ABM Catering
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Stressful

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Working at ABM is stressful as the management don’t have to give you shifts as it’s a ZERO Hour Contract... sometimes wages are missed and you have to wait for them to pay you in cash. Also there’s no really any benefits for working for the company. Colleagues are supportive of each other and it makes your shift more positive.
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Just about the worst experience you you'll ever have

Dysfunctional, doesn't even begin to cover it. Incompetent, self serving leadership team with no integrity whatsoever either to staff or clients. Hifg staff turnover reflects this.

Pros

None whatsoever

Cons

Hostile, incompetant leadership team
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Poor management

Catering assistant for 8 yearsNever had pay rise other than government min wage increases Expected to cover supervisor role for no extra payQuick enough to criticise but never give praiseLine supervisor was great and colleagues but management very poor and high turnover of operation managers

Pros

Term time

Cons

Poor wage for work expected
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Stay away if you can!

Company doesn’t care about their employees. Employees on long term sick are not replaced, so you are constantly understaffed. Company not listening to suggestions, they always think they know the best. Everything is about profits, food is poor quality.

Pros

None

Cons

Long shifts with minimal brake, low pay, no benefits
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Awful company STAY AWAY

This company lacks leadership and direction and does not care for its employees health and wellbeing. It has a culture of bullying which comes from the highest levels. Even during these difficult and very stressful times there is no assistance or support offered for the teams mental wellbeing.It's pointless in complaining as the answer you will get is 'well that's the way it is'

Pros

Teams are great

Cons

As above.
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Poor

No support from management they only care about keeping contracts and don’t follow their own procedures training is poor you just sit and read pages upon pages, when you are short staffed they don’t care and just expect you to fill the gap

Pros

Nice staff

Cons

Lots
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treated unfairly

dismissed after 2 weeks due to a genuine mistake on application form. Wasnt given a contract or an accurate induction pack. Not very professional manger at all.

Pros

plesant work colleagues

Cons

disgusting management and company
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Started of well and went down hill with new management

Having worked for abm for a year now at Bet365. I decided to leave due to the lack of communication and the poor management skills. Playing people of against each other constantly. Require you to work all hours for not even a thankyou. The head chef treats people badly and has even made racial comments to mixed race staff including mocking there accents. Unless you are female you will be bullied.

Pros

Some of the staff are honest

Cons

The lap dogs to management, will stab you in the back
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Abm

poor management rude ignorant 2 faced liars. Kitchen vs FOH due to the head chef being a total male shovanist racist creep who sits in the office barking orderes but not actually doing any work. FOH manager 2 faced liar expects more than people can possibly give. Management please themselves when they come and go but all other staff have to adhere to times. Dont work here its a

Pros

good pay

Cons

none
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Awful

I worked for this company a while ago, they sold me the dream, very disappointed the workload I could manage blindfold, but the lack of training was terrible, management are all about profit profit profit, no interest in staff no thanks nothing, and if you disagree with what there saying your OUT!! Happened to me because as a woman of colour who worked in a predominantly Muslim school and didn't agree with the Rasist comments or jokes and stood my ground I was OUT!!! So good Luck

Pros

Na

Cons

Na
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Good Company

A good company to work for, if you're honest and hardworking you are rewarded. Management are fair and work hard along side the employee, they never ask you to do anything they wouldn't do.

Pros

Understanding and helpful management

Cons

None - I really enjoy my job.
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Absolute disgrace

People should be warned not to work for such a disorganized company. Management sitting on there back sides ,bringing there problems I to work pfft . I could go on and along with them helping there selves. Corrupt isnt good enough and the money they are on too.

Pros

None

Cons

Everything
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Discrimination & Bullying

Worst job ive ever had. Discrimination,bullying. communication is shocking! Staff turn round every 6months. Line manager does not offer in house staff more hours, Would rather go to an agency dispite passing probation period. Line manager insisted probation was 6months when contract clearly states 3months. No proper cleaning rota/job role for different parts of the kitchen. Manager seems untouchable dispite staff and agency leaving negative feedback. Think twice before working here because management is extremely poor. Not a ppy atmosphere to work. The only good thing and i do mean that is the school hours!
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Terrible unsupportive Management team. Forced to cover other non attending staff for zero pay. Constantly Broken promise of help and practically forced to work 7 days a week. They expect you you constantly cover as chef, waiter and porter as they can’t recruit. I wonder why!!! My advice avoid.
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School job

Good place to work when it comes to school hours. Catering manager doesnt no how to manage. Staff treated differently to each other. One rule for one and another one for another. Overtime rare & very picky never shared evenly. Lack of communication
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The best company ever.

I will definitely recommed ABM to my friends and family. The management operates well in all areas. All members of staff are very supportive, good team work on site.
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ABM Catering Bet 365 Stoke

Bet 365 Stoke. Not a comfortable environment to work in. Very immature, untrustworthy management. Very disappointing induction and training. Basically, put an apron on and work it out for yourself. Such a shame.... with the right, supportive management, I would have thrived here and they would have had a valued team member. You simply don't feel safe in the hands of the leadership
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Stressful and tiring

Expect you to be ready for your shift 15 minutes before it starts. Always understaffed people phoning in sick or just don’t come back. Expect you not to talk to other staff all day. Half hour break for 8 hour shift by the time get to the smoking hut you’ve got about 12 minutes left. Management are rude talk about you behind your back...stand there watching u struggle with a big queue of customers whilst they chin wagging. On your feet all day long no where to sit even on break time. JUST COMPLETLEY AVOID.
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non productive no support from opps manager

If you want to work with someone who doesn't have a clue about cooking,shouts at you at any available opportunity she gets fetches home life to work and constantly drones on about it then this is the place to work and i wish you the BEST OF LUCK

Pros

None
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Good fun

Enjoyed various shift work covering a number of different shift patterns. Management was great and at the time the role taught me a lot of transferable communications skills.
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Terrible Management

~Terrible Management, low pay, no proper training and staff talked negatively about their customers daily. Terrible Bullying in the work place by the Manager and when I reported it was informed that this Manager had several problems with previous members of staff , and nothing had been done about it . Worse company I have ever worked for, and defiantly would not recommend working here .

Pros

Free Lunch

Cons

Low Pay
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