The Symphony Group Plc
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As a temporary place it was okay, but staying there longer wouldn't be beneficial neither for the bank account or your sanity. The management wasn't respectful at all, so were some colleagues.

Pros

Being able to use English, learn something new

Cons

The management and their lack of respect, not too friendly colleagues, low wage, but it's expected in such place
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Manager is a grade A mug

Manager got rid of me for sitting down lmao. They have favourites, if you’re not polish then get ready for a rough time. Management don’t care if you talk to them and they just get rid of people who speak up. Weird place to work. Avoid in my opinion
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High Stress With All The Mess

over 40 phone calls before you have officially started, you are always playing catch as you simply rely on sub contractors and when they let you down which is often you are running around trying to balance the world in your hand, Not much support from anyone as it is predominately a field-based role.No work-life balance No support from the hierarchy as they don't work in the field so cannot fully understand the stress hat is caused by manufacturing and transport errors
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Poor management

Everyday was a Hard work, including heavy lifting/picking/pacing parts of furniture. This job is Good for only short periods of time. Difficult place to work. Good money but nothing else :/ about workplace culture - Management are not helpful, team leaders are bad and and not fair for everyone.The most enjoyable part of the job was break
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The people you work with make the job

Overall great company to work for, management can be hit and miss certain individuals need weeding out pay needs to be higher / more defined gaps only 1000 pounds difference between a trainee and a full level.

Pros

Good atmosphere, bank Holidays and weekends off

Cons

Bank Holidays come out of your entitlement, pay grades, some managing staff
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Gloucester branch was a discrace.

Former 7.5t driver. Starting out from Glos depotbat 5am. Loading in the dark at a manic pace. Regular long days 11-12 hour shifts. I was told more than once to remove my digital card and get my rounds finished. Most weeks given the hours worked I didn't make minimum wage. Not support from head office at all.

Pros

Every other job after this one will feel better

Cons

Long hours, poor health and safety
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Very Risky, Not for everyone, Good wage

Having worked here a few years, I will not hesitate your say this is not the best place to work. The job - mine a driver done both days and nights, would have been straightforward but was not easy. Nights are a particular nightmare as the places the company calls sub-bases are not safe at all (ask to see most recent pictures when you come for an interview) . You are mostly by yourself trying to figure out what you should do in some crammed spaces, moving two or more demount boxes - transport office thinks it’s so easy.For a company that has grown so well, the level of penny pinching is beyond a council estate lad wanting to buy one bottle from a pack of WKD. Be ready to go on a hunting mission to find your vehicle as management refuse to get vehicles parked conveniently for driver’s ease and not even the parking bays are numbered so you lose a lot of time trying to sort yourself and get started. Some vehicles are a dirt-box even as someone sleeps in them as a night driver you have to clean the dirt so you can drive as cab hopping is the way.For a company that has enough a fleet to have dedicated vehicles on nights, managers think they cannot do that else you end up with a tag when you raise such concerns. Most of them do not even have an idea how much drivers go through to get the vehicles into the sub-bases, with most uneven slippery surfaces being a risk in the wet season.Days much better as you have advantage of people as well as daylight to help and the hours are ok, the kitchen units may be heavy but you don’t do as much lifting over long distances and the units - 

Pros

Get your keys, get your work done. Team effort with workmates, fairly new trucks (heard they have a new Mercedes fleet too)

Cons

Very risky, filthy cabs (most times, lucky if yu get a clean one)
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Happy driver

Can't fault the company brilliant to work for excellent team and management are a dream to communicate with =). Work life balance is great aswell

Pros

Early finishes

Cons

Early starts
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Decent job

Overall a good place to work, hours not too longPlenty off time off, 2-3 nights out a week unfortunately though a 2 tiered system with the trucks the favourites an the whiners, get the spacious Mercedes an the rest a cramped little daf cf that's not ideal for continuous nights out, pay is good with a yearly increase, yearly bonus that they try an find reasons to take off you, but overall a very physical job, I've been driving for 18 years an its up there with one of the best jobs I've done

Pros

Weekends off, decent weekly pay

Cons

Slow wagons small trucks
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Bit of a bully culture.

Some clear violations of H&S act. Sending managers to site with no PPE immediately after lockdown was lifted instead of waiting 1 week. A weak management in place who arent very competent in managing personell and expect you to give up your evenings to bail them out. Blame and bully culture meant I decided to call it a day

Pros

Site work and actualy job were great

Cons

Leaders arent very competent
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great place to work

I really enjoyed my time working at Symphony, I had to leave due to my mother being very ill,the company were very supportive at this time and i still keep in touch with my colleagues there.

Pros

great for parking
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good place to work

Good place to work many challenges and which in turn cam make the role very interesting. Lots of scope to grow through the company. Solid foundation for job security.
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nice office atmosphere

I'm not sure what it like now but the business was really busy when I worked there. I enjoyed talking to fitters and processing invoices and liaising with building site manager about orders and problems

Pros

was local for me

Cons

didn't offer staff anyting
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Based on 13 reviews

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3.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.9 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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