Swain Group Employee Review
Productive and Fun place to work
I enjoy working at Swains because you feel part of a team, you feel as though you are all working together for the overall goal, you feel appreciated for your contributions and that motivates you to give more to the cause. They have a senior management team who are constantly looking for ways to innovate and improve practices and brand image and that makes it a very attractive place to work.
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I left over a year ago after only suffering a few months before feeling so low i handed my notice. Although maintained well the lorries could have been better, very poor planning from some of the planners. A very highly strung / short tempered staff but given what they had to put up with i would be too... If your face fits and you like to nod and agree you will be just fine and get the creamy work. If you raise concerns then you get the not so creamy work. The warehouse is a shambles, you are expected to plan your own route each day then get your lorry loaded by the loaders (if the trunk has turned up) Unrealistic time scales to abide too and aggressive planners when they don't get there own way. I am very grateful for the experience I gained and the FORS training and this is the only positive I can take from my experience. If you are new to the game then start of here on distribution! It's certainly a different experience on other departments after speaking to the drivers so maybe i was just unlucky. Most of the job I did was on a bonus incentive which could be taken away in a heart beat... bonuses for checking wheel nuts / cleaning the truck and drop bonus scheme plus KMs allowance. It's a shame it had to end this way for me as I wanted to work my way up to Special projects but just could not hack the hours, the way I was spoken to or the fact you would have to work to an impossible schedule.
They will help ypu obtain your license and provide training
Long hours, planners have little time for you, your just a driver attitude.