6.3

DHL

Forklift driver at DHL

People in this role may also be known as fork-lift truck drivers or fork lift driver.

14 workers in this role at DHL have taken the survey.

How much do DHL pay forklift drivers?

Forklift driver at DHL
£9.50–12.82
Typical range
£8.91–13.44

Forklift driver employees at DHL are typically paid £9.50–12.82 an hour, based on data from 14 employees.

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What is management like for forklift driver employees at DHL?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do forklift drivers think DHL 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

    93% 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 14 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 forklift drivers at DHL feel treated with respect by their managers?

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

    How we know this

    55% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 11 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

    Being left alone to do your job

    Worst thing

    Management interfering

    8.0

    DHL Employee, December 2021

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What are the hours like for forklift driver employees at DHL?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do forklift drivers at DHL get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    75% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 12 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for forklift drivers to book a holiday at DHL?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    58% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 12 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 forklift drivers to take sick leave at DHL?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do DHL managers change forklift drivers shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 13 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 forklift drivers at DHL get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    92% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 13 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do forklift drivers get of their shift pattern at DHL?

    People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 23% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 23% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 54% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 13 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do forklift drivers at DHL do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    92% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 12 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 forklift drivers at DHL worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    90% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 10 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

    Good to get experience if you wish to progress towards engineer or tco route.
    On a dead day plane won’t be in for another few hours can chill or go to the terminal get food and what not

    Worst thing

    You either hate this job or really love it there’s no in between.
    Basic pay is 9.25 and you’re ruining your back each shift
    Lack of communication
    Last minute changes
    Work as early as 5:30am

    6.8

    DHL Employee, December 2021

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What is career progression like for forklift drivers at DHL?

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  • No career progression

    Are forklift drivers given support to progress at DHL?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 62% 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 13 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 forklift drivers get enough training when they start at DHL?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    93% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 14 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 forklift drivers at DHL

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  • Best thing

    Im a team leader

    Worst thing

    Unsolicited hours

    4.9

    DHL Employee, August 2021

  • Worst thing

    Working outdoors getting wet and cold, not given the correct clothing for the job.

    7.4

    DHL Employee, February 2021

How DHL ranks

DHL ranks 1st to work for in fork-lift truck driver employers

  1. 1 DHL
    6.3
  2. 2 Tesco
    6.0