Kavanagh Motor Group
1.9 out of 5 stars.
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Easy job . Awful management , Van's poorly stocked , road crew persistently bullied to sell batterys , ( vastly overpriced , max profit ) . Head of HR constantly lies to staff . Company cheated when giving payrise by including unobtainable mpg targets . Stopped supplying gloves , wipes to save money . Reduced 1hr break to 20 mins after 6 hrs on shift . Tried telling staff that road crews needed permission to go to toilet . I dont think so !!! .
Pros
Easy job, work remotely .
Cons
Incompetent management . Constant attitude of staff are worthless, a throwaway item .
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You'll be working non-stop they will even have you working from 6 am to 12 at night until you tell them And once you tell them you can't work anymore over time you'll be questioned if why You will receive phone calls on your days off and the salary is never correct
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Long 14 - 15 hours shifts with no break (20 mins if your lucky to get this) in old broken vans with very little equipment. Managers treat you with absolutely no respect. Induction is very short, you will just be watching old videos and signing a lot of paperwork. They will make you tow vehicles which arent supposed to be towed in a certain way. The pay does not reflect the hours you work and you wont have a social life. The system they provide you with to accept and send job information is very old and constantly loses signal. There is a very high staff turnover so that pretty much sums up this establishment. Working here was the worst decision I have ever made. You are left feeling completely drained after a few months and I was actually shocked about how much I had previously heard about this company was true.. Pretty much everything!
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Nothing
Cons
Clocking off, going home
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When I read some of the reviews before I started I thought it was just ex workers that were sour. But having worked for the company I can honestly say I have never been pushed to the limit to this extent. I don’t even know were to start , you don’t get paid for overtime your made to do 15 hours a day no family time and your spoken to like a piece of dirt. Seriously avoid this company they will push you to the point were you will be sitting at home considering doing some serious harm to these ppl. I don’t know how the managers sleep at night karma will come for them I’m sure Stay away don’t go near this company
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No equipment broken vans
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You will be taken on as a employee .work a minimum 12-14 hr a day . They will give you the run around . They will contridict themselves many times. They will try to get you to work long over your hours. And the pay doesn't match the hours. They will get rid of you before 2 years employed. As much as some people are friendly be prepared to get trodden on as they want browny points . There favourite saying. .it not for everyone.
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None
Cons
Its a con job
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Getting a job with this company was easy... they barely check anything it's like cannon fodder because no one stays in this company long... probably 2 out of 10 do.... this has got to be the worst company I've ever worked for or heard of in my life... you feel like your working for the mafia... they talk to you like your a slave.. they pay you bad money... and if you want good money you better be willing to work like it's the 1980's doing 13-15 hour days... they will send u on a job another hour away when your already 2 hours away from your home address just 10 minutes before u finish a 12 hour shift.. dont bother... save yourself the agro and raised blood pressure... dont do it to yourself.
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Non
Cons
Everything
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no customer service skills, was that bad that my manager left. the control team didn't have a clue how to do there job and the help was never there, didn't treat staff weell
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Have worked for the company for almost a month, don't give you proper training just a day or two in the van with someone else to watch and learn and one afternoon learning how to set up towing equipment and tow! Your have control on your case from the time your shift starts till the end, it's ethier "we have another job waiting!" Or " how long till complete!" Mangers ring up if your taking too long as well. You are meant to get 20mins to diagnose a problem.. might think it's easy if a battery or tyre but when they say electrical or unknown you have one option which is tow. You will tow more than your licence allows you too even tho your not meant too and risk your licence if you do not have the b+e. Control is meant to be there to support you but never do because Harley answer their phones! Pay is fair but too long hours, no social life and work over 12hrs so be prepared. Wish I never left my old job
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Pay is good
Cons
Long hours, no social life, tiring/physical etc
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Start a job after 9 days of watching health and safety and 1 day of quickly trained to operate towing equipment. Van is great but then you find out job after job that u lacked of equipments provided ( or not function as it should be) . Some very nice persons in Control room will make your day easier but half of them are nightmare , talking rule, rushing you of the job. Lot lots of bad thing I found on this private company try to competing with RAC and AA. By the way they don't pay for your travel, and company based on Croydon near Ikea store. Do not be fool by Tottenham base, you will often needs to go Croydon , sometime for nothing ( you will know this if you with them)
Pros
Good pay
Cons
management, no bonus
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if your used to the recovery its great but if your new it may take a little to settle in.. you have the flexibility being your own boss (2 some degree).. but shift patterns can be challenging and overtime if required...management at the time I was there was all over the place and I was ill equipped and had to make sure I covered myself in many ways as you are your own boss. so I advise to note down anything for the record
Pros
your own boss.. out on the road instead in workshop environment
Cons
shift patterns, resource managment
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DO NOT APPLY FOR ANY JOB WITH THIS COMPANY!!! they work you like you are a bit of dirt on the bottom of their shoe, most days you will be doing 14-15 hrs with no break, they will tell you to work or tow cars you know are not suitable for the road just so they can claim there money from greenflag, this company is pulling down greenflag and their customers with it, the vans are not looked after and if you do have something break it will take weeks to get you in and this will then affect your work, the workshop that that "look after the vans" don't have a clue what they are doing, when they have found your problem they will half fix it and expect it to last, they have no understanding that you also have your own life at home with family and friends, they will work you until you break, I have worked for then nearly a year now and tbh I wish I never left my other job, I can't believe how disrespectful they are towards you and you are expected to take it and not say a word back, everyday I hate working for them, and everyday it gets worse, NEVER WORK FOR THIS COMPANY
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Long hours, no breaks, disrespectful staff, mangers that dont care
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