Class 1 Hiab Driver (Current Employee) – Essex – 17 October 2018
The job itself is great! When it goers well, it goes well.........
We get a basic wage and to get a bonus you have to do 2 drops per day........working at this branch the turn around is average 4 hours.....yes thats FOUR hours. To do that Twice a day your looking at * hours just to get loaded which makes you doing 2 drops near enough impossible, so you then have to work past working hours (which you do no get paid overtime) and if you do work your balls off, you get a soppy £20 a week bonus which is a insult.
They have overcomes this by bringing in MORE managers, so now this place has three people trying to get work done and come up with a solution.
The job itself, I really do enjoy, its everything else which is difficult and people have left because of this.
Job itself is good, Other people on your level is good, money ok
Thick managers, Impossible turnaround times, pointless bonuses, LONG hours, waiting times
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Larne, County Antrim – 12 October 2018
How to begin 8 yrs service finally left after just getting worse and worse, the job wasn't that bad the hours were not great but okay the people I worked with 90% were good the other 10% were lazy management suck ups.
Shocking state of equipment pallet trucks most couldn't lift the pallets you were picking though management constantly on your case to hit your rates, that's if you'd a truck sometimes you couldn't even get a truck.
Morale was constantly low most staff wearing their own cloths as uniforms apparently cost to much. So a high vis a bump cap and safety boots are all your gonna get.
As for wages if your after a 2.3 percent pay rise every 2 years then this is the place for you. As for the management smug bullys glad I left.
Operations Assistant (Former Employee) – Administration – 22 September 2018
Worked at Wincanton for four months and I have never experienced anything like it, staff leave after a matter of weeks ! Awful working environment... three Operation Managers in four months, female workers subjected to ‘male power’ and sexist remarks that would have been outdated in the 1940’s. Avoid at all costs
Local shift manager needs a lesson in people skills.
HGV Driver (Former Employee) – Home Counties. – 15 September 2018
Hard work. constant pressure. Long hours. Immediate managers look after themselves too much. Liaison team distant and bark orders ... Not a great experience. 2 years of my life wasted and never a thank you.
Don't ever think about going there. Bullying , Harassing is on the normal daily basic . Picking on ambient is the worst what you can do. To hit your rates (85%) you need to pick 200 cases /h minimum if not say bye bye to this place.If your shift start 10pm even when you wait for the brief , check LLOP they count you're rates from 10pm so from beginning you need to rush to chase up the rate. Some people working 12h shifts and if they are below 85% OPS. Manager and his puppies will fright you that they will took your overtime. Management expect you to pick full pallet of drinks in less than 15min what is not possible. One person was put on disciplinary for 12 months as he done pre-work check for two LLOP's 7 minutes and few days later force to go home by operation manager for not achieving performance (and that person was on permanent contract) so imagine how you will be treated as agency worker. Think about 100 times before you decide to work for this company specially in Northampton
Pay rate but not worth for this strees
Bullying, Harassing, Management, Performance, life balance and much more
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Sherburn in Elmet, North Yorkshire – 29 July 2018
A disgusting place to work where managers feel as though it is acceptable to bully you! Confidential matters are disgussed amongst the whole factory by TMs and shift managers dont confide any personal issues as they make other people aware of them.! Health and safety is none existant and is a complete joke... any accident is your fault no matter what that is!!! The job in question isnt bad and the pay is good but there is no chance of progressing... especially if your face doesnt fit!! Worst place i have ever worked in my life!! Avoid at all costs!!!
Good pay, some workers are great to work with
Very poor management!, no chance of progression, depressing
Operative worker (Current Employee) – Greenford, Greater London – 18 July 2018
roof is leeking, ground have holes, the whole building wants to collapse (health & safety). Payrate is minimum, management is a bunch of idiots. No xmas bonus cause they "can't afford it". If you have brain pls don't work here.
At first all good but that only lasts a few days. The only thing you will learn is not to trust them. Management is a complete joke. Best thing working here is the other drivers and porters you will meet well most of them, always one if you know what I mine. Don't every have a accident ie fall from lorry trip over you know what I mean cause you won't get payed ( I was told I was sick ???) Cause they know best.
ANY DRIVERS LOOKING FOR WORK THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU.
H.G.V. Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) – Mossend – 13 June 2018
Contracts are poorly run. Some are run better than others but overall it's bad. Money is wasted left right and centre. Pressure put on drivers to drive efficiently but nothing seems to be done about management waste.
Treat you like dog dirt, management are useless, like nothing but dissaplinarys. You get a job then they spend rest of time trying to find reasons to sack you. You can’t talk to anyone, they just want you to work flat out as fast as humanly possible for your 8hour shift, depressing working here.
Everything they take anything of value away from you it’s a consentration camp
Former driver (Former Employee) – Rochdale cdc – 31 May 2018
There’s more managers than drivers, seems anyone that has the ability to get their shoes on the right feet at first attempt is management material at wincanton. Rochdale CDC is going downhill at a fast pace, they can’t get drivers, those that come don’t last, it really is a terrible place to work, management from top to bottom are clowns!! Avoid at all costs!
IT Assistant (Former Employee) – Chippenham, Wiltshire – 17 April 2018
The title sums up my experience of Wincanton.
The company hires people who are unqualified as managers and seek to control the department. There is bullying which is rife within the company as a whole and I experienced it myself. Was glad to leave.
If you want a boring job, be constantly hen pecked by clueless management while they sit around and talk all the time or disappear to meetings like it's important then this is the place for you.
The benefits are poor and they don't care about you or the environment you're working in.
Not a thing
Management bullying, lack of benefits, no real environment
Class 1 Driver (Current Employee) – Stafford, Staffordshire – 11 April 2018
When I first started was a good 'forever' job but with recent management change its gone down hill... On paper wage seems good but once you've been run over you're hours all week it works out low... New management haven't a clue and won't listen, early starts constantly doing 11-12-13 hours plus, later shift constantly sitting round waiting for keys/jobs to do etc poor management has ruined a once good job. Only one good thing is pay is always on time that's about it unfortunately. If none of this puts you off and still go for the job you will Def get it as a lot leaving at the moment.
Service Desk Analyst (Former Employee) – Chippenham, Wiltshire – 29 March 2018
I joined this company with a few of career progression but quickly realised I had been lied to and people rarely move on. Your stuck taking calls and dealing with basic IT situations with a structure that doesn't work. You are not trusted to deal with things you should be dealing with and you have to do it with limited staff.
It's quite an unfair environment with new older staff being paid several thousand more than the younger more experienced staff.
I recommend that you avoid working here as it's a backwards step to your IT career.