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Updated December 17, 2017
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Pros
  • You get to drive some nice cars (in 5 reviews)

  • Gain knowledge of public transport networks, a lot of knowledge (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours at minimum wage, some days could be 15 hours, no family time apart from weekends (in 9 reviews)

  • Lots of dead time travelling on public transport (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BCA full-time

    Pros

    Having good work environment to work

    Cons

    Seeking hike in salary


  2. "DELIVERY DRIVER LOGISTICS COMPANY SELF EMPLOYED"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    OK interesting job plenty of travel to interesting places, early finishes.

    Cons

    Low pay average £40 per day minimum £20 per day

    Advice to Management

    Increase the average pay scale

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Driver"

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    Current Employee - Driver in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Driver in Leeds, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCA part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Self employed, flexibility, work as little or as much as you want.
    All travel expenses reimbursed as long as you don't milk it.
    Easy job if you like driving, and are conscientious and methodical.
    Different cars and locations every day, meet new good people, some could become long term friends.
    Gain knowledge about cars, all different makes and models, also how to quickly appraise and inspect for damage.
    Drive motors that you would never otherwise have the opportunity, high end BMs, Mercs, Audis, even the odd Jag F type, and also the odd works truck and ex motability.
    Gain knowledge of public transport networks, a lot of knowledge.
    Increase your fitness with regular brisk walks between bus stops and train stations.
    Save money by eating packed lunches instead of cooked meals (made by partner if lucky) and flasks of coffee.
    Learn how to stay awake when actually most people are sleeping.

    Cons

    Pay is low, like really low, call it average £50 a day for an 8-12 hour day. Some days you might earn £120, some £20, some nothing as it's just to pick up a vehicle for the next day's job.

    Advice to Management

    Invest a little more in training and support for new drivers, extra day or follow up day. Increase pay from £20 to £25 per job, it still won't be anything like the minimum wage but it would be enough to increase driver retention.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Professional Driver"

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    Former Employee - Professional Driver in Bishops Stortford, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Professional Driver in Bishops Stortford, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at BCA full-time

    Pros

    Typically work for 55 - 60 hours per week, enjoyable if you like driving and using public transport

    Cons

    Long hours at minimum wage, some days could be 15 hours, no family time apart from weekends


  5. "Why bother"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BCA full-time

    Pros

    Flexible working and easy to quit

    Cons

    Pay rate is terrible 200-300 a week for 50-60 hours no management support you will be left in the middle of nowhere late at night and told good luck we won't help you which is horrible when 200-300 miles from home trying to find affordable public transport

    Advice to Management

    Stop getting self employed driver take them all on as employees so we can afford to live we all know its a tax dodge on your part to avoid having to pay NI , tax and pensions and also minimum wage I earn an average of 3.22 per hour before tax andNI is payed


  6. Helpful (1)

    "review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    good place to work, lots of friendly people

    Cons

    not enough hours in the day


  7. "Admin"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good employee benefit
    Good and supportive management

    Cons

    Streamline of processes and the process flow
    Networking with management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "BCA - Reality as a Self employed driver"

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    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Southampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Delivery Driver in Southampton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BCA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    This job is for people who

    Have absolutely no commitment to anything else

    Your time is 100% free.

    You get to drive nice cars and meet different people

    Cons

    My overall impression is that they do not have any duty of care to you for the following reasons

    The jobs that they send to you simply haven't been thought about and in most cases when analysed by yourself are simply not achievable
    The jobs are sent after working hours, so if you have an issue you can't contact them until the following morning. This is too late because you are already on your way to complete job 1 for the day !
    They are mostly not relevant to where you live
    The travel time between jobs could be 3 hours
    Your last job could be literally 100s of miles away from where you live
    Recovery of expenses is ambiguous - no clear policy - this is the "deal breaker" for many drivers because you live in fear that they will not pay all your travelling expenses. They are actually open about this when you call them and tell you that recovery of expenses depends on how much money you have earned for the day ?.
    You are forever living in fear that you will not be able to make the final collection of the day which is your car to get you home

    Overall you are working exceptionally long hours for little pay because they simply do not take into consideration where you live when planning the jobs

    They are literally spending most of the time re-planning jobs because they weren't achievable in the first place instead of focusing on planning future jobs correctly

    It is a vicious circle which they do not seem to be able to break

    Advice to Management

    Be transparent at the interview stage of what type of people you require for the job. This will prevent wasting the time of both the trainers and the drivers.

    It will also reduce your overall admin & HR costs which must be currently very high due to the currently exceptionally high drop-out rate.

    Initiate a clear and transparent Expense recovery policy

    Be less ambiguous about the job


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Administration department is a joke"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BCA (More than a year)

    Pros

    Their are not any, you won't get far if you are not related

    Cons

    I worked in close proximity of a department and was shocked at the way it worked there.
    A smal group some nice some not. If you was not related to the supervisor you wasn't welcome.
    All the family would get the good jobs, learn new stuff and as soon as one had to leave for what ever reason the other family member would take over their role.
    The rest of the staff had no way of making progress or learning anything new, they was left with the same job (dogs body) some had more experience than others but was still not given the opportunity.
    One girl was sat in a corner by herself even though she was apart of this "team".
    I think the running of this department should be reviewd and maybe an outer employee should employee the staff.
    Don't rate it at all.

    Advice to Management

    Get someone else to employee staff rather than a relative


  10. "bca london enfield"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BCA full-time

    Pros

    good colleagues, not like other office jobs. managers are friendly and good to work with

    Cons

    overloading staff with work and no incentives, pay is not great and morale can be low most of the time

    Advice to Management

    you look after the staff and the staff will look after you and the customers.


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