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Hermes

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Warehouse Operative, Hermes

£11.00 per hour

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Job description

£11.00 per hour

) Warehouse Operative Weekend Shift

FULL TIME / PART TIME / FLEXIBLE HOURS AVAILABLE

At Hermes we’re always on the lookout for new talent and we currently have exciting, flexible opportunities for Warehouse Operatives to join our growing hub team.

What We Can Offer You:

  • AM Shift 6am – 2pm £11.00 per hour (Includes £0.31 per hour uplift for Peak period) on Saturday and Sunday
  • 32 days’ annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • 20 day Occupational Sick Pay (OSP)
  • Pension Contribution
  • Life Assurance & Income Protection
  • Fantastic range of flexible benefits
  • Full-time contracts are 37.5 hours per week, working 6am – 2pm. However, part-time and flexible hours are available.

What You’ll Do:

Our Warehouse Operatives work with a clever conveyor system that moves our parcels through the Warehouse. You will be responsible for:

• Loading and unloading of vehicles

• Manual and Automatic Sorting

• Moving pallets

• Usage of hand-held terminals (HHT’s) and Pump-trucks (Full training provided)

At times, you'll have to deal with large volumes of parcels, but you'll be given space to get the work done, thinking quickly to hit moving targets.

Essential Skills & Experience Required:

• Ability to comply with company and health and safety regulations to ensure a safe working environment

• Work efficiently and effectively as part of a team – previous Warehouse Operative experience would be an advantage but not essential

Feeling ambitious? Joining Hermes as a Warehouse Operative opens up exciting opportunities from Warehouse management to HGV drivers.

Apply Today!

If you're ready to develop your career within an empowering, growing yet supportive business then why not join us? Clicking apply is the first step. By submitting your details you’ll become part of our talent pool and our excellent recruitment team will contact you as soon as your application has been received.

For further information on the vacancy, please contact Kay on 07977346270 or Connor on 07800919075.


How does the pay compare?

This job
£11.00
Typical range
£7.71–10.20

Warehouse operatives at Hermes are typically paid £7.71–10.20 an hour. This job pays £11.00 per hour.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Hermes 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

    76% 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 21 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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do warehouse operatives at Hermes get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    80% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 25 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 Hermes pay warehouse operatives market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    85% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 26 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 warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at Hermes?

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

    How we know this

    • 79% report getting one week notice or less
    • 4% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 4% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 13% 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.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Hermes pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

    No. People don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    96% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 23 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 warehouse operatives work the same number they are contracted for at Hermes?

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

    How we know this

    55% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 20 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.

  • Not easy to change shifts

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

    Most people find it hard to change shifts

    How we know this

    54% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 13 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.

  • Not enough training

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

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    52% of people report they didn’t get 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.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful for warehouse operatives to work at Hermes?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    62% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 26 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 not paid enough to live on

    Does Hermes pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    Most people are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    54% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 24 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 career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Hermes?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 58% 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 24 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.

  • Uninformed about head office

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

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

    How we know this

    57% of people feel that they aren’t 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    58% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 19 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 Hermes?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    62% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

  • People enjoy their job

    Do warehouse operatives at Hermes enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job

    How we know this

    57% of people report they enjoy their job

    Based on information from 7 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

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

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    57% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 23 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.

  • Good for parents

    Is working as warehouse operatives at Hermes 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

    57% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 7 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Hermes managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 21 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 get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Hermes get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    68% 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 recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at Hermes recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    54% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 26 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 are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    64% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 22 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    52% 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 Hermes worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    68% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 25 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.

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  • Good for students

    Is warehouse operatives at Hermes job good for students?

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

    How we know this

    75% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    Based on information from 8 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.

What employees are saying about Hermes

  • Best thing

    Colleagues I work with. We are seperate to the rest of the warehouse working as part of the assets team we regulate ourself most of the time.

    Worst thing

    Treated as a number, poorly paid. People only progress by who you know not what you know, and if you keep your mouth shut and don't try to think or give suggestions...just blindly follow orders, mostly from people that don't really know what they are doing, less experienced than yourself.

    5.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    Peaceful atmosphere sometimes ...

    Worst thing

    Racism.. and higher post being given to only the mangers or supervisors friends which is not fare at all .. and making people work I. 2 different departments without paying extra ( no equality)..

    3.5

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The pay, guaranteed hours, time and a half for overtime and double for holidays. Lots of great people to work with.

    Worst thing

    Long hours with heavy lifting. Volume of parcels can vary from very easy to very hard each night.

    6.1

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Very flexible hours, very local to me, working outdoors, love my customers

    Worst thing

    Self employed so no holiday or sick pay or benefits

    4.4

    Employee, September 2021