Menzies Distribution
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2.7 out of 5 stars.
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Unfortunately was made redundant.... thouraly enjoyed my time there good honest people good management made good friends.... always gave my all on every shift

Pros

Free papers

Cons

No benefits
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Good workforce but never enough staff to cover workloads

Pay is not great for working nights. Easy but physically hard work. Doesn't seem to be any reason why supervisors do things the way they do and is a bit like crisis management all the time.
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Very stressful workplace.

Pore management, micromanaging,disrespectful towards workers and blaming culture. Workload is very high for one person. Workers are just numbers for them.
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If you like no communication then this is the job for you

If you like no communication and lied to then this is the job for you. Management don’t have a clue what is going on. Try it for your self. Constantly pushed

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Depressing and worthless

Management dont care about you, your coworkers are ignorant and useless bar a couple. Theres a reason nobody wants to work for them. Higher management dont have a clue what they are doing.

Pros

Easy if you can count

Cons

full of scumbags
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Good place to work for

Good conditions in terms of salaries and work environment.
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Terrible

If you value your freedom and family life, then this job is NOT for you. Management, office staff, work ave 9/10 hours shifts ( leave earlier ) and drivers are expected ( not asked ) to work an average of 65/70 hours a week. Preston depot does not have overtime rate other than working a weekend shift. All hours paid at flat rate otherwise. Management is not approachable. Nothing ever gets done. Always got to chase things up as they always forget. Management talk about you behind you’re back. A lot of sitting around waiting for units and trailers but still planned to a 15 hour shift. Asked to start taking tramping gear when you are NOT employed as a tramper. The list is endless. I hope this insight helps.

Pros

Some great drivers, going home.

Cons

Long hours, over worked, under paid, no management, no life.
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Would.no recommend

Worst place to work management and company do care about staff no overtime.rates run poorly don't go unless your use it as a stop cap find some else to work

Pros

None

Cons

Bad pay working conditions
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poor communication

no leadership from management, no teamwork and morale through the floor. Dont work here its demoralizing.The only good thing is hours of work. If you like working as part of a team this is not the place for you.

Pros

working hours

Cons

no leadership
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challenging but low pay

learned alot and grew management were nice but pay is not great. company is experiencing high turnover so really depends on who your manager is. good on the cv though
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Nice people awful company

Terrible company to work for, would not recommend them people are nice but terrible employer. Pay doesn't equate to the work that you do, no loyalty after 6years service let go
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Poor Management and payroll department

Having worked 9 months as an agency driver for Menzies I thought the job was ok.Having signed a contract my wages are always short, HR never replies to any emails, and you have office staff who have no idea, pay is average but they expect more and more from you.I am 2 months into my employment and actively looking for a new job.
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Hgv class 2 driver

Good company to work for if your on the hgv side, can be demanding at time, it's a shame there Recruitment team is not on the ball in regards to job follow ups
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Stay away

Great group of people to work with at ground level. Management no clue , not sure how some of them get dressed on a morning, couldnt run a bath. Depot manager never seen other than phone, no team briefs, no manual handling training. Extreme lack of care if a member of staff gets injured due to work hazards. Profit over good working people hence the constant turn over of staff.

Pros

Home time

Cons

No sick pay, no flexibility, poor management
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Flt

Paid far too little for work is unexpectedly put on you. Brings a very bad depressing atmosphere in you’re life you don’t feel anyone cares about.
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Too much favouritism

Heavy workLoads of walking Too much favouritism and double standards Management are bullies and intimidating No chance of progression unless your friends with the management
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Progression if you want it

Started working in the warehouse for a few months which led to becoming part of various management and project teams throughout the years. Progression is there if you apply yourself.

Pros

Development

Cons

Staff wages poor
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Better places to work as an HGV driver

Has good and bad points better jobs elsewhere the company does not respect good workers they are only interested in profit some good managers who know how to communicate
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Horrible

Horrible place to work treated like a second class citizen always looked down upon everyone miserable not a laugh to be had in the place would not recommend to anyone brings you down mentally having to deal with the managers who know nothing and everyone hates
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Obstructing

I went to work for Menzies at Lochgilphead on a temporary to permanent basis initially covering a set route for holiday cover.After 3 days I was put on another route with another driver who did not know the route (the blind leading the blind) the next day I was expected to do this route on my own. The next time I went into work I was put on a route only to be told I would not be doing that route in future and I would be doing holiday cover .... no point in training then

Pros

Nithing

Cons

Long hours
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Tiring but good

Love working here, long days but good pay for what you do. It’s quite heavy work but keep fit doing it, customers are nice , management are lovely and the people I work with. It’s very relaxed but has pressure to get the job done too within a timescale . As my first multi drop position I am happy
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Overall rating

Based on 340 reviews

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2.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.5 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.5 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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