Punch Taverns

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Punch Taverns Reviews

Updated July 21, 2014
Updated July 21, 2014
8 Reviews
3.3
8 Reviews
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Punch Taverns CEO Roger Whiteside
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  1.  

    Good company, some poor strategic and mid-management

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    Former Employee - PdM  in  Bristol, England (UK)
    Former Employee - PdM in Bristol, England (UK)

    I worked at Punch Taverns full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very good support structure for new employees. Industry standard compensation package, car, bonus. Better reputation since change of name of Landlords/Publicans to "Partners", and culture changing slowly for the better.

    Cons

    Some mid-manager.s at Ops Manager level severely impede your ability to perform your role by micro-managing every detail of their team's daily lives. This means that you feel constricted and unable to perform to the best of your ability. Individuals at senior management level have favourites and preconceived ideas that "external" employees who have not managed a pub themselves cannot progress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clear out some of the dead wood, and invest in some individuals with modern leadership practices and inspirational skillsets who can truly take this company where it deserves to go.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Knowledge building

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    Current Employee - Telesales  in  Burton, East Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Telesales in Burton, East Midlands, England (UK)

    I have been working at Punch Taverns full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I like the way I'm supported to help progress my career and training is offered when its needed

    Cons

    Sometimes I feel that the top dogs aren't being as transparent as they say they're being

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Cool place to start or spend time when at uni. Friendly staff and flexible hours

    Former Employee - Assistant Manager  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Punch Taverns part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible worjing hours. A lot of fun and free drinks. Teaches a lot of transferrible skills such as customer service, how to listen, how to wotk under pressure

    Cons

    Does not pay a lot. Nice bumps in the pay would keep a lot more people in the company and improve service levels. A

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all the stuff speaks well in english

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  5.  

    Climbing the ladder

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    Current Employee - DGM  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - DGM in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Punch Taverns full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good at promoting people who show promise

    Cons

    The rates of pay could be better for the amount of hours worked. Not the best work life balance. However that could be down to GM

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Na

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Holiday job, however there are obvious floors with worker moral and how they value their work.

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    Former Employee - Waiter  in  Northampton, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Waiter in Northampton, England (UK)

    I worked at Punch Taverns

    Pros

    Good friendly place to work, generally customers are nice! The management are allowing when time off is needed, although that varies from place to place.

    Cons

    Little or no chance of promotion unless you know the manager well, very political. Not a place for a long term career, but fine for a holiday job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more of an incentive scheme for employees at the bottom and make sure that management treats all employees equally.

    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    no acknowledgement for the employes who are not part of the management side of things.

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    Current Employee - Team Leader  in  Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Newcastle upon Tyne, England (UK)

    I have been working at Punch Taverns

    Pros

    50% off food and drinks voucher each month in payslips.

    Cons

    no bank holiday pay, no christmas or new year time off, never any thank you for boosting profits, no reonisation that the company couldn't run without the general day to day staff, all praise goes to managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    include staff in bonuses or a thankyou here or there would be just as nice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Reasonable employer but insecurity is rife.

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Burton upon Trent, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in Burton upon Trent, England (UK)

    I worked at Punch Taverns

    Pros

    Generally good benefits, pay, holidays, staff discounts etc and there is a good approach to work life balance although this is very much dependant upon your individual line manager. The people are overall a great crowd to work with but this is obvioulsy only relevant to my time working there and will be constantly be changing depending upon who leaves / joins the company.

    Good cafatria facilities in Station Street!

    Cons

    Very departmentalised in that departments are very much out to further their own aims and 'protect their own backs'. Little cross functional team working and given the amount of sales of pubs, mergers, acquisitions etc and the constant state of flux the organisation appears to be in staff loyalty to the management and vice versa is worryingly absent.

    Certainly during my time there was a great deal of uncertainty about peoples future with teh Punch acquisition of Spirit and my understanding of this from ex colleagues is that this is still pretty much the case. The organistion has grown dramatically and still appears to be in the 'storming' stage.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stabilty - create it and be open with staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    fast paced but can't keep up with themselves

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Punch Taverns

    Pros

    Flexible working and good bonus

    Cons

    lack of transparency and fairness in processes. Tendancy to work on favorites.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    embrace diversity and trust people to do their jobs. Plan and Communicate what you are doing. Present yourselves as a united front and keep your disagreements behind closed doors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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