UK Landscapes
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    Construction, Repair & Maintenance Services
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Rating overview

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Grounds Maintenance Operative in London
on 9 June 2021
Life at UKL part 3
A typical day starts by signing in to the iPad and if you're a team leader you have to collect your 2nd operative on your way to the site. Once your on-site you can then sign into a job and your 9 hour day starts even if you have already driven 45 mins. You have to complete the jobs allocated for that day, So regardless if you have 140 acres of grass to cut you have to stop and weed spray or taken off for an emergency job of clearance or attend to litter picking for the day.UK Landscapes operates a winter program and summer program. Your contracted hours are 40 hours a week, but this is increased in the summer to 45, 5 hours are "banked" so in the winter months you will do shorter hours as your wages are propped up by the hours you saved during the summer. This in theory works but it only works when you can maintain staff numbers, others wise you have people on different banked hours because they haven't saved enough to account for winter months.Grass on my site took over a month to complete.Most teams are made up of two operatives and if you're static to a site then you may be with a team up to 4 or 5 but that's very rare as a team of 2 was told to look after a 140-acre site with limited tools that regularly broke down Once you completed your 9 hours on-site you can leave but you must drop off your second operative before you go home. You're also tasked with looking for near misses, which means looking for potential hazards that could lead to an accident but even when reported they are never addressed. It has since increased to 2 near misses a week must be done by the team leader and 2nd operative.You're paid weekly via a timesheet, you have to email to payroll which is the only contact your allowed, if you have wage inquiries you must go through your managers otherwise it will lead to a disciplinary The enjoyable part of the job was using the machinery when they worked.Teamwork from the other teams was limited, people didn't want to come and help if it means they're not on their own scheduled jobs as they are also overloaded with work, especially if you on a mobile round, spend more time driving than workingIf you're thinking of taking a position with UKL, good luck!
Landscape Gardener in Knutsford
on 12 April 2022
Great
Was a great place to work and the staff and management was great I only left due to the distance but the job was great and the people was great to
Worker in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
on 12 April 2022
Awful
Awful place to work! I felt like I was bullied out of the company. If you weren’t mean and moaned about each other you weren’t included. The salary was poor and the progression was impossible.
Team Leader in Holmes Chapel, Cheshire
on 4 April 2022
Poor poor poor
Working out of head office where the management have no clue. Being charged and deducted from your wage for everything. Constantly checking van trackers to check on you an absolute joke of a company.
Team Leader in Mildenhall
on 8 March 2022
Total shambles
Just absolute shambles poor management that will make you pay for everything lost stolen or broken into. Also charge you and work mate around £80 per week for having van at home and being a mobile team

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