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Farmfoods Reviews

Updated 22 March 2019
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Pros
  • "The 15% staff discount is effective as soon as hired, I had very nice colleagues but that depends on location" (in 35 reviews)

  • "15% discount for you and immediate family" (in 16 reviews)

Cons
  • "4 changes in store manager in the same time, and worked under 4 Area Managers also" (in 22 reviews)

  • "Regular stock takes where you are bending over large freezers counting produce by hand (usually from 7-10pm)" (in 16 reviews)

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  1. "Good Job"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Farmfoods full-time

    Pros

    Good team behind you when you're working

    Cons

    The management does not have any leeway when it comes to shifts. You work too much


  2. "Management"

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

    I have been working at Farmfoods full-time

    Pros

    The colleagues are always positive even when up against the odds

    Cons

    Branch manager just scraping above minimum wage need I say more?

  3. "Awful company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sheffield, England
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Sheffield, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmfoods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Staff discount,
    Other team members,
    Christmas bonus

    Cons

    Nowhere near enough staff to run a shop,
    Working 1-1 mostly,
    No security,
    Nothing you do is good enough,
    Never get proper breaks (apart from smokers!)
    Constantly breaking employment law. .

    Advice to Management

    Re-evaluate the workload for staff members and allow store managers to use enough hours/employ enough staff to actually run a shop without working those employed into an early grave!


  4. "Don't work here"

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    Former Employee - Management Development Programmer
    Former Employee - Management Development Programmer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Farmfoods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - staff, most of the staff are amazing to work with and do well

    Cons

    - working hours, they expect you to work stupidly long and will argue until you actually accept it. You are literally the last port of call and if you cannot find someone else to take over you, you have to stay all day
    - upper management are useless and do not support you at all, they expect you to actually enjoy your time or be part of the team but offer no support for your time
    - values, they promote their values but don't enact them. There's no trust, only hard work and if the upper management aren't happy, they will slate you until you are
    - breaks, you're told to take your breaks but normally work 1-on-1 and cannot take breaks, especially when management as you will need to have someone on the floor at all times

    Advice to Management

    You need to sort your company structure out and employ people who actually care for your staff rather than objectives.


  5. "Good first job"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farmfoods part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount and different tasks to do during a shift. Learnt a lot of new skills and confidence whilst working here.

    Cons

    Always be rotated for shifts I would never agree to do. Customers weren't very nice and management wouldn't stick up for staff.


  6. "Decent for part-time work"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farmfoods part-time

    Pros

    - Flexible
    - Close commute (for me, personally, hence why I upped up my rating)
    - Friendly colleagues
    + It's a relaxed environment due to the people I worked with, especially when the store was quiet.
    - Discount

    Cons

    - Ridiculously overworked whilst constantly short-staffed (typically only 2-3 people working in the store, even during busy periods)
    - Always poor stock orders; many items are ordered when they simply don't have to be, and then they ask we fill up as much as possible when the freezers are already full. If they're full, then we must 'bury' items in freezers with space.
    - They expect too much, e.g. one person has to be on till, maintain this area, the front shop area, and have eyes set alert for shoplifters.
    - Store won't invest in security guards, when it's obvious, that they desperately need them.
    - Employees have been in situations where they've been badly threatened, even held as hostages, but management don't even check to see if they're okay after and don't action anything accordingly in response to threats/robberies.
    - Farmfoods don't do any proper background checks at times in who they employ, as at one period I was managed by someone who I then found out was a former drug lord (this person did was also harsh to myself and other staff, again, expected too much from us).
    - You can't trust your manager at times when it comes to them organising your rota, as either by accident/purpose, you may randomly notice that your hours for the week have decreased, or that you do extra hours in a week but they aren't recorded... I, nor employee, should have to constantly check their rota to see if their correct hours are listed!

    Advice to Management

    Stop over-working your staff, they aren't machines. Stop being so concerned about saving costs to the point where you have only 2-3 staff members maintain the store on a frequent basis. Also invest in security, you have other smaller stores in the vicinity who do, and these stores don't earn as much as Farmfoods - so it is beyond me why this isn't even considered.


  7. "retail assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmfoods full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    15% staff discount is above average

    Cons

    stocktakes on saturday nights over run

  8. "Supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Farmfoods part-time

    Pros

    Worked with a close team who all suffer together

    Cons

    Everything else...work long shifts with no breaks even though theyre taken off you, area managers cut store hours constantly to gain bonuses with no regards to how it affects the store. Expected to do stocktake most Saturday nights as results never come back correctly due to the company being to cheap to manage shoplifters with cctv.


  9. "customer service"

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    Current Employee - Greater London in Enfield, England
    Current Employee - Greater London in Enfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmfoods part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    because i live local to the store and i always come and do my shopping there so it will be great if i was to work at this store

    Cons

    the hour i will do buy affect my college time so i would properly work less hours during the week and on the weekend do more hours

    Advice to Management

    i will b happy to work at this store since i always come and do shopping there


  10. "Retail Assistant/ Training supervisor"

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    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Former Employee - Retail Assistant in Sunbury-on-Thames, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Farmfoods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I got 15% staff discount on all products, if we lucky enough to have in stock.

    Cons

    bullied by management, made to do stocktakes on the day no notice and did not get paid for it. also rude customers talk badly and senior staff ignored and never backed staff up and not bar from the shop. new came to the store and belittled me in front of staff and customers.

    Advice to Management

    train your staff to treat people with respect, staff and customers a like ? also need to train your staff more meticulously in every aspect. when you ask person to become supervisor should staff them train right away and they pay. I was asked to become supervisor and was not getting paid, but was expected to do extra responsibility and extra hours and got blamed when things went wrong. the manager was rude person and two faced and i suggest not work for farmfoods at all wages are not good and hop they close down|||||