalent to fast food workers. Never take anything to HR they will assist the mentally challenged supervisors on how to retaliate against you. Some new hires have had complaints about smoking meth in the bathroom and nothing was done about it as in a drug test. If you have a decent work ethic and care even a little bit about your personal life never work here. I've worked in a lot of places and never have I been treated so horribly at a company."

Former Employee - Manufacturing Engineer says

"24/7 text messages from inexperienced managers, micro management, lack of understanding of people, not allowed to do engineering, must supervise employees"

Former Employee - Warehouse Supervisor says

"Everything thing except the pay scale"

Former Employee - Mechanic says

"Training is minimal, high turn over rate."

Employee (Current Employee) says

"They lie to their employees and take advantage of them all the time. People are overworked and management has planned overtime in their schedule. H.R. undercuts and takes advantage to low ball salaries. Benefits suck."

Composite worker (Current Employee) says

"We should be paid more for the amount of money we make a month.The people are the least of their concerns. Discrimination in every way especially bidding on jobs. Your job is constantly being threaten. No room for growth, stability, confidence,trust,etc."

Quality (Former Employee) says

"If you have NO life this is your new home. The more overtime you put in the more your employee review will reflect you as average or meets standards."

Material Handler (Former Employee) says

"Everyone there knows they could get paid more for going ANYWHERE else. It took me 5 MONTHS to get ahold of HR to report an abusive supervisor that HR REGULARLY hangs out with. Needless to say nothing was done. The only time this place is even remotely safe is when an Inspector is around. Absolutely DO NOT recommend, especially if youre a skilled worker. Go anywhere else."

grinder (Former Employee) says

"Relocated to the east coast, I wasn't learning much at gkn I needed an income to pay the bills, The company made airplane parts for many commercial airlines."

Process Assembly Operator (Former Employee) says

"Do not treat staff well, unfair to agency workers and penilise them. Expect too much from workers without giving them the adequate training and the salary doesn't justify the type of work you do for them considering the nature of some of the materials and chemicals you are handling"

Inspetor de Qualidade - Laboratório Químico e de Materiais (Former Employee) says

"Horrivel de se trabalhar. Chefia sabe menos que os funcionários.ConvênioSalário"

Engineer (Former Employee) says

"This company is absolutely defunct. Underpaid technical staff, company culture is poor to nonexistent, absolutely no accountability for operations, unbelievable waste, poor facilities, disconnected senior leadership. Totally unqualified ops/production managers. Poor supplier relationships. Poor work life balance (many operators worked 7 days a week because the product was never on time). Unpaid weekend work for engineers."

Welder (Former Employee) says

"Get u in as a contractor and expect u to do more than the co workers then just before Christmas they do u over and bomb u out!! Would never ever go back the manager is a compulsive liar!"

Machinest (Current Employee) says

"They need to remove upper management from the top down.It is very toxic, dishonest, belittling,hateful men...The morale is lower then it has ever been.Upper management singles out employees and has lower management go harassing them.They have lost good employees in the last 2-3 months & could possibly loose an big contract. In the near future."

Manager (Current Employee) says

"Not a good place to work. Mangers went to high school and can fog a mirror, which is a prerequisite for working there and being a manager. Really bad place to work. Trust no one."

Bencher (Former Employee) says

"Poor management very unprofessional. They only care about the supervisors and they really like to lie to there employees about everything.please do something about this place in El Cajon"

Operator (Former Employee) says

"Lacks leadership in the organization. Safety is not a priority until someone gets hurt. No training provided to employees. Human Resources is weak."

CNC Machinist (Former Employee) says

"management is inadequate at best. Its very much about who know and who your friends with in order to advance in your career. high school drama ......."

CNC OPERATOR/SET/UP (Former Employee) says

"this was a contract job i went to new york to do a job work every day for 12 hours no time for fun just work and sleep you have to have that kind of nind set"

Operating (Current Employee) says

"This place sucks HR will do anything but what they are paid to do if your a women be careful if you work here favoritism is really bad but good news just go drinking with the supervisor and you can get away with anything its a its a mess no one ever knows whats going on in that placePays wellToo many"

Welder/Operator (Former Employee) says

"Management is led by inexperienced managers that are willing to commit to unrealistic expectations and then get squeezed hard enough to resign or move to another building before to another company. Hostile take over just took place months ago so everything is in transition. No teamwork mentality. Any positive original ideas submitted to the company are commonly shot down and disregarded.Good pay rateShort staffed because Shop culture is horrible"

Maintenance Technician (Former Employee) says

"favoritism within the maintenance department,some pick and choose what job they want to do and don't want to do,alot of the guys on cell phones take long breaks and nothing is ever done about itmoneypoor management"

Servicio de portería (vigilancia) says

"vigilancia . buen trato respeto. sociabilidad. responsabilidad en recorridos x fabrica"

Final Bencher/Grinder/Hand finisher (Former Employee) says

"lots of work but very poor working conditions... employees tend to steal to compensate for management shortcomings. management looks for somebody to blame instead of fixing problems. favoritism. nepotism is rampant...."

chad says

"ordered a game... got a reply saying they can't use paypal and its supposed to be refunded. No refund has been issued. Scam Site!!!! Beware!"

Serena117 says

"It takes years to get a phone call from these people and they only have one means of calling and the line is busy for hours. This is the worst thing I had to go through with an Internet company"

Richard says

"Don't get involved. Haven't lost a lot of cash but, the code they sent didn't work. I reported it, and received a reply that didn't offer to resolve it, then they asked for screen shots, I sent them, then they said it had been accessed after I tried to redeem it - which does not make sense. They have had a full 5 working days to resolve or provide a refund, but nothing. Not getting anywhere. Not even replying any more."

Max J says

"There is no download link to software and no answer from help"

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