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Baxters is a food production company. They specialise in tinned goods and sauces.

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Based on responses from 11 employees at Baxters.

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Baxters pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 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.

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

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

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

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 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 Baxters get paid breaks?

    Sometimes. Only some people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    45% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and July 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.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Baxters?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    70% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 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.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Baxters managers change shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    90% 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 March 2020 and July 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.

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

    Do Baxters 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 March 2020 and July 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

    Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Baxters 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 data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and July 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Baxters?

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

    How we know this

    60% 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 March 2020 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Baxters is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    45% 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 March 2020 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.

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

    Do people think Baxters 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

    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 data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 and July 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 are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Baxters?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between March 2020 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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Baxters 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 March 2020 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.

How Baxters ranks

Baxters ranks joint 191st to work for out of manufacturers.

  1. 191= RS Components
    6.2
  2. 191= Baxters
    6.2
  3. 195= Addo Foods
    6.1

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 3 July 2022.

Baxters job reviews

  • Best thing

    It's secure during covid. And it means I can get out the house to work. Cheap soup and other things in the staff shop. It's close to where I live. The pay is fairly good.

    Worst thing

    No sleeping pattern, constantly changing unsociable shift hours, no access to the shifts I want, inadequate training, unsafe procedures in the work place. Intimidating colleagues. Way too much beauracracy. Flippant management decisions about which polices are more important to follow over other day to day.

    4.5

    Baxters Line technician, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Variety of tasks I have to perform

    Worst thing

    On demand all the time

    4.1

    Baxters Maintenance engineer, April 2021

Handy to know

How are people paid?

82%
by the hour
18%
an annual salary

Based on 11 Baxters employees