Warehouse operative at Asda

People in this role may also be known as warehouse operatives.

131 workers in this role at Asda have taken the survey.

How much does Asda pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at Asda
£9.00–12.50
Typical range
£8.57–12.17

Warehouse operative employees at Asda are typically paid £9.00–12.50 an hour, based on data from 131 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at Asda?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Asda 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

    19% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 118 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    53% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 110 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

    Great people, good management in my department

    Worst thing

    Not found anything to complain about

    7.6

    Employee, June 2021

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What are the hours like for warehouse operative employees at Asda?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at Asda?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 15% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% report getting two weeks notice
    • 5% report getting three weeks notice
    • 31% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 38% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 130 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to book a holiday at Asda?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    68% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 117 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 warehouse operatives to take sick leave at Asda?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    75% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 95 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    56% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 118 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Asda managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    5% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 126 job reviews

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    89% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 112 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    11% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 106 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    11% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 131 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    My new hours

    Worst thing

    No respect, and I want to move forward with my career and I feel like I’m getting no support.

    4.0

    Employee, July 2021

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What is career progression like for warehouse operatives at Asda?

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  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Asda?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 36% of people report 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 108 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.

Good
  • Enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Asda?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    73% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 124 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 warehouse operatives at Asda

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  • Best thing

    Using the forklift

    Worst thing

    Not enough colleagues

    6.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Horrible place to work.

    4.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    I get left alone to get on with the jod without any interference

    3.8

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Discount card ,early start 3am means early finish

    Worst thing

    Management, pick rate continually rising

    2.9

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    the pay and benefits

    Worst thing

    working in dirty unsafe conditions no respect from managment

    6.0

    Employee, June 2021

  • Worst thing

    Banked hour pay system RIDICULOUS

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    There aren’t any other than rate per hour

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    It’s easy going, most of the time. Work with a good team and most of us get on.

    8.7

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The people are greT

    Worst thing

    The equipment is poor and so are some managers

    5.2

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Benefits working for a large company

    Worst thing

    Not an interesting job

    8.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    It's stress free and easy going

    10.0

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Usually left to get on with it

    Worst thing

    Management

    7.4

    Warehouse operative, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Good pay and hours as I am a parent

    Worst thing

    Target

    6.1

    Warehouse operative, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Nothing

    Worst thing

    To many things to write down

    5.0

    Warehouse operative, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The best thing his when you are clocking out ,the worst thing his the stress you are under

    3.8

    Order picker, January 2021

  • Best thing

    All of us hourly paid colegues get on like a family

    Worst thing

    Management are unrealistic

    4.3

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Simple easy work, friendly workspace

    9.1

    Picker, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Good friendly staff who will help if it is needed

    Worst thing

    Not having set times for a break.

    8.5

    Warehouse operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay working as a team

    Worst thing

    If you are behind working

    8.9

    Picking, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Other workers not giving 100%

    8.4

    Warehouse Operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    I like the job and its easy

    Worst thing

    Feeling like your not fast enough

    5.5

    Picker, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay and consistency

    Worst thing

    Management and company communication

    7.8

    Warehouse operative, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Constantly nagged at about targets which can be impossible

    6.8

    Picker, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Hyper competitive colleagues, favouritism.

    9.0

    Warehouse operative, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay and discount

    Worst thing

    Everything else. To much stress and harassment from managers. Micro management and control

    4.5

    Warehouse operative, September 2020

  • Best thing

    the people i work with

    Worst thing

    lack of communication and equipment

    6.1

    Store assistant, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Good working environment

    Worst thing

    Some poor management

    8.9

    Warehouseman, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Left alone to do my job. Great collegues to work with

    Worst thing

    Last min time off

    8.9

    Warehouse operative, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Weekend working productivity targets

    6.6

    Warehouse worker, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Job security

    Worst thing

    Busy and fast paced

    10.0

    Warehouse operative, May 2020

  • Best thing

    It's a job

    Worst thing

    Lack of care to equipment we have to use,the company thinks because they have shown a video that is the end of their responsibility,all talk not put into practise or imprscyicle to get the job done and they know it

    4.4

    Warehouse, April 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay and benefits

    Worst thing

    Everything else

    3.5

    Order picker, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff discount

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff

    4.9

    Warehouse operative, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Gaurented houre

    Worst thing

    No respect from management

    7.6

    Warehouse operative, February 2020

  • Best thing

    People we work with

    Worst thing

    Managerial decisions

    4.9

    Warehouseman, February 2020

  • Best thing

    I enjoy the job that I do

    Worst thing

    Working in the rain

    5.8

    Warehouseman, February 2020

  • Best thing

    I get left to do the job how I see fit

    Worst thing

    Incompetent leadership

    4.9

    Warehouse, December 2019

  • Best thing

    Money and people I work with.

    6.4

    Warehouse operative, November 2019

  • Best thing

    Workmates

    Worst thing

    Not being listened to

    2.9

    Loader, November 2019

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How Asda ranks

Asda ranks joint 48th to work for in warehouse operative employers

  1. 47 Wilko
    5.7
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    5.6
  3. 48= DPD
    5.6