6.3

DHL

Warehouse operative at DHL

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

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

How much do DHL pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at DHL
£9.00–12.50
Typical range
£8.72–12.21

Warehouse operative employees at DHL are typically paid £9.00–12.50 an hour, based on data from 125 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at DHL?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives 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

    83% 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 109 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 DHL feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    55% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 102 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

    Self manage

    Worst thing

    Senior management don't listen

    4.7

    DHL Employee, September 2021

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

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do warehouse operatives 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

    57% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 105 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 warehouse operatives to book a holiday at DHL?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    59% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 116 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 DHL?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    66% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 102 job reviews

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do DHL managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    91% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 111 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 DHL get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    78% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 113 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 warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at DHL?

    People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 12% report getting one week notice or less
    • 6% report getting two weeks notice
    • 1% report getting three weeks notice
    • 29% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 51% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 113 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 warehouse operatives at DHL do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    85% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 104 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 DHL worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    92% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 106 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 warehouse operatives at DHL?

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  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at DHL?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 63% 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 114 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.

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  • Enough training

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

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    69% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 121 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 DHL

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  • Worst thing

    Attitude of managers and the lack of health and safety issues at the moment

    4.4

    DHL Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Left to my own devices

    Worst thing

    Not getting paid my hours.
    People ignoring what I say

    5.0

    DHL Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Being left alone to do your job

    Worst thing

    Management interfering

    8.0

    DHL Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The guys I work with

    Worst thing

    Being treated like children

    5.2

    DHL Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Management and unobtainable targets

    5.8

    DHL Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Management and unobtainable targets

    5.8

    DHL Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    I love driving forklifts & I enjoy the people I workwith

    Worst thing

    Health & safety

    7.5

    DHL Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Left to get on with it

    Worst thing

    People doing a bad job

    5.5

    DHL Employee, August 2021

  • Worst thing

    Upper management with no contact with actual work done

    4.9

    DHL Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    It's easy

    Worst thing

    Get back ache and pains in knees and legs

    4.5

    DHL Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Good pay for the job that you do

    Worst thing

    Can be difficult at time and unsocial hours working nights

    7.8

    DHL Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    good collegues

    Worst thing

    Annualised contract and managers without experiences in warehouse. They do have experience in managing people but had n ide what is going on side.

    6.3

    DHL Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Finishing early on a Friday

    Worst thing

    The hours, The overtime and constant rumours

    3.7

    DHL Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Get home early sometimes

    Worst thing

    No progression

    3.7

    DHL Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    the people i work within variety of work

    Worst thing

    having to stay an extra hour every day

    7.8

    DHL Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    is a good job, with a stable schedule that allows you to make certain plans and vacations!

    Worst thing

    I have nothing bad to say about work

    8.9

    DHL Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    There is no good things about your job

    Worst thing

    Managers not helping you out unless you are one of our favourite people managers not too bothered about social distancing

    2.6

    DHL Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    It's local

    Worst thing

    Low pay for physical hardship of the work

    5.2

    DHL Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The security of it and the money

    Worst thing

    Booking holidays

    7.2

    DHL Warehouse operative, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Hard graft long hours

    Worst thing

    Very physical not enough break time to recover

    4.0

    DHL Warehouse operative, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Some of my co workers

    Worst thing

    The bosses, expectations and lack of PPE in the recycling area especially

    2.1

    DHL Employee, February 2021

  • Best thing

    the people i work with

    Worst thing

    sometimes starting at 6 am

    8.7

    DHL Pickerpacker, February 2021

  • Worst thing

    They kept on telling people to show up to a shift then they would send them home

    4.0

    DHL Warehouse operative, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Feel part or a team

    9.1

    DHL Warehouse operative, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay

    Worst thing

    The hours. Repetitive work

    6.5

    DHL Warehouse operative, February 2021

  • Best thing

    People I work alongside

    Worst thing

    The 3 rotation shifts

    8.2

    DHL Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Feel part of a team

    9.5

    DHL Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Feel part of a team

    Worst thing

    When it gets busy, it’s busy

    9.5

    DHL Warehouse operative, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Regular hours

    Worst thing

    Trying to get holiday

    6.1

    DHL Warehouse operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Break time

    Worst thing

    Going to work, managers

    3.7

    DHL Warehouse operative, April 2020

  • Best thing

    Nice clean environment with good facilities.

    Worst thing

    no on site canteen with food.

    9.5

    DHL Warehouse operative, March 2020

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Literally just seen as a number. Don’t take into consideration that we have families. They set rules and regulations to suit themselves and I’m guessing for legal and insurance purposes, but bend them every which way they can to suit their needs.

    7.0

    DHL Warehouse Operative, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Guaranteed hours

    Worst thing

    Some warehouse colleagues on different salaries

    7.2

    DHL Warehouse man, March 2020

  • Worst thing

    Disrespected and punished constantly
    Always negetive feed back

    4.9

    DHL Warehouse operative, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Good colleagues

    Worst thing

    People telling stories about people for no reason

    3.8

    DHL Warehouse operative, January 2020

  • Best thing

    Easy work

    Worst thing

    8hr shift is quite long to be sittin in on place and not move about

    8.1

    DHL Warehouse operative, November 2019

  • Best thing

    Zero stress

    Worst thing

    First Line Managers

    8.1

    DHL Warehouse operative, November 2019

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How DHL ranks

DHL ranks joint 31st to work for in warehouse operative employers

  1. 27= Brakes
    6.4
  2. 31= DHL
    6.3
  3. 31= Sainsbury’s
    6.3