Farmfoods Reviews

Updated 22 Jun 2020

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2.5
32%
Recommend to a Friend
49%
Approve of CEO
Farmfoods CEO Eric Herd (no image)
Eric Herd
60 Ratings
Pros
  • "15% staff discount, flexible hours, short shifts available(in 42 reviews)

  • "15% Discount, Good Colleagues, Good Bulk buy offers(in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • "Area managers pass false rotas to head office and breach working hours laws(in 25 reviews)

  • "Regular stock takes where you are bending over large freezers counting produce by hand (usually from 7-10pm)(in 20 reviews)

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  1. "Okay"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate 

    I worked at Farmfoods part-time

    Pros

    Weekly payment every Friday was good

    Cons

    Stock take very regular late evenings

  2. Helpful (1)

    "A different kind of company"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Gravesend, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Farmfoods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    15% discount Lots of autonomy The ability to manage individual performance to the minor detail is given right to you. Active senior managment roster which accept feedback no matter when or what is given, there is no red tape on who you can or cannot / should or should not contact. No space plans issued from unskilled non practical office staff

    Cons

    Long hours, majority over contract and unpaid. Salary compared to others in the market is not the best for the workload. Workload for 1 person is at least 3 times the compliment. Too manystocktakes following outdated inventory control system that creates huge losses on paper but are only not present due to the lack of technology apllied by the company. The audit profile is designed to mark a purpose built store, older branches in rented properties or in shopping centres will obtain awful scores due to extremely improbable logistical expectations. Audits are agressive and do not resolve anything or highlight the bigger picture * - local demographic ect...

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  3. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth the stress"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Service in Ilford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Farmfoods part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice co-workers to work with

    Cons

    bad management team, not helpful

  4. Helpful (1)

    "Long way from a 'Modern Employer'"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Retail Assistant in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Farmfoods part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    15% staff discount, flexible hours, short shifts available.

    Cons

    Not a 'Living Wage' employer, unequal pay for under 21s, frequently do unpaid hours

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "DO NOT work there"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail in Hull, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Farmfoods part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Some nice staff who support each other.

    Cons

    Terrible management system and extremely unsafe environment.

  6. "None"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Porth, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Farmfoods part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Due to circumstances need job

    Cons

    Meeting people and keeping busy

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Graduate Scheme MDP"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Academic in Leeds, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Farmfoods full-time

    Pros

    The odd one on 100 are nice 15% discount

    Cons

    Upper management are awful (areas and divisional) No support Hours changed at last minute Above 45 contracted hours per week The culture and “values” that they drum into you are the words- reminds me of the book 1984

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    "Don’t work for farmfoods"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Farmfoods full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    No other management present in store when you’re there, can lounge and do what you want to a degree

    Cons

    Everything else? Extremely heavy workload, two people in the shop per day, huge deliveries, you’re expected to get everything done within a day whether it be a 7 hour day or a 14 hour day it’s the same workload for you. Area managers are present often, never have anything good to say always negative

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  9. "Good experience"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Shop Assistant in Salford, North West England, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Farmfoods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Busy manger location wage uniforms

    Cons

    Bad security bad day at

  10. Helpful (1)

    "="

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Warehouse Worker in Shotts, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Farmfoods full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    decent entry level for min wage

    Cons

    work/life balance, low wage

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