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Not the best and not the worst Pay could have been better for the amount of work you need to do Management is clueless of what’s going on in the warehouse
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Not what it says on the Tin

Pointless routes, zero support, no accountability, favoritism single driver pushed to the bottom of the pile, no one responds to calls constantly fobbed off....... the list is long
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need new and younger managers

old managers old mindsets that is what I think and there needs to be more efficiency at depot with someone loading the van before drivers gets there which would show team work makes the dream work.
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You will be fully responsible for sorting scanning palletising & loading all parcels for your route. 150-200 parcels & 40-50 stops will be the norm. You won’t get any help. You will also be responsible for off loading all collections on your return to depot. Again with no help, Handballed onto a conveyor belt. Min shift around 10.5 hours. Very physical job. Very little time spent driving, around 30 miles per day. Management will not give any support but very quick to criticise & apply pressure to do more. You’ll be a parcel sorter & warehouse Op just as much as a driver. You have been warned.
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Hard work

Stay away just do that trust me . They expect way too much of you and you get paid per delivery. Missing a delivery just means you won’t get paid so what’s the point
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Poor and lazy management

Every thing is good apart from pay and management. Management is there to pick your mistakes and blame you for everything possible they are not there to help everyday is new rules. They want drivers to work like robots


No pros
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A very fast paced work environment.

A very fast paced work environment. Not bad for me because I have the strength and knowledge around jobs like this, however I won’t recommend the job for anyone who is not strong enough, easily gets emotional and has health conditions.
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Heavy lifting, working hours diferent.

Heavy lifting, working hours diferent every day, hourly pay not match minimum pay per hour, problem solving on your own and if you lose parcel you pay for it.
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Great place to work, solid pay and staff. Sometimes give away free food if the week has gone well. Clean facilities that are easy to navigate and even if you are confused everyone is happy to help you out.
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Long hours

Long hours.. Management don't care. Horrible place to work. Devices don't work in the rain. All management care about is the parcels. The voice of the drivers is never heard.
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Not bad but needs improvement

Not bad but needs improvements. Micromanaging at dpd is the norm. Also managers confused and don’t seem to know what’s going on. The is no progression but overall can put head down.




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Stressful and disorganised

I would rather not comment as the company is extremely disorganised. Management is completely detached from workers. In general I wouldn't recommend to join dpd.
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Okay if your face fits

Little to no work for us, No logic to working there, unnecessary mind numbing jobs! Made to feel unimportant by Management in hub 5!


Shift hours when we got them, Facilities reasonable, Hub 4 was nice to work at, Staff friendly


Unnecessary observation from management, Inappropriate expectations of jobs we weren't trained for, Hard work was not acknowledged, Made to feel like a number not a name, Turned away without notice on arrival on several occasions due to miscommunication
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Good pay

Good pay....more you work, more you earnSome days long hours, but overal decent being on road if you enjoy itLoading early morning in cold sometimes an issue, but nothing to bother too much about...once on road, a place to enjoy alone and get work done
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No very good company to work for

If you have any problems the managerment pass the book and things never get sorted out so most people just leave the company manager to not answar there phone so you are stuck out there on your own


Nice uniform


Long hours poor management
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Work life balance not good, place is chaotic

Monday to Friday your parcels are supposed to be in a certain place, most of them are but then you have to run around trying to find the rest as it will be mixed in with someone elses route, or in a place it shouldn't be. Saturday and Sunday its chaos your parcels are everywhere, you'll have one in the middle of the warehouse that you've been looking for for 3 hours. I've spent 3 hours looking for parcels that management wont remove from my list and they expect you to keep within your time. Their satnav is rubbish it will at least once or twice a shift minimum take you to the wrong street so make sure you have a smartphone, Some managers talk to you like dirt but cant handle it when you speak the same way back to them. You start at 7am and can finish at 7pm, you get paid per parcel you deliver. They dont keep you on the same route so you never get to know your route


Some funny characters


Absolutely everything
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It was a good experience

A meaningful experience that lasted for about a week or two .. everything was god except the manager that was miss behaving at everyone around him at the work place
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Only paid for hours working. Not for getting to work or going through security. Also they are selective on who works, not first come. Also if you get

There for 4pm starting at 5, you might not get in but have to wait for next shift which is not paid for. My advice, avoid like it's the Corona Virus! Slave labour and unfair pay.
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Self Employed -- Not in the slightest

As an Odf you are treated as employed, you are told where you are working and when you are working, they take a day off you in the week and expect you to work weekends to make this up to cover the costs of the van lease before you earn anything. No set wage you never know what you will earn or how much work you will have, No paid holiday, You certainly are not your own boss. Stay well clear and dont fall for the blueprint and promises like I did. Too much pressure for what you earn which Isnt much more than an employed driver once everything is calculated and worked out.
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Master's of double standard

Disgusting ways in which members of management speak to drivers and the culture in which people of different colours are treated is appalling to say the least
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Poor work

Do not recommend these to any one the treat workers really bad . No one knows what there doing on the management side And half of the drivers do what they want there's not lead from anyone there I worked there bout a month and was treated so poorly always messing up wages talk to staff like there at the bottom
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2.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.3 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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