Greggs Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 14 Dec 2020

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Greggs CEO Roger Whiteside
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452 Ratings
Pros
  • "fairly flexible work hours and good pay(in 154 reviews)

  • "All ok Staff discount and paid breaks(in 96 reviews)

Cons
  • "Very early starts if you work an open shift(in 77 reviews)

  • "Long hours and always need to put customer first(in 73 reviews)

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  1. "Good job during studies"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Team Member 

    I worked at Greggs part-time

    Pros

    Great discount on food friendly Active

    Cons

    long hours of standing strong smell

  2. "Good for progression"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Shop Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greggs full-time

    Pros

    Good opportunities for progression Fantastic pay Supportive colleagues and management

    Cons

    Long hours and early starts


  3. "Fab"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Team Member 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    good food, good team shifts good

    Cons

    long hours but days off

  4. "Lovely place to work"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Supervisor in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, profit share, progression

    Cons

    Poor pay, long hours, very early starts

  5. "Great place to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Team Member in Bournemouth, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greggs part-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great Colleagues Great Pay (Above minimum) Great managerial staff

    Cons

    Long hours Customer can be rude (but as long as you have great colleagues, they make you feel better)

  6. "Heads up"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager in Manchester, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Greggs full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good staff lovely managers love it

    Cons

    Long hours long hours ok

  7. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Sales Associate 

    I worked at Greggs part-time

    Pros

    Sausage rolls cheese bake pizza coffee

    Cons

    Standing long hours rude customers

  8. "Good work environment"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Team Member 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greggs part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee discount Good management Work colleagues

    Cons

    Long hours Early 4am morning starts

  9. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Manager 

    I have been working at Greggs full-time

    Pros

    Good job security and pay

    Cons

    Early and long hours required

  10. "Great company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Senior Team Member in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Greggs full-time

    Pros

    Great student job. Loads of perks and benefits such as 2.5x pay on bank holidays, 50% off food, free hot drinks and profit share.

    Cons

    I've worked in loads of stores. It tends to always boil down to management and how they treat the staff. If you have a caring management team, you'll enjoy the job. Long hours.

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