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Travelodge Hotels (UK) Reviews

Updated 10 January 2019
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Travelodge Hotels (UK) CEO Peter Gowers
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  • "Minimum wage - However opportunities to progress up the ladder" (in 29 reviews)

  • "At times can be hard to find a good work life balance" (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Working parents house"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Yasmin in London, England
    Current Employee - Yasmin in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working for Travelodge gives you a Career path and also gives those parents that feel like there ain’t a job out there for you with fitting in with your household life
    I’m a mother of 5 all under 5years old and still work partime as it suites the school run hours and also I love it so much and meeting different type of people is amazing my goal is
    Build a career and raise a family

    Travelodge has also giving me my identity back as I was lost and didn’t think I would grow in my career as I’m a mom and being a mom is full time and not having much experience besides retail al I ever thought I’d be worth is a sales advisor not knowing there is a company out there Travelodge that helps everybody from different ages to different backgrounds it’s absolutely beautiful

    Now I have completed the aspire which is the management development course and giving this opportunity has changed my mind set and given me my identity back. My sign off day is 11th December which my luck

    Cons

    Loving work to much grabbing shifts on your day off

    Advice to Management

    Thank you for giving parents who are struggling to find employment due to many reason
    Keep doing the good work

    Travelodge Hotels (UK) Response

    3 Dec 2018 – Resourcing and Talent Team

    Thank you for taking the time to read a review...It's so lovely to read. We're proud of our diverse workforce and so are always looking for ways to support our team with their commitments outside... More


  2. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment, supportive. Good career prospects

    Cons

    Hard budget lines, HQ functions can be frustrating

  3. "Good experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Welcoming, supportive and friendly people to work with....
    Progression within company

    Cons

    Minimum pay..
    Long working hours and limited staff


  4. "Very good company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Supervisor in Northwich, England
    Current Employee - Hotel Supervisor in Northwich, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The shift patterns are very good.
    The training programme is very structured and Hotel Management are very supportive.
    Very good benefit scheme.

    Cons

    I personally do not feel there is anything about the role that is negative.


  5. "Job role filled with numerous experience and allows you to establish your self within the company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Sutton Coldfield, England
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Sutton Coldfield, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Management guidance, team work, bonuses

    Cons

    Lone working, manual labour ie moving of cages filled with laundry

    Advice to Management

    The management courses could be alot better and filled with more training and guidance

    Travelodge Hotels (UK) Response

    19 Dec 2018 – Resourcing and Talent Team

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and sharing your feedback about management courses. We're always looking for ways to improve and better support our teams so we will share your... More


  6. "Travelodge"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hotel Front Desk Agent in London, England
    Current Employee - Hotel Front Desk Agent in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Discount / not boring or repetive , varied

    Cons

    After nearly a year of working still no contract . ? Poor communication within the site .. no management presence . No recognition or acknowledgement ..

    Travelodge Hotels (UK) Response

    2 Jan 2019 – Resourcing and Talent Team

    Thank you for leaving a review. Your Manager should have issued you a copy of your contract when joining Travelodge so I'd encourage you to speak to them so they can provide you a copy... More


  7. "Finance manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Thame, England
    Former Employee - Finance Manager in Thame, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Overall it is a nice place to work.
    Friendly people and a nice environment.
    Fast phased, high volume, it will definitely keep you busy.
    For the right level, good compensation and bonuses.
    Flexible working in some departments but too much work so not always possible.
    Free coffee and tea.

    Cons

    Very poor work life balance.
    Systems are a pain, not much support and no in-house expertise.
    High pressure, everyone wants the job done right now.
    Feels like too much bureaucracy sometime and policies are inconsistent.
    Extremely high volume and some departments are seriously under resourced but senior management still want good performance and work delivered.
    Low morale, everyone seems to be stressed out.

  8. "Cutting corners everywhere"

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

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    People (and that is it)

    Cons

    Pay, hours, expected workload, support, training (lack of)


  9. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Norwich, England
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Norwich, England

    I have been working at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have been working for Travelodge for the past 12 years as a Receptionist. I absolutely love my jab, at times it could be quite challenging, which is good as it helps me to develop different skills. There is always great opportunities.

    Cons

    Higher salaries and more staff

    Travelodge Hotels (UK) Response

    20 Nov 2018 – Resourcing and Talent Team

    Thank you for sharing your experience and congratulations on your impressive length of service! You should have a nice collection of badges. We're always looking for ways to reward and recognise... More


  10. "No Such Thing As Set Job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Birmingham, England
    Former Employee - Supervisor in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Travelodge Hotels (UK) full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Truly no pros it was hell from beginning to end each shift every shift no job should make you feel horrible at the end of the day

    Cons

    No set jobs no training no progression no recognition from district managers a terrible company to work for and i was there for 3 years

    Advice to Management

    Change of company guidelines