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Updated 3 Jan 2020

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4.0
77%
Recommend to a Friend
85%
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17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Was a good environment to work in and supportive work place(in 7 reviews)

  • "Good team, helpful members of staff from various hotels(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, management could be more supportive(in 11 reviews)

  • "Poor management, ruder clientele, late hours regardless of underage and high stress kitchen environment(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "A fundamentally dysfunctional organisation."

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    Former Employee - Director in North West
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at De Vere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The group has a collection of nice properties, and offers a step on the career ladder for many people who may lack formal skills or training. The annual staff awards event is well organised (if you’re lucky/senior enough to be invited).

    Cons

    As a member of the senior management team in a flagship property, I witnessed an industry, and company in crisis. I saw good staff leave high profile jobs for better pay and conditions stacking shelves in Sainsbury’s (not a joke). I saw experienced elite hoteliers broken by the sheer grinding futility of coming to work for 12+ hours per day, only to have senior people openly undo their hard work in minutes. Having come from outside the hospitality industry, I was disgusted to see how the most senior directors of the business treated their colleagues with utter contempt and repeatedly drive property managers into impossible dead ends with unclear expectations, zero communication, and laughable budgets. The business remains viable solely off the backs of unpaid overtime worked by undervalued staff at every level, who are ignored by directors, who are at once, ignorant of the reality of their business, disinterested in how to modernise in the slightest way, and unwilling to engage in even the most cursory way with even senior managers, let alone team members. This is no secret in the business, but being as it is, many employees have no option but to stick it out due to limited career prospects elsewhere. I have a wealth of multi-industry experience at senior level, and have literally never dared to imagine a business like this. I would not work here again, nor let anyone I know apply without the benefit of my advice.

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    De Vere2018-12-04
  2. "Fab"

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    Current Employee - Coordinator 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    One big family. Great company

    Cons

    No progression due to long length of service

    De Vere2019-12-19
  3. "Not bad if you are a student for part time work, but not for full time."

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    Current Employee - Conference Host in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at De Vere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Food, fairly flexible, colleagues are good fun

    Cons

    pay, training regimes, head office arent great and you dont always get rewarded for hard work

    De Vere2020-01-03
  4. "Opportunity of a life time"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Manager in Cirencester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great support network Fantastic training opportunities Fast track to management

    Cons

    Long hours Big commitment Not paid over time

    De Vere2019-11-22
  5. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Wedding and Events Coordinator in Bristol, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at De Vere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Different incentives and discounted/free hotel stays

    Cons

    Small offices so not much room for progression

    De Vere2019-11-17
  6. "Great people who work hard"

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    Former Employee - Food and Beverage Assistant 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at De Vere part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of lovely people, chance build on skills

    Cons

    Long hours, management could be more supportive

    De Vere2019-12-01
  7. "Good salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

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

    Pros

    Good team , fantastic location,good training

    Cons

    The shifts are unsociable hours

    De Vere2019-10-25
  8. "Graduate Manager Programme"

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    Current Employee - Graduate Manager 

    I have been working at De Vere full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    De Vere provide all their employees with copious amounts of training, offering extra modules if the employee wishes. The Graduate Scheme provides the opportunity to work in all departments in the hotel. Mostly in the operational departments, working your way up, learning how to become a manger. They give you room to grow and find your own way to manage with the support and tools provided when needed. Regular Training on specific relevant department topics with the other Graduates from the company, provides us with an opportunity to see other hotels and discuss with the fellow graduates our experiences. I would highly recommend this programme to anyone who wants to work in the hospitality industry. As the opportunity to work in all departments across the 18 months provides you with a unique outlook on how the hotel runs.

    Cons

    I don't have any for the Graduate Programme

    De Vere2019-10-19
  9. "Staff not appreciated"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Uckfield, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at De Vere full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good colleagues and social events

    Cons

    Made to work awful hours with no breaks in between shifts

    De Vere2019-10-10
  10. "Not great if you're a student"

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    Former Employee - Food and Beverade Assistant in Nottingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at De Vere part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Flexible hours and accommodating managers

    Cons

    They expect you to do a lot more than what they pay for

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    De Vere2019-09-09

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