Sunbelt Rentals UK
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I did enjoy my time here. The work was easy. Decent kit BUT very bad pay. Was contacted to 48 hours a week and was working 55-65 hours and only getting 48 hours pay. Was told we would get our time back and never did.

Pros

Decent kit

Cons

Poor pay.
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Hopeless. Working myself into the ground, with a few good colleagues who do likewise. Carrying dead wood and a hopeless administration.

Woeful management,Very low wages, Just driving bonuses for admin staff, Lots of pressure on hard working Frontline workers,Promise of advancement upon engagement but that never happens,Training agreed then not booked for ages,General malaise

Pros

Some like-minded colleagues who help me through.

Cons

Shockingly poor salary, The harder you try the more they expect and abuse your good nature, Plenty of people to carry if you have a good work ethic..
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Management is a joke

Management is toxic, no chance of progressing. You're just a number. Forced to work weekends, they move the goal posts to suit them. Overtime docked every month, but charge the customer full whack. PPE not available some months due to management saving money.

Pros

None

Cons

Management
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Watch your back

Management are bullies only interested in the big bonus they get ,employees are just throw away canon fodder ,lots of people leaving because of stress, management don't care stay away ,the company turn over in staff is massive

Pros

Home time

Cons

Long hours low pay
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Overworked underpaid avoid at all cost

Training given is minimum once pass off on SLG Course 2 way lights. Expected to go out and set up multiphase traffic lights and lane closures with no training whatsoever. The equipment traffic lights we hire out to customers breakdown constantly made to look like a fool in front of the customer trying to explain the problem. When initially they got sent out on higher they wasn’t working correctly in the first place.

Pros

There are none

Cons

Long hours little pay
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Boring working environment

Poor management team, wages are terrible and a high percentage of people leave All they want to do is sit in the office and not communicate with staff,

Pros

Breaks

Cons

None
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Bad pay, incompetent managers

Very poor company, with no progression or pay rises, massive profits and bonuses for managers nothing for fitters etc. Would avoid at all costs, over worked and underpaid. Safety policy’s don’t apply to managers, near miss incidents swept under carpet for management. Overtime expected/ to make up wage. Laughed out of the office when asking for pay increase’s. Serious lack of mental health awareness. Staff members told to leave on a daily basis and that they don’t have a gun to their heads (deputy manager) rather than constructive talks. 7+ employees at Chadderton handed their notice in within 4 weeks of each other. Made to take holidays for attending Funerals, Shocking lack of empathy and personal touch. No active management skills asking the right questions. So long as the money is rolling and massive profits. Who cares for the xxx number employees who are struggling to make ends meet. You have been warned.

Pros

Free clothes

Cons

Can’t afford to have personal life
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Wake up and open your eyes

I have worked for the company long enough to understand that the staff are undervalued and certainly underpaid also training is selective and internal promotions are given on a popularity basis. Staff turnover is ridiculous and no one seems to care less.Morale within the workforce is so low it's on the ground. Management give all the benefits to the chosen ones whom they are friendly with on social media, other staff are then vilafied and abused.This company needs to grasp the big change moto and hopefully management will be held accountable instead of thinking they are untouchable. Hope it happens soon as we are losing good experience d staff in the meantime.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hrs, poor pay, discriminating management
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Too much pressure put on local depot managers and staff

The company has recently seen a complete change in senior management. All the senior management now seem to be from Speedy Hire. They seem to look down on existing staff and processes. This has left long term A Plant Personnel feeling worthless. In addition any new management or good jobs are filled with “mates” before they are even advertised. They shout about how well they did throughout the COVID 19 furlough period. In reality operational staff were put at risk while senior management and sales personnel stayed at home. The local workforce are second to none within my region and I can’t thank my depot manager enough. He is put under a huge amount of pressure without having the resources to complete safety critical tasks. Staff are left in the dark when it comes to future plans and are all currently fearing mass redundancy due to the change in structure.

Pros

Local team

Cons

Long hours, Health and safety risks
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Well looked after

The job can be challenging but once you get used to the different plant and how it works it’s pretty straight forward, the other guys are happy to help with anything and the training course is well delivered and you get your hotel and all your meals paid for.There is scope to progress in the company if you want to.

Pros

Good pay and overtime, new trucks, training course

Cons

Management Could be better with communication, and be more organised
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Scape goat chadderton service centre

The company has been ruin undervthe sunbelt regime too many people out for them selves Looking for someone to blame all the the time with directors in place that are useless If your part of the click or related then you will go far

Pros

None

Cons

Bad directots
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Joke

Stressed to the max with this company as a foreman then took into office and to be told not good enough at my job with only (test and run small tool ) fitters looking after Powered access equipment ?? No qualifications servicing and trying to repair machines What a joke then being forced to step down to a fitter not a good place very very high turn over of staff Fitters leaving for thousands of pound more to do the same job

Pros

Home time

Cons

Very very low salary
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Massive company, employees are numbers

Horrible company to work for. Driven by revenue. Office are constantly on your back trying to push you to your limit and when you gave an issue you're made to feel like dirt. The job itself is great as long as your willing to dig in and get your hands dirty and can be very enjoyable.Reasonable pay but doesn't get better even though you become good at what you doApproach with caution

Pros

Honest graft

Cons

Dishonest managers and ethics
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A fair company to work for

Sunbelt Rentals acquired Astra Site Services and the transition was smooth. Unfortunately, due to some jobs already in place within the company some roles became redundant.

Pros

Relaxed Working Conditions

Cons

Long Hours
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A Fantastic Place to Work!

From my very first day at Sunbelt Rentals, I have felt like I have worked here for 10 years! The company really does value its people, and it is really clear to see.My role is challenging but is extremely rewarding, and no two days are the same. I enjoy working across different areas of the business, and working with different people, who are all experts in their field and are so friendly and welcoming.I am so glad I have the opportunity to work for Sunbelt Rentals, and would definitely recommend working here to anyone.

Pros

Growing Business, Friendly Team, Company Really Cares about its People
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Great Company

No two days are the same and it's an exciting time to join a business going through many aspects of positive change. There are plenty of projects and things to get involved in and I work as part of a great team.The company have handled to Covid-19 pandemic brilliantly and supported our people throughout.

Pros

Team, Management Communication, Support, Benefits, Wellbeing Initiatives

Cons

None
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Great company to work for!

I have been with Sunbelt Rentals for almost a year and I am really enjoying my time here. The work is challenging and engaging and I actually feel like my opinions are listened too. People take action here which is refreshing and I find the senior management teams for the most part approachable and open to change. My team are great and while it has been tough at times working through COVID and being isolated at home a lot of the time I think the business has been really supportive of everyone which is great to see in a business of our size. They recognise people for the work they do and are investing a lot in training and their people. I hope to be working here for a long time.

Pros

Flexibility
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Incompetent management, money over safety

Health and safety here has a switch, only when it suits them. Not given the time to turn kit over, send out dangerous and faulty kit. Staff not looked after, have to fight for ppe. Underpaid whilst management get all the rewards, bonus. No training just left to job. People not qualified in job rolls creating problems stress and accidents. Good company foundations run by clowns. Money over safety.

Pros

Leaving at the end of the day

Cons

working with incompetent managers
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Fantastic Company

I'm so glad I joined Sunbelt Rentals, it's a challenging role but really rewarding. The company really looks after its people and have been fantastic during the covid-19 pandemic.
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Not good at all

Very stressfull as managers have no idea how to man manage staff. Low pay for the sector and that will never change. A very high turnover of staff due to lack of decent pay and working conditions. Would not recommend working for these people. Health & Safety is a joke, not interested in the welfare of their staff.

Pros

They have a brand new building

Cons

Everything else is a con
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Poor equipment maintenance by other depots

This company does not listen to its workers when they tell them about others depots not servicing equipment to the correct standard set out by them self’s? Theirs no reviews on your progress within the company your promised a pay rise after probationary period but gets left and for got about At my depot 5 colleges have left and not been replaced so we have to pickup the extra work.

Pros

None

Cons

To much work load struggling to complete work on time
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