Warehouse operative at Waitrose & Partners

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

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

How much does Waitrose & Partners pay warehouse operatives?

Warehouse operative at Waitrose & Partners
£8.99–12.04
Typical range
£8.65–12.18

Warehouse operative employees at Waitrose & Partners are typically paid £8.99–12.04 an hour, based on data from 25 employees.

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What is management like for warehouse operative employees at Waitrose & Partners?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Waitrose & Partners 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 24 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 Waitrose & Partners feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    65% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 20 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 warehouse operative employees at Waitrose & Partners?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at Waitrose & Partners get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    59% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 22 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives 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

    • 32% report getting one week notice or less
    • 4% report getting two weeks notice
    • 4% report getting three weeks notice
    • 32% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 28% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 25 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives to book a holiday at Waitrose & Partners?

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    77% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 22 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 Waitrose & Partners?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    86% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Waitrose & Partners managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    76% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 25 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 Waitrose & Partners get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    88% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 16 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 Waitrose & Partners do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    93% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 15 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 Waitrose & Partners worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    92% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 24 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 warehouse operatives at Waitrose & Partners?

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  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Waitrose & Partners?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% 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 20 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.

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  • Enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Waitrose & Partners?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    52% of people report they got 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.

Latest reviews from warehouse operatives at Waitrose & Partners

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  • Best thing

    The work is pretty easy

    Worst thing

    Didn’t get enough training but am expected to know everything and hours are really bad and they’re not willing to change it.

    4.5

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    20%discount

    Worst thing

    Can be heavy work

    6.4

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Reliable income and good people

    Worst thing

    Being paid less than others for the same job

    8.3

    Warehouseman, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Easy stress free

    Worst thing

    High turnover of staff

    9.0

    Senior warehouse partner, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Days off

    Worst thing

    Just being there

    7.4

    Warehouse assistant, September 2020

  • Best thing

    Always finish on time
    Overtime available

    Worst thing

    Working nights

    7.0

    Warehouseman, April 2020

  • Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    My late nights.

    3.8

    Store assistant, November 2019

  • Best thing

    People i work with

    Worst thing

    Trying to get time off

    4.9

    Picker, September 2019

How Waitrose & Partners ranks

Waitrose & Partners ranks joint 9th to work for in warehouse operative employers

  1. 9= Kuehne + Nagel
    6.8
  2. 9= Waitrose & Partners
    6.8
  3. 13= Royal Mail
    6.6