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Dobbies Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2019

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Found 70 reviews

2.7
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39%
Recommend to a Friend
100%
Approve of CEO
Graham Jenkins
2 Ratings
Pros
  • "Staff that you work with are the only positives in this company along with the staff discount(in 16 reviews)

  • "50% discount on food, 5-20% discount on store products(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum wage which is completely not worth the tasks you have to do(in 6 reviews)

  • "Overtime, long hours, no breaks are also expected with no thanks being given(in 4 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Poorly run"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Stirling, Scotland

    I worked at Dobbies part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lots of nice people to work with

    Cons

    Bad management, unfriendly customers

    Dobbies2019-07-23
  2. "Great changes"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Change, Expansion, Pay, Work life balance

    Cons

    Lack of development Training opportunities

    Dobbies2019-07-18
  3. "Changed recently and looks promising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dobbies

    Pros

    Structure stock and higher management

    Cons

    As in every change it will take a few months for everything to settle down

    Advice to Management

    Very good

    Dobbies2019-07-10
  4. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Team 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Dobbies part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Part time flexible hours whilst studying. supportive staff and the team was really friendly. Miss the days really

    Cons

    sometimes unsociable hours around xmas time etc, but that's the joy of retail

    Dobbies2019-06-20
  5. "Okay, lack of communication and promotions"

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    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Morpeth, England

    I have been working at Dobbies part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    50% discount on food Flexible working days Paid holiday

    Cons

    Weekend work Wage is poor No promotion opportunity No pay rises

    Dobbies2019-06-04
  6. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dobbies full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good hours, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    No progression, questionable ethics, heavy lifting required, Ever changing senior management.

    Dobbies2019-05-11
  7. "Foodhall Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Discount. Good products.

    Cons

    Pay. Management are poor. Expect you to do to much.

    Dobbies2019-04-08
  8. "Assistant restaurant manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Dobbies part-time

    Pros

    Very professional, good team, enjoyable

    Cons

    Early mornings. No other cons

    Dobbies2019-03-15
  9. "Restaurant assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Dobbies part-time

    Pros

    Good community vibe, lots of opportunity for experiencd

    Cons

    Managers under appreciated staff far too much Only appreciated the olderstaff

    Advice to Management

    Appreciste the floor

    Dobbies2019-03-18
  10. "Decent Part-time opportunity"

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    Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Stirling, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Dobbies part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very flexible, friendly staff, and open to people from different countries.

    Cons

    Usually out of town, so location is not excellent, but not the worst.

    Dobbies2019-02-26
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