Warehouse Operative, AO

£17.9k per year • full-time

in Crawley, Southern, RH109DF

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Job description

17853 GBP

A Bit About Us:A fantastic opportunity to join an award-winning company. With Favourable shift patterns to allow an excellent work life balance. All our warehouse operatives will work a 4 on 4 off shift pattern. We offer great internal development opportunities including FLT and VNA training within the first 6 months, Employee discount along with a growing list of other perks including simply health and a pension plan…..More About the Warehouse Operative Role:Our warehouse operatives play a vital part in the night’s operation and the customer journey by rolling up our sleeves up to get things done;
  • 28 hour per week (Full time) Permanent contract available
  • Shift Pattern - 5 on 3 off
  • Hourly rate of £ per hour
  • Full training provided on site and on-going support from our amazing team
Here’s What You Can Expect To Be Doing As Our Warehouse Operative:
  • AO’s warehouse teams are the heart of the operation and play a vital part in our mission at AO. You will be;
  • Loading products from our trailers and in to delivery vans
  • Manual handling of all appliances
  • Working in a team to ensure all products are loaded correctly and safely
A Few Things About Our Warehouse Operative:Working night shifts it is important that we all work together to stay motivated throughout the shift, be able to work independently and in a team. Take on tasks and complete to a high standard.Experience- 1 years’ warehouse experience would be desired but not essential other experience of Manual handing roles will be considered.Are you ready to join our fast-growing company? Please apply today!Why Choose AO:It’s not about the job you need now, it’s about who you want to be and where you want to go. The thing about AO is that you don’t have to leave to move on. We have the kind of environment where people learn and thrive and be the best they can be. That’s our values talking.We empower each and every person to push the boundaries of what’s possible. We’re growing rapidly and so should you. Our environment and our culture are vibrant and engaging, you almost have to feel it to believe it.“Our people are our biggest asset, they’re our culture: that unique, indescribable thing that makes us really different.”Great People Deserve Great Things:

As an AO employee you can take full advantage of our benefits package. As well as fundamental benefits, like pensions and holidays, we have designed our “AO Perks” to help you out financially, make your work life a little easier or make your home life a lot more fun.If you have what it takes to become our Warehouse Operative, click “Apply” now – we want to hear from you!

How this job measures up

Warehouse operatives are typically paid £8.65–12.17 an hour. This job pays £17.9k per year.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think AO 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

    89% 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 are paid below market rates

    Does AO pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    76% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 17 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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at AO?

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

    How we know this

    • 53% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 7% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 40% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 15 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 AO pay sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    83% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 18 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.

Not great
  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do people work the same number they are contracted for at AO?

    Only some people work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    73% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do AO workers get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 10 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.

  • Not enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at AO?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    65% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 17 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 feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at AO?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    68% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • Not good for parents

    Is working at AO good if you have caring responsibilities?

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

    How we know this

    56% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work

    Based on information from 9 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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at AO get paid breaks?

    Not always. Most people don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    74% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at AO?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% 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 information from 18 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 get proper breaks

    Do people at AO get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    59% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 17 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 don’t recommend their team

    Do people at AO recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    53% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 19 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.

  • Managers aren’t respectful

    Do people at AO feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    61% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 18 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.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at AO do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    54% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 13 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.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how AO is doing?

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

    How we know this

    59% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 17 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 worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at AO worry about hours?

    Most people worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    57% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 14 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
  • Easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for AO workers 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 7 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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at AO?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    56% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 16 job reviews

  • People enjoy their job

    Do people at AO enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job

    How we know this

    60% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do AO managers change shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    58% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 12 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at AO?

    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 18 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.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Does AO pay 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 19 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.

What employees are saying about AO

  • Best thing

    being out meeting people

    Worst thing

    traffic

    5.2

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Stress free no one bothers you

    Worst thing

    You don't find out tomorrow's start time till about 10pm sometimes

    5.3

    Delivery driver, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Pattern, 4 on 4 off

    Worst thing

    Too many inductions, after 4 days you won’t know half of peoples

    5.5

    Vna driver, April 2020

  • Best thing

    People you meet

    Worst thing

    Unrealistic time frames
    Unrealistic workloads to manag

    5.2

    Transport manager, August 2020