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good work place
Working with them has been very rewarding. they take good care of their staff although they should take care of the organisation of space and time. But i'm happy with the workers and manager.
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Fast paced and sometimes hectic
I worked with Gather&Gather at their Sky location on and the whole it was a good experience. My team mates were lovely and we all got along. Downside was some days when absolutely swamped and not enough people to go around. This was however balanced with very quiet days as well.
Pros
Lunch allowance
Cons
out of the way location
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Beware
Poor and aggressive management
Tried to cover health and safety issues at site by intimidation

Offered you come in late but clock in at usual time to trap you
Pros
Co workers
Cons
Management
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Avoid this company
Worst company ever please avoid at all costs management are complete wasters and only interested in gp margins
Wirking conditions are shocking and only a matter of time when a major health problems arise
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Fast-paced environment
It is a deli centralised at the university, thus rapid execution of tasks must be handled accordingly to customer demands and restock updated every hour.
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Don't work for them
24 years as a chef and I've never worked for such a bad company, this is what is bad about this trade now company's like this, they buy contracts reduce the staff then sell the contract
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Cool opportunities
Big contract catering company, different varieties of job roles available, fast growing if is what you wish.

Good environment for Food

& drinks lovers.
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Not well managed
I worked for them for 2 and half years was an annoying job as the manager would watch you struggle when short staffed and was a gossip. He was not afraid of confronting the female staff but the men no chance. Head office were very hard to communicate with
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Stressful and manager dont have time for you
This place is a joke you don't get full training as the managers don't even know the job them self. Dont get full uniform no safety shoes given rips shirt managers don't have time for you and there food makes you sick and when I raise this issue they got funny with me and started saying you stated this allegation about are good . What about the unfair treatment in the workplace
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There so no free lunch
Cons
The management
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Bulling manipulating mangers
Worst contract cater to work for. Bullied several respected employees, reduced staff levels dramatically to cut staff budgets. Staff over worked. Inserficant training given. Area manager bullied my unit manager of 2 years out after take over. No support given. Several team members left and not been replaced. Staff constantly upset and fed up

Stay away at all costs !!!!! I'm leaving
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A good place to work at
It was a good two weeks where I worked hard doing jobs in the canteen, nice staff and plenty of jobs available. The team is very friendly and always asking if help is needed
Pros
Team is friendly
Cons
Customers can be rude
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Poor communication
Staff left to own devices with no imput from upper management.

Payroll is a shambles, wrong tax codes, wages missing. Money deducted when it shouldnt etc. . .


Look elsewhere.
Pros
Lunch included
Cons
Bad senior management
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Disappointing Management
A management that doesn't care about the people that are working for this company, there is no respect to you as a man. After 5 months giving feedback and clear request to improve my coffee bar, I could have even a brush... I worked with a sink without tap for the water... It doesn't make any sense the way that this company work
Pros
Free lunch, free gym, good customers
Cons
management
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Not a company to work for
Worked for this company for about 4 months (taking over another company) and as time went on during this period the truth of previous reviews came to life. An extremely unprofessional company that has only one thing in mind and its staff is certainly not that. Bullying to the highest order. Forcing staff to leave and to take leave of absence due to stress levels and with no support. Utter disgusting. I wouldn't recommend anyone to work for them.
Pros
None I can think of
Cons
Communication amongst emplyees
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Avoid
Management are all over the place!
- cut backs everywhere!!

- want you to work miracles whilst very short staffed.

- no discipline for the people who actually do something wrong but discipline people for the slightest error.

- bulling and manipulative senior manager is just out to get everybody and doesn’t even lift a finger themselves.

- just expect you to do overtime when you say you can’t do it.

- lots of people ringing in sick because of the stress and work load that they expect people to do.

- training is by FAR the worst I’ve ever encountered.

- false promises when you start (manipulating)

- more focused on what’s going on in people’s personal life than work
Pros
Free tea, coffee and lunch
Cons
Bulling management
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Do not work for this company!
What can I say really, I started with G&G back in February this year as a head chef and I may say that in all my years of being a chef I have never felt as inadequate in a kitchen I mean really the catering manager was an absolute nightmare and would just let me do my job and would always be involved I would go home everyday falling asleep on the bus, not because I was busy in the kitchen (I was all the time with no help from a very lazy sous chef I will come back to this) but because of how much the manager would get in my way. And for some with next to no culinary experience to tell a chef of 10 years experience how do do his job it is just insulting.... back to the staff my so called sous chef if you can call her that was only ever interested in what she wanted to do and would hardly ever help anybody else and if you tried to tell her what to do that was in any way out of the normal for her she wouldn’t do it and would carry on like you asked her to jump through rings of fire ( no joke)

As for the rest of the staff overall where ok but that all I have to say about it


If I was you I would have a really long hard think about wether or not G&G is for you I will never go back!
Pros
None
Cons
Manager, staff, wasn’t allowed food when I wanted
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Where to begin?
I began working for Gather & Gather at the new Salford Quays building as a kitchen assistant. Currently (May 2019), Gather & Gather are contracted to work within the BUPA building offering food, drinks and other refreshment services. Gather & Gather are separate to BUPA and so I would like to make it known my review is primarily based on my experiences with Gather & Gather working within the BUPA building, and not specifically working with BUPA in the same building. I shared the building with BUPA office staff but I was not employed by BUPA.

From the outside the building looks modern, stylish and fits right in with the affluent fashionable neighbourhood with the docks not so far away, ITV and BBC studios a short walk down the road and many expensive high end apartment complexes dotting the skyline. When you walk in it's quite breathtaking how stylish, open plan and welcoming the whole environment seems to be. This appears to be a big selling point for Gather & Gather who schmooze their new employees with the looks and feel of their prospectively new working environment. The building as it's own modern open plan cafe, and a stylish coffee shop serving barista coffee, snacks and other assorted foods and drinks, and this is where Gather & Gather are based. It's also where I spent 2 months working, and where my review will now begin from.


To begin with everything seemed great. The manager sold me an attractively pitched employment prospect with great benefits and great opportunities. I got to work thinking this could perhaps be somewhere I could really work towards doing
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Pros
Free food at lunch, free coffee, access to the BUPA owned gym, some nice customers occasionally, nice building
Cons
Bullying, victimization, peer pressure, manipulation, abusive staff, ineffective management, egocentric, lack of teamwork, anger management issues with most if not all staff members, depressing work environment
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not a good company to work for
Worked for this company for three years ,I am a trained qualified chef three years at college ,being paid very poorly ,then a untrained ,what was a K,P got the job as a back shift chef ,now being paid more than me,. .,,this is a pure joke for a company , ,please dont make the mistake I made and don't work for this company ,our hole unit is demoralised ,
Pros
Mon thru fri
Cons
bad pay, conditions
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Great if you love being audited all the time
A complete time pressured job with little staff they can’t afford. The title manager now just means you’re on your own
Great opportunities ie doing the cooking, cleaning label everything by yourself, do your own fryers, stock taking , cash handling

Filling out charts, charts charts.

Audits there is quarterly audits, eho audit. External hygiene audit, quarterly Facilities audit, quarterly coffee audit H&S audit ALL with action plans Business review why the food isn’t up to scratch or GP suffering after all these audio? Really???

Save your sanity don’t do it
Pros
Weekend off
Cons
Unrealistic workloads, management don’t understand
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Do not work for them
Was a very unpleasant experience working for Gather & Gather.
It became very clear that a great deal of people in important roles, only got them because they were friends with people in higher positions and that no amount of experience or work would help you progress if you don't suck up to higher ups.
Pros
Monday to Friday day shifts
Cons
Too many to list
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depressing
would not recomend this place to work becuaseall of the staff are so depressed and un friendly. not a welcoming place to work. no job security poor standards of food and lazy staff.
no team work or motivation for staff to work for the business.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
all bad
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