PGL (UK) Reviews

Updated 2 May 2020

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3.3
54%
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PGL (UK) Group CEO Peter Kerkar
Peter Kerkar
25 Ratings
  1. "Activity Instructor"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Great team of people to work with, management were better in off peak, but never had any major issues. All equipment was kept in brilliant condition meaning the kids got the best in the safest way unlike some other companies ive worked for.

    Cons

    The food wasn't brilliant but eatable, id definitely recommend self catering if you are boarding there.

    PGL (UK)2019-02-11
  2. "INTERVIEW PROCESS"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Group Leader 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly company to work with.

    Cons

    No cons whatsoever, good company to work with.

    PGL (UK)2018-11-26
  3. "Great but not for too long"

    4.0
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Activity Instructor/Group Leader in East Cowes, England
    Recommends

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunities for training and getting qualifications Encourage managers to come from existing employees - means that managers understand troubles of employees Overall really friendly staff You get paid for the training, and the training is in depth and effective You're allowed to use any of the equipment you are trained on outside of work hours with permission, e.g. if you are archery trained you can go and chill at the range outside of work hours

    Cons

    Some managers can be annoying and make you do pointless tasks just for the sake of making you work Rota can change last minute Can be long working hours, starting in the morning waking kids up and finishing late at night putting them to bed

    PGL (UK)2018-11-11
  4. "Bad Management"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Activity Instructor in Hailsham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    social work conditions, fun job, bar on site

    Cons

    extremely bad management, long hours, no proper routes to succeed

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    PGL (UK)2018-11-21
  5. "Fun, exhausting, rewarding, exhausting, exhausting."

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Work can be varied and rewarding. Working outdoors and with fun people.

    Cons

    Living on-site can be a nightmare with some thoughtless colleagues.

    PGL (UK)2018-11-05
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not a very good experience."

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ross on Wye, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Making one or two close friends. Free uniform and food, of which food was very decent.

    Cons

    Very poor pay considering the hours worked. Management critisize unconstructively constantly therefore damaging self esteem and spoil any satisfaction you may get from which would otherwise be a very rewarding job. Poor staff sleeping arrangements. It is not a good idea to put a person who is on an earlier shift in a room with someone who gets up later. Inability to sleep properly at times due to inconsiderate coworkers being noisy in the corridor outside. Management laugh at you and mock you. Somewhat untrustworthy coworkers too. General unacceptable treatment of staff. My advice is just don't apply to work there. Very glad to have left and now have a much better job.

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    PGL (UK)2018-10-21
  7. Helpful (2)

    "Fun"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Nice place to work, uniform

    Cons

    Not proffesional , no work life balance

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    PGL (UK)2018-09-06
  8. "Activity Instructor/Group Leader"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    AIGL 

    I worked at PGL (UK) for less than a year

    Pros

    Good staff support system Entertaining sessions Fulfilling work

    Cons

    Kept on an apprentice wage so very low pay for a lot of work Small shared accommodation which was in very bad condition Bad food High pressure

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    PGL (UK)2018-06-17
  9. "EFL/ Activity"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - EFL Teacher in Guildford, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good company, look after their staff well, concerns are addressed quickly.

    Cons

    Slow progression due to low staff turnover

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    PGL (UK)2018-04-30
  10. "Work & Life at PGL"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at PGL (UK) full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of hours and gives an active lifestyle.

    Cons

    Living onsite is convenient, but does lack privacy.

    PGL (UK)2018-05-06
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