Premier Inn Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 May 2020

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Premier Inn Managing Director Simon Jones
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168 Ratings
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  • "Good company benefits-discounts on whitbread owned businesses(in 16 reviews)

  • "Fast paced environment lucky to have a great team to back you up some genuine ladies to work with depending on which hotel you work at(in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Hotel Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for Good senior management team

    Cons

    Work life balance No sufficient recruitment support Very pressured targets No plan B when things go wrong

    Premier Inn2019-09-05
  2. "Absolute vile company"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Deputy Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Inn full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Day to day job was fun if you had a good line manager. (I was lucky in that perspective)

    Cons

    Long hours no work life balance because you have tight labour lines to fill, Some managers like to pick and choose what policies they want in place, get treated like a piece of dirt on the senior managers shoes state they have values they stick too which they don't, absolutely vile company to work for.

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    Premier Inn2020-05-24
  3. "Potential"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Duty Manager in Stansted, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Inn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They have begun recognising those who are going the extra mile for the hotel & company now as to previously when they didn’t. More opportunities for AHM & DHM roles DMs are given extra responsibilities and have better tolls to do their job.

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great at the moment due to recruitment. They still aren’t dealing with those who are lazy or perhaps are corrupt. No rewards for high performance. If you are finishing all of your AOL then you’re pay increases by 40p. If HMs actually follow the rules that is...

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    Premier Inn2019-12-30
  4. "No"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Manager 

    I worked at Premier Inn full-time

    Pros

    Team on site work hard Opportunity to make a difference to team and guests

    Cons

    No work life balance Poor support Thrown under the bus for small mistakes Managed through fear

    Premier Inn2019-10-14

    Premier Inn Response

    November 13, 2019Digital Content Manager

    Hi there, thank you for taking the time to leave your review. In order to help us make real changes to our business, we’d really appreciate the chance to talk to you further about this – just drop us a line at glassdoorreviews@whitbread.com and with some more information, we can investigate further.

  5. "Good to learn how to manage a hotel business"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Inn full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good development opportunities and always learning new ways of working.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge

    Premier Inn2019-07-30
  6. "Don’t think, just apply!!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Hotel Manager in Rugby, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Inn full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Development, salary is fair, great bonus scheme, great team incentives, clear objectives

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be poor at times

    Premier Inn2019-05-26
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Seriously let down"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Aberdeen, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Inn full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    excellent hard working team members,

    Cons

    work life balance none existent, no senior management support, labour model is a joke

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    Premier Inn2018-12-14
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Don’t get comfy"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Premier Inn full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    The teams that work In the hotels are the best.

    Cons

    No work life balance You will only be in a position max 2 years then restructure will happen No loyalty All upper management have their favourites

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    Premier Inn2018-12-14
  9. "Aweful Manager"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Operations Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Premier Inn full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Discounts and benefits, decent pay

    Cons

    Poor higher management, no work life balance, lack of care for staff

    Premier Inn2018-10-11
  10. Helpful (16)

    "Total betrayal"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Glasgow, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Highly motivated team who want to exceed guests expectations. Fantastic working relationships Operations Managers and team members

    Cons

    No work life balance. 16 hour shifts are not uncommon for Operations Managers. No support from upper management’’it’s your hotel deal with’’. Now the company has imposed mandatory redundancy’s for managers who are unwilling to operate 2 - 3 hotels for a nominal pay rise or accept a demotion to an hourly paid job with no real benefits but as a demoted assistant manager you are still expected to be accountable for the day to day operation of a hotel. Premier Inn used to be all about our guests and used to value there team sorry but this is no longer the case. The sale of Costa for 3.8 billion pounds was supposed to support growth in Whitbread PLC and stop the endless cuts in team labour models forced by Premier Inn senior management.

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    Premier Inn2018-10-18
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