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Biffa Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2020

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2.9
41%
Recommend to a Friend
83%
Approve of CEO
Biffa Chief Executive Officer Michael Topham
Michael Topham
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Supportive culture, ambitious plans, a senior team that genuinely listens, great people and fun(in 4 reviews)

  • "Strong senior management that listen(in 3 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Awesome job and interesting people"

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    Former Employee - Driver Loader Recyling in Andover, England
    Recommends

    I worked at Biffa full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You get paid on time and team was good.

    Cons

    Trucks are old where I was. When you finish you have to help others.

    Biffa2020-01-07
  2. "Inept"

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    Former Employee - Computer Information Systems Analyst in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Biffa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of positions if your prepared to compromise your standards

    Cons

    Its biffa .amazingly inept

    Biffa2020-01-19
  3. "Absolutely amazing department"

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    Former Employee - Customer Service Representative in High Wycombe, England

    I worked at Biffa part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Understanding managers and Head of department - Amazing with individuals who understand have parenting responsibilities - Fun energetic team -

    Cons

    - Salary wasn't the best

    Biffa2020-01-10
  4. "Terrible"

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    Former Employee - Driver in Ipswich, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biffa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Hours, ok pay, some new trucks

    Cons

    manager is a bully and some of the office staff are. health & safety when it suits them. Expect the earth and talk to you like dir. Always changing lorry

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with respect and theyll work harder for you

    Biffa2019-12-07
  5. "Toxic"

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    Former Employee - Contract Administrator in High Wycombe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Biffa full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Only pro was the people in the team I worked in

    Cons

    Toxic company culture, those that are capable but opinionated don't get any opportunities, if you will blindly follow orders and can't think for yourself then it's a good place to work. Majorly underpaid and overworked, management treat you like you're something they just stepped in on the street

    Advice to Management

    Start treating you workforce like people

    Biffa2019-12-11
  6. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at Biffa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    flexible, good work life balance, pay is reasonable

    Cons

    communication around company performance is very limited due to being a PLC

    Advice to Management

    continue doing what you are doing, keep up with the communication especially around company performance.

    Biffa2019-11-04
  7. "Needs some work"

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    Current Employee - Traffic Dispatcher in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good financial package when compared with rivals

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great! Opportunities for progression are touted as frequently available - but this depends on who your friends are up the chain!

    Biffa2019-11-05
  8. "Leaving"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biffa full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Benefits package are very good

    Cons

    Just a number - not seen as an individual

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees - don’t assume

    Biffa2019-10-30
  9. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Biffa Waste Services in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Pension, health insurance and Biffa Perkz which gives you discount at shops Good bonus scheme Good sick pay and holidays increase with time and company car Given space to perform in your role without being handheld

    Cons

    Slow paced to make any decisions Average/low pay Senior management focused on their own bonus before looking after yours.

    Advice to Management

    Senior management are not getting realistic results of the engagement survey from depot managers as they are bundled in their own team. They of course are going to score themselves high.

    Biffa2019-09-24
  10. "Great career prospects"

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    Current Employee - PQIM in Ashford, Kent, South East England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great people Internal growth encouraged

    Cons

    Needs to be more consistent across contracts

    Advice to Management

    Value your people, they are your greatest asset

    Biffa2019-09-20
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