Center Parcs Reviews

Updated August 13, 2015
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  1. the benefits are pointless because you're too tired to make the most of them

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    Current Employee - Waitress in Woburn, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Waitress in Woburn, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Center Parcs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    the pay if okay the benefits : 20% off all shops and restaurants (min spend of £5) free use of pool, gym and spa 60% off a holiday when you've worked with the company for 6 months, then 25% off all other holidays booked there free day passes

    Cons

    YOU'RE TOO TIRED TO USE ANY OF THE BENEFITS Managers are rude and expect too much too quickly. Staff can also be very rude (even if you're at the same level), making it an uncomfortable working environment. no work/life balance because you're worked so hard on impossible shifts that on your days off all you want to do is stay in bed and watch tv. People tend to stay in the same role forever with no sign of promotion. In the induction you're made to believe that Center Parcs is one big welcoming family - it's not..

    Advice to Management

    Don't be so rude


  2. Wouldn't want to work anywhere else

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working Environment Perks/Benefits Corporate Culture Environmental Commitments Pay Staff Treatment Annual Leave Entitlements The attitude to customer service in the company

    Cons

    As always with Leisure/Service Environments it is fast paced and high pressure environment. To some that would be a con, for me, I love it.

    Advice to Management

    I think that we probably need to react quicker to changes in the digital age... New technologies.


  3. Housekeeping

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center Parcs part-time

    Pros

    Great work colleaques, everyone helps each other. Subsidised bus passes to and from work. meeting pleasant guests in lovely surroundings.

    Cons

    Lack of staff, means not enough time to clean lodges to CEnt Not enough time to clean lodges to Centerparks high standards due to lack of staff. Poor communications when trying to report faults in lodge.

    Advice to Management

    More communication with the staff to nip problems in the bud and help out staff when needed.


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  5. slave labour

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    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Elveden, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Elveden, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Center Parcs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great outdoors,great team mates,nice surroundings

    Cons

    Poor management,too many chiefs,power struggle

    Advice to Management

    Review your times for cleaning villas,and the low pay


  6. Worst decision I ever made by working for this company.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Woburn, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Department Manager in Woburn, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are the ones that get you through each day knowing that others are going through the same as you are.

    Cons

    It's all about who you are and if your face fits. Nothing is done properly. Managers have their favourites and if you are not one of them you will feel victimised and bullied. Get promised the world in your interview and induction ... none of this happens.

    Advice to Management

    Get management who know what they are doing. The higher managers should communicate with the staff to see what is really going on and how people feel. Then so many good people wouldn't leave.


  7. Housekeeping times

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    Current Employee - Executive Housekeeper in Elveden, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Executive Housekeeper in Elveden, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Meet nice people,love the wildlife and working in lovely surroundings

    Cons

    Not enough time to clean villas to Centerparcs standards,most of guests are dirty,disgusting people.

    Advice to Management

    Pay your cleaners a decent wage..£6.72 an hour is disgusting.


  8. Worst Job Ever

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - House Keeper in Woburn, England (UK)
    Current Employee - House Keeper in Woburn, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Center Parcs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Lovely working environment... met some wonderful friends, and guests. Plenty of perks, but having the energy and time to use the, I would rather of had a higher rate of pay.

    Cons

    Expected to work and complete with lack of staff, dirty job, germs and illnesses not deal with correctly. Spoken to like an idiot and not an employee. H.O.D's do not have time or consideration for their staff. Generally needs looking at my Health and Safety. Housekeeping staff always get the brunt of the Guests, due to other departments failing miserably. Slave Labour...... All round, would not consider recommending anyone working in Housekeeping Department... NO....!!!!

    Advice to Management

    Give your H.O.D's some training on how to deal with Staff, and speak to them with the respect they deserve. Or may I ask you to try doing the job yourself, under very stressful circumstances. Be aware that there are huge problems at your Parc, eventually everyone is going to end up leaving, as I am aware there has already been a staff turnover of 75% since the Parc opened in Woburn...!!!!


  9. It was good place to work for most time

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Housekeeping
    Former Employee - Housekeeping
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Center Parcs part-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I best thing was working with Friend and make new Friend have sum good days there

    Cons

    Try run team with no staff

    Advice to Management

    Just help you staff out when they need you


  10. Great company and on the right track customer service wise.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor in Penrith, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Retail Supervisor in Penrith, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Center Parcs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great discounts, free activities which was great if you had children, fantastic environment and beautiful surroundings everyday.

    Cons

    The work roster wasn't all that great and rent prices quite high for employees

    Advice to Management

    Your youth development programme was great and your ideas then on copying Disney and their customer service guidelines was spot on.


  11. Great Company to work for with a strong brand identity

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Nottingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Center Parcs part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic staff benefits such as free day passes, discounts on shops and restaurants, discounted holidays. Good opportunities for career progression if you work hard There's a lot of investment in training and development Most staff are genuinely friendly I like what the culture and values stand for

    Cons

    The company can sometimes be slow to react due to the hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Good communication with the team is key to success



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