gategroup Employee Reviews about "free coffee"

Updated Jul 20, 2020

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gategroup CEO  Xavier Rossinyol
Xavier Rossinyol
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Pros
  • "Colleagues, free coffee and fruit(in 7 reviews)

  • "There are none, except some great people(in 3 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Senior management is seriously bad(in 5 reviews)

  • "Those lovely people don't stay, They treat the employees so badly that no one stays longer than a year(in 3 reviews)

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    1. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      The most unprofessional company you could work for

      Jul 20, 2020 - Anonymous Employee in Luton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Colleagues, free coffee and fruit

      Cons

      Lack of management, lack of empathy and integrity, lack of opportunities, lack of guidance, lack of investment, lack of passion, lack of professionalism, lack of strategy (or if there is one, it is not shared)

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      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Potential....to go insane

      Jan 3, 2020 - General Dogs Body in Luton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Lots of travel opportunities (to Sweden) Free coffee and fresh fruit

      Cons

      Poor parking facilities Outdated offices creaky floors and old furniture Poor facilities unsanitary lavatories Poor senior management

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      2 people found this review helpful
    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Needs some improvement

      Oct 25, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Luton, England
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      Pros

      Free coffee Professional team, good for gaining skills and experience.

      Cons

      No bonuses Study support is a myth Pay rise only offered when you leave Some teams working extra hard and some are really relaxed which frustrates people who work hard (and earn less)

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    4. 2.0
      Current Employee

      Finance

      May 5, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good mix of people, interesting problems, adds a lot to your CV as you are guaranteed to get problems above your normal grade. Anybody who survives a year at Gategroup will come out of it with their career enhanced. I would not advise anyone to stay longer than 18 months. Most people last 3 to 6 months. Office culture is actually fairly positive Free coffee

      Cons

      Most departments are understaffed by 10-30%. All employees are underpaid by 10-50%. Only way to fix this is get a job offer from elsewhere, and accept it. If you show them a job offer from elsewhere, they'll promise to match it at your next review, then not do so. Everything's someone specific's fault, and its never the fault of HR for hiring incompetent people in too small a volume. Different business units fight each other. If you get caught up in these fights its made personal.

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      6 people found this review helpful
    5. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Public Health Warning - Highly Toxic Aviod!!!

      Jan 9, 2018 - Middle Management in Luton, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      None, Ok I have to write 5 words here, Free Coffee.

      Cons

      Where do I start, I'll just say that you should avoid this place at all costs. If you're looking for a job then, keep looking and don't go to Gate Retail as you'll be back looking within 3-6 months. Then there is the proven fact just look at the other reviews on here that if you stay you will either be forced out by bullying, harassment or you will just decide to walk. It's just the way Gate Retail and Gate Gourmet is. So in short: 1) A culture of leaders who don't care for their workers 2) Bullying and management by fear of the Directors 3) Everyone is out to score cheap points at your expense to make themselves look good 4) Avoid meetings as they are always fraught with conflict and a horrible foggy tension 5) The atmosphere is horrible and it's like that as people are stressed because their are no systems to do the job properly. 6) No systems and no people to make up for it so every job is very manual and time consuming. 7) A company formed on lack of integrity and lies to its customers to keep or win accounts. There are 2 sorts of people that work here, group 1 are the ones who are lazy and are masters at passing the buck and stabbing their subordinates in the back. Then there are the few nice decent hard working people that become so demotivated after 3-6 months they just give up with the place and mentally depart. Enough said, this one is a Job search AVOID....

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      3 people found this review helpful
    6. 1.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      The worst company in every way shape and form.

      Apr 14, 2017 - Anonymous Employee in London, England
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      Pros

      Apart from free coffee, tea and an adequate pay check that comes in at the end of the month. Absolutely nothing.

      Cons

      The list is endless... I could probably write a book as to how bad this company is but will summarize in short. - Treatment of staff: Senior management use psychological bullying tactics to threaten their employees to perform outrageously demanding tasks which often does not fit into their job description. I was employed in an analytical role in the marketing team and the first few months I was told to do nothing but empty bins, wash dishes and dispose of rubbish. -The Senior Management: They do not care at all about the employees welfare, they are only concerned about covering their mistakes and shifting blames on others if a mistake occurs (especially younger employees, those newly employed or lower down the pecking order. Senior management bully employees and are extremely rude in general and will stop at nothing to get to the top even if it includes stepping over others for their own personal benefit. -Company culture and working environment: One word - shocking. I cannot express in words how bleak of an office environment it is to work in. Everyone looks depressed, sitting their like ducks waiting for the hours to go by aimlessly with no real sense of purpose of direction but to simply tick the hours over. It is often dead silent with stressed out employees wishing day by day they could find a away to leave the company. People do not look forward to going to work and I'd say 75% if not more are genuinely depressed. It is astonishing how miserable people look at their desks, eating alone, often hear crying in the toilet and people sleeping in their cars for lunch breaks. In addition salaries are extremely low paying - probably 15% lower than the national average. -Development and career progression: If you are starting in any position it is almost impossible to progress up the ladder, as the company is so focused on cutting costs and maximizing shareholder wealth only. People are stuck at a dead end job no matter how hard you work you will not get the recognition you deserve from senior members. The only real motivation for employees in the business is not to be hassled by their demanding bosses and to work just hard enough not to get sacked. The area itself as well is extremely bleak. There is literally nothing do around the area and everyone shoots off home after work as they cannot wait to get out. No after work drinks, prizes or anything. I was thrown right into the deep end with no training whatsoever and hence had no idea what I was doing for the first year or so, my managers had no time for me whatsoever and when I made a mistake due to a lack of knowledge I was blamed heavily for it and threatened arrogant senior managers. Realistically the the senior team are depressing individuals themselves and only vent their depression and anger toward lower ranking employees. Company structure: The organisation has been undergoing structural change for a number of years. In fact this has made matters worse as processed and decisions are shambolic and highly disorganized often resulting into fear of job security or employees being made redundant. People are inconstant fear of their job. The list goes on.. I would strongly recommend to stay clear of this company in every way shape or form possible. It is almost worth being unemployed and finding another job rather than working for this company. It is a dog eat dog company culture with no atmosphere, buzz or any benefit I can think of. Good talent goes to waste, staff turnover is extremely high. It actually got to the point were it affected my physical and mental healthy. Definitely not a healthy environment to be in. One final thing, the office banter is truly truly poor. Unfunny jokes, poor banter and everyone judging one another. Communication is weak, people send emails to the person next to them if they want an action done / want a request. STAY CLEAR AT ALL POSSIBLE COSTS

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      13 people found this review helpful
    7. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      The Go Forward Plan is Cover My Rear End

      Jul 26, 2014 - Senior Manager in Reston, VA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Nice office, free coffee, good parking...sad that that's about it.

      Cons

      #1 problem is culture, which is cut throat. Every Director is consumed on how they must appear as value add, even at the expense of their own teams. HR should do something about this but they can't even keep their own people. Our 4 Values are for everyone else to cultivate, but not senior leadership as they rarely embody these. Meetings show lowest levels of accountability and a culture of hostility and blame. Data is skewed to cover problems or create appearances. The best meetings are those that get canceled.

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      5 people found this review helpful
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