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Biffa Reviews

Updated 7 November 2018
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Pros
  • "Overall, Biffa is a great company to work for and has built a nurturing, long term, mission-driven culture amongst it's people" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Strong senior leadership team, forward thinking, support career progression and support for professional qualifications" (in 2 reviews)

Cons
  • "Pay could be higher for the amount of work" (in 2 reviews)

  • "Lack of communication on changes within the business (at local level)" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biffa full-time

    Pros

    Well organised, well run and friendly atmosphere. Really enjoyed team, hard working but laid back.

    Cons

    Office location is a little awkward quite far outside of London but near major motorways so that makes it easier

    Advice to Management

    Continue doing what you are doing, great place to work. Continue to improve systems to maximise output across company


  2. "Positive future ahead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Strong senior management that listen

    Cons

    Good opportunities but pay is poor

    Advice to Management

    Bench mark salaries

  3. "Full time shift supervisor for over a year."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Biffa full-time

    Pros

    Good career progression within business if looking to move on, also great benefits.

    Cons

    Some senior management does not understand the concept of continuous improvement.


  4. "Customer service representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Biffa full-time

    Pros

    They pay on time.

    Cons

    Being constantly disrespected and spoken down to , sworn at (all kinds of colourful language) by customers, being monitored on "comfort breaks" as if you were at school. The wage is not comparable to what staff have to endure.

    Advice to Management

    Staff aren't appreciated enough. The low wage they are paid doesn't match what emotionally they have to endure.


  5. "Biffa not bad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very good place to work easy

    Cons

    No development for career here no future


  6. "Fantastic People"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Biffa full-time

    Pros

    Fantastic people with a good work ethic

    Cons

    Fractured management and a lack of respect for operational teams

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on the operational teams, without them company will not function


  7. "Useless Payroll"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Aylesbury, England
    Current Employee - Customer Service Representative in Aylesbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    It is better than claiming JSA

    Cons

    Shoddy payroll don't expect yoyr first pay slip to be correct typical big company problems left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing

    Advice to Management

    Cutt out the blatent office favouritism and reconise hard work

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Gas Technicain"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Gas Technician in High Wycombe, England
    Current Employee - Gas Technician in High Wycombe, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Biffa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company car and fuel card

    Cons

    Not paid for call out


  9. "Good and friendly environment"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in High Wycombe, England
    Former Employee - Analyst in High Wycombe, England

    I worked at Biffa full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great people
    A lot of training courses to choose from.
    Openness on their future plans.

    Cons

    The salary is below average


  10. "not greatest place to work but not the worst either"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    hourly rate ok
    decent lorries.
    good crack with other drivers

    Cons

    work load excessive.
    spoken to like a child.
    office staff think we drive vans not hgvs.
    upper management useless.
    have no trust in drivers always back the customer.

    Advice to Management

    LISTEN to your staff


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