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Whitbread Reviews

Updated December 9, 2014
Updated December 9, 2014
36 Reviews
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36 Reviews
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  1.  

    Best ever

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Secure, happy and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report for now

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great friendly company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread

    Pros

    The company is very friendly

    Cons

    Location isn't very exciting/difficult to get to without a car

  3.  

    A company with full of opportunities........

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Heathrow, England (UK)

    I worked at Whitbread full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    A great company with friendly working environment.....great opportunities for progression in short span.....timely training for staffs of all levels......great hierarchy system means more opportunities.....the best I like is the INCENTIVE after hitting targets every periods.

    Cons

    Even though audits are for good and is a must.....some times create pressure on all levels for a quite long period till audit actually happens. Also a department is being judged for the rest of the year just based on the audit of one day...which can be good or bad based on the mood of the employer that faces the auditor....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management right from the cluster manager to site manager is good .....the one- to -ones at individual sites need to be made more effective for the overall goodness of the site .....keep doing good....All the Best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    growing fast, great opportunities. Good management, Inovative, Freindly

    Cons

    big company culture, limited opotunity for specilists

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company with great people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Dunstable, England (UK)

    I worked at Whitbread full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Upper quartile pay scales with very good overall packages. Rapid progression opportunities available as well as opportunities to gain experience in more than core role.

    Cons

    Very high pressure to deliver unrealistic targets at times and some very dubious promotion decisions made on occasion. Progression not always based on merit but overall, nothing more than you would find in any other large organisation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work...

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread

    Pros

    Friendly people, relaxed and informal working environment, great benefits package with competitive bonus and Sharesave schemes. Great variety of brands to work with and progression across the company is actively encouraged

    Cons

    Location of Head Office is difficult to reach by public transport and being in the middle of an industrial estate means it is not easy to get to shops etc at lunchtime

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue innovating

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Fantastic place to work (or it was when I was there). Really caring culture, friendly people and good work ethic.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whitbread

    Pros

    The people are salt of the earth, the location is easy to get to, the work is interesting and the money so so...

    Cons

    Senior management a bit clueless, in the main its not cutting edge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look at your staff (past & present) and look at some of the choices you've made. With hindsight - were they the right choices? Think hard!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread

    Pros

    Great company to work for very competitive pay scales, fantastic share save scheme. Good opportunities for fast progression if you want to progress quickly. Very flat structure.

    Cons

    Whitbread is a very fast pace business expect to put in 120% effort but the rewards are there to be had if you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Housekeeper at Premier Inn

    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Solihull, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Housekeeper in Solihull, England (UK)

    I have been working at Whitbread part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -good pay for a 16 year old (6.35 to 6.75)
    -gave extra hours in holidays etc, despite being on a weekend only contract

    Cons

    -need to work quickly which can be hard to do when you are new to the job/ take longer

    Recommends
  11.  

    Progressive Company that reshaped its assets

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Whitbread full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forward thinking and ahead of the game

    Cons

    looked into systems that are often not polished

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stay Focused and think of operations

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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