Bar staff (Current Employee) – Silchester – 12 March 2018
Great atmosphere with great people. Very flexible hours so perfect for summer work. I couldn't ask for better from a part time job and enjoy myself a lot. Would recommend bar work to anyone 18+ wanting some extra cash.
Floor Staff (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 14 May 2018
I gave 2 star for the work/life balance is because I wasn’t provided guaranteed hours . How do i start well here it goes, No breaks No proper staff food (only once a day if having to work for whole split shift day) what is this ? Being in a restaurant hospitality field there is no proper management. Supervisors esp females get away with everything. they try to not work but instead hide taking smoking breaks for 20 times in 5hrs shift, imagine they getting breaks while the other staffs are not getting breaks at all. No break Even for to eat staff food. Talks behind saying not progressing but never trains. Its not magic to learn by birth .
This is a tough place to work; long hours and lots to do. Although the Head Chef and most of the chefs are good people to work with Fullers do not properly staff the kitchen. Chefs sign up to work a 40 hour contract and then find themselves working 70 hours for no extra pay which can lead to them getting stressed and taking their frustrations out on you. As well as dish washing there is often prep to do and however hard you try you'll find that it's not possible to be in two places at one time. This job is very high output for very little return; not a moment's rest and a strong culture of having to prove yourself by constant hard work. If you're looking for a K.P. job you'll find plenty of far easier work elsewhere for the same rate of pay.
Front of House Staff (Current Employee) – Lyndhurst, Hampshire – 9 May 2018
I started working at the Oak inn, in Lyndhurst, wanted only to stay 2 months, that was last year, i still work there, and i must say, its a unique place, coming from a background of good quality service, above decent, in here i've learned so much more, runned by a multicultural team, i must say, its one of the best places im glad to work with
Meal everyday, even days off, pretty decent hours
Sometimes its requested to stay a bit longer, but hey its hospitality
Chef (Former Employee) – Richmond, Greater London – 5 April 2018
Every day they made me peel potatoes wash and cut a lot of vegetables, I had to Brush and mop the floor !!! more than once!!! they even let me do the dishwasher because according to them it is right so when the dishwasher is certainly not lacking! I worked too little hours and I couldn’t even pay my rent and in short I did not have a specific task I was treated like a porter of the kitchen!! I think the head chef has to be fired!
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Winchester – 9 March 2018
Fullers is definitely not where you want to be! The work environment is by all means not a bad one, but i was given false hope that i had got a job as a housekeeper following my trial shift. Management staff informed me that i could start working the following weekend, yet after a number of phone calls they revealed that the position had been given to someone else. Bear in mind they did not contact me in advance! Do not recommend rather be unemployed!
Asked to do split shifts on my first day ,10-4 6-10,no proper breaks,no staff meals,ignorant Australian manager,don't bother ,just go and work in an office canteen,normal hours,staff meals and proper breaks for same money
Housekeeper (Former Employee) – Wendover, Buckinghamshire – 11 October 2017
The hygiene is awful, house keeping do not clean rooms properly, they do not wash the mugs and glasses that have been used properly they just rinse them in water, and they use the towels that guests have used to dry the cups and dry the bath out. It has completely put me off ever wanting to stay in this hotel.
You only get breaks if you smoke which pretty much everyone does, as I dont I was cleaning when everyone else was smoking. The actual management itself is very unprofessional and needs to be under new management.
Waiter (Current Employee) – Portsmouth – 8 October 2017
I usually work lunch hours and take food out to customers, It can get very busy and demanding but I enjoy the responsibility. The management is really good, always making sure i'm okay and helping me out with any issues. the hardest part of the job is dealing with angry or unpleasant customers, but the best part of the job is making sure customers leave with a smile on their faces.
Bar Staff (Current Employee) – Bromley, Greater London – 22 September 2017
I enjoy working for fullers smith and turner as it is professional. I can show my own hours. I get on well working with the team. I get to do online courses. I get to talk with the general public. It has helped with my confidence over the years.
GM (Former Employee) – Portsmouth, Hampshire – 18 September 2017
Really good to work for at first but in resent years the have become greedy. No work life balance and are just giving there managers more and more work and have shifted all responsibility on to the managers would not recommend working for them anymore.
Bar Staff/Waitress (Former Employee) – Hillingdon, Greater London – 10 September 2017
Awful place to work! Expected to work through lunch hours or breaks, after 2 days of starting left completely to do shifts alone, weren't shown how to do certain things then was told off for not doing the certain thing. 'Clicky' staff, rude assistant managers and a lot more!!
The job was mostly during peak times and as therefore i was always on my feet and doing something which mate the job enjoyable and all my colleagues were very friendly and we worked very well together.