Good Pay, Hard Work, Sad Life
Cashier (Current Employee) – Liverpool, Merseyside – 18 November 2018
I’ve worked for Nando’s for around four years now, aiding me through my education. It pays well for your average young person, and when you’re in need of money there’s generally a way to find yourself more shifts. Unfortunately, there are no ‘extra pay days’ such as bank holiday double time, and there’ll often be times you’ll find yourself in work until 2am, still on 7.85 an hour. Work life balance isn’t great, unless you close your availability off permanently - if you want a day off and you’ve ran out of your holidays, you can kiss that goodbye.
The company tries to emphasise itself on their culture and family attitude, alongside their motto of ‘creating lasting happiness.’ Let me tell you, that won’t be found here. Management put insane amounts of pressure on staff to work hard, and do not listen to the staff complaints. It’s surprising to learn that most of the managers you encounter won’t have any form of Management training. The company needs to learn that it’s more than figures and running a shift, it’s about treating your staff fairly.
Overall, if you’re a student and are looking for something to pull you through, this may be ideal. It won’t help your mood or your work-life balance, but you won’t struggle for the money that you need(ish). I would not recommend this company to anyone after education.
Free Lunch, Decent Pay
Poor Management, Pressure