Team Member - Part Time (Former Employee) – Hartlepool – 11 December 2018
enjoyable workplace with great benefits!. only downside is not very flexible with hours and days if you have children. customers are usually lovely but you get the odd few who aren't as nice!!. very busy depending on the shops location.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Watford, Hertfordshire – 6 December 2018
Unless your an early bird this is not your job morning shifts start at 5:30 and close doesn't shut till 7:30. This is not a very rewarding it is soul destroying being honest, i've worked hear for 2 years and could not see my self staying any longer. Management is either with you or against you. Not the best job if you want to go out and live your life.
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – East London, Greater London – 6 December 2018
I used to work at greggs a few weeks ago fair enough the weekly pay was good, but I wasn’t on a fixed contract. It was 16 hours one week then the next 22 without asking permission. My first shift I was treated as if I knew everything already. I was struggling a lot and they didn’t ask if I was alright. My third shift in I was on my own until 6 when the shop closed, I never knew A THING my first time cleaning and I was getting shouted and and my manager clearly didn’t like me. Asking questions to get to know the work place and I was getting looked down on because “they are better than me”. Overall the workplace was brutal, when I started at 6am one time it was my first early start and yet again I didn’t know what to do. And yet again was i getting shouted at. Everywhere is different with managers and how kind people are but greggs will always be greggs.
STORE MANAGER (Former Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 6 December 2018
Vile environment. Unprofessional management from top to bottom. All more interestd in gossip then anything else. More mature in a primary school playground. Houes are long and little to no breaks. Expects the store to come first regardless of your situation.
Senior Team Member (Former Employee) – Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK – 4 December 2018
Hard to balance work life and outside life. They were ok at the start but as you stay longer you realise how they manipulate you in to more hours and to cancel plans the managers at the most part only care about themselves. If you are looking at a management job I would gladly tell you to look else where. Me being there for almost 2 years I have lost a lot of weight and health, great job if your looking to lose weight as well as lose your social life.
Team Member - Part Time (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 27 November 2018
I worked for Greggs for 2 years and as a student who has worked in previous retail places, working for Greggs was a lovely experience. The values the organisation had for its staff members with constant positive reinforcement was amazing. It was a pleasure to go into work instead of feeling like it was going to be a long dreaded day. Very easy to pick up job roles. It is very fast-paced but excellent to work in.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Wolverhampton – 18 November 2018
My day to day routine here would be to serve customers and be on baking duties as well as ensuring there were a sufficient amount of items on stock. The management was very supportive and professional and the training provided was excellent. Serving customers were the most enjoyable part of the job for me.
Team Member - Part Time (Current Employee) – Bradford, West Yorkshire – 17 November 2018
I did like my time at Greggs, however the mundane tasks got very boring. I was studying at the time and with the early mornings and nagging to remember every ingredient straight away wasn't for me. I felt like I was thrown into the deep-end without much guidance. I felt like the staff were a bit rude even though I was new and almost condescending. The staff were a bit rowdy (not a morning person) and had many times where one had to leave early. Just not for me. I'm quitting after tomorrow's shift as I'd much rather focus on uni work and my future.
Nevertheless, I learnt a lot, definitely great if you don't have deadlines every other week and really need the extra time on weekends to catch up. Good for first years, teens, or people wanting to progress further. A
Transport supervisor and mamanger couldn’t run a bath and lie through their teeth
Class II Delivery Driver (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 14 November 2018
Transport supervisor and manager couldn’t run a bath and lie through their teeth. Takes months to get any uniform. Allocated holiday system which if you have kids is useless to you! Boxing Day and New Year’s Eve are working days , as are Sundays now. If you have a family then give the place a swerve.
tram member (Former Employee) – Team member – 11 November 2018
When I first started I was treated like a knew everything already and was getting shouted at for not knowing things, when I was asking things they were answering me and getting annoyed. I wasn’t getting tought the way I should. Everywhere is different although every greggs will be the same being busy, early starts, cleaning the whole shop on your own at night. It drained me.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Scotland – 11 November 2018
Typical day can be mundane, but colleagues make it fun. Mostly learn health and hygiene other than general customer service. Management are normally good, but sometimes it's obvious they have pressure from above. It is quite easy to get days off that you want off, as rotas are very flexible. Workplaces are fun and the people really do make your shifts fly in. Hardest part of the job could either be the long queues of people waiting to be served to the highest standard within a 2 minute window, or the quieter times where there's no one to serve and the shift drags in, depending on the type of person you are. Most enjoyable part is the 25-50% staff discount and the rate of pay and bonus you get. That being said, the company will give you as many extra hours as you like, until they don't need you anymore and you get only your contracted hours, though this can work in your favour if you want a couple days off
Part time Greggs Team member (Current Employee) – Birmingham, West Midlands – 9 November 2018
The company is very accepting when it comes to working part time. They allow me to switch between locations due to university which is essential for me to retain my role. The job is great at allowing you to develop confidence when speaking to people due to the face to face customer situations.
Sandwich Maker/ team member (Former Employee) – Leigh, Lancashire – 9 November 2018
I loved working at Greggs. I was very lucky to be with a great team for the majority of my time there. It's above average pay, not overly long shifts and I found the workload and daily routine enjoyable
Team Member (Former Employee) – Dorset – 7 November 2018
Absolutely awful management. Completely clueless with interpersonal skills. Expected staff to do all the work with very few thanks. Issues not dealt with effectively. Communication not promoted within team. Low morale. Nowhere to turn to. The actual job is fast paced and in some ways really physically challenging and could have been great if leadership had been better and people were listened to. Real shame to have felt the need to leave but seriously couldn't take much more. Also felt the extra unpaid hours carried out by all staff was completely ignored by higher management and no gratitude forthcoming.
Some really nice colleagues
Unpaid work. Management lack of support and inconsistency
Sales assistant (Former Employee) – Northampton – 5 November 2018
its a lovely place to work, management over most are nice sometimes you maybe required to work in different shops and areas but its a volunteer basis, loved working for the company. never fails to make me and customers smile.