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Was a great company

Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumner, WA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sumner, WA

I worked at Bunzl full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

Great "Service" oriented culture and family atmosphere

Cons

Business was sold in 2012

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  1. Well run company with potential for advancement

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

    I have been working at Bunzl full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    -Excellent Benefits
    -Appropriate salary/hourly wages
    -Positive work environment
    -Fantastic work/life balance

    Cons

    -Could do better bringing employees into the overall company culture

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    Over worked, upper management poor, care more about share price than the workers

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

    I have been working at Bunzl full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Two years ago everything since new management have taken over......none, All in all none!

    Cons

    False promises from senior board level management, who are more interested in getting a pat on the back from MD than giving two monkies about the people who make the company what it is,
    New management took control of the running of the company on a regional basis two / three years ago and since the regions have no direction and lack communication from bottom up, There is absolutely no chance of being promoted internally as the new so called directors prefer to bring in outsiders who have little or no knowledge of the Bunzl ways of life,
    The only loyalty you can expect to receive is at branch level from your branch manager but again these good old school managers are few and far apart, in fact the company is getting rid of the old school managers to get in what is known within the company as yes managers, who are cut from the same cloth as the regional directors and who like the regional directors want a pat on the head from MD want the same experience from the regional directors.

    The new branch managers like the regional directors are all about empire building and from many's perspective are wanting to score brownie points to one day get the keys to the towers in isleworth.

    Low morale is a major factor as all the company want is blood and their pound of flesh the inconvenience which you suffer with regards to home or family life has no interest to the company your expected to act robotic and are expected not to have an opinion.

    Long hours are expected and with cost savings being made more work is being put on both sales and warehouse with the ethos from the top of if you don't want the job there are individuals that do. No extra money for having a forklift licence or being a fire warden.

    Customers also know at ground level what the company is all about as over promising and under delivering yes men in national sales constantly burden branches by dumping the proverbial at branches feet and then either denying all knowledge or not wanting to know about the issues they cause to customers.

    Values here have changed drastically over the last 24/36 months your now an expense and are treated as such.

    Senior managers at branch level are disalusioned with life at Bunzl since the new changes of directorship,

    one of Bunzls fundamental mission statements that is promoted in house is attract retain and develop is laughable at best, The moving of the so called goal posts with regards to bonuses is constant and from a sales perspective the warehouse get treated like pond life with little or no incentive aimed at the engine room of branch/company. Have spoken with warehouse managers and all feel the same.

    Would not recommend this company to anybody that's interested in going up the so called Bunzl ladder , this side of the Bunzl business whilst makes the most money in the uk is fractured, with a very strong stench of us and them.

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