Whitbread Reviews

Updated 19 Jan 2021

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3.7
69%
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67%
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Whitbread Chief Executive Officer Alison Brittain
Alison Brittain
164 Ratings
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 36 reviews)

  • "Work life balance isn’t perfect but what company ín hospitality really can provide that(in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Deputy Hotel Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good place to grow in your career

    Cons

    Work life balance, pay. Big responsibility

  2. "Great place to work."

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Waiter/Bartender in Uttoxeter, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Socialising Staff Social skills Good hours Money

    Cons

    None to report. Very good.


  3. "Fair"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Barista in Nottingham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread part-time

    Pros

    Fair company, higher management members are professionals in all areas they work in. Problem solving is excellent.

    Cons

    They don’t train well their staff on employment matters

  4. "Great company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member 

    I worked at Whitbread full-time

    Pros

    Management are supportive and reflective

    Cons

    Long hours can be tiring

  5. "good experience"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at Whitbread part-time

    Pros

    great team and enjoyable experience

    Cons

    none I can think of

  6. "Good company but can sometimes lack support"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Grill Chef in Weston-super-Mare, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good pay, good bonuses and a good sharesave scheme

    Cons

    Lots of hours in social and family time

  7. "Caring Employer"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dunstable, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Paid 100% salary during furlough in 2020. Huge focus on wellbeing.

    Cons

    Hospitality Industry dictated certain efficiencies and cost reductions, meaning certain projects and workstreams were cancelled.

  8. "Poor Management"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Student in Reading, England

    I worked at Whitbread part-time

    Pros

    Good online training Simple application process

    Cons

    Too much rules and regulation led to poor management - High focus on ticking boxes and cutting budgets Staff wellbeing was visibly suffering as a result of the constant cutbacks

  9. "Very good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Night Job in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Working Winthrop this company

    Cons

    Nothing to tell them ... good experience

  10. "Bad culture"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time

    Pros

    WFH sometimes, fruits, pool, MacBook Pro

    Cons

    They don't care about quality. 100% delivery oriented. Quality code is secondary. Mandatory On call without extra payment

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