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Transport management haven’t got a clue about drivers hours and defects constantly sending trucks with defects out ,not interested in any driver problems ,always looking for someone else to blame for their own mistakes , Absolute back stabbers from top to bottom

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Salary

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Management doesnt care about staff

All management thinks about is numbers no idea on how to treat staff with respect constantly blaming others for their mistakes. Wouldn't recommend working here at all

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None

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Easy job

If u got a licence and don't like working you can definetly get a job at menzies. And if you feel like having a night off just don't turn up they all do it and nothing happens.

Pros

Free paper

Cons

Everything else
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Great place to work

Work with elgin depo, management team are always on hand to assist. Pay slips and pay are promptly done every week for self employed drivers. Would recommend to anyone interested in self employed driver role

Pros

Good banter and great work ethic
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Shift managers

Cant say anything good about the shift supervisors apart from some are bullies.depot manager and assistant manager were great and did try to help.Lots got swept under carpet and blame NEVER goes in the direction of supervisors only you after going by their directions.Too many spineless lazy people.Never do nights there.Left as value my health/mental health and family life too much

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Horrible

Management was awful and the supervisors were absolutely useless and didn’t not respect their staff bad mouthed everyone and was a horrible environment to work

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Nothing

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Everything
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very bad place norwich yard

Use to work at the Norwich yard. management are useless and they have favorites. In that i mean they will turn a blind eye on things they do and others try it they get called to the office and get told straight. A lot of heavy lifting e.g. magazines come on boxes on pallets and the workers are askes to put them in the correct cages for the run. I would never recommend working there

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none

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Not enjoyable

Management very poor No understanding of personal issues Except you to do extra hours if late arrival of merchandise Duty of care not fulfilled such as no heating when very cold despite recommending 13 degrees from acas guidelines Very heavy overloaded items that have caused several people to develop back pain and herniasEquipment poorly maintained

Cons

Not much allowance for social life as expected to do 6 days/nights
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Terrible place to work for with only minor good aspects

Worst job I've ever had. Over worked and under staffed. Night shift are often an after thought and have their job actually made harder by lazy staff and a sheer lack of respect by some management. The communication between the floor staff and management is shocking, even with supervisors. Management don't seem to have a clue and one especially has the worst man management I've ever seen or experienced. G.M is fine he will try and help you if needed, just lacks support from those within the office. Money not worth it either. Was never given a uniform so had to buy my own stuff and was never actually given a contract to sign after my probationary period had ended. Gained promotion within 6 months of being there which I was grateful for the trust shown by the GM however that's the only thing I will take out of here with any positivity.

Cons

Under staffed, poor money, management, general attitudes around the warehouse
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Excellent workplace

Absolutley enjoy my work every night. Excellent team, i have only been here under 2 months and enjoy every shift. Pay is also good and the management always willing to help even if they have 101 ine things to do. The whole team have helped me and i feel confident approaching anyone as they are all willing to help.

Pros

Good pay, great management, excellent staff

Cons

Should really have a free coffee machine
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Only good thing is being out the branch

I worked for this company for 25years, Got put on furlough was guaranteed my job was safe, manager lied through is teeth, as a result for all that service I was made redundant in October 2020! Not as much as a thank you, Don't waste your time.

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None

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Its night work packing papers

It is sometimes stressful. If papers are late or a double run work every weekend and bank holidays its night work with a day off during the week it can be tireing and long hours

Pros

Free paper every day you work

Cons

Sometimes long hours and work every weekend and bankholidays
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Good bunch of people

Good bunch of people and easy to get on with. Fast pace environment and always busy during the night. Can be a bit tiring. It's a job at the end of the day

Pros

Free newspaper

Cons

None at the moment
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Don,t waste your time

Unhelpful management Not interested in staff problems or issues Unrealistic targets routing etcBad culture from top to bottom Not a very nice place to work

Pros

None

Cons

Poor management
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Avoid

Will go all out to cover there own back and throw you under the bus in the process regardless of the problem management can be friendly at first wolf in sheep's clothing attitude never trust any management member

Pros

Leaving

Cons

Management
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Hard work, poorly paid and not the best environment.

Whilst the job is classed as unskilled manual labour, it is fast paced and physically demanding and minimum wage sometimes doesn't feel like a fair reward. The working environment is dirty and dusty and there is very little investment in machinery and equipment. Management and supervision is not of the highest standard. On the plus side, a 4 day working week always leaves the weekends free for some personal time. There are trade offs in most jobs these days.

Pros

4 day week (weekends off)

Cons

Long hours, dirty environment, physically demanding and minimum wage.
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Good working conditions friendly staff

Worked for them for about 20 years no probs friendly staff can phone you out of the blue sometimes and redirect you but only in an emergency or someone phoneing in sick

Pros

New trucks good working environment

Cons

Night shifts
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Night shift hours at day shift pay.

Night shift work with poor unsociable hours, expected to work overtime constantly for basic rate. Pay is 9.21 an hour and 10.50 on sundays. Haven't had a pay rise since april 2019 which was blamed on covid but company is doing more work in other areas. Also if you damage a company vehicle you're expected to pay for it or lose your job.

Pros

None

Cons

Unsociable hours, poor salary and terrible management
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company run by people who only have their own intrests at heart

no two days are alike no set routinealthough it is possible to further your career this only happens if your face fits and enjoy a culture of bullying and lack of appreciationthe hardest part of the job is not the work itself but dealing with impossible deadlines and unacheiveable goalsthe best part of the job was when out on the road doing deliveries as you were away from management

Pros

none that i could find

Cons

poor management
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CSC Linwood

Worked throughout the pandemic Covid-19 to be made redundant & not their looking for staff! The place is a joke & got good for your mental health. Management were a joke

Pros

Nothing

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Everything
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Nightmare

Absolute shambles of a workplace hated every second the management at the time treated staff like they were something on the bottom of their shoe wanted everything with nothing in return. Hated whole experience.. What a weight off my shoulders when I left

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