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Farmfoods is a supermarket chain. They specialise in frozen food.

farmfoods.co.uk

Farmfoods job reviews

Showing 56 reviews

  • Best thing

    -Amazing team in store
    -Good staff discount perk
    -Friendly customers
    -Shifts go quickly

    Worst thing

    -Lack of trust from higher management
    -Short staffing; there is a constant battle to get an endless list of jobs done
    -No sick pay
    -Long hours, with little/no opportunity to take a proper break

    1.7

    Farmfoods Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    The team I work with, the 15% off

    Worst thing

    Stock takes constantly, hard to get covered while sick, not enough staff

    3.9

    Farmfoods Employee, June 2022

  • Best thing

    Farmfoods is a relatively small retailer in comparison to its competitors, which means progressing in the business is pretty easy as long as you work hard. Other benefits of working for Farmfoods are the amazing and loyal staff, consistently working extremely hard to make shifts run smoothly. The 15% discount isn’t bad either.

    Worst thing

    Shifts vary a lot per week, meaning it can be hard to alter your personal body clock to meet the needs of the business. Some weeks I will do 4 open shifts, and other weeks I’ll just do close shifts. The business don’t tend to listen to their staff and make decisions that none of us really appreciate or understand and this leads to a lot of annoyance. Prices are also rising and the 15% discount essentially brings prices down to their original prices about three weeks ago. This should be considered when prices rise imo.

    4.2

    Farmfoods Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Staff, flexible hours

    Worst thing

    Not enough staff, money, not getting paid for any extra work, not getting any extra for working bank Holidays

    5.5

    Farmfoods Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    Get left alone

    Worst thing

    Old equipment and vehicles

    9.4

    Farmfoods Employee, May 2022

  • Worst thing

    The ignoring of employment law.

    1.1

    Farmfoods Employee, February 2022

  • Worst thing

    Management doesn’t know what they are doing I was expected to work 6am till 9pm on stock count which is every 3 weeks getting payed 6.66 an hour to do all defrosts each morning and taking them out at night dealing with rude customers putting out the 6 or 7 pallets of delivery while working tills and getting shouted at for not putting it out quick enough when I have been stuck on till for 20 mins serving customers everyone talks crap about each other and then are friendly when they see each other again the management sit in the back all day and do nothing don’t know how to manage a team properly getting payed under minimum wage and expected to do the most

    1.5

    Farmfoods Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    15% off discount and my colleagues

    Worst thing

    A lot, not getting your break on time or not getting it at all. Always having to pick up after other people. Constantly on your feet etc

    3.9

    Farmfoods Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Cheap products available at staff discount

    Worst thing

    Absolutely ridiculous rates of pay
    Overworked, never enough people, nobody lasts long

    1.0

    Farmfoods Employee, February 2022

  • Worst thing

    Everything else, over worked, understaffed, expect you to be the only one serving on the till as well as tidying, facing up, deep cleaning, date checking, chasing shop lifters.
    Management don't understand, don't care. If you don't want mental health issue, stay away from working here.

    1.1

    Farmfoods Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Happy environment, great work colleagues

    8.4

    Farmfoods Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    15% discount

    Worst thing

    HEAVY workload, lazy management, no security. Tri weekly stock takes

    1.2

    Farmfoods Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    Team I work with ,weekly pay and discount

    Worst thing

    Less staff , sometimes don’t get a break , dealing wiv shoplifters ,

    4.1

    Farmfoods Employee, January 2022

  • Worst thing

    It's just awful, understaffed,high sickness and disengagement. Threatened by area and regional manager.
    Not enough staff to cover breaks.
    Expected to stop shoplifters
    Management have zero clue about anything other than how to make crisps and super noodles stand straight on a shelf.
    Unrealistic expectations
    Unachievable expectations
    High stress,low wages.
    Easy job made hard by idiots

    1.1

    Farmfoods Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    My supervisor

    Worst thing

    Not treated with respect

    1.6

    Farmfoods Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Leaving after my shift

    Worst thing

    Constant bullying, changes to shift without being asked, injury at work and all the cared about was if I could come back in to work

    1.0

    Farmfoods Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    discounts

    Worst thing

    pay
    understaffed
    unpayed breaks
    some times don’t get breaks

    3.0

    Farmfoods Employee, December 2021

  • Worst thing

    staying later than scheduled
    changes to rota
    weird customers
    if you’re ill you’re expected to keep working
    if you go home from illness you’re shunned

    1.2

    Farmfoods Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Serving Customers

    Worst thing

    Challenging shop lifters

    9.0

    Farmfoods Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Money

    Worst thing

    Too many stocktakes Boring

    3.9

    Farmfoods Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    discount

    Worst thing

    over order not enough room put stock out having stand while on till not having enough staff all time cut hours or have 1 one 1 at busy times stock counts very oftern no security list goes on

    2.1

    Farmfoods Employee, August 2021

  • Worst thing

    The company needs serious modernization.
    Lack of staff. Overworked. Far too many problems to list. If they focused on staff happiness half as much as customer satisfaction they could be an amazing company.

    1.7

    Farmfoods Employee, July 2021

  • Worst thing

    Delivery turning up late not enough staff

    3.7

    Farmfoods Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    no pressure for sales/budgets. just want a clean tidy store. good availability and friendly staff

    Worst thing

    5am deliveries/start time. ok when you get there, but a very early alarm clock

    8.7

    Farmfoods Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The discount

    Worst thing

    The having to juggle a staffs load of work all to yourself, Being forced to stay back every time for a extra hour or so of unpaid labour

    1.2

    Farmfoods Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with the people I like and not getting bossed about

    Worst thing

    Getting bossed about when no one else is

    4.3

    Farmfoods Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    The discount and low priced foods

    Worst thing

    Shifts can be changed hours before, never appreciated for hard work, 1 on 1 over worked and understaffed to save money when we need it

    3.0

    Farmfoods Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    the team i work with

    Worst thing

    lack of staff.every shift is just 2 man cover.stock takes every 2-3 weeks

    2.8

    Farmfoods Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The retail team I work with

    Worst thing

    No priorities
    Working after your rota’d time
    Guilt tripped into working on (even if it’s voluntary)
    Not caring about their staff

    1.6

    Farmfoods Retail assistant, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Good colleagues and good to talk to customers and meet new people

    Worst thing

    It’s demanding and sometimes very stressful

    7.1

    Farmfoods Sales assistant, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Full time employment

    Worst thing

    Inexperienced managers(and it shows)

    2.6

    Farmfoods Warehouse operative, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Overtime is always available if you need it. 15% discount and yearly bobus

    Worst thing

    Stressful for management. Higher management cut staffing and expect the same standards/tasks done with less bodies. No recognition for hardwork. Unrealistic audits. Lack of training and development. Unable to leave store on unpaid break ( that is on the rare occasion you can take one) Supervisors are expected to do the same job as Assistant managers/managers for a lot less pay. Long hours

    1.8

    Farmfoods Supervisor, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Co-workers,breaks and if it’s busy it goes quick

    Worst thing

    Manager, poor communication, lack of interest in some employees, lazy people

    5.5

    Farmfoods Retail Assistant, November 2020

  • Best thing

    15% staff discounts

    Worst thing

    alam call outs

    3.9

    Farmfoods Supervisor, September 2020

  • Best thing

    Customer service

    Worst thing

    Stocktakes long hours

    2.1

    Farmfoods Assistant manager, August 2020

  • Best thing

    paid every week

    Worst thing

    hourly rate could be better

    9.0

    Farmfoods Reach truck driver, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Shifts

    Worst thing

    Equipment. Workload. Other employee complaints.

    7.5

    Farmfoods Transport supervisor, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Interaction with customers

    Worst thing

    Certain people doing nothing everyone else picking up the slack

    3.2

    Farmfoods Store assistant, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff discount

    Worst thing

    The people running it at the top

    3.4

    Farmfoods Retail assistant, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff discount

    Worst thing

    Unpaid overtime long hours not appreciated by senior managers

    1.9

    Farmfoods Branch manager, June 2020

  • Best thing

    Saturdays off for now

    Worst thing

    Manegment skills severly lacking

    3.7

    Farmfoods Order picker, June 2020

  • Best thing

    team members

    Worst thing

    long shifts no staff to cover breaks

    3.2

    Farmfoods Manager, May 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff

    Worst thing

    Work load too much expected for poor wage

    4.5

    Farmfoods Supervisor, March 2020

  • Best thing

    Staff, customers, fairley easy shifts

    Worst thing

    Shift end times, stress of unscheduled visits from head office, audits,

    3.2

    Farmfoods Assistant manager, February 2020

  • Best thing

    15% food

    Worst thing

    Different start times

    4.8

    Farmfoods HGV driver, November 2019

  • Best thing

    Poeple I work with

    Worst thing

    Not being told about overtime

    8.0

    Farmfoods Warehouse operative, November 2019

  • Best thing

    The work, putting out stock

    Worst thing

    Upper Management

    1.6

    Farmfoods Retail assistant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    my team

    Worst thing

    the pay and hours

    1.8

    Farmfoods Branch manager, October 2019

  • Best thing

    Team work

    Worst thing

    Lifting and moving heavy things

    6.7

    Farmfoods Sales assistant, October 2019

  • Best thing

    Customers & team mates

    Worst thing

    Stocktaking

    8.7

    Farmfoods Cashier, October 2019