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job was OK. Money was poor for the distance you travel.. because you are self employed they didn't give much leeway with regards to time off with family problems/ childcare. I understand that because deliveries need to be met but there should be someone to cover at short notice but they are so under staffed

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early finish

Cons

none
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Stressful

Run as far as you can from this company don’t waist you time energy effort or contemplate of working for Yodel.!!!! Again run while you got your shoes on!! Back pain, headache, abuse, it will take your life away very early start very late finish.. no family time let alone alone time to think. Run Run Run Run......

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None

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Everything
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Very little management on night shifts

No management on night shift so people could do as they please, might sound good but this leads to staff not doing there job and other workers left to do it, as there was no real management on the shift,

Pros

Do what you like

Cons

No life
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Stressful and soul destroying

Worked too hard and pyt under tremendous pressure to achieve more and more and more. Forced to break speed limits to deliver on time and drive very long hours with no breaks.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours, not appreciated, stressful work and pressured to break laws to achieve their goals.
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Easy going to suit your needs

I started this job a few months ago in this crazy period. Everyone is so supportive any questions u go on group chat and really expect a reply in minutes if it’s finding the house which within minutes u will get a reply. Got a package with car scraper , hand sterilise, wipes , phone battery pack , face masks plus jelly beans. I’ve worked for a lot of companies throughout my life and I love this one. U can make your deliveries any time u please as long as it’s before 9pm. I myself cannot fault my experience

Pros

Choose your times

Cons

Rain
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Official response from YODEL

17 February 2021
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience whilst working for Yodel. It’s great to hear you have settled into the Yodel family and enjoying your role. I’ll be sure to share your feedback with the wider team. Thanks again, Team Yodel

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Good

Worked at Yodel for over 2 years and was really happy with the job. Van was available and ready to load in the morning. Left to load your own van and plan your own ruote. Once delivered all your parcels you are free to go home

Pros

Job and knock

Cons

Can be long days
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Good place to work if you can handle it

I want to personally thank everyone at yodel they all looked after me look there wasn't much training but hey and the PDA system is poor but who cares the staff and other drivers are amazing I liked my manager I stressed him he stressed me but he was never rude and never pushed me

Pros

Good wages

Cons

Long hours
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17 February 2021
Thank you for taking the time out to leave a review. We would like to say thank you to you too for all your hard work.We really appreciate your feedback and will ensure this is fed back to the wider Yodel team. Thanks again, Team Yodel
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Embarrassing

Worked there for a few month absolute shocking had to wait nearly 2 hours on a morning for parcels to be ready so wasn’t leaving until 12 o’clock, was getting home at stupid times 7/8 at night, sometimes u get over 150+ parcels which is too many and if you don’t do them all they straight on the phone even if u just leave one, they expect you do deliver parcels in the pitch black, the managers are clueless, lots of licky bums aswell, favourites get put on more money for doing the exact same job DO NOT WORK FOR THESE COWBOYS

Pros

Nothing

Cons

Everything
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Never again in these deaperate times.

All I can say Is beware of dissappointment in this place, also dont trust northen rights who reccomend me this place. If you are happy to work like a dog, having your head battered and confused because people just cant speak and communicate proper english, people cant spell and organise numbers 1 to 10.Also most important having to break your back whilst lifting heavy objects at very fast pace. Oh 1 worker had headphones on in busy enviroment so not sure why that person is getting away with it. Also dont expect learn slow just for to digest your learning, its all rush rush rush here. Also the products here get chucked around to get close enough for to get broken.

Pros

It was vending machines and microwave

Cons

Very long boring hours.
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Shocking place to work

Never follow health and safety so always putting workers at risk. Want you to lift upto 30kg over head to fit into wagons at the very top, want you to be fast when moving unsafe pallets. Disgusting canteen and food is a rip off for food cooked a day before you get it and it's dried out in the heater

Pros

Zero pros

Cons

Long hours, bad management, unsafe workplace, no social distancing
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Do not work for yodel

Don’t work for yodel lich - Field they run you into the ground give you more work than you should have break health and safety laws constantly everyday force you to lift more than 40kg, they don’t pay you properly your also not allowed to discuss what your paid with other employees they be on more than you for less work charge you for late deliveries £10 per delivery , there vans are useless, all management do not care about anything other than sending you out with a van that’s over loaded force you to work long hours , your life will just become sleep an work have to work weekends you’ll get Sunday off that’s it an trust me when I say that is not enough time to recover from the stressful week you’ve just had Do not work for yodel you will regret it also Christmas time you will b robbed may b beaten or run over believe me happens more than you think an if they don’t like you or fit in they can pick employees to go get tested for D n A test most of the time it’s random but they can pick,, management can sniff coke get caught Out through a test but it’s ok you keep your job because apparently management rules are different there’s a racist an homophobic culture going on there to an again nobody cares worst place iv had work ever

Pros

Lol

Cons

All of them
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Just enjoy working

I have learnt how to work on my own also with a team. Love meeting the public & get a buzz by delivering their items on a day to day basis.I just enjoy working & getting out.
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A temporary place for money

Only join if you need some quick money. Even then, it depends on how much everyone else does on what pay rate you get at the end of the day. Working hard is a wasted effort because of this. Speak romanian and you can actually communicate with the others, since English is only the third main language there.Also dont except much from the role, you will be in only one for the whole shift. If you are a female, you become a coder. Sitting down and scanning parcels as they go by. While males are the unloaders/loaders, doing a whole lorry to themselves. Taking up to 3 hours on each one, excepted to lift up to 30kg onto a conveyer belt, so you will need both strength and endurance to last. That if you are lucky to get awarded with a break so you have to take it yourself.

Pros

Dont need gym

Cons

Long Hours, Non-caring managers, No care enviroment, Tough pysical work
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Terrible place to work

Worked here for a long time moral just got lower day by day wanted blood out of a stone and paid pennies security is a joke for a parcel company no way to better your career treated very poorly only upside is that there are some great people work their but sadly they are very under appreciated steer clear of this company if you want a well paid job

Pros

Let me think........ you can pick up your own parcel if it hasn’t been stolen!!!!

Cons

Very low pay and poor working conditions
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Good

If your gonna work for yodel be a courier, use your own car/ small van. Left alone no pressure I earn roughly between ÂŁ400-500 a week. Small parcels nothing bigger than shoe box size you might get the occasional big box. Aslong as you keep within you 2 hour windows you have no problems with management at all I can go days with having to speak to them.

Pros

Left alone. Can take as many or as little as I want

Cons

Customers have your personal contact number.
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Under pressure most of the time

Depending on your route can be challenging most of the time working at a fast pace within a time scale and long hours early starts lots of problem solving can be very stressfull at times. Heavy lifting involved
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Rubbish

don't work for them they are rubbish and treat you like dogs long hours rubbish pay managers are awful zero team work its a terrible place no decent rest facilities no training the place is a bad joke

Pros

non

Cons

non
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Good shop floor managers

Very helpful staff in the office good bunch off drivers willing to share experience had back up if you had a van break down or running late to finish deliveries good debriefing

Pros

Job and finish

Cons

Long hours
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Best Company i've worked for.

9 out of 10 to work for. Traffic light system is very good, if you want to have an easy day just take out the reds and save the amber and greens for a different day.

Pros

Food Van every day
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Not bad but busy

Busy place to work especially at peak times, decent bunch of people, very easy to get along with. very fair management. Fast paced in the morning during loading, much better when out on road. However if a problem occurs while out does take a while to get an answer from depot. Induction and training was informative, but unfortunately health and safety is a bit hit and miss. Regularly over filled cages with 25kg+ boxes placed on top of cages and on top of perishable/lighter boxes, so damages do occur more often that they should.

Pros

Customers appreciate

Cons

late loading, breaks unpaid, can be long hours
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Not very good

Worked to hard and under payed with early starts and late finished for little money with no support from management. Plus the vehicles that was used for this job were unreliable and kept breaking down.

Pros

Was a job

Cons

Under payed
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