Management all stick together, promise the world and give absolutely nothing, they use you then spit you out, no further training once they got you doing the basics then lie to get rid of you once they are done.
No chance of progression unless your up the managements backsides or good friends, some like to point score against you or make stuff up to make them self look better or validate there own position
Worst place I've ever worked in drainage. Will start on the low pay and try keep it on it for as long as they can. Will dock money out for wages anyway they can to save money. Lanes has a bad reputation and it's TRUE.
Management have zero management skills. Hold you back to keep your money on the minimum for as long as possible. Do not match your skills with the job. Any bonuses are kept by the management. Will not pay you for the hours you work. Advertise good wages but you have absolutely no chance of getting that money. They will say once you achieved all training you’ll get full pay but they make it impossible to achieve all modules of training and the management know this.
Old damaged vehicles and equipment and team managers shouldn’t be in the positions they are. Could be a good job but managers are not interested in training staff or making a good working environment. Wouldn’t recommend working for this company.
Engineer (Current Employee) - Beckton, Greater London - 8 May 2020
Always got a reason why you can't get a pay rise want more jobs per day but won't give payrise avoid at all costs treat you like you are children management waste of space always finding faults no praise for a good job but quick to moan if they think you in wrong
I only left to persue my class 1.
I really enjoyed the work and the staff I worked with.
Nothing was too much for the management to help you out with any issues.
The pay was excellent for the 4 on 4 off shifts I worked.
I would go back if I ever needed to.
Team Manager (Former Employee) - Slough Trading Estate - 16 February 2020
Disgusting humans present in Senior and middle management levels on the reactive side. They try to brainwash you into their circle and the second you rebel you become and outcast. HR and management work together by playing good cop bad cop and getting feedback from the wellbeing practitioner to share your secrets with one another so they know how to play you. STAY AWAY
Awful pay promise you a pay rise after first year then have all sorts of excuses to hold it back , have introduced something they call the pathway to success to work towards pay rises , but it’s just a system set to make you fail
The job is real easy, well that depends you have good days and really easy days like any other job. Sometimes you would be just stuck in the yard with no work on then like an hour before its time to finish you would get called out to do a job. Some people are good to work with and some aren't. Management talk to you like rubbish. Terrible pay most people complain a lot about it.
Thanks for leaving a review! You're so right, all jobs have their ups and downs but we try to ensure all our employees have more ups - most of our engineers don't mind the type of work (although its not for everyone) because they have a great rapport with their co-workers. Kind regards, Lanes Group plc
If you want a life stay well away from lanes. The supervisor at lanes Leicester is a joke hasn’t got a clue what he his doing because of this supervisor he’s dragging lanes down that’s why everyone leaves. The old supervisor was brilliant had things running smoothly. Money is terrible working conditions not great . Stay away from this company especially Leicester depot..
If you chose to work overtime, you have no personal life. If you chose personal life, you can't afford your bills or a family ... So, if you're single, you can make it. But with a family and personal goals to achieve, life is hard with Lanes...
Good at times but 99% fed rubbish to make you happy always told lies aslong Vehicles are old and most of the time your driving defected vans/lorry’s aslonf as there workload drops they couldn’t care about your needs or requirements pay is terrible no sick pay or paternity pay not what it used to be that’s for sure deffo a last resort
Started here in February with promises of a pay rise after 6 month probation which never happened at first it was great work was ok but then started to get the odd night with no work which although paid was troubling yet EVERY time I approached management and asked if there was a problem was given assurances right up until the night I was given a weeks notice reason for this not enough night work coming in