A-Plant Hire Ltd

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SCM (Current Employee) –  York, North Yorkshire19 February 2020
Brilliant place to work, good management,,
As a scm I have full control, of the depot and its p&l
The company is good for training people skill's
Your team is only as good as you, and recruting the correct people is key,
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Engineering Apprentice (Former Employee) –  Whitehaven18 February 2020
Working at a plant was a great experience and enjoyed the time I had there, I enjoyed the difficult tasks theh give me and would return there for another job opportunity
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4.0
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Sales Engineer (Current Employee) –  Midland17 February 2020
Good company. Financially sound and ambitious management. Lots of improvements and changes happening. Only downside is being in the field, one feel really detached from management and HQ.
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Joke company
Driver (Current Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear15 February 2020
I would advise everybody to stay well clear of the Newcastle branch office staff talk to you like dirt expect you to work overtime at the drop of a hat but not get paid for it .expect to drive an overloaded van and if you don't your life will be made help.oh and don't expect a lunch break.
Pros
None
Cons
Management, no overtime pay, no sick pay
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3.0
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Job is ok but hard to move up
Fitter (Current Employee) –  Smethwick, West Midlands2 February 2020
Job is good but hard to move up yard is not very clean managers dont listen when it matters rate of pay is not very good to many apprentices in the company
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Is not good to work for it
Full time traffic management operation (Former Employee) –  Barking, Greater London30 January 2020
You working very hard but you don’t getting what you doing
Management is rubbish they can’t control them self
They don’t care about you
Very stressful to be there
Never stop smoking
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Managers have no control
Hire controller (Former Employee) –  United Kingdom27 January 2020
You cannot get the kit you need for your customers. Management have no control over the depots and will not stand up for what's been agreed at the top.
You will end up doing jobs well above your pay grade because management don't want to upset people and don't actually know how to do the job themselves.
Poor kit sent to site and the wrong attitude within the depots. The rot within this business is set deep within the staff and the depots cannot be bothered to look for kit.

If you have any knowledge of the plant hire industry you can go elsewhere and get paid a lot more.
Pros
Hometime
Cons
No backup from managers
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3.0
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Great Place to work if you have a working family
HGV Driver class 1 and 2 (Current Employee) –  Exeter, Devon15 January 2020
A Plant treat you fairly, and give you great work life balance. Sadly the pay rate for the Area is very low as with many HGV Driving jobs in the south west. But they are good company to work for with great training opportunities.
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5.0
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Overall a great place to work
Tool delivery driver (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne14 January 2020
Worked at a plant Newcastle depot for a short period of time.found staff very helpful and friendly.great training opportunities.very laid back place to work.regretidly only finished due to family issues.
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Not for the faint hearted
Workshop Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Manchester (north)29 December 2019
Bullying culture from the top, training is poorly managed and irrelevant to the job regardless of role Bare minimum for training and health and safety
Required to sign vast amounts of procedures but no explanation of the documents are explained
Disciplinary procedures are one sided
Employees are intimidated by management and singled out for speaking out
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Stay away not good for health
Fitter (Former Employee) –  Rotherham, South Yorkshire26 December 2019
Shocking to work for , bully boy management and other staff , like been in school , back stabbing on a daily basis , rubbish money , rubbish hours, expected to do on call duties then be told no we won’t pay ,promised the earth upon starting and then treated like dirt, no training/development , coerced into doing things against company policy and vosa rules - avoid at all costs
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Joke company
Driver (Former Employee) –  Lincoln19 December 2019
THE worst company I have ever worked for!
This company do not care about anything other than profit, management are the biggest joke going, never done the job but they know everything!
Don’t even waste your time applying
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3.0
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good company
Service manager (Former Employee) –  Sheffield, South Yorkshire28 November 2019
good team leaders and work life balance, pay is good with added benefits and bonuses. vehicle provided and over time is included with weekends been more pay.
Pros
hour lunch break
Cons
weekend working
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3.0
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Worked there 3 years
Mobile Fitter (Former Employee) –  Cardiff, Cardiff26 November 2019
Work was dull,inadequately trained workshop staff, lack of safety protocols on machinery leaving workshop, no overtime, Lowest pay for a plant hire firm
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Stay clear
Driver (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne26 November 2019
I would advise everybody to stay clear of this joke of a company. The office staff are nothing but self centred bullies who talk to you and customers like dirt . The equipment is rushed out without getting a proper check but if there's a problem the fitters get blame .the drivers get spoken to like second class citizens who have to obey her majesty or pay the consequences. You don't get payed overtime and don't expect a dinner break. Overall I would stay clear of this place try gap or speedy much better
for overtime .
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Dangerous money driven management
Plant Fitter (Former Employee) –  Fareham25 November 2019
THE most dangerous company I’ve ever had the misfortune to work for. Overcrowded dilapidated yard, accidents not reported, paperwork forged or falsified, health and safety nightmare. Some days you would wonder if you would make it home!! Bodge repairs carried out as company refused to buy spares, management only care about profit...and I really mean that. This accounts for the very high staff turnover
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3.0
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Productive and challenging
Hire Controller (Current Employee) –  Chadderton13 November 2019
day to day dealing with customers over the phone and emails.
learned the products ect,
management is okay depending who you go to, some are very helpful and some don't bat an eyelid.
workplace is very fun and welcoming (workshop only)
hardest part of the job is getting answers.
most enjoyable is when you overcome the challenges to make the customer happy.
Pros
free tea and coffee
Cons
communication is poor in office
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2.0
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No life and work balance
Traffic Management Operative (Former Employee) –  Kingston Bagpuize1 November 2019
Jobs only good if you want to work all the time and want to be on your own setting up temp road light wasn't a bad job the only problems is you are expected to work all the hours under the sun
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2.0
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Tea room
Plant fitter (Former Employee) –  Portsmouth, Hampshire29 October 2019
It’s never cleaned
The fridge is filthy and tiny
There 2 chairs for 10 employees
You get watched and timed
Couldn’t eat without pressure on you to get back working
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Brutal rude manager
Rental Manager (Former Employee) –  Bury, Greater Manchester27 October 2019
Manager screams at you in front of full office to a point that it causes serious embarrassment for the person being singled out and rest of staff. I have witnessed many times the uncontrollable anger of the depot manager to the point I have had to resign because of it.
Pros
They let you out at end of shift
Cons
Very stressful
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