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Easily the worst company I have ever worked for. It of course has some positives, 50% off if you book a room with Travelodge. I enjoyed the team which I worked with, there is a nice solidarity between staff as everyone is overworked, underpaid and exhausted. I applied for Housekeeping 12 hour contract, and ended up doing 40 plus hours across multiple departments, with minimal training.Housekeeping, at times can be quite manageable on quieter days, however it is very physically demanding and exhausting - definitely the most underpaid department at Travelodge. At times it can be extremely busy and short staffed - with multiple days on rota in a row.Although staff are supposed to get breaks - you don't really get to take breaks - especially on reception or housekeeping.Was put on rota for reception with very little training, and thrown in to the deep end - even after asking not do to this department. I was then put onto nightshift/day shift housekeeping combination.Travelodge advertise that staff get free breakfasts - what you get is the left over food made - and you don't get the opportunity for breakfast if you are on housekeeping.Travelodge can charge £250 for a room at times, but pay their staff minimum wage for their hard work.Overall, not a great employer to work for, will exploite you beyond what you can give. Again, it is not any fault with the managers or staff, everyone works very hard - the fault is Travelodge itself as a company.


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Will work you into the ground

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2.0 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.0 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
4.0 out of 5 stars for Management
2.0 out of 5 stars for Culture
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