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Greenhalghs Craft Bakery Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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  1. "Sales assistant"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant/Baker in Horwich, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant/Baker in Horwich, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Regular, set hours on set days.

    Cons

    Too many rules and regulations


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Greenhalghs Craft Bakery"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Its easy to get a management position as managers walk out all the time, good as a stepping stone for experience if you want to get into management

    They have some nice staff there who you build a bond with due to working together for long hours

    Cons

    Senior management have little respect for staff

    The hours are long, with 10 hour shifts 5 days per week

    Only 30 mins lunch break and a 10 mins break in the morning for a 10 hour shift

    Advice to Management

    Management need to have more respect for the staff and staff may stay loyal

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Duty manager - Great for getting management training but really bad management no respect worse job I have ever had"

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    Former Contractor - Duty Manager/Second Sales
    Former Contractor - Duty Manager/Second Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greenhalghs Craft Bakery as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company will train you up to management over 8 week period. 20% staff discount

    Cons

    Bad management they don't listen or have respect for their staff, ended up walking like the rest of them !! no response from the managers to this day. Pay is a con minimum wage still after management training. Lots of paperwork to do and no computer in sight.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the retail staff they are the ones putting the money through the tills


  4. "Deputy manager"

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    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Bolton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Deputy Manager in Bolton, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greenhalghs Craft Bakery part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great working with some of the staff and there are some amazing staff that pull their weight too. 20 percent staff discount

    Cons

    Long hours, bad pay for management skills, out of date and loads of paperwork, staff are chucked under the bus to do right by the customers even if they're wrong. Higher up have no respect for us. All take no give

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your staff they are the ones taking the money for you and have some loyalty as well. Consider we have lives out of work especially over christmas we have familys too


  5. "Sandwich maker"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good staff good hours on nights

    Cons

    Supervisor on nights does not want to train you up only keeps you on for eight weeks no job prospects at all


  6. "illegal"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cheadle, North West England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Store Manager in Cheadle, North West England, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenhalghs Craft Bakery full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Not professional very illegal company

    Cons

    illegally allow managers to work on there own goes against health and safety ,illegal pie counters that they don't pay tax on ,take the staff for granted and speak to them like rubbish

    Advice to Management

    treat staff better and quit being illegal to save money


  7. "Don't do it"

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    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Assistant in Manchester, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    20 percent discount after 12 weeks.

    Cons

    No benefits. Terrible for breaks which you don't get paid for. All take and no give.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees how you would like to be treated.

  8. "Great colleagues, horrible company culture"

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    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Stockport, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Stockport, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greenhalghs Craft Bakery part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The staff that work alongside you are lovely and take good care of you. The managers are kind.

    You get some discount.

    Higher quality than some other chains.

    Cons

    The worst pay I've ever received. I was a minor at the time making something like £3.50 an hour because I was underaged. Eventually they cut my hours to 2 hours a week, so I had to leave. Looks like they only hired me for the busy Christmas period. I felt this was unfair.

    They treat the staff terribly. They make them do competitions for the nicest window display, but the staff have to pay for their own decorations!

    I came away totally disgusted with this company, and I haven't visited them since.

    Advice to Management

    Get your act together. Treat your managers and employees well. Heaven forbid you should spend a little money on them.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "treat staff like they belong in a slave cult"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Greenhalghs Craft Bakery full-time

    Pros

    absolutely none not even a drink

    Cons

    for god sake even if you have no money do NOT got to work for this comany, its all a front they are the nastiest tightest illegal people. they break all food safety protocol and do not care for employee safety