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Greene King 2.6/5

Greene King, a brewer and pub company, runs over 3,000 pubs, restaurants and hotels in England, Wales and Scotland. While the firm is lauded for its “fun environment”, “good training” and “great food”, others complain of a lack of work/life balance and “poorly paid long hours”.
One employee review reads: “I was overloaded with 50-hour weeks when I first started, as the pub was losing staff left, right and centre. I literally became ill after two weeks of working there, because I wore myself out from the physical exertion. The pay is dreadful.”
Greene King were unavailable to comment.
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11 of the worst companies to work for in the UK - as rated by their employees

Caffe Nero, JD Sports and WH Smith are among some of the worst companies to work for, according to their employees.

The Telegraph browsed dozens of company profiles on Glassdoor and randomly selected companies that had an employee rating of 2.6/5 or less – the average overall rating across the site is 3.3/5.

We have included some of the Telegraph‘s selection in this version of the list, combined with our own randomly selected companies using the same methodology.

The firms are not the worst overall on the site, but a randomly selected sample, and in no particular order.