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dont bother
TANKER TECHNICIAN/ DRIVER (Former Employee) –  london england7 April 2019
say goodbye to real life and enter the world of being just a number to get something done, no social life, terrible work hours, no compromise, barely time to even go to the bathroom
Pros
none
Cons
literally everything
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Terrible employer
Traffic management (Former Employee) –  Hudderafield3 April 2019
Terrible place to work. Management are gender biased, bullying to female workers. Office is very clicky and if you don't fit in a click you are pretty much ostracized. Management are bullies, would not want to walk back through those doors for a million per hour. Don't work here unless you are desperate
Pros
Pay ok
Cons
Management
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Good place to work
Staff (Current Employee) –  Huddersfield20 March 2019
Probably one of the best employers in logistics / transport. Yes, the company expects drivers and staff to work hard and it's not the kind of place where you can hide and be idle. But managers are approachable, training is good, package on offer is good and the company does invest in it's people. Don't understand all of the bitterness on this forum.
Pros
Investment in staff
Cons
None
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I used to love it, not anymore
Bitumen tanker driver (Former Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire9 March 2019
Please don't consider these clowns unless you're either desperate or masochistic. The management are awful, they treat you like your the enemy without a life and gossip behind your back. I stood three years before I finally gave up hope of the job living up to its potential. It's just a matter of time before someone falls asleep at the wheel. It's a dam shame as it could be a great job.
Pros
Money, training and facilities
Cons
Management
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Great job but badly managed
Transport Planner (Former Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire9 January 2019
Job is fairly paid and not too difficult in all sectors in the industry, unfortunately the down side for working for Hoyer is the management as they are completely unprofessional, constantly being very rude behind the backs of many of the staff, I worked in the office and witnessed unfair remarks and 2 faced behaviour along with racist and sexist remarks with constant foul language. The only other thing is that they constantly try to get people to work through their breaks or not to have them at all, somebody should really look into this unlawful practice.
Pros
Fairly paid
Cons
Management are a disgrace
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Very bad place to work !!!
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) –  Purfleet, Essex17 December 2018
If you not extremely desperate for money, do not go to work there, this is Very very bad place to work NOT respect for drivers, you are treated in this place worse than a slave !!!
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A circus run by clowns
Tanker Driver (Former Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire4 November 2018
Don’t even consider working for this company !!! This company will Think nothing of spending a lot of money training you and spend three times that amount trying to find a reason to get rid of you.
Strangest management culture ever !!!
Pros
Rates aren’t to bad
Cons
Management
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Theale and West London
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  West London30 October 2018
The worst company which will ever work for I work for them nearly 3 years Never again
Can’t take your holiday when you want
Old and dirty high milage trucks
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Ex employee at avonmouth
Driver (Former Employee) –  Avonmouth, Bristol28 October 2018
Worked on the BP contract, paid on standards that weren't long enough to do the job as the company had trained the employees to do it. First hour of delays were taken by the driver and as that was everyday the company was making money off the backs of the drivers either forcing them to rush and have lots of crossovers or lose money, disgraceful company will never work for them again. Company expecting you to do 13 hours work in 10! Manager was just a puppet for the upper management who didn't know what they were doing. Planning office were rude and didn't have a clue how long it takes to get to sites at peak times only what they took off of Google maps. Terrible company, blokes mostly OK but don't stick together and are only out for themselves.
Pros
Training was good.
Cons
Hourly rate only £16.50 per hour and lose an hour a day cause of timings.
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It’s as bad as people make out
Trainee tanker deiver (Former Employee) –  Grangemouth26 October 2018
Trained at Grangemouth for three weeks, no vehicles available to train with, double booked trainers for other training, spent every day at the workshop trying to get trucks sorted.
Hoyers is just another multi million pound middle man company undercutting good jobs to make them poor paid jobs.
Was desperate to become a fuel tanker driver,so glad I said no to their terrible shift patterns.
No Hoyer!!!
Pros
I said No
Cons
Greed.
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Good job gone bad!
Tanker Driver (Former Employee) –  Ellesmere Port21 October 2018
Bad,clueless management and planners,try to teach you the “correct “way but turn a blind eye when it suits them, Hoyer moto is “When it matters” but everyone who works there knows it’s Hoyer “When it suits!”
Pros
Going home, good colleagues
Cons
Bad management and planners
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Awful company to work for.
Management (Former Employee) –  Huddersfield, West Yorkshire27 July 2018
Unless you do as you’re told and prepared to be put on and worked all the hours god sends don’t work hesr. Management earn their massive salaries and bonuses and do nothing but push people around and lie.
Pros
Hour lunch break and parking is free
Cons
Disloyal management, poor payrises except management and staff moral is extremely low. Everyone is depressed
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Terrible Company
Fuel Tanker Driver (Current Employee) –  Purfleet, Essex19 July 2018
Do not work for this company!!! They make it all sound amazing and they are perfection. Once you complete training their true colours appear and they are applying excessive stress, and trying to find anything to dismiss you on.
Pros
Pay
Cons
Everything else
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Pushed to your limits by unrealistic job times
Tanker driver (Current Employee) –  Uk14 February 2018
Initially the rate of pay seems to give the impression of a good career choice but... scratch beneath the surface and you reveal all is not well on the increasingly infamous 'white fleet'. Performing such a safety critical role should mean that you are encouraged to take your time as you methodically work through company procedures to ensure the safe delivery of fuel. Unfortunately, recent changes to all white fleet contracts has had a damning effect on how the the job is done in reality, with speed now seemingly encouraged. This appears to be the case as the first hour delay of your shift will not be payed, be it sitting in traffic or waiting to load at the terminal. This is also on top of unpaid breaks, which in total means that every shift you work and encounter delays (99% of the time) you lose 1hr 45 minutes of pay. In conclusion...ALOT OF MONEY. Couple this with unachievable job times, a shift pattern you wouldn't think was legal and earnings of between 32000 to 36000 means you've got a workforce with morale through the floor. It's quite ironic seen as the training in Hoyer is second to none which makes things more frustrating as it could be a great job with the right leadership from upper management. My advice would be keep your social life, for the sake of earning a few extra quid which the old boys were earning 20 years ago.
Pros
Training
Cons
Not paid for all work done, 11-12 hour nights, Speed is the only answer to not losing money, Poor t&c's
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ok
ADR class 1 driver (Former Employee) –  Barby26 January 2018
worked for hoyer in germany and it was total disaster,,, no cooperation ,,,tech was out of date taken straight from 80s ...apart from that long hours system 4 wks on 1 wk off
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Rewarding if prepared to work hard and have flexible approach
Bitumen Tanker Driver (Current Employee) –  Preston, Lancashire8 December 2017
Based at Preston Bitumen, hard work and flexible approach and attitude is rewarded both financially and backing of management. £50k + easily achievable.
Pros..excellent pay structure and overtime potential, excellent training, planners and management very approachable.
Cons.. Ever changing hours, no rigid shift structure and inflexible antiquated attitude of some drivers
Overall...excellent company to work for if you are prepared to be flexible and work hard to the limits of drivers hours regulations.
Pros
Salary, Approachable Management/Planners, Training
Cons
No rigid shift pattern, atmosphere created by minority of drivers attitude
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Great business. Misunderstood. Not many leave
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Uk6 May 2016
Oft-criticised for being overly-harsh on drivers in UK. What drivers don't realise is contracts with major oil companies are extremely draconian and Hoyer is regularly audited to test compliance. For example, delivery observations are stiplulated by the oil companies as are other areas of procedural adherence. Drivers contracted to Esso and Shell contracts earn c. twice UK average earnings for only 70% of "normal" full-time hours; annualised. Very, very, very few such drivers leave voluntarily. Says it all really.
Pros
Wages, benefits, working conditions, training, employee engagement
Cons
Shott-sighted drivers
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Hard work but rewarding
Petroleum Driver (Former Employee) –  Tamworth, ENG31 July 2015
High pressured job. No room for mistakes. Good co-workers.
Management is very by the book but thats to be expected with the type of goods carried.

Money good, can be hard graft though
Pros
Good wage
Cons
Long hours
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Management like to look down on there staff
Transport Planner (Former Employee) –  Preston10 September 2014
The company is a great family run business, however the transport managers are a joke, forcing staff not to have breaks in 10 to 12 hour shifts. Constant talking behind peoples backs and picking on people they take a dislike to, very rude and unprofessional.
Pros
good money
Cons
Bad management
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well what can i say
HGV Tanker driver (Former Employee) –  Northampton, ENG22 December 2013
depends what your looking for i suppose. But not for me only stuck 12 months here . Salary advertised and reality different , And no i was not earning more than promised !!
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