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HGV Driver class 2 (Former Employee) –  Rochdale, Greater Manchester25 May 2018
Shocking company. Treat people terribly and struggle to pay wages or pension contributions. Would rather clean tramps underpants than work for this shower
Pros
Gate you can walk out of
Cons
Everything about them
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Lacks Management Structure
Manager (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands25 April 2018
Overall Canute do a good job for customers, but could effectively perform to a much higher standard were Depot roles and responsibilities to be more structured ensuring individuals become accountability for there acts and/or omissions
Cons
Lack of clear accountability lines
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Avoid unless your prepared for a 55-60 week, EVERY WEEK !!!
Class 2 HGV Driver (Current Employee) –  Warrington14 March 2018
This Employer Gives a Woeful rate of pay meaning they have you over a barrel having to put in a 12 hour day to earn a wage ( overtime rate is a complete joke ), dont plan anything social to do of an evening as you just wont no when your actually getting home from work ! High turnover of drivers due to all the. Above reasons , look elsewere and avoid giving up any social life you may already have . Job would ideally suit a single guy with no-one to go home to of an evening .
Pros
They pay you weekly, very weekly !!!
Cons
Never no when your going to finish for the day !
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Very good group of people to work with
Van Driver (Former Employee) –  Andover, Hampshire6 March 2018
I loved this job, every day was a good day, from management down we always had a laugh, if there was ever a falling out we had a good row then it was forgotten about
Pros
A good bonus structure
Cons
None
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Great
Driver (Former Employee) –  Purfleet, Essex28 February 2018
I enjoyed the job going to different sites meeting new people making sure that no one got hurt too safely unload roof trusses for pasquill the manager Gary jones was ok to work under.
Pros
Job an finish
Cons
Some early starts
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Hard Working and reliable.
Multi Drop Driver (Former Employee) –  Golborne Wigan7 February 2018
I put my full attention into working hard and as a team member. I have learned to deliver great customer satisfaction and new skills with hand held POD technology.
Pros
None
Cons
No career advancement.
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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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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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Class 2 Multi Drop Driver (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands12 July 2017
fleet on its lasts legs due to poor maintenance. management happy for you to run with defective vehicles. transport planning is poor. money driven company
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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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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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