Turners (Soham) Ltd
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Low pay rates, long hours and very short breaks for an heavy physical job.Cold environment and Management not supportive at all.Avoid if you can, this is perhaps the worst warehouse around.
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Worst managment ive ever come across

Organisation is none existent. Managers all scared of there own shadows and wont make decisions. Very much a its not my problem attitude unless PD is around then they scurry around like blind mice but problems are never solved. Seen them dangle a carrot to get someone to do what they want then when its done they come up with any excuse not to hold up there end of the bargin. (Dont trust them!). Pay is very poor no matter what department you are in and they get there moneys worth out of you. Dont be fooled by what it looks like outside when you get in everything is old worn out broken and the staff Are much the same moral is lower then a snakes belly. Dont come and work for this firmStaff everywhere leaving because of poor treatment you spoken to like scum and paid minimum not even working for scrooge was this bad!

Pros

Good luck finding one

Cons

No respect youre not even a number
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Poor place to work

Had operation 9 weeks ago , not had one phone call to see how I am ! Wages are very poor , management aren’t bothered about staff. Times wages under minimum wage as payed day rate , 15 hours are not uncommon. Would not recommend anyone to work for turners .

Pros

None

Cons

None
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Don't like you to talk to each other

Worked in the warehouse the worst place I've ever been.Constantly on your case Them that are in with management and especially supervisors can stand about everyone else get shouted at.Definitely wouldn't recommend itNeeds to be better pay
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Stress free and enjoyable to work

Company provides the right equipment to do the job. They are always on top of maintenance and deal with any issue as it arises. Good training provided and paid for by the company.

Pros

Good maintenance, with good benefits

Cons

Some vehicles are very old.
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Long hours with poor pay

The job is fairly straightforward and your never pushed too hard. There are very long hours for what I can tell the lowest hourly paid haulage job in Lincolnshire. I like I get to pick and dictate my start time each shift. The training team are always willing to help and mentor you through whatever you need. Good job if you can accept long days for little renumeration

Pros

Good daily meal allowance, all breaks paid

Cons

Long hours
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Fast moving business with many great ideas

I was lucky and showed potential from the start and moved from an entry level role to a supervisor role in 8 months. There is definitely room for growth within the business if you are willing to work for it

Pros

Room for growth
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Stresfull, very long hours, bullying

Stressful, long hours, clueless planners, mostly Central London work. Avoid the bulk powders contract. Constantly bullying employees when asking for their legal rights like not wanting to reduce their daily rest or keeping their WTD average down. They never discolse your working average unless you specifically ask. The pay is quite poor for the work done
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You are walking on egg shells the whole time

Worse place i ever worked no people skills in the traffic office out of sight out of mind shieft pattern is a con 4/4 off then extra hours to get holiday

Pros

None

Cons

7-7 4 on 4off to earn holiday u have to work extra shiefts
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It's okay

High turnover of staff, but so has everywhere in Transport now and this causes the problem of getting to know the job and the comany, Turners are great in their field as they run legal.

Pros

some great colleagues

Cons

Late nights without extra pay
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Best boss i had yet..

Like all other companies gr8 at first, honestly goes a long way, unlike some places i have worked in , but i have been here for over a year now and I must say with hand on heart on of the best companies that i can say the boss does say what he means does not tell lies, tells you the truth ….. the wages are not best but units are clean , the trailers are ok the boys r gr8 to work with apart 1.

Pros

Pension

Cons

Nothing
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A vindictive company with a lot to learn

Very bad place to work management are bullies have no respect for the work force go out of their way to try to intimidate drivers and it doesn't matter what you do for them it is never enough company does as little as possible to help drivers. No proper overtime rates they expect you to work all the hours God sends for the same rate of pay. then when you are worn out they pressure you to work extra hours.

Pros

Non

Cons

Long hours, no respect from company
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Easy work, good kit and management, relatively poor pay.

Turners are a very big company, job security shouldn't ever be a problem. Management are clued up most of the time and generally leave you alone to get on with the work without hassle, as long as you keep them in the loop and don't give them more work to do, ie make a mistake. There is a clear focus on health and safety, and the kit is good for the most part. The only credible issue is pay is relatively poor when compared with the rest of the industry.

Pros

Easy work, not overbearing.

Cons

Pay.
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It’s not for everyone. It’s cold

You’ll fall out with people but you’ll find a click of people to suit you too. it’s not difficult work, it’s fairly good pay for the area and making mistakes isn’t the end of the world. Just needs better site facilities and equipment.

Pros

Decent manager that’s down to earth, family comes first mentality. Jobs not at risk for making simple mistakes that anyone can make.

Cons

Cold. Lots of broken equipment that takes its toll on your body. Site facilities
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Alright easy going

Not to bad to work for each going, generally easy job good new vehicles and generally clean and well looked after, on site parking fuel wash site toilets

Pros

Good night team

Cons

Different locations last minute plans
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Lack of care for staff, poverty speck trucks, you are a means to an end

Driver is a means to an end to get their money, no care towards drivers your not even a number, trucks are poverty speck with trampers having worse trucks than day drivers sometimes. As a tramper went over 6 months with no fridge through summer. Don’t run out of hours they won’t come get you sleep out or break the law those are your options. Some managers only interested in themselves looking good getting things delivered driver welfare secondary
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Only if you don’t have where to go

Management just want’s you to do the job, they don’t care that they are short on staff. It’s a mess on busy times. No space where to pick or put the pallets.

Pros

Teammates

Cons

Management, shifts, pay rate
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Not bad place to work for at the start of your career

Good place to start your driving career, you learn alot, management and transport office staff not to bad. Trucks are up to date mid range work easy enough. Let down by poor pay tho

Pros

Good trucks, easy enough job

Cons

Below average pay for the area
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Avoid

Too many 15 hour shifts, pay is on par with minimum wage, some rude staff. Training staff are good, but otherwise, a poor experience. Some very old trucks…some nice ones too to be fair.

Pros

Local

Cons

Poor pay, ridiculous planning and hours.
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Productive well managed

I would still be there yet I had personal issues, I enjoyed every day as a challenge. Provided Well maintained new Vehicles and Tanker Trailers, all supported by an excellent Management Team.

Pros

Everything about the Job

Cons

None
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I found it busy, relatively informal and quite friendly

I cant remember if I had to clock on but so long as you got the job done there was no hassle. Most of it was shift work unless you were on fuel tankers then you lived in the cab during the week. Management left you to get on with the work in hand without unnecessary call ups. Generally friendly in the workplace though once out on the road you were by yourself. Can't say there was much to say about the hardest part of the job. I suppose it was early morning starts but you got used to it and being hounded by VOSA. So long as you kept your nose clean they left you alone. Most enjoyable part of the job was freedom away from the depot and out on the road, if that is what you like to do, M25 can be a real pain though, at times it's just a car park!

Pros

Relaxed atmosphere, decent vehicles well maintained

Cons

Low pay compared to major firms doing the same work
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2.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.9 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.5 out of 5 stars for Management
2.5 out of 5 stars for Culture

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