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Living nightmare
worker (Former Employee) –  Rochdale, Greater Manchester17 February 2018
Bullying, pressured for unachievable pick rates, health/safety a joke second hand ppe for a company that makes so much money by stepping on workers. HSE need to see the working conditions, I'll never go asda for anything after see how this food is handled.
Pros
28 people got out since 1st January and counting
Cons
Management, expenses canteen, recycled food
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Fun place to work
Delivery driver (Current Employee) –  Purfleet, Essex30 January 2018
Very good company that caters well for its staff members, providing its members with excellent support and opportunity. Good working environment and friendly colleagues to work along side.
Pros
Early finish
Cons
Long hours
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Not good
HGV 1 Driver (Former Employee) –  Felixstowe, Suffolk29 January 2018
Worst place I've ever worked. ...Terrible behaviour from the management they are animals...always max your hours for very little money. ..I lasted 4 days
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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great place to work
Customer Advisor (Current Employee) –  Swinton, Greater Manchester19 January 2018
having been here five years now I have a great sense of the company this is my second time round at wincanton, company are great. im only looking for new job due to wanting a salary increase.
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Would not recommend
HGV Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) –  Lutterworth, Leicestershire12 January 2018
Impressive 3 day training, thought this job looks great! They’ve
Recently won the transport contract at Lutterworth back but all the warehousing was Wincanton before who do clearly hate Wincanton Transporter/drivers in there they’ve even said sooner have old transport in than us! I’ve been there 7 months now still waiting for correct uniform ppe, but if you work in the office you get ppe/uniform same day! I call it facefit transport, very unfriendly site to work office treat you like dirt on there shoes ! Sacked a driver yesterday for refusing to do a 15hour day, three of my work colleagues left last week due to issues with a office member and incorrect wages for last 10 weeks , another driver left after 2 weeks after being spoken to like rubbish again! Still not been payed so rang head office to be told, we have no records of you ever working for Wincanton Lutterworth!
Biggest mistake I did was leaving a good well payed job to join Wincanton! But this job could be good but it’s ran by poor management who just thrive on hating drivers!
Plenty off agency work in there around 40/50 agency drivers a day! But they can’t see why this is!, based on 45hr week contract, but if you come in on extra shifts overtime ! But you’ve onlycompleted say 40 hours in your normal week they will not pay you o/t until you’ve worked the first 5hours of your overtime day to make your contacted hour up to 45hrs even though it’s a overtime day! Avoid
And they stop you 45 minutes break each day
Can’t wait to escape
Pros
Days off
Cons
Being there
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Dreadful
Cement mixer driver (Former Employee) –  Cambridgeshire6 January 2018
What a place, from the minute they invite you to Derby BEWARE!
You will be kept in the dark and fed on you know what (typical mushroom), our contracts never appeared until the 4th day, and for good reason! The salary was £10k less than advertised, a total sham!

I was VERY disappointed with the whole scenario, the way they handle situations and the blatant disregard to your needs/questions.

May suit some, but anyone with an ounce of sense and experience will see straight through them. Think VERY carefully before going down this route, there are good reasons why they are ALWAYS advertising for staff.
Pros
New truck
Cons
Everything
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Empty place with no appreciation
Loader/Driver (Current Employee) –  Doncaster29 December 2017
The management does not appreciate workers at all, salary increase is missing in last 10 years, target is incredibly high and that is main reason why people leaving constantly. If not achieved, then Disciplinary meeting is being followed.
Cons
long hours
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Overall above satisfactory
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Sherburn in Elmet14 December 2017
Work is simple regarding knowing job required and physical work-load within capabilities of almost every prospective employee, rates of pay are excellent above average for most warehouses in the country. Excellent working environment, pleasant atmosphere with managers and fellow employees. The only drawbacks are one weekend in every three, very little overtime available even at peak times i.e. Christmas and communication with various departments i.e. planning, shift managers etc is poor. However guaranteed hours and very stable job.
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friendly
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Wisbech14 December 2017
there was mixed shifts, day and night
there i was learn not to much because there need work team work but thats for me wasn't a problem also do job quick
management was wery fine like workplace culture as well
hardest part of this job was that what there was very hot
Pros
not remember
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Poorly managed and no motivation
Operations Support Analyst - Permanent (Former Employee) –  Chippenham12 December 2017
Poor management in the Service Delivery of IT in recent times has resulted in no motivation among the staff. Jobs are being passed onto mates of management and not advertised as they should.

While the pay isn't too bad, there is a severe lack of proper IT training and most of the staff there have been there too long and are stuck in a rut. With an infrastructure that is not up to date as it should be, the service given to customers is below par.

It's all about sucking up to the management, most of whom aren't fit to be managers. If your going to be any form of IT manager then please know the difference between a LAN and a WAN.
Pros
Bonus to buy 5 days extra holidays
Cons
No free drinks, poor management, awful job culture, no advancement
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Insecure
Aviation delivery driver (Current Employee) –  Grangemouth, Falkirk29 November 2017
initially the company was great to work for but management changes and personnel changes changed the harmony felt at the depot. There were payoffs last year and this year. Insecure jo
Pros
Good shift
Cons
Poor overtime
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Great hours and work/ home balance
R&O Multi Task Operative (Current Employee) –  Yeovil26 November 2017
The hours are great and my colleagues are very lovely. The pay needs to increase for the work that the customer expects from us. I enjoy the job and hope to stay on the site for many years.
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Mangement - what management?
ware house operative (Former Employee) –  Salford22 November 2017
I worked at this site - started on agency - no lie the pay is okay but the management here is pliss poor .your concerns fall in deaf ears - managers are in the office nowhere to be seen and you get left telling agency workers who don't have a clue what there doing- what to do - hygiene there is really bad - pidgeon craps in the warehouse dust is like a blanket - stay way clear of this site - the warehouse will not be owned by wincanton no more and they operation they barely keep running on time will very soon fail here - it's a sinking ship and most of the experienced staff have left due to being overworked and managment taking liberties - avoid like the plague no chance for progression - training is non existant safe systems of working is a farce and superivision is next to not there - you may Like working without management but you have to put up with agency slacking then and you left with the brunt of the work load - trust me avoid.
Pros
Good pay
Cons
Bad warehouse bad management bad place to work
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not the best
HGV Driver class 1 (Current Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire9 November 2017
typical day anything from 8 hours to 13 hour day very keen on health and safety when it suits them .if your face fits you will be fine . bullying never worked at a place like it .
management poor to say the least unprofessional make it up as they go .
workplace culture seems too be as long as it gets out of the gate not bothered who does it or how it gets done .it used to be very difficult to get on this contract now they will take anybody high turnover of staff .
hardest part of the job . the job its self is not a bad job its the management & some of the people you have to work with makes it hard .
most enjoyable part of the job always get payed
Pros
good equipment
Cons
favorotisim
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Many happy days
Warehouse Manager (Former Employee) –  Snodland, Kent8 November 2017
Worked for the company for 28yrs and have had some goood memories from the time that I started with them. Only left the company due to the fact I was made redundant
Pros
Easy to get to
Cons
Lots of weekends
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Hard work but decent place
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Rochdale, Greater Manchester29 September 2017
Training is ok, you get told what you need about the company and the job over 3 days.

Canteen, Gym, 10% off shopping at Asda, big site.

If you work hard, you get trained up on other jobs and if you don't you get told.

As warehouse jobs go, this is pretty good
Pros
Canteen, 10% off at Asda
Cons
Christmas working
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Poor place to work could be the best
LGV C+E Driver (Current Employee) –  Cumbria15 September 2017
A very unfair place to work no work life balance .management have no influence on shifts which are dangerous considering what's caried. Training is about the only thing done right at first then left .
Pros
Pay
Cons
Shifts start times management
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HGV Driver class 1 (Former Employee) –  Aberthaw14 September 2017
MDouble standard rules for you and rules for others if you're face don't fit forget it manager had no driving experience great help from his staff who carry him area manager scruffy work mates good driver trainer a right know it all
Pros
None
Cons
None
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poor shifts
hgv Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) –  Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire14 September 2017
Not work/ life balanced at all, after nine years of flexibility on my part no flexibility returned. Would of stayed another 9 years had they given me a reasonable options. Saying that all the staff from the ground up are great given the environment. Very hot on health and safety. Good pension scheme and other benefits too.
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Would not work for wincanton again
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire5 September 2017
Same rubbish day in day out management waste of time the only best bit about working for wincanton is clocking out end of shift would not work for this company again
Pros
Not bad pay
Cons
Management are useless bully you
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