Work wellbeing score is 60 out of 100
2.7 out of 5 stars.
Write a review

DPD Employee Reviews for Sorter

Review this company
Job Title
Sorter89 reviews
United Kingdom89 reviews

Ratings by category

2.4Work-life balance

Sort by

Found 89 reviews matching the searchSee all 2,331 reviews

It was okay

Indeed featured review

The most useful review selected by Indeed
I had worked there for only couple of days since it was a lot of heavy lifting, that was too heavy for me, but while I worked there people were nice to me.
Was this review helpful?


Wouldn't waste your time... Bad pay,Bad manners,Overworked,No breaks,Expected to drive dangerous vans,Expected to lift heavy parcels with no lifting equipment, Bad back all the time, Disgusting place to work.
Was this review helpful?

Insights into DPD

Based on 1,361 survey responses
Areas for improvement
  • Sense of belonging
  • Time and location flexibility
  • Support from manager

Great staff and management

Few people start that don't do the work so soon leave. Do your job properly everyone is happy. Been here a few months now and everything is going great
Was this review helpful?

goodplace for part time but those two days even a deadly place to work.

A good place to work for a part-time 20-hour job, but a dangerous place to work on those two days. Supervisors in HUB 4 and 5 are difficult to communicate with and never seem to appreciate your efforts.On the other hand, at DPD International Gateway (IG), supervisors and managers are very interactive and always appreciate your work, which keeps us motivated.
Was this review helpful?

hate this place

secruity is a joke as well as the job, it is too much for normal human being to handle. cuz of the shift my sleep was destroyed i couldnt get back to normal life for 2 months.




Was this review helpful?

Rate your recent company

Share your experience to help others

Corrupted workplace

I worked my but off for this company but was let go for vaping outside. Corrupted management and managers. Do not toil for this company not worth it.


Good people (some)


Corrupted management
Was this review helpful?

Worst place

The worst warehouse I have ever been. The security at the gate was very rude and didn’t let us in on my first day; the Dpd told me to give uniform on my first day ( which they didn’t gave) and to wear “Dark” clothes. However the security thinks that “navy blue” is not the DARK COLOUR. I just want to request dpd to take educated people in their warehouse.“NAVY BLUE IS NOT A DARK COLOUR” - from security at dpd.


Rude people
Was this review helpful?

Stupid managers

I worked there for a year on an agency and they still didnt give me a contract also they take you from the jobs you are good at and then put u on something else where u just have to stand there for a full shift


There isnt any


They wont give u a contract
Was this review helpful?


The pay is ok after/if you reach the 8 week mark. Not a bad place to work if you don’t mind walking 28 kilometres a night, depression, and scoliosis. As described by an ex-driver and current parcel sorter “soul-destroying”. The job consists of moving parcels from point A to point B, so if you have more than basic motor skills you are over-qualified for this role. Would recommend a monthly trip to a chiropractor and therapist to compliment this role
Was this review helpful?

Ok job for ok money

Ok job if you can keep up with all the physical loading of boxes onto belts. night shift pay extra more than previous warehouse jobs. Some of management nice others bossy
Was this review helpful?

Slave labour don't get any help and the staff want you to do all the work

Same as above the staff are lazy they expect you to do everything no help and quite draining you get one break throughout the night for 30mins management are very lazy too




Was this review helpful?

Difficult but secure job

The job can be difficult demanding and sometimes stressful. However it is a very secure job that pays well and there is always overtime for those who want to earn more. They give you gifts sometimes and free good and drinks regularly. Overall a good place to work if you want a secure and simple job to pay the bills.


Good pay, lots of overtime, free food


Long hours, physically challenging
Was this review helpful?


Great place to work, solid pay and staff. Sometimes give away free food if the week has gone well. Clean facilities that are easy to navigate and even if you are confused everyone is happy to help you out.
Was this review helpful?

Production is good

I don't like the way the treat me when l was working with them. I worked with them for three months and when the time to give me contact and they remove me without any course
Was this review helpful?

Not a good place to work

Most people who I know including myself wouldn’t stay at dpd longer than 6 months, sometimes you get called in made to wait an hour before your shift where they can just tell you to go home as there’s no work. The sort controllers are very aggressive and have no regard for people as whenever I worked there I felt like I was seen as less of a person as I was constantly looked down on and belittled by sort controllers.
Was this review helpful?

High physical demand

You need to lift heavy parcels non stop by yourselves for hours. Fast pace is needed to avoid conveyor belt congestion. Most of colleagues are nice and willing to help if you ask. It is bad if you need to rely on public transport to commute as you get off at 9pm.
Was this review helpful?

It has some key problems.

DPD is fine if you're great with people. If not you'll find yourself at odds with managers pretty much permanently.The work itself is not hard but it relies on a pretty worn down piece of equipment that despite practically everyone's insistence was broken long before I even started working there.


The work itself is actually very easy


The management clashes with the staff nearly endlessly, and it often devolves into yelling
Was this review helpful?

Was good to work for

Great people boss at the time was great to work for huge paced job but was fun and had a laugh early starts heavy lifting of your old I wouldn't bother as it's a young one job
Was this review helpful?

Not a very good work place.

No interview or training just thrown into it an taught by whoever is there, fairly easy once you have the hang of it. Very long shifts with no stops..


Always leave early with full pay.


30 min break even for a 12hr shift. No kettle, toaster or microwave, so no warm food or drink. Staff aren’t the nicest.
Was this review helpful?

Standard warehouse job

Fun place to work, people are great, work can get busy at times and be very quiet at others. Hours depend on what suits you as there are many different shift patterns.
Was this review helpful?

Entry level minimum wage job

Low pay and very physical work but the hours are flexible and the managers are not strict. Good for short term work while you search for a higher paid or better long term job.


Flexible hours, friendly management


Low pay, physically demanding
Was this review helpful?

Sorter at DPD

Estimated salary
£9.60 per hour

Want to know more about working here?

Ask a question about working or interviewing at DPD. Our community is ready to answer.Ask a Question

Overall rating

Based on 2,331 reviews

Ratings by category

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

Compare DPD with

Learn about DPD in popular locations

  • Companies
  • DPD
  • Employee reviews
  • Sorter