Hostess (Former Employee) – Reading – 21 December 2017
- Management was nice. - Waiters were stuck up, inconsiderate and rude. - accuse you of stealing tips! very unprofessional. - Hardest part was allocating tables evenly - free meals ONLY IF the kitchen is not busy if it is, forget about getting food.
Good runner (Former Employee) – Harrogate – 27 November 2017
I was incredibly disappointed that I was underpaid several times by Jamie's which caused me to leave. The team were also very slack with my shifts on some occasions I wouldn't of been warned I had work 20 minutes before .
Waitress (Former Employee) – Birmingham – 6 November 2017
If you want to be distracted from morning to night & literally see your home just too sleep THEN this is a great job for you. Shifts can vary from between 8am - 3am depending on how long customers stay past closing time.
Pro - Tips are amazing, free staff food, introduces you to a new food palette.
Bartender/Barista (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Thames, Greater London – 4 October 2017
A typical day for me at Jamie Olivers was starting at 10am, I would open the bar and carry the deliveries upstairs. Through the week I would be alone behind the bar, working the lunch rush and the pre theatre rush on my own with the occasional help from managers/supervisors if it got out of hand. I would then continue to work through to the evening and close down the bar alone, which was a lengthy process and leave around 11:50pm/12am most nights. The management team changed numerous times whilst I worked there, generally they knew what they were doing. The hardest part of the job was the long hours on foot, and the up keep of the bar through the week when working totally alone. Bar Friday/Sat/Sun when two people would be behind the bar. The most enjoyable part of the job was having occasional visits from Gennaro, Jamie's working partner.
trial shift as a sitter (Former Employee) – Greenwich, Greater London – 31 August 2017
I had a trial shift for a sitter and it was great ,the staff are very warm, friendly and are very helpful. The time I spent there I really enjoyed and loved the working and busy environment. i would recommend it to everyone. in addition the restaurant and bathrooms were also very clean.
I learnt how to interact with members of the public and was also shown how to multi task better, I enjoyed all aspects of the trial.
Hosting Manager (Former Employee) – Nottingham – 31 August 2017
My experience of this company, although limited was not what i expected from one so hard to get into. the management and all the staff were rude, not only to each other but to customers, they always seamed put out by the slightest request and if a manager had to get involved, the customer was never right, something i was told on my first shift as Hosting Manager
Host (Current Employee) – Portsmouth – 22 August 2017
Personally, I think Jamie's expects too much of it's workers. A lot of my colleagues complain daily about the job as it can be very stressful. Id it wasn't for the people i worked with I very much doubt I would have stuck any the job for as long as I did.
FOH Team Member (Former Employee) – London – 15 August 2017
One of the most unhygienic restaurant to eat and work, horrible and incompetent management unable to pay correctly and keeping up with their duties . Not surprised they closed down many sites. It was embarrassing working there
Coffee Barista (Current Employee) – 38 threadneedle street – 20 July 2017
One of the friendliest staff I never met starting to management team to kitchen porters , great place to learn good standards and grow up as worker. In few months I improved my skills and my position. I am very sorry lo leave the place but the cannot guarantee the numbers of hours I asked.