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Feel like I've joined the army
HGV Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire18 July 2018
The job consist of delivering and collecting from RDCs and other culina depot across the country. The job itself is dead easy buy you will be working very long hours, 60 is a normal week. Poor job/life balance. They are very strict on everything, you will also be treated just like a driver with a number. Poor organisation means you end up waiting 2 to 3 hours at collection point and the amount of paperwork is absolutely ridiculous. If you have just left the army and don't bother spending most of your time at work then feel free to apply.
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Salary
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Everything else
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Poor management
Customer Service (Former Employee) –  Market Drayton23 September 2018
Awful company to work for. Don't get paid any extra for overtime or Christmas. Management team about as much use as a chocolate teapot. They have their favourite work staff and treat the rest differently. Salary isn't great either.
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None
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Bad management
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Ok job treated badly
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) –  Avonmouth6 June 2018
As a job its fine. Badly managed can mess you about alot. Main gripe is you are on a salary pay so no overtime pay unless you work a rest day. Fleet in good order if you can one with any damage on it. Both transport managers unapproachable. Most of the staff and drivers are friendly and helpful.
Pros
Good fleet good pay
Cons
Bad managers
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Agency worker on rota
Agency Driver hgv C1 (Current Employee) –  Haverhill, Suffolk25 January 2019
I’ve worked in Culina haverhill since November.
I very rarely do more than ten hours daily. It’s five days on 3 off so don’t understand other reviews saying no family time.

I can’t speak for other depots but Haverhill management is fine. They don’t treat you as a number and are very friendly and also use your name. Yes there’s lots of paper work but it’s easy. If your competent then you’ve got no worries.
Pros
Good rate of pay.
Cons
I’m not getting the hours to benifit from the hourly rate
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Bullying
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire6 October 2018
Staff treated like dirt .managers that are false and like telling lies ita like a concentration camp bullying and mind games from management on a daily basis .no respect dignity.
Pros
Pay is good
Cons
Long hours and cold discusting smelly toilets which door is in canteen
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Productive and busy.
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire27 January 2019
I have worked there for many years. If you work there's no problem all the reviews come from people who wanted to come and get paid for nothing. Good work life balance 4 on 4 off shifts. Good rate of pay.
Pros
4 on 4 off shifts
Cons
Can be cold as its a chilled warehouse. Nights.
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Over worked
Driver (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol22 July 2018
I recently done a very briefe stint with them. Easy job it’s self main reason I left was they were sending me back out after 9 hours, always getting back with barely any working time left so always nearly a night out. Wouldn’t of minded so much if it was paid hourly but your constantly doing 12 hour days for 31500. There’s a lot better out there. Rules and regs also abit military. Nice trucks tho!
Pros
Expierience
Cons
Long hours
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Bad place
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Milton keynes6 June 2018
A very terrible place to work in , staffs unfriendly, management terrible. Unrealistic targets and if u don't get the target they fire you even before your probation is up . How terrible can that be. Avoid this company like a plague seriously.
Pros
No pros
Cons
Long hours
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Management are busking it oppressive culture shameful morals
Driver (Former Employee) –  Avonmouth, Bristol23 June 2018
I tried god knows i tried but so oppressive the culture and naive management structure leads to terrible staff bullying and a massive blame culture.

My father died i was given 3 days off and asked to provide a death certificate,dont go near this shower.
Pros
non at all
Cons
Draconian practices and low grade management
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Productive and good team
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Skelmersdale, Lancashire4 September 2018
Is a nice place of work with verry good and competitive team where everybody knows his responsabilities.
I'm excited with my position as vna driver and i hope this will be for a long tine.
Pros
Staff shop
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Unrealistic targets
General Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire16 August 2018
It's a stressful place to work.
If you want to follow manual handling and health and safety It's very hard and difficult to achieve targets set by Company.
They treat people like numbers!
Bullying management!
Cons
NO Health and Safety at Work
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Shocking
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire21 August 2018
Couldnt imagine a worst place to work.
Warehouse manager is a bully and has no man management skills at all.absolutely shocking atmosphere,just a number.
Pros
None
Cons
Culina
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Nightmare
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Haverhill, Suffolk6 September 2018
Death trap, to many idiots driving around on pallet trucks nearly hitting each other.
Should not have a bonus system so people will be more careful when picking orders
Pros
Breaks
Cons
Dangerous and expected to work Xmas with no extra pay
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Prison camp
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire13 June 2018
Best way to describe the place is a prison...every move you make is watched!!! Yellow shift best shift by far...avoid if you wanna be happy...one week days one week nights shift patterns are hurrendous
Pros
Money fantastic..some management and people are brilliant
Cons
Like a refuge camp, prison, every move is monitored
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Terribly ran depot
Temporary slave (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire31 May 2018
Targets in achievable, turn over of staff colossal.
Senior management appalling, if you are not in the group you will be gone within your probation period with no concrete reasoning just a fabrication of what they decide that day!
Avoid like the plague unless your willing to be part of modern day slavery
Pros
One decent shift manager, she supports all writhin her team
Cons
Everything
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Agree with previous reveiw
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Stafford, Staffordshire12 June 2018
They take you on and fire you before the end of your probation so they don't have to give out contracts happened to 10+ people while I was there also unreachable targets they expect you to reach after littlre training and experience with the job
Pros
Wage is better than minium
Cons
No job security
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Easy job made into a ballache
HGV Driver (Former Employee) –  Avonmouth, Bristol17 June 2018
The trucks are in good nick and pays alright but this place is stricter than the army and hands out twice the disciplinarys. When in the yard you are been watched on camera, expect to be bollocked for the slightest error.
Pros
Good trucks, easy runs, no handball, OK pay
Cons
Too strict, awful morale, last minute run switches
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Worst job
Class 1 HGV Driver (Former Employee) –  Avonmouth, Bristol23 July 2018
Worst job I have been in long time,the people is very unfriendly and cold, disgusting atmosphere,they think what we are robots,nobody smile in this place
Pros
Money
Cons
The officers
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Poor
Driver (Current Employee) –  Haverhill, Suffolk16 June 2018
Have not got a clue on how to look after staff. High turn over of staff anyone who's good at there job will leave within months. For such a large company they are clueless.Don't listen to staffs concerns. STEER WELL CLEAR!!!!!!!!!!
Pros
3 days off
Cons
To many to list
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On the whole good but office staff not too good
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) –  Bristol, Bristol6 July 2018
Worked hard but office/traffic staff did not always have a clue as to distance,locations of deliveries or collections. Made job quite difficult at times
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