Production operative at Bakkavor

People in this role may also be known as factory production operatives or line operator.

11 workers in this role at Bakkavor have taken the survey.

How much does Bakkavor pay production operatives?

Production operative at Bakkavor
£9.22–11.42
Typical range
£8.72–16.00

Production operative employees at Bakkavor are typically paid £9.22–11.42 an hour, based on data from 11 employees.

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What is management like for production operative employees at Bakkavor?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do production operatives think Bakkavor 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

    82% 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 11 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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do production operatives at Bakkavor feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    50% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Set rotation which never changes,good team work,all managers are approachable and holidays

    Worst thing

    Cold

    8.9

    Team leader hygiene, January 2021

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What are the hours like for production operative employees at Bakkavor?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do production operatives get of their shift pattern at Bakkavor?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 9% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 9% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 82% 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.

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do production operatives at Bakkavor get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 10 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for production operatives to book a holiday at Bakkavor?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    56% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 9 job reviews

    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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for production operatives to take sick leave at Bakkavor?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    64% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

  • People get proper breaks

    Do production operatives at Bakkavor get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    70% 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do production operatives at Bakkavor worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    73% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 11 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.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Bakkavor managers change production operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    91% 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do production operatives at Bakkavor 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.

What is career progression like for production operatives at Bakkavor?

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  • No career progression

    Are production operatives given support to progress at Bakkavor?

    People aren’t given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 82% 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 information from 11 job reviews

    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.

Not great
  • Not enough training

    Do production operatives get enough training when they start at Bakkavor?

    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.

Latest reviews from production operatives at Bakkavor

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  • Best thing

    Team values

    Worst thing

    Poor supervision, disregard for health and safety as required by law, very little management awareness and involvement on the front line

    4.0

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    4 days off.

    Worst thing

    Night shift

    6.6

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    4 days on 4 days off

    Worst thing

    Long hours, repetitive tasks, treated like idiots.

    4.5

    Production operative, January 2021

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How Bakkavor ranks

Bakkavor ranks 18th to work for in factory production operative employers

  1. 17 Greencore
    6.3
  2. 18 Bakkavor
    6.1
  3. 19= Cranswick
    6.0