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Greencore Reviews

Updated September 26, 2014
Updated September 26, 2014
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Greencore is in it for the money, not concerned about people/employees, but they put on a good show.

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    Current Employee - Facilitiesl Tech in Fredericksburg, VA
    Current Employee - Facilitiesl Tech in Fredericksburg, VA

    I have been working at Greencore full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Steady work, 7days a week, all year. Good if you are just looking for a paycheck.

    Cons

    Place open 24/7 365 days a year. Extreme environments, from below 0; to ambient air temperature in storage rooms. You need to learn a second language, 90 percent of employees are Hispanic, and do not understand or speak English well. There is a whole lot of favoritism in the facility I work in, no chance of moving up. Production employees very seldom make 40 hours, lucky to get 25 to 30 hours a week. All in all, not a very happy place to work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the people that are making you money, It's time for a change. The majority of management at this facility do not like Greencore, since we were bought by you. It also would help if the so called frontline supervisors had better training.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Zero work / life balance

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newburyport, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Newburyport, MA

    I worked at Greencore full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Salary was somewhat competetive but barely.

    Cons

    Sweatshop mentality. Disregaurd for employees life's outside the job.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    My experiences is nothing like my training explained.

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    Current Employee - Line Operator in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Line Operator in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Greencore full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Meeting new people and experience different challenges.

    Cons

    Hours and parking situations ability to wait on company to correct the problems.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get the schedule right,get parking situations together and break times.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not for Competent Professionals

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    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA

    I worked at Greencore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Can't think of anything beyond "better than not working at all." It is a very difficult environment with little respect for one's personal time - there is no balance.

    Cons

    No respect for abilities; a "command and control" management unwilling to listen to ideas and proposals. No understanding or display of leadership. One senses a two-tier structure - Europeans on top, Americans subservient. Bad behavior by several top management members (door slamming, swearing, etc.). Confirmation comes in the form of their high professional staff turnover. Those of us who keep in touch recommend "do not apply" in our networks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When Patrick Coveney comes to the US he needs to see what it's really like to work there and not be blinded by the "show" put on for him. Or maybe he only cares about the numbers?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    My mother told me if you have nothing good to say, don't say anythng!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greencore full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I am thinking and I am still thinking! I will need to get back to you

    Cons

    Poor selection of management. Majority of the managers have not been exposed to a real organization

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior Management in the UK truly needs to reflect on their direction.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Looking into the future - Striving for world class

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    Former Employee - Shift Production Manager in Worksop, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Shift Production Manager in Worksop, England (UK)

    I worked at Greencore full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Building a sustainable business that will secure its employees well into the future, even though the majority of the business is operating in a very tough market sector. The growth within these sectors has not be a big as it has been in the past as businesses are finding it tougher and tougher to gain the next % point on there competitors......

    Greencore have a number of great ionisation that will help ensure the business has a long term future and not just focused on today...

    I did work there for around 10 years and only left so I could progress my career within a different market sector.. And yes I would go back to work for Greencore given the right opportunity for me and the business.

    Cons

    I believe some of the pay structures should be revised to reflect the growing demand for a skilled workforce and management structure, this way it will aid with staff retention and an even greater sustainable future.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build on the love for a great quality product, as great quality is what will drive the future growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    company trying hard but has a way to go

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    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Shift Manager in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Greencore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people work there but lacks in leadership
    excellant training programme for those wanting to advance

    Cons

    job can be very fustrating at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    set the goals and do not move them

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Clueless and rudderless

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    Current Employee - Operator in Evercreech, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Operator in Evercreech, England (UK)

    I have been working at Greencore full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Used to be a family atmosphere some decent people still on the shop floor

    Cons

    Past year has thrown away all the positive people engagement, focused on top down ideas to save money that are ill founded and has put distance between shop floor and management who are now rarely seen. Lack of vision and understanding of people and processes. Many people suffering from serious stress issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Engage, more honesty and support of your people. needs to review the mess here and will see why the place is failing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Not very people orientated, going downhill sadly

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    Current Employee - Management in Evercreech, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management in Evercreech, England (UK)

    I have been working at Greencore full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Big company, lots of sites. People on the shop floor care but this is decreasing quickly. makes great products although quality is being compromised

    Cons

    plays at having a vision, fails to communicate, short sighted in its plans, wants short term gains ahead of sustainability and quality. Fails to develop people merely uses its systems as as leverage. Things dont improve as they dont really get what the problems are or have a strategy to deal with them, equipment is ancient and falling apart but nothing is done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand your people enough so that you can recognise their abilities and utilise them for the good of the company, stop protecting your own egos at the expense of challenging the situation

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Welcome to Greencore - We care

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Greencore full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    It's better than being unemployed

    Cons

    This year I have seen this company bring grown men and women to the brink of tears at the festive period by telling them that they have to work Christmas Eve, Boxing day, New years eve - Nightshift so they can wish each other a happy 2014 across a lasagne, and New years Day - all with hours of notice after they had made plans with their families. Mostly immigrants though so what does it matter?

    I've seen people bullied into working 12 hours a day - 7 days a week - mostly immigrants though so hey.

    I've seen people refused holidays that are due to them so that at the end of the year they lose them and are left unpaid for holidays they are due. Hey Ho.

    I've seen people work 8 hours without a break and yet be chastised for NOT being into work 10 minutes EARLY!!!!

    I've heard of people soiling themselves, in any way you can imagine because they would not be let away from the production line to go to the toilet. IN A FOOD FACTORY!!!

    People are threatened with the sack when they refuse to work 1 day's overtime after working 25 days straight - this place is insane!

    I could go on, really I could - Honestly the things that go on are atrocious, but I have a mortgage to pay so I take it - but in 2014 that's going to change and make no mistake about it.

    Happy New Year people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Find someone to do my job!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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