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  1. "Rubbish wages, otherwise good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Former Employee - National Account Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AB World Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nice office
    Great culture
    Make it happen ethos

    Cons

    Poor remuneration
    Limited salary reviews
    Slow progression

    Advice to Management

    Young talent needs to be reviewed more often and moved on faster to be maintained.


  2. "Dreadful People"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Leigh, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Leigh, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at AB World Foods as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Freebies and cheap food. Nothing else!

    Cons

    Where do I start. Clocking in and out swipe cards for business professionals? It's like a scene from the factory in Coronation Street. Very old fashioned work ethics. The people are terrbible. Clicky, nasty gossips who should just get on with their work.


  3. "Mainly Pros"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Kings Hill, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Kings Hill, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AB World Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    creative work, inspiring people, challenges

    Cons

    work life balance, benefits and bonuses

    Advice to Management

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  5. "Bad communication, lack of proper HR processes, Unsupported and not valued"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AB World Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The building is great and it has all the relevant amenities. My colleagues, generally, were very easy to get along with and the atmosphere was generally good. The salary was okay, but not great for the role.

    Cons

    There was a lack of support from upper management in terms of development and understanding as well as clear communication of what was required. The lack of communication in terms of day-to-day work was very apparent. For example, I had once requested we at least have a weekly Monday morning meeting with everyone to go over main priorities for the week and any other important information. This was done for a week before it was taken off the table and communication was back to being on an as needed basis which was ineffective and inefficient.

    In terms of HR processes, there was a lot to be desired. Firstly, there was no proper system in place for any review of work and little or no warning when anything is wrong with performance. The disciplinary process is very unfair because all the power lies merely with the line manager and their bias and prerogative with no feedback taken into account from other colleagues or stakeholders.

    Advice to Management

    Have a look at the HR processes involved when appraising employees performance, particularly getting 360 degree feedback from all the relevant stakeholders and colleagues of the employee involved. This should all be taken into account in order to assess the employees current value to the company and future performance.

    There should also be guidance for line managers which ensure adequate communication with employees with regards to general corporate information, bigger objectives of employees, medium-term objectives and weekly priorities. Day to day activity information can be left to discussions on an as needed basis.


  6. "Great place to work, grow and develop!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Nowa Sól (Poland)
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in Nowa Sól (Poland)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AB World Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people and great organisation culture!

    Cons

    There's none. Or at least I do not see any :)


  7. "Unfulfilling"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Malling, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Malling, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Medium sized company, friendly people and a good work environment.

    Cons

    Little room for growth as it is a small to medium sized company.
    Flawed HR Policies with regards to employee reviews where the final review comes down to the opinion of one person ( the line manager) without adequate 360 degree feedback from teams and other stakeholders. Bad communication from management on weekly priorities, trends and feedback on current performance and tasks. Lack of adequate training regarding personal development of employees ion their role with regards to some skills and competencies overall.

    Advice to Management

    Review policy on employee performance to ensure fair appraisal of work to ensure the appropriate feedback is attained from the right stakeholders as well as gain agreement from the employee. Increase communication at management level on wider priorities and performance on a weekly basis.