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Get the inside buzz from graduates at Associated British Foods

8.7 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 10 ratings in 2019)
"Fair, appreciative, determined."
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.

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"Variety of work, involvement in projects at the highest level of business, exposure..."

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

"ABF has operations in over 48 countries around the world."

"Flexible, friendly and caring."

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