Delivery driver at Waitrose & Partners

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

32 workers in this role at Waitrose & Partners have taken the survey. How does this role compare to your current role? Take the survey to find out.

How much does Waitrose & Partners pay delivery driver employees?

Delivery driver at Waitrose & Partners
£9.71–11.36
Typical range
£8.55–13.42

Delivery driver employees at Waitrose & Partners are typically paid £9.71–11.36 an hour, based on data from 32 employees.

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

390 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Do your managers treat you with respect?

Not great
  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    How we know this

    38% 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 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    89% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 27 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

    Management is nice, all team are friendly, work is simple

    Worst thing

    It can be boring

    9.5

    Employee, February 2021

    • £11.72 per hour
    • 25 or older

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

390 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Not great
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How we know this

    • 17% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% report getting two weeks notice
    • 27% report getting three weeks notice
    • 30% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 17% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 30 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
  • Good choice of shifts

    How we know this

    67% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 27 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

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 28 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 book holiday

    How we know this

    79% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 29 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

    95% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    19% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 26 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

    How we know this

    19% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 26 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

    How we know this

    3% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 30 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

    The hours I am allocated to work fit in with what I want.

    Worst thing

    Locating layout of stock changes

    8.8

    Employee, May 2021

    • £14,800 per year, working a 30 hour week
    • 55–64 years old

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

390 employees told us the worst thing about this job…

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Do your managers treat you with respect?

Good
  • Enough training

    How we know this

    74% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 31 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.

Excellent
  • Opportunities to progress

    How we know this

    In the last year, 77% 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 26 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 driver employees at Waitrose & Partners

  • Best thing

    Career Progression

    Worst thing

    It never stops

    8.3

    Employee, April 2021

    • £12.37 per hour
    • 34–44 years old
  • 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

    • £10.34 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    I get to meet lots of nice customers and staff.

    8.9

    Employee, April 2021

    • £11.03 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • 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

    • £10.15 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Customers!

    Discount!

    Worst thing

    Managers!

    Early Starts / Late Finishes!

    6.0

    Home delivery driver, February 2021

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

    I’m left on my own to do my job.

    5.0

    Delivery driver, February 2021

    • £10.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • 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

    • £10.63 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Feel like my own boss

    Worst thing

    Lazy colleges people who take advantage

    8.8

    Delivery driver, October 2020

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • 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

    • £8.77 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Freedom out while driving

    Worst thing

    Managers

    6.4

    Delivery driver, October 2019

    • £9.35 per hour
    • 18–20 years old

How Waitrose & Partners ranks

Waitrose & Partners ranks joint 1st to work for in delivery driver or courier employers

  1. 1= Ocado
    7.2
  2. 1= Waitrose & Partners
    7.2
  3. 3 Warburtons
    7.1