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Associated British Foods Reviews

Updated 7 Nov 2019

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3.8
71%
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Associated British Foods Chief Executive George Weston
George Weston
11 Ratings
  1. "WOOO"

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    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

    Associated British Foods2018-09-03
  2. "Old school"

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    Current Employee - Finance 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Associated British Foods full-time

    Pros

    Diverse and interesting workload. Friendly people.

    Cons

    Very much jobs for the boys and old school environment. No transparency at appraisal. No upward feedback asked for. Still treat women as the ones that need to be fixed to progress. Like stepping back into the 90’s.

    Advice to Management

    Get some new blood in the senior roles

    Associated British Foods2019-11-08
  3. "Personal Assistant"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    staff bonus, share option

    Associated British Foods2019-10-07
  4. "Great place to work"

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    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.

    Associated British Foods2019-07-21
  5. "Good company to work for, but there is room for improvement"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    Engage and listen to your technical staff

    Associated British Foods2019-07-08
  6. "Good place to work"

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    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

    Associated British Foods2019-06-09
  7. "pensions"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    less micro management

    Associated British Foods2019-02-14
  8. "Sales Manager"

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    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

    Associated British Foods2018-04-26
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer if you're not ambitious"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A flexible employer who offers above average salaries & benefits for the area

    Cons

    A large group of businesses under the ABF parent that share little other than their names Senior Management have a lack of proactive vision, and a hierarchical reactive leadership style reminiscent of the 80's

    Associated British Foods2018-03-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Decent company"

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    Former Employee - IT Management in Peterborough, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Associated British Foods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good people Generally a good strategy and culture set from the board which includes largely autonomous TOM for the individual businesses. Large company with broad career opportunities

    Cons

    Benefits are poor particularly bonus which is set very arbitrarily and is well below par. Share options etc preserve of only the very senior team. Pay is ok but overall packages are well below par compared to other FTSE 100 companies. Flexible working and home working not really offered or embraced. A tendency to top down management and a micro management culture in some areas.

    Advice to Management

    Better benefits and more engagement with the employees. More anonymous staff surveys to identify poor management and leadership practices.

    Associated British Foods2017-10-13
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