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Whitbread Reviews

Updated March 6, 2017
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Pros
  • A great company with friendly working environment (in 9 reviews)

  • 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)

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. "Whitbread review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Former Employee - Accountant
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, hard working yet relaxed culture, employees are listened to.

    Cons

    Too many restructures.Some teams are very rigid and salary banding is not clear.


  2. "Finance Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Definitely the opportunity to define the type of work you do on your internship. Had a really fun work day down in Brighton. Free costa coffee all day is also a plus!

    Cons

    The training could have been slightly more organised and, due to it's location, the social life could have been better.

    Advice to Management

    None that I can really think of - potentially just ensure the internship is well organised as I was shadowing people for a while before I had my own desk.


  3. "Positive vibes"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Whitbread full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great ambition mixed with great engagement scores. Family feel to the head office where you get the sense colleagues care.. I guess if you fit in you are looked after but may struggle if not. I found it a great place to work

    Cons

    To many consultants clogging up the meeting rooms and also so many projects they overlap so high management control needed

    Advice to Management

    Carry on - doing great.


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  5. "marketing manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Marketing in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Marketing in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Dynamic, innovative teams. Really passionate teams and flexible working. Good bonus scheme and free coffee. Good career development. Overall a great company to work for

    Cons

    Really have enjoyed working at Whitbread. Overall a good company to work for. There is office politics but I think you can get that everywhere.


  6. "team member"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread part-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    flexible working hours, reasonable salary

    Cons

    unsociable working hours (weekends, nights, bank holidays and christmas


  7. "Its a good company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Store Manager in Darlington, North East England, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits that you get, progression to a certain level

    Cons

    Career progression when you want to change course

    Advice to Management

    Need to look at home grown talent rather than external all the time


  8. "Payment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Barista in Twickenham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Barista in Twickenham, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good service and able to level up

    Cons

    No double pay on holidays


  9. "Chef"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Chef in Inverness, Scotland (UK)
    Former Employee - Chef in Inverness, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good career advancement prospects , good employee benefits and various discounts within all sectors of the company

    Cons

    Only a half hour tea break within a 12 hour working shift , I believe this is not in line with employment law regulations

    Advice to Management

    Review your policy on tea breaks


  10. "Good company to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunstable, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good atmosphere. Not too corporate

    Cons

    Lost some of its buzz over the years, not much opportunity to progress from specialist roles

    Advice to Management

    Take a few risks


  11. "Great company but better managers"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Glasgow, Scotland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time

    Pros

    Descent pay, good company, good progression

    Cons

    Bad management training, no free food for staff, more organised with new menu ect

    Advice to Management

    Better strict training for gm roles



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