Tennent Caledonian Breweries
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Seemed like my dream job and a job that would see me into retirement, but over the last two years there has been a shift in the way people are being treated. You are expected to always be on call, even when on holiday. Dealing with internal departments has been a nightmare too and a "Them and Us" culture is starting to develop.
Everything is becoming impersonal and i'm starting to feel like a number rather than a valued employee.

The most enjoyable part of this job is the customers who make it so worthwhile,
Cons
Always on call
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worked to the bone
terrible non existant management

guys doing same job for £11,000 less than others per annum

every delivery is mixed up on trucks no set order of deliveries
Pros
none
Cons
silly hours
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4.0
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WAS a great place to work for over 10 years. New parent companies have assured this is no longer the case, though this is not always the fault of local management. Generally good staff and plant to work with.
Pros
Free Beer
Cons
Constant upheaval
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4.0
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A throughly enjoyable job, great staff and great for people with no qualifications. The only reason for my leaving is due to a lack job progression. But I loved my time there just felt after nearly 6 years after leaving school I tried to mov on to better things
Pros
Alcohol allowance
Cons
No overtime pay
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5.0
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one of the most interesting work places, great team, good times and hard work follows but all worth it, The easiest job so far and well worth it. until next time
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As an hgv driver you are paid well below the industry rate, health and safety none existent, manager under pressure to put more and more stock on to trucks that lead to daily arguments with staff, no overtime rate, half the trucks not fit for purpose.
Pros
Taxable drinks allowance
Cons
Too many
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A lot of people in the company work for 5k less than their industry average. The brand itself is expected to soften the shortfall but for me this novelty wore off.

Very easy office hours Mon-Fri 9-5 but many people work through Christmas as it’s a busy time for the trade.


Certain departments have staff revolving in and out. This is because of low pay, non sensical work patterns which leave low level staff frustrated while low/mid management pander to the big wigs in the business.


Has been bought/sold/merged/tookover constantly within last 10 year’s and business objectives keep changing in a way that boggles the mind for anybody who wants to question anything is wasting their breath.


Work here as a stepping stone into a decent job that can pay a living salary but do not expect it here. Some teenagers are working in the company doing full time jobs for 8k annually and adults can often expect a fraction above minimum wage.


The canteen quality is the worst you can imagine it makes school dinners appear as Cordon Bleu.
Pros
Big name company
Cons
Low pay, overmanaged, bad food
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5.0
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This is a great company to work for, everyone at this company is extremely friendly and help with anything that you need,
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4.0
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Was a good place to work during my time here but has since been taken over.
Good colleagues and good rates of pay with benefits

Very busy shifts during peak periods especially on the run up to christmas.
Pros
staff allowance
Cons
long hours at times
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5.0
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In the 16 years working for TCB/Bass Brewers they were some of the best times in working life until the last few years when to company (Bass) starting to implode! The management we so understanding and looked after their staff and work colleagues were great. Still friends after all those years. As for the hardest part of the job there really wasn't we all worked a team until the last few years. Enjoyable was going to work in the early days because it was a great relaxed atmosphere.
Pros
Great atmosphere to work in
Cons
Last few years was difficult!!!
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