Farmfoods Reviews

Updated Jul 29, 2021

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3.0
50%
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George Herd
31 Ratings
Pros
  • "Farmfood Staff Discount, Flexible Hours(in 46 reviews)

  • "15% Discount, Good Colleagues, Good Bulk buy offers(in 22 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Area managers pass false rotas to head office and breach working hours laws(in 26 reviews)

  • "Long hours (43hr week minimum), micromanaged, dull working atmosphere(in 22 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great place to work

      Jun 27, 2021 - Cleaner in Dumbarton, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy to get promoted up the ladder

      Cons

      I can't think of any.

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

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      Jul 25, 2021 - Warehouse Operative in Cumbernauld, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good hourly pay etc etc

      Cons

      Work full weekends every week

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    3. 1.0
      Former Employee

      Avoid

      Jul 29, 2021 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None - Not even the measily discount they offer. Really a modern age sweat shop environment

      Cons

      Everything. You work long hours 7 days a week. Have to constantly cover others whilst they are on annual leave/sick. End up work 75 hour weeks and no overtime paid

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    4. 1.0
      Current Employee

      Micromanagement.

      Mar 11, 2021 - Store Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The staff are the most loyal people you will probably ever work alongside.

      Cons

      Micromanaged by Area Manager. Have to email on a morning to say you're in the building. Have to send pictures to say the store is in a good place. Can't manage your own team. Need to take someone to disciplinary? Ask your AM and watch him chicken out and avoid the situation. Store Managers are just glorified shelf fillers. Can't manage your own team. Get asked to cover when you're on a week off. WhatsApp groups start pinging at around 7am. And God forbid if you don't answer. AMs are sneaky. Don't tell you anything. Company expect you to run a Store seeing absolutely NO figures at all. Shrinkage result? Count the full store every THREE weeks and we'll tell you a result but won't tell you where you're missing it from. Wages? Ohhh, run the store 1 on 1 ALL day trying to throw a delivery out, manage the day to day goings on and cover the tills. Absolutely horrific. Store managers are miserable. No wonder when they're not Managers. AMs would not be able to get a job elsewhere as an AM because they're doing the job of an SM. What Store Manager in any other company Can't look at their own store figures on a day to day basis? Completely behind the times. Needs revamping.

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee

      N/A

      Jul 8, 2021 - Retail Assistant in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good working enviroment Easy job lots of hours.

      Cons

      Understaffed Low standards of working. Stock take.

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    6. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Very basic job. Repetitive and a lot of heavy lifting. Stock takes every 3 weeks which was killer.

      Jun 10, 2021 - Student in Livingston, Scotland, Scotland
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Easy place to gain experience. Some paid breaks

      Cons

      Long hours, heavy lifting, a lot of responsibility out on you even when it’s managements job, not flexible.

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee

      A good job as a first job

      Jun 20, 2021 - Retail Sales Associate in Cannock, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Quick training Decent pay Lovely colleagues Easy job

      Cons

      Difficult to progress further in career

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Unprofessional

      Jul 15, 2021 - Retail Assistant in Worksop, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of overtime if wanted

      Cons

      Unprofessional and rude staff, long hours, pressure to do overtime

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      A day in the life

      Jun 17, 2021 - Retail Assistant in Manchester, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      never boring, trained on almost everything, always something to do

      Cons

      the pay isn’t the best

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Interesting

      Jun 19, 2021 - Retail Assistant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good, easy job to do

      Cons

      Low pay low standards and understaffed

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