Anonymous (Current Employee) – Chichester – 19 December 2017
As a 12,000 acre estate, it is no surprise that Goodwood teams work in silos and there is a clear disconnect between departments. There are many interesting teams to work in but limited opportunity for progression once in the role.
Exposure to world renowned events
Minimal interface between teams as offices are small and widespread
Comis Chef (Former Employee) – Richmond arms Hotel – 5 January 2018
Very friendly staff grate perks and many chances to use the facilities at a more affordable cost, also free entry to all the events and the staff meals are a lot nicer than any other establishment i have worked in befor
Bartender (Former Employee) – Chichester – 21 August 2017
It was a nice experience to work here - it gave me the confidence and the skills to work behind a bar and think on my feet. A valuable experience for anyone that is looking to find work in different practices.
Hospitality Staff (Former Employee) – Chichester – 22 June 2017
Worked 12 hour shifts from 7am to 7pm, taking customers orders, accepting payment, and preparing food and drinks. Very long hours, no set breaks, had to stand up all day. Enjoyed the atmosphere of working at the Festival of Speed, but it was an full-on work day.
How much enjoy your job depends on who is looking after you and what you are doing.
In certain jobs I was just dumped to an area on my own and not really told what to do/ treated like dirt by management.
In others I had a very good time, told clear instructions by management and felt like a useful team member.
In general though you are not treated well. You are often thrown into the deep end with little instruction and no room for manouver as you are faced with drunk and at times rude customers.
My favourite times were working during the set up times for an event. For example I worked on staff welfare during the set up times for Glorious Goodwood and the Festival of Speed. These are much calmer times and enables you to build up a rapport with management and other staff members.
Has its good points but many bad ones also.
Free lunch, good if you enjoy under taking variety of jobs
Higher up management treat you like dirt, zero training, zero room for manouver, not guarenteed hours.
Sales Executive (Former Employee) – Chichester – 17 February 2017
The sales structure there means that each department is competing again each other rather than working towards one common goal. Staff end up contacting prospective clients/customers numerous times from separate departments. Poor communication. Everyone is permanently on edge and worried about loosing their job. Huge staff turnover.
Amazing setting to work in and potential for a great working environment however as it stands it isn't a place I would return to.
reasonable benefits, great venue
no work life balance, fear of loosing your job, massive staff turnover, no loyalty, poor salaries
REPORTING ANALYST (Former Employee) – Chichester, ENG – 5 May 2015
Stressful but pleasant work environment due to the nature of the business, which is high end public entertainment, offering a few exciting perks as well as good health and pension schemes with a lot of hard deadlines and short time scale batching of projects. Great team and people to work with providing the inspiration and job value. Salary slightly below average.