Heron Foods Reviews

Updated 12 Jun 2020

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3.1
45%
Recommend to a Friend
74%
Approve of CEO
Heron Foods Managing Director Tony Dobbs
Tony Dobbs
10 Ratings
Pros
  • "what do you know about Heron Foods etc(in 6 reviews)

  • "great team good products great CEO(in 4 reviews)

Cons
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  1. "Exciting and Supportive Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Hull, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heron Foods full-time

    Pros

    Heron foods is a supportive, thriving company which is going places. Managers are all very friendly and encourage good ideas.

    Cons

    I spend all my wages in the shop as the deals are so good!

  2. "Greedy company with bad morals"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Heron Foods full-time

    Pros

    Given time to develop into role

    Cons

    Face doesn't fit, they want you out. Senior Management fail to make decisions. Promotions are given on a favourtism basis. poor treatment of colleagues throughout. Communication poor throughput the business, from top to bottom. Issues reported and never dealt with or followed up. Just reading the other reviews and the HR cant be bothered to give individual answers to the bad reviews, it just shows they lack compassion and just in it for the profits. Never plan for the future and have a reactive approach.

  3. COVID-19

    "Please read before applying for a job"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Duty Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Heron Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    10 percent discount at heron and b&m. Nothing else

    Cons

    I agree with many of the comments on here, this Company should be avoided. I have posted so others don't go through what I have and give them a wide berth. I endured 6 months of hell as I felt belittled by management. After 4 weeks I reported the behaviour to HR but this seemed to spur them on to build up a petty case against me to constantly criticise and look for faults. Despite this, I continued to give my upmost putting myself at risk throughout the coronavirus but my hard work was never acknowledged. I was left to run the shop with very little training and threw me in without being shadowed. The ongoing criticism led me to tears. I consider myself more than competent but as my face didn't fit they set up a meeting to let me go without allowing me opportunity to present my case or have an independent person present

  4. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - PTSA 

    I worked at Heron Foods part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    It is a good first job

    Cons

    Sometimes there was no security

  5. "Good part time job for a student"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Gateshead, England
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Heron Foods part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work isn't too difficult. Get to interact with regular customers.

    Cons

    Some supervisors can be a bit overbearing however this can happen at any job in retail.

  6. "Management and stores support"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Walker, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Heron Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fantastic support with everyone wanting to help with issues I have. One team through out the company. Always at the end of the phone if I need help. I was told from the start everyone is hear to help. I’ve experienced that face to face today.

    Cons

    Nothing never felt like I’m alone.

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  7. "Great company, great team"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager Designate in Barton, Lancashire, Lancashire, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heron Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Fast paced retail environment. Fast turnover of best buy lines bringing excellent choice and value to your neighbourhood. Great selection of brands and products at low prices. Great staff.

    Cons

    Not for the faint hearted, fast paced environment with lots of stock to manage on tight time scales.

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  8. "Horrible experience"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Sales Assistant in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Heron Foods part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    10% staff discount Nothing else at all

    Cons

    Poor management and condescending managers Minimum wage Terrible hours Harassment for availability

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  9. "Good job"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Assistant Sales Manager 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Heron Foods part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, Can be busy and also quiet but managable and straightforward

    Cons

    None to note, great job

  10. "Good Company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative in Melton, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Heron Foods full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Quick paced business that allows you to put your thoughts and ideas in to practice. Very welcoming team. Fair Salaries. Flexibility can buy extra holiday days!

    Cons

    Could do to implement more employee benefits such as salary sacrifice for cycle to work etc There is an element of favoritism that is noticeable in the offices but this isnt any different to any other business.

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