Personal Shopper (Current Employee) – Dordon, Warwickshire – 20 September 2018
:ots of heavy duty lifting on some aisles. not for someone who wants to progress at a job. Great if you need something to keep you going. managers can be helpful when needed. very solitary job and can be lonely
CSTM Delivery Driver (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 17 September 2018
Management couldn't care less about you. Poor wages. Routes are a joke. Sat-navs are useless. Marshalls are all up their own a***s. Vans are all in s**t state. Shift times are ridiculous (don't expect a social life.....or a family life........or just a life in general).
In short: back-breaking, stressful work that pays peanuts whilst the management with screw you over the first chance they get.
HGV Class 1 Driver (Former Employee) – Hatfield, Hertfordshire – 15 September 2018
Nice easy job, 1 or 2 drops a day which you unload with warehouse ops. Decent wagons, well maintained and not old. The problem with this job is security, your only ever one bad day away from getting the chop. Cameras watching you in the cab procedures that are not flexible. Lost count how many guys got sacked while I was there. Sadly your just a number and as such get treated that way by senior management. The other thing rubbish start times and low pay. The money is poor and you do long days
Cstm (Current Employee) – Avonmouth – 25 August 2018
t’s a job. Some of these reviews are shocking and I’m guessing are written by people who have left. I’m 6 months in, and enjoy all aspects of it. I like the fact that once you have your van your pretty much your own boss for the day. Yes it’s stressful if your late or stuck in traffic, but as long as you have told the customers the company don’t mind - your provided with a company phone for that reason! Yes it’s a pain lugging heavy totes up to flats with no lift, and other times the parking is non existent and difficult. You do however just do your best, get the van back to depot and go home. It’s not a job you stress about in your own time, it’s one you leave behind the minute you get out that van.
Weekly pay, free coffee, regular offers of extra leave or unpaid days
Less pay with long hrs of work and no one will ever appreciate you or your team for your hard work. Promoting people is based on god knows what reasons. People are getting sick and tired and no one has motivation to work. People will work hard if they get appreciated as an individual or a team.
I applied for van driver job and passed driving assessment and THE DBS clean but they didn't give to me job.... big time resist company. thanks... they treat you dog no look after ... no holidays... just work just work...
Former employee (Former Employee) – Enfield, Greater London – 11 August 2018
At the beginning everything is sweet you get short routes and easy areas but after first three months they will give you more totes than your van can take I don’t recommend this job to anybody as it is a back braking job you’ll have to deliver to flats with no lift expect even 4 th floor and loads of water they say they can appeal parking tickets when you get one but forget about that you will have to pay it anyway Management think they are better than you they all started as a CSTM’s so they haven’t got any managerial experience basically treat you like a dog. Money is rubbish expect only between 320-360 depends if you do am or pm shift oh and forget about social life as you gonna have to work almost every weekend so for 320 pounds a week it’s not worth it
none (Former Employee) – Heathrow, Greater London – 9 August 2018
Arrived for interview on time. The guy behind the reception desk completely ignored me because he was on the phone to a driver. After about 15 minutes he finally asked me if I was there for an interview. I said yes, so he phoned someone. A bloke came out and said he couldn't interview me because I was late. I explained I had been on time and his answer was that I should have turned up half an hour early to avoid such a problem. No wonder they're desperate for drivers.
Personal Shopper (Current Employee) – Andover – 7 August 2018
a typical day at work is boring but with the staff it makes work considerately better. you have to stand at a station and pick items into totes and that is it. management dont treat you very well you are pretty much just a number to them aslong as they get the orders picked and packed it doesnt matter if your ill or struggling with any sort of physical or mental health. you can get promotions within the company but usually this only happens if you dont mind brown nosing your way up. if you want to be treated with respect by your employers then i would not recommend this job.
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) – Dordon – 3 August 2018
It was a shock as this was my very first ware house job and the team that trained me were excellent the training and health and safety were on point but when you got put into the warehouse floor is was very different from what they made out it would be i felt very lonely and isolated you couldn't have a conversation with anyone and it became hard to try and make Friends there so i ended up feeling very lonely as i am a person people this may of just been the wrong job for me
shop where staff got discount of shopping
long hours, no morale, isolated, very very very lonely
Customer Service Team Member (Delivery Driver) (Current Employee) – Hatfield – 1 August 2018
Been working at the Hatfield branch nearly a year. When you first start, the job is all good. You're given like 15 drops in Colchester or 9 in Ipswich. But as time goes on I ended up getting London everyday and a minimum of 24 drops. A 20 minute break which you never really take because you're usually running late. The vans are usually incorrectly loaded and the loaders always moan about fixing it or they say take it how it is. The managers aren't great, I went to one asking for some overtime as I was struggling with money & he told me to get a part time job. 40 hours of evening work gets me £389 before tax. There's been a few occasions when I've gone in and been sent home without pay for Ocado's miscommunications. If you ask for help you won't get it as the managers really don't care & they're rude. 3 days Absense will get you an Absense investigation meeting. Everything you do is recorded on camera in the cab and they will pull you on every thing. If you clock out after your shift finishes you're paid overtime but if you clock in before your shift starts you aren't paid for it.Customer service is always helpful! I could go on but who's really read this far!