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A great place to work
Delivery Driver (Former Employee) –  West Bromwich3 June 2018
Speedy hire is a great place to work, plenty of perks to the job, all the staff are easy to get on with, would well recommend it for anyone who want to start there driving career
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Regional Account Manager (Current Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear1 May 2018
Dedicate and help staff both to customers and colleagues.
Great communication from Top to bottom certainly a company on the up again.
Personal Progression available
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Be honest
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Haydock, Merseyside2 March 2018
I had a great time working for Speedy while I was there, I found the best approach was an honest one, if you set realistic goals then management are more than happy to work around them. Did seem like some managers were better than others but overall there was always a good vibe going on in the business.
Pros
Training was available if needed it, management was flexible as long as you didn't abuse it
Cons
Sometimes did work at home to meet my own timescales.
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Fun place to work to be honest
Depot engineer (Former Employee) –  Newport17 February 2018
One of the best places ive worked only leaving as ive been offered alot more money else where. If your a mechanic make the jump as its the best thing you could do
Pros
Very flexible, good environment
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Ok if you in with the TM , no so if your not
HGV 1 Driver (Former Employee) –  warrington MSC11 January 2018
ok place to work , would be better if pay was upped and drivers werent on differing pay scales for equal qualifications .

worked at better , but also worked for much worse
Pros
easy work on hiabs
Cons
pay aint great, differing pay scales among drivers with same Quals
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Fun place to work
General Manager (Former Employee) –  Sheffield, South Yorkshire8 January 2018
Really good company just to many changes all the time so you don’t really know which direction your supposed to travel in the get the best out your staff
Pros
None
Cons
None
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Over worjef
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London7 December 2017
Nothing to add part from expected to do to much for poor salarywitj no reward at end of all your efforts and are just expected to keep giving and giving over all some great people in the business but a lot of passangers
Pros
Flexible
Cons
Underpaid
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Busy workplace
hire controller (Current Employee) –  United Kingdom6 December 2017
No day at speedy is ever the same you could have a steady day where everything goes right or the complete opposite

As well as working with good people and no day ever being the same speedy is an enjoyable place to work.
Pros
Good people
Cons
Salary
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Just not a nice place too work no help
Service Engineer (Former Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon15 September 2017
Worse place I've worked shocking poor servicing of kit don't carry alot of spares worked in small depot backstabbing people no support just interested in dobbing people in trouble very poor working standards no help you see why they have a poor staff turn over worse company I've been at
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Great company and fantastic people
Senor manager (Current Employee) –  Haydock8 September 2017
Overall a fantastic company to work for. The tough decisions have been made several years ago and are now bearing fruit with the company outstripping the competition in all sectors.
The board are very strong and know what needs to be done. There is a strong sense of passion and belief within the organisation and willingness to make it succeed.
There are a lot of people who have over 10 years service and a high number with 20 years service.
I'd recommend this organisation to anyone wanting to move their career to a strong organisation.
Pros
great people, good atmosphere, strong work ethic
Cons
You'll end up here for years! :)
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Redditch branch poor management
Driver (Former Employee) –  Redditch, Worcestershire2 September 2017
Worked at the redditch branch for about 3 months. Manager don't know what he's doing. Messed wages up all the time. Poor company avoid. Only plus is a decent van
Pros
N/a
Cons
Low wages
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Brilliant Company
Credit Controller (Former Employee) –  Newton-le-Willows, Merseyside4 August 2017
Brilliant company to work for
Very flexible with childcare
Great people to work with
Fantastic benefits with bonus structure
Excellent training provided
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Snake pit
Workshop Assistant/storemen (Former Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow3 August 2017
Full of total a holes management dont have a clue, couldnt trust a person in the place mistakes left right and centre, health and safety non existent, if hse were to spend a day in here under cover they would shut the place down, you are expected to never make a mistake, if you make one you are told off like you are at school and punished by some mind game way, all managers have been moved up by another friend who became one, so if you have a problem with another you have no priviacy about the problem
Pros
Easy work
Cons
Snakes, no health and saftey, bad management, expect you to work late
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Poor pay, Poor management, Decent truck, Decent work mates
32tonne ADR/hi-ab driver (Former Employee) –  Inverness25 June 2017
Cons: Company has very high turn around of staff mainly because of poor pay and lack of management. Get promised lots in interview until u sign the contract then get told u won't need half the things they promised, The Power manager is a store man and I believe he has been promoted above his capability with no experience And poor people skills. Poor transport management you sit in yard from 8am till 11/12am before the equipment is ready to be delivered not getting back till 8/9pm so constantly playing catch up.

Takes a long time to get equipment needed to do job new straps etc even screen wash takes months before getting ordered if at all depending on budgets.

Pros: Company provides decent training and a decent truck for the job. fellow work colleges are very helpful and made the job a lot more satisfying, Working in a small team together trying to hit targets and get the job done, Pleasant customers that u could get the crack with.

Would Need a very laid back approach to the job quite stressful at times and management likes to pass the stress on and doesn't help very often when things don't go to plan. Need to be able to deal with the a lot of situations on your own intuitive.

Got told by a few management that possibly closing speedy power in Inverness if they don't hit targets by the end of year so no much job security,

In all it could possibly be a decent job if can arrange a decent starting salary because very hard to get a pay rise once u have signed contract.
Pros
Decent truck, Training, work colleges
Cons
Poor pay, long hours, Poor management, Don't get equipment to do job safely, Poor leadership, No transport management . Manager micro manages everything
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Very disappointing
Manager (Former Employee) –  Haydock, Merseyside5 June 2017
This company is one of the most back stabbing companies to work for. The management are so secretive and untrustworthy. If you are not in the clique, then you will never be taken on board. The initial training programme is awful and there is no structure what so ever. You are left to your own devices a lot of the time to just get on with it and be expected to know the industry and job. They give you all the false promises you would expect (if you need help, were here. any questions, just ask us.' Nobody is ever around and the whole working day is just problem after problem. The management think the staff are happy and 90%of them are not. They do not respect the advisors on the phone who do the job day in day out.

It is not a nice company to work for, period.
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great environment to work in
Fitter (Current Employee) –  Glasgow, Glasgow20 May 2017
great environment to be working in, with the option to progress your knowledge into heavy plant and the rail sector, it could be a great place to work
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not good or bad
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) –  Dartford, Kent25 March 2017
Speedy hire is very busy and has many business customers the hours can be long and the pay is a bit low but the company is a good place to work good training free uniform
Pros
no weekend working
Cons
low pay no chance of promotion
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No job security
Manager (Former Employee) –  East Midlands21 March 2017
General workforce great, but management are untrustworthy and job security is non existent as ' changes' are always happening. No real benefits as these were gradually taken away. No praise from higher management and no direction from them. False promises.

The only real good thing about the job is the customers. shame they are not treated with the respect they deserve.
Pros
normal level staff great bunch
Cons
long hours, poor management, no job security
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Only apply if you're perfect
CSE (Former Employee) –  Haydock, Merseyside15 January 2017
The salary is good and most people are friendly but the management are so spread thin that you are left to fend for yourself. They demonise mistakes and they don't care if you've only just started. You're expected to know everything after shadowing someone for a week, which is an impossible task considering the vast stock they carry.

Apply if you know someone there who can help otherwise have won fighting the wolves.
Pros
Salary
Cons
No support
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Good but only due to colleagues
hire controller (Former Employee) –  Haydock - Direct28 October 2015
Worked in very busy department. Was a great place to work with lots of really good honest people. Very busy but most pulled together to make a successful business. Hard work but good bonuses for recognition of effort put in. Then it went all corporate with too many big time Charlies cominG on board which seemed to spoil a happy ship. Now more like a call centre with lots of kids who know little if anything about equipment. More like a WW2 Stalag now .... everything read of a card. Call centre now. Poor management...
Pros
Work colleagues
Cons
Poor management
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