Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) – Stevenage – 19 January 2018
working 4 on and 4 off with good pay is great ...but the high level managment are ruining the company and making the 12hr working day a nightmare by running the bread plants into the ground causing breakdowns and more work
HGV Class 2 Driver (Current Employee) – Lincoln, Lincolnshire – 2 January 2018
From the moment I walked in the door I was made to feel really welcome. Every single person I've met has been really friendly and helped me out. I got my job through the agency on a temp to Perm basis and I had only just passed my test. They sent me out with other drivers and on my own in a company car to review the route I was going to be taking on. There was no being thrown in at the deep end and every effort was made to look after me. I feel really lucky to have found such a nice place to work. The pay is good for the area and although the starts are early (2am for me) I am used to the hours as I was a Baker before this job. Full PPE is provided once you get taken on permanently and the vehicles are very well maintained by a brilliant VMU. Management are approachable and open to suggestions. My route used to start at 3am but I asked for an earlier window and was granted it as they realised it made sense. Didn't matter that I was a newbie driver they still listened. If you get a chance to work here, take it.
Good pay, good managers, friendly environment, good hours, cheap bread.
Driver (Former Employee) – Tilbury, Essex – 12 December 2017
I worked for the milling side of this company as a class1 bulk tanker driver out of tilbury, disgusting people to work for, lying bullying managers, you have been warned, don't go there large turnover of drivers,
Bakery Operative (Former Employee) – Stoke-on-Trent – 7 June 2017
Treated like rubbish. The management never stick to what they say. I would not recommend this job to anyone. I worked at the liverpool road site in newcastle under lyme. The good pay isnt worth what you have to put up with. If youve got 7 pairs of hands then this is the job for you as they want you doing everything at once. Dont get a thank you or anything when you work your socks off. Avoid this job at all costs. Shocking company.
Customer service department (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 1 June 2017
When I worked at Allied bakeries I worked in nearly all departments from finance department to customer services. I improved my skills in all departments and I learned how important it is to work in a team to reach your targets
Machine Operator (Former Employee) – Bootle – 5 April 2017
As a multi-million pound company, on the back of an umbrella company, it fathoms belief that the factory is of the same century as this one. The one shining feature, which unfortunately is exploited by management and head office, is the people. Of the ones who work their way up the ladder to management positions vs those who walk into the job from outside and graduate schemes, there is a notable difference. One manages to ensure the best of everything and supports their teams, the other sees an opportunity to progress and thus allows others to carry them onward. The sad truth is that there are many who obtain higher positions by exploiting their staff and reaping the rewards. In my time working with the company there was a distinct divide between those who worked in the offices and those who worked on the lines, with many of the HR staff completely clueless and lacking interpersonal skills beyond what was provided to them in the manual. Similarly the new managers which are on a fast track to a great salary, have no idea what they're doing, and noticeably so from an internal perspective. In my experience it was often the second in command, the deputies, who did most of the work and the shift managers who reaped the benefits. The idea instilled in all who work from the bottom is that there is recognition for hard labour, though unfortunately, beyond the words this is rarely proven and more often those in charge are sourced elsewhere. I saw many family men and women fighting for small opportunities after years in the company, only to be beaten by a post graduate with no experiencemore... whatsoever. Managers from all departments will look out for each other, so it is wise to be wary of them and keep your head down. The divide between HR and line staff, ironically, is that the HR tend to look upon the line staff as lesser or with pity. Thus communication between the two can involve a lot of condescension and patronising. The occasional training meeting, a rare time when both sides meet, is a particularly interesting one for this kind of behaviour.less
Union, better than average living wage, job security, 4 days holiday will amount to 12 as 4 on 4 off shift pattern.
life/work balance is poor, management is exploitative, poor development system in place, outdated facilities, hard going for sleeping patterns-as any other shift work
Bakery Operative (Current Employee) – Belfast, County Antrim – 23 March 2017
Terrible place to work !!!!people are only numbers treated like rubbish .company no following their own procedures just when it's sweets them.Alan Brown production manager treat people like rubbish just because hi think is better than everyone else. Terrible place to work. Not recommend to anyone
Manufacturing Technician (Current Employee) – West Bromwich, West Midlands – 25 November 2016
The job is secure and a good job if you are happy to stay in the same position and just plod along. if you want to progress its not so good. The hours are ok and the four days off is nice the salary is also good
Territory Sales Manager (Former Employee) – Field Sales – 2 November 2016
Senior management offered no direction and we all did our own things hence we all were made redundant as there was no focus and no way of measuring results, if used effectively as a team we could have really made a difference. Promotion was never an option as Grads were the way forward apparently. Commercial decisions were made which were disasters but were always covered up by senior management. "Allied" a company with no direction.
General Assistant (Former Employee) – Ealing Broadway Station – 19 September 2016
I worked within a local café to ensure that delicious baguettes were made and customers were served in a friendly and approachable manner, and ensured that all areas of the shop were kept clean, tidy and hygienic. I wash up various pieces of equipment, cleared tables as required and, sterilised tables and chairs weekly, I replenished condiments, prepared a range of baguettes ensuring that all baguettes were prepared in accordance with the companies recipes and standards. I prepared all food in accordance to food hygiene regulations and ensured that ingredients were stored in accordance with use by dates. I enjoyed working with my co-workers whowere cheerful and always helpful