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Dobbies Reviews

Updated 10 Jul 2019

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2.4
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Graham Jenkins
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Pros
  • "Staff that you work with are the only positives in this company along with the staff discount(in 16 reviews)

  • "50% discount on food, 5-20% discount on store products(in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • "Minimum wage which is completely not worth the tasks you have to do(in 6 reviews)

  • "Overtime, long hours, no breaks are also expected with no thanks being given(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Changed recently and looks promising"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Dobbies

    Pros

    Structure stock and higher management

    Cons

    As in every change it will take a few months for everything to settle down

    Advice to Management

    Very good

    Dobbies2019-07-10
  2. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Replenishment Team 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Part time flexible hours whilst studying. supportive staff and the team was really friendly. Miss the days really

    Cons

    sometimes unsociable hours around xmas time etc, but that's the joy of retail

    Dobbies2019-06-20
  3. "Okay, lack of communication and promotions"

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    Current Employee - Shop Floor Assistant in Morpeth, England

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

    Pros

    50% discount on food Flexible working days Paid holiday

    Cons

    Weekend work Wage is poor No promotion opportunity No pay rises

    Dobbies2019-06-04
  4. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice colleagues, good hours, relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    No progression, questionable ethics, heavy lifting required, Ever changing senior management.

    Dobbies2019-05-11
  5. "Foodhall Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly staff. Discount. Good products.

    Cons

    Pay. Management are poor. Expect you to do to much.

    Dobbies2019-04-08
  6. "Assistant restaurant manager"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Dobbies part-time

      Pros

      Very professional, good team, enjoyable

      Cons

      Early mornings. No other cons

      Dobbies2019-03-15
    • "Restaurant assistant"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook

      I have been working at Dobbies part-time

      Pros

      Good community vibe, lots of opportunity for experiencd

      Cons

      Managers under appreciated staff far too much Only appreciated the olderstaff

      Advice to Management

      Appreciste the floor

      Dobbies2019-03-18
    • "Decent Part-time opportunity"

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      Former Employee - Customer Advisor in Stirling, Scotland
      Recommends
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I worked at Dobbies part-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Very flexible, friendly staff, and open to people from different countries.

      Cons

      Usually out of town, so location is not excellent, but not the worst.

      Dobbies2019-02-26
    • "Hard Work"

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      Current Employee - Restaurant Customer Advisor 
      Doesn't Recommend
      Neutral Outlook
      No Opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Dobbies full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      50% discount in restaurant 25% discount in store 10% discount in foot hall Good holiday pay

      Cons

      Hard work in the restaurant. Nearly always understaffed. Expected to work 7 or 8 days in a row, no weekends off unless asked.

      Dobbies2019-02-20
    • Helpful (1)

      "Wonderful employees, horrible higher management."

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      Former Employee - Sales Assistant in Milngavie, Scotland

      I worked at Dobbies part-time for more than 5 years

      Pros

      The colleuges are very nice and family like. Store managers are understanding and accomodating when not under pressure.

      Cons

      Store are given higher targets year on year with less and less staff doing 3 peoples work.

      Advice to Management

      Store managers need to push for more staff and help. Higher management need to open their eyes/do their job.

      Dobbies2019-02-12
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