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Warehouse Operative, Asda

permanent • full-time

in OX14 4TE

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About the RoleOur stores are packed with thousands of products, from clothes and household items, through to tinned foods, frozen goods and chilled produce, and without our warehouse teams they wouldn't be on the shelves for our customers! Our warehouse teams pick and organise the right products to make sure they all get to the right stores at the right time. It's a vital part of our supply chain and it makes for fast-moving, busy and varied work.

You'll be responsible for:

-Replenishing stock of all shapes and sizes in the warehouse

-Picking stock and pulling together deliveries for stores

-Using all our handling equipment (don't worry, we'll fully train you on how to use all the equipment safely and effectively).

If you're looking for flexible working or a chance to develop in logistics, this could be the role for you! We'll work with you on your shifts, but the chances are you'll have to work some evenings and weekends and we may need to be flexible with your work pattern - there's something to suit everyone.

About YouYou'll be naturally friendly and want to get stuck in, working with your team to deliver great results. You'll have an enthusiastic approach to learning new skills. You'll deliver high standards, working accurately and efficiently. You care about delivering goods to stores ‘on time in full' as ensuring stores have the right stock at the right time means our products are always available for our customers.

Your BenefitsAlongside a competitive salary, you'll get lots of other great benefits too, including 10% off your Asda shopping, incentive schemes, a pension scheme, bonus scheme and discounts across a range of services and activities, from airport parking to theme parks and cinemas.

Apply today by completing an online application…

How this job measures up

Warehouse operatives at Asda are typically paid £9.00–12.50 an hour.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Asda 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

    81% 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 130 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
  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    57% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 144 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.

  • People don’t enjoy their job

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda enjoy their jobs?

    Most people don’t enjoy their job

    How we know this

    65% of people report they don’t enjoy their job

    Based on information from 23 job reviews

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful for warehouse operatives to work at Asda?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    55% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 131 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.

  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Asda?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 63% 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 121 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.

Good
  • People are paid market rates

    Does Asda 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 146 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.

  • Good for parents

    Is working as warehouse operatives at Asda 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

    74% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 38 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 get sick pay

    Does Asda pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

    Usually. Most people get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    56% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 125 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.

  • Easy to book holiday

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

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    68% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 130 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.

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda 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 128 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.

  • Enough training

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

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    74% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 139 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.

  • Breaks are paid

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda get paid breaks?

    Usually. Most people get paid breaks

    How we know this

    59% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 144 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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 14% report getting one week notice or less
    • 12% report getting two weeks notice
    • 5% report getting three weeks notice
    • 29% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 40% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 144 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.

  • Easy to change shifts

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

    Most people find it easy to change shifts

    How we know this

    50% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 76 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.

  • Managers are respectful

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    55% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 122 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 Asda is doing?

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    53% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 129 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.

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  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    89% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 145 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    89% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 120 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 get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Asda get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    91% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 127 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 short notice shift changes

    Do Asda managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    95% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 140 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 Asda pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    79% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 133 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.

  • Good for students

    Is warehouse operatives at Asda job good for students?

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

    How we know this

    89% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    Based on information from 9 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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    75% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 106 job reviews

What employees are saying about Asda

  • Best thing

    Pay

    Worst thing

    Stress
    Barely achievable targets
    Lack of colleague hours (wages)
    Unreasonable case rate for my colleagues
    Terrible logistics/distribution compromising in store team's ability to deliver
    Poor decisions at head office, wasting time and hours spent in store, inspite driving us to save hours and wages.
    Lack of essencial tools.

    6.0

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The people i work with... Or that are left given every year more things close and more department hours cut

    Worst thing

    Worry if jobs safe day in day out, business treats us like cattle... They never used to! We got almost no thanks during the pandemic... Other companies did like morrisons!

    6.3

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    The people i work with i get on really well with and can make shifts have some fun in them and the location of the branch is good for me.

    Worst thing

    Lack of staff during certain shifts so work load is bigger for each person, rude customers and not enough support when making decisions

    6.3

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    In the past it was the ethos and the training and the respect you recieved

    Worst thing

    The roles and benefits being taken away, contract 6 took away paid breaks and bank holidays. Closing the fresh bakery lost me my position of a skilled baker with years of experience.

    4.6

    Employee, July 2021