Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Passion, Pride, Service
  • Year established:
    1992
  • Website:
    http://www.mcft.com
  • UK locations:
    National
  • Contact
    • Unit B5 Westacott Business Centre, Westacott Way, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 3RT

About McFarlane Telfer Ltd


What is it like to work for McFarlane Telfer Ltd

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
McFarlane Telfer provide support to Inspiring the Future initiative which promotes the world of work to children in local schools. This initiative has been supported by McFarlane Telfer's MD as well as engineers.  They aslso source and fit kitchen equipment to local community initiatives.  They support a local community business exchange initiative to create a website which collates information from local businesses on what they can offer to local community needs. These may include expertise, man hours, physical resource and money among other things. It was launched November 2014 and their MD, Chris Craggs, has been a driving force behind it.
My Company
My Company
McFarlane Telfer operates performance management reviews - job chats every six months which provides an opportunity to feedback on their role and involvement within the company as well as their own individual performance. This is also an opportunity to raise any feedback to their line manager. Less formally everyone has the opportunity to and is encouraged to feedback ideas, thoughts or ideas for improvement. These are acted on and investigated. Examples being reviews to the processes within the tablets the engineers use to a review of the HR database. Staff surveys are completed at least once during each year. A significant part of involving people in decisions is the Comms meetings which are monthly and involve all employees. Presentations are given by a range of people always welcomed by the MD. This is a genuine and established way they engage people and seek their feedback either during the meeting or during smaller workshops afterwards. They believe this is a truly innovative way to enable people to feedback ideas and suggestions in person. Feedback from new starters after their first Comms meeting is really positive, seeing the whole company together in one room. This does cost the business - engineers off the road for half a day a month, but this is viewed as an investment that works.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
McFarlane Telfer have monthly recognition awards "Shout Outs" which are to recognise any person who has gone out of their way to demonstrate the values which has made a positive impact on either a colleague or a customer. These are publicly announced during their monthly communications meetings and each person is recognised with a monetary award. Engineers' pay usually follows a clear structure upon joining to outline pay increments following successful completion of core qualifications. This is an incentive to pursue own learning and development which helps to create the right behaviours for engineers to take ownership and seek the next level. 

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 40% of senior managers are women

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

    Full family cover

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Dental Insurance
    Dental Insurance

    Dental insurance offer to all employees

Company Statistics

  • Staff Turnover:

    14%

  • Average Age:

    39

  • Earning £35,000+:

    40%

  • Staff:

    55

  • UK sites:

    751

  • Male : Female:

    80% / 20%

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