Kitchen Manager/Head Chef (Current Employee) – Colchester, Essex – 16 January 2018
A typical day at work includes setting up and cleaning the kitchen as well as cooking for the vast amount of customers on a daily basis; also having to place, check and put away deliveries. On the job I learnt about food health and hygiene and how to maintain the cleanliness required within the kitchen. Challenging is one word that could be used to describe this job but at the same time exhilarating, the hardest part of the job in my opinion is the long hours overtime you are required to put in, but at the same time it's a brilliant way to learn new skills. Working within this environment I have had the chance to meet and engage with many different types of people, and gained many new communication skills.
free lunches, Learning new skills, meeting new people daily.
Chef (Former Employee) – York, North Yorkshire – 10 January 2018
Poor management, pub owner/manager works about 20 hours a week while you are sweating buckets working 50/60 hours, never enough staff to cope. Excellent kitchen team which is one of the only bonuses to turning up to work, along with high job security because they can’t attract staff. Medium/low pay £7-£8ish depending on position. Treated more as a number than a human in my opinion.
50% off lunch
Long hours, lazy and unhelpful managers, low staff due to everyone knowing the reputation
Bartender/Waitress (Former Employee) – Tottenham Court Road – 8 January 2018
Working for the Green King company as been such a beautiful period. It was my first job ever in the UK. The staff, specially the management, helped me a lot, teaching me everything about spirits, beers and ales. I've learnt how to change tanks of beer and how to talk with customer facing the problems.
Bar Staff (Current Employee) – Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear – 6 January 2018
Fun, Happy yet serious workplace, Staff and Management going above and beyond to assist/help in any way possible. All customers are a pleasure to serve, All make conversation and their is never a dull day.
Line chef (Former Employee) – Gateshead, Tyne and Wear – 5 January 2018
Absolutely terrible company to work for. Low pay, never enough staff, made to cover shifts even when you have plans with your family. Management treat staff like the stuff you find on the bottom of your shoes after trudging through a field of cows/horses. Ridiculous place to work....dont do it
Bar Staff (Former Employee) – Yeovil – 4 January 2018
A typical day at Hungry Horse would be arriving at work just before 12 and jumping on bar to help serve customers drinks and taking food orders. When we ran low on drink supplies, we'd go out back and change barrels or bring in bottles to restock on bar. I learned how to approach customers in a formal tone and deal with their complaints or queries.
FOH Team Member (Former Employee) – Aberdeen – 30 December 2017
Good for a temporary position, but would not recommend being there for more than a year. Management does not care about employees, but the staff can be quite nice. Also keep increasing prices and cutting hours.
Team Leader (Former Employee) – York, North Yorkshire – 19 December 2017
I enjoyed working for Greene King and my fellow employees were wonderful. The salary and benefits were ok and there was an opportunity for advancement however training was inadequate. However... the job was very stressful at times and endured long shifts. Management also employed students as part time employees however continued to put them on 35-40 hour weeks which was unacceptable and the reason ultimately that I left.
33% discount, Great team
Long hours, Only use dicount 5 times a month, Management employ students but fail to give them the time off they need.
Waitress/Bar Staff (Former Employee) – Newton Mearns, East Renfrewshire – 16 December 2017
Wasn’t trained properly. Managers don’t know how to treat staff with respect. Some other staff memebers were extremely inappropriate. The capelrig hungry horse is a shambles. More people have left than been hired because of the antics that have went on. After quitting, staff members got barred, very unprofessional embarrassment of a restaurant.
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Colchester – 19 November 2017
I enjoyed my time working for Greene King, I was given the opportunity to work with a great team to help run a busy town pub. I learnt a range of skills in dealing with customers that I can transfer into future roles.