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HGV Driver (Current Employee) –  Trafford10 March 2019
viridor is a fun place to work for but too much can be expected of certain individuals, the staff can be great just depending what mood they are in on the day.
Pros
Early finishes
Cons
No team work
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Great place to work great management team
Driver (Current Employee) –  Bargeddie9 March 2019
The team care for there drivers and loaders upskilling loaders from drivers
There are a few guys Drivers who try to bring the company down but it's the minority
Pros
pizza days when thing go well
Cons
other drivers
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The carpets getting higher with all the stuff that’s brushed under it
Driver (Former Employee) –  Leyland, Lancashire5 March 2019
Typical day was dragging myself out of bed to work for these clowns, job was easy enough collecting and delivering waste to various plants/landfill sites and pay was ok for the area.
So called management and supervisors/ foreman/ whatever title they can conjure up are as incompetent as a blind person commentating on a football match, the work has been the same from day 1 over 10 years ago but still to this day the can’t Organise the drivers day to run smoothly as there more interested in making you work late and treating you like
50% of the drivers were great the rest were either too scared to lose their job by sticking up for their self, gimps or so far up the clowns (managers/supervisors/foreman’s) back 🐱 that they would grass you up try to get you in trouble or go round spieing on other drivers for the foreman....... 🐀 🤠 and just generally two faced people
All the company does is lie and cheat their way out of things, they wouldnt know the meaning of the worlds truth, honesty or integrity. Wouldn’t work there again personally.
Just be aware the Viridor police are watching 👓
Pros
Some of the lads and the wage
Cons
Company wide liars and treat you like 💩
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Negativity runs from the very top
Administrator (Current Employee) –  South West22 February 2019
Terrible, backwards thinking, negative work environment. Too many people been there too long and as a consequence the company has old fashioned attitudes. Every misedemeaner is classified as gross misconduct and will end in dismissal. Very much an "if your face fits" so don't expect promotion unless you're in the click.
Drivers are treated appallingly. Some managers worked hard to try and improve things for drivers and admin but were continuously knocked back by those more senior. Director's completely out of touch with reality and only listen to what they want to hear. One manager even lied to play one department off against another. Dreadful.
Vehicle investment doesn't happen, every site has trucks over 10 years old, they constantly breakdown and driver's still expected to get collections completed. They won't buy new trucks but will spend ridiculous amounts getting existing trucks resprayed green.
The worst company I have ever had the misfortune to work for. Just don't apply, save yourself the misery.
Pros
You get paid once a month
Cons
Long hours, indecisive decision making, high staff/management turnover
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Bad place to work
Employee (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester30 December 2018
Management treat you as a number and are two faced. Moneys good but hours are long. They never back up their employees against any public critism or complaints. Equipment is good and ppe. Staff on the ground floor are the back bone of this company but the management never reward it. Shocking place to work tbh. Look elsewhere for a decent job. All the decent bosses have left
Pros
Money
Cons
Long hours. Management looking to get rid of long standing hard working staff for agency workers
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control quality
Warehouse and Quality Control Worker (Current Employee) –  Manchester12 November 2018
I started at the company as a warehouse worker but then changed roles in November 2017 to a quality control worker. Duties include:  Check the quality of the recycled product to ensure that it does not include forbidden debris  Have great attention to detail  Work to instructions and specifications  Adhere to health and safety procedures
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Good money
Plant Operator (Former Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester5 November 2018
Speak up about managment or raise a health and safety concern they turn it into a row the all sit in the same room to make a story up together to try and sack you,your just a number small cog in a big machine
Pros
Pay
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Management
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Could be a good place
Loader (Former Employee) –  Taunton, Somerset025 October 2018
It used to be a good place to work but it has gone so downhill over the last year. The management are some of the worst i have ever worked with and things are constantly being forgotten , also very poor decision making. The drivers and loaders seem to have more of an idea on how to run the depot and the supervisor really isn't fit for the job. They have no balls in this place and suck up too HR in fear of losing thier job but in reality it would be good for higher up hear some home truths! Such a shame really because the drivers are nice people but the management really needs to be improved otherwise they will lose alot of good staff. They always seemed to have favourites in here too so they would get the rounds they wanted .. no matter how bone idle , which tbh is the majority of loaders.
Pros
Pay wasn't too bad
Cons
Clueless managment
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Management unreal
Driver (Former Employee) –  Bargeddie21 September 2018
They like to pride themselves on they do bits for charity but at no point do they look after there own workforce deplorable office staff with own agendas hippocritical in there mind set . Glad to see there best workers all leaving . You ain’t even a number here your a piece off meat
Pros
Workforce
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Management
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Terrible Place Terrible People
Landfill Worker (Former Employee) –  Greater Manchester10 September 2018
If your thinking of working for this company DON'T - run mile in the opposite direction.

The majority of the management are children and act like it too, if your over 35 don't think of getting promoted because it isn't going to happen.

Most people are too busy sticking knifes into each others backs to actually do a job properly.
Pros
Clocking Off
Cons
Everything else
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Good place to work
General Worker (Former Employee) –  Ashford, Kent22 August 2018
Staff are friendly and all have a laugh with you. Lots of different people come in. Easy going place to work. Good pay but you do have to get your own boots like most places.
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Still work there but Im not happy
Site Operative (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester21 August 2018
Worst place I evere working
Worst staff...
Worst managment...
Health and Safty not exist....
Minimum pay with shift allowance its joke...
If u have choice dont work there...
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rubish company dealing with rubbish
Sales Executive (Former Employee) –  St. Austell, Cornwall1 August 2018
Take note, decent drivers still at viridor, I don't mean the useless majority, there is life outside of this hopeless company, don't be put on anymore and stop listening to the nonsense spoken by management, we left school years ago,
Pros
none
Cons
management
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awful place to work
Customer Service Advisor (Former Employee) –  Trafford Park, Greater Manchester25 July 2018
typical day involved not being shown what to do or trained and then being shouted at if you did something wrong! Payday comes along and no pay in the bank either. Some lovely people in the workplace but some really rotten ones aswell! wouldn't work here if it was the last place on earth
Pros
none
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everything
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Good place to work
LGV Driver (Current Employee) –  Bonnyrigg, Midlothian30 May 2018
A great place to work if you have the right attitude there are a few bad eggs still there but the mangement look as if they are sorting this most of the guys are happy and positive just want to work great training benefits for future progression health and safety daft but that cant be a bad sign with so many fly by night companys about
Pros
Training and good working hours
Cons
Small amount of staff dont like to pull there weight
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Best team, Productive, Fun Place
PROJECT MANAGER (Former Employee) –  Taunton15 May 2018
Best place I've ever worked. Great team, learnt a lot of good new project management skills, fun place to work, achieving targets within the timeline.
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Very poor
HGV Driver class 1 (Former Employee) –  Leyland, Lancashire14 May 2018
Poor place to work, management very poor with virtually no man management skills, trying to catch you out constantly, we all need H&S regulations but it’s taken too far to the point where management were like coco the clown! My advice is DONT GO!
Pros
None
Cons
Everything
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If you are not willing to suck up,you have no prospects.
compost/landfill operator. (Former Employee) –  heathfield,Newton Abbot8 April 2018
I worked for viridor for 10 years,I worked very hard,very long hours,I never had an unauthorised day off,Never sick,I observed all health and safety rules,
And I had no disciplinarys
After 10 years,I had progressed NO WHERE.I had a good positive attitude,was very very good at my job.
But I saw other members of staff progress upwards in the company,
HOW ? by SUCKING UP!!
If you are prepared to suck up to viridor management,go drinking with them after work,go to their parties,tell them how wonderful they are,then you will go far !!
But dont expect to progress in the company by working hard,because you ,like me ,will go no where,
The company is split in 2 halves,Management ,and the Management suckers,and then the people who actually do the work,
They pay a pittance,because there is no money,
Guess what !! They have decided to paint all their blue lorries and equiptment green,hundreds of lorries and plant,green uniforms,new headed note paper, errrm how much will that cost !!
Viridor do have very extensive health and safety training,It is designed to keep employees safe at work,they care ....DO THEY ?
The reason for all the training is yes to keep staff safe...BUT if you ever have an accident or incident working for viridor,IT WILL ALWAYS BE YOUR FAULT !!!!! Viridor will say you have been trained ...YOUR FAULT !!
Pros
You go home every day.
Cons
you have to go there every day.
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Happy work environment
Planned preventative maintenance technician (Current Employee) –  South west24 January 2018
A good workplace, that is currently going through major changes in the way it operates, this has lead to a large staff turnover and has resulted in some instability within its powergen department.
Pros
Good job satisfation
Cons
work/life balance sometimes unbalanced
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some people good to work with
bin man (Former Employee) –  Glasgow19 January 2018
i started in 2016 thought it was a good place to work had a great time there except when the mangers shout at you instead of talking to you health and saftey to strict cant do your job
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