Delivery driver at Waitrose & Partners

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

38 workers in this role at Waitrose & Partners have taken the survey.

How much does Waitrose & Partners pay delivery drivers?

Delivery driver at Waitrose & Partners
£9.74–11.55
Typical range
£8.50–13.41

Delivery driver employees at Waitrose & Partners are typically paid £9.74–11.55 an hour, based on data from 38 employees.

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What is management like for delivery driver employees at Waitrose & Partners?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do delivery drivers think Waitrose & Partners head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    70% 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 27 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do delivery drivers at Waitrose & Partners feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    85% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 33 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

    If you are well trained the managers leave you to do what you need,
    if i need more hours I can ask

    Worst thing

    The managment is poor and does not care enough about the staff and dumps all responsibility on team leaders, make you feel guilty for taking sick days off and holiday has to be booked MONTHS in advance for summer.

    4.7

    Employee, August 2021

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What are the hours like for delivery driver employees at Waitrose & Partners?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do delivery drivers get of their shift pattern at Waitrose & Partners?

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

    How we know this

    • 14% report getting one week notice or less
    • 14% report getting two weeks notice
    • 22% report getting three weeks notice
    • 31% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 19% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 36 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for delivery drivers to book a holiday at Waitrose & Partners?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    74% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 35 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.

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do delivery drivers at Waitrose & Partners get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    65% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 31 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do delivery drivers at Waitrose & Partners get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 33 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for delivery drivers to take sick leave at Waitrose & Partners?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    92% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 24 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Waitrose & Partners managers change delivery drivers shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    78% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 32 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 Waitrose & Partners do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    78% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 32 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 Waitrose & Partners worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    97% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 35 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

    Hours convenience people

    Worst thing

    Hard work money

    9.4

    Employee, August 2021

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What is career progression like for delivery drivers at Waitrose & Partners?

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  • Enough training

    Do delivery drivers get enough training when they start at Waitrose & Partners?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    73% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 37 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are delivery drivers given support to progress at Waitrose & Partners?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 70% 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 30 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 delivery drivers at Waitrose & Partners

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  • Best thing

    No annoying co workers.
    Go at my own pace.

    Worst thing

    Bad route planning.
    Often skip breaks.
    Navigation equipment not fit for purpose.
    Zero chance of career progression unless you get in to the golden circle or are in the top 3 drivers out of over 300 people. Pay review is perfomance based and takes into account all aspects of driving, delivery on time, and arrival back at depot. Sometimes get less than half hour to get back but it takes an hour. Completely out of your control yet this was the only reason my pay didnt change this year.

    6.5

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Other partners, independence

    Worst thing

    Some extremely poor leadership, managers don't listen, line managers don't care about partners and only care about making themselves look good at the expense of lower level partners

    2.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Worst thing

    Don’t get planned breaks and always being asked what you doing ?

    2.5

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Career Progression

    Worst thing

    It never stops

    8.3

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Own boss o ce on the road

    Worst thing

    Time spent in branch before getting on the road

    8.6

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    I get to meet lots of nice customers and staff.

    8.9

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    A lot of the time is spent driving. We help families in lockdown. Low stress

    Worst thing

    Pay rate, some rules fly in the face of common sense

    8.9

    Delivery driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Customers!

    Discount!

    Worst thing

    Managers!

    Early Starts / Late Finishes!

    6.0

    Home delivery driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    I’m left on my own to do my job.

    5.0

    Delivery driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting lots of people, having a degree of independence

    Worst thing

    Driving in the dark and rain

    8.9

    Delivery driver, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Feel like my own boss

    Worst thing

    Lazy colleges people who take advantage

    8.8

    Delivery driver, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Spending time outside
    Most customers are pleasant

    Worst thing

    Short time schedules with no room for delays, poor planning and job could be made smoother with better scheduling.

    4.2

    Customer delivery driver, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Freedom out while driving

    Worst thing

    Managers

    6.4

    Delivery driver, October 2019

How Waitrose & Partners ranks

Waitrose & Partners ranks 4th to work for in delivery driver or courier employers

  1. 3 Warburtons
    6.9
  2. 4 Waitrose & Partners
    6.8
  3. 5= Royal Mail
    6.6