Cons: short breaks, pay, management, supervisors, shifts, everything
Well I joined Orridge thinking I'd make some extra cash on the side, I did but it came at a price, a PAINFUL price. So I went to my 1st shift which was at a huge Morrisons in Nottingham (im from Birmingham). So we arrived there and they asked who's 1st shift it was, and I said me. So they took me and some other fellow new starters to the warehouse, the warehouse was split into small sections, each section had like 100+ items, we had to scan each one individually as the supervisor said. It was hell, I had to pick up and scan heavy items, take them out from where they were and put it on the floor, after completing scanning it all the supervisor told me to put it all back to how it was!! ALONE!! FOR MY 1ST SHIFT, While she stood there looking at us. Through the whole day we got a 15 minute break, we worked for a miserable 12 hours!! The supervisors look down on you, they talk to you like dirt, like they're better than you. The pay is £5.50 for under 21, 21 and over is £6.10/6.20. So the whole day was horrid, and at the end of the day we were sent outside the building to wait for the coach, which they did not phone, they did not have the number for the coach. So we waited over an hour , middle of the night in the cold as the supervisors drove off home as soon as their shift finished.
Worst company ever!!
Yesterday one of the supervisors called me and asked if I could work a shift in 2 days, I simply said no I cant work this week, I have training elsewhere, the man said ok then and hung up....the next day I get a text saying I've been put up for the job and I have to meet them at – more... 5:30 in the morning!! Seriously, do they not listen? I said I cant work!
And last thing, if you work in Birmingham they ask you to meet in Aston, by the Tesco. Why on Earth would you meet in a random area, surely it'll be easier for everyone to meet near the city centre. But no, they meet right next to the Supervisors house, pure stupid!
Avoid this company at any cost, the long hours are not worth it, the hours are not fixed, for all you know you can work for over 12 hours and they wouldn't tell you before hand. Cr*ppy management, cr*ppy pay, they treat you like cr*p. AVOID!! I'm not only speaking on my behalf but amongst other Orridge employees that I know. – less