4.9

Hermes

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Warehouse operative at Hermes

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

26 workers in this role at Hermes have taken the survey.

How much does Hermes pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at Hermes
£7.71–10.20
Typical range
£8.70–12.19

Warehouse operative employees at Hermes are typically paid £7.71–10.20 an hour, based on data from 26 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at Hermes?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Hermes 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

    76% 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 21 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 Hermes feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    64% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 22 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.

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

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at Hermes?

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

    How we know this

    • 79% report getting one week notice or less
    • 4% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 4% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 13% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 24 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
  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do warehouse operatives work the same number they are contracted for at Hermes?

    Only some people work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    55% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 20 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to book a holiday at Hermes?

    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 19 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 Hermes?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    62% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at Hermes get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    57% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 23 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Hermes managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 21 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 Hermes get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    68% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 22 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do warehouse operatives at Hermes 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 21 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 Hermes 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 25 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

    Very flexible hours, very local to me, working outdoors, love my customers

    Worst thing

    Self employed so no holiday or sick pay or benefits

    4.4

    Employee, September 2021

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What is career progression like for warehouse operatives at Hermes?

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  • Not enough training

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

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    52% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 23 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 Hermes?

    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 24 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 Hermes

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  • Best thing

    Colleagues I work with. We are seperate to the rest of the warehouse working as part of the assets team we regulate ourself most of the time.

    Worst thing

    Treated as a number, poorly paid. People only progress by who you know not what you know, and if you keep your mouth shut and don't try to think or give suggestions...just blindly follow orders, mostly from people that don't really know what they are doing, less experienced than yourself.

    5.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay, guaranteed hours, time and a half for overtime and double for holidays. Lots of great people to work with.

    Worst thing

    Long hours with heavy lifting. Volume of parcels can vary from very easy to very hard each night.

    6.1

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Fixed timing
    Prompt payment

    Worst thing

    Public transport not available

    7.2

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Peaceful atmosphere sometimes ...

    Worst thing

    Racism.. and higher post being given to only the mangers or supervisors friends which is not fare at all .. and making people work I. 2 different departments without paying extra ( no equality)..

    3.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    It help to motivate me

    Worst thing

    It’s stressful

    6.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Worst thing

    not getting paid for breack

    8.0

    Warehouse, September 2020

  • Best thing

    • My colleagues - work well as a team, communication is good and the task gets done

    Worst thing

    • On your own initiative, support your self, managers don’t check up on you for the who shift - check your doing okay or if there is any issues going on or anything like that.

    • Never know when you going to start or finish a shift due to no set rota for any set week so that can be a little annoying because you don’t know when at all you will finish.

    • Company doesn’t seem to care about you at all, including your personal health

    • Very repetitive job roles every shift, nothing changes and can always expect the same every day which is boring and can drain down your self esteem and even effect one mental health

    2.0

    Warehouse Operative, March 2020

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Management not helping as much as they could do and the wage for nights being rather low.

    4.0

    Warehouse operative, February 2020

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How Hermes ranks

Hermes ranks joint 71st to work for in warehouse operative employers

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