Travis Perkins plc
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Very fair company with plenty of company incentives, and opportunities to progress.Good rates of pay, normal hours 7 till 5 Monday to Friday suits the average person
Pros
Every other Saturday off, only half days Saturday.
Cons
All weather, can become tedious same thing day in day out
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Terrible company to work for wages are poor, drivers are on different salaries, transport manager was useless, colleges were great to work with along with few members of office staff. Overall experience is I wouldn't recommend this company at all.
Pros
Training for hiab
Cons
Wages
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Working as a member of the warehouse team (2) was extremely challenging due to the supervisor having no vision regarding new ideas and making the warehouse and yard more productive and a better and easier customer experience.On starting this job the condition of the warehouse and yard was awful with years of debris just left lying between racking etc which for a company that does pride itself on health and safety it needs to be addressed at this branch, product was stacked as if there was a complete no care attitude which again did not bode well for the customer.Customers and delivery drivers constantly complained about supervisors attitude and the condition of product which is bad for branch relations.
Pros
Decent wages
Cons
Team attitude
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Money is poor they say the driver has the right to say no only to return for it to be put on another lorry. No working under electrical cables but unfortunately some drivers will do it and still do
Pros
None
Cons
Im out of travis perkins
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I currently work at Travis Perkins and in some areas I feel pressured most of the time which makes me feel like the job can be harder than what it is
Pros
Good team, good management
Cons
Physically demanding, poor outdoor environment conditions
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Overall the company is great to work for, feels like a family management are very caring and take what you say on board, unfortunately the pay is very poor and can expect to earn between 21-23K a year which compared to most other HGV jobs is at least 6-8K short of annual salaries of other companies
Pros
Work life balance is great
Cons
Pay is extremely poor
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I worked at keyline in canning town between 2007-2011 in which time all the staff were brilliant thats including management from area and regional roles.looked after me when I was off for 8 weeks massive mistake in leaving when I did .
Pros
Great company
Cons
None
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Worst company I’ve ever worked for!! They hired me as an assistant manager to cover some holidays and told me to leave 3 months into my role. I was doing really well, got along with all the customers, staying late, using my own car for deliveries and then kicked me under the bus without a second thought. A nasty company!!
Pros
Never got a lunch
Cons
List is too long
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Mangers are horrible to there employees i would never work for Travis perkins again i asked to get trained on reach counter balance fork lift they wouldn't train me i feel they only trained certain people ie manger favourites the management team most of the time didn't help you if you couldn't do something or you needed help they just sat in the office most of the time something needs to change with the management team . I wouldn't recommend family or friends to work for Travis perkins the job the people you work with are great but the management let the place down
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Money driven , always pushing to do more , management have no interest/knowledge of driving law or vehicle condition. Its always somebody else's job . And currently operating the oldest and most unfit for purpose fleet in the country. Health and safety is only when convenient .
Pros
none
Cons
long hours/ loads planning
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Not bothered about family issues. The management are a joke. Balance of work life and home life is non existent. You are treated like your stupid and are patronised all the time. The book is always past to the drivers or yard staff. Unless you work in the office on sales you are literally forgotten about until something goes wrong then you become top of the list for someone to blame. I would not recommend it to be a good choice of employment to my worst enemy.
Pros
None
Cons
Everthing about the place
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I worked for Travis Perkins for over 20 years and I enjoyed my time with the company. The job is generally what you make of it and if you want to progress you can. During my career when I was sick I was treated fairly by all the management. It was my choice to leave and I have no regrets as I felt the time was right for me to move on. If you feel Travis Perkins is right for you I would say go for it. Please disregard the negative comments from previous employees and go in to Travis Perkins with an open mind. I worked within the transport department covering compliance in the South East.
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This company publicly promote family values but don't know the meaning of it. This is a company that forces cancer patient employees back to work before they are recovered, and manage experienced staff who were involved in fatal accidents and seriously injured, out of the business because they are still suffering physical and psychological problems. The best thing I ever did was leave. The employer has no morals.
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Long hours, low pay, stress, poor management. Poor work life balance.
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The worst job ever only just on minimum wages but expect premium drivers. Two days training then chucked in at the deep end when you have a problem just told to sort it yourself . Management are so travis perkins orientated they are like robots just programmed to say the same thing over and over .then they promote some little Hitler to assistant manager and it goes to his head its scary. Also dont keep up with tacho details which means loads of infringements also encouraged to work breaks seriously the worst place I have ever worked they go threw driver at an alarming rate
Pros
Close to home
Cons
To many to mention
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Customers will verbally abuse you which it isn't a big issue, for some, and the company eventually they will investigate you thoroughly while the customer dictates what actions to be take against you. sometimes you might be lucky that you wont get a smack as a sign of appreciation from the customers while management applauding the behaviour. its hard getting a job at the moment but if you can avoid them please do. Managers have no saying as the are general tossers are the ones who dictate, third world country doesnt have this behaviour!!
Pros
none
Cons
everything
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If your face dont fit you wont last five mins To many snakes that quiet happy to dob you in yet managers bend the rules and get away with it Managers all on different salarys certain staff earn more than others even drivers can earn more than managers some rolls they call managers but trust me your not you have no authorisation Mickey mouse hire company and bonuses well they might as well dangle a carrot.Some managers get away with murder like i said if your face fits payroll have no idea what they are on about its all done abroad ( tax saver ) your just a number but you will have to watch a silly video first claiming your not ! And last but not least !!! Over the top silly courses in branch to take the amount of people i know have worked here and jumped ship
Pros
Nice people to work with in branch
Cons
To many chiefs, hot heads
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Reasonable company to work forTraining on line okayCould do with more staff at times lots of pressure to complete tasks due to less staff than I believe minimum for safe work loadsAll right if youngMainly friendlybut can get clicks age related
Pros
Istaff purchases discount
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95% of the colleague's you work with will be great people. 95% of the management team wont be. Extremely customer focused, try to send lorries out over-weight just to "get the job done" They will send a HGV out to deliver small materials that should go on a van. ALWAYS ringing you to find out "how long" or "how many jobs left" or the classic "can you do me a favour" if you are a sheep then this is the place for you.
Pros
Good training opportunities
Cons
VERY POOR SALERY / Always pushy and want more than is possible.
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Excellent work colleges but not a good work life balance of hours and days expected to work. Good health & safety and good training and skills enhancing courses. Company wants commitment from staff but offers little commitment back your just a number and disposable as they feel fit through redundancy or other processes.
Pros
Work colleges
Cons
Poor wages, anti social work life balance, Inconsistent management
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I loved working at Travis , felt valued and well looked after , training , in abundance , I felt , when it was time to leave , if they had matched , what I had been offered by the poaching company , I would have stayed , but they said they couldn’t , felt gutted to be leaving ,
Pros
Discounted building materials
Cons
Low pay
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The team I worked with within travis Perkins was great we was a great unit I worked for bss which was all electrical equipment I learnt a lot from my team and would recommend a job there to anyone
Pros
Pay, and discount of travis Perkins products
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