Vmoves Fleet Solutions
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Oddly I enjoyed working there until recently they tried to cut their costs by passing them on to drivers. Generally speaking the planner was good and considered the travel between jobs that the drivers had to do, but at least one day a week that planner is off and a replacement person couldn't care less about drivers and gave jobs out with long journeys between meaning my expenses grew to over 200 a week.
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Keep earning whilst your wheels are turning

I was impressed with the training for the instructor driver role. Accommodation was paid for and the office were helpful and responsive. Be prepared to work long days which often finish late into the evening.

Pros

Hotels and interesting training

Cons

Money deducted for vehicle insurance weekly
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Dont get burnt Taveling to pick up jobs spend a large amount of your pay subsidize Company

Do not be taken in by this firm that tells you a pack of lies from the outsetYou Spend your hard-earned money on trains You are informed by phone that train fares etc will be reimbursed. They speak with a Forked tongue.You will not see the vast majority of those expenses if you get any of it at all Expect to sleep in cars or trucks, sleeper cabs like rocking horse S_ _ _Office support is difficult to get hold of, will ring you back not! unless they want you to work.Basically left on your own to get accommodation late at night if you can find and afford it.Expect to get ripped off for a uniform and training expense every week.If you want to get your fingers burnt go work for this firm Not a good word to say about it.Drivers are decent Shameful firm
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Not the company to work for if you enjoy family time.

Large distances between jobs, only earning while driving, not earning when travelling between jobs. Poor pay for hours. Travel allowance and overnight expenses just not fit for purpose. Not officially allowed to give lifts to colleagues.Away from home all week, planners would plan your jobs so you wouldn't be anywhere near home at any time plus on a Friday wouldn’t hesitate in sending you hundreds of miles from home then tell you to make way home, for weekend, from there. One thing I do miss is the camaraderie between drivers was great. Made a few friends there.

Pros

Colleagues out on the roads

Cons

Office staff/planners and management
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Busy days, nights out

OK if you like working away from home, days can be long, mostly enjoyed because like driving various vehicles, can be stressful at times, but vmoves have a good back up team.

Pros

Lots of variety

Cons

Can be long days
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Excellent

I loved working for VMoves as a trade plate driver. Had to leave due to family commitments, but would love to return one day. No day is the same, great support from the office team. 10/10
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Enjoyable

Was a hgv trade plate driver, I enjoyed the job, met some great lads who work here. Leave home on a Monday and return home Friday evening. Your given a night allowance and you have to book a hotel from this money which can leave you in the minus sometimes.

Pros

Get to see the country

Cons

Long hours, poor pay
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Stay away

Unless you want to earn less than 200 quid a week as an Hgv driver then stay away. You use your own money to travel between jobs; it can be at least 200 in expense. They say they pay it back the following week but you will be lucky to see it. It’s just theft and blatant robbery. Nothing interesting about the job
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Enjoyable

I did enjoy working here was different and got to experience multiple vehicles on a daily asks, things went down hill when your weekly take home was getting smaller and smaller and then was not worth paying own travel from a to be and meals out and away from home all week

Pros

Different vehicles

Cons

Wage fluctuations up and down
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Stay well clear!!!!!

Working 15 hour days Working for peanuts Working like a man possessed Work Work Work!!!Spending more money than you earnBeing sent to the four corners of Britain Every single day

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Pay

Accept job at one price the you can check your pay daily checked following day to find over £200.00 taken of from price that was accepted over 4 jobs took extra job for extra bonus as they could not cover and they deducted that to good job but can’t be trusted on pricing

Pros

Plenty travel

Cons

Always copy down the job pricing
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Great drivers, horrible office staff

I started working at V-moves in October of 2019. The work itself I found quite enjoyable. You are paid per individual job. They are a smaller logistics company, this is part of the reason that I decided to work for them as the larger companies. V-moves requires you to move 2 vehicles per day on average, their system of operating means you will spend nights out, they pay a flat rate of £40 for this. Other drivers are a delight, I haven't a bad word to say about any of them. A truly good group of people on the whole. The pay is okay, could be worse could be better. I would have stayed if it were not for the constant politics from the office team spilling into the driver field. The office is dominated by one employee in particular which ruined the job for me. Taken on a self employed basis your rights are severely limited and this person has no problem taking advantage of this fact. This persons approach to drivers is to talk down to them as if they were still in secondary school. Clearly on a performance related pay scheme (i.e the less money paid to you the more they will earn) and having the authority to grant you subsidies for travel or not. The largest disadvantage of being self employed at v-moves is that the jobs quoted apparently include travel costs to the job, the big pitfall of this is that you are blind to the fact of how much you are being paid for travel and how much is being paid for the job. I had queried how much travel cost was included in the job itself on numerous occasions and v-moves declined to tell me. This raised alarm bells. If you get a job that - 

Pros

Nice work especially in summer. See the country and get paid for it!

Cons

Office Politics...
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vmoves was a good firm to work for the fellow drivers we good to work with and get along with

the staff at vmoves have avery good knowledge of the industry and the workers were good to work with they provide you with everything you need to do the job
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Travel expenses to go to travel to collections are not worth the job

Travel expenses to go to collections are ridiculous , your expected to go to collections about hundreds of miles away from where your located . I mean your expenses even before your payday means you will be paying out approx £200 or even £250 before you even see any money in your bank account plus the amount of money they deduct every week is ridiculous....
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Good

Nice and easy to use will recommend and it's a self employed post so if you want to be your own boss it's perfect and you have the option off using there accoutant
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I hope they have changed

It’s been quite a few years since I worked for this company and I desperately hope that their attitude towards employees welfare has improved. I’m not a disgruntled driver that was dismissed but did in fact work for them for 2 years while saving to attend university. I was an HGV driver and often the work was interesting and varied taking me to all corners of the UK and sometimes to mainland Europe. This issue was with employment practices. At the time they offered less than the statutory number of holiday days and expected staff to work a significant number of unpaid hours. These practices were literally criminal as was their attitude towards a colleague with a disability (too detailed to mention here) It looks like the have circumvented these laws by implementing zero hour contracts like most disreputable companies do these days. One of my biggest grievances was that they did (and I’m sure still do) expect staff to sleep in cars, vans and HGVs with no sleeper cab. This presents a danger to employees, other road users and the general public. Occasionally after ‘sleeping’ sitting upright in a unimog or a military vehicle etc for 3 days in a row I was so tired I was beginning to suffer visual and auditory hallucinations. Like I say it’s been a few years so if you’re interested in a job then please find out whether these practices have stopped before making a decision. Check with current drivers rather than the company though if possible.
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A complete shambles

This is the worst company I have ever come across in my life. Condescending abrupt ignorant and totally lacking in people skills ( and thats just the planner).I was phased out and blatantly lied to about work. Why ?? Because I recorded all jobs id done.( They will not pay you for jobs if they can) avoid at all costs
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Pros and cons

Oddly I enjoyed working there until recently they tried to cut their costs by passing them on to drivers. Generally speaking the planner was good and considered the travel between jobs that the drivers had to do, but at least one day a week that planner is off and a replacement person couldn't care less about drivers and gave jobs out with long journeys between meaning my expenses grew to over 200 a week. Far too much from 600 less tax etc means 70 hours a week for around 350. Finally I live in Cornwall and most weeks I was left with an 8 hour drive home. Instead of my last job being routed towards the south west it was usually south east or north East

Pros

Own boss to a degree. On leaving I surprisingly was very well treated by them

Cons

No respect from managers
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You will get on fine as a "self employed" driver until the taxman comes calling.

As long as you have a friend in the office you will be looked after. Otherwise. No matter how long you have grafted they will treat you like the oroverbial piece of poo! Pity really. Cos with a decent planner and a bit more respect for tje workforce they could be doing alot better!

Pros

Nice drives

Cons

Very poor organisation
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Great company to work for

I have worked for Vmoves for over a year as a vehicle inspector / driver. My role within the co is to travel around inspecting cars / vans and providing excellent customer service. I enjoy being part of the Vmoves team as they are an excellent company to work for who offer an excellent self employment package.

Pros

Independence, I love the travelling and meeting new people everyday as well as being part of a team, It is a great company and a brilliant job
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My 4th Year

In my 4th year with Vmoves and have witnessed some changes even during this comparatively short time, particularly in management team and for the good for the company as a whole. Like any company there are good days and not so good days, which in turn have to be overcome. I do on the whole enjoy my work as I get to see places I would otherwise not have seen and meet people I would not otherwise have met. I find that you get out of this work what you are prepared to put in, I also find that if you are prepared to put forward a sensible idea or suggestion then these will either be noted, listened to acted on or all three.

Pros

Rewarding to feel that you are a valued member of the team, by both fellow colleagues and management alike.
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Based on 22 reviews

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2.2 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.6 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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