S.A. Brain & Company Reviews | Glassdoor

S.A. Brain & Company Reviews

Updated Jun 21, 2019

To filter reviews, or .

Found 41 reviews

2.9
StarStarStarStarStar
Rating TrendsRating Trends
27%
Recommend to a Friend
51%
Approve of CEO
S.A. Brain & Company CEO Scott Waddington
Scott Waddington
14 Ratings
  1. "Changable strategy"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Loads of different pub environments to work in.

    Cons

    Too many changes in strategy, not giving enough time for idea's to be executed creating uncertainty for staff and customers alike.

    Advice to Management

    Give time and support to any strategy that gets approved.

    S.A. Brain & Company2019-06-21
  2. "Minimum Wage, Minimum Effort"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front of House Staff in Cardiff, Wales

    I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, easy job with no real responsibilities

    Cons

    Minimum wage, can be reluctant to allow you to progress through the company.

    S.A. Brain & Company2019-04-21
  3. "Waitress"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at S.A. Brain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Management were excellent, I worked with a great team of people

    Cons

    Didn't feel wanted/needed/appreciated by the higher up management, no incentives, minimum wage for unsociable hours

    S.A. Brain & Company2019-04-01
  4. "Worst Management Experience"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Front of House in Whitchurch, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Brain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Get to meet a lot of different people, tips can add up to a decent amount when working in restaurant area of pub

    Cons

    Low pay, tips are split evenly even when you're waiting more tables than the other staff, no breaks even when legally entitled to one working 8+ hour shifts, management is a disgrace and does not care about employees

    S.A. Brain & Company2019-03-11
  5. "Stressful"

    StarStarStarStarStar
      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at S.A. Brain & Company part-time

      Pros

      Loved the people I worked with. Decent tips

      Cons

      Poor management. No proper training. Management seemed to be lacking basic managerial skills

      S.A. Brain & Company2019-01-29
    • "Chef"

      StarStarStarStarStar
        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at S.A. Brain & Company part-time for less than a year

        Pros

        Give you a job possible progression

        Cons

        Salary and dont staff up enough

        S.A. Brain & Company2018-10-10
      • "Standard employers. Mixed ethics."

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Positive Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company for less than a year

        Pros

        Invests in staff training. Offers a lot of job opportunities throughout Wales..

        Cons

        Limited range, controlling core products and gross margin. It determines pub viability, and as such, job security and community wellbeing.

        Advice to Management

        - Dissolve the beer tie. - Adopt an ethical code to stand by communities, not destroy them.

        S.A. Brain & Company2018-03-10
      • "Has potential"

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Employee in Cardiff, Wales
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Passionate people that want to make a difference Emphasis on fun with others when in work People really want to get stuff done Exciting future plans

        Cons

        Don’t believe in leadership team (CEO) Leaders poor at communicating Still not enough focus by everyone on Retail

        Advice to Management

        Get a proper comms plan in place and stick to it Define the real priorities and get everyone behind them, instead of everyone doing their own thing Listen to the people on the ground!

        S.A. Brain & Company2018-03-03
      • Helpful (1)

        "After many years as a SA brains employee"

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Disapproves of CEO

        I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company full-time for more than a year

        Pros

        They do have a pretty good benefit dandy pension scheme in place

        Cons

        Very Poor management structure

        Advice to Management

        Streamline and replace current managerial team across the business

        S.A. Brain & Company2018-01-18
      • "Okay"

        StarStarStarStarStar
        • Work/Life Balance
        • Culture & Values
        • Career Opportunities
        • Compensation and Benefits
        • Senior Management
        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at S.A. Brain & Company full-time

        Pros

        Friendly staff, hours to suit your needs

        Cons

        Low pay Working Christmas day, boxing day, new years day etc

        S.A. Brain & Company2017-12-05
      Found 41 reviews