Warehouse Operative, DPD

up to £10.00 per hour

in Sittingbourne

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Job description

Up to £10 per hour

Opportunities of £10 + per hour.

AM Warehouse Operative - (Tuesday – Saturday) Monday shifts also available. 2 am / 3 am - 9 am

PM Warehouse Operative – Monday – Friday 15:30 – 20:00 (Till Close)

A bit about us:

DPD Local are the industry leading parcel collection and delivery business working across a UK wide network of Franchises. We collect and deliver parcels from a huge range of our ever growing and developing customer base continuously developing our methods and techniques to improve our service to all customers.

Within our Franchise we have over 50 years’ operational experience and have been a huge part of the evolution and growth of the industry. We have an amazing devoted and passionate team who are driven to provide the best service possible.

A bit about the role:

Unloading our lorries filled with the days deliveries. Sorting the parcels into pre-determined postcode bays using our parcel sortation scanner. Assisting the delivery team with loading their vehicles. Warehouse preparation for a busy afternoon shift.

The next step for us:

2020 & 2021 have been huge years for the industry and us as a franchise. We have seen record amounts of delivery and collection volumes and our driving, warehouse, management and in depot staff have all increased and will continue to increase with the growth. We would like to offer you the opportunity to be part of this growth and our team.

What we can do for you:

-Job Security and progression opportunities within a proven high performing industry.

-Provide a satisfying and rewarding role financially and personally.

- To be a key member of our valued team and assist us in performing

What we would require from you:

-Commitment, devotion and pride.

-To be physically fit and capable of the role.

- To handle all goods with care.

-To learn and improve our current standards and methods.

To enjoy and be proud to be a part of our already amazing team.


This job was originally posted as www.totaljobs.com/job/94236186

How does the pay compare?

This job
£10.00
Typical range
£9.12–12.15

Warehouse operatives at DPD are typically paid £9.12–12.15 an hour. This job pays up to £10.00 per hour.

How this job measures up

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  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do warehouse operatives at DPD get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    91% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 23 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to change shifts

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

    Most 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 information from 6 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.

  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think DPD 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

    74% 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 information from 19 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 don’t enjoy their job

    Do warehouse operatives at DPD enjoy their jobs?

    Most people don’t enjoy their job

    How we know this

    60% of people report they don’t enjoy their job

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • Hard to choose shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    55% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 22 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 DPD?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    67% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 24 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 don’t recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at DPD recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    54% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 24 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 DPD?

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

    How we know this

    • 33% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 29% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 38% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 24 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 easy is it for warehouse operatives to book a holiday at DPD?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    70% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 23 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.

  • Enough training

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

    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 23 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 DPD 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

    60% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 5 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 market rates

    Does DPD pay warehouse operatives market rates?

    Most people are paid market rates

    How we know this

    58% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 24 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at DPD?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 50% 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 20 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 get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at DPD get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 22 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.

  • People get sick pay

    Does DPD pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

    Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    50% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 20 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.

  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 20 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.

  • Well informed about head office

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

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    61% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 23 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    79% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 19 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do DPD managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    77% of people say their manager doesn’t 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 are paid enough to live on

    Does DPD pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    76% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 21 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    76% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 21 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 DPD worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    75% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 24 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 DPD

  • Best thing

    Good banter with colleagues

    Worst thing

    Upper management don't seem to understand the impact their apparently arbitrary targets have on the stress levels of workers. It seems someone needs to justify their job when really the company would be better without them.

    5.8

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay & potential to finish early if you work hard

    Worst thing

    Long hours when starting out getting to know the routes

    6.7

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Fast paced, out on the road.

    Worst thing

    Demanding

    6.1

    C and d driver, March 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work and associate with and the money isn’t bad

    Worst thing

    It’s the night shifts are unsociable and it’s a very hard job as in physical lifting parcels to and from the different areas in the warehouse

    7.2

    Employee, June 2021