As a Dot Foods warehouse worker, you’re rewarded for going above and beyond by more than a pat on the back. At any point throughout the year, you have a chance to supplement your next paycheck by simply doing your job and doing it well.
In the warehouse, every task you’re assigned (picking, unloading, replenishment, etc.) comes with an estimated completion time. It should take you this long for task A, this long for task B, and so on. Complete the task faster than the estimated completion time, and your productivity score will exceed 100 percent. Complete it slower and you’ll see it dip below 100.
Throughout a pay period (i.e two weeks), you’ll likely have some relatively simple assignments that you’ll speed through with no problem. And you’re sure to have some tasks mixed in that take longer than you’d like as well. Like a ballplayer who hits three home runs one day and strikes out four times the very next game, you might hit 200 percent on one task and struggle to crack 60 on the next.
One thing’s for certain: you’ll have your ups and you’ll have your downs. However, if you can maintain an AVERAGE score above 100 over a two-week period, you’ll qualify for incentive-based pay on your next check.
What Is Incentive-Based Pay?
Incentive-based pay (or IBP) is an added percentage on top of your standard hourly rate. When you qualify for IBP at the end of a two-week stretch, the adjusted rate will be reflected for all hours worked in the pay period. Definitely a welcomed perk for those who go above and beyond.
And because goals are refreshed every two weeks, you’ll have a clean shot at earning IBP 21 times a year. So if you have a rough couple of weeks in terms of hitting productivity goals, it’s not the end of the world. You’ll have another chance with a clean slate soon enough.
Do most people earn IBP regularly?
It’s not at all uncommon to earn IBP. You’ll find your goals are ambitious, but not impossible by any means. Like any job, it’s going to take some time to really get the hang of things and you might struggle to crack 90 percent in those early days. But keep at it and you’ll find yourself getting better, quicker, and more efficient. Before you know it, you’ll be right on par with the rest of your team.
How else can I earn more in the warehouse?
In addition to IBP, many locations offer automatic raises after six months on the job and merit increases after a year. You’re also eligible, like all Dot employees, for quarterly and annual service-level bonuses. And of course you’ll also receive best-in-class benefits, vacation and sick time, and personal hours. We aim to give every employee the resources necessary to thrive both on and off the job.