brilliant co drivers terrible transport office staff
Van Driver (Former Employee) – Dordon, Warwickshire – 31 October 2017
All drivers were very nice people the transport staff are arrogant and only care about what Tim they go home. The new T2 depo is a joke however I don't think it would be a bad company I some staff changes are made
Van Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Braintree, Essex – 26 June 2017
You have to run your van with no brakes, bald tyres and engines that could break down at any time. As long as it starts the van is fine. You are just a replaceable part of it like a tyre or filter, not human. And as for progression within the company? . . . Yeah if your face fits!
Van Driver (Current Employee) – Ipswich – 15 June 2016
I have been a drive for European car parts for 2 years. Enjoyed it to start with as it was different to other jobs I'd had. Over the last 15 months, I have grown to seriously hate this place and for many reasons. It's very clicky, management has favourites. Certain people can slack on their role and nothing gets said where as others only have to walk in the building and get demanding around. The hours are long!! Even when it's not your Saturday you're asked to do it. Now euros are open Sundays it's the same with that. We get a 40 minute break all day. Non smokers certain drawer the short straw here. For what little we are paid we are treated like utter RUBBISH I seriously advise people to steer clear of this company unless you enjoy being treated with NO respect. We as drivers are tracked, have cameras and telematics. It's worse than big brother. AVOID!!!!!! To add to that majority of employees here seem to be on a power trip.
Van driver (Former Employee) – crewe – 25 June 2015
I worked as a driver at the crewe branch less than a year. I was told by one of the other drivers in my first week that I'd be better looking for somewhere else to work, I found out he was right. By the time I left I was aware that the majority of other staff members were also looking for other jobs. I struggled to get time off even though it had been requested well in advance. The manager is a bully who thinks shouting is the best way of communication. The pay is very little for the amount of hours and work you do. At the time I left this branch had the highest staff turn over in the company (as I was told by the regional manager), which says it all really. Also I wasn't trained properly and was just expected to know what I was doing, as were all the new starters that started after me. In short I would advice people about thinking carefully before they apply.
Out and about rather than working in doors all day
Poor management, Stressful atmosphere, Long hours, Low wage
Ex van driver (Former Employee) – Inverness – 11 February 2015
Wrong people in the job, the place will never move forward under the management that is running it at the moment! Poorly organised with no direction! staff over worked and underpaid! they even want £250+ if you caused any damage to a van that they should have insurance for. Avoid at all cost unless you want very little money and the life sucked from you!
Poorly run by bosses, low wages, over worked, no breaks!
van driver/ administrator (Former Employee) – Inverness, chesterfield, derby – 19 October 2014
badly run branches bad management no respect for staff if your a driver your treated like rubbish but expected to work in an unsafe environment. I am I type one diabetic and I was not aloud to eat my lunch until 4pm some days or not aloud my lunch at all
Relif Van Driver (Former Employee) – Smethwick – 29 January 2013
Its a good workplace but i was a temp worker so the pay wasn't really good at the end of the month(wouldn't of been able to pay full rent).the workers were very welcoming but people did seem to moan about the pay for the amount of work we put in.management was very welcoming as well but both the managers left.The hardest part of the job was if you got a drop in Tipton or just past Dudley and your getting told that you have to be there in 20 minutes because it was a 30 minute drop and the warehouse men took ten minutes to pick the parts.Another hard part was if it was a cash collection,basically you would have to work out the difference if the garage didn't want a part.You had to handle cash which i think wasn't fair because if u made a mistake then it would come out of your wages(which was at minimum wage).But to be fair,i learned how to handling cash and get to some were in a safe manner.