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Kerry Foods Reviews

Updated 14 March 2019
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Pros
  • "With 22 years' service I can honestly say that I've never been bored working for Kerry Foods" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Good employee benefits and healthy work life balance" (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Low wages for what was done, worked very long hours and not compensated for them in either time back or a payment" (in 3 reviews)

  • "Work/life balance isn't always great" (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Firstly, the company encourages End-to-end experience, which is learned via rotational placements. This is encouraged by the generous and supportive relocation agreements in place to help during said mobility. I also have to mention that a combination of experienced line managers and very thorough job learning, seem to lead to a breeding ground for success, which Is a key reason why the company had managed to perform so successfully in the current market.

    Cons

    Some of the sites are difficult to get to.

    Advice to Management

    The success stories of senior management whom have risen through the ranks of the company has been inspirational.
    Keep it up!


  2. "Industrial placement Laboratory technician"

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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

    I worked at Kerry Foods full-time

    Pros

    Small team that worked hard in order to fullfill the days work load

    Cons

    understaffed, underpaid, often required to do overtime

  3. "Good development & nice culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Wakefield, England
    Current Employee - Quality Assurance in Wakefield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good opportunity to develop & move roles

    Cons

    Salary increase for loyal employees poor, new starters given far more than people working over them. Also seems to have gender bias.

    Advice to Management

    Revise salaries


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Pin"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Group Leader
    Current Employee - Systems Group Leader
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Kerry Foods full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    excellent opportunity for development of individuals

    Cons

    complete Lack of prioritisation for tasks

    Advice to Management

    Prioritise


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Working at Kerry"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Egham, England
    Current Employee - Accountant in Egham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, nice office and location close to London. Lots of interesting work

    Cons

    They like to progress graduates and deglect hard working and talented experienced employees. Poor benefits package years behind competitiors

    Advice to Management

    Not to focus solely on graduates and to progress non grads so experienced employees stay. Competitive packages should be available e.g bonuses(not just for managers and above) salary sacrifice health assessments and buying and selling holidays.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Been Working At Kerry for 10 Months!"

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

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

    Pros

    Real People
    Challenging Business Situations with Strong Support and Sense of Urgency to fix/turnaround
    Strong Sense of Team
    "Can Do" Approach to Everything
    Quality of people

    Cons

    Lots of Stakeholders to keep happy so a bit of repetition
    Some departments find changing at pace difficult

    Advice to Management

    Give more trust and empowerment

    Kerry Foods Response

    9 Oct 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Hi there, thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review and for your honest feedback, we really do value all of your thoughts. Thank you for all of your hard work so far and wishing you a... More


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kerry Foods full-time

    Pros

    Bespoke training
    Strong values lived and breathed throughout the business

    Cons

    No negative feedback - great place to work

    Kerry Foods Response

    9 Oct 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Hi. Many thanks for taking the time to leave us a review and for your positive words. It's great to hear that you believe that the values are being lived throughout the business and that you enjoy... More

  8. Helpful (1)

    "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.

    Kerry Foods Response

    27 Sep 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we really value your feedback and wish you the best in your future career.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Kerry Foods - Attleboroug"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Attleborough, East of England, England
    Current Employee - Production Operator in Attleborough, East of England, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fellow employees were nice people

    Cons

    Very very Cold, long hours,

    Kerry Foods Response

    9 Oct 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Hi there. Many thanks for leaving us a review and so sorry to hear that you would only give us one star. Your health and well-being at work is really important to us; please speak to your on-site... More


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Don’t accept that offer!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.

    Kerry Foods Response

    9 Oct 2018 – Resourcing Lead

    Hi there. Many thanks for your feedback and sorry to hear that you had such a negative experience during your time with us. We will be sure to share this feedback with the management team at our... More