Multi Drop Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Feltham, Greater London – 1 November 2018
Worked at the Feltham depot. The management don't really care how many hours you work. I was getting to work at 7 am and getting.home at 9 pm. No extra pay or thanks. No help initially putting diesel in van which was difficult when you are on training for 2 weeks and only earning £20 a day. Then another 4 weeks before you get paid. It was a horrible nightmare and I really wouldn't recommend working for DPD unless you are happy not to have any work life balance.
Multi drop Driver (Current Employee) – Newbury – 1 November 2018
Management is awful. The companies slogan is People Matters, unless you work for them, then you don't matter at all. One minute you are self employed then they treat you as employed and then you are classed as a contractor. They make promises that they do not keep.
When there is a lot of parcels to deliver = good pay
Linehaul driver (Current Employee) – Outbased – 22 October 2018
I've worked for this company for a while now and every year it gets worse..hinckley hub is ridiculously bad in transport all the company cares about is pleasing it's agency drivers.(all in 68plate trucks I kid you not) ..The planners are all graduates from university that don't have a clue about transport and they very much run the company..your hours can change overnight and they believe 5 days notice is adequate for you to adjust. January and February is brutal for a dpd linehaul driver because that's when the kids(planners ) attempt to make up for their incompetence..our European drivers are also well looked after ...if your English then forget it join the agency ...all in all its embarrassing now to be here!
Worked here for 5 months. They will promise you the world and deliver absolutely nothing, will lie and do anything just to get there parcels out the door. Saturn's brake on a daily basis and they expect you to deliver and some how stay in your window using your phone GPS and signing parcels in on a piece of paper(leading courier franchise apparently). This happens at least twice a week and means you getting home at 8/9pm with no gratitude what so ever from management, or bit extra pay, all you will get in return is the following day spoken to like a piece of dirt. Make the mistake I did and book some time off work...sorry no work for you this week on my return!! Management are like kids, rude and just genuinely not very nice people. Pay is poor once deductions are taken off. And if you have a family I would start writing to them as you will never see them. Hours plus pay equals less than minimum wage. Steer clear my friends trust me. not a nice environment to work, only nice part is when you are on your own in the van!
If you dont have a lot of parcels you don't make any money !!
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Enfield – 21 September 2018
Was hard to make any money because no parcels and told told management supervisors they told me 4 months they will get me more parcels and more deliveries then when they gave me more deliveries it was way out of by a postcode area so we're spending more on petrol franchise
great job if you like doing nothing all day and being rude to people. We do nothing all day so people do not get the parcels or mail they need it’s great really long dinner hours and get to watch lots of t.v and drink coffee. If you get board you can always answer one of the constantly ringing telephones from a disgruntled customer and be rude as you like to them it’s so much fun.
Badly run and totally unorganised. Get fined for being sick £150 a day so you lose earning for that day too. Management don’t care what time you are out till, all they are worried about is getting the shop floor cleared. When you can’t find a house no one at the depot answers the phone to help you and they expect you to want hours for a collection when you don’t get paid by the hour. It works out to less than minimum wage when you stop and workout how many hours you actually do