5.8

Greggs

Manager at Greggs

People in this role may also be known as retail store and shop managers.

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

How much does Greggs pay managers?

Manager at Greggs
£9.87–14.19
Typical range
£8.97–17.00

Manager employees at Greggs are typically paid £9.87–14.19 an hour, based on data from 52 employees.

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What is management like for manager employees at Greggs?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do managers think Greggs head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    93% 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 43 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

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

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    89% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 46 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 manager employees at Greggs?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 10% report getting one week notice or less
    • 47% report getting two weeks notice
    • 43% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 30 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.

Not great
  • People do unpaid extra work

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

    Sometimes. Most people do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    62% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 29 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.

Good
  • Easy to take sick leave

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

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    62% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 47 job reviews

  • Good choice of shifts

    Do managers at Greggs get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    67% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 6 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Greggs managers change managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    72% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 29 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 managers at Greggs get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    51% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 51 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.

Excellent
  • Easy to book holiday

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

    People find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    92% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 50 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.

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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  • Enough training

    Do managers get enough training when they start at Greggs?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    86% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 51 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 managers given support to progress at Greggs?

    People are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 76% 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 51 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 managers at Greggs

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  • Best thing

    The best but hard

    Worst thing

    Hard work and keeps u busy

    7.4

    Employee, November 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with.

    Worst thing

    Rude customers.

    6.3

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    The good team members

    Worst thing

    The bad management whi employe bad people

    2.5

    Employee, August 2021

  • 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

  • Best thing

    The team

    Worst thing

    Higher management ,hours worked and no extra pay

    4.2

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    A good team and great benefits

    Worst thing

    Rude people

    8.2

    Employee, May 2021

  • Best thing

    Money bank holiday payments

    Worst thing

    Work load .staffing issues

    6.7

    Manager, March 2021

  • Best thing

    The customers

    Worst thing

    The long hours and not feeling appreciated by upper management

    5.2

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Working with public. Fast pace

    Worst thing

    Expected to work with limited staff when really busy. No support from area managers

    6.1

    Manager, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Pay and job role

    Worst thing

    Hours

    6.8

    Shop manager, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Teamwork, the family feeling. Fun fun fun

    Worst thing

    Difficult customers

    7.9

    Manager, December 2020

  • Best thing

    nice friendly staff

    Worst thing

    early start and can be stressfull

    5.9

    Manager, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Pay ,bonus, support

    Worst thing

    Long hours on your feet

    9.3

    Manager, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Working as a team

    Worst thing

    Some of the rude custimers

    8.8

    Manager, October 2020

  • Best thing

    Salary, staff discount hours

    Worst thing

    Mystery shoppers

    5.5

    Assistant manager, September 2020

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How Greggs ranks

Greggs ranks joint 31st to work for in retail store or shop manager employers

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