S.A. Brain & Company Reviews

Updated 10 May 2021

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3.8
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S.A. Brain & Company Chief Executive  Alistair Darby
Alistair Darby
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "You meet some great people who become friends of like family as you see them so often(in 7 reviews)

  • "Team with pub was excellent and good progression routes(in 6 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours, low pay, unsocialble(in 7 reviews)

  • "Range of products don’t fit the area, I appreciate stocking policies when working with suppliers but the range is far to vast for some pubs(in 6 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Former Employee

      No longer working for the company

      5 May 2021 - Business Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      I worked there for a while

      Cons

      I no longer work there

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    2. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Don't bother unless they want to take you on as a board member.

      10 May 2021 - Process Operator in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      You may be able to fool someone into thinking your job is interesting

      Cons

      They don't care about any employees outside of the board. Over the past year they have taken away our pension scheme and all of our previous benefits without notice. They have also declined any pay rise for the last two year.

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      over worked underpaid

      22 Apr 2021 - Manager in Aberystwyth, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      free food when mistakes where made in the kitchen

      Cons

      they wants everything and want to pay nothing

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      struggling business model

      19 Apr 2021 - General Manager in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
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      Pros

      support from area manager, laid back.

      Cons

      low pay lack of investment structure

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good job

      18 Mar 2021 - Customer Assistant in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
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      Pros

      Easy work and friendly people

      Cons

      Long hours on your feet

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Looking forward not back

      7 Feb 2021 - Work Planner/Purchaser in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loved the trade and professional people I met and worked alongside during my 17years.

      Cons

      The trade could be volatile and finally covid stopped SA Brain in it's tracks.

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    7. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great Company

      22 Jan 2021 - Property Administrator in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Loyal to employees and a good benefits package. Fair treatment and great team spirit

      Cons

      Financially hit by the latest pandemic so few jobs remain in company

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Pretty good, shame about the end!

      24 Dec 2020 - General Manager in Penarth, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Really looked after me when we relocated. Good pay, good development for staff and good hours if you manage it correctly

      Cons

      Range of products don’t fit the area, I appreciate stocking policies when working with suppliers but the range is far to vast for some pubs.

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    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Hard work big expectations

      21 Jan 2021 - Chef in Cardiff, Wales, Wales
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good discounts for food and drinks

      Cons

      Not very impressed. Every day same jobs, bored.

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    10. 4.0
      Current Employee

      brains

      19 Jan 2021 - Bar Member 
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      Pros

      It's rewarding to work with nice customers

      Cons

      Bad pay rate and unsociable hours

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