I was the first female trucki driver to be hired at pfd. I started training at Penrith warehouse for 1 week and moved over to Chullora. 10pm at night, had a text message from METRO ON HIRE! And was told it was canceled. I waited 2 days and finally got a call to go into the warehouse at Chullora. I had my induction and then was told to go take the utes to go them serviced. ( I haven’t yet worked or gotten to know how things are run at pfd) the next day, I had to find were the invoices are. Load my truck without the knowledge of anyone helping me. Then by the end of my shift I was told by the transport manager I would get a call for when my next shift will be available. 1 week later I was offered a position in the warehouse working night shift (not something I have applied for) Pfd have advertised on there job listing that they equal employment.. if you are a women truck driver and you wish to apply for this role. I would highly suggest looking for a more professional role, Were equal employment is achknowledge
Don't apply look for better I'd rather b a slave lol
Driver and worker was (Former Employee) – Nsw Coffs harbour – 1 February 2017
One of the worst company's I've eva worked at no wonder unemployment is always high the treat people like dirt PDF do I lasted 4 months and from what I heard lots blokes just wanna punch out the manger and some of the sales reps my advice don't apply for the jobs they r always advatiseing to
Truck Driver (Former Employee) – Darwin – 29 November 2016
driver • HR Driver's license • Loading and off-loading goods • Ability to work in new places • Secure load safely • Ability to communicate Drove all types of trucks from auto to rode ranger. Always busy as most trucks are loaded by drivers and hand unloaded at multiple drops.
Pick n pack orders for all trucks in the morning so you dont have a clue whats in your own truck then you are scrambling / scratching your head to find each customers orders all day long because the items are picked in bulk per item rather than picking each customers order in lots Then to top it off all off not one truck leaves until all orders are picked in the morning then about 10 or so trucks have to load form 2 loading docks, absolutely ridiculous setup??? unbelievable! Other PFD branches might run a more organised & somewhat sane setup but anyone could see this is just not the best way to run things efficiently Not a bad team to work with but a terribly disorganised workplace
Inventory Management & Procurement (Former Employee) – AU – 27 October 2016
I really enjoyed my time at PFD Newcastle. I gained great experience and was able to progress into other roles. I made great friendships and mainted healthy relationships with management and third parties.
Kitchen Hand (Former Employee) – Brisbane QLD – 1 March 2016
Learnt to be patient with employers and employees. I have been told many times that i am a quick learner so when I come across people who do not take their position or role seriously I find it hard to cope with. However I ended up being placed on the Labelling machine at the end of production because of my speed and accurracy which is what I was told.
The hours were great being only 6 hours per day.
Management being changed often because of the inability to treat employees with respect.
Office Admin (Former Employee) – Canberra – 10 September 2015
I was first employed at PDF Food Services as a Night Shift Supervisor, it was my duty to lead my team to correctly pick, pack and load out trucks. One of my primary duties as a Night Shift Supervisor was to ensure overtime as a team was reduced and managed to reduce this by an overall of 25 hours a week. I was then promoted as an Administration Manager, where I was required to lead a team, ensuring the smooth running of the business. As the Administration Manager at PFD Food Services, I was given many deadlines and targets which I continually met. Training was also a high priority for me in this role.
Store person (Former Employee) – mount isa – 2 February 2015
my job here is basically picking order and prepare it prior to delivery, doing some house keeping and rotating products to make sure its still in the use thru dates, helping my supervisor and branch manager to do stock take.
Head store man (Former Employee) – lutana tasmania – 8 May 2014
it was a good place to work until 18 months ago. It started becoming apparent if your older than the managers and served with the company longer than they have you are not wanted there so I've seen them set people up,just to sack them for their friends to be employed, I was keeping a book on staff turnover there and now I don't have a job as I breeched company policy,
Loader / Picker / Checker / Office Worker (Former Employee) – Torrensville, SA – 15 February 2014
A typical night would be picking orders for country deliveries followed by picking and loading local deliveries. I found new skills like working in the office and product control.My fellow co-workers were a great bunch of guys,but the only problem was that we had a steady flow of people coming and going.The hardest part of the job was it can a bit hectic especially when the drivers arrive and we were still loading their trucks as they had customers who needed their goods at a certain time.The most enjoyable part was the people and it was a fast paced job so it made the night go quicker.
Free breakfast, Able to buy products at cost price