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Courier (Current Employee) –  Woodside16 September 2018
Ridiculous amount of hours expected which has an impact on work life balance.

Poor attitude from management and time pressures that create a negative atmosphere.

No independence in the role, drivers are now treated as if they are drones just their for the company's benefit and not part of team.
Pros
Having your own van
Cons
Lack of job security and negative management
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franchise driver
Franchise Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  London9 September 2018
delivering and collecting parcels with in strict ETAs and providing customer services. Meeting the ETA is tough. Lack of annual leave and contract charges and down sides.
Pros
good money
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Route Manager (Former Employee) –  london5 September 2018
Over all experience with DPD was really good, would love to work in that environment again.
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Shocking company
Chief timewaster (Former Employee) –  Allscott, Shropshire30 August 2018
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.
Pros
Do nothing all day
Cons
No job satisfaction
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Would never work for DPD run by idols
Self Employed driver (Former Employee) –  Bridgwater29 August 2018
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
Pros
None
Cons
To many to list
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Multi Drop Driver (Former Employee) –  Carlisle22 August 2018
The typical day is to sort out your delivery and than get it into van in correct order. Plan your journey and do your job. Money are great in there when you work as Franchisee but it is to much pressure and lack of management in some cases.
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Worst place i have worked
Driver (Former Employee) –  Uddingston, South Lanarkshire17 August 2018
Once you start in here you can kiss goodbye to any life you have. Asked to get in at 8.30 and sometimes not leaving yard till gone 1pm and then expect you to do 120 drops before 17.30 to go do collection's. Managers are a nightmare just expect you to do as they say even when you tell them it's not possible.
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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Poor
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Dartford, Kent15 August 2018
Get bully everyday and they are all sexiest there the new manager is sexiest there. They treat you Like dogs and short pay you every week the place has gone down hill the make u stay over your 8 hours
Pros
Nothing
Cons
There are all sexiest they don’t like girls working there
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Appalling company
Odf (Former Employee) –  Bristol10 August 2018
Have recently left here due to the awful treatment of odf’s.Management run an aggressive bullying culture especially at weekends.You will be lied to about earnings and woe betide you if you need a day off.Stay well away
Pros
None
Cons
Too many
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Happy place to work
Customer Automation Execustive (Current Employee) –  Field Based7 August 2018
Supportive working environment, rewarding to staff and having a structured management hierarchy ensure promotions are a steady occurrence and training can be provided on a regular basis.
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Great but stressful
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Bridgwater7 August 2018
Hard work but great people hours can be long and it's soon makes you hate Christmas and bank holidays as the freight doubles PM shift manager is awful but other than that everyone is brilliant
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Hard working and physically demanding
Parcel Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Eastleigh, Hampshire3 August 2018
Quite long days and little help at times and understanding if any personal problems arise and hamper your job role. Make you feel easily replaced at any time.
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good company good people
Over Spill Driver (Current Employee) –  Birmingham1 August 2018
based on my experience i think DPD is a good company to work for, i was working doing nights at the olbury branch, some staff where very friendly and some where rude, but overall it was a good peaceful environment. the hub is clean and tidy as well as the canteen area.


for me the freedom of driving to different parts of the country is the best part to me as its therapeutic.
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looking for work Newcastle
none (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear30 July 2018
How do you get into working for dpd because i can never find jobs as a delivery driver pop up, its normally just weekend work, Would be for Newcastle depot
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Brillant depot management, great support and have a laugh and great team and love it here
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Hinckley, Leicestershire27 July 2018
Brilliant place to work, great management, gets very warm in the summer and very happy with everyone and everything, great team work, great support DPD
Pros
Free water, Team work, best management
Cons
Hot weather, and hot
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hard work
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Leeds27 July 2018
non stop from start to finish , n you've got to multitask managment leave u alone as long as the work s getting done if its not thats another story ,too much work n not enough time n the best part clocking off n going home
Pros
none
Cons
not enough space
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Bullying management who lie and can change your route and contract at their will
Driver (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London20 July 2018
I worked for DPD for some time it used to be an okay company to work for the long hours offset by good pay. You get to know a route fully after 3 to 6 months and this makes your day easier. The downside now is that they change your route without consultation this impacts your money and time. Oh and £150 per day fine for being off sick on top of the weekly charge of the vehicle and insurance.
The management will tell you anything to get in the job and about any changes within the job BEWARE they lie.
Pros
Good pay for a while
Cons
Never know where you’re up to
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Absolutely a terrible job.Enough said
Driver (Former Employee) –  Bristol19 July 2018
Simple, DO NOT entertain this job for one second. Over worked and under paid. Too many broken promises from management. Everything is geared towards their statistics at a cost to the workforce.
Pros
None
Cons
Too many to mention
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Awful
Multi drop delivery driver (Former Employee) –  Hedge End15 July 2018
Awful company to work for not allowed to go sick management skills are atrocious you get no life far to much stress on you self employed don’t think so especially as your told what to do
Pros
None
Cons
Poor poor company
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Decent job for Part time students
Parcel Sorter (Former Employee) –  Smethwick, West Midlands11 July 2018
Days are very busy but keeps you active and environment is friendly. You need to physically fit and active , the most enjoyable part is meeting a diverse amount of colleagues .
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