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Greggs Reviews

Updated 20 October 2017
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Pros
  • Good pay for under 18's, alot higher than other places (in 55 reviews)

  • 50% discount on items, good managers (in 44 reviews)

Cons
  • Early starts, shifts being changed or removed with no notice at all (in 28 reviews)

  • Long hours, tried to get me to work a lot more than my contract (in 26 reviews)

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  1. "Greggs shop assistant"

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    Former Employee - Greggs Shop Assistant
    Former Employee - Greggs Shop Assistant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greggs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible work and there is a communal feel about working there and the word is quite varied

    Cons

    Long hours, tried to get me to work a lot more than my contract


  2. "Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Flexible working hours
    Fun staff
    Good student job

    Cons

    During busy periods, workload is non-stop


  3. "Good"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greggs part-time

    Pros

    Good experience and fun times

    Cons

    Customers impatient and sandwiches hard to make


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  5. "Greggs Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dewsbury, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dewsbury, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greggs part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good pay. Flexible hours if you are looking for that sort of thing. Short and long shifts.
    50% discounts on all greggs items.

    Cons

    Small contracts and expect you to work any overtime.
    Gets a bit repetitive.
    Early starts at 5am.


  6. "Its great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is good for under eighteens

    Cons

    uniform is okay, it isnt too bad though

    Advice to Management

    its great


  7. "Customer Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Customer Assistant in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Greggs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Discount for Greggs products, different tasks to do, busy

    Cons

    Customers, bosses can be idiots


  8. "Previous employee"

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

    I worked at Greggs part-time

    Pros

    Above minimum wage, busy environment, always something to do making the shifts go faster

    Cons

    Early hours, struggle with work/study/life balance depending on store


  9. "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greggs full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic company great training great opportunities

    Cons

    No downsides as ofyet


  10. "Customer focused"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Burnley, England
    Current Employee - Team Member in Burnley, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greggs part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great training and benefits, encourages team spirit, shops are warm and friendly, variety of tasks to do, can progress, feedback always available

    Cons

    Early starts, shift pattern tends to be very random, physically demanding so you need to be fit


  11. "Enjoy working here - team member"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - Team Member in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greggs part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Short morning or afternoon shifts, either get long lie or afternoon for myself

    Good with training, understanding and good feedback

    Good pay (£7.50 while training)

    Usually busy, time passes quickly

    Friendly colleagues, and manager

    Generous discounts 50% on food (lunch usually costs under £3)

    Cons

    Early starts

    Could be nearer (not their fault though obv)

    Can get busy

    Lots to do in morning shifts, but manageable

    Occasionally grumpy customers

    Lots of cleaning uniform and ironing

    Burn myself a lot on daily basis 😂

    Advice to Management

    Good management, easy to talk to and good with training


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