Warehouse operative at B&Q

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

5 workers in this role at B&Q have taken the survey.

How much does B&Q pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at B&Q
£8.56–11.60
Typical range
£8.57–12.17

Warehouse operative employees at B&Q are typically paid £8.56–11.60 an hour, based on data from 5 employees.

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

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think B&Q 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

    20% 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 5 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Nothing

    Worst thing

    No training, Understaffed, stressed, always working weekends and Bank Holidays, management tell you what to do but do nothing themselves, management tell you off if you done something wrong but never give you praise if you are doing well.

    4.7

    Employee, May 2021

    • £9.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old

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

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 20% report getting two weeks notice
    • 20% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 60% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 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.

Not great
  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at B&Q get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    40% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 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 do unpaid extra work

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

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 5 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to book a holiday at B&Q?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    60% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 5 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&Q?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    60% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at B&Q get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 5 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

    Hours suit

    Worst thing

    Low pay, not inclusive

    5.5

    Employee, May 2021

    • £9.25 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

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

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  • No career progression

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

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 0% 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 5 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.

Not great
  • Not enough training

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

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    40% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 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 B&Q

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  • Best thing

    Loads of overtime

    Worst thing

    Constantly being tired

    8.5

    Warehouse operative, December 2020

    • £13.00 per hour
    • 25 or older

How B&Q ranks

B&Q ranks joint 14th to work for in warehouse operative employers

  1. 14= B&Q
    6.5
  2. 14= Greencore
    6.5
  3. 14= Howdens
    6.5