Warehouse operative at B&M

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

19 workers in this role at B&M have taken the survey.

How much does B&M pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at B&M
£8.44–10.00
Typical range
£8.70–12.18

Warehouse operative employees at B&M are typically paid £8.44–10.00 an hour, based on data from 19 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at B&M?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think B&M head office understands what's happening where they work?

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

    How we know this

    75% 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 16 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.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do warehouse operatives at B&M feel treated by respect by their managers?

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

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 15 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

    People you work with

    Worst thing

    No respect from manager

    3.6

    Employee, October 2021

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What are the hours like for warehouse operative employees at B&M?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at B&M?

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

    How we know this

    • 39% report getting one week notice or less
    • 17% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 44% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 18 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 B&M?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    67% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 15 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 B&M?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    63% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 8 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at B&M 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 18 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at B&M get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 15 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do warehouse operatives at B&M worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    68% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 19 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.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do B&M managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    83% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 18 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    88% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 17 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    The hours aren't too bad

    Worst thing

    Management aren't the greatest, no communication

    3.3

    Employee, July 2021

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What is career progression like for warehouse operatives at B&M?

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  • Not enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at B&M?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    53% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 15 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.

  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at B&M?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% 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 15 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.

Latest reviews from warehouse operatives at B&M

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  • Worst thing

    Poor technology. Targets too high.

    4.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    It's a job an u get paid

    Worst thing

    Place of work / the work hours/ the cold / the dust

    3.7

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    You get left alone to do your job

    Worst thing

    The pay

    7.2

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleagues are helpful

    Worst thing

    Deductting wages without providing the necessary explanation

    5.5

    Order picker, February 2021

  • Best thing

    You have the opportunity to work on your own.

    Worst thing

    The pressure to meet hard targets.

    4.3

    Picker, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Having a job to pay my way in life for me and my family

    Worst thing

    People at work who do very little to what you do in a day

    4.9

    Warehouse supervisor, February 2020

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