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Productive and easy work
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Pontefract10 September 2018
Productive and fun to work, as there is a variety of different people in the team to speak to, also everyone is very helpful and kind, especially the managers. Although the job can get repetitive it is worth it.
Pros
Discounts at any Next store
Cons
Repetition
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Can be a fun place
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Wath upon Dearne, South Yorkshire9 September 2018
Nice place. Demanding work, but work hard and you reap the rewards. Just give 100% and everyone will respect you. They should give out more permanent contracts.
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good work team and great place to work
Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) –  doncaster18 August 2018
Brilliant place to work learning new skills on a day to day basis. Great management team to work with absolutely amazing job and would work back there if any jobs came up in the future
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good place to work
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Armthorpe, South Yorkshire1 August 2018
Furniture picking and packing and llop driving met some really good people and also managers easy to get along with really good working environment.
Pros
working area
Cons
distance
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An overall balanced experience
Warehouse operative (Current Employee) –  Yorkshire26 July 2018
Overall the company is very successful at what it does, considering the current retail environment in the UK. The processes, methods and options it uses, which allow customers to receive their orders, is very effective and allows plenty of options to ensure this happens.

The culture in the warehouses is quite varied depending on which site you are based at. The most consistent thing across all sites is the management. Team managers are responsible for day to day running of the shifts and interact with the warehouse operatives in many different styles e.g some are friendly, some are harsh. Senior managers which is anything above a Team manager are also fairly consistent. A lot of them don't really come out on to the shop floor very often and there is often more consideration with their decisions towards how the operation can be improved and not how it could affect other people who work there e.g. they're more likely to favor restructuring people shifts at short notice through consultations if there is a better way to run something. This could also happen multiple times if needed.

While the experience of the job and management can vary, the benefits which come along with the job are fairly good. Staff automatically receive a discount card which entitles them to 25% off in retail stores. There is also access to staff shops where you can purchase cheap products which have been returned and are usually good quality. There are also perks which provide discount for experiences outside of next i.e the cinema, where you can receive further discounts.
Pros
Discount in shops, wage and bonus.
Cons
Some managers attitude, hard physical work, long days.
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Has its good and bad sides
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  South Elmsall25 July 2018
Good work place for a start or if you don't have qualification or ambition although there are ways to promote and from warehouse operative you can become team coach or even team manager
Pros
Bonuses
Cons
Bad work conditions like no air con during summer
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Terrible Workplace
QC Reworker (Former Employee) –  South Elmsall21 June 2018
No real care for staff, felt completely replaceable from start to finish. Warehouses are too old and too hot, tools and machinery is old and poorly maintained.
Cons
Horrible Shift Patterns
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Best managment
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Bradford, West Yorkshire28 May 2018
The team coaches and managers do not look down on you which is so rare for a warehouse. They treat you with respect. Everyone is nice to each other. No back chatting. They have a union to support agency workers.

The work is boring and repetitive. You get 20 minutes paid break . 30 mins unpaid. Lovely canteen.

Everyone is nice. Easy to get to by bus which drops you off right outside.
Pros
Nice managers
Cons
Repetitive work
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Only promoted if your face fits
Picker/Packer/Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire21 May 2018
Next distribution is not about people it's about certain people who are "liked" by managers. If your face don't fit forget it, poor jobs. Certain people get promoted because of who they know not what know. Rubbish management who are bullies.
Pros
Staff shop
Cons
Arrogant managers
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Terrible place to work
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire23 April 2018
I spent 6 months there then left. I used to wonder what is was like for the ancient Israelites working under Pharaoh and now i know. My line manager a short man based in South Elmsall behaved like a dictator and everyone he manages hates him like crazy. Before i left i heard he was transferred to Dearne Valley as Site Manager (i pity those who will come in contact with him)

The working environment is very tense and people continue to leave all the time been replaced by agency staff. I am glad i am set free from this mental and physical slavery
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Management poor, snotty people to work with. Redhouse
Warehouse operative (Former Employee) –  Redhouse9 March 2018
Not bad place to work apart from the people, especially one of the staff telling agency staff to shut up talking etc. When people report this amazingly they get laid off, management is really poor all lie and bullsh*t about their roles. They tell you there managers when they're team leaders, a few of the team leaders are really nice. Different team leaders tell you different things to do or how to do it so in the end you don't know what to do as they all tell you different. The next own staff are up each other apart from a few. Overall, i wouldn't work there again, the job was good apart from targets they expected you to hit and the staff are poor.
Pros
Good job, some team leaders are nice to work with
Cons
Poor management, most of staff are c**ts
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warehouse operative
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Rotherham3 March 2018
a good typical day at work learnt quite a lot to be fair good management wasn't any hard parts to the jobs i did there the most enjoyable part of the job loading trailers.
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It was a good company to work for
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Bradford, West Yorkshire26 February 2018
Next was renound for quality but this is now not always the case. Staff are now just a number. Staff are in fear of losing their jobs. Managemnt are not equipped with skills to manage.
Pros
Job security
Cons
Management lack of skills
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All about work
Class1 driver (Current Employee) –  Hemel Hempstead25 February 2018
Gone through the good times
Poor management
Good benefits
Can earn a lot of money
Sacrifice life
Early starts and late starts on one rota
Sharesave scheme
Pros
Sharesave scheme
Cons
No life. Working most weekends
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Rewarding Place to work
Team Coach (trainer) (Current Employee) –  Doncaster23 February 2018
As a Team Coach my day to day working life would be induct new employees and then on the job training for a specific area of the warehouse. With in induction there would be health & safety training, manual handling training and lots of risk assessments to do with areas and departments, at Next its all about ensuring everyone is safe. Safety with in Next is paramount to working with in a distribution centre. Next is a very demanding work place and is always improving in all areas with state of the art automation. Next is a fantastic place to work, its just that I'm moving to the next chapter of my working career and want to become a professional driver.
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Most depressing place iv ever worked.
Transport Supervisor (Former Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire21 February 2018
The directors of the business need to get a grip and fast. It's all good and well bragging about record profits, but in reality the most important part of any business, distribution is at breaking point.

The whole transport department has been poorly restructured. Often, you are expected to do 6 peoples jobs. You have transport planners who have no experience in transport and you spend most of the shift taking abuse from the drivers and rectifying their mess. You get an average holiday entitlement on paper, its just a shame you will never get any due to staff shortages. Their more than happy for you to work through your break and dock your wages when you leave early to compensate.

I expected massive things from Next. It was just a job full of false promises right from the word go. I have never worked in a more stressful, depressing, degrading, demoralizing job in my life. Training is extremely poor. You reachly are thrown in the deep end trying to resolve senior management level issues on very poor wages.

You reachly are treated as number.
Pros
Getting out with my dignity still intact
Cons
I really dont want to write a novel.
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Disgraceful place to work
Packer (Former Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire6 February 2018
All management are up their own the place is dirty and they are a bunch of liars.
They flexed me down constantly and then laid me off due to there being no work. Then when my parents emailed hr to find out why they sent a load of rubbish back stating that I was never flexed down.
The management are bullies.
And if you think your gunna get a full time job then be prepared for the shock of your life when they tell you your not good enough
Other than that mint place to work NOT!
Pros
None
Cons
Bullies
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LGV 1 Driver (Current Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire24 January 2018
Not the place it used to be,high blame n wanting to discipline all time,not made to feel a asset to the company,very poor man management,don’t care about you or your family needs,
Pros
Sickness scheme, staff discount, share save
Cons
any 5 from 7 shift
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Good place to work
Next day to stores (Current Employee) –  Next16 January 2018
If your not afraid of work. Then you can’t go wrong at next a brilliant place to work , they support you on your career journey the staff are understanding and it’s a pleasurable place to work , however you have to be willing to work and to accept different tasks. The training is second to none .
Pros
Holidays to suit you
Cons
Nights
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Great atmosphere
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Wakefield, West Yorkshire24 November 2017
My dutys was picking orders and packing orders. Did badic general warehouse dutys including picking packing forklift driver really enjoyed working there....
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