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Load and unload van in morning and deliver parcels for not much money. Be careful of leaving parcels unattended as claims happen very quickly and can cost you!
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AVOID this company

The depot is unorganised, you can’t load your van in good time as the parcels could be anywhere and difficult to find.Long hours too , you have no idea to what time , you’ll be home? Probably looking at a 12hr + day.With a salary, that doesn’t reflect it.It’s winter now and so under no circumstances, lease an electric van as the range, will probably last you just a solitary day.That’s because you’ll be using the heater more as it’s colder& it eat’s into the electric massively.As for the money , well it’s below the minimum wage, once you’ve paid out for the van / fuel etc.Unless you’re going to break your back & work 7 days or deliver even more parcels, in what is an overloaded van.As for support from your so called superiors There’s no empathy, all they care about, is that you are delivering on time. The only time they’ll actually call you, is when you’re not It was obvious they just don’t care.AVOID-
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You get overworked. Most people at dpd have no work life balance and you literally see people’s health deteriorating. It’s kinda soul drainung. Good for part time not good for long term
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Don't bother

Don't do it simple as they will work u to the bone and soon as u start to slow down there get shot of u your just a number in there books simple as no work life balance and if u gota work if and wen they say or u lose work
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Awful place to qork

If you like being spoke to like garbage, then DPD is the perfect place to work. Management is lacking in job appropriate skills. Workload is too much which results in being burnt out. Money isnt as good as it seems
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No management skills at all don't care about you or any staff force you to do extra collection or force you off the road next day money has gone down
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poor management of drivers and staff.

The job itself wasn't too bad but there was a lot of favouritism going on and certain people would cherry pick their routes. I wouldn't recommend this.
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decent work

the job was a good job, the hours worked out good for me , doing 6 -8 hr shifts 120 a day over a 5 day week. full use of the van when off work, which was also a bonus.
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Enjoyable work

Coming from being a self employed heating engineer this job was an absolute breeze.The only downside is unloading once or possibly twice a day.This will probably change at busy times
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Good company for long stay. Job is not too hard. Working hours ok. Some parcels are very heavy. Nice Crew. Health and safety. Lovely atmosphere, everyone are kind for you
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Typical mutidrop job

This job is not for everyone. If you have a delivery driver background then you may do well. It can be extremely stressful and they always want more from you.
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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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Good money if you have a route other wise they will ask you to work somewhere else

I worked with Dpd training is great. But work can be very stressful in the sense of you finish dropping parcels around 1 in the afternoon you will at least 1 delivery to deliver at 5-6 or 4-5. It called precise it mess up your day. Some of the shift managers are really good but some will make fun of you.
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Tough but can be enjoyable

Can be tough as you are timed so when you are running behind it can get stressful. However if your day is going well it can be enjoyable. I suppose the longer you are there the easier it will get I was only there a few months
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Terrible place to work. Unorganised and clicky. Poor communication and management. Extremely long hours for rubbish money. Avoid at all costs!!!!!!!!!
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Every morning we full of pressure and stressed they make changing with out consulting and forced on us wither we like it or not

Every day is a different day with different challenges once we are out about delivering we meet all sorts of people some nasty but there are most good people we have to laugh and joke with and move on with the work we learned every society has problems. The managed ment has the task they only looking at their number to show how good a job they doing workplace culture is okay we just get on with it the hard part of the job is being very responsible b being alert and be safe carefully and looking out for things unexpected things the most enjoyable part of the job is meeting people all sort of background different culture of the world. having lough and talking about problems of the world and politics.


occasionally we are offered lunch breakfast.


yes long hours
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One of the best

Great company, can take extra hours if you want always work available, everyone is friendly in line haul, always drivers you can ask for advice from !
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Okay but not great

Not great to work for as you are self employed they just one day tell you they don’t need you anymore then you have to find something quickly. Not good when you have bills to pay.
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Just a Number

Shift managers are clueless , expect drivers to do so much more than standard just to improve themselves to the bigger bosses .. shifters haven’t even driven a van and driving regulations are out the window
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Not bad

Not bad place to work, pay isn't the best, but where is today, not bad multi drop delivery driver, hard work though, driving all day, give it a go and see what you think
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partivo tutte le mattine alle 5,1 ora di macchina andata e tornavo alle 20 di sera

non venivo pagato per tutte le consegne che facevo , da dicembre tutte le settimane i soldi diminuivano in totale1400 £ lavoravo 12 ore e mettevo benzina nel furgone e il venerdi molte volte non mi pagavano,cosi sono stato costretto a non andare piu' al lavoro
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Based on 2,414 reviews

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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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