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  1. "A fast-paced, hard working team of people that thrive to accomplish great things with their business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company part-time

    Pros

    Training is thorough and builds up a confident person in anyone as long as you give them time to do so
    They bring you into a fast-paced environment quickly but comfortably

    Cons

    The only thing i was not happy about was the salary which is understandable with the staff turnovers

    Advice to Management

    This may not be for all pubs and i can understand may be difficult but to organize hours that are suitable for everyone under employment


  2. "Standard employers. Mixed ethics."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Invests in staff training. Offers a lot of job opportunities throughout Wales..

    Cons

    Limited range, controlling core products and gross margin. It determines pub viability, and as such, job security and community wellbeing.

    Advice to Management

    - Dissolve the beer tie.
    - Adopt an ethical code to stand by communities, not destroy them.

  3. "Has potential"

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    Current Employee - Employee in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Employee in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Passionate people that want to make a difference
    Emphasis on fun with others when in work
    People really want to get stuff done
    Exciting future plans

    Cons

    Don’t believe in leadership team (CEO)
    Leaders poor at communicating
    Still not enough focus by everyone on Retail

    Advice to Management

    Get a proper comms plan in place and stick to it
    Define the real priorities and get everyone behind them, instead of everyone doing their own thing
    Listen to the people on the ground!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "After many years as a SA brains employee"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They do have a pretty good benefit dandy pension scheme in place

    Cons

    Very Poor management structure

    Advice to Management

    Streamline and replace current managerial team across the business


  5. "Poor Management Structure"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bristol, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Bristol, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Brain & Company full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Worked with some great people.

    Cons

    Long hours, illegal hours (19,20 hour days sometimes). Poor upper management, they just didn't care. They witheld owed pay to some employees, claiming that we needed to prove that we had worked those hours (it was all on CCTV that we had). They paid eventually, after people threatened legal action. All because the manager walked out one morning and there was no replacement for weeks.

    Advice to Management

    Company needed to provide more personal support for houses which were in such chaos. Look after your staff and they will look after your business.


  6. "Okay"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Brain & Company full-time

    Pros

    Friendly staff, hours to suit your needs

    Cons

    Low pay
    Working Christmas day, boxing day, new years day etc


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Flexible hours, great boss and other staff. Weak pay."

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    Former Employee - Bar Staff/Hospitality in Cardiff, Wales
    Former Employee - Bar Staff/Hospitality in Cardiff, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at S.A. Brain & Company part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Great boss and other staff were amazing.
    - Lots of development opportunities.
    - Very flexible with rota. Was working freelance at the time and management was very helpful in working bar life around other work.

    Cons

    - Pay was minimum wage.
    - Not many tips due to style of bar/restaurant.

    Advice to Management

    - At least pay all staff the over 25 minimum wage.

  8. "Troy davies"

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    Current Employee - Head Chef in Chepstow, Wales
    Current Employee - Head Chef in Chepstow, Wales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They ate a really good company to work for good conditions of work

    Cons

    Being understaffed is a massive issue

    Advice to Management

    Sort food supplier out there are a joke


  9. "limited chance to grow"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at S.A. Brain & Company full-time

    Pros

    teamwork, friendly hard working fun

    Cons

    long hours, low pay, unsocialble


  10. "A job not a career.."

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    Current Employee - Team Leader in Cardiff, Wales
    Current Employee - Team Leader in Cardiff, Wales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at S.A. Brain & Company full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    You meet some great people who become friends of like family as you see them so often.
    Weekly pay of you're hourly

    Cons

    Bad work life balance,
    Rate of pay is less than generous for the hours.
    No recognition.
    Head office don't know what is going on in the pubs and just turn up expecting to be treated like royalty when they don't even introduce themselves to staff.
    If yoire not in the with head office, you're not going anywhere

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication between the managed houses and head office.


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