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8.2 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 11 ratings in 2017)
"A strong and capable company on a global stage."
Pros: 
  • Graduates are given a high degree of flexibility with their working hours.
  • Members of management are regularly available and helpful.
  • Varied and high-level work is given to employees from an early stage.
  • While there is a hierarchical structure, it feels as though everybody is listened to as equals.
Cons: 
  • Some manufacturing sites can be located out of the way, leading to reduced social opportunities.
  • The company is growing so quickly that aspects of HR can feel stretched.
  • If travelling is required, it may mean time away from home.
  • The early training is considered to be good, but could be more structured.
Culture
8.4 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.8 / 10
 
Hours
8.4 / 10
 
Salary
7.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.5 / 10
 
 
Training
7.2 / 10
 

What insiders say about...

"Spend time on the application form and make sure that it's a good reflection of you...."

"The culture is pretty relaxed and there are no barriers between different levels..."

"My colleagues and I sit in a production office with our shift leader, which can be..."

"Kingspan is very flexible and you can manage your own hours. However, you have to..."

"I am very happy with the salary I am paid as a graduate."

"The best perks are the free gym, company car and plane tickets home every quarte..."

"What experiences have you learned from university that can be applied to working..."

"Every project involves a green initiative and Kingspan is a very environmentally..."

"You are linked with a mentor from a different division when you join the company...."

"There is no discrimination within the company. However, a lot of the senior management..."

"There is a clear opportunity for me to be promoted. In order to achieve this promotion..."

"The work is very fast paced and projects are turned around very quickly so you have..."

"We get to work as part of a global company so travelling is part of most roles."

"The structures of some of the departments can make it difficult to know who to approach..."

"The CEO of Kingspan owns one of the first Tesla super cars to enter Ireland. This..."

"You work hard but gain great experience and are supported at all levels."

"The size of the company, its year-on-year growth and the opportunities to work and..."

"I was part of the graduate programme, which was good training in terms of soft skills...."

"I would like the company to put more focus into robotics and artificial intelligence..."

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