Sopwell House Employee Reviews

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Management and owners have no respect for staff, dont pay correct wages,
Beauty Therapist Full Time (Former Employee) –  St Albans12 June 2019
I took this company to court and won, as they treat their spa staff like robots, they were forced to change their contract by the court as they were unclear and therapists do not receive the amount of commission that was stated in their original contracts.
Freedom of information abled me to see emails between management who were bad mouthing myself and my mother for taking legal action.
They did ask for a gagging order in court but this was refused by the judge.
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Assistant Night Manager (Former Employee) –  St Albans, Hertfordshire26 May 2019
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Reservations Agent (Former Employee) –  St Albans, Hertfordshire18 April 2019
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A friendly and happy place to work
Employee (Current Employee) –  St Albans, Hertfordshire13 March 2019
I have been working at Sopwell House for just over 2 months now and I can happily say I would recommend this hotel as a place to work to anyone. I work in happy and kind team and learn something new everyday.

Every member of staff has been friendly and made be feel welcome. The staff events held at Sopwell are amazing!

The meals served in the staff restaurant is Delicious!
Pros
People, Benefits, Free meals
Cons
None
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Demi Chef de partie (Current Employee) –  St Albans24 July 2018
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House keeping (Former Employee) –  Sopwell16 May 2018
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Housekeeping Assistant (Former Employee) –  St Albans14 January 2018
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Friendly staff, horrendous management
Receptionist (Former Employee) –  St Albans, Hertfordshire28 September 2017
After working at sopwell for a year, the only positive I can take away is that staff members are lovely and some have become life long friends.
In general the hours are long, ( great if you don't want a life!) , the pay doesn't not reflect the amount of work you are expected to do. And there is a very high turnover of staff due to the extremely bad management. There is no appreciation at all! Such a shame as this has the potential to be such a great environment to work in, however it is let down with the lack of management and attitude.
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Nothing
Cons
Long hours, high turn over, low pay
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Very much under pressure but fun and you get too meet new people.
Bar & Restaurant Supervisor (Current Employee) –  St Albans, Hertfordshire24 July 2017
working in Sopwell house is fun at times when you meet famous people and the guests but the hours are long and you do not really get much free time.
all that said overall if you enjoy this field its a great place for experience.
Pros
free lunch, meet famous people
Cons
long hours, extreme pressure and stress
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High quality establishment
Waiting/Bar Staff (Former Employee) –  St Albans24 February 2017
If you are interested in working in leisure and hospitality sopwell house is a good place to work. There is a variety of roles to choose from and potential for progression.
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