Wincanton Ltd
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Be a good professional and your manager back you up. Salary always on time. I recommend.Also have the chance of progression if you show you're good.
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Treated like a number

Awful place to work - Managers talk to you like an animalHealth and safety out the window when expected to lift big boxes of potatoes etc from a night higher then 6ft. Many have hurt themselves doing thisNot Covid safe - no social distancing whilst on site or even in canteen. Place is dirty. Birds flying around warehouse doing their business on productsDisciplinary action and threatening to get the sack when calling in sick due to reaction from Covid vaccine

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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I don't recommend working here

Nobody works there out of choice, management are ignorant, obnoxious, condescending people practices are a cross between Amazon and prison. You get searched 4-5 times a night. Warehouse staff have no representation which everybody deserves and that's disgusting behaviour from wincanton and waitrose.

Pros

None

Cons

Management
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Clueless management

Bonuses promised, but withheld for any 1 of a number of reasons. Worst line manager i have ever encountered. Contract has only 50% manning level, says it all. Avoid at all costs, go stack shelves for a pound an hour less
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The big issues was the management disrespectful with employees

The management they have poor communication with employees and you don't have any chance to progress, you will not have any chance of upgrading the position because if the Supervisor and Team leaders don't like you will never have chance to upgrade yor position.

Pros

Nothing to like.

Cons

Very bad communication with employees
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Avoid at all cost

Avoid this Job at all costs not told everything in induction no work/life balance horrible atmosphere in chilled warehouse problems with their systems

Pros

None

Cons

No work/Life balance not told everything at induction
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overworked underpaid

worked here for 4 years. management haven't got a clue. toxic day to day. High staff turn over because most people take 1 look at what they're being asked to do in a single day and leave soon there after.

Pros

good days off

Cons

everything about going to work.
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Friendly office staff and management

Nice place to work. The employees are such a nice bunch of people. The office management make the interview and training a pleasant experience. Overall, it is a safe well organised company with great facilities. There is one team leader that is always stressed, angry and too busy for staff, especially new staff. This is not a professional look for a team leader, It is also a hazard as new and old staff need guidance from team leaders at all times. I hope in time, the company can help this person, by taking some workload of them or help them not be so angry. This would ensure staff are getting the correct guidance and training.The package managment sell in the interview needs to match the package delivered by their team leaders.

Pros

Nice pleasant office staff and managers, very professional and motivated

Cons

Certain staff need extra attention given to them
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Poor do

Worked here for 6 months, brilliant pay for the 3 nights I worked. Management extremely poor, communication NONE! leadership, not very much, Human resources - the worst! (Don't exist!) inspectors are lazy. Movement - not much! I met some good people but I think the place requires a good kick up the back side - a wake up call! The attitudes are poor.

Pros

Pay/hours

Cons

Everything else!
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Not the best place

Worked for over 10 years . No interest in trying to get on if your not the managers pal . Seems you pop off a plane , walk in there do a job for 2 minutes and given a managers job !! Doesn’t matter what you’ve done for the place . Half the managers just sit playing on there phones all shift anyway . Pay is ok but lowest warehouse pay round here . Union are useless , couldn’t negotiate for toffee ! Still praying to win the lottery to get out of the place . Supposed to be in Britain , it’s like United Nations , and they all speak in there own language . It’s English speaking , so why let them get away with it . We would be in the office if we dare step outta line !!

Pros

It’s local to my home

Cons

Cold, dusty pay not the best for heavy work
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Wiele zależy od ludzi

Jak wszędzie, pracę tworzą ludzie, a tutaj sporo dobrych pracowników odchodzi do innych firm. Pensja od dłuższego czasu niemal stoi w miejscu. System szkolenia nowych pozostawia wiele do życzenia, oddelegowuje się do tego zwykłych pracowników. Nauka często wygląda na zasadzie: rób tak, bo tak. Na szczęście są też osoby, na których można polegać. Związki zawodowe dbają o sytuację pracowników, a w razie jakichkolwiek problemów na płaszczyźnie międzyludzkiej, można zgłosić się do działu HR.Pracodawca stara się motywować do integracji poprzez różnego rodzaju akcje, konkursy i loterie. Przewidują także kursy wewnątrz firmy i zachęcają do awansu. Jednocześnie często jest tak, że wykonując więcej obowiązków, nie dostajesz wyższej pensji, co nie zachęca do udzielania się.

Pros

Dodatkowy urlop za staż, możliwość odbycia kursów, świąteczny obiad

Cons

Zarobki stoją w miejscu
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Not a good idea to apply and work there

If the face fits and cronysn attitude. If you are a bit sensible they are afraid of you that you might take their position. No chance to achieve anything. Divide and conquer management culture. 2 different contract for workers for the same postion. The ones had tier 1 because they came earlies get paid more than the one have tier 2 contract. The so called workers union is in the same bed with the company.

Pros

N/a

Cons

The management
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Job was anything but as described

You are promised all the opportunity to move on and told you are valued but when you start work you are hounded about pick rate and health and safety is only bothered about when you have an inevitable accident

Cons

Shift pattern is guaranteed to destroy your social and family life
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Warehouse operator

Good place to work. Working in ambient on late shift was suitable for me. Decent money 11.49£/h plus 1.8£ shift allowance after 18:00. Break are paid. Free coffee. The rota include 3 weekends on 3 weekends off. Every month in your probation period you should have a review. You should do your best and reach 85%. During your probation period. It is 65% first month 75% second month and 85% the third. It’s not very hard to achieve you just need to learn how to stack the items.

Pros

Break is paid, price of food in the canteen it’s affordable

Cons

You can be sent to work in produce 2-8 degrees Celsius or in chill to do picking.
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If your face fits.

Office staff are quite layed back and easy to get on with on the contract I work on, but the management come and go and don't seem to know what as a driver we do and the problems we incur, just get "do your best" when calling in with a problem, but do your best and cause damage then it's another side you see. Some drivers get treated like lords and others like paupers when the work is handed out.

Pros

Decent vehicles.

Cons

Poor management
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Fast developing environment

Not to great but not bad at all! Only good people who know and want to work will stay. Not a place for lazy boys. You will get to use your brain a lot. Everyday is a different day and an adventure for sure. I love it!

Pros

No stress, plenty of overtime.

Cons

Long hours, 12-13h, early start at 5 o'clock.
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Just a place to work

I enjoyed my time there the work could be quite physical at times. The unloading of heavy materials was time consuming and difficult. Sometimes working outside in poor weather could also be difficult

Cons

physical
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could be better

Long hours and long days if something goes wrong it seems to be your fault if you don't make pre calls to customers on time they are on your back your expected to take 50kg up 7-9 flights of stairs on your own management are nice and staff are friendly but both will stab you in the back when they get a chance no balance for work and home life as u start at 5 and finish between 5-8 wouldn't recommend if you want a balance work life

Pros

Good money

Cons

Long hours and poor management
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Management a joke

Worked here for 5 weeks, then along came pay-day, as management seem to think you ought to simply be over joyed just to work for Wincantons they forgot to submit my details to payroll then management didn't seem it that important for them to deal with the situation. I jumped on an agency for the 2 weeks to get some money in whilst management and payroll dragged their heels over the idea of paying me. Don't do 1 days work for them until you are certain all your details are correctly submitted. If anything is missing you won't get paid then there no rush by them to make sure you do.
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Poor communication with management

Poor work life balance they think you should be at work more than you should be at home 45 hour contract joke more like 60 hour working on general haulage contract The planners think you can get tipped in 20 mins on every delivery when most RDCs take 10 mins to get in and on a bay and then wait 2 hrs to get tipped always late for tip times.

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None
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Don't care less

The management at Wincanton are happy to throw you under a bus if it suits them.They don't care about their staff and have no intention of staff retention. They are very happy to make you redundant instead of offering you a position at another site, even if they have positions available.Wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them.

Pros

Wages ok

Cons

You're not worth their time.
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