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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Fair, appreciative, determined."
Culture
7.6 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
6.8 / 10
 
Hours
9.0 / 10
 
Salary
8.5 / 10
 
 
Diversity
7.6 / 10
 
 
Training
8.7 / 10
 

Pros

  • 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.

Cons

  • 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...

"Get to know yourself and what you are looking for and just be honest on your CV...."

"Flexible working hours, friendly colleagues and a supportive atmosphere. There's..."

"I work in factory offices so they vary greatly across sites. Dress code can be anything..."

"Very flexible working hours as the focus is on output instead. Summer working hours..."

"It's a great starting wage."

"Discounts at a wide variety of retailers."

"Why do you want to work in FMCG? Why sales? Can you demonstrate how you have been..."

"We have plenty of recycling bins around and there is a cycle to work scheme. I'm..."

"Management tend to be very accessible right to the top and are fairly honest and..."

"There seems to be a mixture of male and female, although some functions are dominated..."

"With options across all of the company businesses, promotion opportunities are out..."

"I've been given good levels of responsibility and variety throughout the scheme and..."

"The level of exposure and opportunities across the businesses."

"The fast paced nature of the business can sometimes leave you very little time to..."

"There are more loaves of bread in households across the UK than rolls of toilet roll...."

"Fast paced, ever-changing, good people."

"I wanted a scheme with lots of development opportunities. The practical, hands on,..."

"We've had training on selling, time management, understanding working styles and..."

"Have more offices in London."

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