P.D. Hook
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Rubbish job and with no future…Chickens smelt better than some of the staff’s breath there and they was dead..Not great basically overall and not nice


Going home


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Fast paced

Work can be physically exhausting, early starts contribute. But I work with a good team. Apparently it’s a rare thing at this company, as other farms tend to have very high turnovers with employees. Upper management is not great and kind of take the employees for granted. Pay is ok depending on how many hours you work.


Leave at 3, good laugh


Start early, have to deal with upper management, 1 day off a week if full time
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Poor management

Poor management and poor attitude by management, long hours as its quite remote, easy job just treated poorly, mostly cleaning and making sure it's clean


Free hot drinks


5am start and managers
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Better companies within the same industry to work for

Money good but you do have to go above and beyond all the time. Take advantage of conscientious staff and don’t discipline poor workers. No standardised training or career progression more if your face fits you get promoted and given formal training. There are better companies in the same industry to work for




Long hours, employees not valued
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Poor management and very poor communication

Not a bad place to work, it is a fast pace job it’s a good place to work if you want to crack on, you don’t have many breaks and the day goes really quickly. The down fall this job has is the management. I was only contracted 2 days a week (mainly weekends) I had one day off due to a family bereavement I notified the manager to say I wouldn’t be in which I never had a reply to. I then had the next 2 weekends booked off before I had even accepted the job which they were fine with as it was Christmas weekend and the following weekend was New Years Eve, a few days after I had a voice mail to say they were terminating my contract and that my work with PD Hook would go no further it came completely out of no where. The manager didn’t even ring or text me in the time I had booked off to ask if I was still able to work the following weekend. The area manger had rang and left a very abrupt voice mail to say that my contract had ended. Then was followed with a letter to say the reason for this decision was “ your failure to reach the required days” for having one day off. I had offered to work more days in the week but that offer was always turned down.Very very poorly managed place they don’t let you progress within the job and expect you to be a shadow and follow someone around all day. It was a good place to learn lots if you were keen and asked the right questions otherwise you would be left in the dark.


The day goes quick


Bad management
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Very Fair Employers

The owners of the company are very fair. They expect a good job to be done but allow you to do it. Any issue you have and they are very approachable to help you resolve it.
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Poor place to work

They dont give you a chance there training is very poor and for the people who dont pick things up fast there ok but the people who are slow theres no chance you staying manager was not supportive embarrass people you take time of sick with a certificate all they do is hassle you would not reccomend wot so ever
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Poor management, poor chickens.

lack of upper management! I started at the place and was giving a 6 month probation period in which time I was meant to complete a training program managers and area manager didn’t organise so the had to extend my probation period for another 3 months for there mess up.. in 8 month at this place I learned nothing. don’t waste you’re time, much more satisfying jobs that don’t put animals at mat welfare risk
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Horrendous place to work

Absolutely terrible place to work Very poorly run by manager, his partner and son Special jobs for favourite drivers whilst newer drivers get the hardest work The manager is a tyrant whist his partner is even worse and the son favoured and promoted beyond his abilities You will be expected to work like a slave and push your
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Systemically Poor

As a former HGV driver live Haul I was Appalled by how the company was being run by the Transport Manager and Transport Planner. They treated you worse than they treated the waste product from the dead chickens. No strategic forward thinking. Lack of total respect when you try in vain to phone the office ( they don’t answer and cut you off ) even when 2 drivers were seriously injured all that was said was “ Are the chickens ok?” If you want a job where you will break the rules of VOSA and do not care for your Health and Safety then this IS the company for you. Don’t bother if you want to stay legal with your driving.


Didn’t have to sleep in the cab


Shifts even the devil wouldn’t work
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Managerial and progression support for workers lacks structure.

I learnt a lot from this business in regards to chicken welfare and management. However, my personal experiences with staff and management of the company were not of the standard I expected from a business of that capacity.
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1.4 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
1.3 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
1.4 out of 5 stars for Management
1.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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