Whitbread Reviews

Updated 24 April, 2015
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  1. Server of great memories

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Chef in Gloucester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Chef in Gloucester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Popular thriving business, great career development opportunities for people of all abilities in all departments across the brand. Recognized as one of the top 25 big companies to work for. Staff are very well looked after and management are kind, friendly and understanding of everyone employees needs.

    Cons

    Can be stressful at times when the company is profit driven and pushing big targets. Staff shortages in a demanding business environment can be detriment to the business at busy times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep a consistent level of staffing wherever possible as this is the biggest down fall!

  2. A good business

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    If you work hard, and get the results, you get rewarded - fantastic Management Bonus Scheme!

    Cons

    Lots of people that have been around too long - they may have served the time but that doesn't mean they know best.

    Advice to Management

    This business needs a huge cultural shift - attitude & behaviours mean a heck of a lot more than skills & knowledge.

  3. Excellent company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    They care about their employees as much as they care about the customers of their brands.

    Cons

    The only downsides would be salary comparative to market although this is offset by the other benefits.

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  5. All in all not a bad company to work for! I've worked for them for 16 years! Have made a lot of very good friends.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Grill Chef in Bognor Regis, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Grill Chef in Bognor Regis, England (UK)

    I have been working at Whitbread

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best things about working for whitbread is the good friends you make! Even the managers are down to earth and generally will do what they can do to help you even if it's a personal problem you might be having!

    Cons

    The worst things are the time constraints on everything you do. The constant need to update things like labelling guides for shorter times than you would expect!

    Advice to Management

    Please bring back the recognition for everyone I.e. beating weekly/monthly targets guest rec. Also please give more recognition to the managers as happy managers make for an even easier happier shift/week/month which obviously makes for better service and happier customers!

  6. Whitbread is getting bigger and bigger and im part of it.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good developing courses to progress career

    Cons

    working weekends always at work

  7. Fantastic Company, Fantastic Values

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hatfield, West Midlands, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Hatfield, West Midlands, England (UK)

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Brilliant employee offers, you get a debit card, which if you top up you get cash back when used at certain stores, you get a privilege card giving you 25% off at all of the companies Whitbread own. Amazing pension and Share Save Schemes. So much opportunity to progress (in 3 years I went from Team Member to Assistant Manager)

    Cons

    It's only yourself that can hold you back

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing!

  8. Best ever

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cardiff, Wales (UK)
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Cardiff, Wales (UK)

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Secure, happy and friendly working environment

    Cons

    Nothing negative to report for now

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great friendly company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread

    Pros

    The company is very friendly

    Cons

    Location isn't very exciting/difficult to get to without a car

  10. A company with full of opportunities........

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Heathrow, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in Heathrow, England (UK)

    I worked at Whitbread full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A great company with friendly working environment.....great opportunities for progression in short span.....timely training for staffs of all levels......great hierarchy system means more opportunities.....the best I like is the INCENTIVE after hitting targets every periods.

    Cons

    Even though audits are for good and is a must.....some times create pressure on all levels for a quite long period till audit actually happens. Also a department is being judged for the rest of the year just based on the audit of one day...which can be good or bad based on the mood of the employer that faces the auditor....

    Advice to Management

    The management right from the cluster manager to site manager is good .....the one- to -ones at individual sites need to be made more effective for the overall goodness of the site .....keep doing good....All the Best.

  11. Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    growing fast, great opportunities. Good management, Inovative, Freindly

    Cons

    big company culture, limited opotunity for specilists

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