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Whitbread Reviews

Updated May 22, 2017
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Pros
  • There are some really fantastic people that work for Whitbread I made a few friends for life, the free costa in reception was a bonus (in 5 reviews)

  • Costa premier inn and restaurants (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes the volume of work can affect the work life balance (in 8 reviews)

  • Long hours - 24 hours job, arrive at 6 (in 10 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Product Developer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to work for, fun environment and lovely people

    Cons

    As a large organisation sometimes changes take a lot longer than it should


  2. "Barista"

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    Current Employee - Barista Costa Coffee in Woodham Ferrers, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Barista Costa Coffee in Woodham Ferrers, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good wages, nice staff members

    Cons

    sometimes get rude customers


  3. "Excellent company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good relationships, benefits, family culture, management on hand

    Cons

    long working hours, can be challenging sometimes


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread as a contractor

    Pros

    There is a really nice work life balance here, and the workforce is diverse with a lot more females in the tech dept than I've seen elsewhere.

    Cons

    Can't say I have any gripes

    Advice to Management

    Fruit everyday!


  6. "HR"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time

    Pros

    Great work environment and friendly team

    Cons

    Require more consistent processes across similar functions


  7. "Senior management"

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    Current Employee - Operations
    Current Employee - Operations
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Customer focussed and ambitious to grow

    Cons

    Vwry Large organisation and can easily get lost.

    Advice to Management

    Back to basics


  8. "Revenue Management Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Revenue Management Analyst in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Revenue Management Analyst in Luton, East of England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, you are well looked after by the company. They listen to all concerns and try to address any issues.

    Cons

    Very few downsides, sometimes it's difficult to receive communication from the directors, so you don't always know what's going on within the company.

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep departments in the loop of what's occuring within the business on a more regular basis.


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    "Sales Director"

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    Current Employee - Projects and Change Director in Northampton, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Projects and Change Director in Northampton, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    A great people business with great brands in strong business growth

    Cons

    Decision making can be difficult due to Corporate Business structure.

    Advice to Management

    Keep the business simple don't over complicate with bureaucratic business process


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Stratford-upon-Avon, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager in Stratford-upon-Avon, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and holiday with a great bonus scheme for managers. Kitchens are well maintained and equipment replaced quickly

    Cons

    Long hours leading to not much social life. You have to stick to company specs when sometimes they aren't great.

    Advice to Management

    Think of staff a bit more rather than just managers. Follow through with what head office say and don't just forget about projects


  11. "business development"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time

    Pros

    supportive, excellent training and culture

    Cons

    can be a little over worked at times

    Advice to Management

    keep working hard


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