ABP Food Group

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ABP Food Group are a food processor. They specialise in beef and lamb.

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Based on responses from 12 employees at ABP Food Group.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do ABP Food Group pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    92% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 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.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at ABP Food Group do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    82% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get paid breaks

    Do workers at ABP Food Group get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get sick pay

    Do ABP Food Group pay sick pay?

    Sometimes. Only some people get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 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

    Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do ABP Food Group managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at ABP Food Group?

    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 November 2020 and May 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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get any choice of shifts

    Do ABP Food Group workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    82% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at ABP Food Group get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    36% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

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

    Do people think ABP Food Group 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

    83% 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 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 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 get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at ABP Food Group?

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

    How we know this

    70% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 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 are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at ABP Food Group?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    75% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 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.

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

    Are people given support to progress at ABP Food Group?

    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 November 2020 and June 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
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at ABP Food Group recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t feel treated with respect

    Do people at ABP Food Group feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between November 2020 and June 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.

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

    Do workers feel well informed about how ABP Food Group 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 November 2020 and June 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 ABP Food Group ranks

ABP Food Group ranks 44th to work for out of food and drink producers.

  1. 43 Branston
    5.7
  2. 44 ABP Food Group
    5.6
  3. 45 Pilgrim’s UK
    5.5

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 1 July 2022.

ABP Food Group job reviews

  • Best thing

    You got to have really good friends among workers

    Worst thing

    Stress, being understaffed, not having enough time to complete the tasks and higher management are really awful

    5.5

    ABP Food Group Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    not to far to travel

    Worst thing

    not being accepted as a team member

    3.2

    ABP Food Group Employee, March 2022

Handy to know

How are people paid?

75%
by the hour
25%
an annual salary

Based on 12 ABP Food Group employees