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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Understanding and committed."
7.6 / 10
Offices & Dress
6.8 / 10
9.0 / 10
8.5 / 10
7.6 / 10
8.7 / 10


  • Various levels of flexi-time are available across the company so employees get a good work/life balance.
  • A very competitive salary that’s either in line with the industry or above it.
  • Employees feel that they can approach managers and other senior members of the team for advice.
  • A lot of responsibility and high-level work is available to employees from an early stage.


  • The graduate scheme is still being developed, which can lead to last minute changes for graduates.
  • As the offices are spread out, there can be a lot of travel time involved.
  • Administrative roles can lead to quite repetitive and dull tasks.
  • Due to the spread of work, some locations may not have many graduates.

What insiders say about...

"Use the STAR (Situation Task Action Result) approach for any question starting 'tell..."

"There's a high focus on individual achievement and taking ownership of your achievements..."

"Offices are generally good. There are no central London locations but most are within..."

"We have flexible working hours, which means I can work around the traffic on the..."

"Very attractive starting salary that's in line with the rest of the market. There's..."

"There's a really strong network with other graduates to discuss anything including..."

"Most interview questions are competency-based so be prepared to give examples for..."

"We're the first people to have our bread brand use the carbon trust logo."

"The relationships within the business are great across all levels. The directors..."

"There is a women's business forum, which is great for networking and many people..."

"The progression within the business is very good and, with all the companies in the..."

"Mine is quite an administrative role. A lot of processes need to be completed both..."

"Lots of responsibility in the roles you do. Opportunities to develop through training..."

"The graduate scheme is still relatively new (now in its eighth year) and is constantly..."


"Fair, appreciative, determined."

"It's a multinational company with well-known household brands."

"Training is a mixture of delivery and on the job. There's some formal training but..."

"All graduates should be part of a project when they start and this should run alongside..."

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