I started working 4 days on 4 days off. You work 12 hours for 4 days continuously, then you get rest for 4 days. And you keep going like that. I started off the first week and from the first day, i did some picking (forklift) and packing, getting used to things. The other following days became a bit easier than the previous ones, by avoiding some stress because i got more confidence knowing how to do things in a proper manner, finding less difficulties thereafter. The Logistics Warehouse i worked in, basically more than 90% of the people were polish, even all the agency employers, which was neutral for me, as you can hear polish chit-chat everywhere as i worked back in 2015. I didn't really care. The thing is, as i started working the following third week, i finished my third shift (day) and after i have finished it, i got a message from my employer telling me that there's not enough work. To emphasise this, when i applied on the indeed.co.uk, it said the job was full-time with contract which i quickly disregard it since it was going to be bullocks truth. So the message told me that there was not enough work for me on the fourth day, linking back to my emphasis. This shows that the company is pointless to deal with anything against them and just stay put for the majority of your time. In an instant, you could be not needed anymore since they employ a lot of people in the first place, and take it that you are not needed anymore which is annoying, given the fact that nearly eve
ProsEnough breaks, good salary, friendly people.
ConsUnstable department, saying one thing, then saying another.
Loader | Daventry | 21 Aug 2020
Awful company, poorly managed and run
I've worked two different roles at the same CEVA site in Daventry on Naysmyth, on various shifts and over the 5 months total it's been the most unpleasant working experience i've had to date.
Morning shift as a goods-in receiver is great, but back shift as a ppt loader is awful.
The managers push you and stress you to work faster, they are on your back about abiding by SOP's and "work instructions" which they themselves do not follow at all.
I'm disabled and i'm getting told i'm taking "too f*ing long" to tip a 40ft trailer with wheeled photocopier machines that weight up to and above 100kg, they know of my disability, they knew before hiring me, and instead of complaining about my disability im working safely and quickly to my capacity.
There are so many archaic processes in place at this company that make you question if the board of directors and the upper echolons of management know if they have phased into the 21st century or not. Instead of buying a mobile label gun im walking around with a stack of a4 sticky labels quality checking hundreds of pallets and while being moaned at by my manager who says im taking too f*ing long.
Yeah nah avoid this place unless you're tapped in the head, you love being paid peanuts, being moaned at and sworn at for doing your job correctly and safely, or if for any reason you enjoy double standards out the wazoo that make you question your own sanity.
I've seen a few of the managers using mobile phones while driving vario
ProsNone at all
ConsSudden & enforced overtime, double standards, mismanaged, no social distancing.
Order Picker | Kingston upon Hull | 22 Aug 2013
Not a very happy place to work
I normally load wagons which is something i enjoy and have learnt alot about how to use SAP for loading picking and receipting goods in its not a bad place to work the lads are great its the supervisors and management that suck if we do a good job or brilliant job nothing gets said even just a "good day yesterday lads well done" but nothing, as soon as you do anything you no about it straight away moral has been smashed to pieces at this place it was a new build (project) when we started we all got promised to be on about £8.50ph when we started and get more the more skill you had ie flt drivers on more then someone who can only pick but no its just £7.00ph straight down the line we also got told everyone would no everyone's jobs so you'll never be doing the same job for more than a week lies all management care about is graphs and figures nothing else. Also they enforce over time and ask you on a Thursday what over time your doing the following week and you have to put some down, like any of us no whats going to happen next week if any thing pops up and youve put down for over time the week before they tell you to work round the hours you've said you'll do an putting holidays in you have a better chance of winning the lottery then getting one accepted
ProsEnd of shift Friday
Auditor | Laindon | 19 Apr 2012
Great working atmosphere
Mostly starting at 4am checking for any outstanding work from previous evening or requested workk from pm shift supervisor. Randomly check paletised orders from 1 item to 1700 items that were picked the previous evening, checking dates sku's and descriptions and quantities match those on the picking order. Break down pallet check and restack and wrap ready for dispatch, rectifying any discrepancies found, makeing detailed reports of any errors found. Morning shift started at 6am, had breifing continued checking, Checked 7% of all orders prior to dispatch with exception to new stores wich were all checked, Gave feedback to my department,(inventory control of any issues regarding picking or incorrect stock or dates in picking location, evaluate new items should be picked and packed. Very good management team, would listen to any suggestions you had that may improve everyones working enviroment. Very helpful and supportive. Co-workers all got on well together, the hardest part of my job was working to a sometimes short timeline in order to get the work checked and out to the customer, the most enjoyable part was haveing plenty of work to do and being left to do it.
Prosearly start, left aone to get on with my job, given other jobs by other departments.
Forklift Operator | Bradford | 12 Sep 2019
You turn up to the prison like environment, clock in walk 1/4 of a mile down to a porta cabin an begin the argues daily process in an environment non of the work force wanted to be in. Everyone is only there for the money and can't wait to leave at the end of the day, you never have a laugh an if you did a supervisor would be quick to stop your chat an give you in necessary warnings you can't eat, drink, have your mobile on you, your regularly searched for this an regularly drug tested, warnings are given out for nothing worth blinking an eye at. Strictly timed 30 minutes brake over a 8 hour shift, even if you take 1-2 minutes over this allocated time you are in an office an you will have your wage docked as a result! In a nut shell it's a terrible place to work! I would heavily recommend swerving ceva and waiting out for a fun job with a friendly environment you are treated like a human like my current warehouse position i am in now, God forbid who ever gets involved in that company.
ProsYou can book days off easily an go home on half days "what you will want!".
ConsNasty staff, over the top H&S regulations + hardly any staff are english.
Forklift Operator | Bradford | 1 Jun 2019
Generally it was OK
I used to work as a Reach Truck Driver on nights. 4 on 4 off.
Manager was N...., supervisors J and R. They were generally OK. I didn't have problem with them. I was just doing my job and they didn't say anything bad to me. Top managers like Operational one were not so nice as I heard from other people.
The only Issue was the floor in the warehouse. Too many cracks and holes. Reach trucks were 4 years old but got damaged quickly because of bad floor condition. I hope they changed the reach trucks already and fixed the floor..Company works for Princes Ltd which produce juices. In the warehouse they use remote shuttles which are also used and some of them are in bad condition. You need to have a bit of patience to work with this one. OF course you need to do your rate, if not, the shift manager will tell you politely about it otherwise operational manager discipline shift manager and so on. ;) Typical warehouse job. You can't expect it will be paradise for you ;).
ProsMany overtimes(extra days or nights), wages on time
Consbad floor condition, old man-up warehouse in bad condition- it should be renovated.
IT Support | Ashby-De-La-Zouch | 29 Nov 2017
CEVA In A Nutshell
There are no typical days ate work, there are so many variances that it's impossible to really quantify.
There isn't much of a training culture unless it's absolutely necessary for your role.
There are a few good managers in CEVA. However there are a few who are good at their jobs but at the same time have no people management skills. Also there are a few that don't have the skills or people skills, but do have friends in high places.
The workplace culture at the depots has a nice pace and feel usually if the management team are good. But head office has a culture of no talking unless necessary so isn't necessarily a great atmosphere.
The hardest part of working for CEVA is cutting through the red tape, to get anything done (even simple things) it has to be passed up a management chain for confirmation and peer reviews and this takes a lot of time and effort and isn't always straight forward.
The most enjoyable part of working for CEVA is that there are a few nice people there and in some cases it's possible to enjoy some days at work.
ConsToo much red tape
Forklift Operator | Winsford | 11 Jul 2019
Workforce /Collegues are great supportive people,Shame about the dysfunctional management.
Worked for the business for two days:
* Day One: Left sat in the canteen for some two hours, before the manager came and paired me with another fork lift operator.
*Day Two: Left for three hours standing around waiting for someone to provide a fork lift truck key.
After standing around for three hours, I look at my watch to see what time it is....an over zealous manager demands I go to the office and I am “Sacked”.
Great you Keep a fork Lift Operator with in excess of twenty seven years experience and capacity to train and assess others the safe and competent operation of mechanical handling equipment including fork lift trucks for hours...then sack him for looking at the time....very dysfunctional.
Management use their status and role to throw their weight about.....different world outside that warehouse. Facing the person you try Bullying.lol
ProsGreat work colleagues very supportive and friendly
ConsA lot of “Indifference “ occurs dividing management and workers
Senior Clerk | Felixstowe | 24 Jul 2019
FXT Office is managed really poorly & Bullying behaviour rife
I loved all of my colleagues at Ceva, however progression within the company is definitely based on whether the manager likes you and she definitely didn't like me no matter how hard I slogged my guts out. There's a big gossip culture amongst managers which is very reliant on their internal skype system and there needs to be better procedures in place by HR to monitor. When I spoke to HR about my situation they were massively unsupportive as they also were to other colleagues. The turnover of staff is really high in Felixstowe so don't expect to make friends for too long as they'll soon leave. Work wise it's ok - clocking in/out. The holiday procedure is not as flexible as it was when I started & Management seem to love dragging out giving you an answer - again unless of course you're in with a specific clique. After 22 years in shipping & Forwarding this is a place I'd recommend the LEAST
ProsFlexible on start/leave time
ConsManaged really badly.
Shipping Coordinator | Manston | 16 Apr 2018
Fun place to work and supportive managment
As soon as i started with CEVA i got pushed for all training available that was great and made me feel very welcomed. I managed to enhance my skills within Oracle and Logistics as a whole. Was offered and explained new opportunities there was, always a move for development which i really appreciated. I started off in the receiving bank where i was a forklift driver unloading and loading vehicles as soon as my management saw i had more to offer they didn't hesitate to make me learn new duties e.g oracle processes. when the opportunity arise i was offered the shipping co-coordinator job which was a big improvement in financial and skills gain and was supported all the way. Learning all new aspects of Logistics
The hardest part of the job was the shifts patterns. The most enjoyable part of the job was the culture within the team everyone would help everyone without any issues e.g short staff etc.
ProsAlways looking to develop individuals
Questions and answers about Ceva Logistics
How are the working hours at CEVA Logistics?
Asked 13 Mar 2017
Very good apart from weekends you have to work 12 hrs Saturday at £9.00 an hour Sunday 12hrs £10.00 an hour really I thought slave labour went years ago
Answered 9 Apr 2019
Quit good but you do have to work weekends. as an agency worker you are doomed doomed as your told
Answered 9 Apr 2019
How does someone get hired at CEVA Logistics? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 23 May 2017
Basically you do 3 months then (this is disgusting) make you do another 3 months when they take you on.... Disgraceful!!!
Answered 22 Nov 2020
Just say yes to everything
Answered 9 Apr 2019
What is the most stressful part about working at CEVA Logistics?
Asked 6 Jul 2019
Constantly lied to by managers
Answered 29 Nov 2020
Answered 15 Nov 2020
What is the interview process like at CEVA Logistics?
Asked 21 May 2017
Not bad to be honest but watch out for the agganator
Answered 9 Apr 2019
Answered 27 Jun 2018
How would you describe the pace of work at CEVA Logistics?
Asked 19 Oct 2018
You're rushed in a way that makes working very unsafe and dangerous.
Answered 21 Aug 2020
You're rushed in a way that makes working very unsafe and dangerous.