Delivery driver at Sainsbury’s

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

88 workers in this role at Sainsbury’s have taken the survey. How does this role compare to your current role? Take the survey to find out.

How much does Sainsbury’s pay delivery driver employees?

Delivery driver at Sainsbury’s
£9.95–10.30
Typical range
£8.55–13.42

Delivery driver employees at Sainsbury’s are typically paid £9.95–10.30 an hour, based on data from 87 employees.

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What is management like for delivery driver employees at Sainsbury’s?

1,170 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    22% 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 79 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

    How we know this

    73% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 73 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

    Great company to work for however the changes over the last few years mean more work less colleagues. Managers are more office based since the removal of hr - they do not have enough time to do their job

    Worst thing

    Pay does not reflect hours worked

    7.9

    Employee, May 2021

    • £30,000 per year, working a 42 hour week
    • 45–54 years old

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What are the hours like for delivery driver employees at Sainsbury’s?

1,170 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Bad
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 22% report getting one week notice or less
    • 38% report getting two weeks notice
    • 38% report getting three weeks notice
    • 2% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 1% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 88 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

    How we know this

    45% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 87 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 we know this

    63% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 76 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 we know this

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

    Based on information from 67 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    47% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 81 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

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 80 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    30% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 87 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.

Excellent
  • No unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    22% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 77 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    School hours contract

    Worst thing

    Sickness policy

    7.8

    Employee, May 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

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What is career progression like for delivery driver employees at Sainsbury’s?

1,170 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Not great
  • No career progression

    How we know this

    In the last year, 30% 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 73 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.

Good
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    59% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 85 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 driver employees at Sainsbury’s

  • Best thing

    Once driving you're your own boss

    Worst thing

    Computers tell you what to do and decide if you've done it well, so you get disciplined for no reason.

    4.0

    Employee, May 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
  • Best thing

    not working inside the shop

    Worst thing

    knowing that if your not one of the favourites you've no chance of getting the shifts you want

    4.9

    Employee, May 2021

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Driving

    Worst thing

    hitting timing targets whilst not speeding

    2.1

    Employee, May 2021

    • £10.22 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Worst thing

    The Pay, lack of work for shifts

    4.2

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    out on the road every day

    Worst thing

    the early starts

    8.2

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    Dealing direct with customers.

    Worst thing

    No support from management, they only care about their KPIs.

    2.0

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.30 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Being out on the road unsupervised.

    Worst thing

    Late shifts.

    7.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Helping customers seeing their faces smile, seeing sunsets, driving looking at the sights and wildlife.

    Worst thing

    Running late for customers because work haven’t given me enough time to deliver, looking for properties in the daylight and dark with no notes, delivering out in all weathers

    5.0

    Driver, March 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Easy work and treated well

    9.1

    Employee, March 2021

    • £10.40 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Customers

    Worst thing

    Horrible atmosphere in the workplace.

    3.6

    Employee, March 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Being your own boss out on the road

    Worst thing

    Management time pressures all the time

    4.5

    Online driver, March 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Working independently as a Driver on the open road, Easy to carry out Role as a Delivery Driver, Sainsbury's Organise most things for you all you have to do is deliver.. Holiday also Good. (6 weeks)

    Worst thing

    Less Opportunity to advance in career
    Low pay

    8.0

    Online driver, March 2021

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Management are very understanding and approachable

    Worst thing

    The turnover of staff does not always establish consistency

    6.1

    Employee, March 2021

    • £9.95 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    I get to drive

    Worst thing

    If there is a problem I you report it you get taken off driving

    2.1

    Online assistant, February 2021

    • £10.08 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Your out on your own

    Worst thing

    No back up

    5.2

    Delivery driver, February 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Organisation

    5.0

    Driver, February 2021

    • £10.25 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Freedom on my own whilst driving

    Worst thing

    Out in all weathers

    6.5

    Employee, February 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Once I get out on the road I’m my own boss

    Worst thing

    Too much pressure to get on the road , lack of support staff , lack of ppe , poorly maintained vehicles ,

    3.1

    Employee, February 2021

    • £10.65 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Supportive

    Worst thing

    Hourly rate could be better

    7.2

    Employee, January 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Being out on the road and meeting people.

    8.5

    Employee, January 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    People

    Worst thing

    Unsafe vehicles
    Dirty environment
    No Covid measures ie no temperature checks or tests for staff

    4.7

    Employee, January 2021

    • £9.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Driving around

    Worst thing

    Not 7.30 to 4

    8.1

    Delivery driver, January 2021

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Freedom once out on the road, mostly realistic schedules

    Worst thing

    Management lack of understanding, having to load our own vans

    5.8

    Online driver, January 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 21–24 years old
  • Best thing

    The job

    Worst thing

    Not anothe hours

    7.6

    Driver, January 2021

    • £10.10 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Great friendly team and good respectful management

    Worst thing

    Driving at night

    8.9

    Online driver, January 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Don't get bothered able to work on my own with no interference

    9.5

    Delivery driver, January 2021

    • £11.68 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Customers

    Worst thing

    Hours all over place

    5.5

    Delivery driver, January 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Being out on the road driving and delivering good,the freedom it brings

    Worst thing

    Being instore working in close quarters, The open bullying with certain line managers and the blind that other would take .

    3.1

    Online delivery driver, January 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Worst thing

    weekend work
    working bank holidays
    shift work

    4.6

    Home delivery driver, January 2021

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    I get out and about.

    Worst thing

    It rains outside

    7.8

    Online driver, January 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Meeting customers. Working alone.

    Worst thing

    Lack of communication

    6.3

    Driver, November 2020

    • £10.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Driving and interacting with customers

    Worst thing

    Late shifts

    5.0

    Online driver, November 2020

    • £9.85 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    You are out on your own with no one bothering you

    Worst thing

    Other people telling you what to do

    7.4

    Delivery driver, November 2020

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Making customers happy

    Worst thing

    Put under to much pressure from ppl who sit on the bums at a desk all day and

    7.4

    Delivery driver, September 2020

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Being my own boss.

    Worst thing

    Everything else

    3.3

    Delivery driver, July 2020

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    The rain and parking issues

    4.6

    Delivery driver, July 2020

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Being out on the road delivering & meeting people.

    Worst thing

    No set hours on set days. Work most weekends. Bad shift times.

    5.8

    Delivery driver, March 2020

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Left to work on your own. Out in the road

    Worst thing

    Working in bad weather

    4.9

    Delivery driver, January 2020

    • £9.95 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • Best thing

    Consistent pay

    Worst thing

    No opportunities for advancement, incompetent and abusive management, discrimination against part time workers

    2.6

    Delivery driver, November 2019

    • £8.50 per hour

How Sainsbury’s ranks

Sainsbury’s ranks joint 6th to work for in delivery driver or courier employers

  1. 5 Royal Mail
    6.7
  2. 6= Sainsbury’s
    6.6
  3. 6= UPS
    6.6