It use to be a good place to work but it’s changed
HGV Driver (Current Employee) – Bristol – 8 October 2018
It’s not a bad company to work for on the site where I work we deliver to all the Sainsbury’s stores in the south west area we deliver all the fresh produce,ambient,frozen goods to all the stores .ive been there fifteen years and fancy a change
great place to work,good staff ,good holidays ,overall friendly and fun to work there .
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – London Colney, Hertfordshire – 26 September 2018
fantastic place to work,good management.sad to leave ,it was with sad regret the place had to close down thourougly enjoyed my time there ,the management and staff were wonderful and a joy to work with
HGV Driver class 1 (Former Employee) – Hebburn – 3 August 2018
Management are useless and if you do a 12 hour day you only get paid 10 hours,overtime payments must be chased up otherwise they forget you've done it,and certain employees can be finished by dinner time whilst most of us are still grafting till well after 5
Class 2 Driver (Former Employee) – Reading, Berkshire – 7 June 2018
I worked for DHLtradeteam for a few months( August-October 2017). I have to say that I found my colleagues to be very pleasant and generally a joy to work with. I decided to leave as at the time they had taken on a big new contract and it was a bit disorganised which I found difficult to deal with as I had come from a industry of scheduled timed work and to be honest I missed being in a shirt and tie. I had no doubts they would get it sorted and from speaking to my ex colleagues have discovered that is the case. I found all levels of management to be extremely friendly, helpful, approachable and hands on.
Weekends off, not bad money and friendly staff.
Expect to get dirty, took too long processing P45 so was on emergency tax my whole time there
LGV Class C Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – West Midlands – 26 February 2018
Not a good employer the ability to pay you the correct wages seems beyond them month after month, management do not appear to understand when a vehicle is overloaded,heavy handball deliveries, need I go on......
Money is ok.
Never ending workload, made to feel as if you are still at junior school.
HGV Class 2 Driver (Former Employee) – Avonmouth, Bristol – 17 November 2017
As an agency driver I can confirm there is no equality at this place. There is a huge diversion between people and the workflow which I don't approve at all cases. You will never get the contract you are booked in for. They will swap you over without notice nor your approval. I am very, very disappointed from this company's depot and the whole "management" in general. For such a big supply company any sort of discrimination is prohibited and totally unacceptable!
HGV Driver (Current Employee) – Heywood - Next – 14 October 2017
A typical day at work: starts with vehicle checks, meeting your new work mate for the day most likely brand new because someone was sacked the day before so you will also need to train him whilst your out, making around 30 delivery's of home furniture items up to 110 kg's to which ever room the customer wants it in and also assembling some flat pack items which you will be given 30 minutes to do regardless of if it really takes 2 hours to put together. after you finish all your delivery's you will be sent to help everyone else finish their's. if you are good at the job you will get the heaviest, most delivery's and the newest staff member to work with everyday. It can take up to an hour to fail a delivery you cant get a truck too, you are presumed a liar until you drive around and take photos of every possible entry you cant fit a truck through.
What i learned: Don't trust anybody. especially senior member of staff
Management: Poorly run site, pick and choose witch policies to follow as and when it suits them, Poor man management skills, enjoys firing people for the smallest of errors. Very high staff turn over you will be lucky to last 1 year. There is no appreciation for the work you have done instead they will find a fault in the way you have done it. poor facilities on site, no food facilities management wont even share brewing up tackle with you.
workplace culture: once you finish your work you get rewarded with doing the work of other employee's that do not stay on time there is no such thing as an early finish here. There is no job security everyday couldmore... be your last day.
The hardest part of this job: waking up and finding the motivation to go to work.
The most enjoyable part of the job: eventually you get to go home.less
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – Prudhoe, Northumberland – 24 July 2017
Great job to start with on rdc days trunking a doddle new transport manager came in ruined job forced to do nights out and diciplined when refused even though not in contract cowboy management intimidation regular keep well away
HGV Class 2 Driver (Former Employee) – Solihull – 10 July 2017
Worked for this company and they aren't the best but not the worst, salary is good and the drivers are sound. I have no more comments to make, I cannot think of much else to say on this company but then this is only my opinion and others may enjoy working here.