Bristol Waste
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Been working here since Bristol waste started and saw the company going down since. The only good things are life-work ballance, from 6 - 14:18, loaders typically finishing earlier, so that's a big plus, there no punch in punch out system, but if there a lot of work on the floor, they can keep people waiting till 14:18, as it still time you are paid. Overtime after paid at 1,5 rate, make sure you write it down or take a picture of overtimesheet, because they've got ability to disappear and then you will change into beggar mode and try to recover it, good luck with that. There are a lot of funny and easy going guys, who really will help and sort out problems at work better than people in charge. Plus the day going faster if you have a good crew, so you can chat to someone and laugh. Saying about management they like to use their power to try to find something on you to penalize or discipline. Some people in charge are ok and some good managers forced to follow the order what incompetent from above said. Also there are a lot of directors with fat salaries who never show their faces to workers and noone knows who they are and not once Bristol waste had a genetal meeting where directors meet work staff for 7 years it exists, saying it all. But they regularly have a massive pay rise, some equivalent to loaders yearly wage and for us as workers Bristol waste started negotiation with unions with 1%, standart every time. Work could be phisically hard, especially recycling or refuse containers, street sweeping autumn when a lot of leaves... If you say your round is too big, they would - 


Rubbish will always exist, the job is indefinite


Rubbish, no light at the end of the tunnel ;)
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Bullied from supervisors.poor management.very stressfull place to work.poor comunication between management,supervisors and staff.

If you want a stressfull job this is for you.the hrs are ok but they always want payed per hr of work but always expect the work finished and if not you get a mouthfull.they have there favourits if your face dont fit they make your life misserable.we worked all through covid and was made to drive our vehicles out on the petrol allowance given and they gave us a £50 bonus.cost me hundreds of pounds in fuel.the company is terrible.


Aint any


Give them your all and its never enough.
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It's fine

It's cool working were I work at Bristol waste I enjoy my role and enjoy the team.Ive had or heard no bullieing just the normal man to man banter which you'll get in any role such as Bristol waste it's definitely one of them jobs don't like the banter don't do the job me personally love it


Good breaks
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Terrible management

Not a great place to work. Management is awful and the supervisors aren’t much better. Lots of bullying across the board. Seems like it’s every man for himself.


Good working hours


Poor management
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Awful management

Reasonable pay but awful management from the top down to supervisors. Some roles can be repetitive. Car parking if you're early enough. Overtime available daily


Overtime if you want it


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Busy filled days

i enjoyed working for Bristol Waste and there were opportunities to try different types of jobs. I worked at three different locations throughout Bristol.


30min - 1 hour lunch


some jobs were long hours
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This job was engaging and accepting of my young age, (this was done as work experience) and the employees were welcoming and helpful when I was struggling with tasks.
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its not a bad place to work but would not work there again

was long hours and was on my feet the whole day was unable to sit down as am out on the round recylecing all day the only time u can sit down is when you finished
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good team

friendly staff good company to work for only downfall was they just didn't help when I need it and also didn't give me a chance to finish my level 2 but apart from that good hours


excellent pay
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Fantastic Company

Fantastic company to work for would work for them again, good and strong leadership from senior management, very good culture, good job security good team structure
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good fun hard work

busy day early starts was very on going had many benifts to progress carrear as long as you keep your head down working life was simple.worked well with management and council
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not a fun place to work

It's ok if your face fits, they always find friends and family jobs.The hardest part of the job is working in bad weather, the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting people and being outside when the weather is good.


PPE was not up to standard for adverse weather conditions.
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this job a high level of fitness due to all the walking and lifting. used to be a good company but since being taken over has gone down hill fast. bad management.




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3.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.4 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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