Working at Applegreen: Company Overview and Reviews in Ireland

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Applegreen, IE Ratings
Average rating of 300 reviews on Indeed
3.1Work-life balance
2.7Pay & benefits
3.0Job security & advancement
Office 3 The Limes Dunstable Road Ampthill Bedfordshire MK45 2GJ
1,001 to 5,000
$500M to $1B (USD)

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Overall reviews at Applegreen

Sales Assistant | Santry, County Dublin | 8 Jan 2023
Very bad experience
I am not happy with the environment. At the till can’t see the good customer service of senior staff. Feel like I am in funeral. Then Bakewell staff are more empathetic. Every time I went for lunch , I have felt like i am in somewhere in funeral. Not a good customer service. Staff doesn’t care about customer. Even though I have skip my lunch because of that. I personally doesn’t like , if I don’t feel I havent been well taken care off. If it’s happed to me , so that I can imagine, what will happen with the customer. Managent in Bakewell doesn’t have idea about upswell and display the product. Display looks like , I am living in 90s. Not Morden touch, no upgrade with the demand. Doesn’t have an idea what it team work. Staff doesn’t care about the upcoming shift worker. They just left all the mess for the next staff. Management have lacking of experience , how to trains the staff and run the business, so that company can generate more revenue. You have the option but don’t have good management. As well as lavazza coffee is really nice but the same problem with the staff, staff are very very frustrated, doesn’t know how to do upsell product, promotion nothing at all. Customer are waiting long for the service. And the Burger King, oh my goodness it’s disaster, customer are waiting long and long on their lunch break. Management level is very very poor. I would say manger even doesn’t know how to manage. Food is cold, service is bad. I feel like customer just come because they are
Artist | County Meath | 9 Dec 2019
Productive and hardworking but not in a good way
A typical day would be as described... productive and hardworking. However, the reason why I am only rating this a 1 is because the benefits of this job are absolutely non existent. You get no lunch benefits whatsoever. Your half an hour break (even if you're in full time) is unpaid. The manager completely took advantage of my hours. Giving me full time hours ever day I was off, even though I had college work and... a life outside the job. The hours were the overall reason I left. Eight to nine hours everyday I was off college. It was ridiculous and unrealistic. I learned to be assertive in this job and to learn in a fast paced environment. Especially when you are given out to on your first day for making insignificant mistakes. Speaking of which The training is as non existent as the benefits. From the first day it feels like you're expected to not make any mistakes. Also, after doing the 9 hours everyday you're off, you're made to do Applegreen and Subway (or whatever department you're working in) training online in your spare time. But nothing practical, that's a waste of Applegreen's time lol. The management was explained really... wasn't the worst management I had but gave me too many hours. The workplace culture was clique and stressful. It was all girls who would sometimes be gossiping away while you are serving all the customers and cleaning everything. The hardest part of the job was being expected to get to grips such work without being practically traine
Night Supervisor | Ashford, County Wicklow | 19 Apr 2016
fast paced and challenging environment
A typical day at work cannot be defined in terms of work load as it is a very unpredictable place of employment. it can vary from being very quiet in terms of customers to the almost uncontrollable peak times as it is a motorway stop off point for many bus companies and commuters. I've learned quite a lot in terms of customer service and how to deal with problematic situations in a fast paced place of work, i have also had to sit several exams such as manual handling and the HACCP exam. Due to the busy condition of the workplace the management can be put under high levels of stress but in general it is a very workable place to be in. The co-workers have all learned to work as both part of a team and individually and therefore creates a very productive and well kept atmosphere. Reasonable enough hours although night shifts can prove to be very challenging due to switching between night time and mornings. My favorite part of the job would have to be meeting certain interesting people that come in quite regularly and creating a bond with the customers and staff.
ProsPlenty of hours work.
ConsVery varied hours can be tiring on the body and mind.
Supervisor | Castlebellingham, County Louth | 13 Sept 2019
You will get hired, but that is not a good thing.
A typical day is being shouted at and treated like a moron, and that is just the customers, the "management" are worse. I learned that you may have a supervisor or management title, but you are not trained for that position to the same standards of any other similar sized company. The management need to be fully, and properly trained to run a department and deal with staff professionally. Not trained by the previous manager who obviously would like to see the place fail, and who they themselves had improper training. the culture is competition between staff and other departments, which is a good idea, but has turned into sabotage and mockery over mistakes. people generally get along with each other, with a select few frivolously logging complaints to chase a promotion and demean the competition. The hardest part of the job is getting everything done within your shift, i would describe it best as not choosing what needs to be done, but choosing what you want to be giving out for not doing. The most enjoyable part of the job is the weekends when little to no managers are around, and you can just get on with your work, because you are an adult.
Assistant Manager | Ireland | 30 Oct 2021
Stressful no support from area managers and unreliable staff
Staff are very unreliable and never turn up for their shifts, take staff on and they see this company as a joke and you would end up doing numerous 12 hour shifts while on a salary and never get paid for it! Asked for help from other sites but never had cover, workload you take on for 24k a year aswell being made work in a deli as no manager or deli assistants while trying to work the till and do your office work all on the same shift. Never any help from area managers they just made you do it! Gave up after 3 years of it! Would stay well clear of this company head office have no respect for there staff on the actual sites unless ur a favourite and are making them money! Customers are not so nice either being screamed at left right and centre for things out of your control not worth ur mental health! Stay well clear!! No chances of progressing unless your area managers favour you. If it wasn’t for my site manager I would of got nowhere as they only see what they wanna see, work hard and u don’t get noticed for it only for my manager pushed for it!
ProsNice management
ConsWorkload to much for not enough money
Sales Assistant | Ireland | 29 Jul 2019
Job? more like slavery!
Horrible place to work. Worked there for years. Expected to go above and beyond for just minimum wage. Had to work one night on my own for 11 hours on one of the busiest days with only a few minutes break. Site managers aren't trained on how to handle any situations and don't give any support. Expected to stay on longer and they refuse to pay you. Expected to work 6 days a week with no thanks and chances are they wont pay you for that either. Horrible place, 0 training given, no benefits. I was expected to do the managers job for just minimum wage. All about giving money to charity when that money is taken from employees wages without permission or a choice. They take the tip money and put straight back into the tills so employees don't get a cent. Site I worked on had no air conditioning (which head office refuses to fix) so temperatures reached serious levels and all food went into critical, but they don't care. Also most cameras on sites don't work and head office also thinks there's no point in fixing these. Even after an incident where a person was very badly injured. Very short staffed and a huge staff turnover. AVOID,AVOID, AVOID!
Sales Assistant | Baldoyle, County Dublin | 27 Aug 2018
Horrible management
I have worked in bakewell for 8 months worse experience I have had as a employee none of my managers remembered my last name I was the only one with no last name on the Rossiter my uncle died so they stopped giving me hours as ours are based on performance so Applegreen stop giving me hours but I was still on the register for 4months after the situation as none of the managers would give me hours or terminate my contract .. No training is giving the rest of the stuff is left to train you in the turnover in Applegreen is on believable so nobody pays your any respect for your work because you can be replaced it’s business as usual I wouldn’t recommend this job to a dog. Also detect we received are taken by one of the staff members who was there the longest and she keeps it until Christmas Time and I receive it’s €30 even though I would make that in a day with my customer service but still gets taken.. If you smoke your 15 minute break don’t get it if fake notes are found it’s taken out the tips none sees anyways
ProsNo free anything no pros your worked to the bone
Cons9:55 a hour to be told you can’t do anything right
Deli Associate | Dublin, County Dublin | 14 Jun 2018
Awful place to work at
I worked in Applegreen and lasted just a little over two months. You get paid minimum wage and the managers over you are very demanding and bossy. Always have something new to complain about. Never out on time and no overtime is ever paid . poor poor management I wouldn’t recommend this place to a dog never mind a person the only good thing about working there was your colleagues because you had a good laugh with them. Asked for a payslip multiple times and still have not received one which is a disgrace as tax etc needs to be claimed back no free lunches you wouldn’t even get a free cup of tea out of them for your break. Breaks are 30 minutes and they have a very high staff turnover no set working hours so not much of a social life tends to be long working hours. Perhaps this is just the experience I have gained from where I have experience in but as I have heard all Applegreens are the same. I also wouldn’t recommend working in the bakewell same story there bossy and demanding
ConsLong hours poor management no overtime
Operator | Santry, County Dublin | 13 Dec 2022
Good nature to work including supportive staffs
I’m so grateful to be a part of Apple Green and so thankful to have a wonderful working atmosphere created by management and all other staffs of Apple Green. I have a request regarding the night shift duty that in my Apple green Santry branch is little big in infrastructure and there’s only one person for working as night shift. Normally the work starts for a night shift staff from 11pm to 7 am so the problem is the single staff have to take care of Till duty including all other checklist include floor mopping and Floor cleaning. Due to the large area feels difficult to complete all other tasks like cleaning the coffee machines, floor, bathrooms and same time there is one risk factor is there like if something happen for that person like fainting then it would be a big trouble to get enter the shop premises without unlocking by that staff. So please review the night shift duties and the number of person to work inside overnight.
Assistant Manager | Lusk, County Dublin | 4 Oct 2015
Productive, challenging place to work.
Fun place to work all management get along which enables us to work better as a team. We have good communication with all of our staff and we all have fun at work in different ways. There is always room to grow. The company is always looking for ways their staff can grow within the company although the pay is not what one would expect considering the work that is carried out on a daily basis. My job is to run a successful shift, look after the money in the safe, ensure the tills maintain the correct float throughout the day. Ensure staff are working to the best of their ability but enjoying their day in work. I ensure staff are trained correctly and training books are up to date. I ensure everything complies to Burger King standards and that all products being held and sold are of the best quality for our customers.
ProsThe ability to grow within the company.
Conslong hours, not great pay, not the job I want to be in.
Manager | Boston | 9 Jan 2019
No support, no well done or thankyou. Spoken down to constantly. Empty promises are always made, yet they expect you to follow through with everything
First of all it's such a same that this company don't care about any of their staff as if they did it would probably be a nice place to work. There is no support what so ever, no well done, no thankyou or please. If you do something good, they will not notice it but of course if you do something wrong or miss something they jump straight on it. You are always made empty promises for example, help and support, pay raise, progression, bonuses all of that was promised to most staff but never actually given which is such a shame when they all work so hard and deserve it. If you're not management you're just a number to them, and super easy to replace which is what I've heard them say before. If you're management then wow, you're in for a treat, spoken down to all the time, always told how bad you're doing and never picked up on the good things you've done and also empty promises. The worst one is how the area managers and high people talk and treat you, you are making them money and being the face of their business yet they have no time or respect for you. On my interview I was promised the world and more, please don't be fooled by this, they make. The company sound amazing but please see past that. I wish I did, I made a massive mistake leaving my other job to come here. I also received no training, most thing I just guessed. Wouldn't recommend for anyone to work here. While I've worked for them 8 people have left and walked out the door and I didn't even work there for a year.
ProsAll the pros are empty promises so you don't actually get any of them.
ConsSpoken down to, no respect, no please thankyou or well done, empty promises, offered the world but it never happens, no help or support, no actual training given. You're just a number
Cashier | Forked River, NJ | 17 Jan 2023
Absolutely horrible stay far away from this job at all costs
As soon as I was accepted I was treated very acceptably, half way through my time working there I wanted to advance to higher positions because I wanted to see the company advance and feel like having higher potential, my managers agreed to this and said it would be great I just needed more open availability. I am currently a college student so I knew it would be harder, anyways I would work countless hours and put myself to each task always looking for things to do like clean or stock and make sure everything was spotless. I would always overachieve higher than those above me because those above me would call out of work earlier and always say they are their to help out when it was only one person at a concept due to everyone in the concept calling out, they would make sure to find someone else from another or say they will help the person by themselves but they would always leave the worker behind due to the workload. I have had countless times where I would shine above and beyond and be told that I would be able to move up but then my dreams were crushed when Hr came to us and said everyone’s hours will be cut because there is not enough money being made but we all would work so hard, I would work so much getting 40 hours a week trying to climb the ladder through the company but all I got told was that I have too much hours and they were getting cut, they do not care about employees and could care less if they could not make enough. They will higher someone out of the comp
Pros70% off lunch
ConsCut hours, heavy criticism, lazy managers, and false security
Director of Information Technology | New Jersey | 14 Mar 2023
Worst employer in 30 years of working in varied industries; worse than having masochistic drill instructors yell at you for 14 weeks.
What is the best part of working at the company? Leaving. After a 90+ hour workweek, and being told that the following weeks' projects would encompass even more sites (video calls while driving a van) per week, indicating that I was staring at even less sleep, more travel, and less support from the company.... it made quitting right then and there that much easier. First time in my life (hopefully last time) after 30+ years of working when I didn't have a job. Still best decision I've ever made. What is the most stressful part about working at the company? No support from management and senior executives. Everyone is overworked, even the HR person I had exit interview with told me that she too was quitting. They are completely noseblind to the amount of work needed and how few resources are available, and put up roadblocks to any efforts to streamline the projects. What is the work environment and culture like at the company? Worst experience ever. And I was in the infantry back when they still punched subordinates. So.... that bad. What is a typical day like for you at the company? on site at 4 AM, deal with 100 unknowns with wrong parts, unreasonable expectations, and far too few staff to get work done. Finish by 9-10PM. Drive an hour and pick up dinner on way to get to next site. Find hotel room, shower, sleep by 11:30. Start again at 3:30 AM.
Financial Analyst | Lexington, SC | 22 Dec 2022
My favorite job I have ever had
I worked in one of our gas stations for 3 years and worked my way up to the office so i have seen it all here. One the store side your manager, fellow employees and the customers really make the work experience good or bad. Two of out of three of the managers i worked under gave everything to the job and their employees and the store thrived. As someone who works directly with the stores in several regions I work with managers who say their store is like a family and absolutely mean it treating their employees with respect, but I have also seen managers throw their employees under the bus and corporate tosses them out because there is no room in this business for treating people like that. Everyone i work with in this office building have been the kindest, most considerate and talented people i have ever had the pleasure of working with as well as corporate who visits the office and the stores personally to make sure everything is okay. You can tell they really care when they speak to you and frequently remind you they are available if you need to talk about anything. This has remained consistent from when they would visit my gas station while i was stocking the cooler all of the way to the office.
Prosfriendly supportive environment
Conssometimes you can end up with a bad crew store-side but they don't usually last long here.
Barista | South Amboy, NJ | 3 Sept 2022
Starbucks Barista at NJ rest stop
I worked one full year as a Starbucks Barista, full time and part time, during breaks and during school. Managers are nice and get along with the employees but you really have to advocate for what shifts you are available for and not let them take advantage of you. Starbucks in itself was a mediocre-terrible experience, especially more recently. There is too much influx of customers who want too many customization nowadays with Tik Tok drinks, and less consideration for the workers. Job paid ~14/15$ plus tips. Pay does not reflect the amount of emotional and physical energy it takes to do this job. After every 8 hour shift you will feel beat down, especially in the summer and winter holidays season. Do not get this job if you cannot work quickly, speak for long hours at a register, and stand on your feet all day. The co-workers were absolutely lovely: fun to work with, uplifting, and supportive. There are usually teenagers/college kids working some adults sprinkled in. Some co-workers are absolute trash at their job and this is where management fails to properly hire some adequate people for the position. Overall, good job for teens who have the energy and enthusiasm but gets old quick.

Questions and answers about Applegreen

What benefits does Applegreen offer?
Asked 10 Jul 2020
Discounts on products in store
Answered 28 May 2023
Lunch card
Answered 8 May 2023
What is the promotion process like at Applegreen?
Asked 10 Nov 2022
Answered 28 May 2023
Very competetive
Answered 16 May 2023
How often do you get a pay rise at Applegreen?
Asked 25 Oct 2022
When minimum wage increases
Answered 26 May 2023
3 times in 12 years
Answered 15 May 2023
What is Applegreen holiday leave policy? How many holiday leave days do you get per year?
Asked 30 Aug 2021
5 days
Answered 25 May 2023
Answered 19 May 2023
What is a typical day like for you at the company?
Asked 11 Nov 2022
Pretty chill tbh stocking out everything usually if we have stock which we don’t seem like we do with a new boss we have and he acts pretty strict but it’s usually alright just sometimes tiring as some customers can be rude throughout the day
Answered 20 May 2023
Serving customers, keep the shop packed and tidy, keep the forecourt tidy. Taking the deliveries.
Answered 27 Apr 2023