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Very stressful environment, very bad management structure.

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You will be treated very poorly by management in Musgraves. They will lie through their teeth in the interview about the hours you will be working. You are expected to work as much overtime as they require of you, you will pull one or two 12 hour shifts a week, if you ask for the hours they initially told you that you would be working or at the very least less hours they will simply tell you to bunk on, or except the hours they give you.

Pros

Subsidized meals.

Cons

Long hours Draining
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Fun workplace if u wanna live your life painful.

The payment is the only thing is more brutal (shittier) than the job!!!The management very weak and I don’t think any of them have any idea why they are really there.
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productive learning experience

I worked for Musgrave Wholesale Partners as a multi-drop van delivery driver through Excel recruitment. The van program was created by the Cork depot manager at the time to alleviate pressure from the rigid truck drivers by taking customers off their list which would be inconvenient. The program was very successful through the busy summer months. I enjoyed meeting Musgraves's customers which ranged from care homes small shops restaurants hotels, and all sorts. It was also a good way of learning about how the wholesale and logistics industry works. Work was hard in busy weeks but that's to be expected when working in such a successful company. An advantage is that due to the companies size there are many opportunities for promotion into new roles. There are many others jobs that Musgraves offer onsite that aren't as enjoyable as delivering. Most of these jobs are picking orders onto combis for Musgraves customers which is both very tedious and labor-intensive so caution is advised when accepting a job. I also think that Musgraves should and can very well afford to pay their labor force better due to the company's continued success and growth. Thanks again to all the supportive management.

Pros

Great learning environment

Cons

just be careful of labour intensive jobs in the company.
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Nice atmosphere

Nice place to work everyone was very friendly and helpful. Decent pay for the job. Easier than working in a commercial supermarket but still fast paced

Pros

Nice atmosphere

Cons

Long hours
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Stay away.

Truck driving is pretty much the same in every company so the reason for the single star is management and only management. They treat you like dirt, make unrealistic requests and don’t give a toss about your family commitments. This is not an attack from a disgruntled ex-employee. I’m over 20 years driving trucks and I’ve yet to see a more oppressive work environment. There are much better jobs elsewhere, don’t lower yourself to work for condescending mouthpieces who couldn’t start a truck let alone drive one.

Pros

None

Cons

No quality of life and constant abuse.
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Productive workplace

Decent company with 6 months probation period and then a possible permanent contract. Shifts are 10 hours, which means you get 3 days off per week and the possibility of extra shifts which are payed 1.5x and Sundays/Bank Hols 2x. Management is willing to help with any questions you might have.

Pros

Free coffee, tea and hot soup

Cons

Long hours - need few weeks to get used to
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Horrible Workplace environment

Back breaking. Stressful. Very negative environment to be around.Long days. Over loaded trucks. A strict policy of get them out the gate and they're forgotten about.Cages are split with different locations giving you extra work all day trying to sort them and moving heavy trollies out of your way all day long.The "Management" are zero help with a horrible attitude to add to it. Some days were 5am starts until after 7 in the evening. Monthly Pay too.Horrible Place to work.

Pros

Zero.

Cons

Everything above
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Productive and easy to work place

Very good company to work with. Plenty of overtime if you want. Not a hard work, good relationship with a management, willing to help wherever possible
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Would recommend it kip

Low pay more work. Promised opportunity that never happened. Always left short on wages every second week. New starters on same money as me and I'm here 5 years. Asked to work nights and not payed any extra.

Pros

No pro

Cons

No cons. Wouldnt recommend
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Early Grave

Expected to do 12 hours work in a 10 hour time window. A very hard place to work. I haven't heard 1 good word said about this company from any employees. This place is poison.

Pros

Uniform

Cons

Long hours, stress, bad management.
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Always expect more work done at same time targets

It’s hard manual work and timed as if that was not enough they keep playing around with time to make people run harder and safety is out the window just on paper now you’re breaking your back and taking pain killers to meet the target atherwise you are out. Most of management are good and helpful to your face but you have to push hard if you need something done for you and only a few managers are nightmares. Job security 100% . Salary ok but work you do demands more.

Pros

Free cup of tea

Cons

Bad Shift patten lives you with no time for you
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Not a great place to work poor management and traning was very minimal

Management doesn't care about employees and they tell u about more training u can do but take forever for them to do the training with u

Pros

No pros

Cons

Long hours. Pick timing getting shorter with more porducts to pick
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Fabryka

Duża rotacja i niesamowita rotacja ludzi co powoduje że praca w tej firmie dłużej niż miesiąc nie ma sensu.

Pros

Grafik na cały rok

Cons

Praca na czas
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Productive

Reliable . efficient and effective.it was very cold the culture was mainly Irish,the management were under pressure if the work was not done also I learned about your body clock and adjusting to sleep patterns can become hard when on nights for a long time,also a typical day at work I would pick for a. few hours then wrap combies onto truck so then the driver can deliver that morning.

Pros

Good breaks

Cons

Too many night work days
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Avoid been a Cork depot driver

No Roster in place to let you know what day's you are working. You could have 4 different start times in a week varying from 2am to 8pm and everything in between. Management don't care about your family life or anything else for that matter.

Cons

No Roster varying start times..
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Decent starter job, but not much else

Working conditions strenous, you're forced to chase BSI which renders you prone to injuries. In order to obtain a decent BSI you have to move fast, often that means you have to disregard the manual handling training tips and expose yourself to various work hazards such as back or shoulder injuries. The wage is way too low for 10 hours of walking and moving heavy things. The management is paid way too much for being barely more than a glorified excel data entry personnel. Overall, the older floor staff were compensated much better because their unions were strong. There is barely any union consciousness among the new employees and it shows.

Pros

Cheap but good lunch

Cons

Long hours, long walks etc.
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Very hard work for the money

5.30am start, finish when you complete your delivers, 1st couple of weeks where ok as you are out with another driver shown you the route, but then you are on your own, pulling the sometimes very heavy trolleys up and down lanes, as most of the delivery's where in the Dublin 2&4 areas, (area I was delivering too)

Pros

Free tea

Cons

Long hours, heavy trolleys
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AWFUL beware of the rats

Line managers are like prison guards, they way they treat staff is horrific, if u work for an agency beware of the the musgrave staff, absolute rats,

Pros

Canteen

Cons

Everything else
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Fair Family Company

Yearly rostersfair holiday allocationfamily mentalityHelpful - good pension - company sharesStable - respectful - safe place to workReason for leaving - wife received a transfer and we moved abroad

Pros

Stability - Earnings

Cons

Busy Peak Periods
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Bad place for work

After changing management in Waterford depo for non experience ladies it start to be nightmare working there... No experience at all with transport, trucks are overloaded every morning and evening as well, frozen stuff it's loading on trucks without the freezer for example... And lot complains from customers every day ... Management don't care about people at all.. The head boss told me I have to work harder and do heaviest drops because I'm come like a last driver to the company, kind off discrimination. After work injury company don't care at all about me. The worst policy ever in there... Musgrave it's a place for people with no dignity. Worst management ever... Stay away from there

Pros

Free nothing

Cons

Around 5 tons ned to be unload manually every day from trucks with no help at all
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Toxic (mind your mental health)

Toxic work environment, manager is never to seen, supervisors do little or nothing, HR is a basket case waiting for a law suit. Customers are ripped off with constantly changing prices on the same item in the same week and drivers are left embarrassed. CEO upstairs performs box ticking exercises. The abuse they get on social media among young people who have left due to the revolving door pre occupies their time. Most of the decent people are in constant fear of being called to the office. Frankly mind your mental health and steer clear

Pros

End of the working day

Cons

All of the above
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Based on 198 reviews

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2.7 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.8 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.6 out of 5 stars for Management
2.7 out of 5 stars for Culture
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