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Warehouse Operative

full-time

in Coalville

Amazon

868 job reviews

6.4

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Warehouse operatives at Amazon are typically paid £9.02–11.80 an hour.

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  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Amazon pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    16% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 286 job reviews

    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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at Amazon?

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

    How we know this

    • 34% report getting one week notice or less
    • 7% report getting two weeks notice
    • 2% report getting three weeks notice
    • 12% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 45% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 371 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.

Not great
  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Amazon?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 42% 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 304 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.

  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Amazon 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

    39% 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 300 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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Amazon pay warehouse operatives market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    48% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 378 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    69% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 284 job reviews

  • People recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    59% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 377 job reviews

    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.

  • Easy to change shifts

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

    Most people find it easy to change shifts

    How we know this

    57% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 194 job reviews

    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.

  • Enough training

    Do warehouse operatives get enough training when they start at Amazon?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    70% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 353 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.

  • People enjoy their job

    Most people enjoy their job

    How we know this

    55% of people who enjoy their job

    Based on information from 62 job reviews

  • Good for parents

    Is working as warehouse operatives at Amazon good if you have caring responsibilities?

    Most people say this is a good place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    64% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 105 job reviews

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

  • Well informed about head office

    Do warehouse operatives feel well informed about how Amazon is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    58% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 322 job reviews

    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.

  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful for warehouse operatives to work at Amazon?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    36% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 358 job reviews

    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.

  • Good choice of shifts

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

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    52% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 332 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.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon get paid breaks?

    Usually. Most people get paid breaks

    How we know this

    51% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 360 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    18% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 340 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 Amazon worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    22% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 366 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.

  • Good for students

    Is warehouse operatives at Amazon job good for students?

    Students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    How we know this

    81% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    Based on information from 62 job reviews

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Amazon managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 349 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 are paid enough to live on

    Does Amazon pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    89% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 341 job reviews

    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 Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 351 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.

  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    78% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 286 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.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do warehouse operatives at Amazon feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    76% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 321 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.

What employees are saying about Amazon

  • Best thing

    You will grow up day by day. That is why I continue to stay in Amazon.

    Worst thing

    Sometimes you feel really tired after work, we must keep our body well, eat well. Feeling unhappy when the manager keep on telling you that you can’t hit the rate.

    6.8

    Employee, July 2021

    • £10.00 per hour
    • 55–64 years old
  • Best thing

    3 days off a week and relatively good pay

    Worst thing

    horrible team leads, amazon will make you leave at a drop of a hat. Its like being in a really bad school and none of the pupils are cared about beyond their own department

    5.8

    Employee, April 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    Get plenty of exercise whilst working not stressful just hard physical work. I enjoy the variety of jobs

    Worst thing

    Not knowing your shifts til last minute & not guaranteed hours

    7.6

    Warehouse operative, January 2021

    • £9.70 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Take time off whenever you want to.
    Get certain pay

    Worst thing

    Late night hours
    Sometimes big volume of parcels
    2 meter rules
    Manager can be annoying

    7.0

    Employee, June 2021

    • £10.70 per hour

Warehouse Operative, Amazon

Warehouse Operative
Job ID: 210053180
Coalville, United Kingdom

Join our team at Amazon to help pick, pack and dispatch orders to customers.
Amazon is looking for a motivated full time Warehouse Operative.

Pay:
£10.40 per hour for day time shifts.
£12.11 (£1.71 Night Shift Allowance) per hour for night time shifts.

Contract type:
Fixed Term Contract - Until Feb 5th 2022

Shifts available:
Fixed shift patterns so you always know when you will be working.
We have a range of full time, day or night shifts. Shift availability may vary

Location:
Amazon Fulfillment Centre, (BHX2) 5B Beveridge Ln, Ellistown, Coalville LE67 1F.

You can start your online application by clicking the Apply/Continue button now or alternatively call 0 808 164 9427 to speak to a member of our recruitment or email myapplication@amazon.co.uk and we will contact you back.

If you have a disability and consider that you may require an adjustment to Amazon's recruitment process, please contact us to discuss on 0808 164 9427 or email myapplication@amazon.co.uk

Why work for Amazon?
  • Join one of the world's best employers!
  • Boost your career by joining a logistics company with 20+ years of operational expertise and technology advancements, where the future of logistics is becoming reality.
  • We continue to consult with medical and health experts, and take all recommended precautions in our buildings including social distancing, mandatory face masks and hand sanitisers. Since the start of the pandemic we have made over 150 process updates, including enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures, to keep our people safe
  • No qualifications or previous work experience necessary, full logistics training provided.
  • Fast recruitment process with virtual interviews for quicker start dates
  • We have different shifts options available to suit your lifestyle
  • Watch what it's like to be a working as a Warehouse Operative in an Amazon Fulfillment Centre

The responsibilities of an Amazon Warehouse Operative:
  • Receiving, checking and sorting the full range of Amazon's products entering the warehouse
  • Picking, packing and shipping customer orders
  • Adhering to safety, quality and production standards
  • Standing and walking for long periods
  • Lifting and moving products up to 23kg in weight
  • Relocating products using forklifts, pump truck and power pallet truck.
  • Feeling comfortable in lifting, bending and twisting, kneeling and crouching
  • Ability to drive PIT/PUT vehicle and to work at height
Job also suitable for: Warehouse, warehouse operative, part time, full time, warehouse worker, night shift, picker packer, packer, order picker, picking, distribution, yard, casual, sort, logistics.
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