Mitchells and Butlers Graduate Reviews

Employer: Mitchells and Butlers
3.9
3.9/5 average employee rating (as reviewed by 40 people)

All of the below job reviews are anonymously written by graduates working at Mitchells and Butlers to provide you with a unique insight into working there.

5.8
2.9/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Colleagues and people I work with. Wide responsibilities. Every day brings something different. Amount of training. Wide range of benefits.Lack of consistency and structure. Working for a big corporate and bureaucracy.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Career Sector: Retail
Job Title::
Retail Business Manager
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 10 People
8.1
4.1/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
The people - it's such a sociable industry by its very nature so the people and the people you meet along the way are so helpful and supportive.Nothing immediately springs to mind - the hours are often long but when you enjoy what you do then it's not that much of an issue!
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Career Sector: Arts & Media
Job Title::
Assistant Marketing Manager
Team:
Brand Marketing
Voted Useful by 9 People
7
3.5/5
Date added: 30th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
This scheme gives you real responsibility from day one and allows you to contribute to projects that really make a difference to the business. The use of placements allows the work to be varied but still allows you to control your own diary. There is plenty of support during whichever placement you are on and continual support from grad buddies, your line manager and pretty much any one you ask! The lack of structure to the scheme can at times create challenges however, this allows you to move around the company, working in a variety of different roles for a variety of different brands. The focus is placed on what you want to get out of the scheme and your career goals.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Operations Graduate
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 10 People
7.7
3.9/5
Date added: 29th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Friendly people - Senior operators really value your work. 20% off all pubs. Flexible working hours - get in early leave early. Working hours can be intense depending on your role- the pubs are always open so it's easy to get in the habit of working late. Corporate change is usually slow...if you have an innovative idea make sure you do something about it.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Finance Analyst
Team:
Finance
Voted Useful by 9 People
8.2
4.1/5
Date added: 29th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Job progression. In nine months I've been through three jobs, each time a step up in terms of responsibility and opportunity to grow yourself and your network. If an opportunity arises and you've proven yourself in previous roles you stand a good chance of being offered it. Only thing I could think of might be pay. Although your starting salary is probably significantly higher than the average, as you work through your accountancy exams the pay rises are relatively small.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Career Sector: Banking and Finance
Job Title::
Commercial Reporting Analyst
Team:
Financial Reporting Centre
Voted Useful by 8 People
5.4
2.7/5
Date added: 29th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
A lot of responsibility and trust put in you. Great people to learn from and work with. Highly regarded scheme within the industry.Lack of structure and plan for use of graduates in the future. Large company politics. Slow moving due to size.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Corporate Graduate
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 9 People
9
4.5/5
Date added: 21st March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
You're given real responsibility from day one and the chance to add real value to the business. The team at M&B are a social bunch and you'll lose track of who's always available to support you. (Grad buddies, coaches, line managers, placement managers, other Area managers... the list goes on!). The work is extremely varied and there's plenty of opportunities to travel the country - the company car really comes in handy here - as well as the network across the brand, the company and the industry. You're also completely in control of your own schedule, and fully mobile with company laptop/phone which comes in really handy on site visits etc. At the start of a placement you'll often feel dropped in at the deep end and may well spend a few days confused about how a new departments functioning, rest assured this passes once you get to know the new team. You'll also find the hours can prove challenging, and it's not always easy to catch up with the other grads or get along to regular evening activities. Having the phone/laptop is great, but can mean it's hard to switch off!
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Corporate Operations Graduate
Voted Useful by 11 People
7.1
3.6/5
Date added: 16th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
Exposure to so many brands and departments. Real responsibility from an early stage, given real projects which actually make a difference to the business. Be prepared to travel. The job is not 9-5, you will spend quiet a lot of time on the road.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Operations Graduate
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 9 People
7.8
3.9/5
Date added: 16th March 2016 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
On the graduate scheme, you'll get given real responsibility on projects which directly affect the business - providing an amazing opportunity to learn and develop. Spending time in different departments gives you the opportunity to develop a well rounded approach. It's a big company, with a diverse set of brands - there is opportunity to move around the company which is a big plus. No two days are the same. You'll develop skills and knowledge in areas such as Employee Relations, Commercial performance, P&l management and most importantly people management. We have some incredible people in MAB - due to the nature of the industry, your social life and work life will (at times) blend into one - which I don't view as a bad thing. Our job is drink and food - it's literally your job to have fun! As with any big company, there's a certain degree of politics which you'll quickly become aware of. We can also be slow to move, change and innovate. Due to the fast paced, frantic nature of our job - work life balance will ebb and flow. Some days you'll be out of the house from 6am and back at 1am the next day. Other days you'll be able to finish early. This can sometimes be tough. Also be prepared to be flexible geographically - and drive...a lot.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Area Manager
Team:
Operations
Voted Useful by 7 People
8
4/5
Date added: 13th March 2015 by Anonymous
What are the best and worst things about your company?
This is a fantastic, passionate, sociable industry to be involved in. It's great to be part of a large company that has a real variety of what they can offer. Whilst there is a set structure for each graduate scheme, there is importance placed on what you personally want to get out of the scheme and your career goals. Being part of a small graduate cohort means that you get the support you need - from informal buddies to line managers and coaches. Because the company is so large you can sometimes feel like a "little fish". Putting yourself forward for bigger company wide projects means that you can personally make a big impact on the business and show your drive and potential.
What do you actually do on a day-to-day basis?
Job Title::
Human resources
Voted Useful by 25 People