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ABP Food Group Reviews

Updated 17 March 2019
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  1. "Worker on a white helmet"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shrewsbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABP Food Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Knowledge of machines in the factory, additional knowledge of meat, foreign languages

    Cons

    Some people are too nervous and too demanding from one person after two weeks


  2. "Production"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABP Food Group full-time

    Pros

    Canteen ,salary not too bad

    Cons

    management, no opportunities to progress, cold environment

  3. "Not For The Lazy!"

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    Current Employee - Production Line Operative in Northallerton, England
    Current Employee - Production Line Operative in Northallerton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABP Food Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good steady work flow

    Plenty of opportunities to progress

    Always work to be done

    Cons

    Lots of lazy staff which means the team runs behind target

    Not much communication between management and workers

    Shifts can seem to last a lifetime


  4. "Strange"

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    Former Employee - Business in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Business in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABP Food Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits, the head office is nice.

    Cons

    Run like a dictatorship, the directors are treated like kings and everyone sucks up to them. Every role is based around category management even if you were not hired to do category

    Advice to Management

    Treat everyone equally


  5. "Planning manager"

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    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Shrewsbury, England
    Former Employee - Planning Manager in Shrewsbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABP Food Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very few pros.....ok salary but not many other pros for this company. They did have a good graduate scheme which offered good opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours , very aggressive leadership and bad culture , phone would ring at all hours through night for trivial reasons


  6. "Maintenance engineer"

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    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Sturminster Newton, England
    Current Employee - Maintenance Engineer in Sturminster Newton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABP Food Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Abp gve me chance to work as engineer and is the best option for me for last 5 years.

    Cons

    I like my job in Abp but sometimes is not that well and Ilooking for move to some other company,but Abp whant keep me with more money

    Advice to Management

    Some of good operators leave Abp bechose of the money.Will be good practice if Abp keep them.


  7. "Planning"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at ABP Food Group full-time

    Pros

    Fast Paced
    Good Training available

    Cons

    Small unit of a larger group can feel a bit isolated

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up and you will achieve your goals

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Look after the little people or business will inevitably suffer"

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    Former Employee - Administrator
    Former Employee - Administrator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABP Food Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere can be friendly and relaxed on a good day
    Colleagues are generally willing and able to look out for one another
    People can and do make very stable, long-term careers here

    Cons

    Poor salaries offered with no paid overtime
    Poor work/life balance - little holiday offered (due to the nature of the industry), overtime is expected on a regular basis without additional compensation and lunch breaks are rarely honoured
    Management often seem to make decisions without clearly communicating these to the worker bees

    Advice to Management

    Communicate decisions clearly to those under yourselves! Reconsider your pay scales in comparison to other companies in the area and offer reasonable compensation in order to attract/retain talent.


  9. "Good company good people. Very very tough industry though it is not for the weak"

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    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Shrewsbury, England
    Former Employee - Engineering Manager in Shrewsbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Staff sales. Team environment. Salary competitive. Good locations in UK

    Cons

    Long hours. Tough environment at times and many careers have failed in this kind of field.


  10. "technical quality"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yetminster, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Yetminster, England

    Pros

    Learning english, work lamb meat

    Cons

    To work in the industry, in the line