area support chef (Former Employee) – Scotland – 19 March 2018
job role varied day to day able to develop and progress within the company, As a company G1 have numerous training and development tools at their disposal including a raining academy As a company the with 45 food units just within its managed estate , expectations and standards are extremely high. as a company they are 100% customer focused Units are all budget driven to maximise growth and turnover,
good rates of pay and benifits
long hours, sometimes difficult to achieve a work / home life balance
Waiter/Barman (Former Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 5 March 2018
7 managers to 7 staff ratio and only 1/7 members of the management actually knew what he was doing... extremely unprofessional, complaining about one another to staff, never leading by example, at times even encouraging staff to do less work. Place was only surviving coz of the efforts of three people, two of them staff members who had better work ethic than their bosses. Don't bother if you're serious about progressing within hospitality industry-you'll only pick up bad habits. Perfect company for you if you don't care where you work and need something to tie you over.
Chef De Partie (Former Employee) – Edinburgh – 8 August 2017
I worked for G1 group at Ghillie dhu. It was good venue to work at but one needs to determined to learn.
Salary, benefits and working environment is all great, but the opportunity to learn on the job is not there... goes back to the argument of chasing money vs chasing knowledge. Money is good, gaining knowledge through cooking methods and the range of the menu is not there.
No care for the staff, profits come first. Managers put huge pressure on staff for minimum wage, zero hours contracts. Out of 4 shifts i was put on a week i actually did around one due to nature of the contract. I would often be contacted 30 minutes before a cancelled shift was suddenly made available and expected to attend with no prior notice. Poorly run with a culture of stress. Do not work for G1. Disgusted that I wasted 2 months of my life working for them.
Getting paid money.
Stress, poor culture, poor pay, poor management, zero hours conracts, lack of respect for staff.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh – 24 May 2017
Avoid avoid avoid! All about head office and no thought about those who make the business! Amateurs and bullies! HR don't support management and are afraid to offer guidance as are the Ops Managers (BDM's).
No job security or communication from "Business Development Manager"!
Hostess (Former Employee) – Dundee City – 18 May 2017
Absolutely awful place to work. Don't get paid properly. Management have clearly had zero training. Brought in a lot more money than anyone else who worked there and one day after being told to put all my stuff away and get ready to start my shift was then pulled into the office and fired with no explanation and absolutely no reasoning. Would not recommend ever. Have spoken with a few people who have been through the same thing.
One of the biggest security companies in Edinburgh.
Door Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edinburgh, UK – 13 May 2017
Being a big company, it does not focus on its employees as it should. This is one of those examples where quality is sacrificed for quantity. Not interested in personal staff issues as long as they have numbers to cover contracts.
Clean floors, sofas,details,mopping,hoovering I learned accuracy, thoroughness. I work well in a group, non-confrontational and I am able to work in a group. The most pleasant is the result of the work or clean up the pub and office.
General Manager (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 25 October 2016
Whole company revolves around pleasing the office. Mountains of administration and red tape strangles the creativity out you. Everyone told me not to go and work for G1. I wish I'd listened. It's a shame as the venues are stylish and the design teams do a great job
Manager (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 21 September 2016
Only as good as your last good thing. Frequent changes at senior level result in directionless organisation. Every new senior mgr thinks they know best resulting in constant changes of priorities. Excellent lip service paid to "staff training" and the importance of "their people" but in reality they have absolutely no loyalty and care not a jot about you as an individual. Completely soulless as an organisation.
They pay better than most hospitality companies
You can be out of a job at a moments notice, so it's not worth the risk
head chef (Current Employee) – scotland – 24 March 2015
if you want to be a microwave technician then this is the company for you. You get treated like a second class citizen and u have to treat ur staff the same way. This company is full of empty promises and the middle management and "support chefs" have massive chips on their shoulders and don't even acknowledge you when they walk in. All accept one guy who was great. It's all about money... Not customer experience and certainly not about the food. They do kitchen audits in the middle of a busy Saturday services so almost set u up to fail.
hours are the worst I've experienced in this industry
Sales Ledger - Credit Control Department (Former Employee) – Glasgow, SCT – 22 May 2014
Very good management, friendly co-workers. The G1 Group is a collection of over 45 venues, some really big, and some really wee (we have the smallest pub in Scotland). Lots of our venues are housed in grade A & B listed buildings, carefully restored, expanded, refreshed and put to good use. We have restaurants, hotels, nightclubs, bars, cinemas, casinos and more.
relaxed workplace, no progression, unsociable hours
Door Supervisor (Current Employee) – Glasgow, SCT – 24 February 2014
At work I usually start around 10pm and finish at 3:15. My job consists of patrolling the venue inside and out, complying with various licensing laws. dealing with conflict and liaising with the police. I work within a small team of up to 6 stewards. the job isn't very strenuous however taking abuse regularly and having to deal with conflict isn't ideal. Which is why I feel it is time to move on.
joiner (Former Employee) – Glasgow, SCT – 30 September 2013
as the whole time with my company i learned alot and diffrent ways to do them , i workd with alot of skilled men who where always there to help out . im a person who can get along with others very easily which made the workplace a joyus place to be