AB World Foods


AB World Foods Reviews

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Andy Mayhew
2 Ratings

    Bad communication, lack of proper HR processes, Unsupported and not valued

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    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Brand Manager in Maidstone, England (UK)

    I worked at AB World Foods full-time (more than an year)


    The building is great and it has all the relevant amenities. My colleagues, generally, were very easy to get along with and the atmosphere was generally good. The salary was okay, but not great for the role.


    There was a lack of support from upper management in terms of development and understanding as well as clear communication of what was required. The lack of communication in terms of day-to-day work was very apparent. For example, I had once requested we at least have a weekly Monday morning meeting with everyone to go over main priorities for the week and any other important information. This was done for a week before it was taken off the table and communication was back to being on an as needed basis which was ineffective and inefficient.

    In terms of HR processes, there was a lot to be desired. Firstly, there was no proper system in place for any review of work and little or no warning when anything is wrong with performance. The disciplinary process is very unfair because all the power lies merely with the line manager and their bias and prerogative with no feedback taken into account from other colleagues or stakeholders.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a look at the HR processes involved when appraising employees performance, particularly getting 360 degree feedback from all the relevant stakeholders and colleagues of the employee involved. This should all be taken into account in order to assess the employees current value to the company and future performance.

    There should also be guidance for line managers which ensure adequate communication with employees with regards to general corporate information, bigger objectives of employees, medium-term objectives and weekly priorities. Day to day activity information can be left to discussions on an as needed basis.

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Website www.abworldfoods.com
Headquarters Leigh, United Kingdom
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Subsidiary or Business Segment
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (CAD) per year

AB World Foods Limited is the ethnic food division of Associated British Foods (ABF). The company owns prepared Indian food manufacturer, Patak's, and Asian food manufacturers, Blue Dragon and Go-Tan. It also distributes such US brands as Tabasco; Nielsen-Massey Vanillas; Cattlemen's barbeque sauce and French's mustard (through Reckitt Benckiser); and Skippy brand peanut butter and Maille mustard (through Unilever). The company's other global brands include Swedish baker, Pagen; Roots brand Caribbean sauces; Canadian maple syrup producer, Citadelle; frozen food company... More

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