Posted 4 days ago

Warehouse Operative

in Widnes

Tesco

3,082 job reviews

6.1

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Warehouse operatives at Tesco are typically paid £9.00–12.31 an hour.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do warehouse operatives think Tesco 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

    18% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work

    Based on information from 136 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 Tesco get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    18% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 157 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
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 13% report getting one week notice or less
    • 6% report getting two weeks notice
    • 1% report getting three weeks notice
    • 41% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 40% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 158 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 feel stressed

    Is it stressful for warehouse operatives to work at Tesco?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    56% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 146 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 Tesco recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    43% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 159 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.

  • No career progression

    Are warehouse operatives given support to progress at Tesco?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 36% 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 131 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 enjoy their job

    Most people don’t enjoy their job

    How we know this

    36% of people who enjoy their job

    Based on information from 14 job reviews

  • Hard to choose shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    48% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 144 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 don’t get sick pay

    Does Tesco pay warehouse operatives sick pay?

    Not always. Most people don’t get proper sick pay

    How we know this

    40% of people say they would get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work

    Based on information from 135 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.

Good
  • Well informed about head office

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

    Most people feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    55% of people feel that they are kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 137 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 are paid market rates

    Does Tesco 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 161 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.

  • Managers are respectful

    Do warehouse operatives at Tesco 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 134 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.

  • Easy to change shifts

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

    Most people find it easy to change shifts

    How we know this

    58% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to

    Based on information from 85 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.

Excellent
  • No unpaid extra work

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

    No. People don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    12% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 138 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Tesco managers change warehouse operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    7% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 153 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.

  • Enough training

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

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    79% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 150 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 students

    Is warehouse operatives at Tesco job good for students?

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

    How we know this

    86% of students report this is a good place to work if you’re studying

    Based on information from 14 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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do warehouse operatives at Tesco get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    84% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 145 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 worry about getting enough hours

    Do warehouse operatives at Tesco worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    13% of people report they worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 155 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.

  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    76% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 143 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 Tesco pay warehouse operatives 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 148 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 parents

    Is working as warehouse operatives at Tesco good if you have caring responsibilities?

    People say this is a good place to work if you care for a child or other relative

    How we know this

    75% of people who care for a child or other relative report this is a good place to work

    Based on information from 44 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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    76% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 131 job reviews

What employees are saying about Tesco

  • Best thing

    Pay is okay, team leader roles are a good way to get low-stakes experience in management.

    Worst thing

    The workload expected of express stores is completely unrealistic. If the senior team in my store decided to work as our contracts stipulated (full breaks etc), the store would fall into total disarray. We would likely then be reprimanded as if that were our fault.

    5.2

    Employee, April 2021

    • £11.16 per hour
  • Best thing

    It is quite good most the time and the perks are nice as we sometimes get wee extra's in our staff room like chocolate's, fruit, donuts etc Our manager is fair and will always swap shifts when it's possible also holiday dates 😃

    Worst thing

    Not always having enough time to do what's expected off you but it's not really the managers fault as they have a boss too 🙁

    6.6

    Employee, February 2021

    • £9.26 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Good team of workersin the department

    Worst thing

    Managers only interested in making money and not much else , like to show face when theres a team visit on so they look good!! No interest in keeping you socially distanced and not much ppe !! Working amongst the public which means verbal abuse especially in this time of covid. It's hard, heavy work

    5.5

    Employee, March 2021

    • £9.50 per hour
    • 25 or older
  • Best thing

    Good managers, good pay, there will always be work, good hours, long break, good atmosphere between few cooworkers, understanding managers.

    Worst thing

    some managers, several cooworkers that think they are managers, not payed breaks, upper management dosnt really know whats going on "down at the bottom"

    6.1

    Customer assistant, January 2021

    • £11.40 per hour
    • 21–24 years old

Warehouse Operative, Tesco

About the role

As a Warehouse Operative in one of our Distribution Centres, you'll be helping by assembling to get the right products, picked and delivered on time for our stores and then will go on shelves for our customers.
Whether you are looking for job flexibility to suit your lifestyle or the opportunity to progress your career, this can be the role for you.

You will be responsible for
Having a key role in supporting our store colleagues by making sure orders are assembled accurately Picking and manually handling stock Maintaining a clear and tidy warehouse and ensure any potential hazards are taken care of safely, quickly and efficiently. Making sure stock is received, stored, packed and transported according to the highest standards Taking ownership for your own and others safety whilst at work Using tools provided and training material provided efficiently Using your Mechanical Handling Equipment efficiently Working both independently and as part of a team

You will need
To have passion about delivering great customer service. Energy to enjoy the buzz of working in a fast paced yet exciting environment. A driven and keen attitude to learn new skills as well as thriving whilst working in an encouraging team. Reliability and punctuality. The ability to adapt to working in a fast-paced ever-evolving environment. Be happy to go that extra mile.
Should you be successful in your application, your offer will be subject to and conditional upon you providing your bank account details before your agreed start date.
What's in it for you
We offer excellent benefits that help make Tesco a great place to work. These include but aren't limited to:
Holiday starting at 20 days plus a personal day rising to 22 days after 12 months (plus Bank holidays) Retirement savings plan - save between 4% and 7.5% and Tesco will match your contribution Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay Share Schemes - Join 'Buy As You Earn' and 'Save As You Earn' after 3 months service Colleague Clubcard (including a 2nd card for a family member) after 3 months service Colleague Discounts: 10% increasing to 15% after every pay day for a four-day period, off most purchases at Tesco 10% off One Stop 10% off pay monthly & SIM only deals with Tesco Mobile 20% off all F&F purchases 20% off car, pet and home insurance at Tesco Bank. T&C's apply 25% off Tesco Cafe 50% off complete glasses purchases & free eye tests (other offers available) at Vision Express 50% off health checks at Tesco Pharmacy An exclusive deals and discounts website saving you money on everyday purchases, treats for the family, eating out and utility bills for the home Cycle to work scheme Uniform provided
Opportunities to get on - take advantage of our ongoing learning opportunities and award-winning training, to help you achieve the job and career you want.
Our Employee Assistance Programme helps you deal with life's challenges.
Financial wellness - Tesco has partnered with experts to help you make the most of your money
Get involved in a range of fundraising activities with our long-term charity partners

About us
Our vision here at Tesco is to become every customer's favourite way to shop, whether they are at home or out on the move. Our core purpose is 'Serving Britain's shoppers a little better every day'. Our business was built with a simple mission - to be the champion for customers, helping them to enjoy a better quality of life and an easier way of living. This hasn't changed. Customers want great products at great value which they can buy easily and it's our job to deliver this in the right way for them. In the UK, we serve some 66 shoppers every second, so it's our goal to ensure every one of those customers experiences just a little better service on each visit.

At Tesco, inclusion means that Everyone's Welcome. Everyone is treated fairly and with respect; by valuing individuality and uniqueness we create a sense of belonging. Diversity and inclusion have always been at the heart of Tesco. It is embedded in our values: we treat people how they want to be treated. We always want our colleagues to feel they can be themselves at work and we are committed to helping them be at their best. Across the Tesco group we are building an inclusive workplace, a place to actively celebrate the cultures, personalities and preferences of our colleagues - who in turn help to build the success of our business and reflect the diversity of the communities we serve.

Please note
Tesco will only recruit individuals who have passed the school leaver's age. To find out the school leavers age for your country please visit the following link; https://www.gov.uk/know-when-you-can-leave-school
We can only accept candidates over the age of 18 if the role requires working before 6:15 am or after 9:45 pm or involves working in areas such as the warehouse, beers, wines & spirits, counters, bakery and driving roles.

On the occasions where we have high volumes of applicants, some roles may close earlier than the advertised end date in order for us to manage all of the applicants appropriately. We will only be able to offer individual feedback to those candidates who attend an interview.

For more information about us please visit www.tescoplc.com

Application process
To apply for a job in one of our stores, distribution or customer fulfilment centres, you will need to register with us and create a profile. You can keep your profile up-to-date by adding your latest skills and experiences.
Click through the stages below to see what you can expect from the application process:

Once you find a job you want to apply for, you can complete the online application form for that role. This will contain some basic questions and a test to see how you would react to situations you could come across whilst working. You will also need to submit your right-to-work documents to be checked. Once you have submitted your application we will review it to see if you have the skills that we are looking for.

If successful we may invite you in for an interview at the location that you have applied to work in - for management roles there might be an initial telephone interview, before the face-to-face interview.

At the interview you will complete a variety of tasks depending on the role, including a face-to-face interview. You will be given the opportunity to 'have a go' at the type of work you have applied for: this could be on the shopfloor, or completing a driving assessment. This will give you the opportunity to decide if we are the right for you and if we think you are right for us.
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