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The job is run by the warehouse staff as in they tell you where you’re going and then you have to wait for your truck to get loaded . Meanwhile they have you moving trailers of bays to get your trailer onto a bay then you have to load your own truck and by now you’ve been at the depot 2hrs plus .When your loaded your still expected to do a 11 hour run so the work life balance they talk about disappears. It could be a really good job if it was run better .


Cheap bread


Long hours for same pay
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It’s been ok so far…

Started in February and so far it’s been ok, it’s hard work picking orders on the back of the lorry and trying to keep to the timings on the EPOD. It’s clear some routes are better than others load and go routes your chasing your backside the whole time because you can’t start to pick orders until you’ve done your first 2-3 drops. Routes where you pick in the warehouse have the benefit of picking their orders before they go and they most likely don’t have a 1 hour + drive to their first drop. Work life balance is a tough one on one hand your finished for mid day but on the other when it comes to 6pm your tired and ideally you want to be asleep before 830pm latest as you start work at 4am. There’s so much training involved, as a new driver finishing at 2pm the last thing you want is to be told you need to do some training after you’ve unloaded and in my opinion it’s wrong 2pm is 10 hours and being up since 3am you are tired and need to rest not have a tablet plonked in front of you and see you’ve got 3 training sections complete.


Early finishes Management have been good


Not many weekends off 2 in 7 weeks
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  • Time and location flexibility
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Really unorganised management think they know everything,,, no one asks the drivers if they have any struggles completely knackered from picking bread before you even leave to do first drop
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one of the best jobs in relation to work life balance and rate of pay. can be very fast paced and hard work as well. got to keep focussed at all times due to the nature of the product being provided and the machinery being dealt with.


good staff


long hours, and hard work
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Good money and hours

Early starts and early finishes. Do work weekends and will start as a cover driver but moneys good and 4am starts, usually finished before lunchtime every day.
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Just don’t do it you will be tempted by the money but it’s not really worth it will destroy your life

What is the best part of working at the company?The money that’s it nothing else is worth the hassle you have to put up with What is the most stressful part about working at the company?The managers don’t have a clue most of them have been promoted only because they have family in the business don’t be fooled by the family business rubbish they could not care less about the employees What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Blame culture no support they have a large turnover of staff What is a typical day like for you at the company?Nightmare from start to finish
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good hours not the best pay

pay not that great but made up the difference with long hours work isnt too bad but managers are very strict which is understandable. very strict on hair nets even a short beard and bald heads needs a net


cheap lunch


bad py
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Great pay and a positive atmosphere

The pay is tremendous and the people in the warehouse are like one big family. Management are very supportive and try their best to support development.
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Sole destroying working every weekend

What is the best part of working at the company?When your days over and its time to go home What is the most stressful part about working at the company?Being on your hands and knees like a dog picking orders all day or dealing with bully management What is the work environment and culture like at the company?Moral is 6 feet under ground , everyone's depressed What is a typical day like for you at the company?Like running a marathon with one leg , more you do more work your getting
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Good job

Very early starts but it’s job n knock so early finishes aswell, some trucks are old not good to drive. It’s a very active role including picking and loading your truck so if u just want a driving job then it’s not for you.


Discounted bread


Work most weekends
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Great work life balance, approachable management and safety is a priority

If you're looking for early starts but equally early finishes, a great balance on work life, fair pay, approachable managers and a very safe working environment then this is for you. With the right attitude you can go far.
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Headles chicken

Absolutely abismal at the moment .Depot ,bakery not fit for purpose.Far far too many health and safety issues to list in all departments.i often wonder what will.it be take before this company becomes the place it advertises to be.


Can't think of of any


Very hard graft
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Good place to work

Good place to work short hours good money for work you do , helpful colleagues always helping early start times and you need load your lorry and pick some of your loads




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Ok pay, Early finishes, Work alot of weekends, Always tired

Start at 4am and finish before 12 on most days. The hardest part of the job is getting up at 3.30am and making the orders up either in the warehouse before leaving or on the back of the van in between deliveries. It’s hard to get time off in school holiday's. Management leave you to it as long as you don’t make mistakes with driver cards, or have accidents. Route plans can change from one day to the next for spare drivers. Best part of the job is job and finish. Pay is ok but work most weekends. Having a young family you miss out on a lot with the the kids from being tired all the time or going to bed early.
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Okay salary, but awful management.

Salary was okay, but when you consider the SHEER amount of work expected of you, horrible shift patterns, and very early starts, i dont think it was worth it. Management are self serving, and couldnt manage their way out of a paper bag. My particular depot cannot maintain a full team due to the arrogance of management. Drivers are also not treated fairly. Would i recommend? No.


Great colleagues, hard working and fast paced environment.


Horrible hours, horrible work schedule, awful management, inequality.
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very profesional stuff, with good benefits

I had been working there for almost 2 years and I had a great experience. they pay well and take care of their emplyers providing the best instruments to work safe and well




time shifts
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Well run family business

Warburtons is a well established, well run family bakery. My 15 years at the company started as despatch operative which involved the preparation and loading of the product. Several years on I was promoted into sales where I was responsible delivering the product to a variety of store outlets ranging from corner shops to multi million pound businesses. Customer care and presentation was essential as you were the face of the company and how you conducted yourself from your driving to how you engaged with people and the customers reflected on the company. The management was very supportive and promotion was offered to promising individuals if they were interested. The hardest part was the early starts. The most enjoyable part was getting out and about visiting new areas and meeting new people.


Good working enviroment


Early starts
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2.8 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.3 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.4 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
2.7 out of 5 stars for Management
3.1 out of 5 stars for Culture

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