Whitbread Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 23 Jan 2021

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Whitbread Chief Executive Officer Alison Brittain
Alison Brittain
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Pros
  • "good working environment, great people to work with(in 22 reviews)

  • "If you want to work with nice people in a known name it can give you that(in 20 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours - contracted 48 hours over 7 days(in 38 reviews)

  • "Work life balance isn’t perfect but what company ín hospitality really can provide that(in 23 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great company

      15 Jan 2021 - Team Member 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Management are supportive and reflective

      Cons

      Long hours can be tiring

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good overall company

      21 Nov 2020 - Kitchen Porter in Durham, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good hour rate - especially considering I was 17 when I started.

      Cons

      Long hours especially if you do the close shift - people become tired and sometimes don't pull their weight - making you get out at midnight rather than 10:30

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Grill chef

      23 Jan 2021 - Grill - Chef in Swansea, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Regular monthly income Occasional bonus Discounted meals

      Cons

      Long hours on feet Short minimum breaks. Short staffed Little appreciation

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      8 Oct 2020 - Human Resources Professional in Wirral, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Development opportunities are there if you want to progress. Chance to work across lots of different business areas and really make an impact.

      Cons

      Long hours sometimes, unsocial hours when working in ops

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Waitress

      2 Dec 2020 - Front of House in Hastings, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Discount on food on and of shift

      Cons

      Long hours and short breaks

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    6. 4.0
      Current Contractor, less than 1 year

      Great job

      5 Jul 2020 - Team Member in Swansea, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great training and team working

      Cons

      Long hours on your feet

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Look after their employees when a good job is done

      3 Feb 2020 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Perks with the job - live in accommodation

      Cons

      Long hours - contracted 48 hours over 7 days

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Good place

      13 Jan 2020 - Waitress in Uttoxeter, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good tips Easy work Lots of hours

      Cons

      Long hours Bad life balance Disorganised

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Friendly

      19 Nov 2019 - Night Manager in Covent Garden, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly staff great location to work at

      Cons

      Long hours long shifts and long weeks

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good work environment but hard hours.

      14 Oct 2019 - Receptionist in London, England, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good working environment Management are normally supportive

      Cons

      Long hours- often 8 hour shifts on your feet.

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