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ARC Inspirations is a bar operator. They run venues in Northern England.

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Based on responses from 12 employees at ARC Inspirations.

About jobs at ARC Inspirations

Pay

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  • Only some people are paid a living wage

    Do ARC Inspirations pay a living wage?

    Some people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    42% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

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  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do ARC Inspirations pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    70% of people are paid above for the average pay for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

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  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at ARC Inspirations get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    67% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

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  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do ARC Inspirations pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    92% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

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  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at ARC Inspirations do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    40% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at ARC Inspirations?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 67% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 25% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 8% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

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  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do ARC Inspirations workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    36% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

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  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at ARC Inspirations?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    83% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

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  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do ARC Inspirations managers change shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    50% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

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  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at ARC Inspirations?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    58% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

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  • Most people feel treated with respect

    Do people at ARC Inspirations feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    75% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

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  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at ARC Inspirations get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

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  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at ARC Inspirations?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    75% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

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  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at ARC Inspirations recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    42% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

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  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at ARC Inspirations?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    50% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between April 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

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  • Most people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at ARC Inspirations?

    Most people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 67% of people report being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

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  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think ARC Inspirations head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

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  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how ARC Inspirations is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    70% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between February 2022 and September 2022.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How ARC Inspirations ranks

ARC Inspirations ranks joint 36th to work for out of pubs and bars.

  1. 36= Youngs
    5.1
  2. 36= ARC Inspirations
    5.1
  3. 36= Shepherd Neame
    5.1

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 24 September 2022.

ARC Inspirations job reviews

  • Best thing

    The people you work with

    Worst thing

    The people in head office don’t seem to care about the lower staff, do their best not to pay more than they have too and rarely reward hard work

    5.5

    ARC Inspirations Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    The people you get to work with from all different aspects

    Worst thing

    Can be extremely busy without enough notice

    8.7

    ARC Inspirations Employee, February 2022

Handy to know

How are people paid?

50%
by the hour
50%
an annual salary

Based on 12 ARC Inspirations employees

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

67% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
25% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
8% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.

Based on 12 ARC Inspirations employees