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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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Absolutely Disgusting
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Tamworth, Staffordshire8 July 2017
horrendous place, inhumane almost, everyone there looked depressed. and no english people in sight. the way people are worked here is awful and i dont see how anyone could do this job without developing depression after a week
Pros
good if youre polish...
Cons
pretty much everything just dont do it
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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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Avoid, Awful
Warehouse Operative - Dispatch (Former Employee) –  Hatfield, Hertfordshire23 December 2016
You are stuck where they put you.
I was issued a position on Frameload in Dispatch... If they try to put you there, walk away. You are worked like a dog and it's inhumane.
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Great work environment
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Dordon, Warwickshire5 December 2016
Great management, easy to get along with all cultures, learned a lot of health and safety about the workplace. A typical day at the workplace would be decanting stock for the pickers to successfully pick from. the hardest part of the job would be standing in one place for multiple hours. Everything about the job was enjoyable.
Pros
Easy work
Cons
Long hours and high targets
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productive
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Dordon18 October 2016
ocado is a nice place to work in but the management is not that good (pmp recruitment). they didn't give any one a one on one session to tell us how we shall be at work and what they expect from us.
it was the ocado management telling us what to do yet their values where different from the pmp recruitment.
Pros
club
Cons
long hours
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Understanding
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Hatfield6 October 2016
Good work environment if u like that sort of thing. The company is well organised, it offeres flexibility, a good and friendly work force and a wholesome work to get you by. Downside, transport essencial.
Pros
Good management
Cons
Requires alot of hard work
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fun workplace
Warehouse Operative (Former Employee) –  Dordon12 September 2016
the only problem i had was due to the transport and the time lost on the road every day. Except that the co-workers and trainers were great!
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