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Warehouse Operative - Argos

Sainsbury’s

£9.50–14.27 per hour ()

Gildersome, Leeds LS27 7FN

6.5

Breakroom Rating for Sainsbury’s

Based on 3,349 ratings from their employees

See 736 employee reviews

About Sainsbury’s

Sainsbury’s is the third largest supermarket chain in the UK.

Job description from Sainsbury’s

Job Description
Be part of something brand new

There have been some really exciting things going on behind the scenes here. Argos now combines an online ordering and home delivery model to rival the biggest competitors with handy collection points in Sainsbury's stores, too.

We're now opening a number of new Argos Local Fulfilment Centres (LFCs) nationwide to ensure that customers receive their orders when and how they prefer. But what does this mean for you?

You'll probably never have been so close to your customers. You'll have the chance to hand products directly to the customer and help your team succeed. We know great people when we find them, and will want to help you grow and achieve everything you want from your career.

What makes this different?

It's our customer focus. We don't have to wait for a spreadsheet or graph to tell us how well we're doing, because we're getting feedback directly from the customers. So you'll hear firsthand the kind of impact you're making.

What you'll be doing

There's no heavy lifting in this warehouse role. Instead, you'll be told via headset where the orders are in the depot, pick the right ones, and deliver those quickly to waiting drivers and customers. You'll also be putting deliveries away in the correct place.

The centre is built on teamwork, and you'll soon get into the rhythm of the job with friendly colleagues around to help you.

What's in it for you?

These are new environments, so you'll be joining a team at the beginning, quickly making yourself indispensable to the team. You'll really benefit from the supportive, family feel and helpful management.

We've got more than enough room for people who want part-time or job share roles too, so let's talk about your availability.

Alongside this, we also offer a great range of benefits for all our colleagues, including:
  • Discount card (after 12 weeks) for you and a second user that gives you 15% off your Sainsbury's shopping for five days every pay day, and 10% off at Sainsbury's, Argos and Habitat throughout the year.
  • Generous holiday entitlement, maternity and paternity leave.
  • Pension - we'll match 4-7% of your pension contributions.
  • Sainsbury's share scheme - build up an investment at discounted rates
  • Wellbeing support - access to emotional support, counselling, legal and financial advice
  • Colleague networks - link with like-minded people to help fulfil your potential.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme gives you the opportunity to hire a new bike and cycling equipment, whilst saving on tax and NI.
  • Special offers on gym memberships, restaurants, holidays, retail vouchers and more.

Job insights from Breakroom

Warehouse operative

Warehouse operatives take delivery of goods, pack and dispatch product

What you’ll do as a warehouse operative:

  • Take delivery of goods and raw materials
  • Pack and wrap goods
  • Check for damaged or missing items
  • Make sure stock is stored correctly and safely
  • Load goods ready for dispatch

Is it right for you?

This job may involve:

  • Standing
  • Heavy lifting
  • Night work
  • Cleaning
  • Involve physical activities

What employees say

Pay

    Good
  • People are paid minimum wage

    Do Sainsbury’s pay warehouse operatives minimum wage?

    Yes. Most people are paid above the minimum wage.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage.

    Based on data from 62 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and September 2022.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Sainsbury’s pay warehouse operatives enough to live on?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    95% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 57 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and September 2022.

    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. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do warehouse operatives get of their shift pattern at Sainsbury’s?

    Only some people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 20% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 14% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 11% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 55% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 44 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and September 2022.

    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
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do warehouse operatives at Sainsbury’s worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    90% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 62 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and September 2022.

    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.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do warehouse operatives at Sainsbury’s feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    53% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 57 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2019 and September 2022.

    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.

Find out more about working at Sainsbury’s

Reviews from Sainsbury’s employees

  • Best thing

    Good pay while in college/uni
    Work around my schedule
    Left to do your job and can ask for assistance of needed

    Worst thing

    Managers can be incompetent.
    Some Staff members bring a toxic atmosphere to the work place.
    No communication between management and staff so everyone knows where to improve, what's changing in the job role or what's going on between the staff members that may be causing issues

    6.8

    Sainsbury’s Employee, August 2022

  • Best thing

    My role is fairly simple to carry out, and overall the job is decent.

    Worst thing

    You often get overloaded with various tasks due to lack of staff. For instance: I'm the primary code checker, however it will sometimes fall to me to take care of deliveries because I'm one of a few colleagues trained on the back door, taking time away from my code checking. I can't put in 100% when I'm split between two completely different tasks.

    6.6

    Sainsbury’s Employee, May 2022