Travis Perkins plc
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Good to work for looked after me well good boss and yard staff the only thing was monthly pay everything else was good training work life balance just new transport manager didn't like me because I was exempt from wearing mask during covid 19 so loaded loads of jobs yard staff excellent

Pros

Left a lone

Cons

New transport manager very pushy
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Awful

You don’t matter even your work mates hate each other and grass everyone up to management that so health safety they forget you matter at all. Don’t bother working for them cus u ether leave ASAP or your sack for nothing.

Pros

No

Cons

Everything
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treated like a number not a person

Head office hand out edicts about health and safety etc, They make you do box ticking online training so they cover their behind if anything goes wrong but branch management do not give a monkeys about defects or safety all they want is the deliveries done as long as the wheels still go round they expect the lorries to go out, If you stand you ground on health and safety you get a target on your back and they make your life h*ll until you quit

Pros

close to home

Cons

managers who's abilty is way less than their opinion
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Great bunch of workers,head office complete morons

Staff and management are all great bunch of lads,head office are compete knobs, H&S is way over the top even becoming stupid, customer's would lie through teeth to get their delivers,builders are idol, lazy, and thick, expect anything possible when it isn't,super fast to complain to brunch,dead in compliments,TP will always back the customer,the wages are a joke for HGV drivers,best to avoid.

Pros

Off road parking, sandwich van comes around everyday

Cons

Dick heads in head office, not caring for their drivers
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If you can deal with the h&s its not that bad

Seems that's Travis promotes time served over anything. Most of the hands on staff are great. They do look after there kit though which in todays world is a great thing.

Pros

Can do the job blindfolded once up and running

Cons

Dont pay O.T but expect you to do it
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Low pay for a hgv driver. Never fitted in

Everything just felt like hard work the job it's self was fine. Everything is online nearly three days worth of course work to do before you start even if you are completely qualified to do the job without any coursework needed. My boss would not expect my p45 when I started as its all done online so I had to find the time during my working day to go on to a company computer and send my p45 off to HR. If you are use to working on computers then it's fine but I'm a hgv driver not a office person if I was I wouldn't be driving trucks for a living. The people where frendily enough but very office driven basically pen pushers with not much hands on knowledge. They use to route planning system to give you the work load but sometimes job aren't as easy as others but they don't understand that if the planner says it takes 2hrs 30mins they expect that be the time it takes you. I feel the company is just to big with no understanding of the world of a hgv driver or a world out of the office.

Pros

Most days was 4.30ish finish

Cons

Too big of a company to care about you lifeless brainwashed staff.
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Terrible attitude

Wages are poor for the amount of work you do, they say they are health and safety conscious but in truth only when it suits, they are a joke, your tracked every move aswell

Pros

Can't think of any

Cons

Poor pay and work hard for it
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Hgv class 2

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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Poor pay, easy job

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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Worst job ever

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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No support and awful behaviour

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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All about bringing in the money

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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Poor management on local level

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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Decent work place

Nothing amazing or different than any other job! If you’re honest and a hard worker shouldn’t be any issue. Don’t expect big bonuses and neither a big salary but is what it is and the wages are the same with any other building merchant ! Working there won’t gave you a sense of great achievement but will put bread on the table and abit more
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A typical day at work.

Good work place, very health and safety focused. Fast paced work environment to get deliveries out but not over worked. Friendly happy co workers...
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Great Colleagues

Very safety conscious. great start finish times, good pay, weekends off, 28 days holiday, good career prospects, up to date training, company bonus scheme, perks and more
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Serious company, hard work

This is serious business. A large professional company for clients is not always for employee... But the overall rating is good. Travis gives everyone a chance. Women and emigrants. InvalidIt is known that it is worth having acquaintances in the office then you can do more. But no, I can say more wrongand single parents

Pros

A serious company. Equal chances

Cons

Hgv lgv driver. Poor life balance
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Only interested in management status not people.

After being treated like a leper and being forced out by attrition because the manager wanted his ego satiated I after two years of being accused of a polithera of things decided to resign
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Nice but a stop gap...

I wouldn't reccomend you going to any company within the TP group as I've been with 3 and won't ever return. They're completely obsessed with corporate claptrap and thd man management is awful. Let's not forget the wages at tp is horrific compared to other companies. You're a robot and all branches are miserable and dull.
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a little confusing.

having worked for TP for 9 years the one constant thing was nothing stayed the same. every time a high up manager changed their job, our work changed and after several attempts they finally got their way and it closed in the first quarter of 2020.
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Good people

I had worked here from 2015 -2019 and found staff are excellent to work with, management are good and salary is good, if you want to advance in your job, this is still okay. Health and safety are excellent, training is very good too Would recommend working at CCF Poole depot any day.
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