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Kerry Foods Reviews

Updated 19 September 2018
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  1. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - R&D
    Current Employee - R&D
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerry Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best companies I have had the pleasure of working for. It is so rare to work at a place where there are no bad eggs.

    Cons

    To be honest I would be nit picking if were to add anything here. No negatives of real substance.

    Kerry Foods Response

    17 Aug 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Hi there, many thanks for your positive words and for giving us 5 stars! Great to hear that you enjoy working for Kerry Foods; wishing you a long and prosperous future with us!


  2. "import specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egham, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Egham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kerry Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    set schedule for weekly and bi-weekly.

    Cons

    Very unclean work environment. Machines breakdown every night.

  3. "Make things happen ! Great People and Great Brands"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Egham, England
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Egham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have worked at Kerry now for 3 years and I find the people are their biggest asset. With the global reach and family feel, rewards are endless. Entrepreneurial attitude, supportive , ability to be empowered to make decisions, open door policy to senior management. I have learnt so much right from Procurement, supply chain, demand planning processes to Sales Academy as a NAM. Brands are evolving where excitement is rife! Want to make things happen, this is the place to be. #Ownership ,# Better together are key values that come out strong for me.

    Cons

    Non Really - Only thing that springs to mind is that we cover a lot of categories across chilled with different strategies that one has to get to grips with and learn. The great thing is this adds to the excitement of it all.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the transparency in the work place, evolving the culture and maintaining the family feel. Continuous engagement to your employees is great.

    Kerry Foods Response

    17 Aug 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Hi there, thank you for your very positive words and for taking the time out to write us a review. It's great to see employees really living our values! Wishing you a successful second half of the... More


  4. "Don’t accept that offer!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleborough, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Attleborough, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Kerry Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Kerry foods are a large company that many other employers seem impressed you work for.

    Cons

    Don’t trust the senior managers. They were all bullies and would stab you in the back all the time. Brought in to improve things and no one liked change or being held accountable. Never been sworn at or called some disgusting things so much in a work place than I did here.

    Advice to Management

    You should lead by example, not swear and shout at people for how they act when you are the worst of them all.


  5. "more of a 3.5 stars, good place, could be great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Dispatch Operator in Ossett, England
    Current Employee - Dispatch Operator in Ossett, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kerry Foods full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some great staff, lovely people, absolutely some great memories have been made working with the people in the despatch area.
    Transferrable skills can easily be learned in the warehouse, making it a great place for a logistics professional to begin their career.
    Reasonable/competetive rate of pay.
    Able to work on personal projects in free time.
    Positive attitude towards personal development and skills learning from some team leaders
    Rigorous attitude towards food safety.
    Excellent products.
    HR is Lovely, a rarity beyond rarities!
    Hockey table!
    Cheap vending machines in canteen.
    Active workplace with many novel situations developing, demanding critical thinking and professionalism to resolve, enabling a growth mindset to flourish.
    Could be great, just needs a kick in the right direction.
    Free butter!

    Cons

    There is a very clear divide between staff on an operational and administrative level, a rift that will likely get worse as the warehouse staff routinely and very vocally exclaim their unhappiness with how "management" are handling things, from token claims of "values" which means nothing in practice, or shoddy patch jobs on machinery that requires much better maintenance instead of fabricated sheets of metal. That's without talking about the dangerous amount of potholes, build up of dust and iron filings and other such issues that required remedying months, if not years ago that have just been ignored.
    The feeling of favouritism and cliques developing around certain administrative staff haven't been helped by the constantly unfolding drama in the workplace that is definitely not conducive to a healthy work environment, not least of which because it leaves several highly talented and already well-trained operators and team leaders feeling particularly mistreated.

    Advice to Management

    Foster positive development of your staff, great people work here, for some it is more than a job, let them learn, let them grow, do not try and punish success or fastidiousness, encourage growth, take on the new ideas that seem a bit risky.

    Treat your operating staff with a bit more respect, certainly there are a lot of us, and I am familiar with Dunbar's number, meaning you can only ever see a certain amount of humans as complex individuals, but please give the staff a bit more credit than treating them like wage slaves in a dead-end job, because that is how they will feel, and that helps no one.

    Invest in your engineering and IT teams, engineering is overtaxed with problems they are not well equipped to fix, IT has problems they don't know they have, the effort should not be to keep the place just "running" they should be able to get out ahead of these problems to prevent them in the future, reactionary engineering is for first year startups and government employees, we are a major company, we can do better than this.


  6. "Not the best but there's worse places to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Current Employee - Engineer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kerry Foods full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Shifts suit my lifestyle, always something going on. People are generally friendly.

    Cons

    Boring, same problems every day. No training given, expected to learn from others who have not had any proper training either. No chance of progression, dead mans shoes. Us and them Culture workers v's management.

    Advice to Management

    Management refuse to train people and when they do they train the wrong people who then leave.


  7. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerry Foods full-time

    Pros

    Faced pace environment & no two days are the same
    Great opportunity to get involved in projects outside of the day job
    Great initiatives such as We Are Kerry Foods Day & Special Olympics events create a great atmosphere in the office & shows they are a company that cares about their employees and communities

    Cons

    Too busy with the day job to get involved in volunteering opportunities
    Work/life balance isn't always great

    Kerry Foods Response

    17 Aug 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Hello, many thanks for taking the time to write us a review and for your honest feedback. Wishing you the very best for the second half of 2018!

  8. "Great work culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Egham, England
    Current Employee - National Account Manager in Egham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerry Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great one team culture and encouraged wider cross functional working

    Cons

    Workload has increased yet demands and expectations have also increased

    Kerry Foods Response

    17 Aug 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and it's great to hear that you enjoy the working culture here. Wishing you all the best for the future!


  9. "Quantity over food hygiene"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worst place I've ever worked.

    Cons

    Just expect more and more from the same tyred equipment

    Advice to Management

    Invest in equipment


  10. "An inspiring company, coupled with great employees & leadership!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerry Foods full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    For me, my experience of working for Kerry Foods is nothing but a positive one.

    The people make this business such a delight to work here.

    Everyone here shares the same passion and truly wants to make our business a success. Employees who work here are approachable!

    Senior management are very visible e and approachable and they are very embedded into the business. Their doors are always open!

    No day is the same at Kerry Foods, you can chose to carve your career they way you want too. And get involved in as much or as little as you’d like too.

    Cons

    This business isn’t for everyone. Lots of employees or former employees refer to it as marmite, and it is. Its extremely fast paced (but hey, that’s not necessarily a con).

    Lots of projects, each team has lots of additional projects to deliver on top of their day to day jobs, so sometimes it can be a little tricky on the work/life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead in the way you are! Its working, it's a great place to work!

    Kerry Foods Response

    24 Jul 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Hi there, thank you so much for taking the time to write us a review and for giving us 5 stars. Thank you for all your hard work with us so far and wishing you a fantastic second half of 2018!


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