HGV driver at Bidfood

People in this role may also be known as HGV and LGV drivers.

9 workers in this role at Bidfood have taken the survey.

How much does Bidfood pay HGV drivers?

HGV driver at Bidfood
£11.97–14.12
Typical range
£9.52–15.67

HGV driver employees at Bidfood are typically paid £11.97–14.12 an hour, based on data from 9 employees.

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What is management like for HGV driver employees at Bidfood?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do HGV drivers think Bidfood head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    89% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

Not great
  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do HGV drivers at Bidfood feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    63% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    The money is the only good thing about the job as it's hard to trust anyone in higher management

    Worst thing

    Higher management not caring about the staff members who keep everything ticking over

    7.4

    Supervisor, March 2021

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What are the hours like for HGV driver employees at Bidfood?

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Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for HGV drivers to book a holiday at Bidfood?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    63% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for HGV drivers to take sick leave at Bidfood?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    71% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

Excellent
  • People get proper breaks

    Do HGV drivers at Bidfood get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Monthly pay and set working hours

    Worst thing

    Upper management

    8.7

    Supervisor, October 2020

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What is career progression like for HGV drivers at Bidfood?

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  • No career progression

    Are HGV drivers given support to progress at Bidfood?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 83% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role

    Based on information from 6 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

Excellent
  • Enough training

    Do HGV drivers get enough training when they start at Bidfood?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    100% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

Latest reviews from HGV drivers at Bidfood

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  • Best thing

    Driving on my own

    Worst thing

    Work load

    6.3

    Hgv driver, October 2020

How Bidfood ranks

Bidfood ranks joint 11th to work for in HGV or LGV driver employers

  1. 11= Best Food Logistics
    6.8
  2. 11= Bidfood
    6.8
  3. 11= Waitrose & Partners
    6.8