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Warehouse Operative - BestPets Luton

Bestway Wholesale

About Bestway Wholesale

Bestway Wholesale is a cash and carry wholesaler.

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Job description from Bestway Wholesale

At Best pets, we supply thousands of quality pet products, from the finest quality feeds to fun and funky pet toys.

We now have an opportunity for a Warehouse Operative to join the team. The role will be based at our Best pets Bristol branch:

Best pets Pet food,

Cash & Carry,

356-366 Dallow Road,

Luton,

LU1 1DE

Telephone: 01582 488613

Branch Information: https://www.best-pets.co.uk/trade/depot-locator?d=ba-Luton

This is a fast-paced role, where you could be involved in a wide variety of tasks. From replenishing stock, processing bulk sales through the checkout, picking and packing customer orders, assisting drivers with deliveries to maintaining depot standards ensuring our customers receive the best possible service at all times.

It's a busy and physically demanding role. You'll be on your feet all day, moving and lifting stock to ensure targets and deadlines are met, so we're looking for people with bags of energy who are up for the challenge!

What skills do you need to be a warehouse operative:

  • Great timekeeping skills
  • An enthusiastic and adaptable approach to carrying out duties.
  • Be able to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Teamwork to ensure targets and deadlines are met
  • Flexible approach to working hours.

In addition to your basic pay, we offer:

  • 30 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Company pension
  • Free parking on site
  • Supportive training and equipment to help do your role effectively.

Details

  • Job type: Full-time, permanent
  • Salary: up to £10.44 per hour
  • Rate of pay: Hourly
  • Hours of work: 38 hours per week
  • Shift: TBC

So if you're looking for an opportunity to make an impact in a company dedicated to supplying pet retail traders the best quality merchandise available at the best possible prices, you could be the person we're looking for.

Job insights from Breakroom

Warehouse operative

Warehouse operatives take delivery of goods, and pick, pack and dispatch products

What you’ll do as a warehouse operative:

  • Take delivery of goods and raw materials
  • Pack and wrap goods
  • Check for damaged or missing items
  • Make sure stock is stored correctly and safely
  • Load goods ready for dispatch

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Night work
  • Cleaning
  • Physical activities

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Luton Best Pets

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What employees say

Pay

    Needs improving
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Bestway Wholesale pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    71% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are paid below market rates

    Do Bestway Wholesale pay warehouse operatives market rates?

    Most people are paid less than average for their job.

    How we know this

    79% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Bestway Wholesale get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    92% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Bestway Wholesale pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    93% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do warehouse operatives at Bestway Wholesale do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    79% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    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.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do warehouse operatives at Bestway Wholesale worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    93% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get any choice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    71% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for warehouse operatives at Bestway Wholesale to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    67% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2021 and August 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

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

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    50% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and December 2023.

    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
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Bestway Wholesale managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

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

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    58% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do warehouse operatives at Bestway Wholesale feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Bestway Wholesale get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    86% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful for warehouse operatives to work at Bestway Wholesale?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    86% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do warehouse operatives at Bestway Wholesale enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    55% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2021 and August 2023.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at Bestway Wholesale recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    71% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Bestway Wholesale?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    67% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Bestway Wholesale?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 79% 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 data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between October 2021 and August 2023.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do warehouse operatives think Bestway Wholesale 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

    93% 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 data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do warehouse operatives feel well informed about how Bestway Wholesale is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    85% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

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What Bestway Wholesale employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    The other coworkers, they’re a lovely bunch. We all get along and work well with one another.

    Worst thing

    How hard we’re made to work, and what we’re expected to do. I also work the post office counter as a sub-postmaster, but don’t get paid for it. I’m made to do jobs the manager is supposed to do, but I don’t get paid for that either. We don’t get a discount, we’re never praised for our efforts or work by anyone other than our in store manager, all we get from higher ups is negative comments and complaints despite us doing our best as we’ve been trained to do. The store also has constant issues with the appliances and wifi, but when we ask for it to be fixed, the higher ups either just ignore us or wait months and months to then half arse the fix. The only decent repair they’ve done for the store is replacing a segment of floor, but that’s entirely to the credit of the workman himself.

    2.6

    Bestway Wholesale Supervisor, January 2023

  • Best thing

    Fellow sales assistant colleagues. Regular customers

    Worst thing

    company hasn't got a clue about the store, removing local suppliers is damaging sales and pushing local customers to other shops. Management had no training therefore done know how to run a store.

    2.6

    Bestway Wholesale Sales assistant, January 2023

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  • Best thing

    The staff and most of the customers are pretty sound

    Worst thing

    SORT THE MUSIC OUT.
    The pay for under 18s for doing the same flipping job is half

    6.4

    Bestway Wholesale Till operator, December 2022

  • Best thing

    Get to work my own schedule which fits round family life

    Worst thing

    Poor pay, no benfits, badly operated business from top

    3.7

    Bestway Wholesale Store manager, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Customers

    Worst thing

    Useless managers who mess up and waste money, then make us work on our own doing theur work as well.

    1.1

    Bestway Wholesale CSA, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Workmates

    Worst thing

    Working conditions health and safety nepotism is rife no back up from management favourites get better treatment management have no idea what actually goes on or does not care

    2.3

    Bestway Wholesale Warehouse operative, May 2021

  • Best thing

    You get paid lo

    Worst thing

    Load management

    4.8

    Bestway Wholesale HGV driver, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Freedom to complete my work

    Worst thing

    Can’t plan around shifts due to short notice of shifts so quite poor work life balance

    8.7

    Bestway Wholesale HGV driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Good colleague's

    Worst thing

    Low pay, bad management, no protection from abusive customers, no communication, too many supervisors, lazy staff at times, things don't get checked when reported, management don't listen to concerns the list goes on and on.

    3.5

    Bestway Wholesale Cash and carry assistant, October 2020

  • Best thing

    I do what is needed to do on the frozen and Chilled

    Worst thing

    Shortage on delivery from suppliers

    7.8

    Bestway Wholesale Frozen and chilled controller, June 2020

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