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Whitbread Reviews

Updated Jul 15, 2019

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2.9
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48%
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Whitbread CEO Alison Brittain
Alison Brittain
113 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you want to work with nice people in a known name it can give you that(in 20 reviews)

  • "good working environment, great people to work with(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, stressful and pressured environment(in 24 reviews)

  • "head office location (very difficult to reach via public transport)(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Great for some"

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

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time for 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

    Whitbread2016-03-25
  2. "Becoming an industry of restructuring"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture People Experience of a large brand

    Cons

    Constant risk of redundancy seems

    Whitbread2019-07-15
  3. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Banbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Privilege card with premier in discounts upto 50% off. Perks at work and sales incentives

    Cons

    Long hours, care more for money then the staff

    Advice to Management

    Look after you staff, sold costa for £4 billion but nothing happening to staff benefits

    Whitbread2019-07-11
  4. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Hull, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good progression so long as you are willing to move.

    Cons

    Savings on labour are very tight, they spend over the odds on maintenance and do not take care of the managers accommodation.

    Whitbread2019-07-09
  5. "Ups and downs and round abouts"

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    Current Employee - General Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good up and Coming company

    Cons

    Remote location and seasonal staff

    Whitbread2019-07-08
  6. "Friendly Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Andover, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly team

    Cons

    Bad pay, sometimes under staffed

    Whitbread2019-07-08
  7. "Not what it was"

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      Current Employee - Head Housekeeper 

      I have been working at Whitbread full-time

      Pros

      The people. The role itself

      Cons

      The tight budgeting, lack of motivation, too much restructure

      Whitbread2019-07-02
    • "Good company hard work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Team Member in Southampton, England

      I worked at Whitbread full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Passionate about guest and managers were good

      Cons

      Strict labour usually understaffed stressful

      Advice to Management

      Avoid loosing good people by not working them do hard

      Whitbread2019-06-28
    • "Great company with clear future vision"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources in Dunstable, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Clear and regular company growth plans are shared across the business.

      Cons

      Apart from the company intranet, there isn't one clear internal platform that brings Ops and Support Centre together.

      Whitbread2019-06-24
    • "Great company with lots of progression"

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      Current Employee - Head Chef 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Whitbread full-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      Lots of professional development and progression routes

      Cons

      Budgets and targets can be quite tight at times

      Whitbread2019-06-22
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