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Warehouse Operative

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in Bristol, BS1

DHL

356 job reviews

6.4

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Warehouse operatives at DHL are typically paid £8.64–12.76 an hour.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think DHL 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

    20% 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 70 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to change shifts

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

    Most people find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    38% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 48 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.

  • People don’t enjoy their job

    Most people don’t enjoy their job

    How we know this

    33% of people who enjoy their job

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

  • Hard to choose shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    31% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 67 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 aren’t paid

    Do warehouse operatives at DHL get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    45% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 77 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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does DHL pay warehouse operatives market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    49% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 80 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.

  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at DHL?

    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 73 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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at DHL recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    41% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 79 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 17% report getting one week notice or less
    • 3% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 40% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 40% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 72 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.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does DHL pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

    Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    41% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 71 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.

  • Uninformed about head office

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

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    47% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 75 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    57% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 74 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 DHL?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    61% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 62 job reviews

  • Enough training

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

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    73% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 78 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 aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful for warehouse operatives to work at DHL?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    50% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 72 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 for parents

    Is working as warehouse operatives at DHL 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

    50% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 18 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.

  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    56% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 64 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.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do DHL managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    14% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 70 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 DHL pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    84% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 73 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 DHL get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    76% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 70 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 DHL do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do 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 64 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 DHL worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    7% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 69 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.

What employees are saying about DHL

  • Best thing

    Finishing time...If you want to chase the money there's plenty going...They are good at shafting people for being so family friendly so they say.

    Worst thing

    Early starts...arsehole managers..

    6.0

    LGV driver, January 2021

    • £14.30 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    good collegues

    Worst thing

    Annualised contract and managers without experiences in warehouse. They do have experience in managing people but had n ide what is going on side.

    6.3

    Employee, May 2021

    • £16,000 per year, working a 38 hour week
    • 25–34 years old
  • Best thing

    The other drivers and porters. Banter.

    Worst thing

    Supposed management who don't know how to do the job properly.
    Wages. Pay structure.

    6.2

    Employee, March 2021

    • £10.56 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    company is a good company to work for. local managers mess it up

    Worst thing

    forced overtime, time taken to resovle issues

    6.4

    HGV driver, February 2021

    • £32,600 per year, working a 45 hour week
    • 25 or older

Warehouse Operative, DHL Supply Chain

BE AN ESSENTIAL PART OF EVERYDAY LIFE

Position: Inbound Planning Clerk
Grade: RCS O
Customer: M&S
Location: West Thurrock
Shift Pattern: Monday-Friday
Contract Type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Closing Date: 10/03/2021

Are you a motivated, organized individual seeking a challenging and rewarding opportunity in a fast-paced environment? Would you enjoy being part of a dedicated team that works together to create a relevant, memorable difference in the lives of our customers and employees? If you're looking for change, and you're ready to make changes … we're looking for you.

At DHL our business is logistics, but people are our passion. With over 500,000 team members in 220 countries, we attract and retain great talent. We are one of the most innovative, most culturally diverse companies on the planet. We provide unmatched opportunities for personal and professional development. We really are a, “Best Place to Work.”

If this sounds like a team you'd like to join … keep reading.

We make promises to our customers, and we'll make promises to you too. The key responsibilities in this role include;

  • Manage bookings of inbound containers as well as dealing with customer queries.
  • Comply with the site Health and Safety requirements by ensuring that work is carried out in a safe manner and in accordance with DHL policies or legislative guidelines.
  • Achievement of the site KPI targets.

You won't find another job like the one you'll find with DHL Supply Chain. Now, here's what we need from you:

  • Prior experience and knowledge of Microsoft Access.
  • Previous experience in a warehouse freight environment.
  • Able to use Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel in particular.
  • Experience with transport management systems desirable.
  • A background in either transport or planning is advantageous

What will you get in return?

As a part of a growing DHL population you will receive access to a variety of our excellent benefits which could include; 25 days holiday, pension scheme, medical cover, retail discounts, flexible working, training, development and secondments opportunities and MANY MORE.

What you'll need to do next?

If you have a proven track record of achievement to match the requirements for this role and you are looking for your next career move, simply apply online ensuring that a full up to date CV is attached with your application.


We will ensure that all our resourcing activities are fair, transparent and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.

The Company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation.

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