Whitbread

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Fantastic place to work (or it was when I was there). Really caring culture, friendly people and good work ethic.

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

I worked at Whitbread

Pros

The people are salt of the earth, the location is easy to get to, the work is interesting and the money so so...

Cons

Senior management a bit clueless, in the main its not cutting edge.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at your staff (past & present) and look at some of the choices you've made. With hindsight - were they the right choices? Think hard!

Recommends
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    Over worked and under paid. Short term bottom-line focus is a recipe for disaster

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    Former Employee - Leisure Manager in Chichester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Leisure Manager in Chichester, England (UK)

    I worked at Whitbread

    Pros

    Hard to say as nothing jumps to mind. I guess there is some comfort in knowing that the vast majority of your colleagues are in the same bad situation as you are. With a network as big as Whitbreads there is in theory a lot of opportunity for career advancement, however in reality unless you are an ass-kisser then you will get nowhere!

    Cons

    Poor salary. Understaffed and therefore very over worked. Working in an enviroinment where there is zero room for anything out of the norm to happen without serious consequence to operations, makes for an extremely stressful life. And when these types of issue are not standard across your competitors, you feel totally demotivated and no loyalty to the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your employees - think about their quality of work environment. Stop over working your people, and treat them as you would like to be treated

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    A true horror movie

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    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)

    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 Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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