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Poor company avoid
Manager (Former Employee) –  Midlands17 June 2018
Very poor leadership, managers and directors corrupt and weak HR department. Poor training more box ticking exercise.
Must be family to get a job with prospects
If your family two faced or sly would apply your go far.
For a fste 100 company share holders money is very wasted .
Pros
None
Cons
None
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Good days
Workshop Foreman (Former Employee) –  357 Swansea1 June 2018
Worked for a plant for 17 years and loved it started as a mob fitter moved on to a driving position for a few years , finished my time as a workshop Forman , hard work but if you think the grass is greener on the other side you are wrong , would work for A plant in a heart beat again good days 👍
Pros
Job Security
Cons
Don’t think you are working for the council, not for lazy people
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Poor company
Fitter (Former Employee) –  South21 May 2018
Corner cutting just to get hires,take in unskilled fitters to check oil etc and pay them the same as level 3 fitters multiple job titles to save money and take away any chance of progression . Office staff can’t turn the hire down putting undue stress on fitters when we haven’t got the kit . Wages are abbismal product knowledge is poor and some fitters knowledge just as bad customers are steadily running away from this shambles and so should it’s staff . Going to go down hill fast .
Pros
Decent co workers to an extent
Cons
Wages, acknowledgement of skills, spineless management
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Powered access fitter (Former Employee) –  Manchester north13 May 2018
Avoid a plant mangment bonus driven bullies push push for kit to go out on hire even if not safe hr need to look into management running their depots and workshops
Pros
Leaving
Cons
None
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Big shake up needed!!!!
Driver (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester9 May 2018
Worked as a driver for aplant I must say human resource and senior directors need to have a deep look into their branch managers and the people they trust to run the business at ground level.
The company is run by bent managers who would do all that is needed to clear that big bonus. Even if it means breaking laws and policys. A lot of pressure and bullying goes on and is silenced by branch mangers.
Pros
Large company
Cons
A lot of stress
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Apply at your peril
Ex driver (Former Employee) –  Manchester North24 March 2018
Worked at Bury depot.Manager is a bully,rules are broken to suit.High turnover of staff is alarming but ignored.Culture is bonus driven.Wage rises promised but never happens.Morale is always at a despairing low.Most of the staff want to leave due to low wages and fascist regime.
Pros
None
Cons
Low wage, blame culture, manager is a bully
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Encouraging management
FORS admin (Former Employee) –  Warrington, Cheshire23 February 2018
The management was great and would encourage me to go on any courses that were available. All staff were helpful. Great place to work and encouraging.
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Management out for themselves no respect for employees well being
Hire Controller (Former Employee) –  Na Hearadh agus Ceann a Deas nan Loch21 February 2018
All managers ad Directors look after themselves and their big yearly bonuses. No Bonuses for anyone else anymore.

Hours are long and salaries are poor. Most rental desks are nasty and back stabbing. Trust no one! Not a happy place to work, bullying and harassment and discrimination is rife and HR would have a field day if they knew half of what went on.

Promotions are promised and never delivered as are pay rises. The annual pay increase of upto 3% is subject to you licking the managers backside . If you are a brown noser you will go far other wise
AVOID
Pros
none
Cons
hours, salary, no promotion prospects
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Great company to work for.
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Warrington8 November 2017
The company is amazing. Would wholly recommend for anyone to work here. A true market leader in its field. Its a tough industry to work in but the rewards are there for all to be had too.
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
None
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Badly organised,no respect from management.
TMO (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London26 October 2017
Managers are not managers!.They Havnt a clue how to manage people.I would advise to stay well clear of this company as an employee or customer.TM side,LUX in my experience are cowboys who promise you the world but never deliver.Your safety is not a priority.They cut corners to maximise profit at every opportunity.Cowboys!!
Pros
It’s a job
Cons
Most of it
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Poor company avoid at all cost
Hire Controller (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester17 October 2017
Agree with every review on here, long hours, no appreciation, break health and safety laws, company policies and UK laws.
Managers are inexperienced receiving massive bonuses for the low paid workers working!! Dysfunctional and disgraceful company to work for. Never have I worked for anyone like this.
Sales get together are just massive 'gang bangs', directors care about profit profit and profit no matter the consequences. Money grabbing careless company!!!!
Rubbish wage, no support, allow harassment and law breaking activities turning blind eyes if it suits them....
Pros
None
Cons
Everything. Sign up and you'll see.
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No work / life balance - exhausting
Service Centre Manager (Former Employee) –  Scotland31 August 2017
As a former manager, my time at A-Plant (2nd time round) was thrust upon me. Trying to get anything done (other than push turnover!) Was laughable, we had a building & yard which was sub standard, and the directors and senior management were bullying and intimidating particularly when you were not quite performing as they'd like financially!
Many people looking to progress and quite happy to 'stick the knife in' to do so.
Work / life balance is non existent with the hours being ridiculous at times to meet demand, often without praise or thanks.
It wasn't all bad, early days were good. The changes in directors killed my motivation to be there, coupled with the daft hours.
Pros
Great Salary, Outstanding bonus earning potential
Cons
Work life balance / senior management / harassing environment / health & safety breaches
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A-Void Plant
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  Scotland19 July 2017
Depot Managers are inexperienced and bully as opposed to guide, assist and nurture. Sales managers don't usually stay around for long and bring people down publicly (conf calls) and slag people off. A few guys went to HR but it was laughed off
Had 4 bosses in 4 years. Day one was handed my car keys and mobile and left to it. If your face fits and kiss enough bum then you'll be fine. If you have an opinion then you won't enjoy it. Sales meetings are good, everyone gets plastered but half the the senior staff are "at it" with each other. Bonuses are at discretion and go to the favourites.

Avoid.
Pros
Managers are idiots so you can run rings round them
Cons
Rubbish atmosphere, low moral
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Unorganised
Electrician (Former Employee) –  West midlands6 July 2017
Terrible place to work get forced to doing jobs not part of ypur contract.
Managers dont listen in 1 ear out the other
Make you work like a idiot while office staff gain all bonuses
Very stressful tiring job
I would reccommend people to work for competitors unless your desperate for money and would like to be treated badly.
No exsistance on health and safety managers will always be nice to you when they want you to take dangerous shortcuts and always blame you if they are found out!

In the short term i was there i seen some very good staff come and go due to the above reasons.

And when its time to leave they do not care or bother keeping you.


Avoid!
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rubbish workplace
Yard Operative (Current Employee) –  nottingham2 July 2017
never work for this company!
overworked under paid.
you get treated like a nobody false promises.
once you do the smallest thing wrong they want to sack you......AVOID!!
Pros
dont work weekends
Cons
poor pay overworked
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Good bunch of worknates
Traffic management (Former Employee) –  Barking, Greater London1 July 2017
What a terrible company to work for, the management don't have any respect for the workers, most of the vehicles are not road worthy but they make you drive them still cos they need the job done and there is no organisation and health and safety is non existent plus money is poor for what you do.
Pros
Good laugh with the workers
Cons
Management and wages are poor.
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Absouley terrible
Fitter (Former Employee) –  Stockton-on-Tees, Durham30 June 2017
The management of this company is absolutley shocking, manipulative and bully tactics! the pay is poor for anybody with real skills hence why people are took on with no experience to fulfil skilled roles. Management and office staff reap all benefits while workshop are ignored and ran into the ground. all staff are down and depressed with the place, alot of stress and staff with little knowledge of their role ( because they are cheap).
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Leada Acrow
HGV Driver class 2 (Current Employee) –  Cardiff20 June 2017
My day can start as early as 4.30 am. And end as late at 7 pm. Logistics may not allow me to not work overtime some days. The best part of the job is delivering on time and delivering excellent consistent customer service. The worst part is working overtime I do not get paid for. There can be little or no organisation behind the company and I often plan my day myself.
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Shocking place of work
Tmo (Former Employee) –  Wrexham, Wrexham20 May 2017
Traffic management operative at this company. Terrible money for dodging Cars for a living. Management is absolutely shocking. Expected to break laws to get jobs done. Report problems and they never get delt with. Stessfull work environment. Lack of equipment signs lights etc. The list goes on.
Pros
Good bunch of lads to work with bar management
Cons
Evweything
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stressful and lack of support
Service Centre Manager (Former Employee) –  Ipswich, Suffolk26 April 2017
The yard was to small for the operation, quality of staff was lacking due to pay structure. The job was stressful due to lack of support.

The hardest part of the job was understanding who was my immediate boss.
The best part of the job was home time.
Pros
part of national company, job security
Cons
politics and to many chiefs
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