A.F.Blakemore & Son Ltd
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if you want to be a slave then this is the place

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not what i thought it would of turned into i use to work as a loader there many yrs ago but the company has changed a lot but if you want to work at a fast pace then this might be the job for you


get the hrs in and your a fast picker then this is for you


will always want more from you no matter what
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Not good

Hygiene is terabble would. Not advise anyone to go there you get underpaid and rush the round off your feet all day that's a good company to work for the hygiene is rubbish
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Poor Excuse For Multi-Million Pound Company

The place is poorly managed running out of things you need like baskets. Then they don’t pay you for time wasting waiting for equipment you need. To say they “turned over millions” they are not prepared for the days work ahead, they know what work they’re facing each day but don’t ever have the required equipment for you to do your job.
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nice place

a pleasant place to work at, friendly people, understanding boss and flexible hours. however, this job is manual work so do expect to sweat whilst there.
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it was ok

picking orders out using handheld scanners and placing them onto cages. i learned how to use the scanners and the hardest part of the job was wrapping the cages.
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good hours

A good company to work for if you want to earn good money, issues can arise in terms of not having equipment to do your job which results in you working longer


opportunity to earn good money


long hours, miss management
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picker warehouse

it was a good place to work monthly pay was ok average place to work I liked the way management was done people were nice to talk to it was ok for the time being




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productive and fun workplace

is a good job to go into, get to meet alot of new people and make friends easily to which helps with the job role as you all work as a team. only downfall is its a performance based job.
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nice company to work for

All that l can say, is that it was a good company to work for made lots of friends from cleaners to mangers, very close nit group to work with in the AF Blake more group
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Great place to work.

Very busy place to work although there was some less busy days.Great colleagues to work with who were there to lend a hand if needed.
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great people to work with as in colleagues

the management isn't the best as there all young and treat people like they were in school and the way they discipline people is a joke. if ya had a day off you would come back and on that day they put you somewhere where you don't like to work in other words the bad jobs .


break every 2 hours


could work a 60 hour week
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scan picker

i learned how to be a scan picker my day involved me scan picking on the warehouse floor very hard hours and 6 days out of the week


good environment


6 days and long hours in a week
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Cold and tiring

We'd get in and start work for 12pm in the afternoon, where we're responsible for picking orders to the specifications on the handheld picker. Every 2 hours of picking we did we got a 10 minute break. The management were okay at times, but sometimes missed things. It was the co-workers that got you through the shift, otherwise it was pretty dreary. The hardest part was running around for 10-12 hours picking orders in the chilled section. The enjoyable part was hitting the target and being able to go home


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Very long hours
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good salary good employes

picking orders for various stores , and loading the vechicles


good pay


long hours
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Fast paced warehouse.

The work was fast paced, worked until all the jobs were done for each day. Other workers were friendly but there wasn't really much time to talk as you were always moving. Didn't really see top management around.
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good company to work with

I order pick and forklift drive, i have learned new skills such as order picking, problem solving. good communication within the management team. i get along with all my co-workers, the hardest part of the job is being able to get the task completed without enough men. the most enjoyable part of my job is knowing i have completed all tasks for the day.
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Based on 308 reviews

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2.6 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
2.7 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
2.7 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.3 out of 5 stars for Management
2.6 out of 5 stars for Culture

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