Wincanton Ltd
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  • Company size
    more than 10,000
  • Industry
    Transportation & Logistics
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Loading Bay Operative in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
on 15 April 2021
Great workplace
Had a fantastic 7 years working for Wincanton at asda warehouse in Doncaster and I regret leaving to find new challenges as so far it hasn't worked out and would 100% go back working for Wincanton
HGV 2 Driver in Exeter
on 17 April 2021
Poor communication with office. As soon as something goes wrong look to blame drivers 1st. No progression site manager doesn’t even talk to you. Can’t do deliveries early with out getting finial written warning far better to sit and wait anything up to 3 hrs .
Warehouse Operative in Burton-On-Trent
on 16 April 2021
B&Q Branston is a soul-sucking machine
Employee by Wincanton, work for B&Q Branston Depot. Can't tell which side the poor standards flow from, likely more of a local site-only issue. Underpaid, overworked, poor communication, complete divide from top management (department heads and up) to staff. Lack of compassion and understanding for the staff and the operation of site. Big-impact decisions made with little consideration or understanding, usually end up making tasks harder. Managers only care about tick box exercises - told to hire 200 new staff in 6 months - agency send us absolute rubbish - usually quit within the first week, no quality checking new staff, wastes time and money training and adds pressure to existing staff. People paid to do the same job get say with doing less work because managers don't want to challenge anyone. Management completely superficial - only pretend to look like they care when the big wigs are visiting site. Consistent failure to adhere to contracts (eg dragging out secondments long past the contracted term to get work for less money). Will cut costs wherever possible when it causes massive workload issues, (eg not replacing supervisors when they leave meaning doubling the work for others) despite being a billion pound industry. Terrible conditions - refuse to fix the roof which leaks constantly when it rains, even when we end up damaging off tonnes of stock. Do not work here it will crush your soul.
Warehouse Operative in Lichfield
on 8 April 2021
Becoming more challenging by the day
DC4 used to be a an OK warehouse to work in. However, throughout the pandemic we have received very little support from management. Covid rules were brought in WAY too late and face masks were only given to us a couple of months ago after it was complained about. Each area pretty much operates in disarray. I'm genuinely surprised Wincanton still has the contract. Theres very little chance of being able to make your way up the ladder, especially if your face doesn't fit in. Very poor communication from management to collueges. And little to no cooperation with other shifts. It always feels like each shift is tidying up after the other shift has messed everything up. At one point, I might have recommended this place to a friend. But now, I hope to find a new path as the journey here simply wasnt worth it. However, I will say this. This company will give the opportunity for a contract to almost every person who walks through the door, which in some ways is quite a relief to a lot of people. But could I reccomend a career here? No, sorry.
Warehouse Operative in Charlton
on 3 April 2021
Honest review never look for a career here.
Managers are inexperienced and shout a lot often find others to blame out of there lack of understanding of numbers . They also tell workers to work beyond the parameters of there job at times so you will be told to flex at the drop of a hat meaning do extra hours that day and that you dont have a choice and use the fact they put you on a trial that it will count against you at your trial even though these are not contracted hours ! These people are absolutely the worst employer i have ever worked for not to mention at the beginning of covid 19 they had no idea what they was doing so I got sick.
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Usual, experience, a chat about general attitude to work.

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