Driver (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 30 October 2019
I found my time at speedy hire a waste of my time due to the fact i was never given the chance of a promotion. I found management are racist if your not white they make your daily work life harder and get treated different to your white colleagues. I would never recommend Speedy hire to anybody unless you need a job really badly that would be a last option.
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) – London – 9 October 2019
What can I say. This company treat there staff worse than any other I have had the privilege to work for. All they do is dangle that carrot in front of your face while offering and promising that raise or that promotion but will do you over at every chance. Haven't met one member of staff who generally is happy there. Most people just looking for a way out. Do Not work for speedy you will regret it. The staff retention of this company just says it all.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 7 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
depot manager (Former Employee) – london group – 18 May 2012
A wonderful company to work for, if your face fits, if it doesn't and you appear to be pragmatic or in any way conceptual or innovative, it is seen as a divergence from the company line. When the train pulls out of the station you'd best be on it 100%, or you'll fall off for sure, it's a company who's got where they are today, by hard-nosed, business ,having few ethics ,and fewer scruples, on how they obtain their business. So if you're looking for a demanding and aggresive forward looking company, where if you're ruthless, then this is the company for you, if you don't mind being just another number on the payroll, they'll suit you fine. They achieve superb revenue growth, by cost cutting, applying good business acumen, and by an aggresive sale and marketing approach, they'll always be around, as they don't knoe the word no ! Typical day at Speedy, is get there early, go home late, fill every working hour with effort and resoucefullness, no lunch , eat it on the hoof, examine every decision and cover your back, as part of the uniform is a tee-shirt with a roundal target on the back. Make sure that all, i's are dotted and t's crossed, and that you've not left yourself or your team open to critisism, or rebuke, filing, reporting and telesales , also take up a a lot of time, as you're constantly reviewing your progress and performance aginst that of your peers, There is no sentiment in this business, you learn as you go along, or by asking, which is seen as a weakness, hopefully you've built up a multi-tasking , unified team , who get on with the job , more often than not, youmore... inherit a bunch of badly managed and lackadaisical , bunch of misfits, who seem intent on your demise. Hardest part of the job , is coming from a previous employer , who cared, and treated you as an individual, Speedy is a culture shock for most people, which leads to the best part of the job, that if you have had the luck and opportuinity to have and build a good team around you, that getting a good bonus for them , as a result of their flexibility and hard work, makes it all seem worth while.
One saying comes to mind when I think of Speedy and my time there,
" Doing a good job there, is like wetting yourself in a very dark suit , It gives you a lovely warm feeling!, but nobody notices "less