Greene King Employee Reviews about "pub"

Updated Jan 7, 2021

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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
      Current Employee

      They really do care

      Oct 5, 2020 - Area Manager in Kingston upon Hull, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Promote from within is encouraging for the team

      Cons

      3 pub companies in one

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Not bad

      Jan 7, 2021 - Bartender in Cambridge, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good sense of community between pubs, feel safe and secure. Staff discount at all Greene King pubs Lot of online training and always someone around, in charge to ask

      Cons

      Next to no control of menus, drinks or decoration, even for the managers. Getting mixed feedback from different members of management. Trying to make all the pubs generic rather than letting them have their own strengths and character

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Decent company

      Dec 29, 2020 - Front of House Staff in Bexley, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Reasonable job perks Flexible hours Friendly co-workers

      Cons

      Not all Greene King pubs allow staff discounts Senior managment do not prioritise staff desired hours

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    4. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Review of Greene King pub

      Nov 16, 2020 - Kitchen Member in Herongate, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good pub discount on food

      Cons

      Low minimum wage if you're under 21

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Good enough but not great

      Nov 25, 2020 - Front of House Staff in Kensington, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      It was a typical pub experience, nothing special

      Cons

      Boss that was hot and cold

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    6. 3.0
      Current Contractor

      Low pay

      Nov 22, 2020 - General Manager in Reading, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible can be worked as long as you do 48 hours.

      Cons

      Must work 48 hours a week pay is poor unless you agree to move pubs .

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    7. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great team attitude

      Oct 27, 2020 - Team Member in Knutsford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good amount of training provided

      Cons

      Very corporate way of running a pub

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Dodgy pub management

      Oct 22, 2020 - Team Member in Watford, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Discount for staff for all Greene King pubs - and they're all over the country - Hygiene orientated (the pub I worked at least)

      Cons

      - Took forever to get a clock in and out key (I had to eventually protest against working until I got the key, took 1 month to sort it out - have they not heard of calling IT for support? - Super cheap, minimum wage and make sure to track your hours to the letter. I lost out a lot of from not recorded overtime so I worked a lot for no pay. My colleagues also reported dodgy pay practice and not being paid for their overtime - No regular schedule. It's based on a week by week basis so it's hard to plan your life around - For all the hard grunt work, and super low pay, you're still expected to pay for your own coffee and food - Getting a break is super hard - Everyone are stressed out and a lot of staff just end up being toxic, work place bullying - Because it's cheap, you get cheap customers who also are toxic - Overall hygiene is a hit and miss. Some pubs like where I worked at are very clean, while others are terrible

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good Colleagues

      Oct 6, 2020 - Front of House Staff in Reading, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fun Shift if the right colleagues was working Free Roast on Sundays 30% off food when not on shift 50% off food on shift

      Cons

      Lack Of leadership, certain staff allowed to come and go and do as they please Very strict pub chain, no free drinks or food etc No set hours , huge variety in weekly hours. No progression Late finishes/ early starts

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Uni student

      Aug 22, 2020 - Bar Staff in Salisbury, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Helpful for uni students, as they allow you to multi sight. Therefor I can work full time in my home town, and part time during term time where I am at uni. Department to help with troubled staff such as financial problems, mental health etc.

      Cons

      Minimum wage. Labour turnover at pubs.

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