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Tate & Lyle Reviews

Updated 21 Jun 2019

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3.8
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Nick Hampton
18 Ratings
Pros
  • "There are some good people working very hard wanting to make a difference(in 17 reviews)

  • "Great work being done by great people to make a difference in the world(in 15 reviews)

Cons
  • "Processes need to be revamped in order to strike work-life balance(in 11 reviews)

  • "Long hours could work all the holidays(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "1 year working at Tate & Lyle in London"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Relationship Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    As an employee, I am empowered to make a difference. Great life-balance. Employees are respectful of each other.

    Cons

    IT function spread across 2 Head-Quarters in London and the US.

    Tate & Lyle2018-05-11
  2. "Good environment, terrible processes"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tate & Lyle full-time

    Pros

    Good environment to work, a lot of flexibility that offers very good life work balance.

    Cons

    Processes are terrible and really burocratic. Benefits are very little in comparison with the market rate.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving processes and getting rid of people who is not interested on improving.

    Tate & Lyle2019-06-15
  3. "Trying to improve but failing"

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

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, safety culture, good bonus

    Cons

    Stressful, tendency to micromanage, disguised culture of fear

    Advice to Management

    Things have improved since the days of the very high staff turnover a few years ago but I think you under estimate how much further work is needed before employees can feel truly relaxed working there. There’s still an element of fear that is exhausting.

    Tate & Lyle2019-04-15
  4. "Nice environment and people, a bit too soft and slow"

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    Current Employee - Finance Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good environment, people are relaxed and generally happy.

    Cons

    Slow and chaotic decision making processes. Frustratingly reluctant to change.

    Advice to Management

    The commercial team is too inexperienced and still carry a commodity mentality to the specialty world that does not help them succeed.

    Tate & Lyle2019-01-23
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Tate and Lyle we're very fair. Provided little room for graduate growth. Their top down management system is outdated."

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Tate & Lyle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Experience. And the chance to engage in a large modern... but historic company.

    Cons

    Management. Top down management with some lack of transparency.

    Advice to Management

    Allow multiple staff to manage employee progress. Top down systems can lead to autocracy.

    Tate & Lyle2019-01-28
  6. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Machine Operator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Learning new mechanical skills Get the forklift license for free

    Cons

    Company has been bought by American group Some of the benefits gone.

    Advice to Management

    They should look more to promote people .

    Tate & Lyle2018-12-24

    Tate & Lyle Response

    January 28, 2019Brand and Communications Manager

    Thanks for contributing your review with the Glassdoor community. It sounds like you may be referring to Tate & Lyle Sugars, not Tate & Lyle PLC. Tate & Lyle PLC (us) sold its European Sugars business in 2010 - including the UK Tate & Lyle consumer sugar brand and ...

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  7. "Finance Manager"

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    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, not too corporate

    Cons

    Systems, processes, ways of working, layers of mgmt,

    Advice to Management

    Give teams and staff some extra resource to help drive process changes and simplicity, rather than expecting it to magically happen....

    Tate & Lyle2018-11-20
  8. "Very old fashioned way of working"

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

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time

    Pros

    Good life-work balance. Culture changing towards better with new CEO.

    Cons

    No opportunities to grow. It is more of a culture of covering up, cutting corners as opposed to doing it right.

    Tate & Lyle2018-11-10
  9. "Fair Organisation"

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    Former Employee - Director of Operations in Mold, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tate & Lyle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Contracted hours, Great rewards, Fair pay

    Cons

    Managment can be a little disorganised, in Food systems side anyway

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on unity through all sites

    Tate & Lyle2018-05-16
  10. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tate & Lyle full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learning & Development is strong Great middle management and a few senior leaders Ability to be flexible with work location Strong sense of purpose

    Cons

    Confusing performance calendar and cycle - linked into Financial year which makes it challenging to review a full performance year

    Advice to Management

    Keep the focus on developing the sense of purpose, allow the learning & development functions to continue to deliver great opportunities for staff.

    Tate & Lyle2018-01-11
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