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 - Part Time (Former Employee) – North Yorkshire – 13 October 2018
It was good in some parts it helped get my confidence up a lot, however management was not really the best and very low staffed so had to work way more hours than my contract and that became a problem being a student 3 days of the week, so didn’t get one day off to see friends and wouldn’t let me have a day off to do driving lessons but hey that’s what work is all about right? Early starts such as 7am became a problem for traveling if most transport doesn’t start until around 8am. Pay was really good for what most jobs is for 15-17 year olds now a days. Became quite stressful when it gets really busy but a simple good job in some parts and then not ideal for students in most, such as flexibility
Pay, 50% discount
Long hours, no flexibility for students, emergency taxed
Team Member (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 27 September 2018
Anybody lower then management gets treated like trash, the shifts can feel long and difficult as you are left to get on alone with no help from the "team". The pay is good and there are good benefits but these sadly don't make up for how you are treated.
Team Member - Part Time (Former Employee) – Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire – 9 September 2018
I worked there from the age of 17-20 part time while in college then uni, good wage, nice staff but quite a stressful Job as I worked in a busy shop and there is a lot to do and a lot is expected of you, its not hard, theres quite a bit of stuff to remember but you pick it up quickly. a typical day at work consists of baking the products, putting them out, putting together multipacks, cooking the breakfast range, making drinks, cleaning making sandwiches serving customers etc.
free hot drinks on you breaks, good wage, 50% off, good holiday benefits
long hours, busy, very hot in the summer near the ovens
Retail Sales Assistant (Current Employee) – Vale of Glamorgan – 3 September 2018
Often unsociable hours, early mornings and late evenings, a very busy environment to work within lots of different jobs to do but plenty of training given to carry out these tasks and also plenty of refresher training courses along the way. Work as part of a team where everybody helps each other.
Half price discount on products, and also a yearly profit share.
Unsocialble hours and the heat from the ovens in the warmer months.
Team Member (Former Employee) – Guildford – 2 September 2018
It was hard work like many other retail like jobs. The pay was reasonable, and their were benefits that were offered as well. The management were always fair with their expectations of what the staff could achieve each day, and made the days more enjoyable.
Shop Manager (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 31 August 2018
Quite a nice working environment. Good company systems and friendly customers. The pay rates are terrible for all grades and the amount of work required to be completed in the time available is impossible. As a manager expect to start at 5am and finish at 7.30pm with minimal break on a regular basis despite what they may tell you at interview.
Not a great place to work, management isn’t good, always short staffed. Long hours, working nearly every weekend. Struggle to have a social life. Have to put your holidays in a year in advance and can’t change them
Catering Assistant (Current Employee) – Carlisle – 12 August 2018
They have a really good selection of support and benefits for their staff to help them deal with any number of issues outside of work. They provide really good pay on bank holidays, to entice you into working them, and your efforts are noticed and rewarded when you do well. Management bend over backwards to enable you to be able to work if you have problems or clashing commitments, such as childcare. I couldn't rate this employer highly enough. I haven't been there long enough to judge job advancement.
Team Member (Current Employee) – Three Bridges, West Sussex – 11 August 2018
Greggs is a great place to work as a young individual as the pay is great for anyone in education and your hours can e very flexible and based around your schedule with very little fuss. The work is fast passed and you are always busy but the work its self is not too challenging which means there is little stress associated with the job. One draw back is that they are often short staffed leading to employees being asked to work more hours or to travel to different shops to cover shifts (although you do not have to agree to doing as such).
Team Member (Former Employee) – Maryport – 6 August 2018
I worked at Greggs for a few months, I was still slow and getting used to the way business worked. I was always told to speed up and that I wasn't fast enough by staff. I get it, but I also have anxiety. Whenever I was told to go quicker, I'd get anxious. I'd burn myself on machinery, toasters, I even fell over on shift trying to reach for a pastry. You need to be fast paced, and comfortable in busy, stressful environments.
Better than most retail jobs if in a quiet location
Team Member (Current Employee) – Swindon – 28 July 2018
Loved my job here, ended up getting to know quite a few of our regulars to the point of becoming friends. Job's fine pays decently compared to other jobs - with good benefits. Greggs is greggs do might have to be at work early hours in the day, on your feet for the day but with a generous amount of breaks. Hopefully you'll work in a shop with nice people otherwise the grind can get intolerable.