Greene King Reviews

Updated Oct 15, 2021

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3.5
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Pros
  • "Good discount percentage on any Greene King Pub(in 52 reviews)

  • "Staff discount at all GK pubs and hotels(in 45 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours and constant late night shifts which makes it hard to socialise with people outside of work(in 102 reviews)

  • "Very corporate way of running a pub(in 74 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Better Time Here Than With Main Rival

      Aug 9, 2021 - Bartender/Server in Chilwell, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Better than Wetherspoon. Slightly better money than rival. Treated better by management and head office. Good discount, on food and alcoholic drinks.

      Cons

      0 hour contract. Still low wage for the work/abuse received from customers. Long hours, sometimes split shifts 10am start with 1am finish. This does have a large break of a few hours. High staff turn over.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Worked for me

      Oct 15, 2021 - Waitress/Bar Staff 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Handled the pandemic with care for their staff

      Cons

      Little room for career progression, if it is your full time career

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    3. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great!

      Oct 15, 2021 - Server/Waitress in Reading, England, England
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      Pros

      Loved working here, the team was great, pay was the best I've had at any hopitality with the troc really making a huge differce. We charged 12.5% service which really added up.

      Cons

      Quite bad training, think I would have been a bit lost if I hadn't worked in hospitality before. Also, as with every hospitality job, hours were not guaranteed.

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      decent

      Oct 12, 2021 - Hospitality Team Member in Sheffield, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      amazing place to work at

      Cons

      noothing bad i can say

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great company

      Oct 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits Covid pay Flexible hours 50% off food when working

      Cons

      Busy shifts Short staffed Rude customers Tough hours

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Is what it is

      Oct 12, 2021 - General Manager in Peterborough, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The hours and workload are tough, but I enjoy my job and I am well paid to do it

      Cons

      None really, work life balance I guess

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      OK for quick employment

      Oct 8, 2021 - Front of House Staff in Birmingham, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility fun friendly Fast paced

      Cons

      Long days, minimum wage, high staff turn over

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Poor morale

      Oct 14, 2021 - FOH 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible hours around uni work

      Cons

      No pastoral support and very sexist

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Great working environment

      Sep 29, 2021 - Senior Bar Staff 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun, sociable job. Meet a lot of like-minded people. Young, vibrant team.

      Cons

      Unsociable working hours. Long hours. Not that well paid.

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      pub cook

      Oct 14, 2021 - Back of House Team Member in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      The kitchen was well equipped and the pub and its setting were nice.

      Cons

      The rotation of shifts across team members was not fair.

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