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Addo Foods

What it’s like working at Addo Foods

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do people think Addo Foods head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    90% 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 information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Addo Foods get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    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.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Addo Foods is doing?

    People don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing

    How we know this

    80% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Not great
  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do Addo Foods workers get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    73% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

  • Not enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Addo Foods?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    55% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    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.

  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Addo Foods?

    Most people feel stressed here

    How we know this

    60% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Addo Foods recommend working with their team?

    Only some 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 information from 11 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Addo Foods managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    100% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    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.

  • People are paid enough to live on

    Do Addo Foods pay enough to live on?

    People are paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    80% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid minimum wage

    Do Addo Foods pay minimum wage?

    Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage

    How we know this

    91% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Addo Foods get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Addo Foods?

    People get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 0% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 36% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 64% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Addo Foods do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    No. 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 information from 11 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do workers at Addo Foods worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    80% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

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How Addo Foods ranks

Addo Foods ranks 25th to work for in food and drink producer employers

  1. 22= Quorn Foods
    6.4
  2. 25 Addo Foods
    6.3
  3. 26 Greencore
    6.2

Addo Foods job reviews

  • Best thing

    It used to be a good place to work but new shifts are now a pain

    Worst thing

    12 hour shifts, unpaid breaks

    6.8

    Addo Foods Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The team I work with

    Worst thing

    Higher management

    7.5

    Addo Foods Employee, January 2021

About

Addo Foods is a food producer. They specialise in chilled savoury pastries.

addofoodgroup.com

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

36%
4+ weeks
64%
fixed rota

Based on 11 Addo Foods employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 91% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 11 Addo Foods employees

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