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Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Enfield2 December 2018
Racist company staff...
They can create a corrupted story line to sack you as they wish..
If you are not indian you can get the job but sent home in few days with fabricated stories.
Pros
None
Cons
Racism at its highest.
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Job for hardworking people
Office Manager (Current Employee) –  Leicester, Leicestershire2 November 2018
I like the job as it's Monday to Friday so I could enjoy the weekend with my family.

Management is flexible if the time off is needed, in general good place to work if you want to work.

If you have an ability to multitask and are willing to work hard then this is a job for you.
Pros
weekend off, no nightshifts
Cons
cannot get use to monthly payment
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Lads stay away from them
HGV Class 2 Driver (Former Employee) –  Enfield, Greater London28 September 2018
As a ex employee I can truly say that it’s the worst company I’ve ever been working for...I wasted there 4 months...Long long hours doesn’t really equal pays when you look at the hours you have done...Rounds are just stupid. Management....well no comment they trying to cover their own back not the drivers
Driver is responsible for literally everything’s and his paying for any loses from his own pocket if he had money down etc
At the end if you wanna resign do it in right time because they charge you for not giving them notice but the question is how the f...is it possible to give them notice if you wanna run away ASAP and why should you pay for really poor management
Pros
Not at all
Cons
Everything
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Lads are good to get to know
Ex delivery driver (Former Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire7 September 2018
Avoid like the plague the manager is an idiot and the transport manager gets out of as much driving as possible The Lazy w@#$%r. Over worked, over loaded too many deliveries. A lot of customers pay cash so you carry a lot of money and if your money's down it comes out of your own pocket.
Pros
Free food sometimes
Cons
None what so ever
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Joke place
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear28 August 2018
Newcastle branch run like a absolute shambles same job vacancy up 5 times in 2 months my friend applied here who had 14 years warehouse experience and 5 years cash and carry experience went for interview and they didn't even get back to him lol but employ numptys with none wise management move
Pros
Not a lot
Cons
Going in
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Not bad,not good -just horrible
Customer Service Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  Sidcup, Greater London28 August 2018
You know when you start but never know what the day might rezerve you and never you'll know when you're going to finish.... Learned to work for free as in contract they will ask you for overtime but the same will state no payments for it, which will not match the initial offer! Workplace -everyone is unhappy and keep their head in ground! You need to deliver upstairs and downstairs and take all the complaints from customers, even if not your fault! You have to be driver, accountant, cashier, planner, capable to read labels quick, parking three streets away from shop and bring the goods by trolley as you going to pay for fines.... with nearly 10ye old lorries and no AC ! Best part is meeting nice and hard working people!
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Too many! Management
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Please stay awsy
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Enfield, Greater London24 August 2018
It's ok for 3 to 4 days .u are in trouble if you only spoke English. Which is not on .the staff and management don't spoke English in front of u .which is wrong.
Pros
No weekend
Cons
Break
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Overall 4/10
Former Employees (Former Employee) –  Enfield, Greater London1 July 2018
Overall I would say that the company is rubbish.if you speak anyone language besides Turkish, you get in trouble for it. The work force and the way things are done could be done way better. But the only hood side is that you gain experience but with the cost of rubbish pay. If you end up working there good luck coping.
Pros
Experience
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HGV Driver (Former Employee) –  Doncaster, South Yorkshire17 January 2018
If u like very hard work and be pushed by customers, this is the place for you. nice co-workers. You take a lot of money from customers, and every money shortages you pay from own pocket, even if someone will rob you. Most brits left already
Pros
free food from some of customers
Cons
Rude customers, bad management, up to 6 tonnes / 13k lb to handball alone, sometimes upstairs inside customer premises.
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A great experience
Cashier/Customer Service Assistant (Current Employee) –  Aston, West Midlands17 January 2018
I would highly recommend this job. They train you very well and someone is always there to help you out. Management is really good too. Everyone is very friendly and easy to get along with. I have learnt alot with this company and grew as a person. I have developed so many skills.
Even though it's quite tuff dealing with money and customers you will always get support wether its your former cashiers, managers or anyone else in the office.
Salary is good and you are given many opportunities.
Pros
Equal opportunities and great support from staff
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Steady workload / Job security
HGV 2 Driver (Current Employee) –  Enfield, Greater London13 September 2017
As a driver the daily workload is almost same everyday, you go to same area with a helper, salary is good compared the market. The shift always starts at 6am from Monday to Friday, a typical day finishes in 8-9 hours. It is more of a physical job than driving. Management is approachable if you need anything from them.
Pros
Good salary, balanced workload
Cons
Physical job
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Immense Growth Potential
Sales Manager (Current Employee) –  Leicester, Leicestershire20 August 2017
Been with the company for almost 5 years, been a great experience.

Started as a Sales Assistance, was given an opportunity as a Logistic Planner within 6 mounts into the Job and again given an Opportunity as a Sales Manager in another Branch.

The Company and the management has constantly been supportive.

There are constant opportunities to grow within the company, If the work ethic's are right the company is ideal.

Management are flexible too, overall my experience has been great and with the company still growing there are so many things still to Learn and surely more Opportunities on the way.
Pros
Familyatmosphere, Great open culture, Good internal promotion policy, Great place to learn, Supportive Enviorment
Cons
Cant think of one.
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helpfull personal development, job security
Sales Assistant/Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Doncaster, South Yorkshire12 August 2017
I have been working for JJ Doncaster branch almost 10 years..it is my first and only work place in UK. I can not forget how JJ (colleagues and management) helped me to improve my personal and professional skills. Everybody in Doncaster branch and other depots (communicate daily through phone and commutator app) are very friendly and helpful. The nature of the sales job is normally stressful and tiresome but at JJ all the colleagues help each other and this make everybody's job easier..
JJ is always expanding and usually trains internal staff for new management positions. This helps if you want to work hard and progress further on your career.
Pros
personal developments, helpfull management
Cons
starting salary is minumum wages but improves as you progres
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A lot of work for small money
Warehouseman-picker/packer (Current Employee) –  Dagenham10 August 2017
Hard job. Bad management. Minimum wage. A lot of overtimes, paid but for the same money as regular time. Night shift paid the same as the day shift. No special benefits for employees.
Pros
None
Cons
I wouldn't reccomend to anybody
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Productive and fun workplace
Employee (Current Employee) –  London10 August 2017
I enjoy working in this well established and growing company. I found the place to be productive and fun, colleagues and management are friendly and helpful. A lot of opportunities to grow.
Pros
friendly and helpful colleagues, growth opportunities
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ideal to gain experience and progress in your career
Sales/Customer Service/Accounts (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London10 August 2017
I have been working for a very long time for JJ Food Service, and although some rumours are that they don't provide good employment I think its rubbish. Everything depends on if you are willing to work hard, are clever and have common sense. Everything else is being provided for you to raise your personal standards and progress in your career. Opportunities are there for those who want them. Loads of training provided to help you along the way and guidance from those on higher levels, flexible working hours for those who need it. Over the years met some brilliant people who are good friends until now. Management in some departments could improve their 'people skills', but lets face it, wherever you go its the same. The grass is always greener on the other side, some say, but know from personal experience that many people do come back or want to, when it doesn't work out elsewhere. Good starter company for those who want to gain experience and knowledge in wholesaling and associated business. It gets tough when it comes to the salary packages in the lower positions (minimum wage, etc) but that is across the market place rather than here only. Office positions are better, but you need to be qualified or have the experience first, again, like everywhere else. Plain and simple- if you work hard and are smart you will get far, like many, many people here.
Pros
good work/life balance, job security, loads of help with training and learning courses
Cons
lacking a bit in motivating people, some managers need improving
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Nice place to work , friendly people
Employee (Current Employee) –  Enfield, Greater London10 August 2017
I have worked for JJs for almost 3 years and really enjoy my role within the company.

Management are lovely people

given the chance and taken on without qualifications and provided on job training to help me succeed.

child care vouchers , free parking , on site canteen , vending machines, designated smoking area
Pros
child care vouchers, free parking, on site canteen, vending machines, designated smoking area
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Bloody disgusting company!!!!
Driver (Former Employee) –  Enfield, Greater London8 June 2017
Racist, disrespecting a** holes. This place should be shut down and burned to the ground. The way they treat you and eachother is a joke. Management should f*** themselves.
Do not join this company
Pros
Keep dreaming and youll find some
Cons
A** holes galore
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Just a Joke food services
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Enfield, Greater London7 May 2017
Worst job i ever had. The days are long and harder than they should be. Everyone is under pressure and just generally unhappy. The management are idiots pure and simple. If you want to be spoken to like scum and treated like a dog then join up otherwise dont do it to yourself. Your'll regret it. The turn over rate of staff at this place is Just a Joke.
Pros
They have a toilet(pretty much it really)
Cons
Long hours, highly stressful, no support, no joy at all
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haha (Current Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear19 December 2016
Been working there for 2 month and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy bad management bad hours money extremely low don't pay you before a bank holiday no employee bonuses ie employee discount shift allowance in a nutshell the treat there employees like they like your beneath them . definitely looking for new employment within the Newcastle upon tyne area
Pros
none
Cons
As above and more
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