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The following is a Graduate Review for Essentra.

Essentra scores 3.3/5 based on 58 reviews.

All reviews are based exclusively on results of feedback from employees from Essentra. Employees are asked to rate Essentra on a wide range of work place topics, which is broken down through star ratings on the right hand side.

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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?


Varied and interesting challenges, the ability to pursue what I think is important, investment in my development and travel opportunities.


There's a lack of framework for approaching projects in my department, people approach as they see fit, which I worry might cause issues with project success or the timely delivery of projects. Second would be a lack of goals or targets to work to, I'm given a project but no deadline, or sometimes without a cost or strict specification. Overall I think there could be a little more formality which would hopefully improve success and satisfactory delivery of project objectives.

What is the annual salary for this role?

Starting salary: £25,000 - £27,000

Current salary: £25,000 - £27,000

What hours do you actually work, on average?

Start: 08:30

Finish: 17:00

What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?

Be honest and demonstrate what you can offer with thorough examples. Prepare for the classic test including; numerical, verbal and analytical reasoning assessments, as well as some other competency tests, there are quite a few of them.

Do you have any interview tips?

They were mostly interested in your management experience, attitudes in the work place and general approach such as how you prioritise, introduce change and resolve conflict. In addition I would recommend that you practice your presentation skills and make sure you contribute productively in group activities without bulldozing anyone, try and facilitate participation from others.

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