- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at Whitbread full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
Preparatory courses, shooting stars, some coworkers, chances of progressing in various areas of the hotel, chance of learning in other areas (cross training)Cons
General manager totally unprepared, responsible for the dismissal of many employees who worked for many years in the hotel, too much pressure and little financial return for employees, employees paid below the average market.Nobody cares about what you did for the company , they dont look behind.Advice to ManagementAdvice
Stop flirting with employees and prepare better for it to be a good leader, fair and realistic giving importance to what the staff do for the good of the company and recognizing the value of employees.Doesn't RecommendPositive OutlookDisapproves of CEO
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Application Details
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at Whitbread in September 2014.Interview Details
Good initial impressions - applied for the role in the summer. A follow-up email came around a month later apologising for the delay and that application was still being considered. This was unexpected and much appreciated.
First interview scheduled. HR communications were quite disorganised. This included providing details of the wrong address (which was corrected in time) and forwarding a chain of emails with details of at least one other candidate.
First interview 1:1 and relaxed - a very good and positive experience.
Called for second interview which was a group interview with presentation. Details of the presentation came through only a few days before the interview. It was stated that the presentation should be formal / PowerPoint delivered.
Second interview - HR provided the wrong address again but this time not corrected - consequently interview started late. The interview itself seemed to go ok - although there seemed to be some disagreement between the interviewers.Interview Questions
No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
- Enquiry into why presentation delivery was formal Answer Question
You might say this company has a premier presence on the UK leisure scene. Whitbread is one of that country's leading hospitality and dining holding companies with operations ranging from hotels to coffee houses to restaurants. It owns Premier Inn, the leading budget hotel chain in the UK, with more than 570 locations. Whitbread also owns Costa, a leading chain of coffee shops with more than 1,850 outlets across more than 20 countries. In addition to those core operations, Whitbread is involved in the UK dining industry through its Beefeater and Table Table casual dining...