nice staff, but workpace either very busy, to busy, or to very quiet.
Warehouse Order Picker/Packer (Former Employee) – Rutland – 30 January 2018
Likes: nice friendly people in general, no chavs or riff raff. Management are fairly friendly, understanding, accommodating etc. Nice canteen with TV, quality food/value for money with staff discount. Clean toilets, washing facilities. Hours: could fall at either 06:45am start or 07:45am, finishing at 15:15pm/16:15pm. Some overtime may be offered during peak periods.
Dislikes: too large a segment of non-indigenous oversupplying the ability to sustain the work long-term for locals. Mngmt unevenly delegate workloads to staff doing exact same role. Pot luck on what you get given to do. If there's not enough work, you may go home early, without pay of course.
Breaks: 2x15min break either side of 1x30min lunch. However, sometimes the targets set make you so busy that if you fall behind, or need a toilet break, it may have a significant impact on the ability to reach your targets set for the hour, thus making you fall behind and creates a domino effect that becomes hard for you to claw back or redeem.
Picking is 423 labels/hour as per garment using a picking cart up one aisle and down another in a zig-zag fashion. It is not an easy job compared to some, you have to sweat. Packing is 100, which includes locating each item then working at a packing station to manually bag each item you've been to pick. This is a relatively easier task than Picking.
staff discount on food and clothing
sometimes little or no time for sufficient break