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2.7
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41%
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69%
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Biffa CEO Michael Topham
Michael Topham
7 Ratings
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)

  • "(in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    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

    Biffa2018-10-19
  2. "Waste of time"

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    Current Employee - Refuse Loader in Leicester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Depends on what you are looking for

    Cons

    Health hazard late finish expect to help others everyday on top of your own workload

    Advice to Management

    Respect your workforce better

    Biffa2019-05-17
  3. "Perfectly fine"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa full-time

    Pros

    Family feel with big company benefits. Dedicated CEO

    Cons

    Bit behind the times to be fair

    Biffa2019-04-17
  4. "Operative"

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    Former Employee - Recycling Operative in Tipton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Non what so ever AVOID

    Cons

    Racist staff if your not white or white and speak English then they don’t accept you.

    Advice to Management

    Equal and ethnicity opportunities needs to be looked at

    Biffa2019-04-22
  5. "Management doesn't care"

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    Current Employee - Traffic Coordinator in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    There are no real pros.

    Cons

    Management simply doesn't get it. It's always about reducing costs.

    Advice to Management

    Start taking care of the staff. Expecting more with less doesn't work. Stop looking for the quick fix. Take the pain and implement real plans over a longer period.

    Biffa2019-03-29
  6. "Brilliant company - Management need to communicate"

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

    I have been working at Biffa full-time for more than 4 years

    Pros

    Flexible working, Good People, Great focus on employee engagement

    Cons

    Little or no communication from management & not listening to feedback from staff Low salaries Different managers left to manage their teams which means different teams get different benefits. IE one team will get flexible working the team sat next to them won't as the manager doesn't believe in it. Leaves staff feeling resentful and disengaged. Managers taking long breaks not coming in until late morning but...

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    Advice to Management

    Communicate better with staff and one rule for all. Not one rule for one member of staff and something completely different for someone else.

    Biffa2019-03-08
  7. "Okay"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa full-time

    Pros

    Always paid on time, plenty of overtime

    Cons

    Not willing to pay for extra skills

    Advice to Management

    More training

    Biffa2019-01-28
  8. "Positive future ahead"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Biffa

    Pros

    Strong senior management that listen

    Cons

    Good opportunities but pay is poor

    Advice to Management

    Bench mark salaries

    Biffa2018-11-07
  9. "Full time shift supervisor for over a year."

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      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.

      Biffa2018-11-06
    • "Unfair and sexist pay gap"

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      Current Employee - Customer Service in London, England
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Biffa full-time for more than 9 years

      Pros

      None at all sorry it's true

      Cons

      Women are treated badly as if they are objects

      Advice to Management

      Employ professionals not your buddy

      Biffa2018-12-09
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