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Avoid at all costs
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear25 February 2018
The worst company to work for. I've never worked anywhere like this, it is a complete nightmare. Expected to do the job of two people, no guaranteed breaks, sometimes working 12 hour shifts with no break, hours get cut if you complain about it too. Management are a waste of space, no guidance, no proper training, and they stand around chatting whilst waiting staff are run off their feet. Avoid this company at all costs!!!
Pros
No pros
Cons
Too many to mention
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fun and enjoyble work enviroment with good benifits.
Waiting Staff (Former Employee) –  Colden Common, Hampshire1 February 2018
Fishers pond is a very fun and flexible working environment which allows lots of customer interaction and very good financial rewards for excellent service.
Pros
good financial benifits (tips)
Cons
work rotas given at late notice
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Incredible company to work for
Smallford - Bartender& Waiter (Current Employee) –  Saint Albans, Hertfordshire17 January 2018
One of the nicest pubs within the local area, worked with an excellent team who were extremely professional, and helped maintain the pub's already excellent reputation.
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Front Of House
Front of House Staff (Former Employee) –  Shepperton, Surrey7 January 2018
Great company to work, great management such varied work. Fantastic learning opportunities as every day has different challenges due to the cliental. Amazing Staffing team.
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Fun workplace
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  nec15 December 2017
Hard graft but worth it as the team are amazing,
The management team are good and very supportive within the brand and always pushing you forwards. very enjoyable,
Pros
fun
Cons
long hours
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Tame Otter, Tamworth
Waiting Staff (Former Employee) –  Tamworth, Staffordshire20 November 2017
Beware anyone responding to a waiting position here it is a small pub with not many areas to eat they advertise for waiting staff but only use you to food run the waiting areas are permanently given to long term favouritism staff you will not get any opportunity to be a server and earn any tips
The long term staff and management are not very welcoming to newcomers
The kitchen chefs will permanently shout at you belittle you and are hostile one particular chef constantly demands tips from the front of house staff
The pub is in a semi remote are with little public transport you will have to pay taxi fares every evening to get you home unless you have a vehicle
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Very hostile environment
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Mitchells and Butlers
Deputy Manager (Former Employee) –  South East31 October 2017
Like working in dictated, constrained environments, this is for you. Want to express your leadership and management flair don't work here you will feel suffocated and ignored, unless you are wanted for something.
Pros
not many
Cons
too many
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Family feel
Shift Manager (Current Employee) –  Plymouth, Devon28 September 2017
Its a good place to work with a close family feel. Always willing to help each other out. They always do there utmost to take care of the staff from within the bussiness.
Pros
Helpful people
Cons
No free food and unknown hour
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Productive and enjoyable
Bar and Waiting Staff (Former Employee) –  Harefield, Greater London10 July 2017
Worked here for over 2 years and again loved it! Busy pub in the summer, lovely pub and lovely location. Company was very good to work for I enjoyed my time there I just felt it was time to move on as I left and moved to Cyprus for 2 years.
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Great local Pub, lovely staff
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Biddulph24 June 2017
Serving customers with food and beverages, stock replenishment, staff training, key holder, end of shift/day routines to follow.
Making sure the building was secure at the end of shift.
Pros
Local to home - no travelling
Cons
Unsuitable hours
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A mix of hard work and fun
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Haywards Heath, West Sussex6 June 2017
Days can be repetitive, and long but it is what you make of them. There can be a sense of crisis management at times.
You need to enjoy recruitment as turnover is high.
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fast paced and fun workplace
Bar Staff (Current Employee) –  Broxbourne, Hertfordshire1 June 2017
A fun and and friendly environment with a lot of fantastic staff who work together to provide quality service to customers. this job requires a lot of energy as it can get very busy at times but the staff work together to keep on top of it all. very flexible shift patterns and great job benefits. It is a very fast paced workplace with a lot to learn.
Pros
working with an amazing team of individuals.
Cons
can get very busy
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Poor workplace
Chef (Former Employee) –  Skelmersdale17 March 2017
I did not like this job as one of the staff members wore a jacket and trainers in the kitchen whereas you are supposed to wear chefs whites with safety shoes which is unhealthy and unhygienic. I did not get paid as much as I had expected from the double hours I worked on Christmas
Pros
Free breakfast and Free drinks
Cons
unhygienic staff, bad food
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Great Brand
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Derby, Derbyshire5 March 2017
Fantastic premium pub brand, but I feel its not enough for me, The company are very modern and forward thinking with all the latest tech
Pros
live in saves you a fortune
Cons
live in gives you no break
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enthusiastic place
General Manager Designate (Former Employee) –  South West1 March 2017
good company, great training and development, good staff retention and management, the most enjoyable part of the job is the people you work with
Pros
free lunch
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Can be very busy especially in the summer
Waiter (Current Employee) –  Helensburgh Central22 February 2017
Nice people however unsociable hours. Warm and welcoming customers very demanding. Good support from staff. Requires young and vibrant workers to improve fun factor
Cons
Long hours
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Fun, sociable and challenging
Management (Former Employee) –  Hampshire5 February 2017
Having been in a number of levels of employment including also as an In House Trainer, relief Assistant Manager, Head Chef and Deputy Manager I have seen all sides of the business and thoroughly enjoyed working for them.
Pros
Being Social with Customers and gaining friendship
Cons
n/a
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Great Branded Restaurant
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Hassocks31 August 2016
This is a great brand to work for with potential to train and develop. This is a great company for job security and offers strong excellent brand opportunities
Pros
Encourages nice clientelle
Cons
Understaffed expectation
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Day to day basis
Sous Chef of The Lamb Inn (Current Employee) –  Eastbourne10 June 2016
Run out of most consumable items, long hours working, the management get all the praise from the higher bosses no-one else, hardest part of the job is learning new menus as they change so often, most enjoyable part of the job would be working as a team to ensure the guests needs are met.
Cons
Long Hours, No free food / drink
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joke of a place
che (Former Employee) –  southqueensferry1 September 2015
if your not forign your not well come in the hawes inn kitchen hygine is a joke and your expected to do a 2 man job by your self whie others stand and watch
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