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If your face fits you'll do well. Long termers get all the best most lucrative routes. If you don't fit, you'll get a different route each day. And on most occasions it will be the lowest paid route
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Odf

do not work for this company, they will try every day to still your money ,they will told you that parcel disappear a moth or 2 early and force you to pay, jobs is never guaranteed you will turn back home 2 to 3 days a week or the let you go out on a route of 120/150 miles that if you are lucky you will finish around 10pm, they tell you to start at 7 am and sometimes you have to wait until 9;30 for start load your van.....worst company ever......
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Long hours , bad management etc

Promise of a route which was taken away from me and then given scraps from all different postcodes Which resulted in extra driving hours and more expensive days and wear and tear.On average u are working 12-14h a day for 90£ and any complaints from customers u are paying from your pocket and so on . Worst place to work

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Management are dogs

The management are dogs getting drivers put off the road by someone with no mot credentials, all about the brand. Tell drivers to use different postcodes further away from their area if on the sliding scale contracts to bump up their miles then sit back and say nothing when drivers are getting sacked right left and centre this was at their tannochside depot!!

Pros

Decent pay but well worked for it!!

Cons

Management needs redding out
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Don't do it

Was told its self employed but it definitely isn't. People in the warehouse are rude, not helpful.You go in the morning you have to chase 4 shift managers to get finally your route, sometimes there is no route set up and you will have to wait 45 minutes.Parcels are all over the place, shift mangers want all the parcels gone they don't care about the drivers and how much fuel they have to spend. I was given an evening parcel to do which the evening drivers just leave on the warehouse from the previous evening. The pay is not worth it, you will be knackered by Day 3. Shift managers have their favourite drivers who get the good routes, all the other and new drivers get dumped with the rest. Modern Day slavery!!!!!!!!

Pros

Leaving DPD

Cons

Nothing
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Would never recommend this company their management style is of bullying and intimidation. They promise the world at the startup stage but you never make what they say. They work on a points based system for service levels so if you do something wrong you get a minimum of 3 points if you accrue 21 points in a year it results in termination of contract. Stay well clear!!

Pros

None

Cons

Bullying long hours no respect for drivers
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Excellent company

I’m a very experienced multidrop driver, the more you deliver the more you earn. Great company to work for and looked after. A lot of new drivers struggle to pick it up and then blame the company for the fact they cannot do the job. Lots of rewards to be had, amazing award which I have two of. Bonuses for hitting etas. The job is what you make of it.
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Its not balance between work and life they treat us like a donkey

No one responsible for them mistakes, but if you do mistake its gonna be like crime ,management is sheet ,no systematic work, any ti.e they kick you, No security for job
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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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well where to begin

Better off going employed rather then ODF, as you only get paid for successful delivery's, you also don't get paid for time on the road or in the depot.
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The worst place to work

Basically you are self employed for all the payments but you work where, how and when they say it. You have not control about the hours, the route or the days. You won't be at home, specially in Christmas. The hours you spend in the depot are unpaid. You just get paid per signature.
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Same as any courier company

Still paying what they did 20 years ago.mangement are of limited know how and aim to stand drivers down than to reward and praise .poor management .they use poor technology.
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Former long termed

Used to be a great place to work but over the years it deteriorated due to rate cuts and spineless management unwilling to tell head office they were wrong
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Worst company ever avoid with all costs

I won’t ever bother Giving it a 1 star 1 was a odf They couldn’t organise a p up in a brewery the shift managers are useless u ask for help they all walk off and leave u too it and the operations managers chat out there bum I was 2 mins late to a timer and got my head chewed off but my argument was I was late leaving the depo due to there fault but they didn’t see it like that. All fake promises they said that we would have new vans and professionally cleaned and damaged free which never happened. When your out on the road it’s a little bit better then the depo apart from u have head office constantly ringing u up or the depo chasing u all the time. They take out a £1000 a month due to hire of van, insurance cost of fuel per mileage at a high rate even tho we got promised fuel cards but had to put my own money into the van I could go on and on and on but all I can say is ADVIOD AVOID AVOID AVOID if you stand up for yourself too you get fired even tho you done nothing wrong.

Pros

Leaving was my best option :)

Cons

Poor/no management, damaged vans, messy vans, just a dead case
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Lies, lies and even more lies

Will take your franchise fee and not give you any work. Promise you a minimum payment whilst training but never give you it. Absolute shambles of a company.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Fell for the DPD dream

ODF Don't fall for the buisness meeting, they tell you all the good and lies! Lied about financial support, you get 1 day out in the van and 1 week on a support route at quarter the rate they tell you. You're expected to be up to speed within a week. Long day 6:30am till 6pm some days, expect you to wait 4 hours plus for a collect which is only worth £1-2. Outgoings on the van lease are ridiculous £1400 a. Month. No communication from the depot floor to the offices, you have to explain or argue each day over an issue you have raised 3 month's a go. Morning job is a mess 2-3 hours in depot sorting parcels out and waiting on technology and finding missing parcels. NO GUARANTEE on your stops you need 95 a day to earn money and it can vsry from 25 to 60. Means You're only paying for your van. When you raise this issue you get a glared look by the management and that's about as far as the support goes. Me personally there ia nothing good about it, if you're willing to work long hours for £4-6 ph then go ahead. The guys who have been there for a long time are looked after and good luck to them, but new drivers good luck you will need it! DPD nightmare

Pros

You drive a nice van

Cons

Long hours, no set wage, no support, lies, no communication, set to fail, just a number.
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No work life balance - management bullies

You are not treated as self employed - they want you to work as many hours as possible without breaks and dont care that you have to run around like a lunatic all day and break every road speed going to get the job done. Management are nothing but bullies - I have seen drivers in tears and so sick they cannot work but are forced to go out on the road. Think very carefully before joining in any capacity.

Pros

Pay is good

Cons

But they get there pound of flesh out of you
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Fantastically poor company

Management all their interested in is saving their own necks, they couldn't give a hoot about the drivers, sorters or anyone they will be nice to your face whilst stabbing you in the back. You are a name and number and that's it. If you breathe wrongly you are up in a breech

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Productive and demanding

No day is the same at DPD. One day could be 8 hours, the next it could be 6! It's physically demanding and challenging. I've learnt how to interact with different people and grown in confidence. The company is managed very well but there is a lack of communication. The other employees and ODF's are great to work with. Made lots of new friends. The hardest part of the job is/was learning different areas.

Pros

Great rates of pay

Cons

Long hours
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Challenging and rewarding

Hard work but a company to be proud of to work at. A place to build a career of if you wish.I found working for them could be fun, or not so fun if you did or did not abide by the strict protocol set to achieve targets, which is a much needed implement.

Pros

Free personal deliveries within reason, Financially rewarding if desired, long term career prospects.

Cons

Can be a long hard day, no air con in trucks.
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ODF Run for the Hills

Worst mistake ever. You are treated as an employee. Often did 13-15hr days. Only concern they had was everything was taken out. Moved to 5 different areas as blueprint was made of fairydust or bull...one of the 2. At nearly a years work with no holidays I was on target to earn £14500 for the year. After breaking it down to an hourly wage....£2.03 an hour. Every excuse to charge for things but hard to get money owed out of them. You may be lucky and get a central town route or more likely dumped somewhere where the numbers are low and properties are hard to get to. Did a lot of research before signing up and thought the negative reviews were just moaners. Well lived the dream there.

Pros

None

Cons

All lies
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2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.4 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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