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Whitbread Reviews

Updated Dec 9, 2019

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3.1
45%
Recommend to a Friend
51%
Approve of CEO
Whitbread CEO Alison Brittain
Alison Brittain
126 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you want to work with nice people in a known name it can give you that(in 20 reviews)

  • "Flexible working option at all level within the business(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours long shifts and long weeks(in 30 reviews)

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

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Head HR"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Human Resources in New Delhi
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Employer of choice, great organisation to work with

    Cons

    Plenty of good learning opportunities

    Whitbread2017-08-04
  2. "Good place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hotel Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great team ethic. Good recognition and clear targets

    Cons

    work / life balance is hard to maintain

    Whitbread2019-12-09
  3. "Great company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Manager in Luton, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working great people great dedicated company

    Cons

    24hr management hard for social

    Advice to Management

    More levels of management

    Whitbread2019-11-23
  4. "Friendly"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Manager in Covent Garden, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff great location to work at

    Cons

    Long hours long shifts and long weeks

    Whitbread2019-11-20
  5. "Reservations agent at head office"

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    Former Employee - Reservations Agent 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company perks and salary, offers different types of contracts too

    Cons

    Management is not great, can be demoralising

    Whitbread2019-12-04
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Short staffed all the time"

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    Former Employee - Grill Chef in Romford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You can work as many hour's as you can

    Cons

    Company doesn't allow to have staff to keep standards up

    Advice to Management

    Put more people on shift so it actually can function as a restorant

    Whitbread2019-11-30
  7. "Great company for investing in its people"

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    Former Employee - Regional Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great training and opportunities for progression

    Cons

    None to speak of at this company

    Whitbread2019-11-06
  8. Helpful (1)

    "missing gratitude"

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    Current Employee - Cleaner in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I meet some nice customers and get good feedback

    Cons

    meet some not-so -nice managers who dont know how to treat their staff

    Advice to Management

    treat your cleaner with utmost respect - No one wants to eat at a dirty restaurant, and when word gets 'round, you can go down fast - Speak to them as people with more common sense than you have, without the patronising

    Whitbread2019-11-13
  9. "Digital graveyard"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread full-time

    Pros

    Some people and city location

    Cons

    Everything else. Slow progress, lack of quality technical leadership, the company doesn’t know what it wants, feedback is ignored. Always many people leaving all the time. Then they ship in more and they leave. People who try to improve things are seen as the enemy.

    Advice to Management

    Speed up. Get a CTO who knows how to make engineering better not just relying on AND to do it all. Improve technology leadership. Hire a business director who knows digital so they do something more than smile and look confused. What’s the point? Posting on here that you want to know more is a joke. How much more do you need to know and why did you ignore all the people who told you before.

    Whitbread2019-12-05
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Server/Waiter in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to progress Good team incentives

    Cons

    Staff turnover can be quite high

    Whitbread2019-10-22
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