Iceland Foods Reviews | Glassdoor

Iceland Foods Reviews

Updated July 18, 2017
329 reviews

Filter

Filter

Full-timePart-time

3.6
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Iceland Foods Chairman and CEO Malcolm C. Walker
Malcolm C. Walker
200 Ratings

329 Employee Reviews

Sort: PopularRatingDate

Pros
  • good pay, nice staff, good managment (in 29 reviews)

  • good hours, good rate of pay, good community of people to work with (in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/life balance is non-existent (in 14 reviews)

  • Most stores make the staff work for free but I refuse to do that ,only me and my senior Sup (in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "supervisor job offer in London"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in London, CA
    Current Employee - Supervisor in London, CA

    I have been working at Iceland Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    good work environment where you can improve yourselves with everyday challenge and fast paced give you all the operational and people management experience that will stand you in great stead for the future, arming you with the knowledge and confidence to move up the ladder when you’re well and truly ready to do so.

    Cons

    You’ll work closely with, and support the Store Manager, standing in their shoes for periods of holidays, absence for meetings and training. So, you’ll need to be committed and motivated to maintain the high standards that are already in place. But you won’t be thrown in at the deep end. You’ll get plenty of on-the-job technical and operational training to give you a greater understanding of the bigger picture. And, in turn develop the skills to become a competent Trainee Manager for the future.


  2. "not the greatest place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Home Delivery Driver in Kent, WA
    Former Employee - Home Delivery Driver in Kent, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    wage is ok. otherwise steer clear.

    Cons

    drivers are left to get on with it, hardly any help or no help and if somethings not right you have to go through the whole lot of shopping which costs you time, expected to get all delivery's done, back to store, unload and re-load ready for the next time slot, even work through your lunch break if not finished, it just doesn't work.management not interested if your late because of traffic/ obstructions or if you cant find a specific place. responsible for everything to do with the van. stressful times. lots more that goes on behind the scenes thats unfair.

    Advice to Management

    drivers need help, whole thing needs re-looking at and sorting out. not as great company as is advertised.

  3. "Great place to work"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Former Employee - Finance Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a flat structure, which supports a fast and impressive learning curve. The leaders of the business are very experienced, innovative and passionate people.

    Cons

    The company is not highly regarded externally, which is a massive shame because this is a truly amazing company. In terms of the work environment i only have positive things to say


  4. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly environment, good team building

    Cons

    Too much focus on bonus cards rather than sales, and not enough hours. 0hour contract.


  5. "Intern"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart people, it seems like recent hires (at least in my area) have focused greatly on taking the company culture to the next level of innovation

    Cons

    No work-life balance; all employees have laptops which results in working evenings and weekends"

    Advice to Management

    they should let people have more time on the weekends to explore other things and not be stuck inside all day


  6. "checkout operator"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Aberdare, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Checkout Operator in Aberdare, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iceland Foods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I liked working on the till and meeting people

    Cons

    they were very friendly

    Advice to Management

    no advice


  7. "customer service"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    I have been working at Iceland Foods part-time

    Pros

    good team allways busy shop weather it's in team or by your self opportunity to love up to diffrent levels

    Cons

    not meny hours going

  8. "7 fantastic years"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Gillingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Gillingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Iceland Foods full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good people, Good money for retail, Good management, development opportunities.

    Cons

    so much is expected, to many hour cuts, Not a lot of training given and a lot of it is done in own time, working for the benefit of the people round you and not for the company,

    Advice to Management

    review cost to sell, area managers need to recognize the good in stores.


  9. "Frontline Iceland"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Frontline Staff in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Frontline Staff in Liverpool, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iceland Foods part-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I've worked for Iceland for over 20 years I enjoy my work and challenges great place to work and enjoy working with the pubic

    Cons

    I work doing date alerter and love getting 100% love my job love the customers great place to work best shop

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  10. "Standard retailer"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Iceland Foods (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent salary 10% discount. Plus other discounts. Best big company. Incentives,

    Cons

    Long hours, expected to work 1/4 Sundays for changeover.


Showing 329 of 335 reviews
Reset Filters