Creed Foodservice
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Hard graft but money is ok.

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Lots of handball, early starts. Pay is decent and a good team there. Good for newly passed drivers
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Long Hours

If you like long hours then this is the Job for you. Plenty of opportunity for overtime that's paid at a flat rate.I wouldn't say it's a well paid job though as your basic is 45 hours per week and you will be working overtime whether you like it or not.Start times are from 03:30 to 07:00 depending on your route. The 07:00 starts are rare due to the distances that you will be driving and you will be driving long distances either in a 18/12/7.5/3.5 vehicle same again depending on your route.The real thing that let's Creed down is their archaic labeling of their produce. Good luck trying to find anything in the chiller section.There's also an accessive amount of handballing at Creed as they like to use pallets on their 7.5/3.5 vehicles

Pros

Non

Cons

The grumpy old man in the office you may get a few grunts out of him if your lucky.
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  • Fair pay for job
  • Ability to meet personal goals
Areas for improvement
  • Support from manager
  • Ability to learn new things
  • Sense of belonging

Toxic

Horrible company to work for unless your 'face fits ' There is a toxic culture in the office , a clique that unless you are part of it they do not want to know , don't care about you're ideas , don't care about you and how dare you have a personality !! Only they are allowed personalities , they choose their favourites who get away with everything . Steer clear from this company . If you're face does not fit they WILL make sure they get rid of you and will collude with each other on how to do this . hence the high turnover of staff
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Bad management

Been at creed for quite a few years and worked in a few departments, but on the whole management couldn’t care less, only want to hear good feedback and not prepared to do anything when you complain about things, on the whole the more people you talk to the more you find want to leave, me included, this used to be a place I could see me retiring at but not now, very sole destroying
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Fast paced

Fast paced environment work life balance was good hygiene standards are very high as you are working with food good team always happy to answer any questions you havecor if you need help with anything

Pros

Good team
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Mgt have their favourites

Hard work to get good ideas taken on board. Managers focus on a few and largely ignore others.No real progression unless they like you. Some Mangers can’t manage and do bat way above their station.Some good people though
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Productive and fun place to work

I work at other food companies this by far the best one I've worked for great work life balance your actually a person and they take on your views not like other companies where your just a number
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Really disappointed

After a really good interview and a few weeks in the cab with other drivers it seemed really promising that was until I got my own route, the locations you're expected to deliver to are sometimes down single track roads that make driving an 18 tonne lorry incredibly stressful.The lorries are poorly looked after and management try to get you to fix the truck when it breaks down! the routing is awful and you're always loaded with more cages than when you asked.Really put me off working as food carrier.

Pros

discounts on fresh food

Cons

poorly maintained trucks, awful routing, long hours
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Respect and appreciation

Having worked at Creed for nearly 11 years it’s safe to say We’ve never experienced a time like this with constant struggles and a worldwide pandemic but what has been consistent is the support and respect from the entire company.Creed set their standards high and live their values promoting within offering training and compassion from the shop floor right up to the CEO.My manager has helped me go from strength to strength having open and transparent conversation that helps build a culture of trust and integrity.Would I recommend Creed Foodservice absolutely because they believe in their values,Customers and Staff because People always come first.

Pros

Fantastic staff benefits/Not micro managed/People culture
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Excellent place to work

The work at Creed is extremely varied, you have opportunities to get involved in different projects and people of all levels are involved in crucial decision making through working groups (e.g Sustainability, SharePoint, Creed Exceed, Insights workshops).Other managers, HR and directors are really supportive and helpful, they are always willing to make time to talk to you about anything and want to know about your ideas on how to improve the business. Listening, coaching and mentoring are key approaches of senior management who believe that the people employed to do the job are the best people to make decisions about how to improve the work and the environment.Really proactive positive approach, focus on investing in the future and a continuous improvement culture where you are empowered to make decisions, improvements and to shape the next step for your career.

Pros

People listen, are willing to help and are supportive, great benefits

Cons

Statutory pension, family leave and sick pay only
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Stressful and demanding

You will get given 9 hours to do 10 drops that is 2 hours away from base, impossible. Loading is extremely poor and most cages have no breaks or doors delivering to a sloped drive meaning the cages will run away and if you try to catch them your will injure yourself, no help and support but when your finished early you will be expected to go and help others which then leaves you finishing later then your finish time. Not much support from management but maybe the job is just not for me.

Pros

Occasionaly free food

Cons

Very long hours with no support
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Poor pay for busting a ******* everyday

Never any thanks poor routing and management skills get what you want if your face fits other than that prepare for a long day no help and very old cages or overloaded pallets and then lots of damages also most trucks are reliable but others need scrapping but still get used

Pros

Free food close to sell by date

Cons

Long hours poor pay
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Great place to work

Very good company with a good ethos, hoot to employees can be hard work but that’s same at most places, early starts, good team. Not much else to say
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Stressful

Vehicles not looked after. Routes not planned well and loads can be too much for one person. Drivers are constantly complaining about routes and lack of communication between departments.

Pros

None

Cons

Long hours, stressful job.
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Challenging but fun

Working in a small but very busy office it can be very challenging, but no trouble for hard workers.The team are close and bring fun into your working day. There are plenty of opportunities for internal progression for people who earn it and show an eagerness to push themselves. Having worked for various large corporations its refreshing to work for a family company that cares for its employees and this shows in the recently awarded Sunday Times Best Companies to work for 2020.

Pros

Development Chefs provide hands on lunch demos, freebies from suppliers on promotions, cycle to work, Employee reward gateway, best companies to work for, living wage foundation

Cons

Very fast paced office not for everyone depending on their IT skills
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I really enjoyed this job

This job that I came to was for 5 years and a real pleasure to enjoy. Hard Graft, challenging, but they let you handle it within parameters.There were certainly "let your hair down" days, but you were there to do a job. There were evening events that were quite fun, and great to meet our contacts, though it was obligatory.We also received occasional perks of food, wrong labels etc at cost price.Finally they decided to restructure which I think added work to my job, I was already at stretching point.One sad reason for leaving was,personal circumstances demands, clashing with work demands saw me take the redundancy option

Pros

atmosphere

Cons

Stickler for timekeeping. Can we let go of suits, for more casual?
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Big click in the office

I had high hopes for creed but quickly found out if you don't fit in with the popular ones you were left out in the cold, no support when needed after the first month, left to your own devices, had an issue with a customer and because there was no support from anyone i tried to sort it myself and eventually got dismissed from the company

Pros

Good money and freebies at times

Cons

No support and unfriendly
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Gone down hill

Started off as a ok job but going down hill fastManagent team are in way over there heads. If you what a job in Foodservice go to bidfood pay more and get nicer lorry to

Pros

Some nice drivers

Cons

Long hours if you face dose not fit
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Hard work made harder

Started out as a nice family run business with a caring ethos , but over the last couple of years it has changed dramatically. Think a poor man's bidfood !! Unachievable rounds , very very poor loading ! Cages over loaded and in very poor condition , (lucky to have 4 wheels sometimes). Management made very poor decisions during Covid making some redundant when they could of furloughed , they are now trying to re employ people without experience. New drivers have been lasting a week before leaving , but managers don't see a problem ?? You can be given a run with 7 hours min driving without doing any of your 8-10 jobs , impossible !!

Pros

Discount food, free fruit sometimes

Cons

Hard physical work, can be long hours
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Family run based on values

10 years of service 12 months of a pandemic and still the company ensure we are kept informed, looked after And respected.A family run business leading by example.

Pros

Appreciate people

Cons

Not applicable
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Decent people. Fair management.

I really enjoyed working for Creed and would go back in a heartbeat I only left due to being made redundant because of covid-19 and places that creed delivering to having to shut.

Pros

Good pay, decent people, work home life easy to manage.

Cons

More of a reactive than a proactive higher management.
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Based on 32 reviews

Ratings by category

3.1 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.2 out of 5 stars for Management
3.2 out of 5 stars for Culture

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