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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Associated British Foods

8.4 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 15 ratings in 2016)
"Open and honest. Hardworking and fast paced."
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...."

"It's a very friendly learning environment with quite a flat hierarchy."

"The offices are really nice. They're a little out of the way but that is to be expected..."

"My contracted hours are 37.5 per week but in reality it's more like 50. This is not..."

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

"Mobile phone, pension, health care, work from home and a cycle to work scheme. Also,..."

"There was a case study with a presentation following it, two team exercises, a situational..."

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

"Although it's fairly early stages at present, graduates ahead of me have progressed..."

"I work with the national account manager on UK retailer accounts. This means real..."

"Real responsibility and flexibility with working hours."

"There can be lots of travelling and the work can be high pressure."

"We introduced sliced bread to the UK!"

"Fair, appreciative, determined."

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

"There are lots of training opportunities both at graduate level, sales level and..."

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

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