Menzies Distribution
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2.7 out of 5 stars.
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Planners are poor and would keep you on the road just to complete there wrong doings Booked in for delivery’s with 3/4 hrs waiting sort from each delivery then expected to wait it out for your delivery as no concerns for driver to get back home on time to there family’s how can you plan 15 hrs days each day
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Don’t work here!

I started here and lasted one day, absolutely awful company who do not have a clue!I was prepared to be out on a night trunk for 10/11hrs not 15hrs.Plus you are required to fuel the unit on the way back to the yard, when you get back you have to wait to get it tipped, after you have opened the trailer curtains, taken all the straps off, then once tipped shut the curtains, then take to trailer back out in to the yard, drop the trailer then Adblue the unit, all this at the end of a 15 hour shift.That morning I did this I had an appointment at 830am, I started at 5pm the night before.So I said to the manager, I won’t be back, his response was “it’s not for everyone”.There is an issue here a very big one, the job is terrible, the worst HGV drivers job there is!They are always advertising for new drivers, they really need to have a good hard look at themselves and ask the question why no one stays!My experience was at the East Kilbride depot.If you value your work life balance and just general respect from the company at which you work, don’t even think about this place. as you will regret it!

Pros

None

Cons

Very long hours, dirty badly kept trucks and trailers.
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Insights into Menzies Distribution

Based on 179 survey responses
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  • Ability to learn new things

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Job is easy, scan paper onto van then go deliver themNight manager and supervisors are garbage stand about all night doing nothingif your face does not fit you will be treated like garbage

Pros

nothing

Cons

everything
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Disorganised

Shambles of a place to few staff not being replaced management distant and not interested moral very low as seems no support wages too low for night shift

Pros

Finishing time

Cons

starting time
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Just dont

Unless your in with management it's a dead end as there is no room to move up. All day every day is just ppl giving you abuse because the company does not care about their customer base as they can't go to another supplier as there isn't any
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Dont work here

It took them 9 months to sort tax out which was an issue there end not mine management offer no support and expected to buy own supply’s to do you job
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Do not work here!!!!

You have been warned now if you go ahead with it then up to you, the management are nothing short of awful. They do not care in the slightest about their drivers, they will give you verbal abuse if you don’t do what they want and the pay is dreadful! STAY WELL CLEAR OF MENZIES!!!!!!
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Horrible

Some managers are good and some are back stabbers they expect u to work 24/7 dont want u to go home till all deliveries are done even if theres a accident avoid
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Running as two separate business

Menzies is made up of original Menzies and Bibby. Avoid original Menzies at all cost; they don’t know what they’re doing and behind the times. Struggle to understand their own financials and planning. A big blame culture. Drag the rest of the business acquisitions down. Pay and benefits are less than the other side of the business which are sometimes under the same roof. Bibby is much more forward thinking and productive. Pay is average benefits are good.
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Horrible place, working unsociable hours

Awful place to work! You get screamed at all day! It's a fight to get time off over the festive period, it's always the same folk that git it off! Clecky managers!
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Good place to work

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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Overall rating

Based on 350 reviews

Ratings by category

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
2.4 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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