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8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Flexible, friendly and caring."
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...

"Excellent application process. It's open and efficient and you're not left for long..."

"A friendly atmosphere where everyone is really welcoming. There is socialising among..."

"The locations are often near factories or quite a bit outside of London. We do have..."

"I work flexi hours meaning I don't have to always be in 9.00 am to 5.00 pm every..."

"It's an excellent salary plus a welcome bonus."

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

"I meet with my senior manager regularly and present each placement I do to the supply..."

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

"There are always opportunities if you want them."

"Real roles. You are not just in a role that has been created for you – it is a..."

"Real responsibility and flexibility with working hours."

"Doing short placements in different departments means I'm mainly on project work..."

"Not many people know that ABF own Primark."

"Open and honest. Hardworking and fast paced."

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

"Training is there if you want it. If you push for something you will get it."

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

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