Selwood Ltd
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Selwood is a good place to work, specially within the gas team. Good Supervisor and manager. I have enjoyed the 3 years working for them but it was about time for me to move on and develop my skills else where as I felt that I was getting boxed up and unable to move around between install, service and response work. Overall a good employer.

Pros

Local work around Wiltshire and Somerset

Cons

Call out work on top of normal working day hours, vans not able to be used for school runs or pick ups.
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Undervalued, underpaid and unappreciated

Selwood as a whole is ran by too many chiefs not enough Indians. They just see staff as disposable. They do not care on staff welfare and will work you into the ground for peanuts. Worth avoiding. Great Yarmouth particularly has a poor management who will not care about staff, will not treat staff equally (one rule for one and one for another), will always put the company before your own life.

Pros

Company van

Cons

Poor pay, no care, overworked, undervalued, seen as disposible. On call too often, no equality, poor management.
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to meet personal goals
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Not the best place to work.

Not the best place to work.All works installed in the Sewage system.Mainly reactive works, poorly organised and excessively long hours. Even planed works are poorly organised.On call every other or third week. Equipment is of poor quality and often arrives broken!Pressured to work very long hours, seven days a week.Expected to work anywhere in the UK at no notice!Management decisions depend on which way the wind is blowing..Health and safety is when it suits!

Pros

Pay (if working long hours)

Cons

Very long hours. Large geographical area, no organisation.
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Good team of people

Working at selwoods was a pleasure. It was great to meet customers on site and form relationships which helped the whole processSometimes you could be given the wrong info but it was soon rectified with a few callsPace of work had different speeds. Deliveries in the morning followed by collections usuallySometimes you get the long trips inter depotOvertime minimal but what a great work/ life balance

Pros

Good people to work with

Cons

Could of been more money
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Installation operative

Great company good people working there and money to be made just need a strong stomach due to some of jobs but apart from that great company and managers seem good fun a lot of banter around that place the crayford supervisor is also a top bloke will go out of his way to help you with everything and will get stuck in with the dirty work. Defo would recommend giving the company a go just have a strong stomach and you’ll be sweet as a nut

Pros

Great people to work with management seem good fun

Cons

Can be long hours and call outs but your paid well
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Mixed feelings

Many mixed feelings about selwood. They have a tendancy to employ lazy supervisors/managers that eould rather stand around all day and delegate all the workload.

Pros

Hours are good

Cons

You think they care. But they dont
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Enjoyable place to work.

Freedom to do the job. Good inter-department working. Excellent training. Good working hours. Able to work from home. Nice, friendly working enviroment.
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Call outs

Call outs rubbish work life balance not good two faced management and work mates no overhauls supplies everybody for themselves CPCS on Saturdays wagons old and shabby

Pros

None

Cons

Manager a salesman
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Hardworking

Very policy and procedure driven. Busy environment Good team work Lots of variety Enjoyed working across depots Some managers not well trained Left after raising an unresolved grievance.
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Good

I liked working at selwoods there is a good professional working environment in the depot the job I did there always kept me busy and I would have no problem in working there again
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Sweat shop/ poorly paid/ jumped up staff/

Fast paced environment, management Curtain twitchers, sweat shop. Poorly paid, no facilities, management rude, and job repetitive. No sense of achievement. Just a number

Pros

None

Cons

The whole job
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Great staff but let down by some Directors and chief exec

Unfortunately hard work and dedication isn't recognised , if your face doesn't fit then you are wasting your time here The staff members are great but let down by the attitude of some Directors and CEO who just wants yes men/women Real shame as could be a great place if attitudes change in senior management
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Good place to work the yard staff was one of the best I have worked with.

Not a bad place to work to be honest just poor management which is the reason I'm not there anymore. Typical day at Selwood was unloading or loading any lorries that needed it first thing in the morning, then once the lorries were loaded and out of the Yard the next job would start which was doing damage check form for any pumps or hoses that have come back from customer use, the forms would then be taken into the office for the sales team will look into weather or not the customer needs billing for any damage. I would then go back out and move the pumps that have come back and been checked into the workshop for the mechanics to do there service checks on the engine and do there damage checks too. Then I would move all the hoses that have come back over to the wash bay which I will then wash them and put them back into stock in the size related stillage ready for the next hire. I think that just about covers the Yard duties. Selwood pumps also had a 3.5t vehicle which pretty much everyday I was required to do deliveries and collections which can also sometimes be a all day thing depending where the delivery or collection is in the country which could also result me taking the van home either the night before to go straight to the collection or delivery or take it home after to save the company overtime costs for me. That is the delivery and collection side covered. Selwood pumps also have a installation side too which I had to have a lot of training courses before I could take part in any of it. The installation involved setting up pumps and hoses on site for customers - 
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not a good place to work management rubbish

hire desk manager and admin person and work shop fore man were good at harassment and nothing else.one driver could get away with everything if he didn't want to do a job he would get out of with excuses and getting paid more than the other driver
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Manager is a lier

Rubbish money no respect at all for stuff even when they have more knowledge about the job than the management and the manager at the sittingbourne depot is a compulsive liar he cannot be trusted like being at school with all the back stabbing avoid this place at all costs. They also deduct an hour a day for a break but God forbid you say you won't work through it. You will then be on punishment patrol and your names must until they find someone else to moan at. This place cannot keep drivers you have been warned.
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Terrible

Management bullying and constantly on your back. Nothing is ever good enough and no support. Nobody stays and some folk leave after a week of working there.
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productive & fun workplace

productive and fun workplace. hire industry workplace is fun flexible a family culture core valves busy environment transport driven customer requirements always held high
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Excellent company

Great company to work for with excellent management to back you up in your decision making. If only I had started employment with Selwood at an earlier age .
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Dead end job

Probably the worst hire company I’ve ever worked for. Expect to work long hours and be on 24 hour callout to site within two hours notice due to contractual obligations. Expect to work without support or supervision and do several roles. Expect to work without regular breaks. Expect to work with raw untreated sewage as sewage pumps are a large part of the business. Expect to be paid lower than the market average salary compared to the amount of hours you’ll be expected to put in. Don’t rely on any promised bonus to top up your pay. Expect to dedicate your life to the company as you’ll have little time for a life of your own. If you can stand the daily smell and sight of raw untreated sewage and regular bouts of gastrointestinal illness then it’s the job for you.

Pros

Free tea/coffee if any available

Cons

Long hours, low pay, poor working conditions. Poor support/management, dirty/smelly. No appreciation.
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pays the bills

pays the bills don't expect much more. lack of communication. too many chiefs not enough Indians...……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. .
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Unsupportive management

left Selwood and can say it’s the best thing I have ever done. Managers is the team I left only care about the well being of certain individuals and if you are not in that group say good bye to your sanity. You are under appreciated and over worked, also say good bye to confidentiality when you disclose any personal information as they thrive off of gossip at other people’s expense. Honestly avoid at all costs. Mostly lazy team members and the ones who are hard working loose all work ethic after a few months and become stressed and exhausted. Even management slag each other off in front of the team. What a joke. Also be mindful of reading the job description and asking for details at interview as the job was nothing like described

Pros

Holiday, duvet days

Cons

People/ management
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Overall rating

Based on 51 reviews

Ratings by category

3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.1 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.8 out of 5 stars for Management
3.0 out of 5 stars for Culture

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