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Whitbread Overview

Dunstable, England (UK)
10000+ employees
1742
Company - Public (WTB)
Casual Restaurants
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Greene King, Travelodge Hotels (UK), Restaurant Group
Whitbread is the UK’s biggest hospitality company, employing over 45,000 people. The winning teams at Whitbread make everyday experiences special for 25 million customers every month. That could be a welcome cup of coffee, a relaxing overnight stay or a memorable ... Read more

Whitbread Reviews

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Uxbridge, MA
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good elementary development, encouraging staff and motivational individuals, good company benefits and range of roles and skills to be trained in

    Cons

    often shift work, inflexible working and holiday entitlement, low pay, from one extreme to the next between being underemployed and overly worked for the salary paid.

    Advice to Management

    show the employees you care by fighting for them in plain sight, maintain transparency and continue to show care they way you have been

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Whitbread Photos

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Whitbread photo of: Housekeeping Team Member, hub by Premier Inn
Whitbread photo of: Restaurant Team Member, Beefeater
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Whitbread Interviews

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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    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.

    Interview Questions

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Whitbread Awards & Accolades

  • 25 Best Big Companies to Work For(12), Sunday Times Best Companies, 2015

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