United Biscuits

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Company in transition, passionate but uncertain.

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

Pros

On the whole, some great people work here
Passionate about products
Work flexibility - home/office/site/home
Realistic attitude to risks and prepared to execute with them
Bureaucracy getting better.
Investment in people and plant improving too.

Cons

Promotions/reward/recognition is scattered and difficult to understand - bonus size is skewed heavily to higher management levels. Company is still dealing with management snobbery, company car rules, hotel rules, travel rules etc.
Lower end of pay/reward compared to other industries for similar job
Expectation to be available 24/7 to help company from middle management upwards is high - they get their moneys worth out of you, not helped by years of personnel cuts, do more with less.
As with many large corporations, getting decisions can be hard - too many stakeholders, too much ass covering.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

In order to attract the best people, you need to at least try and pay them competitive rates. You cant get a Rolls Royce for Ford money.

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for United Biscuits

  1.  

    Great people, stale environment, slow processes

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

    Pros

    Workign with great people, laid back (to an extent), free biscuits

    Cons

    Slow to get things done, CEO to controlling, can be boring at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    worst career move ever

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

    Pros

    on site gym and some free biscuits, not much else I can say.

    Cons

    old dated systems, very old systems and trying to update, lots of nepotism, some managers and senior staff are not skilled enough to do their job and find the best way is to steal their team members ideas and take credit for them and then to discredit the employee. Lack of communication between senior managers and the people who actually do the work. I saw new employees leave due to this issue but this company seems to turn a blind eye.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Investigate managers as bullying occurs in this company and find out the real reason why people leave. Weed out useless staff and stop people wasting money, I saw people go on a training business course just because it was in a nice country and nothing really relevant for their job but because they had been in this company so long their manager allows it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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