A.G. Barr
Happiness score is 56 out of 100
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About the company

  • CEO
    Roger A White
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  • Founded
  • Company size
    1,001 to 5,000
  • Revenue
    £75m to £365m (GBP)
  • Industry
    Food & Beverage Manufacturing
  • Link
    A.G. Barr website
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 66 reviews and is evolving.



Maintenance Engineer in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
on 27 April 2022
Good place to work if management will get better
Is a good place to work but people skills are missing almost totally, too many mistakes done from lower level up to top, we go with the flow, everywhere is tough.
Assistant Team Leader in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
on 17 February 2022
Place focused on the development of the staff. Priorities safety over efficiency. Good involvement from the factory floor staff.
Busy and fast paced environment. Minimum manual labour. Very automated factory. Huge scope for training/development for the staff and also area to progress and to be promoted. Positive cultural change within managerial department
Technical Operator in Milton Keynes
on 3 February 2022
No training at all
No training given left to run the line on my own after a week the management but don't listen and the pay is not worth working here give new starters a payrise but not the experienced ones
Technical Operator in Cumbernauld, North Lanarkshire
on 11 November 2021
An honest negative review of a once great place to work
A once great place to work destroyed by stagnant management and blatant promotion of family and mates. After 15 years of hard labour in the Cumbernauld manufacturing site I can provide an honest assessment of the factory but not the office as I haven’t worked there. If you are looking for a positive glowing report then look away now as this is an honest summary of a terrible working environment where management deliberately attempt to dehumanise staff through servitude.No diversity and inclusion Outdated culture of aggression and threats Senior management on eye watering wages for no talent or knowledge Human Resources and the company’s direction are as if it was still the 1980’s. It’s a pointless exercise raising any concerns or objections about management or productivity as it’s a closed shop and a brick wall when someone speaks out about the regime and their running of the factory. Managers here never leave for other jobs they only get promoted higher up the chain as they would be found out immediately at any other business and dismissed. The site can’t run without people doing overtime, unfortunately that’s the company’s business model which has led to a false sense of income where staff do so much overtime that they build their lifestyle around double their salary so their afraid to speak out about the aggressive management style and it’s my way or the high way style of leadership because they may lose their overtime and won’t be able to pay for their Range Rover Sport. Sadly, a huge number of talented staff have fled in the past 5 years to other FMCG companies not just because of the dehumanisation of staff by management and the failure by HR to acknowledge these issues, but because the business is stuck in the past and the salary and benefits are far less than competitors. Working now for another FMCG manufacturer shows me how right I am, about how badly Barrs Cumbernauld site is run. Managers run about threatening people because of their own failings and incompetence and are clueless in planning and understanding simple machinery errors and how to run the lines effectively. The Barr family should be ashamed of the way management treat their staff, but that will never change while they are so far removed from the reality of their management culture. Take a job here at your own risk – you have been warned of the true negative environment that it is !!
Technical Operator in Milton Keynes
on 22 September 2021
Used to be a great place to work
A few years ago the job and the culture were good.Now the only thing making it fun is co-workersSadly the company ethos has moved from advancing employees and promoting a fun place to work, to about making as much money as possible even if that means cutting staff hours to do it.Loads of staff leaving and the management can't see it's not purely about money.Due to the exodus there are very few fully trained members of staff meaning training is done by people that are trying to work on another piece of equipment so can't give you their full attention.If advancement is what you want then you might be better of looking elsewhere as it's less about what you can do and more about who you know.

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Looking for yes men

Shared on 8 October 2020

Is your dad or friend a manager here. Do yo ever disagree with anyone. Can you say yes even if you know it's wrong.

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