The most disorganized, cowboy-like compny I've ever been a part of
Account Manager (Former Employee) – Melbourne VIC – 26 August 2016
I had the unfortunate experience of working for Allied a while ago, and not knowing the legacy this company holds in the Australian freight industry.
The management from the Victorian side were fantastic and supportive, and the pay is reasonable for the work expected of you. However this is where all positives stop.
Upper level management in the head office are out-of-touch with reality, demanding and heavily relying on micro-management and bullying tactics to get what they want. If you can turn a blind eye to the madness that goes on in this place, or keep your nose clean enough to avoid the MD barking at you, you may survive with your sanity in tact. The endless amount of poor customer service, poor driver training models and crazy rantings from the top-tier management mean it's not the easiest place to work.
The owner is a crazed, fiercely old-school person who has no hesitation to abuse, yell and threaten you, which reflects the huge turn-over of staff at this excuse for a company. If you have the ability to close your ears, become a "yes sir, three bags full sir" minion and can see off phone call after phone call about the shoddy service from customers, by all means take up a role at Allied. I've heard the commission structures are great if you can pull good sized accounts- providing they actually stay trading.
Work-life balance not too bad, management can be supportive depending on which branch you work in
Bosses out of touch with reality, poor culture and lack of company direction