Next Distribution Employee Reviews

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Repetitive and Bully Tatics
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire1 December 2018
Managers are only bothered if you are part of their team and click. New managers come in and start to creating their click whilst alienating other staff. If you are off sick too often you might as well resign as they will get you in a disciplinary on the basis of Misconduct even though they cause people to be on sick the majority of the time.


If you get the weekend shift you might as well forget a life. Have to work an extra 80 hours per year and to get these back in days off problem with that is that they give you 2 weeks notice to cancel these so you end up having some left over at the end of the year which they don't pay.

If your a new starter you on a the new bonus scheme for direct bonus. However if you are an indirect worker you are financially hit in the pocket.
Pros
decent breaks and pay
Cons
management, flex contract
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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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Warehouse
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  South Elmsall19 September 2018
Liked working here would go back part time if I could enjoyed working here for the time that I did it was just too far to travel when I lived in normanton
Pros
Discount card
Cons
Long hours
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5.0
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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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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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A con
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Pontefract, West Yorkshire2 January 2019
They expect you to run around like headless chickens, they don't have the tools needed for the number of staff they employ, they expect you to work targets that no one knows, the staff handbook or contract do not specify the targets, they inform you that you will earn so much money for hitting targets that encourage staff to cut corners to meet the targets.
Pros
Cheap food
Cons
Poorly managed
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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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Looks like nice place
Production (Current Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire19 October 2018
I just started to work in Next Distribution - temporary worker l'll work for 3 months.
What can I say about the place.. looks nice.
They will show and learn you everything like a little baby.
Team coaches and menagers are very good and helpful for people.
Food on the cantine is good.
I'll probably write one more comment when I finish my work in here.
Pros
work, food, some people
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Repetitive and poor work/life balance
Warehouse Administrator (Former Employee) –  Yorkshire17 October 2018
Was a terrible job and the worst one I have ever had. Reasons why

Poor treatment of staff
No equality
Not everyone speaks English
Constant shift changes, once had 3 shift changes in a year.
Pros
Regular overtime and secure job
Cons
Everything else
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Great Place to Work
Picker/Packer (Current Employee) –  Pontefract, West Yorkshire10 January 2019
Good leaders, excellent facilities and easy to get to by car. Always paid on time with no issues with wages, bonus or overtime.

Would definitely recommend it as a Greta place to work.
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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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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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Simple workplace
Packer (Former Employee) –  North Elmsall20 November 2018
Working at next was a tiring job working 1:30-10 five days a week. I still stayed motivated for work and attended everyday until my 6 week contract was over.
Pros
Breaks
Cons
My shift
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Very productive and hard working
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Hemel Hempstead14 November 2018
It was quite fun at first kept me really busy but at the end because I was doing so much they expected it everyday i was doing more than my fair share compared to there employees
Pros
Work was there everyday
Cons
Demanding high level of fittness
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4.0
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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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Average
Warehouse Operative (Temporary Contract) (Former Employee) –  Pontefract26 October 2018
Very repetitive work, with small breaks in relation to the hours you work, and had numerous issues with being under payed and having to wait a full month to receive the money I wasn't payed.
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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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Easy Work
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  West Yorkshire8 November 2018
The jobs at Next Distribution are easily accessible to anyone, as they are unskilled jobs and the pay is good. Also, Next is always inducting new starters, so the chances of starting work quickly are high.
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Terrible workplace
Driver (Former Employee) –  Bristol8 October 2017
The management team is terrible at its job. Threatening staff and totally lack people skills. It seem a proper person has no change in getting up the ladder as the managers above are scared of promoting people that might be better at the job than they are. And those people are easy to find.

May feeling is it has gone worse over the last year or so. There are different bonus scheme for drivers. Those drivers that were on a scheme that really gave them the opportunity to earn bonus had it scrapped as it was not working for the company as the company had to pay them few quid in bonus every six months.

It's the worst workplace I've ever stepped my foot into. It could be so much better if they changed the management team.
Pros
Salary ok
Cons
management team
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next stadium way
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  South Elmsall, West Yorkshire8 November 2018
there is nothing to talk about ages ago i was proud with work in this environment but so far this company become corporation rather than friends and family is sad to say that but this is how it is
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