It's a good place to work at some of the people are a good laugh but some can be difficult to work with or quite sly and will do anything to get you in trouble I had a very good experience working there although the manager there Ian is not very nice at all and is just disrespectful and will do anything to get rid of you otherwise it's a pleasant place to work at although can be tiring work as it can be quite heavy items to light and lug around
Love working at MC with fantastic ppl. Keeps me fit and active. I see parts of the county I would never see if I didn’t work here. I get on well with management they are very pleasant to me. It’s a shame the place has to move/merge with tennents and brake a good team up but business is business
Has a company matthew clark constantly struggles to adapt to the modern way of working with its company practices to its in-house policies a day to day job a matthew clark is like going back in time to It’s treatment of staff when unreasonable requests are forced with the employees option taken into consideration low code off ethics and always a case of profits over people
the 90’s rather than 2020
During my period of employment with Matthew Clark I found my colleagues to be friendly, helpful and cooperative. The senior staff were very pragmatic and comfortable in their roles and this gave me confidence in mine. The environment was well suited to the work and while not all equipment was available all the time, solutions to such issues were quickly and sensibly resolved without conflict or panic. I would gladly work for this company again.
Great people and a lot of benefits but the company has struggled from the top over the last few years. Too many changes and no clear direction filters down to the bottom. People being given roles (out of their depth) for the sake of it and too much of the staff lack ambition. Not massively challenging but there is plenty of room for development and progression.
Poorly managed throughout, hours vary by day but start at a certain time, it depends on the volume of customer orders received, be prepared to be slung in at the deep end and left to it. The management then leave you to it with minimal input
The pay is ok but could do with a better wage to be closer to similar dray team. There's not much of a working together as a team. If you don't mind hard work with ok pay as long as you have no debt and don't mind working all hours then it's for you it's not for everyone.
Made a good job of discussing with management ways to improve things that i did . And helped with loading up the Van's. Also kept broken area tidy and clean sorted some into boxes for staff at discount prices
Lots of staff talk about how bad they have it here but since I started I have been left to do my job and have been praised for doing it well. If drivers crash trucks they are investigated and given a re training test. I have seen drivers lose their jobs for having regular accidents. I like the 5 day week working Monday to Friday with my hours not being more than 44 per week since I started. I don’t get overtime pay but sometimes work less than the 40 hours I am paid.
Matthew Clark is a great place to work, partly due to the overarching industry but also because of it's people and culture. Everyone is very supportive of each other and there's lots of opportunity to progress in other areas of the business.
Was a decent depot but unfortunately the last few years as gone downhill fast!
Management have a real bad attitude if you have an appointment i.e. doctors hospital or dentist you need management approval and if it don’t suit then you are told to re arrange!
You are told to sign memos for health & safety and driving hours/defects then told to make a delivery when you phone up saying it’s not safe to do so and take out vehicles that you defect saying it can be repaired on return to yard.
I f you have an accident causing personal injury to yourself and put it in the accident book you get investigated! Job and knock as been taken away unless you are family or in a relationship with family or management, the planner hasn’t got a clue if you phone her up saying you can’t get to an account because you have to cross a 7.5ton restriction she say well you only went out with 6 tonnes on Mmm should she really be doing that job, all in all if you value your licence and have a social life avoid this place like the plague.
The job is great but not knowing where you're going is annoying so you can be on a different route with a different driver of which have their own ways of doing the paperwork,so you need to be observant to what is going on, but they help as much as they can.
Night shift manager (Former Employee) - Crayford, Kent - 1 December 2019
Night shift is the forgotten shift no thanks when you do a good job. No recognition when you put yourself out and don’t respect you. But once taken on the training is quick but they also do not stick to agreed budget arrangements. It’s feels like as long as days is fine night shift should be O.K.
Yer rushing around like . Yer
And when you start people look down on you ,your agency even though your more qualified than them.
The management have caused resentment and with that i know illegal things are happening daily.