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Great bunch of guys

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not a bad place to work hours arnt to bad money could be a little better but overall ok. Great bunch of drivers who normally help each other. Just round the corner for me so very local.

Pros

close to home

Cons

money could b better
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Rubbish place of work

Poorly managed my manager ain't got a clue what's going on throughout half the day have to work in silence no atmosphere I wouldn't waste your time at this branch find a better and more efficient one you get no training just told to watch others and try and work it our for yourself you get No lunchbreak they expect you yo work it while eating I hated the place believe me you go same way working in this dump.

Pros

None what so ever

Cons

The Office staff
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The worst place to work ever

The work itself was easy however you have to beg your manager for everything including additional training because the trainer forgot to cover some part. Supervisors force you to breach data protection regulation on daily basis and when you disagree they are ready to get rid of you.

Pros

N/a

Cons

Rude management
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Interesting place to work loved it

Are very different way of working I loved every minute of it there are some cons but every job has that working 12 hours shift constantly busy apart from a few hours on the nightshift so if you want to relax and Job and then easy job this is not it but if you love hard work this is the job for you

Pros

Free staff meals employee benefits and discounts

Cons

Long hours rough seas
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Busy workplace. Management would show apprecistion

I complelty loved working for DFDS and sadly I only left because I wanted less hours. I also wanted less travelling time.my employee Forum duties where every time consuming.

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Excellent place to work ,

Loved working at Dfds , couldn’t recommend it more . I had a great degree of control and freedom within my job. I worked there full-time on a flexible schedule,

Pros

Good workplace culture

Cons

None
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Awful place to work

Poor management. Bullied and victimised. HR Department shocking. They dont care about their employees. They dont recognise peoples ability and encourage job progression itourmaline have a

Pros

hmm... none

Cons

Management
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fast past with teamwork encouraged

I have thoroughly enjoyed working for DFDS and it is only down to redundancy that I leave. This is a highly focused operation with diligence, and which requires excellent organizational skills, written and verbal communications and demanding time management. Provide regular shipping plans and updates to customers. Consult with the terminal and gate house staff to ensure shipments are received and prepared effectively utilizing space on the dockside and vessels. Manage shipping documents from dangerous goods notes, export accompanying documents with extensive knowledge of Destin8 system customs clearance system and CERS for hazardous goods. Facilitates and actions customs clearance and formalities. Create scheduled vessels into in house system for customer bookings to be entered. Compiling reports and activities/issues for the Operations manager of vessel utilization. Direct contact with customers worldwide to provide quick and accurate information regarding arrival and departure of vessels and goods. Achieved KPI's for the time sensitive shipments by continually monitoring cargo arrival of shipment times and liaising with customers and associated departments. Production of export accompanying documents and reporting when required

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Benefits

Cons

continental shift work including nights
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good place to work

enjoyed working for dfds , left for a promise of a better job which turned out to be a lie would go back if I could , good group of lads and management always available for any issues willing to listen

Pros

job, staff, work life balance

Cons

having to work weekends
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A steady place to work

On the whole DFDS is a good place to work. The long shifts can be very tiring but you are given enough time off to recuperate. Considering the unsocial hours, the pay could be better. Some team members could sour the overall morale of team and management never seemed to fully deal with those members.

Pros

A lot of time off

Cons

Unsocial hours worked
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No good as only income

Worked cash in hand people had cleaning contract for the ships , spoke to terrible no security of when to work avoid !! If weather bad you get no work at all , hours can run into early hours

Pros

Non

Cons

Terrible work hours
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Awful culture

Dont trust anybody.. your abilities have no bearing on promotion.. bullying culture right up to office level. Hypocritical.... old style 1980s management.. people in positions of power only because they have been there so long and not because they are qualified for the job...
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Money for Old Rope

Driving brand new cars, Jaguars, Range Rover, BMW’s, Mini’s, Volvo’s, Toyota’s, Kia’s, Opel’s, Vans, off and onto ships, 9 Seater vans to collect/drop you off. Friendly and helpful workforce, Great Management, Excellent Health & Safety attitude, PPE/Clothing supplied, Free parking on site. Night/Weekend allowances. Plenty of breaks paid for, (waiting for late ships to dock). Opportunity to apply for other jobs within the company
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Not a great job

the roles have been restructured since I left but I did not have a positive experience in working with this employer and would not recommend them to anyone
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Dfds

Hgv driver great place to work for good management always willing to help you highly recommend work not bad as they say rough with the smooth wagons all good trailers can be ball ache but it is what it is overall good to work for
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Ok

Ok company to work for just some staff members are absolutely terrible to say the least managers treat you like rubbish to be honest if you put your head down and take cheek well then it’s for u
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Uncertainty

The current structure of over-staffing with permanent part-time staff causes massive financial insecurity. Really nice office staff who are easy to get on with. Very easy job.
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good team spirit

DFDS offer training for various job roles such as HGV licence tug training and equipment as they use a wide range of different vehicles and loading equipment
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Look elsewere

Bad management, long poorly paid hours, poor condition equipment, contract is from slave era compared to any other, no holidays when needed, overall the wrong place to work. Stay away.
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Lack of communication

I have applied to work here over 2weeks ago as this would be a very good place to work, but I have not had any communication from DFDS or from indeed regarding any next stages. But thanks for listeny
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Respeito e a inter ajuda entre a gerência e os colegas foram muito importantes

O facto de ter de ir para fora da minha zona de conforto fez me crescer bastante interiormente.. a ajuda dos colegas e da gerência foram sempre importantes. A única desvantagem era ter de viajar bastante, e, trabalhar e dormir no local de trabalho ter de estar sempre alerta caso acontecesse algo. Outro lado bom era que trabalhava 2 semanas e as outras 2 vinha para casa.
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