ABM Catering

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ABM Catering is a fresh-food catering company.

abmcatering.co.uk

Based on responses from 12 employees at ABM Catering.

Pay

    Bad
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do ABM Catering pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    75% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Okay
  • Only some people are paid market rates

    Do ABM Catering pay market rates?

    Only some people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    40% of people are paid below the average pay for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do ABM Catering pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility

    Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at ABM Catering?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    40% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at ABM Catering feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at ABM Catering?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at ABM Catering enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    40% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2021 and July 2022.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at ABM Catering recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at ABM Catering?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    64% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at ABM Catering?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 73% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think ABM Catering head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how ABM Catering is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    91% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2021 and July 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How ABM Catering ranks

ABM Catering ranks joint 16th to work for out of caterers.

  1. 14= Harrison Catering
    5.8
  2. 16= ABM Catering
    5.7
  3. 16= CH&CO
    5.7

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 16 August 2022.

ABM Catering job reviews

  • Best thing

    Get to meet different people

    Worst thing

    Can be messy

    9.6

    ABM Catering Employee, October 2021

Handy to know

How are people paid?

75%
by the hour
25%
an annual salary

Based on 12 ABM Catering employees