Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 2 September 2017
I would recommend anybody work at Nando's as they are so invested in their people and their heritage. As you progress, the work/life balance becomes a much smaller gap as with most companies and this is where the difficulty lies when it comes to your career. Staff parties and nights out are a regular thing and even trips abroad.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 31 August 2017
My main duties were waiting staff, serving customers and taking orders, serving food and preparing food. I was also making sure that customers felt welcome and comfortable during their meal. As a waitress I was greeting and welcoming customers as they arrived and showing them their table.
Assistant Manager - Nando's (Former Employee) – Leeds, West Yorkshire – 22 August 2017
They move managers around every restaurant creating a lack consistency in any restaurant, lack of positive management in area manager, she's very poor at her job and creates lots of negitive environment. Lots of general managers don't like working evenings or weekends, so that's given to assistant managers, but general managers can't lead by example. Board of directors want to do a good job and create a great place to work but poison in the ranks stops this.
Waiter (Former Employee) – Leeds – 13 February 2017
All staff was very helpful to me for the 2 weeks of my work experience in Nandos white rose I really enjoyed working there I was a waiter I was serving food to the customers and also I was washing up plates and checking to see if the customers food was ok for them to eat
Griller/Assistant Kitchen (Current Employee) – Leeds, ENG – 1 October 2015
The work in Nando's is good. Good people and good managers. Nandos one day : nothing but get the product and prepare all the restaurant so that is ready for the public. After you get to cook the chicken and preparing different types of dishes offered by the restaurant not stop cooking until the time you leave. Several times a day we take the temperature of the food to segurarnos that are consumable by the costumer.
Griller, Buddy Trainer, Supervisor (Current Employee) – Leeds, ENG – 26 March 2014
My current role involves supporting the manager on shift, for example managing the kitchen, where throughout the shift I need to manage staff breaks, stock levels, and ensure legal H&S requirements are adhered to.
Typically, I am on shift with at least one new member of staff, and my role is to supervise their training, ensuring they learn the necessary skills to create the meals to a high standard. I am also responsible for making sure they learn how to set up and close down the machinery within the restaurant (e.g. ovens, grills) whilst adhering to safety guidelines and H&S / COSHH laws.
The team has a strong sense of collaboration, regularly helping each other out and having a laugh whilst working to short deadlines (meals need to be ready within 12 minutes). Managers occasionally pitch in and help out as well, if the extra pair of hands is needed.
The hardest part of the job is probably working with the stress of having to produce high quality, appetising and delicious looking and tasting meals in such a short time frame. Also the work can be extremely dirty and laborious at times from cleaning all machinery and surfaces.
The most enjoyable part of the job is the fun we have working together as a team. Most of the time, people are usually having a laugh as they work. Also the free meals are a pretty good part of the job.
Griller (Current Employee) – Leeds, ENG – 15 March 2014
A typical day at work involves cooking organising and keeping areas clean as it is a open kitchen you learn on how to improve on your time management skills because you have to stay under a certain time limit on food getting sent to customers. Management team is very fun and helpful to work with as they are always prepared to go the extra mile to help. The hardest part of the job is closing on a night.