Associated British Foods (Grocery) Reviews

Employer: Associated British Foods (Grocery)
4.1
4.1/5 average employee rating (as reviewed by 115 people)

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates and apprentices working at Associated British Foods (Grocery) to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

9
4.5/5
Date added: 04th April 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Lots of variety, high level of responsibility, opportunity to work with some really important, prestigious customers. A real sense of progression and being part of ABF makes you feel part of something a lot wider than just one business.Having such a busy schedule means time-management is really key.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Voted Useful by 12 People
7.8
3.9/5
Date added: 31st March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Working with different people across different functions and driving objectives or projects. Manufacturing environment can get very tedious with the challenges faced daily i.e. machine breakdowns, but you have to push through.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Supply Chain Graduate
Team:
Supply chain/Operations
Voted Useful by 4 People
7.1
3.6/5
Date added: 29th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Good level of responsibility, really utilise their graduates as future leaders and want to develop and progress you throughout the business.Sometimes placement info and arrangements were quite last minute and this can be frustrating but also, just trust that your best interests are being thought about alongside the business needs.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Career: Supply Chain
Job Title::
Supply Chain Graduate
Team:
Supply Chain
Voted Useful by 6 People
8.6
4.3/5
Date added: 29th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Being a part of ABF gives you the scope to work in different grocery businesses all of which have their own identity and working cultures. Joining the graduate scheme allows you to experience this by taking on roles in different businesses, which is a really great opportunity to broaden your knowledge by experiencing different ways of working. The best thing about my current role is that no two days are the same, the work is interesting and varied, and I get to work with a variety of people across the broader team. The ABF Grocery locations are outside of London, so this is something to consider if you are wanting to live in London. However, the great thing with ABF is that there is a real work/life balance which includes being flexible on working location (depending on your function).
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Career: Sales
Job Title::
Shopper Marketing Manager
Team:
Sales
Voted Useful by 9 People
7.6
3.8/5
Date added: 29th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Most of the people are really friendly and supportive. You get a lot of responsibility from the start. You have a variety of roles/responsibilities. You gain a lot of commercial exposure straight away and have the opportunity to interact with different departments and businesses within ABF.The projects I have been given to work on aren't at first the most exciting and haven't had a strong link to my interests in CSR/sustainability. However, this isn't off the table. Very desk based. Very numbers based - can be a shock if you aren't used to using numbers (but you get used to it).
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Career: Supply Chain
Job Title::
Graduate Buyer
Team:
Procurement
Voted Useful by 8 People
8.6
4.3/5
Date added: 29th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Lots of opportunities and responsibility in various departments.You have to let go of projects that potentially have a few more miles in them to move onto the next placement.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Supply Chain Graduate
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 3 People
8.2
4.1/5
Date added: 27th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
This is a graduate scheme that gives you real responsibilities and the people working around you want to succeed. For some people location can be a negative factor. If your preferred place to live is London then you will have to commute to the head offices or factory depending on your role this however isn't an issue for me.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Marketing Graduate
Team:
Marketing
Voted Useful by 8 People
8.6
4.3/5
Date added: 27th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The level of support and training we receive.Complicated spreadsheets that don't work properly!
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Career: Supply Chain
Job Title::
Supply Chain Graduate
Team:
Logistics/Planning
Voted Useful by 6 People
9.6
4.8/5
Date added: 27th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Great work life balance, great culture, people and team spirit. Enjoyable and varied work, travel.The first couple of years can feel a little slow as you're champing at the bit to get on, but that might just be me!
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Customer Manager
Team:
Sales
Voted Useful by 9 People
8.8
4.4/5
Date added: 27th March 2017 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Real responsibilities yet fully supported.Quite a lot of travelling involved - to factory, agencies, training etc.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Marketing Graduate
Team:
Marketing
Voted Useful by 10 People