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Updated Jun 15, 2014

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3.2 11 reviews

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Peter Hindle

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45% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Superb company to work for.

    Trade Counter Sales Assistant (Current Employee) Bristol, England (UK)

    ProsA mix of people who all get along.

    ConsThe company is short staffed.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmploy more people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company to work for

    Hgv Driver Hiab (Former Employee) Sunderland, North East England, England (UK)

    ProsThe company has a great vision for the future and is very clear in what it wants and are regularly promoting produces

    ConsAs a driver I noticed there was some unhappiness between managers and transport when the drivers became part of transport and not being controlled by the branch which in affect caused problems between drivers and branches

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen trying to change things within the company try to listen to the employees who do the job day in and day out because sometimes the upper management don't always get it right

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    I still get job satisfaction 14 years on

    Tool Hire Supervisor (Current Employee) Leighton Buzzard, England (UK)

    Prosthe team work well together, I love the customer banter ,the management encourages growth and development .you can make it a full time career .I started as a driver now tool hire supervisor it has been the best job I have taken and hopefully will continue with many more years to come .

    Consthe system pricing seems to be a major issue and we need to employ more staff ,we need to train up new people to cover the older generation that are retiring, Also retirees should still be able to keep there staff account when they retire s long as receiving the company pension , not just written off .

    Advice to Senior Managementmore training needs to be available , staff need to be informed more on changes , we need to invest in more staff for growth and move on to modern technology .

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    What a joke company to work for any one with half ambition will defo move on to something better it's a must

    Yardie (Former Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsMet a few good co workers before leaving that's its

    ConsWell here goes....how on planet earth can you expect two people to run the yard with all the duties involved the yard I worked in was way to busy,serving customers sometime three builders at a time while loading the trucks and doing the picks for the day or day after worse if the other bloke goes on break your screwed and don't expect the sales staff to help hell no if any thing to add to the mix you get a further picking note hand from them at some random point knowing your on your own and can clearly can see your struggling at one stage some forget that they was once in the yard so what happen to the compassion hmmm,what a joke and never again if the boredom don't kill you the physical work will defo only so much sweeping one can do

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop making promises you clear can't keep and like someone said bulid the staff morals up make them feel special get rid of these company cars if you want safe some money ever thought on doing that while I can only afford to drive a beat down car to work why can't they I cant see the justice of needing to work 9.5 hours especially once the boredom kicks in and get some one in at least part time to help in the yard instead of company cars

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    feel used

    Yardie (Current Employee)

    Prosa good group of staff and and some brilliant customers but all of that dosent make up for the off days some staff can have making you feel 2 ft tall and some customers that are so rude it would make a vicar think twice about being true to his course. they are accommodating weather its the dentist or a funeral

    Consif there's a problem then its like a storm in a tea cup every body sniping at each other, i think i can speak for every one in that nobody wants to work like that and nobody should im on minimum wage and the things i get trusted with and have to sort out i dont think is necessarily fair and nothing is done about over time take to night for an example its was 5:30 before i left and that was with a 30 minute lunch thats an hour of my life i wont get back and it hapends alot
    also then go on about heath and safety but dont think twice about sending one yardie out and leaveing only one in the yard by him self. if a stack of palettes were to topple over on me the office staff you move of there seats to see where i was, i would be left to die because there h&s is only in-forced when it suits them
    in a few week when im in the yard for two weeks alone when my co-workers on holiday its a 7:30 till gone 5 day with no lunch alone on a 8 till 5 contract

    Advice to Senior Management*1 sort out a system to record overtime it all adds up weather its paid at Christmas or along side wages
    *2 start a minimum amount of staff in a yard for h&s reasons
    *3 make more opportunity for a branch to bond and do teamwork exercises one rubbish Christmas doo a year dosent help and already stressed work group that dosent gel

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    de skilled under resourced lead by the blind

    Tool Hire Supervisor (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat share opportunities and thats it

    Consno job training, no actual equipment to hire, unrealistic aims, constant conflict with merchant division

    Advice to Senior Managementattempt to run the tool hire department as a hire company and not a gimmick, separate it from the merchant division, we seem to do their job but they cant do ours, a bit of training for the staff would be very useful which is why most of equipment is broken or missing bits

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    My boss tried to tie me down there for 3 years for no reason.

    Sales Peron (Former Employee) Kirkwall, Scotland (UK)

    ProsJob security, brainless work, no difficulty. Ideal for anybody with no future wishes.

    ConsEverybody's attitude sucked. Being new to the company, everybody tried to pawn off their work on me.

    Advice to Senior ManagementListen and have compassion with your staff. It's no wonder I left when you tried to get me to sign a contract to stick me which gave me absolutely no benefits whatsoever.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    was a good experience, friendly team.

    Sales Peron (Current Employee) Wimbledon, England (UK)

    Prosclose to my house, free parking, yearly bonus, a good team to work with, lots of banter, generally an okay job that can tide you by,

    Conspoor money, manager goes home at 3pm for no reason, bit of a dead end job, not a great chance to move up really, lots of stuff to learn if you dont know anything about the building industry for such small pay. 17,500k a year.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    it was good until lynx appeared

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prosjob security was good plus work life balance good

    Consconstantly being monitored by transport dept

    Advice to Senior Managementincrease salaries

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    positive if trying hard,but frustrating sometimes

    Tool Hire Supervisor (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosbig company many paths possible

    Consbig company limited possibilities for advancment internaly many dead end jobs

    Advice to Senior Managementlook to promote from within

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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