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Menzies Distribution Reviews

Updated 27 Jun 2019

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Menzies Distribution CEO Paula Bell
Paula Bell
5 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Former Employee - Call Handler in Sheffield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Menzies Distribution for less than a year

    Pros

    great team, positive enviroment , leaders always willing to help

    Cons

    Nothing was wrong with this company

    Menzies Distribution2017-10-10
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Menzies Distribution"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Menzies Distribution full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good people to work with

    Cons

    Slow to implement change s

    Menzies Distribution2017-09-21
  3. "Everyone is very hard working, but strategically they need a bit of help..."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Menzies Distribution full-time

    Pros

    Everyone is really friendly and they'll all go out of their way to help you progress. If you're joining at the lower levels, the opportunity to progress to Management is fantastic. Show some initiative and ask for guidance etc and they'll have you into a management / project role sooner than you'd think!

    Cons

    The organisational structure leaves a lot to be desired. I'm sure this will all change though as part of the upcoming changes with DX.

    Advice to Management

    Fix your overall structures and a serious review of the current management methods should be carried out. On day 1 I was told, "We just do things based on a JFDI order."

    Menzies Distribution2017-07-19
  4. "Customer Advisor"

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    Current Employee - Customer Advisor in Paisley, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Menzies Distribution

    Pros

    Friendly, relaxed environment, helpful management and good equipment to work with, good canteen facilities.

    Cons

    Early starts, promotion seems to be who you know not if you can do the job.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the staff on the ground more, upper level management outwith Linwwod branch need to take onboard what the management @ Linwood have to say about changes before they are implemented

    Menzies Distribution2017-02-08
  5. "supervisor"

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    Current Employee - Night Shift Supervisor in York, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Menzies Distribution full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Everyday challenge; Staff; Free newspaper; Discount on magazines; Weekly payments.

    Cons

    Crap pay; Unrealistic expectations; Savings on everything...

    Advice to Management

    Making to much savings actually generate bigger loss.

    Menzies Distribution2017-01-22
  6. "Sales & marketing"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Menzies Distribution for less than a year

      Pros

      It was stressful and boring

      Cons

      It was a way of making free money from sharing newspapers

      Menzies Distribution2016-11-28
    • "Not Bad"

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        Current Employee - Magazine Merchandiser in Wrexham, Wales

        I have been working at Menzies Distribution part-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Straight-forward work Paid weekly Easy app to use

        Cons

        Difficult getting holidays authorized App sometimes crashes

        Menzies Distribution2016-10-13
      • "class 2 driver"

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        Current Employee - Class II Driver in Birmingham, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Negative Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at Menzies Distribution for less than a year

        Pros

        none .nil. bad. unhelpful. poor management

        Cons

        heavy workload, long days. uninterested management. poor moral. waiting around to be loaded.

        Advice to Management

        Employ more drivers give us a break

        Menzies Distribution2016-09-27

        Menzies Distribution Response

        October 27, 2016Talent Acquisition Manager

        I am afraid you have the wrong Menzies.

      • Helpful (3)

        "Shocking. Backwards. Brain-dead."

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        Current Employee - CRU Team Lead in London, England
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        No Opinion of CEO

        I have been working at Menzies Distribution full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        - There is a car park. - There is sometimes soap in the dispensers in the male toilets. - 25th December off.

        Cons

        - Poor pay. - Poor working hours. - Incompetent supervisors. - Incompetent staff. (40% speak English at a beginner level). - Absentee branch managers. - Abusive supervisors (not pysically). - No investment in staff. - No forward thinking. - No progression. - Severe lack of training. - Disgusting conditions in staff canteen. - Distinct favouritism amongst certain staff. - Unfair annual leave delegation/coverage....

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        Advice to Management

        Get on the shop floor, get to know staff and realise the situation. It is a car crash.....and the car is on fire.

        Menzies Distribution2016-10-11
      • Helpful (1)

        "Poor Company"

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

        I have been working at Menzies Distribution full-time

        Pros

        Basically the people that they hire are the best part of the job.

        Cons

        Near enough everything else from the pros.

        Menzies Distribution2016-09-15
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