TLDR; you'll get a very good salary once you're qualified, however this is to make up for the fact you will be a faceless number to management. You will be messed around - moved repeatedly to new areas with unfamiliar equipment and job roles/responsibilities, given little to no support, training or tools, whilst being pressured.
Starting as an apprentice you'll train at a college full time. The training received is not very relevant. Basic skills are taught but for the most part will not be used day to day at work. Steadily over time you'll be placed in plant somewhere to pick up the job. Be prepared to follow people around and generally be treated like a nuisance. The older guys see apprentices as a hazard, an extra burden that can 'land them in the S#÷T'. Younger guys that have done the apprenticeship themselves may understand what it was like and be willing to offer some guidance and relevant training. Training offered or organised by management? Non-existent. There will be no plan in place, you will be moved around various departments and blocks seemingly at random. There is no plan in place, so it's not malicious, however you will be moved at the exact moment you figure out the equipment, routine faults and how to fix them, and/or once the guys on shift have accepted you.
Overtime and shift working is available to some apprentices but not others. It all depends on the attitude of the manager you're placed under. So be prepared to miss out on valuable learning opportuni
No work/life balance. No respect. The money isn’t worth it.
As most of you know, the wages working here are quite lucrative....and it has to be in order to keep you on the hook of coming back everyday. This positivity ends there.
I have worked here for nearly a decade and I have had a great insight in to the ridiculous everyday dysfunction this place revels in.
Man management is disgusting, you are emotionally bullied into accepting to work jobs that are bodged to fit into the line speed. Ever heard of efficiencies? It doesn’t exist at JLR, it is an excuse to cut employees and force existing people on the line to take on more work, work that has already been ‘calculated’ to be as effective as possible in the allotted time. This isn’t efficient, it’s counter productive for quality.
So they change the tact time (allowed time of each process...ie...fit 1 bolt = 1.5 seconds.....after efficiency 1- fit 1 bolt = 1.2 seconds....6 months later efficiency 2- fit the same bolt in 0.8 seconds) of individual processes constantly, overloading the work for the line workers.
Ever wondered why Land Rover has such poor quality, and high recalls? It’s because the management don’t value quality, they prefer to crunch the line workers for every ounce of sweat they can squeeze out....and then on a monthly basis complain to the production staff that quality isn’t good enough, and they wonder why the company’s sick rate is so high. The workers don’t care about the quality, they are too busy trying to survive the gruesome work conditions inflict
ProsGood wage if you value money over everything else in life.
ConsEverything else. A genuinely horrific place to work.
this is a fast paced environment, with a focus on getting the numbers out rather than a focus on quality, although they like to mention quality all the time nothing is done in a timely manner to fix issues
management are only interested in numbers and their own progression rather than the workload and worker relationships, it is almost like a boys club especially as you dig deeper and find out that someone is so and so' nephew or someone is from their local club and in cushy positions with periodical job justification exercises that serve no purpose to the build or quality... you have tier upon tier of managers why have 1 when you can have 3 for each department
others are out of their depth and rely on supervisors to help out.. that's not delegation, that progressing off the backs of others especially when you see what happens when the supervisors refuse to help
the jlr culture isn't one that is geared towards keeping those that are good at their job but those that have been there the longest... poo at your job but been there long enough, keep your job... others are trying to milk the system and others walking around with canes during work but dancing at the bar on the weekends
the absence procedure has changed but served no purpose to bring those people back to work, rather than to punish anyone new falling ill
the hardest part of the job is not to be human and make a mistake because they come down hard on you whilst you notice for weeks and months on end tha
The management style is poor and unprofessional. The graduate scheme itself is essentially not a scheme at all, you enter at the same level as a contractor but get given no additional training or benefits. Do not apply if you are set on obtaining CIPS, it is only offered to a select number of graduates. This was promised to a number of graduates but has not been delivered as graduates are given no preference. The company has grown very quickly and the processes have not kept up or don't exist which leaves the purchasing department as more of an administration role than a strategic one, where 90% of time is spent dealing with internal discussions. Whilst the company has ridden of the growth of rising economies up until now, it has no standard base for sales and it's growth is unsustainable. The working environment reflects it's rover days and it hasn't caught up with a professional and collaborative culture like most big companies. The business is very hierarchical and there is a culture of requiring to 'earn your stripes', where number of years is put ahead of intellect, ability and skill which has left an uninspiring, autocratic and grossly inefficient management team.
Advice to Management
The graduates in purchasing are widely under utilised. Given the speed at which the company has been growing, little care and attention has been paid to the long term development of graduates. Instead they are used as a headcount and a driver for short term tasks. The main reason behind
ProsDiscounts on cars, good salary, good working hours, interesting brand
Working for the 'site services' department was a strange experience. I and one other were brought in to cover sick leave/long terms health issues affecting ability to work. From the start the team leader didn't really seem to know what to do with us.
Sent out around the plant to assist the employee with health issues, the main order of the day was to avoid doing any work where possible while making yourself look busy so as not to attract attention. To this end many places to be out of sight had been identified and were in regular use. There were frequently times when the perception was that I was more or less the only person in the department actually working at working, instead of working at skiving.
Despite a frequent need for parts and materials, there was no effective way of procuring these. We waited 6-8 weeks to be supplied with such simple items as toilet seats. The tools supplied for small jobs were old and/or poor quality - I would throw them away were they mine.
More widely in the department it was common practice not to do jobs on week days so that they could be put off until the weekend to be undertaken as overtime. Much lip service was paid to issues such as health and safety but more in the sense of ticking the boxes than in a genuine belief and often used as a way of dodging work. i.e. we cant do that as its not safe, which was not necessarily the case and could often be made safe by appropriate working practice.
In short there was a lot of skiv
ProsLocal to me, interesting to work where Spitfires were built.
ConsWorking culture in Site Services, internal bureacracy.
Good busy Company that is highly a process driven. Environment can be frustrating due to meticulous detail & time taken to work through issues.
Project management involves interface between two key functional groups in powertrain (base engines and special vehicle ops). Involved with identification of major issues with SVO vehicle designs. Follow up with ESP's, suppliers and all functional groups to work though any issues.
Work closely with specific vehicle project engineers on program requirements and major issues in support of project plans and timing.
This involves occasionally reviewing designs in CAD to understand
Progressing issues with timely responses can sometimes be difficult due to availability and conflicting views with respect to priorities.
Escalation through management involvement is the most effective way to keep things on track.
Hardest part of the job is understanding JLRs processes at a detail level due to complexity and conflicts.
Good teamwork and a friendly work environment. Long hours 40+ but recent work practise change for flexibility to improve work/life balance.
ProsGenerally good, knowledgeable and generous workforce resulting in good teamwork and cooperation.
ConsLong hours, Difficult parking, Multiple projects and conflicting work priorities, No real urgency resulting in relatively slow progress with projects (frustration)
My Experience at Jaguar car Manufactures at Castle Bromwhich.
my typical day at work: I would go in nice an early do my pre- shift check on my counter balance & reach and tug then i would check to see if i need to top up air bags in the assembly area.
I learnt how the 5s work
1)Sort- Seperate the Essential from the now Essential objectives ensure essential items are safe and fully operations remove now esstential.
2)Set in Order - A place for everything and its place.
+ objectives- safe locations for equipment and materials.
+ ability to easily identify abnormal conditions.
+ easy to find things.
3)Shine - Maintaining The 5s standard
objective - Manually clean to check for abnormal conditions
4)Standardise - Maintaing & Improving objectives and ensure the 5s standard is maintained
+improve the 5s standard.
+make it easier.
5)Sustain - Cascade the know how to the whole org.
objective every employee to follow the rules and understand benefits and contrubute to the improvement.
I would follow management orders every time i would do my job.
I enjoyed working on my own aswell as a team.
There was no hard part of the job i can look back an say appart from the pressure i would approach the task by staying calm and dealing with the job in a proffesional maner, and not to panick.
I enjoyed working for a big company like jag every day was enjoyable for me.
ProsEarly finishing work when we reached or target
Worked here for 5 1/2 years as agency. During the interview processes, we were constantly told we would be with them for a year before transferring to a JLR contract, only to find out on day one that that had changed without us knowing, and we would have to do 5 years. They moved the goal posts within 2 weeks of contracts being due, and made some rubbish up about it was always subject to business needs, however this is wrong, we were told from the very beginning it would be 5 years regardless. Worked my backside off for them for the whole time, never had any absences, nor any disciplinary action. along with several management awards for hard work and commitment, and I get laid off without so much as a thank you. Meanwhile, waste of space permanent JLR employees who milk the system and know exactly what to say and to who, and end up doing easy jobs on restrictions or off for 6 months every year, keep theirs. Don't bother joining the union, they're a complete waste of time and don't fight for you, unless you're a permanent employee. Management are useless and generally coked up bullies, there are a few good ones, but not many. There's a lot of short man syndrome there, as a lot of the bosses are vertically challenged, so they feel that they need to be bullies to be respected.
Overall, horrible place to work, don't bother.
horrid place. Treated like 2nd class by supervisors and above, say they are all about the employees, only get ahead if your related to someone there, moral at all time low, always trying to find ways to catch you out doing anything, major power trip in that place, like the fact they are able to walk about with a clipboard and try to intimidate the staff, stress levels through roof, all about numbers for supervisors and superintentants, and the levels above them- couldnt hazard a guess why theyve even got a job? Dont contribute to anything usefull, and they are certainly not interested in anything on factory floor, bar there bonuses,And they think that putting the bosses in the same uniform as us is going to somehow make it not a 'us and them' situation. Never going to happen. Theres probably 2 or 3 decent supervisors in there, out of many,many of them, couldnt approach if you had a genuine issue. Their just not interested.
I wont even get started on the conditions, god help them if the health & safety ever took a look! Mouldy fridges, leaking sinks, and the dirt is everywhere.
Place would be empty if it wasnt for the hourly rate, so people just take the disgracefull way they are treated, but believe me theyll all have a feeling of dread as they walk in.
I carried out a week's work experience at Jaguar Land Rover in the Marketing department. During the week there I produced a presentation on my Generation, ‘Generation Z’ perceptions and behaviours. Which I then presented to the product marketing strategy director and some of the marketing team. Throughout the presentation I was able to explain my perceptions on different cars within the market and my buying behaviour in terms of what factors would be the key influences when buying a car. In addition to this, I carried out research and collected data on how our generation is influenced by social media.
I gained a greater awareness of how competitive the automobile industry is, when carrying out research to identify different car brands.
The information provided in the presentation enabled me and my work colleagues to analyse the most effective marketing communication strategies Jaguar Land Rover could adopt to promote a new car to our generation in around 10 years’ time.
The most enjoyable part of the experience was providing the marketing team with a clearer understanding of our wants and needs that could be used towards the development of a car focused on Generation Z in the future.
It's worth noting that the 5 star reviews were written on and around the same dates, because HR was trying to solicit good reviews.
Every single day at work was miserable. Trying to wake up to go to work was one of the most difficult things to do, because work was discouraging. Aside from going home, the only positive thing was meeting some of the amazing people you work with who make work slightly less soul crushing.
My mental, physical, and emotional state deteriorated quickly. Working here was entirely a waste of time, and the environment was toxic. There aren't many decent internal opportunities, and favouritism brings upward mobility instead of merit and seniority. There's a very high turnover rate. Some people just walk out, or don't even bother to show up anymore. That speaks volumes about working for this company. Nobody wants to.
Management is abysmal, poor, clueless, incapable, and unsupportive to say the very least. Often, your job includes chasing after management so they could contact customers. When that doesn't happen, customers will use you as a verbal punching bag to release their frustration, and you end up profusely apologizing for things out of your control. If a customer is verbally abusing you, you are expected to take it and management does not defend you. Rules are constantly bent and overstepped by management.
The culture here is terrible. They only care about money and numbers. If you can't help them line their pockets, you're insignificant. E
Empresa dinâmica e com perspectivas de crescimento profissional para funcionários efetivos
Saliento que atuava na empresa Jaguar Land Rover porém na condição de funcionário terceirizado, fato este que havia sido me apresentado como uma condição temporária e que após 3 meses me tornaria funcionário efetivo e por tal razão aceitei solicitar meu desligamento da empresa anterior e iniciar minhas atividades nesta nova oportunidade, contudo ao longo do período em que atuei recebi por algumas vezes a informação que tal alteração iria ocorrer porém nunca chegava a sua concretização e apenas a postergação de datas, o que me fez solicitar o meu atual desligamento.
A empresa Jaguar Land Rover é uma empresa muito interessante por apresentar várias oportunidades de mudanças e melhorias, dentre as quais pude aplicar vários projetos e efetivá-los de forma a estruturar a empresa e com a anuência da Matriz na Inglaterra e por tal razão, para os funcionários efetivos da Jaguar Land Rover, esta se torna uma grande oportunidade de desenvolvimento profissional e pessoal desde que seja bem aproveitada.
Os dias de trabalho sempre foram muito intensos em face a grande quantidade de assuntos dos quais era responsável e portanto desde o planejamento, até o atendimento à rede que desempanhava ao longo do dia e praticamente realizando todo o PDCA nos projetos aplicados.
Agradeço a direção da empresa por colaborar para que os projetos que propus para a melhoria dos procedimentos sejam eles internos e/ou externos de forma que pudessem ser aplicados.
Quanto aos colegas de trabalho que em sua
ProsGama variada de restaurantes na região.
ConsSem estacionamento, discrepância de PLR entre funcionários efetivos JLR e terceirizados e plano de aposentadoria.
I am a project engineer in the Jaguar Land Rover product development seating department. My job is to manage a seat design from paper to mass production, something which I am currently doing with three new Jaguars. I liaise with engineering teams responsible for other parts of the car, financial teams, testing teams, suppliers and quality teams to name but a few.
To be honest, I don’t have a normal working day! Typically I’d arrive at 7:30, check through my emails and prioritize my work for the day. The day could then be spent visiting a supplier, attending meetings with other teams or reacting to whatever the day brings. There may be some travel between sites, or travel to university if I’m recruiting. An average finish time would be 16:30. Friday is a 12:30 finish (perks of the industry, although this is now changing for a lot of people).
I enjoy coming into work knowing that each day might be different to the last. The variety of the job keeps you on your toes (as well as my day job I work with university recruitment teams, mentor undergraduates and work with local schools). The best thing about the job is developing something that you know will eventually go into a car which will be driven by people all over the globe
In my job, everyone wants something different, and each team has their own agenda. For example working on a small vehicle, there is limited space so each component owner works to get the best they can get! The other challenge is time management - th
ProsFree lunch, 30 days holidays and bonuses
ConsShort breaks anytime in the day, pension from employer and life insurance
A typical work day begins with a one-to-one with the CEO, or EVP of Operations to discuss priorities for the day, week, month, and upcoming events. The work environment is fast-paced and I am usually busy most of the day. As the Gate Keeper/Executive Liaison, I answer routine inquiries and provide assistance to internal and external personnel and business associates as authorized. I also draft and disseminate communication to appropriate managers, executives, and peers throughout the organization. Most of my day consists of managing three complex calendars, scheduling and coordinating internal and external domestic and global meetings in varied time zones, and conducting site visits for events.
In addition, I arrange conference calls and video conferences. Review action items to ensure comprehensive and coordinated responses are sent.
Often, I arrange and coordinate air and ground transportation for global and domestic travel, as well as prepare expense reports.
My managers have varied management styles and are very engaged in the business and my co-workers are the most dedicated employees I know and many of them go above and beyond to accomplish whatever task they are given.
The hardest part of my job is there just not enough hours in the day as well as to get all the executives in one place at the same time and what I enjoy the most is when, I have exceeded expectations of my managers and have accomplished all of the tasks given.
ProsTuition Reimbursement and a week off at Christmas
Genpact India P Ltd
(June’11 – Sep’13)
Client: Jaguar Land Rover (JLR)
Designation: Buyer Support Analyst – Sourcing and Purchasing
Preparing RFI Packages and issuing it to the appropriate team.
Following up and collecting and validating the information
Preparing RFQ packages and getting approvals from buyers for the same
Sending the RFQ packages to the suppliers.
Following with the supplier for Quotation.
Looking into the suppliers queries and responding accordingly.
Consolidating the quotes received from suppliers and
Organizing the data and sending it to the client.
Client: GE - Corporate
Designation: Process Associate – Vendor Management COE
Supporting GE Corporate Buyers
Helping the business with vendor master transactions from Legacy Systems to the New Aravo Tool
Carrying out Vendor Setups of suppliers across the globe, handling escalations
Daily and weekly report generation and reporting on the new vendor additions, pending invoices, open PO’s etc
Reporting the status of entire Genpact Vendor management Requests, critical issues along with action plan to get the things resolved
Pushing the Supplier to downstream, expediting the Vendor Registration in the different systems.
Interacting with multiple departments of client like (Sourcing Leaders, Header creation team, Requestors etc.)
Conducting Team meetings to understand business development areas, issues and corrective action plan
Questions and answers about Jaguar Land Rover
How are the working hours at Jaguar Land Rover?
Asked 23 Mar 2017
Awful, no work life balance at all. Avoid the shift patterns if possible.
Answered 3 Jan 2019
Working hours drain the life out of you. Once you've done a few shifts you will realise the change in your body. The eye bags are real . They don't get better and you always feel tired . This type of work definitely takes some years of your life. You don't get to have a good social life because of the working hours. It feels like working in a prison. Your not allowed to go to the toilet managers will do everything to not let you go to the toilet but it's different for there favourites.
Answered 21 Sept 2018
How does someone get hired at Jaguar Land Rover? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 29 Jan 2018
Don't apply via an agency. You will never get progressed regardless of skillset or ability.
Answered 27 Jan 2021
Jump through a lot of hoops, pointless interview techniques
Answered 20 Jan 2021
On average, how many hours do you work a day at Jaguar Land Rover?
Asked 3 Apr 2019
at least 10
Answered 23 Nov 2021
41 hours per week
Answered 18 Jun 2021
How did you get your first interview at Jaguar Land Rover?
Asked 23 Oct 2018
Applied for graduate scheme
Answered 23 Feb 2022
I was invited to apply by senior colleagues whom I had worked with before.
Answered 7 Dec 2021
What advice would you give the CEO of Jaguar Land Rover about how to improve it?