5.8

Greggs

Production operative at Greggs

People in this role may also be known as factory production operatives.

10 workers in this role at Greggs have taken the survey.

How much does Greggs pay production operatives?

Production operative at Greggs
£10.00–12.93
Typical range
£8.73–15.68

Production operative employees at Greggs are typically paid £10.00–12.93 an hour, based on data from 10 employees.

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What is management like for production operative employees at Greggs?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do production operatives think Greggs 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

    70% 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 information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do production operatives at Greggs feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    60% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Working a a team, although I am the manager, I do the dirty jobs too

    Worst thing

    Rude customers

    9.4

    Employee, July 2021

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What are the hours like for production operative employees at Greggs?

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do production operatives at Greggs get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    70% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for production operatives to book a holiday at Greggs?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    60% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for production operatives to take sick leave at Greggs?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    60% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

  • 4+ weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do production operatives get of their shift pattern at Greggs?

    Most people get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 30% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 60% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 10 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.

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do production operatives at Greggs do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 10 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 Greggs managers change production operatives shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 10 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 get proper breaks

    Do production operatives at Greggs get proper breaks?

    People get proper breaks

    How we know this

    90% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Staff, hours leniency, alright pay

    Worst thing

    Customers, umderstaffed

    7.0

    Employee, November 2021

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What is career progression like for production operatives at Greggs?

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  • Enough training

    Do production operatives get enough training when they start at Greggs?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    50% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 10 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are production operatives given support to progress at Greggs?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% 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 10 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.

Latest reviews from production operatives at Greggs

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  • Best thing

    Good perks

    Worst thing

    Shifts and weekend work

    9.5

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Weekly pay

    Worst thing

    Bordem and not told alot

    5.9

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    No stress, free cakes

    Worst thing

    Quite noisy

    10.0

    Production operative, March 2021

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How Greggs ranks

Greggs ranks joint 27th to work for in factory production operative employers

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    5.8
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    5.8
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