DPD
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Hard work but if you are energetic and get a half decent round there is potential in this job. Senior management are just rubbish so any problems are not dealt with. Long hours are regularly involved.
Pros
Work alone.
Cons
Long hours, poor management.
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Poorly managed by people who don’t have a clue about how to improve their skills or how to improve the people who they are in charge of . If you want to spend your time creeping around your manager then you will get on but if you have more qualifications and knowledge you are on a downward spiral.
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Free uniform
Cons
Poor man management skill
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I would like to consider working there again but with a different agency like connect but dont know where to contact them as the people who work there are helpful and like to make sure you know what to do and have alot of trust in there employees
Pros
breaks 30 mins
Cons
traveling there
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Tell you your doing well but high turn over of staff instead of taking you on they get new staff in to avoid taking you on perm
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I worked for DpD at the Hebburn depot for 6 months through an agency,as a collections driver. I found both other drivers and shift managers a friendly group to work for and with. If asked to work for the company again I would go back with no hesitation
Pros
Drivers allowed to do their ownnavigation as long as loads areat depot in reasonable time.
Cons
Long hours but thats common in this business as it is in my taxi business
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18 months i worked within DPD as an ODF i did enjoy at times but shift managers are fast at turning back on you when they give you an option on how to raise your pay for the day,Shift managers give you an option then sit back like they didnt offer that option when stuff hits the fan.
Pros
Loved the money
Cons
Treated like dirt on their shoe
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Mangers nasty people or nice can’t work in it shout shout shout shout that alll they do never would I work there again all of them nasty Do go stay away
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I worked as night trunk C&E.Work life balance, forget it.Holidays when you want, again forget that too.Culture of disciplines and dismissal's, ask at interview how many drivers are currently suspended, tells you all you need to know.Set routes, with very little notice this can change, so your income can plummet or rise, usually plummeted.
Pros
its a job
Cons
Work into Christmas day, and out of New years day.
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Avoid at all costs. Worked here for 2 weeks, through agency, was one of the worst places for anyone to work. No clear instructions from supervisors and managers are all miserable buggers that love to show power over all their employees.Did nothing but work hard here, just for the manager to come lying to me saying 'I havent been following orders' , as an excuse to get rid, because work was starting to run low. Employees are not valued and are replaced daily.I was also left chasing my last week pay for over a month, via my agency, leading to no end of hassel.
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I'm an experienced LGV driver who now works for DPD Linehaul from the Durham depot. This is the best LGV job I've had, management are polite, efficient and respectful - very different to 'haulage'!! The pay rates are excellent and the benefits are like nothing I've had in the past; hampers, Xmas perks, diaries etc. I've worked in transport for 30 years and this is the cleanest, best rewarded and most dynamic place I've worked - they actually say 'thank you"!!, beats being ignored in the 'old school' transport offices. Only one suggestion, communication between departments at the Hub could be improved - DPD, highly recommended
Pros
Terms and Conditions, Positive Culture, Huge International Presence With Security
Cons
None
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They will make you feel like you are the best delivery driver in the world and promise you everything and ironically deliver you none of what they promise. Management are kids who talk to people with no respect, they have values that they all go completely against. If your a favourite you might get a DPD cup but be expected to be asked to do more. Self employed insurance is more expensive then owing a Ferrari and they will cap you on your earnings being self employed is not self employed if your off you either get points on a licence or you have to get another driver to cover your route, no one follows the rules but if you don’t you will be punished but everyone else has reason why they don’t have to follow. Your holiday requests will be denied if your not liked by management. Management change all the time because they couldn’t even sell ice to an eskimo, collection customers are not looked after if a driver doesn’t collect and the company ring DPD depot the depot will just ignore. Debrief procedure is a massive waiting game. The belts always brake so you will never unload your van quick and always leave the depot late in the morning as the warehouse team don’t co—operate with drivers they just do what they want. If they don’t like you they will man manage you out, don’t ever get a job here near Christmas if you think your gunna have a permanent job as they will Chuck you out January maybe early feb (within probation even if your good) they will take you off your route just as you have got it down to a tee and built rapport with your customers. The further you drive away from - more...
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None
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Everything
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Very unorganised and dated in the sortation methods.Lots of walking from a belt to a cage where the freight would go.Management couldn't organise drinks at a free bar.
Pros
Good money
Cons
Poor management
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Management is shocking wouldn't advise working here especially in house as the managers haven't a clue what's going on half the time. The cleaners know more on what's going on and that's saying something wouldn't advise working here.
Pros
Free vending drinks on a weekend
Cons
Poor management
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It was amazing experience within the attachments with my work as well as my friend who i got in dpd. The all staff members are very friendly and always supportive.
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No
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No
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No two days are the same, dpd are very customer focused don’t care about you if you’re ill and need time off they charge you £150 a day for not turning up to work. This job is not for everyone. Environment is hardworking one you must be self motivated can be stressful.
Pros
Being on time and great customer service
Cons
Can be long hours
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I would not recommend working here, they push you to you're limits, try to make you work 7 days a week, disrespectful, do not pay wages and do not care about staff
Pros
None
Cons
Push too hard on staff.
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I worked at the Oldbury depot and it was a horrible place to work especially as a agency worker Pay was below minimum wage they expected you to know everything in 1 day you get a 30mins break a day it took 5mins to get through carpark and 5mins back so that's 10mins of your break gone the first day I joined they forgot it was my break time so i had my break a hour and half late then they expect the permanent workers to show you how to do your job but then they get wary because they think if they slack their jobs on the line I worked for a week then physically and mentally couldn't take it no more so I left I can't speak for the permanent workers but if your agency wouldn't advice it unless it's driving a dpd van
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Long hours, stressful job, no help, bad management, bad work colleagues
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Worst place I ever worked from day 1 you have a dart board on your back they punish you for infringements make their own rules move bank holidays to suit them make you double man on xmas eve drinking to the hubs empty coming back empty on xmas day not an enjoyable place to be managers stress and take it out on the next driver that walks through the door swop shifts with no notice dont acknowledge you unless you have done something wrong please avoid if you have any morals about yourself dont be treated like a door mat
Pros
Free water
Cons
Long hours no life
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Did don't do a DBS check on you the staff don't speak English and the manager will not let you no if you have a shift and the pay is by the hour you work in the cold and your break is at 04:30 till 05:00 that's the only lunch break you have
Pros
No food on site
Cons
Very long hours
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Don’t work on dpd they just use you the managers just want u fail so they look good they teat agents staff like u dirty and they give u no training what so ever so when u make mistake they can shout at you and if you not not engish even tho u were born in England and make u sit on your own because because they say u carry Covid 19 I just wanted to😥😥😥 and employee’s are just bad don’t work their at stoke dpd
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None
Cons
When u leave
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For such an easy job eg parcel delivery DPD make it very difficult. Long hours, really hard work, no social life during working days. The company doesn't care about you or your wellbeing. They promise you the world and give you nothing, they just tell you what they want you to hear.If you want to break your body down slowly over time then you should work hereFor such an easy job the stress that comes with it seriously make it not worth a second thought.Do not work here if you have any value for your own health and safety as it means nothing to them!
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None
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Alot
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