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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Fast paced. An exciting and dynamic business."
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...

"Be yourself and don't be afraid to show your personality. Research the company in..."

"The culture is really good. Senior management are amiable and keen to get to know..."

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

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

"Very competitive salary for a grad and lots of support elsewhere."

"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 graduate scheme is supported by the directors and you get excellent visibility..."

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

"There are always opportunities if you want them."

"The quality of work I have been assigned has varied across the two years. While I..."

"I get a lot of responsibility working and leading important projects as well as exposure..."

"Locations can be far out from city centres. Some graduates should therefore expect..."

"We introduced sliced bread to the UK!"

"Open and honest. Hardworking and fast paced."

"The commitment to employees, even beyond the graduate scheme, and the variety of..."

"I have received a lot of formal training from the company, both management training..."

"Even more exposure to other ABF businesses!"

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