Managers are rude Managers do not listen When there is an audit the factory goes into meltdown and runs only a few lines No way of career progression Good people leave (according to management that's a good thing)
PICKER (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 21 March 2019
I was there working from an agency, i was doing work that was paid 14-15 pounds /h and i was receiving just 7.83, i consider this kind of working from an agency a modern slavery. overall im done with it now
2 h break, safe place to work
Loads of Managers, Working as an agency worker, everyone in there who work with a contract on arla thinks it`s you`re boss
Production Machine Operative (Former Employee) – Ashby-De-La-Zouch – 10 March 2019
I enjoyed my twenty years at Arla foods. I made many friends and developed a range of machinery management skills. The workplace culture was fun and everybody worked well as a team, as well as individually.
Line Manager (Former Employee) – Leeda – 24 February 2019
I worked here for over 12 years, at the beginning it was great. As the years went on it just got harder .work life balance not good as you do 2 day and 2 nights so you don't really get adjusted. If you have time off sick your bombarded with phone calls asking when your coming back. I had time off with mental health issues , my site manager told me to take my time and be in good shape when I went back . I was sacked on return for absence . The management are horrible and now they are all leaving for new jobs after being here years . If your a brown miser you'll do well
Appauling place to work, only upside is the salary and even that isn't great considering the hours you work. In one week you end up working 72 hours Friday to Friday. Medievil continental shift pattern. 12 hour shifts on xmas day and that's just the start. Management completely clueless stating there is enough work for 25 years and now face the prospect of loosing jobs. Huge bullying/blame culture and the managers all appear to be buddies from their "clarks days".....they get away with swearing and intimidating staff regularly.
DO NOT WORK HERE!
people promised to be moved up the pay scaled with skills learned which NEVER HAPPENED!!
they employ animals. Someone actually soiled themselves on the factory floor and he still kept his job. (this is a place that makes food)
AVOID AT ALL COSTS! foreign workers steadily out numbering local staff.
I worked 3 on 3 off shifts alternate days and nights for 10 years working across all areas of the warehousing department ranging from dry goods department which includes providing packaging for the production lines to finished goods and goods in.
Training & Development Manager (Current Employee) – oswestry – 18 December 2018
great place to work, always changing. canteen is good, work life balance is good. great pension benefits. Employees get a uniform. Lots of days holidays but only closes on xmas day, boxing day and newsy years day. Open all bank holidays
Category Director (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 8 December 2018
emails meetings catch ups workshops customer meetings strong team = success approachable and good communication open honest and fun managing the needs of the different stakeholders being able to get on and do it
Leading Hand (Former Employee) – Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire – 17 September 2018
Awful attitude of managers and depressing company to work for . Impossible to get a straight answer from anyone with any responsibility . Complete in ability to take on new ideas and a bullying culture. Over all a dire place to work with a depressed and domineered work force Lack of ability from managers who should’ve moved on years ago. Somenone high up in the company should take hold of the place and see the problems.
Not the worst workplace but the environment was very much process driven. The managers are willing to step in and help when needed but not a regular occurrence. Overall not the best but not the worst place to work.
Planner (Former Employee) – Aylesbury – 29 May 2018
The shift pattern was the most bizarre I have ever heard of and the result was that every 2-3 days you had to change your body clock so we all were exhausted. Really stressful environment and the management wasn't providing adequate support.
Dispatch Operative (Former Employee) – Aylesbury – 26 April 2018
The job had a very strange cycle where you would have to work during the day and overnight. They only had a day or two between days and night shifts so it became very hard to adjust to the changes. I also lost all connections to my social life as I had to sleep and work a lot of the time.