Whitbread Reviews

Updated August 17, 2015
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Whitbread Chief Executive Officer Andy Harrison
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Pros
  • Provide a nice working environment (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • If you work in Head Office it's a great job, (in 3 reviews)

  • not enough promotions, low pay, far too many youngters rather than older teams, too many paperwork which course less on customers interactions (in 3 reviews)

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  2. Great place to work...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    Continue innovating


  3. Great company with great people

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    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Regional Operations Manager in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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


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  5. Great place to work

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

    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


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

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


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    Great friendly company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    The company is very friendly

    Cons

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


  8. Best ever

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  9. Fantastic Company, Fantastic Values

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hatfield, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hatfield, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brilliant employee offers, you get a debit card, which if you top up you get cash back when used at certain stores, you get a privilege card giving you 25% off at all of the companies Whitbread own. Amazing pension and Share Save Schemes. So much opportunity to progress (in 3 years I went from Team Member to Assistant Manager)

    Cons

    It's only yourself that can hold you back

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!


  10. Whitbread is getting bigger and bigger and im part of it.

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

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good developing courses to progress career

    Cons

    working weekends always at work


  11. All in all not a bad company to work for! I've worked for them for 16 years! Have made a lot of very good friends.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grill Chef in Bognor Regis, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Grill Chef in Bognor Regis, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best things about working for whitbread is the good friends you make! Even the managers are down to earth and generally will do what they can do to help you even if it's a personal problem you might be having!

    Cons

    The worst things are the time constraints on everything you do. The constant need to update things like labelling guides for shorter times than you would expect!

    Advice to Management

    Please bring back the recognition for everyone I.e. beating weekly/monthly targets guest rec. Also please give more recognition to the managers as happy managers make for an even easier happier shift/week/month which obviously makes for better service and happier customers!



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