All about productivity. No investment in, or training of Warehouse staff. Low morale, no incentives, high staff turnover. Unreasonable, uncaring and uninterested supervisors. It did used to a good company to work for! Where do it all go wrong?
Pay wages on time / medical insurance
Unrealistic work expectations / dirty warehouse / no carrot, lots of stick.
Advisor (Former Employee) – Telford, Shropshire – 12 June 2018
Don’t expect your job to last there. Management are always looking for ways to get rid of anyone as fast as they can if your face doesn’t fit. Ruthless HR dept that is run by witches Don’t bother going to work there
Account manager, managing and progressing accounts (Former Employee) – Leeds – 12 March 2018
Spent growing existing and bringing on new business. Cold calling to any business size to bring on new customers, knowing my competition and products knowledge helped to achieve great results. We were a very close team and I regularly supported new reps teaching them about lyreco as a company and the easiest way to approach a cold call.
Field Sales Executive (Former Employee) – northern Ireland – 2 March 2018
Not enjoyable. unreal pressure. you are expected to hound customers to spend more....call and recall to open new business. you are micro managed and swamped with phone calls from your manager and countless reports. No breathing space....don't deliver from day 1 and you are out the door. Expect long hours in evening updating your tablet.
To driven by sales and don’t think to much on how the customer wants to be visited, margin is a big just as important if not more so than sales. Managers that have done the field role understand the job.
Van driver (Former Employee) – Luton, Bedfordshire – 2 November 2017
Although i didnt work hers for long i found the employees were easy to get along with and always willing to lend a hand to help in any areas as in map reading locations and ways to loading your vehicle also management were very helpful and down to earth very approachable company.
There are lots of reviews you should read before joining this company. You will be expected to cold call and open new biz accounts all the time. Pester customers for more sales. The managers will hound you and front up on your area or in your driveway. My old team if 9 have all left. Good to use them for CV stability then leave them after 2 years and go to something better as in one of the suppliers Bic or Canon etc. That said, if there is a vacancy there and you get through the interview process. Do NOT add your manager on your Facebook or LinkedIn. Be smart. They will soon have you on a disciplinary if the results are not there. They will say it's to support you but wake up folks a DP or PIP perf improve plan is often the end of the road or the start of it.
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – chshire – 26 April 2017
didnt enjoy my time with this company and im not sure that i really want to go into detail. You will need to get more details from people who are going to speak favourably about this company. All I want is to apply for jobs
Mid Market Account Manager (Former Employee) – Field Based – 11 January 2017
What a shocking company. I joined with the promise of advancement and Award winning training. None of this is possible with the inept management that run the sales area. I had a manager that new lass than me. A head of division that didn't know how to use linked in. When I asked for support on appointments my manage always canceled last minute, The process to get prices is so long winded that your customer looses interest. There are better companies and better places to work. AVOID
Customer Service Advisor (Current Employee) – Telford – 2 November 2016
the hardest part of my job is that it is repetitive, very hard calls at times and not enough support. It is a good place to work, friendly. how ever you work till finish and you don't get paid, most evenings is about 10 to 15 mins over. But on the whole a good company to work for who believes in it's customers.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Telford – 27 October 2016
The people here are great, unfortunately the same can not be said for the management. The work is pretty unremitting and the late shift hours are horrible. The benefits, healthcare, pension, etc are good, but don't make up for downsides.
Driver Mate (Current Employee) – warrington – 17 September 2016
My job is to build office furniture such as canteen tables secretarial desks pedestals chairs and also do multi drop to customers with office supplies like paper and any other stationary also driving short and long wheel base vans working for agency
Multi Drop Driver (Former Employee) – Leicester – 15 January 2016
has got to be the worst job I have ever had in my time of driving.. paid 8 hours a day, expected to work 10..wanted to lay the manager out every time I seen him, so rude to drivers,put more drops on your round, and knowing you would be back late, no days of in leu
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – London North – 14 August 2015
Always stick to best practice. Managing existing Accounts and prospecting for New and reactivated Accounts by cold calling and regular visits. I negotiate and win good margins by setting agreed price with my clients for a period of time, whilst also winning new lines/adding new products to there regular use lists. 20 calls per via booked appointment on 5 weekly rotational visits.
Report Daily to Patch Face to Face visits to Clients Cold Calling/Prospecting Setting New Prices and Fixing price offers Attending regular meetings and functions Driving and delivering Catalogue and New Business Flyers. Admin and Talk through New Business Ideas