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Monkeys drivers
Driver class 1 (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands5 December 2017
Worst place where office staff together with transport manager make you feel like a monkeys . Use old and damage equipment and unsecure. Use people with less english to avoid a decent pay rate
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Horrible place to work
Driver (Former Employee) –  Golborne3 December 2017
Very unpleasant atmosphere, spoken to like you are nothing. Bad management & not a care about health & safety or dvsa driving laws. Defect sheets are not worth the ink they are printed on. You are expected to drive vehicles with defects! (Not a chance) Very long shifts too (an average of 14 hours per day, again looking towards breaking the law.) No risk assessments carried out for deliveries (expected to drive hgv vehicles in unaccessible areas) Managers don't think twice about phoning you whilst you are driving (It is illegal to take a call but try tellingvthem that) Avoid working here or risk getting some heavy fines.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Multi Drop Driver (Former Employee) –  Golborne9 November 2017
Plenty of overtime there and you earn your days wage, management try there hardest to sort anything out whilst your out on the road. Plenty of drops but every company is like that it’s all manageable in a day
Pros
Plenty of overtime
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Canute
LGV C. Driver (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands17 October 2017
One of the the worst places I have ever worked, poor management structure and work. Company basically lie and use their staff hence the reason that they constantly have to advertise for drivers.
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Treated like your a prisoner
Security minion (Former Employee) –  Purfleet, Essex17 October 2017
Worked for this COWBOY company for 6 months. management treated you like a prisoner... watched everywhere you went via CCTV in almost every room and externally as well. treast you like your a 3rd world refugee, specially the manager at Purfleet branch. absolute cretin with NO people skills whatsoever. avoid this company at all costs.
Pros
would give you a good flogging if they could get away with it.
Cons
would like to flog you every day.
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Ok company
Hgv fitter (Former Employee) –  Magor, Monmouthshire15 June 2017
Good management all parts avaliable as and when needed pay was ok not many issues with underpay or tax codes good facilities and tools and good health and safety
Pros
Good company
Cons
Pay could be better
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Avoid avoid avoid
HGV Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) –  Gateshead, Tyne and Wear4 March 2017
Awful company to work for tells you permanent jobs but not, changes jobs every day no management skills avoid at all costs.most r agency and get sacked after 1 week, everyone who's here looking for a new job
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Productive, fast and fun to work
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Purfleet2 March 2017
Personally enjoyed working at Canute. Learned loads in the warehouse and had a year to learn the computers. Was given loads of opportunity and met loads of new people who I enjoyed working with.
Pros
Months bonus if in everyday and work well.
Cons
Working nights
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Colleagues are amazing but management is horrendous
Transport Co-ordinator (Former Employee) –  Worksop9 January 2017
Colleagues and drivers were amazing but the management was questionable

Forcing people into overtime 60+ hours a week, bullying people if overtime was refused and belittling people.

the job its self was a really good job spoilt by some bad managers
Pros
Great staff, decent pay, ok hours
Cons
management
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Terrible place
FLT Driver/Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands29 November 2016
Worked at Coventry branch for a few weeks. Pay always wrong. They put some guy from Latvia in charge of showing me the job. Problem was he didn't speak English like most of the staff. Knew the same about the job the day I left as the day I walked in. Pay rate was minimal, just above minimum wage.
There is alot better places to work. I would not go back.
Pros
Gives europes mentally ill somewhere to hang out in the day.
Cons
Everything about the place was a con including missing days wagrs
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awful company
hgv night driver (Former Employee) –  Warrington22 October 2015
Worst company I have ever worked for treated awful management must of got the job straight from school as bad attitude and not a clue about the job. Run you into the ground and pester you out of work when at home to. Witnessed the change in work force moral to people being ill they get that run down with all the stress. Absolutely the worst transport company I have ever known.
Cons
treated with no respect
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Productive
Various Positions (Current Employee) –  Aveley, ENG2 October 2014
Long hours of grafting work.
Great development through all aspects.
Driven & determined management.
Great team of operational staff.
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Not good for if you like the idea of a long career
BDM (Former Employee) –  Midlands10 May 2013
Opportunites for Advancement in Sales at Canute next to nil
High turover off sales staff historically

Company uses a brain drain approach
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would advise any one to saty clear
fork truck driver (Former Employee) –  purfleet6 June 2012
i work 70 hrs a week for this company and was never thanked for my hard work.
there was 3 fork truck drivers at the start 2 quit and they never replaced them
they expected me to do 3 peoples work. i was above min wage but when min wage went up
i only leveled out with. they never compenstated for the difference so had pay cut really.
the day started at 6.00am but managers rolled in between 9.30 and 10.00 after every thing had been sorted and rolled out at 5.30 even though we were still there till 8.00pm with no 1 in charge. all they did all day was look at hols while every 1 else ran around doin there jobs.
worst company i have ever worked for.
Pros
overtime is avalible as much as you want
Cons
long hrs, bad mangement skills, verbal abuse, not bein allowed to go home and have personal life
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