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  • Worst thing

    Area managers treat you as nothing but a number and won't do anything more than they have to to protect their bottom line, they'll throw you under the bus if they have to

    2.3

    Greene King Employee, May 2022

  • Best thing

    I like my job but there are not really any best parts of it to name

    Worst thing

    Working 10/11 hour shifts unable to get a break, doing other people's jobs, and a bit of favouritism in the workplace

    2.0

    Greene King Employee, April 2022

  • Best thing

    Being able to be flexible about what I’m able to do

    Worst thing

    The long hours starting at 7am and sometimes finishing at 12.30am with an hours break

    5.0

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The staff are incredible as are most of my customers. It can be a fun job.

    Worst thing

    Terrible upper management (ivory towers and such).
    Head office don't seem to care about customers or the staff, just numbers and branding.

    3.2

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Fantastic company to work for. Great progression opportunities, work/life balance, great benefits. There’s so much to like about this company

    Worst thing

    Sometimes labour targets are unrealistic

    10

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    -Friends

    Worst thing

    -Mean customers
    -Not a places for 16 year olds
    -Not enough training

    2.3

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Customer interaction and customer service

    Worst thing

    Poor management and lack of training.

    1.4

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Consistently high weekly hours for management staff

    Worst thing

    Aggressive and sometimes violent coworkers; absent and openly uninterested upper management; (understandably) unmotivated team members

    1.1

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Some of our staff are really nice and chill

    Worst thing

    I get called in to work on my days off and called in early constantly our bosses boss is way to harsh with management

    2.4

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    Weekends due to busy hours

    9.2

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    Discounted drinks, chatting to the regulars

    Worst thing

    Overworked and underpaid, stressful

    2.3

    Greene King Employee, March 2022

  • Best thing

    The regular customers, glass tetris, live music nights, shorter shifts

    8.0

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Fun and laughter between staff close family

    1.7

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    great atmosphere and amazing people

    4.3

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The customer interaction, and sense of community

    Worst thing

    The management.

    2.8

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The other staff members

    The feeling Of family and belonging

    Worst thing

    The pay
    The customers

    4.3

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The staff working together

    Worst thing

    The customers when drunk

    5.1

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Discount and people I work with

    7.3

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Team member discount

    Worst thing

    Long hours, unsatisfactory pay, some managers are rude, head office doesn’t understand what’s going on, area managers don’t care and keep staffing to minimum adding extra stress on regular staff, team leaders and house managers

    3.6

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Making friends in work, everyone is really nice

    Worst thing

    When customers complain and sometimes stretched a bit thin on busy days

    6.8

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Regular guests and certain members of staff are like family

    Worst thing

    Never enough staff on duty, hrs are controlled by Head Office rather than the Manager.

    3.2

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Making friends with staff and customers.

    Worst thing

    Rude customers.
    Understaffing.
    Unsocial hours

    4.5

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Discounts
    Friendly team
    Hard working managers

    4.6

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Live in, cheap rent
    Money isn’t too bad

    Worst thing

    Minimal privacy,
    Little to no notice of change on rota,
    Lack of respect for time,
    Lack of communication,

    2.8

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Not getting paid fairly or paid holiday

    2.6

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Good meeting new people and genuinely a good atmosphere

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    7.8

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    My wage

    6.4

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The other employees

    Worst thing

    Under staffed days / getting blamed for not taking enough money when it’s not anyone fault

    5.1

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    The staff, not including managers

    Worst thing

    The managers, and hardly time off you actually want.

    2.8

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Really good employer, everyone is friendly and good shifts.

    Worst thing

    Sometimes there's moody/rude customers.

    8.4

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Great support network of a big company for training and access to resources.

    Worst thing

    Lack of work life balance

    9.2

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Worst thing

    Being expected to know what you're doing without any training and not being shown where everything is, also working in a toxic work environment.

    1.1

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Relationship with customers

    Worst thing

    Head office don't care
    Management don't care

    1.1

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Flexible working hours,
    If your team is good it can be fun
    Leave with tips each night

    Worst thing

    Rota changes at the last minute
    Difficult to plan things that aren’t holidays such as a day out, concert or family event as you don’t know when you will be off until the week before

    7.4

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people

    Worst thing

    The managers

    3.4

    Greene King Employee, February 2022

  • Best thing

    You meet lots of interesting people

    Worst thing

    Greene King reducing wage budgets

    6.4

    Greene King Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    The lovely regulars
    Working behind the bar

    1.7

    Greene King Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    That’s it’s always a laugh when friends are on the same shift

    Worst thing

    That some mangers just should not be in that role

    6.8

    Greene King Employee, January 2022

  • Best thing

    The people you work with make it a lot better when on shift

    Worst thing

    Rude customers and some shifts can be quite stressful

    6.8

    Greene King Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The flexibility
    The people

    Worst thing

    The stress

    8.5

    Greene King Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The flexible hours

    Worst thing

    Low pay and stress

    8.0

    Greene King Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    The customers

    Worst thing

    Staff you’re on with can be inconsistent, they will make or break your time there

    7.0

    Greene King Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    THe people I work with

    Worst thing

    Shift being put on schedule last min
    Hard to get days off even if asked for weeks in advance
    Slow replies to anything
    Stay over to finish aster shift is finished

    3.7

    Greene King Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Management
    Colleagues
    Customers
    The hours

    Worst thing

    Can be stressful if busy
    Short staffed
    Managers get pulled away to reception
    Expect more of you when tired

    6.8

    Greene King Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    Work colleagues

    Worst thing

    It's very busy

    3.2

    Greene King Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Not having enough staff to manage the customers

    3.5

    Greene King Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    People you work with.

    Worst thing

    Usually the manager and working very hard and getting stressed for literally minimum wage.

    1.2

    Greene King Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    Time goes quickly and I have lots of work mates.

    Worst thing

    Long hours and high stress environment

    2.3

    Greene King Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    Good people to work with and discounts

    Worst thing

    Customers lack of empathy

    4.1

    Greene King Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    Building a great team to deliver great customer service

    Worst thing

    Work life balance can be a struggle

    9.5

    Greene King Employee, October 2021