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Whitbread Reviews

Updated 15 Jul 2019

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2.9
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Whitbread CEO Alison Brittain
Alison Brittain
112 Ratings
Pros
  • "If you want to work with nice people in a known name it can give you that(in 20 reviews)

  • "good working environment, great people to work with(in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, stressful and pressured environment(in 24 reviews)

  • "head office location (very difficult to reach via public transport)(in 21 reviews)

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  1. "Becoming an industry of restructuring"

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst 
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Culture People Experience of a large brand

    Cons

    Constant risk of redundancy seems

    Whitbread2019-07-15
  2. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Banbury, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Privilege card with premier in discounts upto 50% off. Perks at work and sales incentives

    Cons

    Long hours, care more for money then the staff

    Advice to Management

    Look after you staff, sold costa for £4 billion but nothing happening to staff benefits

    Whitbread2019-07-11
  3. "Corporate"

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    Current Employee - Restaurant Manager in Hull, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Good progression so long as you are willing to move.

    Cons

    Savings on labour are very tight, they spend over the odds on maintenance and do not take care of the managers accommodation.

    Whitbread2019-07-09
  4. "Ups and downs and round abouts"

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    Current Employee - General Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Whitbread full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Very good up and Coming company

    Cons

    Remote location and seasonal staff

    Whitbread2019-07-08
  5. "Friendly Workplace"

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Andover, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible hours, friendly team

    Cons

    Bad pay, sometimes under staffed

    Whitbread2019-07-08
  6. "Not a place for over achievers"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Whitbread full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    * Whitbread is a great place to work if you're looking for a relaxed environment without much (any?) pressure. * The company is very open on flexible working, so working hours are quite chilled as long as progress is shown and working from home is not an issue either. * Whitbread is full of good people and everyone is very friendly, the bonus has great potential and the base salary is ok if you consider the compensation...

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    Cons

    * Unchallenging tech environment, built on either dated or enterprise technologies. The company fairly recently started migrating their front end to React but there is still a lot of legacy going around. * Everything moves extremely slow, and 95% of decisions are based on revenue/commercial reasons which means tech debt is constantly pilling up. * If you're a microservices developer for Whitbread I genuinely feel...

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    Advice to Management

    If you want to have a digital function then own it. Don't outsource the most important part of your system to someone else, this only leaves your developers frustrated as they're left with bad APIs and huge waiting times for change to happen which kills momentum and costs money. Get Engineering Managers to manage the teams and most of your team coordination issues will go away. Improve the hiring process and get...

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    Whitbread2019-07-06
  7. "Not what it was"

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      Current Employee - Head Housekeeper 

      I have been working at Whitbread full-time

      Pros

      The people. The role itself

      Cons

      The tight budgeting, lack of motivation, too much restructure

      Whitbread2019-07-02
    • "Good company hard work life balance"

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      Former Employee - Team Member in Southampton, England

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

      Pros

      Passionate about guest and managers were good

      Cons

      Strict labour usually understaffed stressful

      Advice to Management

      Avoid loosing good people by not working them do hard

      Whitbread2019-06-28
    • "Great company with clear future vision"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources in Dunstable, England
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Clear and regular company growth plans are shared across the business.

      Cons

      Apart from the company intranet, there isn't one clear internal platform that brings Ops and Support Centre together.

      Whitbread2019-06-24
    • "Great company with lots of progression"

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      Current Employee - Head Chef 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Lots of professional development and progression routes

      Cons

      Budgets and targets can be quite tight at times

      Whitbread2019-06-22
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