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Not bad
Factory Worker - Blue Arrow Agency (Former Employee) –  Spalding1 February 2018
This job was not bad like most factories work work work faster faster faster but money is alway good when working in a factory.
You get was you get I guess
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Sacked after 3 weeks with no real explanation.
Production Operative (Former Employee) –  Ossett22 January 2018
I spent 3 weeks at Kerry Foods and after these 3 weeks I was laid off, being told it was due to hygeine issues, despite showering every morning/evening before work and always wearing PPE.
The managers seemed to pick and choose who did the better jobs and they did not seem to like me.
Pros
free butter
Cons
Won't be working there long
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Nice people hard workers
Receptionist (Through Agency) Contract Work (Former Employee) –  Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom12 January 2018
Didn't work their long was only for a forth night so it was difficult to really learn the people.

Made an awesome friend from those days that I still up to day have contact with.

There was a lot of different cultures they prepared ready made meals for Asda and other different shops right around the country.

Hardest part of the work was seeing people standing outside to hear if they got work or not... was a very busy factory.

Only worked half day for them so the afternoons was mine to do whatever i liked.
Pros
Got staff discount from the shop
Cons
Temporary work for 2 weeks
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Fun workplace
Cook (Current Employee) –  Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire18 December 2017
A good place to learn and grow which encourge you to get the best of you. Competitive people...workers and managers with the ambition to be the best. Free lunches and warm people.
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avoid
pallet stacker (Current Employee) –  Omagh, County Tyrone11 December 2017
work 12hrs shifts...Some weeks 1 day a week some times 4-5 shifts no job secuirty stacking pallets every 6/10 mins for 12 hrs 2 20mins breaks and one half hour...talking to no one
no training given told to build pallets then if wrong shouted at...
worked here for 4 mths no prospects until you do a year..after 48hrs you cant walk and back and elbows be sore. you cant enjoy the money as..when u get time off they keep ringing lookin you in as they cant keep staff... management are awful treat agency work ...should u complain they will give u no shifts,,, the gi group will tell u anything to get you in stay away at all costs prison would be better
Pros
hoping to getting sacked so i can get dole
Cons
all of above
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Good company
Food Process Technician (Current Employee) –  Ossett5 November 2017
Kerry foods is a good company to work for and their is alot of great people.
Id say management needs improvment as day to day work can be very busy and feel unorganised.
The money is okay (not great) for the weekly paid staff but if you are one of the salary employees the money can be rewarding.
Pros
shift allowance, lots of overtime, x2 and x1.5 overtime rates.
Cons
no bonuses, rotating shift patterns.
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The most enjoyable job I ever had
Administrator (Former Employee) –  Hyde, Greater Manchester6 October 2017
I also worked here via agency and was taught the job in a Transport office.

I checked tacographs when staff came here and also imputted the workload for each driver to various supermarkets.

I loved working here and was a pleasure to come to work. This also was a new role for me but give me great experience.

The role came to an end due to relocation.
Pros
A laugh a day and I loved working there
Cons
none
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Caring company
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Hyde Newton19 September 2017
Enjoyed my time at Kerry foods caring company and excellent company pension
13 weeks payed sick per rolling year
Opportunities to progress further in your career
Health and safety at a high level
Pros
Free breakfast/ lunch when targets met
Cons
Long 14 days
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Productive
Werehouse operative (Current Employee) –  Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire10 September 2017
It's fun and a easy job.
A good job to get started.
Nice personal.
You can grow very fast if you are interested.
You have a lot of facilities that company provide .
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No prospects
assistant (Former Employee) –  Hyde, Greater Manchester21 August 2017
Only will employ agency and will not take anybody on full time. Lots of good people work there put down by inadequate management and higher up bosses who don't really take any care in their employees, bringing cuts after cuts.
Pros
breaks
Cons
job security
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The factory floors r freezing as it is chil food it has to b cold
Production Operative (Former Employee) –  Kerry foods26 July 2017
When u work at kerry foods u r always cold as it is pretty pack everything has to b weighted they is no canteen on site so don't forget to make ur bate
Pros
Sum times if isa new line we can sample the goods
Cons
Yes it is a long day
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Very busy, high standards
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire17 July 2017
Overall a good company always willing to improve the workforce. They enforce the standards put in place and try to make it the best workplace for their employee
Pros
High standard of work
Cons
High turn over of staff
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Fast hard processing
Team leader/quality control (Former Employee) –  Burton-On-Trent6 July 2017
Kerry foods produce high volumes of ready meals for major retail outlets. It is a very labour intensive process made worse by everything being made and delivered "just in time"
Pros
Subsidised canteen and staff shop
Cons
Labour intensive
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Productive, Fun
Delivery Driver (Current Employee) –  North West5 July 2017
Good company if you put the hours in.
Delivering to hospitals, airports, train stations.
Work takes you to various locations around your area of the country.
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Good place
Team Leader (Former Employee) –  Tenbury19 May 2017
As I remember was a good place to work, no pressure, friendly people and managers.

The thing i do not like it was to far to go to work.. 40-50 minutes from Worcester. Other thing most of the crew is a local people who is living in Tenbury and they over 50-60 years old. So for young person is too boring there.
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productive work place
Picker/Packer (Former Employee) –  Durham, Durham19 May 2017
a place where community spirit was better than average and production standards was considered top priority. the wages were decent and perks were good.
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Close knit, long serving workforce
Team Leader (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester18 May 2017
A good place to work with a very progressive management system and culture. Kerry Foods recognise and encourage ambition and have a comprehensive training and learning suite
Pros
Close knit, friendly.
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Food operative
Food Operative (Former Employee) –  Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire26 April 2017
It was fun working at kerry foods different people from different back grounds and nationalities with different religions come together to work as a team.in any work place there are some positive and negative people but if spend 12hrs together most of the time you became a family.They sell cheap food at the canteen,Most of the managers were ok.But some places were just too cold to work.I do learned a lot from working there it was a good experience.
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Good place to work
Food Production Operative (Former Employee) –  Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire26 April 2017
Good job just need to offer 8 hour jobs aswell for better chance at more people lasting the job very clean work enviroment very good team leaders also have a staff shop thats good
Pros
Not a bad wage
Cons
Long hours
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Productive place.
Food operative (Former Employee) –  Burton-On-Trent21 March 2017
A good place with a good atmosphere. Fast paced but you develop a good understanding with the team on your line to get the best out of every individual.
Pros
Canteen
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