Why does Aston Marina get a rating of 4.8?

5 employees at Aston Marina told us the following about their jobs.

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  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Aston Marina?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    100% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Aston Marina get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    0% of people say they get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Aston Marina?

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 40% report getting one week notice or less
    • 60% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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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  • Not enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Aston Marina?

    Most people don’t get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    40% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People are not paid enough to live on

    Does Aston Marina pay enough to live on?

    Most people are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    40% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

    The Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Aston Marina pay market rates?

    Most people are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    40% of people are paid average or more than the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • No career progression

    Are people given support to progress at Aston Marina?

    Only some people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 40% 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 information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Aston Marina do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

Excellent
  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Aston Marina managers change shifts at short notice?

    Managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    20% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Aston Marina recommend working with their team?

    People recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    100% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

About

Aston Marina is a restaurant and events venue in Stone, Staffordshire. It is located on the banks of the Trent & Mersey canal.

astonmarina.co.uk

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How Aston Marina ranks

Aston Marina ranks joint 18th to work for in restaurants

  1. 17 Brunning and Price
    4.9
  2. 18= Aston Marina
    4.8
  3. 18= Harvester
    4.8

Aston Marina job reviews

  • Best thing

    Free food, low pressure

    Worst thing

    Dirty, long hours, low pay

    4.2

    Employee, June 2021

    • £4.50 per hour
    • Under 18 years old
  • Best thing

    Seeing regular customers each week

    Worst thing

    Working every weekend

    6.3

    Employee, January 2021

    • Manages people
    • £30,000 per year, working a 45 hour week
    • 25 or older

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

40%
1 week or less
60%
2 weeks

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

60%
by the hour
40%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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