Fast Despatch Logistics
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I started with FDL in October after 20 years in a different industry and felt at home straight away. The work is fast paced but easy to learn and get up to speed. Cosmin The manager at Manchester was very supportive and went out of his way to help. The team is very multi cultural and everyone got on well with each other and if ever you needed help there was someone there. The only downside to the job was the van rental which had to be paid no matter how many days work you were offered. The manager did his best to share work out at low volume times ( out of his control as this is dictated by amazon) . If you were getting between 4 and 6 days per week happy days. I only left to pursue a career as an LGV driver but must say it has been a great experience and my favourite ever job! I would recommend that if you do this job register for flat rate VAT scheme using a proper accountant and you will see a little extra cash in your pocket each week ( FDL can point you in the direction of a great accountant)

Pros

Weekly pay, Top guys.

Cons

Weekly van rental
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Avoid

Avoid this company. You work 4 weeks without first pay.They have no care in the world about you They do competition for there drivers to leave the best reviews on job sites so they get bonus you leave the company they hold on to your money for 31 days while they find issue with the van and over charge you

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours over worked management at dpe1 is a joke
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Good Team

Good team, enjoyed it but hard work, can be stressful. Help from management when possible. The local guys are great and all work to help each other out.

Pros

colleagues

Cons

long hours
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Honest review

I’ve been working for FDL since May now. I can genuinely say that it’s a really good job! The only down sides are no holiday pay, sick pay or pension as you are classed as self employed. However, you can pick and choose your working days. Management are very kind and caring and they do care about what you expect from the job. The pay is brilliant. You are your own boss! Amazon staff are kind and courteous. FDL staff will do anything to make your life easier! Really, really great bunch of people who together makes up a very strong team! You feel very proud at the end of the day. You definitely feel like you’ve accomplished something! There’s the opportunity to work away from home, your accommodation is paid for and they provide an incentive to go too! There really aren’t any negatives about this job apart from the things I mentioned! Some days can be busy, however, compared to other companies in the Amazon station our routes are so much easier than theirs! Brilliant company!

Pros

Kind staff and management!

Cons

No holiday or sick pay and no pension
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Delivery driver

Poor company, lying to much, always promising you bonuses but never wanna pay, managers take in to walet. If have any chance i just not givint a star for a rating, no recommendations at all, plus, if you are renting van you make a biggest mistake at all, i was it get invoice with 900 pounds.

Pros

Nothing

Cons

NO time for toilet, not talking about coffee
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Some mangers send you to help others but they don't always pay the overtime. Some managers give you big routes but pay you the standard route rate. All managers make yoy pay for damages to the van that you didn't do or you shouldn't pay like tyres. Some managers give routes to their driver friends even if you have a better performance.

Pros

you work like a slave

Cons

they steal your money
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Good firm

A good company to work for, never had any problems with management as long as you got on with your job and worked. Relaxed atmosphere and good people to work for.
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Great workplace

this is a great place to work, the people that work there will make you feel very and help settle you in to your new job. with this company you will have the opportunity to improve yourself within the company.
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Nice colleagues

my work colleagues were all very nice. My boss very professional and welcoming. very good working environment. Would highly recommend working for FDL
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Good company

Very good place to work despite being a very busy place. Colleagues and even the managers make every one feel like we are all a big family trying to achieve the same goal.Thanks-
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Fun environment to work

My typical day at work was fun but very productive. I had a very good relationship with all my colleagues and everyone was very understanding and helpful to one another. Really love my job here !
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Great company

FDL is a great company to work for, they are a Global company growing at a fast pace. The work environment is enjoyable with a supportive management team in place. They bring the opportunity to work with some big brands and there are plenty of opportunities to progress should you wish to.
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Good manager

I've been an employee of FDL for about 3 years now and I can honestly say I would rather work for them than Hermes company. The manager is very good and kind.
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Good company to work for

good company to work for, good pay, hours and benefits. managers are all good. if i was to go back to multi drop delivery work, this would be first company to work for.
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Secure job

Very secure job. Great structure and support. Immense job satisfaction. Excellent hours of work and very generous holiday allocation. Also very thorough training given for all individuals who wish to move on. Would highly recommend
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Thanks

Good company to work for, always busy, never a dull moment. My manager was very supportive when I was on occasion bullied by another member of staff. My manager supported me and I was able to continue working here. Thank you
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Good company

Loved going to work, loved driving & meeting people, job security & job satisfaction, Plenty of overtime & the salary was good. Management were good , understanding when having any problem.
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Good environment

Very good environment to work. Very good pay rate Communicative people and really fast problem solvers ALL staff really well prepared Safety is the main thing over there
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Great place

this is a great place to work friendly and very helpfull , the company went above and beyond to help with family issues that occured, if it wasent for personal reason i would still be there
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Good pay rate

Good pay with added benefits makes FDL appealing to work for. Relaxed friendly environment. Busy days and quieter days. Overtime available to earn extra money.
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Good manager

Great place to work for, Managers and staff are very professional and its has a great friendly working environment, training is excellent and also the rates of pay is very good
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