Bar Staff/Waiter in Newport
Stressful but enjoyable work environment
Brunning & Price pubs are very busy places to work, however the clientele are usually lovely which makes it enjoyable to work with them.
The locations themselves are well presented and are kept to a very high standard.
Waitress/Bar Staff in Reading
Family like teams
I loved working for Brunning and Price. The management were very professional and were always very approachable if I ever needed to ask anythingTraining was top notch. Fabulous staff food - free! Pay and holidays were also very fair and reliable
Great place to work
Great environment, safe and considerate environmentWorking in a well equipped kitchen and clean environment. Management very supportive and progression very good
Bar Staff/Waitress in Manchester, Greater Manchester
Managers are rude and nasty, they offered no support or guidance. Other staff members were very snobby and would look down their nose to you. Nobody seemed to know what was going on half the time and management were no where to be seen in busy periods and orders stacked up very quickly behind the bar.
Kitchen Porter in Odiham, Hampshire
Unhygienic and rude
I did a trial shift as a Kitchen Porter at the Mill House whilst waiting to hear about my job’s transfer and I can honestly say I’ve never experienced anything quite like it!.
To start with some of the things I saw whilst in the kitchen were enough to put me off of ever eating there again; let alone in the middle of a pandemic when hygiene standards are supposed to be even higher. I saw one member of staff with greasy, dirty food covered hands scoop out mash with his fingers to put into the tubs (to be stacked up and chilled for Christ knows how long) and to make matters worse I don’t recall seeing him wash them even once for the 4 hours I was there (or most of the staff for that matter.) That is unless you count putting his hands in a washing up sink filled with various sauces and general food waste as washing them. I also saw countless plates, dishes and pans being put back on the shelf to be used with grease and dirt still on them without any of the staff batting an eyelid.Tasty!
The shift itself was chaotic, When I arrived and was finally in the right place I was given a brief tour and my first task by some people who very clearly had no time for me. After this there was no further direction and I was left to figure out the placement etc of everything in the kitchen by myself. There was absolutely no guidance on what I should be doing or where so I left the poor KP on shift with me to do most of the stuff as all I had been shown was the washing up machine - he tried his best to help but didn’t speak any English. The other members of staff looked at me in a way not dissimilar to how one might react to faeces on a plate.
To top it all off it’s now been over a month and instead of paying me as promised I’m having all of my emails and phone calls ignored. When I went in to speak to someone an incredibly rude manager laughed and told me it was due to the fact they had waited for my details and that I’d have to wait till the following Friday (I sent my bank details 2 days later and my proof of ID later in the week.) I’ve pretty much given up on being paid as I was told at the end of my interview that the company had gotten into trouble for using trial shifts as free labour so I should send them my details.
I would recommend supporting one of the businesses in the village next time you feel like going somewhere locally for food (my experience of the Red Lion was fantastic) instead of a chain restaurant with these standards. I for one, can’t wait to start my new career and never step foot in the Mill House again