Whitbread Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 2 Dec 2020

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Whitbread Chief Executive Officer Alison Brittain
Alison Brittain
182 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 overall company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Kitchen Porter in Durham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Whitbread full-time for more than a year

    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

  2. "Waitress"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Front of House in Hastings, England

    I worked at Whitbread part-time

    Pros

    Discount on food on and of shift

    Cons

    Long hours and short breaks


  3. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time

    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

  4. "Great job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Team Member in Swansea, Wales

    I have been working at Whitbread for less than a year

    Pros

    Great training and team working

    Cons

    Long hours on your feet

  5. "Look after their employees when a good job is done"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Whitbread

    Pros

    Perks with the job - live in accommodation

    Cons

    Long hours - contracted 48 hours over 7 days

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  6. "Good place"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waitress in Uttoxeter, England
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good tips Easy work Lots of hours

    Cons

    Long hours Bad life balance Disorganised

  7. "Friendly"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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

  8. "Good work environment but hard hours."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Receptionist in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good working environment Management are normally supportive

    Cons

    Long hours- often 8 hour shifts on your feet.

  9. "Not too bad to work for. Just long hours"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Kitchen Manager 

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

    Pros

    Easy proggresion to different roles withing one company.

    Cons

    Long hours over contract which are not paid but as manager you have to be there when company needs

  10. "Beefeater bar staff"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bar Staff in Birmingham, England

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

    Pros

    Very good company to work for

    Cons

    Can be very long hours

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