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Terrible place to work

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a typical day at work:Having management call you to the office every 2 minutes because they are incompetentwhat you learned:nothing transferablemanagement:Non-existent and passed down.the hardest part of the job:Entering the buildingthe most enjoyable part of the job:Nothing

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Nothing.

Cons

alot.
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Disgraceful

Shambles of a company to work for wages never correct always same people getting called to checkouts because other staff refuse equipment faulty rats the size of cats wondering about management were relaxed in the warehouse customers run the place there attitude is pathetic and they treat the female staff like dirt on there shoe. And management just laugh it off certain staff tell management how to run the place.

Pros

Free bread

Cons

Everything
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Absolute disgraceful company to work for!!!!!!!

Bestway/ batleys do not work here! This is the worst company I have personally ever worked for! Batleys edinburgh newbridge your underpaid (if they pay you right at all) and definately over worked for the wage you receive! To be paid wrong 6 7 8 times and be told we have 60 depots is the attitude you get!!!

Pros

None

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Everything
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Stay well away

Stressful place to work, expect you to work overtime which you're not paid for, management couldn't manage a drink up in a brewery, they only look out for their own... Expect you to work two people's jobs on your own and get no help when you tell them you're struggling, it's a very stressful place to work unless you're liked by management then you'll get away with everything as someone else will get the blame for it..

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None

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Too many to list
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Productive and fun place area

Easy and fun place .easy moving and easy work.very easy to take holidays .management is so nice.every body is helpful for others.seniors are so nice.cash point is safe place to work aswel.i had good experience overall.
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Avoid if you don't want to work for free

Managment are clueless with no man management skills bullyboy tactics are the only way they workGood place if you like to work free fridays frequentlySome other drivers are good for helpingIf you speak your mind this is not the place for youThey dont care about employees health and saftey

Pros

Leaving

Cons

Managment
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Not enough staff

They do not employ enough staff for the work load they expect you to do which is an unrealistic and keeps increasing .They just want you to work faster and faster and when you make mistakes because of you having to rush you then get a telling off.There's no parking on site and you have to park on the road which is busy putting your car at risk ,there was a tv in the canteen but that got took away because the said they did not have a performing rights licence ,no free Wi-Fi ethier.Not enough equipment to be able to do your job probably and they do no like sending any money on the business.

Pros

None

Cons

Too many to mention
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Park Royal

Would never work there ever again, two faced people, they say your good and chat behind your back. Worse place ever to work for, especially at the head office, you will work there and one year later they get rid of you. I recommend no person should work for a such an awful business. Negative all the time and waste if time.

Pros

None

Cons

I can explain Loads
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Shocking!

One rule for one! If your face fits or you have t*ts you’ll go far and become a favorite.Bullies & backstabbers work there! Paid low, stripped of any perks other jobs may provide you with. If your a worker expect to be pushed! If you are known not to work, expect to me left to do just that. A very depressing place that brings on any mental health/anixety issues. Jobs position and titles will be ‘created’ for certain people others will be off sick for months and play the system and get away with it. The place is a utter shambles & needs a whole new restructure.

Pros

Working hours

Cons

Everything else!
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Bestway Distribution Centre Coventry

As warehousing goes it a good place to work, I found the team work to be excellent, it can be hard work at times, and like any Distribution centres you have targets to hit, which are achievable. I found the management to be be supportive and extremely helpful. Yes like any place you always get one or two managers who have no social skills, and Bestways are not exempted, One of the operations managers can make it difficult for you, if you are seen talking to the wrong person/s. Take that one manager out of the equation, overall the manager team are good. The building has two parts, old and new, has I hope you can appreciate the old side, needs TLC, but I've worked in alot worse places. If you are looking for a lite work load, this isn't the place for you. Me personally I loved working there, If haven't had to relocate, I am sure I would still be there.

Pros

No weekend working

Cons

Can be a heavy workload
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Very stressful

I worked in this place for a year and found the manager to have his favourites he made my life miserable I was glad to leave . The manager has his favourites to promote . Made his male colleagues get promotion talked down to women
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Fast paced working environment

Good management, fast paced work, rewarding reaching targets, some times working under pressure to meet deadlines, develop communication and customer service skills
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Best way to do things is not the best way

You have to leave your head and shoulders at the gate nuff said I think basically a modern day slave 100%and for old money like you are prewar baby way back in time.mad mad place
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Needs improvement

No training provided health and safety concerns oppressive practices and as a result of poor stock flow and rotation due to incompetent management confusion insues
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Worst

People are the worst thing about it and the managers are moody and think we don’t do anything instead make us do dog work Can’t even go toilet without getting annoche

Pros

Not good

Cons

Bad
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Management have no clue

The area manager talks to you like your stupid, Inherited a van which was poor,with out of date stock , I didn't get enough training where other guy who started at the same time ,there was someone out with him every week helping him , Van's are faulty ,broke down at 9.30am had to get a taxi home after 10 hours of waiting, then got recovered day after 27 hours it took.ipads faulty , only interested in larger rounds, other members of staff taking photos of you grasping you up for stupid things .
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Wouldn't recommend to my worse enemy

Stay clear of this company , your be working 12 hours a day only paid for 8, extremely poor management, poor stock levels, wouldn't recommend to anyone who wants a career in sales.
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Coventry Tile Hill Depot DOG HOLE

The whole place absolutely everything is terrible about the Coventry depot. The management are poor none of them have people skills they talk to you like your worthless, they expect a high workload, you have next to no equipment to do your job the scanners are all broken the warehouse floor is shambolic you drive on better roads!! forklift driver's dont do the work they are supposed to do they drive like idiots wont be long till someone is killed I seen a cleaner get hit by a counterbalance. It is covered with rodents and rats you will see them in the warehouse regular. They only favour their favourite people who get away with doing no work everyday ive witnessed it myself, a lot of favouritism at this depot, managers like to use bully tactics agsinst you at every opportunity. You ask for a holiday and you have to explain why you want the holiday what your doing with your time off its not a good place to work with bad management running the place. Bestway is the worst place ill ever work the people who run it and the people who run coventry depot in tile hill dont have a clue.
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very hard to work for.

a very hard place to work for, i wouldn't know what i was doing one day from the next i was employed as a drivers mate to them be told i would be working on tills, i had no notice of this job role change also this was not the job i applied for,
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Aintree depot

It is a chance to learn new skills within the customer service industry. However as a company it is pretty shocking. There are limited and poor facilities for the staff. There is no incentive for staff to do well. The management take advantage of hard working employees by using them more and expecting more work. Favouritism is rife with certain staff getting away with doing sod all and others getting bullied almost. The customers speak to staff like rubbish and the management do nothing to stop it. All this for minimum wage.
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Worstway not Bestway

As many Wholesalers and Retailers are embracing the changing way customers shop and recognising the value and importance their People play in ensuring continued success, Bestway seems to be adopting a particularly harsh approach to cost saving and are culling headcount dramatically. There is no People agenda. The depots struggle to recruit good employees as the pay is poor as can be the working conditions in some areas. There is sadly a lack of recognising good workers and giving clear direction as to what roles entail as many Depot workers are expected to do anything and everything, many therefore leave after a few days. Head Office has reversed on any form of flexible working, instead of embracing the trust and autonomy good workers wish to receive there is now a micro management approach, Big Brother is watching! Location isn't great if you don't live near HQ and morale is at an all time low. Communication is often very poor and nothing gets embedded properly. Opinions can be offered but nothing is ever done with them as only a select few individuals ever get heard. The Van Sales Team are doing their best to survive tough targets and operate under a different management team, many of which do know what good looks like. If you are considering joining the Bestway Wholesale Team then ensure you know exactly what is expected of you before accepting!
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