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Tesco

Warehouse operative at Tesco

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

205 workers in this role at Tesco have taken the survey.

How much does Tesco pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at Tesco
£9.00–12.12
Typical range
£8.72–12.21

Warehouse operative employees at Tesco are typically paid £9.00–12.12 an hour, based on data from 205 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at Tesco?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Tesco 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 174 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 Tesco feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    61% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 170 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

    It's not rocket science, been there longer than most management so they converse with me don't talk at me

    Worst thing

    Having rules and regulations that are just there to be ignored

    8.4

    Employee, August 2021

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

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  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to take sick leave at Tesco?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    71% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 170 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

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

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    51% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 184 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    75% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 180 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Tesco 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 196 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 Tesco get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 189 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 Tesco?

    People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 13% report getting one week notice or less
    • 5% report getting two weeks notice
    • 1% report getting three weeks notice
    • 39% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 42% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 201 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 Tesco do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    88% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 179 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 Tesco worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    87% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 197 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

    Flexible hours

    Worst thing

    Can be quite stressful at times

    7.9

    Employee, November 2021

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What is career progression like for warehouse operatives at Tesco?

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  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Tesco?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 65% 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 173 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 warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Tesco?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    78% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 194 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 Tesco

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  • Best thing

    The customers are friendly and always say hello when they are shopping

    Worst thing

    Managers not understanding how heavy the daily workload is.

    2.5

    Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    There is always something to do each day no day is the same

    Worst thing

    Sometimes don't get treated like a human

    8.3

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Finish at 2pm at the latest, meaning you have a good chunk of the day left.

    Worst thing

    * 6am starts
    * Constantly watched by management.
    * Picking system is built to be 100% against the picker. Helping customers or even going to the toilet negatively affects your work. Managers do not care about this.
    * Unfriendly/ unhelpful managers
    * Managers favour their mates and young, attractive employees and treat everyone else like dirt

    3.5

    Employee, October 2021

  • Worst thing

    Not safaty,have priority people, not pay good for that's job.

    5.0

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Hours are good

    Worst thing

    Being expected to do to much

    7.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    I sure i don't lost work because lockdown

    5.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The money and hours are the best things about my job.

    5.5

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Job security

    Worst thing

    Stressful. Not always enough staff

    7.2

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Free afternoons

    Worst thing

    Unknown finish time, overtime cut without warning

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Reasonable pay rates

    Worst thing

    Performance targets

    5.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Most of the people I work with

    Worst thing

    Night shift

    8.3

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Locality ,shift patterns and security

    Worst thing

    Dull job ,unappreciated

    6.8

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Work during pandemic

    Worst thing

    Pay is poor, no benefit for working through pandemic with no I'll time off

    8.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Shift pattern, opportunity to progress, ease of it and location

    Worst thing

    Repetitive, sometimes not mentally challenging.

    7.6

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Perk
    Worthy service

    Worst thing

    Overflow carparking
    Lack of social contact

    8.3

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Colleagues and managers are super friendly pay is good the training opportunities are fantastic

    Worst thing

    Hard on your back and legs

    10.0

    Warehouse operative, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Benefits, steady employment, pay

    Worst thing

    Rotating shifts, low pay, pressure, management

    5.3

    Warehouse operative, February 2021

  • Best thing

    My friends

    Worst thing

    Being chased to pick quickly

    3.1

    Picker, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Meet new people

    Worst thing

    Management
    Not treated with respect
    Not enough training
    Mangers walk out
    Hard to book holiday
    No empathy if ill

    2.7

    Order picker, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Good people to work with

    Worst thing

    Seeing managers constantly do a bad job, mistakes with no consequences, while good workers make a genuine mistake and get punished

    6.3

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    I enjoy my loading job meeting new people

    Worst thing

    Unclean

    6.3

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Convenience, and most of the actual people I work with are hard working

    Worst thing

    The day to day work is repetitive and customers can be rude, management are always moving the goal post pushing you to breaking point

    5.8

    Employee, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Work mates

    Worst thing

    Lack of planning

    8.4

    Picker, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Local to home
    Regular hours

    Worst thing

    Routine
    Unrealistic timings

    7.4

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    The people

    Worst thing

    Nothing love my job

    9.0

    Picker, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Good pay. Quite laid back

    8.1

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    payment, discounts, stability

    Worst thing

    some favourites, too many people came recently

    8.3

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Go in do job come home

    Worst thing

    Customers rudeness

    7.0

    Order picker, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Best things I would say is the pay wage is good

    Worst thing

    I would say the heavy items
    Meeting impossible targets because you have so many obstacles to get through

    5.8

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Worst thing

    Working in all weather where house not be heated

    5.2

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Its a good job if you know what to expect

    Worst thing

    The shifts

    8.8

    Warehouse operative, December 2020

  • Best thing

    the people can be good, banter wise, perk and benefits, easy to do

    Worst thing

    working easter/Christmas is horrible and stressful, makes me hate Christmas

    7.2

    Warehouse operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    The pay the cafeteria and the equipments

    Worst thing

    Stress and the weight of loads

    5.0

    Warehouse operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Hours, Pay, ease of work

    Worst thing

    laziness in others is extremely prevalent, disconnection between operative, manager and head office

    8.7

    Warehouse operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Good people to work with

    Worst thing

    The hours

    6.3

    Loader, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    Work-life balance especially on night shift

    6.1

    Warehouse operative, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Keep fit

    Worst thing

    Lazy people making job harder

    8.7

    Warehouse operative, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Location/travel time, diversity awareness. Safety minded. Discounted canteen.

    Worst thing

    Physically demanding. Vety large warehouse makes it hot in the summer and cold in winter

    9.4

    Warehouse operative, October 2020

  • Worst thing

    Some people are good to work with

    5.2

    Warehouse person, October 2020

  • Best thing

    The wages

    Worst thing

    Management, lack of communication, the people

    4.2

    Warehouse operative, September 2020

  • Best thing

    The other members of staff.

    Worst thing

    Low pay for working nights

    4.9

    Warehouse, August 2020

  • Best thing

    pay

    Worst thing

    health and safety, management, lack of care towards staff

    3.7

    Warehouse operative, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff discount

    Worst thing

    Early hours start

    7.0

    Picker, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Close location to home

    Worst thing

    Physically challenging

    5.9

    Warehouse operative, May 2020

  • Best thing

    Meet loads new people

    Worst thing

    Times goes slow

    9.3

    Picker, April 2020

  • Best thing

    The flexibility of working around childcare

    Worst thing

    It's unmanageable due to the lack of staff

    5.7

    Store assistant, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Learning, the pay, benefits

    Worst thing

    Hours

    7.9

    Picker, December 2019

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