Posted 17 days ago

Warehouse Operative

up to £13.52 per hour • permanent • full-time

in Northampton

Wincanton

122 job reviews

6.3

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This job
£13.52
Typical range
£8.94–11.78

Warehouse operatives at Wincanton are typically paid £8.94–11.78 an hour. This job pays up to £13.52 per hour.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Wincanton 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

    13% 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 40 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.

  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Wincanton?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 24% 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 38 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    49% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 37 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.

  • Not easy to change shifts

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

    Most people find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    33% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 24 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.

  • Hard to choose shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    38% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 40 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.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful for warehouse operatives to work at Wincanton?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 42 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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Wincanton pay warehouse operatives market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    36% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 45 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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    38% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 45 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 Wincanton?

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

    How we know this

    • 25% report getting one week notice or less
    • 5% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 25% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 45% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 44 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 Wincanton pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

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

    How we know this

    34% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 38 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 Wincanton is doing?

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

    How we know this

    35% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 40 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 take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    68% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 37 job reviews

  • Enough training

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

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    69% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 42 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.

  • Good for parents

    Is working as warehouse operatives at Wincanton 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

    53% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 17 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.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does Wincanton pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    Most people are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    68% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 44 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.

  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    59% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 37 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 Wincanton managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    13% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 40 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.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton get paid breaks?

    Yes. People get paid breaks

    How we know this

    76% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 45 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 get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Wincanton get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

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

    Based on information from 42 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 Wincanton do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    13% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 39 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 Wincanton worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    3% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 37 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 Wincanton

  • Best thing

    Pay and scheduled hours. I work 6-2 and it suits me perfectly.

    Worst thing

    Weekends off are rare. No time off at Christmas. You have to be in the manager’s little gang to have any chance of progression.

    7.4

    Employee, June 2021

    • £10.05 per hour
    • 45–54 years old
  • Best thing

    Pays ok

    Worst thing

    The amount of different jobs you're supposed to be fully acquainted with that you only do once every 6 months or so

    5.9

    Admin clerk, February 2021

    • £20,500 per year, working a 40 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Early starts, salary is ok, up to date vehicles.

    Worst thing

    Management, being told I'm going somewhere else at the last minute.

    6.1

    Employee, March 2021

    • £34,000 per year, working a 55 hour week
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    I have the hours I want and the company has a great welfare team

    Worst thing

    Not being able to take holidays when we want

    7.5

    Employee, June 2021

    • £11.56 per hour
    • 45–54 years old

Warehouse Operative, Wincanton

up to £13.52ph

Night Shift - up to £28,134.08pa basic Late Shift - up to £26,230.88pa basic Early Shift - up to £24,327.68pa basic

We are looking for Warehouse Operators to join our established Sainsburys Contract based out of Northampton.

This is a Permanent position earning up to £11.69ph contracted to 40 hours per week, 160hrs per 4 week period with occasional overtime available:

•Current shifts available between: 06:00 – 14:00hrs, 14:00 - 22:00hrs and 22:00 - 06:00hrs

•Working a 5/7 rotating 6 weekly rota or a fixed rota based on Tuesday - Saturday and Sunday to Thursday

£11.69ph - Hours worked up to 40 hours per week on a 5/7 rota (over time rate of £17.54)

£10.84ph – Fixed rota based on Tuesday - Saturday and Sunday to Thursday (over time rate of £16.26)

**overtime rate is paid at 1.5 of the hourly rate**

**Additional £1.83ph for hours worked between 18:00 – 06:00hrs

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