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Great pay
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Andover, Hampshire31 August 2018
It was a good place to work, the people there were lovely but the hours dragged. The food in the canteen was amazing and the company shop prices were insanely amazing.
Pros
4 days a week working
Cons
Long hours
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Lonely and isolated
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Dordon3 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
Pros
shop where staff got discount of shopping
Cons
long hours, no morale, isolated, very very very lonely
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Not the best paying but good enviroment to work in
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Erith, Greater London29 May 2018
Management are friendly and respectful
Work within a non food warehouse picking packing and putting stuff into auto store so far so good as far as I'm concerned
Pros
Nice friendly people
Cons
Not the greatest pay and breaks are abit weird
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Fantastic company
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Andover, Hampshire29 April 2018
I loved every minute working for this company. Sadly I left to try further myself in another career but I would definitely work there again if the opportunity arose. Good management and great staff members.
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Bad management but good workplace
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Andover, Hampshire27 April 2018
The workplace was good I enjoyed working in a warehouse however I was contracted to do 40 hours without overtime and they began to make me do around 50+ a week without requesting overtime which then made it hard to balance my home life
Pros
Benefits and bonuses
Cons
Long hours without request
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Hard work but do get rewarded with progression in the business if you work hard
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Tamworth, Staffordshire25 January 2018
First few works takes some adjusting with the hours and job role. But if you work hard and get on with people it can be enjoyable at times. If you work hard enough it does get recognised and you can progress within this business if that’s what you want
Pros
Canteen food. Incentive
Cons
Early mornings and long shifts
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Good place to work
Warehouse Operative/personzl shopper (Former Employee) –  Tamworth7 December 2017
Great job but just got to far to travel after 3 years on nights would be a great job if your local or in walking distance overall good place e to work for
Pros
Great staff shop
Cons
Can be long hours
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good rates of pay
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Watford, Hertfordshire7 November 2017
loads of running around, freezing cold working in the fridge and freezers. retail warehouse for major food chain. good rates of pay for the night shift
Pros
good rates of pay
Cons
too much running around up and down the stairs to different computers.
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ok place to work
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Tamworth2 October 2017
this is an ok place to work with good benefits, although the work is a bit monotanous. The managment in my opinion expect far to much in the way of production and only care about figures and little for the individual.
Pros
Benefits
Cons
long hours and compulsery overtime.
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Ups and downs
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Dordon, Warwickshire8 August 2017
Ocado really isn't as bad a place to work as some of these reviews might make out. Currently work in despatch, arguably the most physically demanding area of the warehouse, so yes you will have to graft. The work is repetitive and monotonous but this is unskilled work in a warehouse so what do you expect. I agree the wages are a little low but the incentive scheme can be generous if you are prepared to put in the effort and some of the other none monetery benefits are very nice. Pay is every four weeks and is usually accurate. Long days with early start and no option of part-time it is full time job only.
Very nice staff canteen on site which is cheap as well as on site shop (also cheap).
Management are ok generally but are a few bad ones, it is true that advancement is unlikely despite what the company says but it can be done.
Overtime is always available but poorly paid and the amount of compulsory overtime is increasing as is the overall work load in a shift.
Shift patterns are quite flexible with the ability to swap shifts with others and yourself, request holiday and overtime. Holiday allowance is at the legal minimum after being cut in a recent pay review. Sickness policy is harsh with more than three absences per year resulting in the first step of the disciplinary procedure beginning.
Very high numbers of foreign workers (Romanians and Bulgarians mostly) so it can feel like us v them on occasion.
Job is very easy to land as staff turn over is high so you will practically walk into the job.
Pros
Cheap canteen, bonus scheme and benefits, people, plenty of hours available
Cons
Long shifts with increasing amount of compulsory overtime, pay is still too low but improving
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Poor (depending on circumstances)
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Dordon, Warwickshire4 August 2017
Pros of working for ocado
- Good pay
- Ability to move up in the company

Bad points
- Treated unfairly in my opinion
- Pay sometimes is messed up
- Unsociable working hours (up to 12 hours a day)
-Management cant actually "Manage" staff
- Worked like an absolute slave with a small incentive.
- Will use the slightest thing to get you out as was unfairly dismissed for something not even related to my work.
Pros
Sometimes good deals
Cons
Absolute joke of a company
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The hardest part of the job
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Dordon, UK21 July 2017
Picking and packing in challenging temperatures as I was working in the Ambient & Chilled department. Primarily working in department where the products are kept between -5c to -10 degrees Celsius
Cons
10 hours
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Well run if uninspiring
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Dordon, Warwickshire10 July 2017
Management are pleasant. Pay is slightly too little. Chances for promotion slim. Work is physical and extremely repetitive. Well organised and helpful admin staff and system. Cheerful colleagues
Pros
Reliable straightforward employment
Cons
Soul destroying repetitive tasks
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Fun
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Dordon, Warwickshire21 May 2017
Ocado is a place where you can have fun,even we are working hard and continuously my colleagues are nice and time goes quick. After all Ocado is not a bad place to work but is very far and that's the only reason that I search for another job.
Pros
Canteen
Cons
Cold
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Productive and fun workplace
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Hatfield17 May 2017
Great place to work, extremely friendly staff and management. Work place is safe and trustworthy in my opinion. Never had a bad incident or poor treatment whilst working here.
Pros
Great pay
Cons
Long hours
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Bonus for working hard is a scam
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Hatfield8 May 2017
Don't work for them. If you work your hardest while others stand around, happy to earn the minimum, you still won't be rewarded by their so called bonus scheme. The only people who earn exra, are those who don't follow the on screen instructions, basically cheating the system.
Pros
none
Cons
Many
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Dont work in inbound
Warehouse Operative (Current Employee) –  Tamworth, Staffordshire12 April 2017
A typical day in inbound would be standing at a automatic station and recieving stock using hand held scanners.Working in inbound you have to work in both in chilled enviroment and ambient.Working in inbound is really physical because you have to work fast to hit your targets and if you dont then the managers would be on your back.working 11 and 12 hours a day over 4 days is really tiring because all you do is stand in one spot and recieve stock.

Management.

All they think about is targets and not about the workers.

Dont supervise you properley

Get other people to do there jobs for them when they are not suppose to.

Lot of favouritism

Dont help you when you ask for help.

The managers Dont follow the company rules.

The managers dont like being told what to do by the workers even if you are right.

The hardest part of the job was working 11 hours a day and standing in one place and working really fast so you achieve your target every hour.Working 11 hours a day was really draining and tiring next you dont feel like coming work.

The good thing about working in inbound is the job is very easy its just recieving stock at a station.
Cons
Long hours, less pay cant book holidays.
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Work just to earn money
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Inbound1 March 2017
Better paid than other warehouse jobs. But overall not friendly colleagues. Everyone is focused on his target. If you're not a friend with people on PPT, you'll just have to accept that you'll reach your target reaaalllyyy hard.
Pros
Staff store
Cons
Hight target
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Worst place ever to work stay away
Warehouse Operative dispatch (Former Employee) –  Dordon, Warwickshire11 January 2017
Full of favouritism. Back smashing 20 holiday a year, break will take you 5 minutes to walk to canteen also unpaid, very unrealistic targets. always are promised training on other jobs which is always cancelled. De kit is the most boring job ever. Management is the bombshell pick on people. They Will get rid off you without a reason. They try to convince you with a bonus which is back breaking to get. Holidays are never available. Probation reviews are delayed, when you get uniform you recieve half and half a year later. Many more things that just a few points avoid avoid !
Pros
Company shop
Cons
Everything
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A fun job day to day
Warehouse Operative (Personal Shopper) (Former Employee) –  Dordon, Warwickshire4 January 2017
Working there was great, and everyone I dealt with couldn't have been any better. The only negative thing I would say is that at the very top, the company could be run better. The targets were pretty unrealistic, and it wasn't always that easy to know how you were doing. In terms of work life balance, it was fine for me but if you value your weekends, it might not be for you.
Pros
A good place to work day in, day out
Cons
December
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