Farmfoods Reviews

Updated Jul 4, 2022

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3.1
47%
Recommend to a Friend
57%
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George Herd
63 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good staff discount, plenty of opportunities from promotion for the right people(in 56 reviews)

  • "15% discount on store items and nice customers (at times)(in 26 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Exceptionally long hours you are expected to work(in 33 reviews)

  • "Area managers are present often, never have anything good to say always negative(in 29 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Fantastic

      Jul 3, 2022 - Assistant Manager in Littlehampton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Life assurance Staff discount Great pay Opportunities to move up are always cropping up

      Cons

      The only thing that comes to mind is covering shifts when someone is off sick but this is common practice everywhere

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    2. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Not bad

      Jul 4, 2022 - Retail Supervisor 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Normally has a good shop team

      Cons

      Can have poor management Lack of care for employees Not much personal time always expected to do overtime with no compensation

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Was alright

      Jun 29, 2022 - Sales in Portsmouth, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team to be a part of

      Cons

      Not all the managers know what they’re doing

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Ok

      Jun 29, 2022 - Warehouse Operative in Avonmouth, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours 15% discount 6 weeks holiday

      Cons

      Low pay heavy work load poor management

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    5. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Hell

      Jun 23, 2022 - Sales Assistant in Stoke-on-Trent, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      15% discount which I never got to use

      Cons

      Training, management, hours, pay and time management

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Very good place to work

      May 31, 2022 - Shop Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lovely team to work with

      Cons

      Lack of staff In shop

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      running shifts

      Jun 8, 2022 - Supervisor in Bellshill, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      constant hours kept busy nice people

      Cons

      expected to drop social life for business not good pay

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      My personal experience

      Jun 1, 2022 - TILL OPERATOR 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      15% discount Can have long careers (even if you do the bare minimum at any level within the company ) Do not discriminate Will offer hours to work around your schedule

      Cons

      They promote honesty throughout their company yet do not trust their staff, I.e staff searches every shift, they have the right to search your personal vehicle written into your contract and will implement this, they repeatedly dropped hours instore but asked more and more from the staff, stocktake happened every 2 weeks for months, staff constantly feel scrutinised and watched by upper management, you feel asif there's no communication as nobody seems to know anything that's going on until 2 minutes before it happens, overall I get the feeling that this company has gotten worse over the 2 and a bit years I was with them they are not listening to advice from the shop workers I.e moving certain high value products away from easily shopplifted aisles. Due to the lack of instore hours and paperwork/ordering time constraints managers aren't able to interact with all the new staff as much as needed in order to correctly train them and observe how they work within the team. When the managers do have time , they have to put stock on the shelves, unfortunately because of the time it takes to order stock they don't have much time putting stock out and to work with the team before they have to start paperwork in preparation for closedown. Due to the inability to train staff correctly because of time constraints there is a very high turnover of staff meaning a team doesn't get to work together long before it changes or other shops have to send workers over to provide support this in personal experience can last weeks as once they have support there, there doesn't seem to be a rush to hire anybody new Overall listen to the people that work in the stores with their combined years of experience running the actual shops rather than going off a once a month visit to the shop and statistics, the stores need more hours and staff, please listen to us when we say it is a very tiny percentage of us if any is taking or stealing stock atleast 98% of any missing stock can be accounted for as stolen or written off because its gone out of date as we have had it in our back up stock for too long or we have seen it walk out the door

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      long hours, pay is excellent

      May 31, 2022 - Retail Store Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      opportunities to prgress comany wide hours are reasonable, divided into shifts

      Cons

      Can be harsh and more interested, in discipline Can be very busy dependant on store size and location

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great for a first job, that’s about it.

      May 15, 2022 - Retail Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy job Good money when your young

      Cons

      Early mornings Managers take liberties 5am starts after 8pm finishes

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    Farmfoods has an overall rating of 3.1 out of 5, based on over 340 reviews left anonymously by employees. 47% of employees would recommend working at Farmfoods to a friend and 21% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Farmfoods employees rate their compensation and benefits as 2.7 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Farmfoods. This rating has improved by 5% over the last 12 months.

    47% of Farmfoods employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Farmfoods 2.6 out of 5 for work life balance, 2.9 for culture and values and 3.0 for career opportunities.

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