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Greene King Reviews

Updated Dec 11, 2019

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2.6
35%
Recommend to a Friend
96%
Approve of CEO
Greene King CEO Nick Mackenzie (no image)
Nick Mackenzie
8 Ratings
Pros
  • "Left to run my pub as if my own business(in 44 reviews)

  • "Staff discount at all GK managed pubs(in 27 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours not great work life balance pressure to meet targets(in 73 reviews)

  • "In my pub too we had 4 manager changes within 9 months which demonstrates the lack of care about the pub higher management had(in 60 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - General Manager 

    I have been working at Greene King full-time

    Pros

    Teams are lovely. Building as great

    Cons

    Work life balance is a struggle

    Greene King2019-12-11
  2. "Greene king"

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    Former Employee - Server/Waitress 

    I worked at Greene King part-time

    Pros

    Benefits - discount countrywide, well looked after by managers

    Cons

    Restrictive being a big company, little freedom

    Greene King2019-11-26
  3. "Organised and flexible employer, but could pay more!"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Saint Andrews, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Greene King part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Highly professional set up - Good level of training provided - Very flexible with part-time working hours - Nice 33% staff discount

    Cons

    - Pay is minimum wage, pretty poor from largest (gastro) pub owner in the UK

    Greene King2019-11-25
  4. "Not as bad as people say."

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    Former Employee - General Manager in Chester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Greene King full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great benefits Great team

    Cons

    Little communication Zero spending money to fix issues Too many tick boxes No home life

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your team. 48 hour working week means that!

    Greene King2019-11-17
  5. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - BarMaid in Newcastle, England

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

    Pros

    Good culture within the teams

    Cons

    Long hours on week ends

    Greene King2019-11-14
  6. "Sucked"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greene King part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Some nice people, one helpful manager

    Cons

    Horrible managers, worked newer staff like slaves without any proper training or positive feedback

    Greene King2019-11-26
  7. "Career"

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    Former Employee - Store Manager in Southampton, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greene King full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Passion way of life rewarding

    Cons

    Long hours unsociable working hours

    Advice to Management

    ??????

    Greene King2019-11-10
  8. "brilliant"

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    Current Employee - Bar Maid in Shrewsbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    this company makes sure employees have many perks such as 50% off hotels, friend and family get 25% of food and drink, transfers are easily applied for if moving home and job opportunities are regularly posted in house on a employee social media platform that is amazing in its own right. Apprenticeships are also available and staff creativity and expression is encouraged. I really do love working for greeneking.

    Cons

    I don't have any direct issues with greeneking their employee ethos is brilliant.

    Greene King2019-11-06
  9. "Fab to work for"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Nottingham, England

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

    Pros

    33% off when not working 25% friends and family 50% on shift

    Cons

    Long hours Unsociable hours sometimes

    Greene King2019-11-06
  10. "Not the best place I’ve worked"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 

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

    Pros

    31 days holiday. Staff discount at all GK managed pubs. Progression opportunities

    Cons

    Get rotas day or two in advance No work life balance Under staffed

    Greene King2019-11-07
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