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Total Produce is an Irish fresh produce company. Their brands include Dole.

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Based on responses from 25 employees at Total Produce.

About jobs at Total Produce

Pay

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  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do Total Produce pay a living wage?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    36% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between January 2021 and January 2023.

    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 new Living Wage rates were announced on Thursday 22 September 2022.

    The rates are now £10.90 per hour, and £11.95 per hour in London.

    Employers are expected to implement the rise as soon as possible but by the latest 14 May 2023.

    On the 14 May 2023, employers’ Breakroom Rating will be updated to reflect this.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Bad
  • Most people are paid below market rates

    Do Total Produce pay market rates?

    Most people are paid less than average for their job.

    How we know this

    86% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Total Produce get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Total Produce pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    81% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 21 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

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

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

    How we know this

    93% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

Hours and flexibility

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  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Total Produce worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    100% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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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  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Total Produce workers get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    64% 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 December 2020 and January 2023.

    Why this matters

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

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  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Total Produce?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    42% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 19 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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 Total Produce managers change shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Total Produce?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    43% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and December 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

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  • Most parents say it’s bad

    Is working at Total Produce good if you’re a parent or carer?

    Most parents and carer say this is a bad place to work.

    How we know this

    70% of people who care for a child or other relative report this isn’t a good place to work.

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

    Why this matters

    Whether it’s looking after children or caring for a relative, a good job should support your responsibilities outside of work.

Workplace

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  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Total Produce feel treated with respect by their managers?

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

    How we know this

    61% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Total Produce get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    42% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Total Produce?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    61% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and December 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.

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  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Total Produce enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    47% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 17 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2021 and January 2023.

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  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Total Produce recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    79% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Total Produce?

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

    How we know this

    52% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Total Produce?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 88% 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 24 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Total Produce 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

    96% 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 23 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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.

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

    Do workers feel well informed about how Total Produce is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    95% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 22 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and January 2023.

    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 Total Produce ranks

Total Produce ranks joint 97th to work for out of food and drink producers.

  1. 97= Musgrave Marketplace
    4.6
  2. 97= Total Produce
    4.6
  3. 99 The Scottish Salmon Company
    4.5

Rankings are based on Breakroom Ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 27 March 2023.

Pay ranges at Total Produce

  1. £8.62–10.32 per hour

Total Produce job reviews

  • Best thing

    Hours guaranteed

    Worst thing

    It’s night hours

    6.0

    Total Produce Warehouse operative, February 2021

  • Best thing

    I'm my own boss to a point .I go at my own pace .

    Worst thing

    Work hours

    5.5

    Total Produce Delivery driver, February 2021

Handy to know

What contracts are people on?

20%
part time
80%
full time

Based on 10 Total Produce employees

How are people paid?

44%
by the hour
56%
an annual salary

Based on 25 Total Produce employees