Associated British Foods Reviews

Updated 28 Apr 2021

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Associated British Foods Chief Executive George Weston
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20 Ratings
  1. "Great Culture"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Graduate Scheme in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great culture and a progressive attitude. Great collaboration across marketing departments.

    Cons

    Not as much flexibility/development opportunity as advertised

  2. "One of the best companies I have worked for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Peterborough, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Really friendly colleagues, can do attitude, opportunities to progress

    Cons

    Office could do with a refit, it's looking dated

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  3. "Amazing Company and People - Salary/Benefits not so much"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People and Culture are legendary. Diversity and Inclusion go as deep as the company's roots. Support from management is great and there are many opportunities for personal development (funding for studies and seminars).

    Cons

    The Salary is not competitive (especially in London). All-employee benefits are basically non-existent and you only have access to certain of them if you are in top-top management (no bonus, no employee share plans, car etc.)

  4. "Good place to be, Shared Service Centre staff are very friendly and a caring director."

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Engineer in West Bromwich, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Enjoyable work, good caring management. Very busy.

    Cons

    Could do with extra staff to help with workload Pay is average and possibly deserve or can get better elsewhere

  5. "Great company to work for"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance and lots of exposure to different brands and ways of working.

    Cons

    Could be more sharing of information between businesses

  6. "Good company to work at"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Supply Chain Manager 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Large group with many career opportunities

    Cons

    Culture is behind the times

  7. "Disappointed"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative in London, England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free Diet Coke/juice and snacks, there is some flexibility in work from home depending on who is your LM

    Cons

    I found there was a high labour turnover in lower level jobs like administration or PA. not many diversity in head office group either in management. No development or training for those below middle management, only an executive training programme. Office politics was obvious and border line passive bullying. You are made to feel very small instead of helping and supporting or encouraging the employees below middle management again. Very old school style of working if that’s what you you prefer. No benefits not even private medical insurance - only if your senior management. Not even discounts for there sister companies let alone a bonus . Salary is basic for what they offer, considering they are multi million company in FTSE100. Again if you in admin or PA or team leader role. Your salary isn’t much. You work 37.5 hours too. Not 9-5 like in most office and corporate companies, I thought that was odd.

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  8. "Ok employer"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Service Desk Analyst in Peterborough, England, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    People you work with, hours are shift work

    Cons

    Managament to set in there ways

  9. "1"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Bristol, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    great company with an interesting portfolio

    Cons

    Office locations aren't ideal but very progressive WFH culture

  10. "Great Employer, Great Opportunities"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    As the group head office for a large diversified business, you will get to work across a wider variety of sectors and build your business/commercial awareness. ABF operates with a decentralised model, your work is driven by demand from the businesses, so the focus is on the value you add, and critically thinking about the why and how of you job keeps things fresh. Influence is key to getting the businesses to engage. If you perform well there are opportunities to progress into roles out in the various businesses.

    Cons

    Might not suit someone who is use to traditional centralised corporate Can be tricky to figure your way around the model to start with - but people do want to help

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