Glassdoor has published its list of top ten employers in the bar and eatery sector, based on anonymous employee feedback and reviews.
Glassdoor ranks anonymous employee feedback from organisation to determine industry ranking. Greggs came out on top with rating of 3.8 out of a possible 5. In the last three years alone, the bakery has enjoyed tremendous strength to achieve its premier position and high-street ubiquity. It currently has 1,650 branches in the UK, with expansion plans in place and £36 million secured to upgrade its stores.
Behind Greggs were more obvious organisations, including Pizza Hut in second place and Nandos in third with 3.6/5. The results also included Whitbread in sixth place and Wagamama behind in seventh. McDonald’s UK, surprisingly, took the tenth spot.
This year alone has seen huge improvement for Greggs. At the start of the year, the average score based on Glassdoor’s user feedback was only 2.9/5. But comments over the last six months, such as “everyone pulls together and helps each other out” and “great team-feeling, good discounts, lots of promotion opportunities”, have provided a significant boost.
One of the most competitive areas was salary. Currently, Greggs’ starting salary is 50p above the minimum wage, which rises to £7.11 per hour after training.
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