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Warehouse operative

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Friendly environment Good payOvertimeSometimes group leaders can be rude but most of the time they’re nice and helpfulThey listen to you if there is any issue
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Well paid good atmosphere

Well paid roles. Given lots of autonomy and trusted to do your job. They need to be more data driven however. Moving towards a continuous improvement culture.

Pros

Pay.

Cons

Can be long hours but satisfaction
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Very busy and productive warehouse work

Its a good job but can get stressful at times due to how unpredictable the work load can be but time flies as you don't stop for a second.very organised with targets not normally realistic
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Bad pay and management

Pay rate really low job is dead easy but the management team no respect for drivers treat u bad and vechiles always bracking and bad conditions and management don't talk to each other
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Terrible

The Job is very tiring, with only one thirty minute break. The warehouse is also very cold so make sure you bring warm clothing. Free parking is the only perk
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My body was severely damaged whilst doing this work

Expected to break speed limits to hit targets causing a danger to life in residential areas. Expected to collect heavy sacks of parcels sometimes in excess of sixty kilo, with no lifting aids provided.
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worst company ever

worst company ever to work for say they pay u a standard rate and cut it every way they can send parcels out when not working don’t cover runs when off on holiday can’t get days off no fuel allowance bonus cut left right and centre ends up costing to deliver and can’t contact anyone when broke down or app not working which is most of time
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Bad place to work

There is bad management, if you have a problem during the job they don’t answer the phone , the units are new but they are untidy and sometimes unsafe.
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5 estrelas

5 estrelas, gostei muito de estar lá e espero encontrar a mesma empresa onde estou agora.
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Flexibility to plan your own day

The best part about the job is meeting new people and being active. The hardest part is not knowing the number of parcels you have, and therefore the pay is up and down, as you don't have a set wage or set working hours.
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Rubbish

Worked at hermes was not for me and probably same for most drivers as pay is not really worth it. At times parcel volumes was so high it made driving dangerous and nearly impossible as you can't really see nothing due to volume.
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Undervalued by upper management

Culture of lies to get people on board and no support from any managers when they mess up, costing you money. They take no care with customers packages. Encourage drivers to lie to sub depots about why they don’t get their stuff on time. When the managers mess up they expect drivers to handball masses of parcels into small vans and deliver to subs at the end of their shift. Happened to me several times.
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Disgusting rules that only apply when they feel like it

Absolutely shocking environment to work in the job and customers were great. The management shocking. Old school bully mentality. Even if your great at your round problems arise on a daily basis. A lot more hours than advertised. I honestly recommend looking elsewhere if it's stabil secure employment you seek. Vans are not road worthy and you will get points for all the ignored basic infringements. Stay away.
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They Rip you off

Hermes are users of people and will rip you off. First of all you’ll be employed as self employed which means you will pay for everything and you won’t get holiday pay, sickness pay or maternity leave. If you risk taking a day off in an emergency, you risk your round being taken off you giving you no income and you’ll find you’ll have very little employment rights. They say as self employed you can deliver in your own time as long as parcels are delivered by the due day, but their managers will be constantly ringing you. They will often pay you for smaller parcels when you can see it’s obviously a large parcel which you should get more money for, or heavy parcels regardless of size. You can raise a dispute but realistically you have no time to measure the size or have the facility to weigh the parcel then go on line to raise a dispute. Also they pay unfairly, as some drivers get more money for delivering the same size parcels as someone else. This is because they try and pay you as minimal as possible, going through a high turnover of staff. If your a desperate, gullible person who wants to work for an unorganised company that constantly rip you off on paying you for delivered parcels, that expect you to soak up all the cost incurred on your vehicle and cell phone. That expect you to load and sort your parcels outside in the pouring rain as the base has no loading bays or shelters, then this is the job for you!!Otherwise Avoid this company at all costs!!!All costs!!! ‘Cos it will cost you
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Worst company

Management are unprofessional. No manual handling training (quite a few work place injuries not being reported).Overall treatment of staff. "Don't like it then leave".Good at messing up the pay and Rounding down the hours you've done.

Pros

Some of the staff are great, and pays well

Cons

No sick pay
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Hard work but paid accordingly

Worked as a parcel shop delivery and collection driver. Was a lot more parcels than anticipated often too many to fit on the size of van I had been allocated which made life difficult. Other than that work was fine but long hours

Cons

Long hours
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Just terrible

First day there and the management was just unreal. Literally no body knew what they were doing. The managers don’t even teach you the basics of working there. All they tell you is to find something to do…

Pros

No pros

Cons

Long hours, 1 30 min break for the whole day, terrible management and no radio
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Worst company to work for

Worked as a manager for 11 years, treat you like dirt expect to much from you. If you have a family do not work here they expect you to work 24/7. You are given a company phone which will be constant all day and night.

Pros

No pros

Cons

Long hours, management treat you wrong
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Worst job ever

Worked there last year when I was 17 worst job ever makes me believe slavery still exists until I was 18 worked there 2 months never again no one gives a sh17 about you when you work here !
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Stressful

Good for extra income but wouldn't solely rely on it. Great for those who needs to work around school runs too. However, pay is quite poor and very disorganised. They treat you decent until you want days off.

Pros

Flexible times

Cons

Poor pay
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Brilliant

Honestly couldn't fault it. I loved it there. Was my favourite job by a long way. The staff are amazing, the pay is, everything was great. Wish I'd not left but I had a baby and couldn't stay!
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Based on 161 reviews

Ratings by category

2.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
1.9 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
1.9 out of 5 stars for Management
2.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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