Warehouse operative at Waitrose & Partners

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

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How much does Waitrose & Partners pay warehouse operative employees?

Warehouse operative at Waitrose & Partners
£8.99–12.33
Typical range
£8.53–12.17

Warehouse operative employees at Waitrose & Partners are typically paid £8.99–12.33 an hour, based on data from 22 employees.

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

390 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

    19% 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    How we know this

    71% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 17 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 warehouse operative employees at Waitrose & Partners?

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Not great
  • Hard to choose shifts

    How we know this

    42% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 19 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 we know this

    • 27% report getting one week notice or less
    • 5% report getting two weeks notice
    • 5% report getting three weeks notice
    • 32% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 32% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 22 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 we know this

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

    Based on information from 19 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.

Excellent
  • 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 12 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    How we know this

    23% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 22 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

    85% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 13 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

    How we know this

    8% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 12 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

    10% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 21 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 warehouse operative employees at Waitrose & Partners?

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Not great
  • No career progression

    How we know this

    In the last year, 47% 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 17 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

    50% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 20 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 operative employees at Waitrose & Partners

  • 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

    • £9.84 per hour
  • Best thing

    20%discount

    Worst thing

    Can be heavy work

    6.4

    Employee, April 2021

    • £11.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    Reliable income and good people

    Worst thing

    Being paid less than others for the same job

    8.3

    Warehouseman, February 2021

    • £12.43 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Easy stress free

    Worst thing

    High turnover of staff

    9.0

    Senior warehouse partner, December 2020

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

    Days off

    Worst thing

    Just being there

    7.4

    Warehouse assistant, September 2020

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

    Always finish on time
    Overtime available

    Worst thing

    Working nights

    7.0

    Warehouseman, April 2020

    • £10.11 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    My colleagues

    Worst thing

    My late nights.

    3.8

    Store assistant, November 2019

    • £9.13 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    People i work with

    Worst thing

    Trying to get time off

    4.9

    Picker, September 2019

    • £8.99 per hour
    • 25 or older

How Waitrose & Partners ranks

Waitrose & Partners ranks joint 3rd to work for in warehouse operative employers

  1. 3= Ocado
    7.2
  2. 3= Waitrose & Partners
    7.2
  3. 6= Aldi
    7.1