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Read what Bakkavor employees think about diversity and inclusion at the company, and if their workforce is comprised and supportive of individuals of varying gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religion and other attributes.

Bakkavor has a diversity rating of 3.5.

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Does there seem to be diversity at Bakkavor?

3 English reviews out of 3

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7 June 2022

Pros

There are some truly wonderful people working here, who do want to make a difference in food manufacturing and do care. However, for one good manager, there are two terrible managers so experiences vary between teams. You can progress quickly, but are limited with development or exposure to aspects beyond the site and or the wider role. For salaried, the benefits are good, but for weekly paid they are limited. This creates a divide within the company that became apparent while working during the covid pandemic. While monthly paid got full pay, weekly paid had to manage on what the government provided. Most employees couldn't afford to be off and were worried about the financial impact if they went off sick.

Cons

There is limited control at sites to do the right thing that will work for them. We are directed by a centralized division that do not understand how the sites operate and do not think locally. Sites have minimal discretion or power to make positive changes, and any proposed changed takes months to implement. Site Leadership are wary to stand up for what is right as they are not given the opportunity to thrive. The culture filters down to all. This leads to frustration with colleagues who do not understand the limited control we have at site and can have some rude and threatening behavior. With diversity and inclusion, it is all surface level. The company focus more on posting the pictures of events, but in reality they are poorly attended. After the designated day has passed, it is all forgotten and not embedded in to the culture. All celebrations have to fit in to the two short breaks individuals get away from the factory line, where most want to have a drink an get some food. If more time was given, we could involve employees more and show these events truly matter and are worthy of celebration. They have a site committee, but are not given the time, resources or respect by managers to drive change.

Advice to Management

Trust sites to take some control. What works in Spalding may not work in Devizes or Highbridge. The site roles are increasingly becoming implementers rather than the scope to help tailor or create policies, events, celebrations etc. Give standard benefits to all, specifically sick pay. If it is abused, train managers to manage absence rather than penalize all weekly paid individuals for the actions of a few.

With diversity and inclusion, it is all surface level.

7 June 2022

Reviewed by: Manager (Former Employee)

10 July 2022

Pros

Great team work spirit and coverage of any team weak link.

Cons

Improvement in use of language to improve diversity and inclusion

Improvement in use of language to improve diversity and inclusion

10 July 2022

Reviewed by: Food Production Operative in Newark on Trent, England (Current Employee)

3 July 2022

Pros

flexible work shift; be off work on time; over time work available

Cons

There are very rude young people (less than 18-year old) in the work place. They do not know how to treat people in a normal way. They shout and bully other staff whom they do not like. Team leader did not educate or blame them at all, on the contrary, she was very friendly to these people after their being rude, which actually further encouraged their rude behaviour which is very toxic in the work place, and many staff are annoyed by them and try to avoid them. Working in a place which is infested with rudeness and impoliteness might be one of the reasons for people to quit the job.

Advice to Management

Require people to avoid speaking dirty words and know how to treat people in a normal and civilized way.

There are very rude young people (less than 18

3 July 2022

Reviewed by: Food Operative in Bo'ness, Scotland (Current Employee)

3 English reviews out of 3

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We’ve teamed up with Hawksbill Rum, a brand that shares our values in positively impacting the environment. As part of their food waste strategy to halve food waste by 2030, we’re making the best possible use of its surplus and waste mango and pineapple by redistributing it to Hawksbill for use in their flavoured rum distillation process. Caroline Carson, Head of Group ESG Strategy at Bakkavor, commented: “We’re delighted to be working with Hawksbill to support their spiced rum range. By using the offcuts of prepared fresh mango and pineapple, Hawksbill are joining us in our efforts to think of surplus food as a valuable resource – not just waste. In doing so, we can raise consumer awareness on this issue through what just happens to be a fantastic product! It’s collaborations and innovative thinking like this that will help us meet our target of halving food waste by 2030.” Photography: www.hawksbillrum.co.uk.
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We’re delighted to announce that The Job Crowd has named Bakkavor the Top Company for Apprentices to work for in the Consumer Goods and FMCG sector for the third year in a row! Don’t miss out! We’re currently searching for a handful of talented, ambitious, hard-working apprentices to fill our last few Engineering, Food Tech, Supply Chain, Manufacturing, and Continuous Improvement places on this year’s programmes, starting in September. Find out how we can help you gain a recognised qualification while earning a competitive salary from day one.
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