Hollywood Bowl Group Reviews

Updated Nov 18, 2021

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3.4
47%
Recommend to a Friend
90%
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Steve Burns
97 Ratings
Pros
  • "Discounted food at breaks, free bowling,(in 19 reviews)

  • "Free bowling and discount on food(in 11 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Minimum wage for each age group (16 - 17 -(in 26 reviews)

  • "Hardly No work life balance, expected to work long hours and cover shifts last minute(in 15 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Every day is different…

      Oct 20, 2021 - Centre Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible working patterns Fair pay structure including aligned bonus structure for all team members Comprehensive development programs for all levels Strong CSR values Close relations with senior leaders

      Cons

      Hard work but rewarding at the same time

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great atmosphere and caring managers

      Nov 18, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Quite flexible schedule Great atmosphere Thorough, all-round training 1:1 sessions Opportunity for progression

      Cons

      Minimal wage pay, particularly harsh for under 18s

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    3. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Team Member Experience

      Nov 9, 2021 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good team and management, vey close with each other and felt very welcoming.

      Cons

      Becoming unexpectedly busy can be very stressful, and moving between departments can be awkward to initiate, didn't have control on starting department.

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    4. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Just don't

      Nov 7, 2021 - Team Member in Longwell Green, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great people who all share one thing in common - they hate their job

      Cons

      Minimum wage, autocratic management, high stress, constant customer complaints, very late nights (1am onwards on weekends)

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great, friendly company

      Oct 15, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Amazing development programmes and opportunities Hourly bonus is really good Friendly people to work with Monthly days to coach and learn loads of different stuff

      Cons

      Weekend work Lots to do when busy

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      good

      Oct 5, 2021 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      friendly atmosphere bonus pay scheme discounted food

      Cons

      machines broke sometimes slow booking system

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Team Member

      Oct 1, 2021 - Student in Birmingham, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Good team - flexible hours

      Cons

      Pay and room for development

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    8. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Okay

      Oct 12, 2021 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Friendly, Get free bowling vouchers, Fun, Part-Time

      Cons

      Minimum wage, Late shifts, Tiring, Rude customers

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    9. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      50/50

      Oct 7, 2021 - Team Member 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Weekday quiet shifts can be fun and enjoyable with little bookings and more time to work at steady pace Friendly team

      Cons

      Hectic weekends Little staff numbers sometimes Needs a different business model - too many bookings next to each other with risk of bookings being delayed

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    10. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Hollywood without the stars

      Sep 29, 2021 - Manager in London, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Team around you can be amazing if managed correctly

      Cons

      Pay, KPI is nonsense, lack of direction from regional, and constantly required to reduce team to save on payroll

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