ARLA FOODS
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Working here is good, I.e the hours, the pay, shift pattern, but the managers certainly have favourites and if you’re not one... unlucky. You’ll get treated unfairly till you move on
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Not good HR no idea of where occupational health and gps stand hr says occy health will over rule a gp all they care about is trailer out the gate not intrested in drivers
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I was with Arla Foods for a long time, it is like a family, you get continual support from all the colleagues around you. The have open communication, you can approach anyone with a question, no door is ever close.
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Just a great friendly place to work
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There can be some issues around shift patterns with some people.
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Spent more than 11 years as a warehouse operative and QEHS FACILITATOR, probably the best company i worked for, excellent people management and business focus. Highly recommended
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Different shifts patterns to suit every staff, fantastic wage, excellent top management
Cons
Due to cost they’ve stopped staff progress or training
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The worse company I have ever incountered. They treat drivers like cazzo. Kcuf them I say. Arla food is bad for you. The Management are dumb as kcuf too. And the place stinks.
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If you are a newly passed driver or a semi- retired driver then a good place to work. But if not then i would not recommend working for arla foods in particular if you are not from either Romania or Poland. The transport office staff have not got a clue. Its a case of always passing the buck when a driver asked them anything like parking, health& safety, truck defects etc. And a word to any new driver is watch your back at all times.The transport management can not be trusted at all. Get everything in writing and photocopied. Other than that you will love it. .
Pros
cheap dairy products, Good first job if a new driver to learn at
Cons
transport office managers, staff
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Bad place to work for. Nothing positive the place is a joke. There is no communication between departments and drivers no company ethos no support whatsoever.
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Nothing
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Too many to list
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due to the 3 months probation, a lot employee are interviewed by numerous agencies, pay and hours of work differs with the different agencies. After the 3 months probation period most employee from less favourable agencies seem to be made redundant as there seem to be a correlation of people being let go to the agency that acquired them.
Pros
nice working environment and on site canteen with adequate provision
Cons
due to the location of the warehouse, there are no public transport after 6, so driving might be essential although some agency provide lifts
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I enjoyed the time I have been there with my friend , because we worked as a team work.All the staff are friendly.The only things I did not like them are ; canteen was very far and the wage as well.
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Spent roughly a year at Oakthorpe. Senior managers are inexperienced and lack control. Safety tends to be an afterthought, amazed no one has been seriously injured. Salary is okay, benefits are fair, canteen , uniform etc . Working conditions are poor, it's wet, noisey, and can be hot or cold depending where you are working.
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Run by someone who's well out of he's depth, they don't follow ACAS guidelines when it comes to disciplinarys. Bullying and racism is rife, especially towards polish and Bulgarians! HR don't know there butts from there elbows, when visitors go they suck up to them, by lowering the line speeds, progression threw the company is only for those they like and those they don't are forced out, not getting a disciplinary involves apologising , cateen OVER priced and poor quality.
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ÂŁ and free carpark
Cons
Management!
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Fantastic Company to Temp for treated the same as Arla Employees no different given the chance would go back tomorrow unfortunately the role haa now relocated to Aylesbury
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Back stabbing Skiving, laziness. Low quality managers Being able to talk the talk without walking the walk Ridiculous systems , noticed , uneccessary meetings .
Pros
Coffee machine
Cons
Unskilled managers
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The job it’s self is faultless it’s like marmite you either love it or you hate it, you can manage your own timing once you’re out on the road. The management has gone from bad to worse over the years not taking you seriously most of the time and it’s a if you’re face fits kind of thing in the office but once your out on the road you are left to your self
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The management are bullies The HR department live up to their name as HUMAN REMAINS There is supposed to be a performance related pay but when you get to certain level it is capped but you are not told or never will be told what the cap is.
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Worked for this company for 6 weeks the most badly run transport operation I have come across in 20+ years of driving!contracted 10 hours daily work if you don’t work overtime when they want they will sack you 🤷‍♂️
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Very good place to work. Good training opportunities. Management will invest in people who show interest in advancement. Very good health and safety culture.
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Theybare very friendly and helpfull. They try to organise rota for your request. Very friendly stuff easy run. Vorked for 5 days a week same shops every day. No surprise.
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They was not consistent with my shifts, often kept canceling shifts so i would lucky to get 3 shifts a week. when you sign up to work for them they mention you have 4 shifts minimum but they fail to do that
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Arla have been a great company to work for. Treated with repsect and fairly. Only down fall would be the long hours having to work with a young family but the benefits
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Once you get used to the arla culture it's good place to work . Long shifts days and nights on a rotating system with a ten day break every six weeks which is your holiday so you have to plan ahead and swap shifts if necessary . having said that still ok . I couldn't get used to the night shift it is difficult if you have never done it ..I hadn't and did struggle .
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