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Tate & Lyle Overview

Headquarters London, United Kingdom
Size 1001 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1921
Type Company - Public (TATYY)
Industry Manufacturing
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Tate & Lyle is a global provider of ingredients and solutions to the food, beverage and other industries, with operations in over 30 locations worldwide.

Tate & Lyle operates through two global divisions, Speciality Food Ingredients ... More

Mission: Tate & Lyle's vision is to be a leading global provider of speciality food ingredients and solutions. We will achieve this by: A disciplined focus on growing our speciality food ingredients business - deeper customer understanding, continuous innovation and ... More

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Tate & Lyle – Why Work For Us?


Our Values define what we stand for and how we behave with our customers, suppliers, investors, the communities we operate in and with each other.

Our three Core Values – Safety, Integrity and Respect – form the foundation on which our business has been built over a hundred years. 

Our five Performance Values – Accountability, Achievement, Creativity, Speed,  and  Teamwork,  – define what we need to do to succeed in business today.

 Core Values


We always put safety first; nothing is more important

- We always watch out for the safety of ourselves and others

- We proactively identify safety risks and take the appropriate actions to report or fix them

- We take responsibility for ensuring the right tools, support and skills are in place at work


We do what is right, no matter what

- We act as a positive role model for the people around us

- We speak up against inappropriate actions and behaviours

- We always do what we know is right, even when under significant pressure


We treat people fairly and value the world we live

- We are open, honest and fair in the way we conduct ourselves

- We take positive actions to protect and value the environment we live in

- We treat everyone the same, always seeking to listen and understand the views of others

Performance Values


We take responsibility for our actions and deliver what is agreed

- We take full ownership for our actions and their outcomes

- We have the courage to make bold decisions

- We do what we say we will do – people can trust us to deliver


We set high targets and aim to outperform in everything we do

- We set ourselves and those people who work with us, high and stretching targets

- We always look to deliver outstanding results, above and beyond what we set out to do

- We celebrate success, recognising those people who consistently perform


We constantly challenge ourselves to find new ideas and solutions

- We challenge the status-quo to seek out better ways of doing things

- We are eager and tenacious, continuously looking to improve and learn from our mistakes

- We are prepared to take calculated risks to find creative solutions to problems we face


We act quickly and decisively to get things done while maintaining the highest standards

- We respond quickly to the needs of others, showing a very efficient and positive attitude

- We are prepared to stand up and take the initiative to get things done

- We are passionate about getting things done but while always maintaining our high standards


We work openly and constructively together as one team across boundaries and geographies

- We look to build strong, effective relationships, working in teams across the world

- We encourage and motivate others to contribute, actively seeking their feedback

- We always put the team before the individual, recognising that we rely on each other to succeed


We all want a career where we can really say we’ve made a difference. And that’s exactly what we can offer at Tate & Lyle, no matter what part of the business you’re in. We believe that few ingredients touch lives the way ours do: the way we invent new ingredients, and improve existing ones, adding value to some of the world’s best-loved brands. Ultimately, we give consumers across the world an ever better experience.

To make your own impact on the world, you’ll be given every opportunity to do so in this global business. To contribute and collaborate; to challenge and be challenged. To look always for the new ideas that will make a real difference.

“The most important aspect of career development I’ve benefited from at Tate & Lyle is the independence you get. You are given the opportunity to do what you think is right – to just go out there and get it done, which makes you feel very empowered.”

Luiz Grisard, HR Manager, São Paulo


Our formula is quite simple: passion plus inspiration equals extraordinary. But to become extraordinary, we need every single person in Tate & Lyle to play their part.

That’s why we’re building a culture where teamwork and respect are treasured and nurtured. Where inventiveness is encouraged. Where safety and quality are everything. Where shared passion and commitment build strong working relationships across the room, across the country and across the world.

And that’s why our people feel free to unleash their thoughts and ideas, as part of a team of experts who know that the results of their work are enjoyed by millions of people around the world. Every minute of every day.

 “I work in a very supportive and collaborative environment. Everyone here is very willing to help each other out. Everyone is keen to make sure everyone else is achieving.”

Caroline Pender, Mold, UK


We’re proud of our 150-year history of safety, quality and extraordinary innovation.

At Tate & Lyle, we have no higher priority than safety. It’s a way of life for us. We do everything we can to make sure that every inch of every Tate & Lyle environment is safe for employees, contractors, customers and visitors alike.

Join us, and you’ll share our  in our safety culture. That means you’ll always be aware of your obligation to your colleagues and our organisation to act with care and compassion at all times. After all, we can never do too much to keep ourselves and our colleagues safe.

“It is an extremely safe plant. If you see something unsafe – in any area even in packaging – you can shut it down immediately. When your employer cares so much about safety, you feel better. They don’t just say it, they really do mean it. Safety is phenomenal.”
Charles ‘Kana’ Carter


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  • Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    Work to do, but lot's of opportunities to make an impact

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Illinois in Hoffman Estates, IL
    Current Employee - Illinois in Hoffman Estates, IL
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    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time (More than 5 years)


    The company has been changing a lot in the last few years, which has created opportunities for a lot of people (but you do have to have the stomach for it). The food ingredients industry and Tate & Lyle's aspiration to make a real impact is a powerful combination. The strategy is very clear. The company has quite a global footprint and of a good size (it is not some impersonal mammoth organisation).


    Business performance has not been great in the last few years (but medium/longer term outlook is still very promising). Hard work s required and that is not always helping work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Focus and setting clear priorities

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    HR coordinator set up onsite interview schedule with managers from departments I would be working with. Everyone was friendly and asked relevant working style and experience questions. Lunch was offsite with peers. Received prompt email from hiring manager with positive feedback. Offer took couple weeks but hiring manager kept me updated via email.

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    Reasons for Declining

    Commute to work too long.

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