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Associated British Foods Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  1. "Good company, needs more passion"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Former Employee - Human Resources in Oakbrook Terrace, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good salary and bonus, great products, great benefits

    Cons

    Good leadership but needs to become more progressive


  2. "ABF - Food to retail"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Generally look after employees and pay tends to be fair, but not outstanding. Massive FTSE 100 company who are financially stable

    Cons

    Can be antiquated in some of practices across the group, heavy corporate governance can make change difficult

    Advice to Management

    Offer the benefits that a business of this size should be able to do and engage staff with deceet benefits


  3. "Good workplace in a growing company"

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    Former Employee - IT Intern in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Former Employee - IT Intern in Peterborough, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Assimilated into the workplace with relative ease. Made to feel a part of the cohesive unit.

    Cons

    The sheer size of the companies and subsidiaries meant on occasion valid points raised go unnoticed.


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  5. "Good company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Finance in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highly skilled and thorough senior management setting very good standards;
    If willing to learn can gain lots of experience because the business is multinational and varied;
    Study encouragement and support;
    Promoting people internally;
    Good people overall;
    Kitchen stuffed with food.

    Cons

    No bonus;
    Teamworking could be better;
    Most of businesses located outside london.

    Advice to Management

    Introduce even small bonus based on performance for staff on all levels; it would be motivating;
    Organise more team building events, like an evening events or a day away.


  6. "Great place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Mumbai (India)
    Recommends

    I worked at Associated British Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent place to work with fantastic environment and team.

    Cons

    Limited flexibility in working hours


  7. "Not a bad place to wrok"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Nice people and great location.

    Cons

    It's a food company so always surrounded by biscuits.


  8. "Poor leadership within "World Foods" business"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Malling, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in West Malling, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods (More than a year)

    Pros

    They attempted to invest in training and improving their staff

    Cons

    Weak leadership, exec level turf wars, ambtitious targets scuppered with over cautious execution. Lack of strategy coupled knee jerk short-term fixes

    Advice to Management

    Get better management. Destroy the cliquey managerial mindset and work better as a broader team.


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    "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people in the company

    Cons

    None that i can note at present


  10. "Nice company, but underperforming outside of Primark"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good set of management values
    They value loyalty and experience
    Good people generally
    Interesting set of businesses
    Not very bureaucratic

    Cons

    Not a very strategic company. Each business tends to be fairly incrementalist in how it thinks.
    Who you know and how you fit is more important than what you do.
    Primark is the jewel in the group which allows the other businesses to be complacent

    Advice to Management

    Put more pressure on performance outside of Primark - there will be a time when the golden goose stops laying eggs


  11. "Supply Chain manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Relatively relaxed environment, flexible working hours as long as you complete your personal tasks. You have free will to do your job to some extent and colleagues are friendly.

    Cons

    Office politics happens under the water. Complicated connections with one another. The whole company have hierarchy system and it need to be aware of.


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