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  1.  

    Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Whitbread (London, England (UK)) in April 2018.

    Interview

    The panel wanted me to complete a do at home coding test. This test would have taken me more than a day, so I refused to do the same.
    The internal recruiter is a very sensible person, he arranged for a face to face interview without this do at home test.
    However I found the panel overly negative: They seemed to lack the required skills to evaluate my responses.
    Let me take few examples:
    When I said that in the past, I had a team member who was not a very good team player and we used to give him more independent work, the interviewer took the most negative view that we isolated the team member from the team.
    I had written a TDD based java microservice application to integrate with foursquare api. The service class had only a single method. The interviewer couldn't understand that in the success scenario in the test, the test was expected to be very simple.
    The panel was in a hurry all the time, and I felt they did not follow up to understand the reasoning
    From their final interview feedback, I felt that the panel was too far detached from the reality.

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    Waiter Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Falkirk, Scotland (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Whitbread (Falkirk, Scotland (UK)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Informal chat with the manager asking about previous experience and how to deal with aggressive customers. Interview was nice and straightforward nothing challenging about it at all. Heard back from the company withing a couple of days.

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  3.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salisbury, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Whitbread (Salisbury, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Informal chat with manager
    Questioned about abilities in dealing with certain customers, a fast paced environment and long hours
    Asked questions about ease of getting to work due to late hours e.g. own transport?

    Interview Questions

    • How do you deal with difficult customers   1 Answer

  4.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Eastleigh, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Whitbread (Eastleigh, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    the hiring and interview process was quick easy and generic. they ask the normal kinds of questions you would in any interview in regards to waiting - no problem solving questions or anything like that. I was questioned on my CV, experience and why I want the job. Only daunting thing was how intimate the interview was as it was one on one.

    Interview Questions

    • what do you know about table table   1 Answer

  5.  

    Waitress Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chippenham, South West England, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Whitbread (Chippenham, South West England, England (UK)) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Very informal, I attended a trial shift and was hired. I was told that the restaurant was hiring staff for the summer so applied. I feel that if you know someone that works there then you can probably get a job there.

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dunstable, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Whitbread (Dunstable, England (UK)) in November 2017.

    Interview

    2 stage interview process: 1st with head of IT and Programme Manager which included the presentation on a topic given to you at your arrival and 2nd again with Programme Manager of specific vertical.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Whitbread? What's in it for you?   1 Answer

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    Team Leader Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bristol, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Whitbread (Bristol, England (UK)) in January 2018.

    Interview

    My manager kept on forgetting to send me my welcome package, kept on referring to people as useless, not given information about anything, no real guidance and support, raciest management.

    Interview Questions

    • She told me they are really stupid interview questions.   1 Answer
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    Graduate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dunstable, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Whitbread (Dunstable, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Invited me for an interview in their Dunstable offices, very friendly and great environment. At the beginning they asked some competency based questions and then allowed me to ask questions regarding the role.

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    Kitchen Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Great Yarmouth, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Whitbread (Great Yarmouth, England (UK)) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Had an open day at the jobcentre, where they were taking applicants for a new restaurant. I applied for the job and heard back about 3 weeks later asking me to go for a second interview (which I passed) After that they asked us to go for a group training session, where they conducted more interviews and did the final selection process

    Interview Questions

    • Why I wanted to work for them, how much experience I had, past jobs   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There weren't any negotiations, I needed a job and accepted anything they gave me


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    Kitchen Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Birmingham, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Whitbread (Birmingham, England (UK)) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Had a telephone interview followed by a one to one ,then a work trial with a guy who does the job , I was left in a kitchen with a rude unqualified chef , while the kitchen manager sat outside smoking. Didn't even speak to me.


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