Associated British Foods Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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Associated British Foods Chief Executive George Weston
George Weston
13 Ratings
  1. "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
    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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  2. "Terrible work environment"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Office Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Free food, good staff members in other teams

    Cons

    Old school, sexist, cliquey head office

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid Head Office!"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The variety in the underlying business make the work interesting

    Cons

    Senior management ‘banter’ frequently borders on sexist and elitist

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  4. "Personal Assistant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Personal Assistant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    varying role, with different responsibilities for each director

    Cons

    the lack of common benefits across the company seems unfair

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  5. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing Graduate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, get lots of experience to different businesses within ABF and therefore different ways of working

    Cons

    Locations of businesses are not very central and not always near a train station.

  6. "Good company to work for, but there is room for improvement"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Security Engineer in Peterborough, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pension Scheme Bonus Good bunch of colleagues

    Cons

    Managers don't listen to advice from technical staff

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  7. "Good place to work"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Relaxed but focussed on doing the right thing

    Cons

    Group structure can be confusing

  8. Helpful (1)

    "pensions"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pension Administrator in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    free food and good pension scheme

    Cons

    boring work and office environment poor

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "WOOO"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Great company, so much opportunity

    Cons

    Nothing, great place to work to be honesst

  10. "Sales Manager"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Sales Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexibility and good work life balance, People, Management

    Cons

    There could be more opportunities for training and workshops for employees

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