Associated British Foods Reviews

Updated June 20, 2015
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Associated British Foods Chief Executive George Weston
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  1. Great opportunities if you're willing to manage your own career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong values about being good to the environment and the community
    Great opportunities to move around the company - if you can get yourself known
    Flexible and autonomous culture

    Cons

    Teams work in silos and there is a clear hierarchy in place that causes division between the 'haves' and 'have nots'
    Very few policies and practices are written down, so you need to be good with ambiguity


  2. Getting crowded

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Well stocked staff kitchen
    Diverse and interesting businesses
    Tends to be a high calibre of individual in head office roles
    Not too much bureaucracy

    Cons

    Office is starting to get overcrowded so it's a much less pleasant environment than it used to be
    Lack of defined procedure means a lot of improvisation when it would be quicker to follow a protocol
    No bonus below quite a senior level

    Advice to Management

    Introduce bonus and share scheme (even just a small SAYE scheme would be nice) for lower level staff to give us some incentive to care about the results. The senior management have done very well out of the share price quadrupling over the last few years - maybe let the lower grades share in that?


  3. Worked here over 7 years

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work enviroment is quite good

    Cons

    salary increase is not good enough


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  5. Varied

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The company believes in the graduates and is willing to give them opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes a lack of structure in future roles and feedback

    Advice to Management

    More regular feedback would be good


  6. Wide variety of opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good terms and conditions, brilliant peer support, great opportunities to advance, open access of learning and coaching, very paternalistic organisation

    Cons

    Most individuals have been at the company from boy to man so it is quite a difficult environment to get into as everyone knows everyone

    Advice to Management

    Take more risk


  7. Journey starts

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee-Engineering
    Current Employee - Graduate Trainee-Engineering

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    To start my career in core field.

    Cons

    Very slow in process whether its managment level or operations level.

    Advice to Management

    Please focus on upcoming new ideas and give chance to new ones to justify it.


  8. Great company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Peterborough, England (UK)

    I have been working at Associated British Foods

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Structured company with clear leadership

    Cons

    More ability to move between divisions

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  9. Its hard as processes are been contrsucted

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing
    Current Employee - Marketing

    I have been working at Associated British Foods

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A number of good big brands

    Cons

    The company is more built upon networking rather than all going to a single objective

    Advice to Management

    A big step would be to be consistent in strategy through out changes in management or board level



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