Busser (Former Employee) – Lowestoft – 15 November 2017
In all honesty, i did only clean and lay tables within a little. However, doing this job meant i was quite often in the kitchen. This gave me the will to want to work in the food industry. It is a great place to work, and I really did enjoy myself.
Short 4 hour shifts
Not great communication between managers and staff
Waitress (Former Employee) – Bridgend – 8 November 2017
This job give me the confidence to communicate with people more comfortably and had many good feedbacks. I worked as a team and on my own. Done some cash handling. Enjoyed meeting new people every day.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Essex – 7 November 2017
have worked for harvester for several years now working my way up, i have enjoyed working for the company, very easy to work your way up as long as your willing to put the hard work in to progress you and the business further.
Waitress/Bar Staff (Former Employee) – Bournemouth – 6 November 2017
Did not enjoy working with in the company hours are long and sometimes shifts get cancelled after an hour of working if it's not busy shift and winter is dead time not a lot of hours or shifts physical and mentally demanding job
Waitress (Former Employee) – Flamstead – 3 November 2017
Waitressing is perfect as a little earner whilst studying or in between jobs. Being front of house and speaking to the customers throughout the shift was pleasing and getting to know the regulars was a bonus as they request to have you as their waitress, which in turn proved that you were good at the job.
Kitchen Team Leader (Former Employee) – Taunton, Somerset – 2 November 2017
I enjoyed working with the staff at harvester, but there wasn't much chance to have a social life outside of work. there was room for job advancement but felt it was done purely on whether you where willing to move to do it.
Waitress (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – 8 October 2017
A typical day at work consists of meeting the needs of customers and making sure they enjoy their visit to the restaurant, however also working together as a team is very important and the key to success. The hardest part of the job is meeting the needs of all the customers at the same time, to overcome this problem, I make sure I ask if they need anything before they ask me. The most enjoyable part of the job is interacting with customers and making sure that they have a fantastic time when I am serving them. Another enjoyable part of the job is making friends.
Catering Assistant (Former Employee) – Loughton – 3 October 2017
This was my first job after leaving school so everything was new to me. My days were spent doing a lot of food prep as it's a very busy restaurant.All the staff were nice and made a few good friends.Doing a lot of split shifts was hard at times as you seem to be at work all day. I left to better myself.
Busser (Former Employee) – Eastbourne, East Sussex – 22 September 2017
I had fun working there but the hours was to long as i didn't have enough time to spend with family and friends.the staff that i worked with are fun. As i was doing nine hours a night in only had half an hour break and that wasn't enough for me
Chef (Former Employee) – Worcester, Worcestershire – 16 September 2017
I worked for harvester for many years whilst trying to find the job I really wanted in the hospitality industry. You have to work long hours for no thanks or praise. Career progression is almost impossible unless they think you are the right person but with the experience I have 9/10 the person they think is right is wrong and leave you feeling deflated and like your useless. The area managers they employ are useless and will do nothing to help you out even when you have no staff at all except potwashers
Grill and Starter Chef (Full Time) (Former Employee) – Neath, UK – 13 September 2017
Quite possibly the worst job i have had to date, long unsociable hours, no progression and no benefits to working for that particular company. I once was forced to work a 24 hour shift and never paid for it, then expected to come in the following day at 3pm and do another full shift.
Customer Service Assistant (Former Employee) – Notitngham – 11 September 2017
I enjoyed working at Harvester the staff were a great team to work along side. I gained a lot of experience by working here and passed health and safety standards with full staff training and enabled me to fulfil my excellent customer service to ensure the customers were happy with their food and drinks.