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Insider reviews

Get the inside buzz from graduates at Associated British Foods

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2019)
"Open, supportive and honest."
8.1 / 10
Offices & Dress
7.3 / 10
8.8 / 10
8.2 / 10
7.3 / 10
9.3 / 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.


  • While the salary is good, progression is seen as slow.
  • The offices are spread out and some of the locations are unpopular.
  • The large intake can mean there is a lot of competition for roles.
  • 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...."

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"It's a great starting wage."

"Free fruit, pension, private medical, bonus structure, free dinners, cooking classes...."

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

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"Challenging work with the opportunity to progress early in your career. Exposure..."

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"There's a lot of talent in the same pool so career progression can put people in..."

"We supply over 72% of all semolina used for chicken nugget coating in Europe out..."

"Understanding and committed."

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