Turtle Bay Reviews

Updated Jun 30, 2022

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3.7
66%
Recommend to a Friend
79%
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Turtle Bay CEO Nick Crossley
Nick Crossley
23 Ratings
Pros
  • "Great vibe and environment to work in(in 16 reviews)

  • "great work life balance, good pay, progression(in 14 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "long hours (but that is all hospitality)(in 31 reviews)

  • "Physically demanding with very long shifts(in 9 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee
      Featured Review

      Great

      Mar 20, 2022 - Deputy Manager 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great fun, hard rewarding work and development opportunities

      Cons

      Hospitality, the whole industry is hard work

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      Turtle Bay Response

      Recruitment Coordinator

      Thanks so much for your positive feedback! We are so glad that you're having fun and enjoying your journey with us :)

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company to work for.

      Jun 30, 2022 - Restaurant General Manager 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      All good, lots of perks and fun.

      Cons

      Long hours and late closing on weekends.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Amazing!

      Jun 30, 2022 - Waiter in Bristol, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fast paced, but a lot of fun. The team are amazing

      Cons

      None - very happy :)

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Friends

      Jun 29, 2022 - Head Bartender 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Your co-workers are always the best people

      Cons

      Bonus schemes and pay doesn’t seem fair

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    5. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      OK

      Jun 24, 2022 - Deputy Manager in Bristol, England
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Good salary (if you push for it) Great atmosphere Good music

      Cons

      Long hours No life-work balance at all

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great Community

      Jun 9, 2022 - Marketing 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
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      Pros

      Amazing chemistry with all other on-site staff members. Working there really feels like you are a part of a team. The hands-on training is extremely streamlined, and, in my personal experience, the GM was a figure to look up to who understood everybody in the bar, kitchen and floor equally well.

      Cons

      Regional management completely disconnected from the realities of the bar. Suggestions and concerns regarding the way the bar is run are shut down, and, at times, flash photography taken during intense work hours.

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      Turtle Bay Response

      Recruitment Coordinator

      One love, one team! We're so happy to hear that you has such a great team, training and General Manager, thanks for leaving us a review. Sorry that you're experience wasn't all positive, we'd always like to hear more about where we can improve - please email people@turtlebay.co.uk if you'd like to share more.

    7. 3.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      As a student job, I can’t complain

      Jun 22, 2022 - Bartender 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Being a student it’s a pretty good job, work colleges are friendly and bubbly ( maybe not Saturday bottomless brunch ) lovely wild environment

      Cons

      Breaks are short, managers don’t care about the bar staff, treatment is poor, long days with no acknowledgement or praise

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    8. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Yay

      Jun 7, 2022 - HR Advisor 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Loved it - was amaxing! :) yay

      Cons

      Food - drink - people - vibes- atmosphere

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      Turtle Bay Response

      Recruitment Coordinator

      Thanks so much for leaving us such lovely feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your time with us :)

    9. 2.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Underpaid but great training

      Jun 13, 2022 - Assistant Manager in Preston, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great training - send you off for courses and train you at a different location for management. Decent tips

      Cons

      Works out around £10.50 an hour on 48 hour weeks. Only opens at 11 so if your in, your in all day and night. Extremely lax work environment, little to no rules. Dire hygiene in 3/3 kitchens I had been in.

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      Turtle Bay Response

      Recruitment Coordinator

      Hey, thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback. We're glad that you enjoyed your training. We're sorry that your experience wasn't all positive. Kitchen and restaurant hygiene is a top priority for us, so we'd like to hear more about this. Please email people@turtlebay.co.uk if you'd like to share more.

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Sous chef

      May 23, 2022 - Sous Chef 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great team, fantastic environment to work in

      Cons

      Long hours, and Extremely busy at times

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      Turtle Bay Response

      Recruitment Coordinator

      Hey! Thanks for taking the time to leave us feedback - we're so happy to hear that you're enjoying your time with us. Our teams are the best! We hope that you continue enjoy your Turtle Bay experience :-)

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    Turtle Bay has an overall rating of 3.7 out of 5, based on over 296 reviews left anonymously by employees. 66% of employees would recommend working at Turtle Bay to a friend and 56% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has been stable over the past 12 months.

    According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Turtle Bay employees rate their compensation and benefits as 3.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Turtle Bay. This rating has improved by 2% over the last 12 months.

    66% of Turtle Bay employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Turtle Bay 2.9 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 3.6 for career opportunities.

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