Reed Boardall
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They favour the polish drivers...equipment is good ..new units and trailers always spot on but thats where the good bits end. They will continually run you into somewhere out of time and not give a monkeys about you . End of.

Pros

Goid kit

Cons

Planning terrible
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Carnage, not Haulage

Expected to work maximum hours on day shifts. You will be working between 65 and 70 hours per week. And having to factor in a commute. Expect to be driving through the gate with just minutes to spare. Every day. So stressful. Even for a driving job. The hours are relentless. If you run out of time, it’s your problem. You’ll be doing a night out without any kit. Then you’ll be straight in the next day, and back out for another maximum hour day. Very poor management and planning. Seriously chaotic. An “every minute counts” attitude, and they will try to squeeze every last drop of blood out of you. It can take 90 minutes just for them to answer the phone. They’ll just ignore you if you’re of no use to them at that minute. Then demand that you go the extra mile for them. You will be exhausted, demoralised, irritated, and broken. You will be cab hopping, even during a pandemic. Trampers too. I only recommend RB as a last resort, or as a short-term fix. But these lot will take years off your life expectency with what they expect from you. Completely unsustainable level of stress. The only upsides are decent kit, easy fridge work, and there was never any funny business with wages.

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Easy work. New, well maintained kit.

Cons

Horrific hours. Shockingly bad planning. Cab hopping.
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What a joke

I've turned up for an interview today and honestly I've never felt so disrespected in all my driving career. Told to fill a basic application form in which took 15 mins. Sat waiting 40 mins for interview which lasted 15 mins. Told you will get charged for damage. If your a tramper and your back in yard you either go home or wait for a truck to get some sleep in and will not get paid your allowance.Told sit back in a chair for which I spent another 30 mins before someone said he's taking me for a test drive in half an hour. Really !!! treated unprofessionally from the go so walked out. No wonder they have a bad turnaround. 3 hrs of my life I'll never forget

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Honestly I'm lost for words

Cons

without getting into a truck i could see you will be treated like cattle
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Give it a miss

Too many cooks,left hand not sure what the right hand is doing.trampers don’t get own wagon.cant keep drivers.pay for any damage run drivers to the last minute on drivers hours

Pros

None

Cons

Don’t listen
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Stressed

I found working for this company extremely taxing . 15 hour days are expected long periods of waiting to be loaded. Pushed for time by non drivers so you struggled to get back in time . Roughly 6 hours sleep per night . Overnighted with no kit then expect to do another full day . If you like big paycheque with no life work for these bully boys . Good luck

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You get paid for what you do always

Cons

They lie
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Freezing cold working with idiots

Typically day, try and find a pallet ped that works, then enjoy working in -20 for rest of day. Feet numb, face numb, fingers numb all for ÂŁ300 per week.
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Very underpaid for the conditions and workload

Considering how cold it is and the conditions you have to work in, the wages are very poor. You can get more working in Aldi without being frozen and uncomfortable all day. It's really busy but the work is monotonous and not very enjoyable. There's always lots of broken machinery and not enough to go around. I wouldn't work there again.

Pros

Yearly attendance bonus for not being off sick.

Cons

Very Cold. Boring. Lots of Broken machinery. Rubbish organising.
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Not to bad.

Decent company to work for, good pay and easy work. Planners have off days but mostly good. New trucks and trailers and 90% of jobs are unloaded for you.
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Marmite Job

You’ll either love or hate the place and there seems that be no middle ground.There’s an abundance of shift patterns to choose from and if your situation changes you can change patterns with ease.Expect to be ran close to your hours most shifts.Works a mixture of multi drop,one hitters and trailer swaps.Not a hard job by any stretch of the imagination.Pay could better but it’s about average for the area.
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Don't do it

Don't go there try make you do more hours than you should pay ok truck ok mangament don't care hour don't suit finish you when on the sick don't care about you have a family even when you have 2 desable children would never go back fool if I did
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High work load with lots of wasted time waiting.

The job itself is good but the wages are low and time management, poor You are constantly pushed to meet deadlines and handicapped by inept planning.

Pros

Paid holiday.

Cons

Constant poor planning
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Cold environment

I did not mind working in the Cold store but the work was very menial. The benefit about working here was the over-time structure and there was always work available.
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Rubbish

Rubbish place. Rubbish hours. Rubbish money. Rubbish management. Rubbish job. Treated like rubbish by barely literate, uneducated, managers. Illegally long working hours. No work life balance but if you fancy working Christmas day for ÂŁ9 an hour and doing 60+ hours a week...go for it.
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Do not work here

The good staff are treated like rubbish, and lazy staff get away with everything. They promise you the earth. Make out there gonna support you. You will feel right at home though if you fit in with supervisors and managers. You’ll definitely be able to get away with skiving. You are worked and expect very little staff to work like robots. You could have a off day and you get in trouble yet you have carried the lazy. M. Good luck to you if you work here.
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HGV driver

Reed is a good firm to work for if u don’t mind having no home life.. if u put the hours in u can do £600 a week take home on days... but u will get pushed every day...
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Very busy place and a little stressful at times.

I did enjoy my time at Reed Boardall although it was tough at times meeting customers deadlines when there was staff shortages. It was a very busy site especially the run up to Christmas when suppliers were bringing in the Christmas lines. The benefits which I received from the company were ample.
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Payed by the hour

Payed by the hour you can earn good money if you put the time in plus left alone to get on with the job đź‘Ť they would have you work every day if you wanted too training for new drivers decent kit to do the job but everything seems to run late
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dont work here

the workforce is great but the management is shocking and the supervisors are even worse full of bullies unless your face fits then you should be ok and the drivers get treated like dogs
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A good frendley place to work

The work is long hrs with good wages the managment to worker relationship is nile traffice employ young kids with no,expereance of transport comunication is nil
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Pay was good

Work life balance not good working 5 nights a week learned new skills which will be helpful for future employment.

Pros

pay was good

Cons

working nights
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Shocking but funny

Had to divert into our out base at Gloucester a couple of days ago , all office staff feet up on their smart phones or watching tv , I was told it was urgent but in reality I’ve been told and seen there are more class one drivers in the office with their feet up than drive out of Gloucester, no body in charge at Gloucester mates it a great place to night out tho

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Hilariously funny company to work for

Cons

You have to try and take them seriously
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