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DFDS Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "WORST EMPLOYER ANYWHERE"

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    Former Employee - Car Discharge Driver in Immingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Car Discharge Driver in Immingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    FREE PARKING and nothing at all elase.

    Cons

    EVERYTHING, 0 Hour contract, you get about 18 hours a week at min. wage. They do not pay you for all your hours worked. There is no place to keep your belongings while working and they often get stolen by other employees. Management indulges in direct bullying. The work site is miles from nowhere and not worth the drive.

    Advice to Management

    Go back to manners school


  2. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at DFDS full-time

    Pros

    Well paid, good leave, good benefits

    Cons

    backwards management at times, lack of technology investment.

  3. "Average employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Fun products
    Ok colleagues

    Cons

    Awful office
    Politics
    No career progression

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Visionary management and great culture"

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Copenhagen (Denmark)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DFDS full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent colleagues, interesting mix of freight shipping, logistics and cruise activities, inspiring management, opportunities to rapid progress and develop if you are willing to take responsibility

    Cons

    Compensation in line with industry but bonuses are reserved for management, primarily. Low brand awareness

    Advice to Management

    Raise awareness of the company - be more engaged in campus recruiting and employer branding.


  5. "HR Advisor"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Immingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Advisor in Immingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at DFDS full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for progression and development.

    Cons

    Difficult to answer, cons are not always clear!


  6. "waste your time"

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    Current Employee - Car Driver in Immingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Car Driver in Immingham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Paid break drinks machine but have pay

    Cons

    0 hour contract, low pay(minimum wage) no room for advancement, no where to keep your food(fridge etc) other employees will pick at you if your new. Managers just look other way. Be prepared to be yelled at like you've joined the army. Always working overnight. no OT rate,Other employees will steal from you. Immingham car drivers!!

    Advice to Management

    Treat us like humans not pigs.


  7. "Blame culture abound"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    * Fellow employees are great

    * Office is clean

    Cons

    * Lack of training

    * Ad-hoc approach to all problems, 0 forethought

    * Nasty blame culture

    * Communication amongst different departmental and shifts is severely lacking, creating more problems than solutions

    * Poor work/life balance, if that's what you're looking for

  8. "Transport Planner"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at DFDS (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Brilliant family feel for a large organisation,
    Pay is fare and realistic

    Cons

    closed door management, worst blame culture I have ever experienced and disgraceful training procedures.

    Advice to Management

    Try involving your staff in decision making. When employee engagement surveys deliver bad news it usually means you need to change something, not that you asked the wrong questions.


  9. "logistics coordinator"

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    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Current Employee - Logistics Coordinator in Dublin, Co. Dublin (Ireland)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at DFDS full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    staff, close to where i live,

    Cons

    money, management, security, lack of promotion

    Advice to Management

    listen to staff


  10. "Constant improving - no blame culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at DFDS full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your ideas is always welcome. The no blame culture is rooted in top management. You can evolve and move around in the company. It is a fantastic workplace if you are not easily stressed. The key motivator is the shared goal from top to bottom that customers comes first.

    Cons

    It is a little tough for people who dislikes changes. Many employees work from time to time long hours, but to be fair, you are always being taking care of, if you are thrown a curve ball in your private life.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving work processes and customer focus. Maybe make a small bonus program for all employees, not much but let for instance the Christmas gift be followed by a small check of 100-200$ and an explanation why this was achieved.


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