James' Places
Happiness score is 48 out of 100
3.1 out of 5 stars.
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About the company

  • Company size
    201 to 500
  • Industry
    Restaurants, Travel and Leisure
  • Link
    James' Places website
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Salary estimated from 116 employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.

Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 36 reviews and is evolving.



Night Porter in Lancashire
on 19 September 2021
Structured and productive
Most of the time I feel at ease with the work I am asked to to however I do feel that there are some tasks that are better suited to other relevant departments instead of piling it onto the night staff.I feel that the learning curve is very shallowThe hardest part of the job is fitting all the varied tasks into the time given.
Customer Service Advisor in Clitheroe
on 16 May 2022
Guaranteed job security
Guaranteed job security, the turn over of staff is extremely high, within 3 months expect a complete roll over of staff you knew when you started leaving, and new staff joining and repeat every three months. Counted 30 staff leaving and then stopped counting. (No joke) front of house, reception, bar staff, waiting on, chefs, managers, housekeeping, you name it. All gone. Guaranteed job security though, even if you’re rubbish at the job, they’re so short of staff and there are always so many vacancies, I reckon you could swap roles for a taste of each and come back round to the first one again in no time at all.
Duty Manager/ Restaurant Manager in Whalley
on 20 February 2022
Not the best place I had the pleasure of working!!!!
I was a restaurant manager here, no staff to support you, left to your own devices. 11/12 hrs a day. No charge of rota. Reception are a law to thems. Disoriented senior management team.
Head Chef/Kitchen Manager in Clitheroe, Lancashire
on 7 February 2022
Stay in position you applied for for as long as possible
Went in as cdp, months I was premoted to Sou chef, then after under 9 months I was head chef. Too much too fast and no guidance left to it. Harder they fall situation. Messed with in every department 80 hrs a week no training. Stress in every department trying to one up the head chef. Not a good experience.
Front of House in Clitheroe, Lancashire
on 17 September 2021
Overworked and underpaid.
I worked here for one day and quit because I had such an awful time. I worked non stop for 8 hours (apart from a short lunch break) and was left absolutely exhausted. My back ached, my feet ached and I got very little enjoyment out of it. When I arrived home I was in tears and had to lie down for the rest of the day. Perhaps if the pay was higher and the hours in a working day were shorter then I would have considered carrying on. Yes you get free food which was nice, but it wasn’t worth the hours of pain and misery. I wouldn’t recommend working here to anyone unless you were extremely desperate and had no other option.

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