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It's an alright firm, the management often leave a bit to be desired but you'll find that with most agencies anyway. the 12 week " Parity " pay where they near enough take a third of your wages was what eventually made me leave. apart from that they can get you into some pretty decent firms. however, you don't hear of many blokes being taken on full time at all. Overall one of the better Agencies I've worked for but that about it.
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They only give you a day a week to keep you on the books. I enjoyed working at Royal mail at Chelmsford, Essex. But not enough hour work to live on. Good rates of pay. Sophie, who works for Manpower, not very professional. As she doesn't answer the phone when you call her, or emails. Give you shifts, then cancel them
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Good rates of pay
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Not enough work
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My Honest Opinion about Manpower especially the one they've advertised jobs for HGV Class 1/2 are that I wouldn't Recommend working in this type of Environment Especially around West London Area. You Rarely get any work to survive on especially when the Manpower keeps Deducting Hours and changing them to suit them. Yes you do get weekly pay but everything is on a timer so you only get paid to the hours you've done and not the full shift. They don't fairly share the shifts, some drivers glorify they're on £500 - £900 a week, where as newer drivers are lucky to earn under £200.00 per week, despite being available for the same assigned shifts. You won't be paid for Overtime as they tend to keep the money that they've received from Royal Mail and not pay the drivers so you're only going to get to what your shift is allocated. They've got certain drivers that are special preferred treated then the other drivers, so certain drivers doing the same shift and earning above £500.00 to £800.00, whilst certain drivers may not get enough to support them. Management are non supportive and communication is very poor but if you do anything to offend them, they tend to not give you any shifts online and a no response. You're very much on your own at the Royal Mail premises and there's no support at all from Manpower for Any Kind of Training but you're expected to Pick up all the Do's and Don'ts on your own.
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28 August 2020
Thank you for your feedback. I am disappointed to learn that you felt that you were allocated insufficient work. As a company we are committed to ensuring each and every member of staff feels supported and provided the environment to develop rich and rewarding careers. If you would like to, please get in touch via the following link: http://bit.ly/2KvLAnK to elaborate and help us to improve. Thank you.
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Pay rate good after the 12 week period. Uncertainty will be your best friend while working with Man Power. Two days a week and they keep taking new drivers as they are paying them less on the start. Can't organize your life with them as o e day you work from 6 am,the other day from 4pm.Just avoid
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very thorough training as you are dealing with LPG very supportive staff and backup, even on nights 24/7 above average wage albeit through Manpower only drawback was 33 miles from home
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Gained an experience during my time at Manpower Employment Agency. Driving HGV Class 2 lorries around the UK delivering goods on time. Gained experience in many different types of class 2 lorries and different types of Box or flat bead work, these included refrigerated box, curtain sides,flat beds and 4 x 4 lorries. Multi-drop deliveries to single haul drops.
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Gained a lot of experience driving different lorries and loads
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Could be called at all hours to driver immediately for companies if their driver was ill etc.
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Good rate of pay Good hours Flexible Friendly and approachable staff Moved on permanent employment as this was only agency, would work for them again if ever needed
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It is a very good and reliable agency to work for, they are as clear as you can get, so well trustworthy. There's a very good consistency in the way they treat you. Working for Manpower is a very secure career.
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not enough continious work need more regular work i dont feel its right to question a reason for leaving an agency for a full time position all staff are very helpful and try there best to allocate work to all drivers
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Friendy people,very helpfull, Training of loading Propane, Butane given, Clean and vell maintence vehicle. goog communicatio with other drivers ad managers
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not great salary
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Aplyed for skilled role and passed assessment gets nothing from them Went in for a similar role after asking Role was different from the one I applied for and resulted in further travelling for significantly less hours work. When calling to find out about work they would just not the phone and as a result I was left hanging I get the impression this agency was snowed under but this was a deliberate ploy to keep me hanging to work the undesirable shifts Plenty of agencys out there that are glad make everyone as much money as possible, but I would not recommend this branch or agency as a whole.
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Good work
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Kept hanging, low hours
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All the time your working and earning them money you're their best friend. They won't go out of their way to advance your career, and if they do it'll be on a limited basis that only fits their needs.
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Free uniform
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not interested in your progression
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Could be very early start, or afternoon start with late finish, so if you rely on public transport you are stuck. Learned a lot about the road network and transport restrictions. Management had no idea who you were or what duty you were doing. Great team of people to work with. Explaining to management about public transport. Driving to different parts of UK.
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on site canteen
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odd shirfts
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My view is about the all the time lost, in no really happy job.Becouse all the personal around no making the best for driver.
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luch, expenses, clothes etc
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long hours pluss.
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I worked as driver class 1, only nights shifts for Hermes. The management was ok, my co-workers was ok. Most enjoyable part of the job was the fact that my courses was for long distances.
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I always work in a friendly way. I have good customer skills and am trustworthy. My work is hard and work long hours every day.
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I have just left this role and your constantly stuck in the middle between what the distribution centre in South Hampton and the transport centre in glasgow and the branch managers, the branch managers think you work for them but you don't. Either South Hampton tells you where to go or the transport centre in Glasgow do, Not the manager and the managers don't like it when they get told this, You'll spend 90% of your time in a cab sat next to a driver and very little driving. I have been told my contract was ending as there wasn't any work yet they are advertising for a driver
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none
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everything you wrong will go against you all the good things you do go in thanked
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I would recommend Manpower,as they treat the drivers the way we all like to be treated. I have had a few shifts canceld but usaully theirs a shift elsewhere. Rates are decent,you even get an overtime rate
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Treated decently
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you dont find out till about 16.30 -1730 if your shift has been canceld
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Manpower have lots of ads for hgv drivers , guaranteed 45 hour week, full time contract! However they dont mention that if you work a 55hour week they dont pay you for it!!!! I am owed over 40 hours overtime from this company ! They are miss selling the job and being paid by the companys for your overtime but are stalealing this off ppl and promoting this full time 45 hrs a week contract !!! However if you work 43 hours they will dock your pay ! I advise all hgv class 1,2 adr , hiaab drivers to tread carefully for what the agents tell u when promoting this job as its advertised and sold to ppl as a pack of lies!!!!
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work overtime for free
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expect you to drive over 50 miles to work and then give frew overtime
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Driving around the country delivering goods. But only working 2 days a week is not enough for me.
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