Delivery driver at DPD

People in this role may also be known as delivery drivers and couriers.

68 workers in this role at DPD have taken the survey.

How much does DPD pay delivery drivers?

Delivery driver at DPD
£8.05–15.30
Typical range
£8.50–13.37

Delivery driver employees at DPD are typically paid £8.05–15.30 an hour, based on data from 68 employees.

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What is management like for delivery driver employees at DPD?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do delivery drivers think DPD 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

    82% 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 56 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 delivery drivers at DPD feel treated by respect by their managers?

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

    How we know this

    53% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 55 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

    Good banter with colleagues

    Worst thing

    Upper management don't seem to understand the impact their apparently arbitrary targets have on the stress levels of workers. It seems someone needs to justify their job when really the company would be better without them.

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

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What are the hours like for delivery driver employees at DPD?

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  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do delivery drivers work the same number they are contracted for at DPD?

    People work a lot more hours than they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    76% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 37 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do delivery drivers at DPD get proper breaks?

    People don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 66 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.

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do delivery drivers at DPD get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    63% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 38 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do delivery drivers get of their shift pattern at DPD?

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

    How we know this

    • 60% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 7% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 33% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 45 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.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for delivery drivers to book a holiday at DPD?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    55% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 51 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 delivery drivers to take sick leave at DPD?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    54% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 54 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do DPD managers change delivery drivers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    62% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 39 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 delivery drivers at DPD do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    52% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 44 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 delivery drivers at DPD worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    63% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 40 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

    Suitable hours

    Worst thing

    Unpaid overtime
    Commuting distance

    6.6

    Delivery driver, December 2020

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What is career progression like for delivery drivers at DPD?

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  • No career progression

    Are delivery drivers given support to progress at DPD?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% 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 57 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 delivery drivers get enough training when they start at DPD?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    64% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 66 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 delivery drivers at DPD

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  • Best thing

    Pay & potential to finish early if you work hard

    Worst thing

    Long hours when starting out getting to know the routes

    6.7

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Out on the road

    Worst thing

    Deadlines

    4.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Lone working

    Worst thing

    Time constraints
    Lack of help from depot

    1.8

    Delivery driver, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Fast paced, out on the road.

    Worst thing

    Demanding

    6.1

    C and d driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    You manage your own time once you leave the depot

    Worst thing

    Loading in the morning

    4.4

    Owner driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    The freedom

    Worst thing

    Odd long day

    7.9

    Driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    The money and being your own boss

    Worst thing

    To many Drivers working for DPD so cutting are days down from 5/4 days a week so loss of income

    6.7

    Delivery driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    When it goes well it’s not to bad, and pay is not to bad if you go with the right Contactors

    Worst thing

    Having to look for a load that’s never ready to go, late nights with no time for a break,

    3.1

    Driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Suitable hours

    Worst thing

    Unpaid overtime
    Commuting distance

    6.6

    Delivery driver, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Van paid for use whenever, good pay overtime paid at day rates

    Worst thing

    Stressful, no support, finding missing parcels, trying to load before 9am so you get home at a reasonable time is very unlikely

    3.7

    Courier, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Meeting customers

    Worst thing

    Loading the van in the morning

    4.0

    Delivery driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The degree of freedom I have and how close to home it is

    Worst thing

    To much pressure to get work done

    5.8

    C&d driver & lead ojt, November 2020

  • Best thing

    lone working

    Worst thing

    time constraints
    No leeway or excuses for failure of delivery times

    1.0

    Delivery driver, October 2020

  • Best thing

    being out on the road on my own

    Worst thing

    the constant changes the company keeps making.

    3.1

    collection and delivery driver, September 2020

  • Best thing

    meet new people, every day is different

    3.8

    Courier, August 2020

  • Worst thing

    Stress, long hours, no chance of getting a bonus, no respect.

    1.0

    Delivery driver, June 2020

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How DPD ranks

DPD ranks joint 29th to work for in delivery driver or courier employers

  1. 29= Alliance Healthcare
    5.6
  2. 29= DPD
    5.6
  3. 31= Tuffnells
    5.5