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Worked here for ten years or more. bent over backward to help out with non stop call outs and paid poorly for it. First Manager was great but the following was just a power drunk fool. Promotion was by who you knew not by your skills and what you knew. Just another Company giving bull to the main contractor and covering for not meeting their duty. It could be a good place to work but you have to be one of the chosen few and willing to lick, you know. Being old school I expect the management to know what they are doing. Cross them and you are history.
In the office, was very enjoyable, every one got on so well. Out on the street I enjoyed it, people I work with were very good in the whole.
I work in the office to cover maternity leave, which was great fun, every one got on so well. I was left to get on with it most of the time, and the work was easy to do. When the office work finished I went out as a street cleaner, I was on a few different routes and work with a lot of different people, the route were very good all planed so well, I like working the sea front the best, and the line managers were great. I learnt how much rubbish was left on Portsmouth street some thing I had not noticed in the past. The hardest part of the job was when I got told I was going to be redundant, I did continue the sea front for another season, but was not asked back after that.
I was very disappointed with the way the company operates. I think I found out if the face does not fit you are out. I felt management were very poor especially my line manager They had no people skills I felt i felt my ability was questioned and slot was put on me to pick up and learn. I did start to settle in but felt I was being bullied by my line manager and there were a lot whispers going around and I did not feel I was treated in the same manner as the other team member.
You can work like a horse and/or allow yourself to effectively become worked into the ground... You can easily find yourself becoming enslaved. No job profiling, no training needs analysis, no appraisal process... It's incoherent and unsatisfactory.
The work is not rocket science and can be easily achieved. You are pretty much left up to your own devices which is fine but the downside is that the shirkers are never sorted out Like with any Company, there are issues, overall though, I think it is a great place to work!
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at colas it wasnt very good myself and another young man started together as appritships and we wernt shown what to do at all often just left stood their doing nothing no on wanted to teach us.
working away alot.
my typical day involved cleaning the streets. wasnt fun and was extrememly dirty. the publics perception of me due to the job in which i was doing was the hardest part to get over. the management where pretty good although a couple of members of staff where biased in specific ways due to family relations or friendships and was frustrating for everyone else.
Picked up for work
Long hours, public perception of the job, the job itself
generally a good company, would still work there but looking to balance my home life out more. going through cut backs but still managing to keep the guys on which is good.
12 days on 2 off one of which is a travel day back away
They are not loyal to employees that have worked there for many years, they like to find ways to push people out then change the job role and readvertise, Cornwall quarries is very much who fits in and family orientated managers like to hire their family members in the business. Managers delegate work all the time whilst doing nothing, poorly run place.