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About Whale Water Systems


What is it like to work for Whale Water Systems

Leadership
Leadership
The company is moving to new premises in December of this year and the Senior Team has included everyone in the plans for the new factory. Employees have been shown the plans from an early stage and have been taken in Groups to the new factory and have had considerable input to the layout of their working area. Patrick Hurst the MD has great rapport with employees. He communicates regularly with the entire workforce and while employees are informed of serious issues; there is goodwill and light-hearted banter at these sessions. He really cares about all the employees and looks on them as extended family. He is trusted and respected by all and this is very evident when they get feedback from employees. He has an open door policy and often employees drop by for a chat with him because he is so well liked. He meets personally with all new employees.

Wellbeing
Wellbeing
The organisation seeks to enhance the wellbeing of their employees. They have annual check-ups with an Occupational Health nurse checking lung function, hearing, skin, blood pressure, cholesterol and weight. They also gave free vouchers for flu vaccinations and eye tests are paid for by the company and a substantial allowance is given towards spectacles.

Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The organisation encourages employees to take part in raising funds for charity. They normally match what they raise up to approximately £500 but in special circumstances, such as natural disasters, they have given £10 for every £1 raised by employees up to a maximum of £5000. As well as this the company would subsidise fund raising activities by way of supplying food and prizes for raffles. The company has a Charitable Trust where 10% of the company's profits go to different charities, mainly to help third world countries. They continue to support a hospital and school in Burkina Faso and a Children's Recovery Unit in the Philippines. Money is also given to support missionaries working in third world countries. The workforce are very generous and caring and are always doing collections for charity and taking part in charity events to raise money. Recently when one of their employees who was terminally ill was in hospital receiving treatment, the employees and the company raised money for the cancer ward of the hospital. They had a company BBQ which raised £1000 and with a whip round and company sponsorship the final total was nearly £2000.

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Benefits:

  • Holidays
    Holidays

    Companies offering a minimum of 25 days annual leave

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    10%

  • Staff:

    153

  • Average Age:

    42

  • UK sites:

    6

  • Staff Turnover:

    6%

  • Male : Female:

    76% / 24%

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