General Labourer (Former Employee) – Sydney Inner Suburbs NSW – 19 October 2017
great working conditions job was easy, learnt how to use a RF scanner Most enjoyable was using the forklift driving, helping loading of trucks, was there for 2 months and never hear from them again, i was only there as a casual
Courier Driver (Current Employee) – Driver sa – 27 July 2017
at times it was great working for allied express not happy with adhoc work craved a fulltime set run for security reasons many good people are at allied like most courier and logistic companies they take their drivers for granted and the rate of pay was/is very average
Customer Service Officer (Former Employee) – South Oakeligh – 26 July 2017
For a typical day at the office started with an early day reporting to the work station was a high expectation of concentration and boredom, as you were not free to get up and stretch and it made you fall asleep on the chair waiting for calls. I learned to engage with clients and perform well for the advancement of the company. The management was not as supportive as I expected but the work was straight forward with rules to follow. The hardest part about the job is during the busy times when all the phones are flashing and the client is in a rush with multiple deliveries to submit. The most enjoyable times was when the computers were down everybody deserved pizza for writing them down.
pizza's when the computer troubleshoots
could not leave the seats or take lunch with close friends
Courier (Current Employee) – Port Melbourne VIC 3207 – 28 April 2017
Early morning posts of daily jobs processes I have learned the use of PDA Management system does not really help new drivers I find the workplace a bit untidy for a transport company The hardest part of the job is to finish everything they throw at you. The most enjoyable part of the job is going around Melbourne and suburbs.
a typical day would be travelling to the pick and dropping off the goods. I learned about how to give good customer service and how to tie load restraints. I learned to improve my time management, workplace and culture. The hardest part of the job was finding the pick up and drop destinations. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting paid daily and having a stable job.
Freight Handler (Former Employee) – Sydney NSW – 10 July 2016
Honest opportunities for decent pay do exist here, A busy vibrant place involved in the day to day delivery of freight from point A to point B. A great place to learn just how the freight industry works.
Can earn real money.
Absolutely callous place, no regard for human life.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – Kewdale – 5 July 2016
My Day Consist of. Printing Picks (20 at a time) Delegating Picks to Pickers Checking Products Packing Products neatly into suitable sized box Labelling/ Data entry of each Pick Palletizing boxes onto Pallets 3x Team leading reports Cycle Count every Day Holding all errors accountable
This job was just hard 12Hr days driving on the road for little money and no recognition of the work you had preformed. the best part of the job was the fact that you were your own boss so no one had anything to say.
I will start by saying that i thought this was my new career as a courier driver. I invested a lot of my money to buy a reliable new van. Unfortunately. Yes there is a but.
Allied were not honest and up front and that the promises made during our various meetings were all lies just to get me and my van to join their fleet of vans, doing their deliveries.
Most of the jobs I had to deliver fitted either on the front seat or floor in front passenger side of the van. Which left the back of van empty. This went on for weeks and months. When I mentioned this to the dispatchers they would hurriedly send me on a wild goose run. With an empty van. e.g. Chullora to St.Marys to Sydney CBD to Brookvale. etc. Just to show that they were giving me a big load of work.
When I did my sums. i.e. money coming in versus costs of running a diesel van etc. I found that i was losing money. At that stage i decided to leave, as my dispatcher nor my manager were not interested or did not care about my concerns. They just wanted their jobs to be delivered.
I would like to add that i loved doing adhoc jobs. Moving quickly from business to business picking up and quickly delivering.
If I had to do this again. Yes I would. Only next time I would buy a second hand wagon. Pay for the wagon in cash.
I hope this review helps others who are contemplating couriering as a new career or as a school leaver.
Like the job and company but it isnt a long term job.
Shift Supervisor -Forklift (Current Employee) – Regency Park SA – 12 March 2015
The job is only for as long as Holdens last. There is to many days off unpayed and am seeking a long term position.I work at Regency Park and start at 3:30 am.The job requires me to work outside,rain,hail or shine.
Courier (Former Employee) – Sydney,NSW – 18 March 2014
I enjoyed working for Skilled Engineering.I worked with alot of great people who became friends.Skilled also spread work around & also had ocassional BBQs at Head Office located then in Seven Hills. Learnt how to work with others,which made going to work enjoyable. There was never a difficult part of any job.
I start from home when i call in on the work 2 way radio and then do the work that is given to me via a PDA.i learned that when you are an ad hoc driver you rely on your radio operator to be good and fair in distributing the work.the management basically just want the work received to be done in the best and most efficient way but that depends on the radio operator doing his job correctly and also the courier driver's efficiency too.I don't see my co workers much as we are all doing our own work and never meet.The hardest part is waiting around for the radio operator to give your work,no work no pay.I enjoy doing the job correctly and meeting new people everyday if only for a short time and people complimenting you on a job well done.