Offices & Dress
Is there a dress code at your firm?
Generally bright and clean with kitchen facilities supplied with free tea/coffee/milk. Office close to town which is very convenient and several bus routes and car parking nearby. Dress code is smart Mon-Thurs and casual clothes on Friday.Graduate, BasingstokeHelpful?
Dress code is smart (Shirt, tie, and trousers) Mon - Thurs. Friday is a dress down day. The offices are very bright and airy but the equipment used is a little bit dated.Graduate, TemplecombeHelpful?
The office is very spacious, location is good with a 10 minute walk to town, there are shower facilities and a lot of parking available.Graduate, BasingstokeHelpful?
It depends on the office. The Cheadle (Manchester) office is rather run down and is in the process of being renovated. It isn't in the perfect location, but is fairly easy to get to. The facilities are not great. Dress code is business casual (no tie required) for Monday-Thursday and on Friday we have dress down day.Graduate, ManchesterHelpful?
The offices are a great environment to work in, having previously worked at the Gatwick road site; it’s now a pleasure to come into work each day and the facilities are excellent. The location is not though, I guess it could be worse but as a commuter, being so far from mainline station is hard as it means either a long walk or an extra expense of a bus! The dress code is smart casual which makes a nice relaxed working environment.Software Engineer, CrawleyHelpful?
We have relaxed smart working dress with ‘dress down Fridays’. Offices are generally well kept and modern, and the IT facilities are adequate most of the time.Software Engineer, BasingstokeHelpful?
The office is very modern with good facilities. However, there is a desk sharing policy due to having more employees than desks. This is frustrating for individuals who are not assigned permanent desks. The dress code is fairly relaxed, I wear trousers and a shirt most days except 'dress down' Fridays.Systems Engineer, CrawleyHelpful?
The Crawley site is very impressive. Opened in early 2009, the buildings are modern, airy and light. Our site offers a gym (though not terribly impressive), Costa Coffee outlets and a restaurant/canteen (Hot lunches for around £3-£4, sandwiches for £2-£3). Green travel is encouraged (car sharing, buses, bikes), though mostly due to the somewhat limited parking on site!Software Engineer, CrawleyHelpful?
The company is governed by a charter which covers things like not being allowed to drink water at your desk. Yet whilst it can seem restrictive, these things have usually come from some sort of sound reasoning. For instance, not being able to drink water at your desk forces you to take a break and usually have a chat with colleagues over a coffee. Dress code is formal Monday – Thursday with a dress down half day on Friday. The half day is a great idea and really makes the week seem that little bit shorter.Software Engineer, GlasgowHelpful?
Being more of a high tech company, more of what we do is now in shiny offices, with employees wearing suits, but we still have manufacturing and development facilities, where lab-coats and special clothing is required. We also visit customer sites regularly so we could find ourselves pretty much anywhere, including aircraft and ships! Fridays are dress down days.Systems Engineer, CrawleyHelpful?
The Glasgow site is relatively new and in a decent location out of the city centre. Eating and drinking at desks (even water) is strictly prohibited for some reason, which is extremely annoying. Dress code is unofficial. Standard shirt and tie for many, but this is relaxed. Many factory workers are casual all week.Bid Manager, GlasgowHelpful?
The site in my opinion is second to none. Purpose-built over 15 years ago, it still looks modern and inviting. It consists of a very large open plan office on 2 levels with good natural light in one half, and also an extensive manufacturing facility where we put together all our specialist products in the other. Because of the size of the facility (~800 employees), it allows the company to provide an excellent and varied canteen. We also have a garden outside for sitting in during the summer. The dress code is relatively smart but largely up to the employee depending on their preferences/role. Some wear only an open shirt, while others wear suits, and everyone wears casual jeans, etc. Every Friday (obviously unless meeting customers)Electronic Engineer, GlasgowHelpful?
Office is relatively new and vast in size. There is a very large manufacturing area at the back, with open plan offices at the front with huge windows letting in lots of light. Location is okay; about 15 minutes drive from city centre. Dress code is business dress, which is suit trousers and shirt for gents (tie encouraged but as far as I'm aware is optional). Wearing a blazer is l not necessary. Smart business attire for ladies is recommended.Mechanical Engineer, GlasgowHelpful?
The office is situated near the M4 and is on a main bus route into the town centre and train station. The office is slowly being redecorated. The main open plan office decor is dated, but we have plenty of desk space. The dress code is smart casual with dress-down Fridays. Suits are only worn when meeting customers or performing interviews.Graduate, Senior EngineerHelpful?
We are currently moving from an old prisoner of war camp in Wells (bit ramshackle, but lovely commute through the countryside, and everybody's happy here) to a new build in Bristol (much nicer building, but horrendous commute which is responsible for many people leaving). The facilities are fine and dress code is business attire Monday – Thursday and dress down on Friday. The business attire is not always observed by the engineers!Graduate, Commercial Officer, WellsHelpful?
Current facilities are perfectly fine and easy to get to. As this relocated later in the year I can’t comment how this will be in the future. There isn’t an enforced dress code. Anything from jeans and t-shirt to full suit is fine. I wear shirt and tie by choice, though if I decide to cycle to work after the site move I would go more casually.Graduate, Hardware Engineer, WellsHelpful?