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Was a great job with a great set of lads and was always job and knock, management destroyed the job and redundancy’s were every month, a lot of fiddling was done to make runs fit into a days work sometimes they were impossible to beat and you would run out of hours and have to pull over bare in mind this was a very physical job sometimes doing 20 ton a day
Good set of lads
Management, fiddling runs
Iv seen brothels run better then this place probably get treated better too! Massive lack of communication in the office one tells you one thing and other tells you another thing! The transport manager doesn’t have a clue what’s going on or how to do his job! No respect shown to anyone from management even when you help them out by doing extra! Very poor place to work would never go back unless all the managers have changed!
The business is ran like a joke. The minutes are never correct. You work a minimum of 10 hours but only paid for 9. Plus your 45 break on top. Management always tries to get the staff sacked or on a final written. Been through 3 managers in the time I was there. You are never paid overtime when you are owed it, you have to raise a grievance in order to get it. Health and safety doesn’t exist, wagons are never loaded with working space. There is no weigh bridge as it conveniently doesn’t work so most of the wagons end up overweight. Wagons are never maintained correctly so if vosa gets you then good luck. Top manager doesn’t care unless it has something to do with a driver. Transport manager just wants all his friends in to work for him. The company has it’s favourites and if you don’t fall into that click you have no chance. The only good thing about the company is the people you work with on the road. Was this review helpful?
I really enjoyed the job when i started and they did everything to support me cos a family member has a heart condition but they done nothing to support me further into the present future of it and if you face don't fit its not the ideal job
The employer expects you to deliver goods even if the job is unsafe, I know from experience with this company as worked at enfield for over 9 years, even if you fail a job because its unsafe and refuse to do it, they will get someone else to go to it the next day and not tell them its unsafe. i failed a delivery and wrote out a statement with them regarding an unsafe delivery that could have killed whoever was at the bottom of the cellar lift, they still sent it out with another driver who said again that it was unsafe and he was told to just deliver it. no health n safety, no duty of care or anything. just get the goods in anyway you can and they penalise you when you refuse for H&S issues. hence why i got made redundant. several years ago. if you cause issue even H&S issues they will get rid of you.
being out on the road looking at all the totty
long hours and a dont care about you mentality
Do not work here! Bad management and their is a very high turn over of staff! The vehicles are very run down. The customer can be very rude and management will not back you up!
Free coffee from the vending machines.
As per above.
Second rate management that tells lies to justify itself. Timings on daily schedules deliberately incorrect to make it appear a 'reasonable' days work. Poorly maintained trailers that are extremely difficult to strap up the loads with by yourself. Quite a few customer drops used to be served by drays but now send 45 footers in which can be extremely difficult and potentially dangerous. If you work overtime shift (rare) the payment is often 'forgotten' to be added next pay day. New manager transferred from Bawtry brought some drivers who get favoured treatment. Managers do not listen to employees and are totally focused on getting themselves biggest possible bonus at expense of employees, they even pretend they do not get a bonus. They even stopped giving us a case of beer at Xmas. Pay is reasonable but hours are unreasonable. Unpleasant atmosphere now, despite some very good and friendly colleagues. No possibility of advancement at this place. Only work here if your desperate or use it as a stepping stone to a decent employer.
Excessive hours, poor management attitude.
Thouroughly enjoyable, great office staff. i learned that working as a team in a manual job is vital as it take the strain off just the one person. most enjoyable part of the job is: Driving to the destinations making sure all the products are correct.
Agency, could fit my social life around the job.
Not enough hours. Waiting for the contract offer but was never issued.
Horrible company to work for. Day begins by putting in a load plan for the following day (waste of time) collecting your load paperwork for the current day (which will have usually drastically changed from what you were planned the day before) and then searching for your wagon. You can almost guarantee that it won't have been loaded either correctly or completely, in other words after doing your checks you'll generally have to pick up stock from the warehouse before you can go anywhere, and to do that you'll have to compete with about 20 other wagons to get in one of only four loading bays. And even if you do manage to get in a bay, good luck with finding a forklift driver. Whatever stock has been loaded onto your vehicle overnight (it's all meant to be but rarely is) you can guarantee it won't have been loaded as you'd planned it the day before, instead it's just thrown on to fit. I'm almost sure the management are convinced they deliver helium balloons, and not beer kegs, because they expect you to be able to dig them out from anywhere (as in when they're buried underneath lifts of other kegs) and deliver them off any side of the vehicle at all times, whether one side is out on a main road, or up against a wall, or any similar or dangerous obstacle. Cases aren't picked per call either, they're picked per load, shoved onto pallets and again just wedged onto the vehicle. So your first drop might want just 4 cases, but you could have 6 full (sometimes 6 cases high all round) pallets on your wagon and your 4 cases are amongst that lot, somewhere. And they definitely won't be - more...
Some good blokes working for them (god knows why)
Picking idrinks items using a scanner and truck with wooden pallet. Very poor management with dangerous practices and unrealistic demands, expected to pick 125 items an hour, driving a small truck loaded with glass bottles through narrow crowded isles, for sometimes up to 10 hours per day, accident waiting to happen but management were so unapproachable, every second of the day you were being accounted for even had to have swipe card to go in and out of toilets. If you failed to meet the target your names were put up on a chart for all to see, totally humiliating,
It paid a wage !
Pretty much the whole job