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Fun but terrible management
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  London East, Greater London8 May 2018
In my time at Nando's I saw around 15 different managers in my Nando's every six month is like a whole new management team. But Nando's is very fun to work for and lots of parties. However, there are not a lot of benefits. One good benefit is you can transfer store depending on your location which is easy.
Pros
Free lunch, fun teams, parties
Cons
Long hours, Lots of cleaning, poor management
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Fun, family feel with a caring management team!
Nandoca --> Buddy Trainer --> Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Chesterfield, Derbyshire30 March 2018
I worked at Nando's for about 3 years before deciding to pursue my dream of becoming a Pilot. I had had many jobs before that, mainly in the restaurant industry and they don't even come close. I worked every side of the restaurant (floor, grills, back of house), in multiple restaurants across multiple regions, and even into management. Nando's is a great company to work for.

Wage: minimum wage for a 25 year old, regardless of age.

FREE FOOD: If, like me, you are young and broke, you will love this! They give you AT LEAST one meal per shift you do and multiple meals depending on your shift length.

Breaks: You are GUARANTEED at least one break (as long as your shift is longer than 4.5 hours). Breaks are also paid for on your full wage too!

Personal Development & Career Progression: Nando's recognise the desire for progression in their employees and strive to bring out the best in them. Doesn't matter if its confidence issues or personal battles Nando's want to see you excel and really help you to achieve whatever goal you may have.

Staff days/nights out & Regional parties: Every few months Nando's holds big regional parties in a privately hired venue with pre-paid drinks and a chance to let your hair down, meet new people and catch up with friends from different restaurants.

Meeting new people: After a while of working in your restaurant you may be asked to cover a shift in another restaurant in the region, either by yourself or with friends from your restaurant. this is a great opportunity to make new friends then when you go to your regional parties you
  more... have an even better time!

Great Management: The managers hired by Nando's are based on their character as well as their ability to perform. Gaining that perfect balance of friend and colleague happens naturally and therefor naturally makes you want to become a better employee.

Contracted Hours: Nando's refuse to offer 0 hour contracts and therefor you are guaranteed hours every week. This means going to the bank to apply for a loan or credit card, getting a living space of your own etc is not a problem! Also puts your mind at ease knowing you have guaranteed hours coming up!


Nando's realise that if your staff are happy, their customers are happy. So what are you waiting for? Find your sense of Pride, Passion, Courage, Integrity and Family now! (You'll get what I mean by that when you apply! ;) )
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Pros
Everything listed!
Cons
Doesn't include overtime unfortunately
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Good Company
Staff Trainer (Former Employee) –  North West8 March 2018
I really enjoy general work days, its a fun relaxed atmosphere.I have gained many skills from here. The hardest part of the job is dealing with hungry customers!
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Fast Progession
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  Newport, Newport4 February 2018
A typical day would consist of running food orders, cleaning and preparing tables, greeting customers with a high quality customer care. Very fast paced job, menu is constantly updated so it keeps you on your toes learning the new items. The hardest part would be the stress of managing several roles at once due to lack of staff. Working as a team definitely has its perks, they are a great bunch of colleagues who are always very friendly and welcoming.
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Best place to work
Griller / Buddy Trainer (Former Employee) –  Bedford14 January 2018
Best place to work, left only because I wanted to progress as a chef. Will never forget amazing time that I had working for Nando's!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pros
Paid Brakes, Good Rotas, Fair Management, Feel Respected
Cons
Could offer more possibilities for chefs to grow
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Busy fast pace environment
Store trainer (Former Employee) –  London18 December 2017
This is a busy fast pace environment lace to work where no 2 days are the same with lots of different challenges everyday. It is a place for career focused people that want to go up in the ladder.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Nice place to work
BUDDY TRAINER (Former Employee) –  London8 December 2017
Good Company. I had a very good experience there. The job is easy, you just need to learn the standars of the company and then everything flows. If you work in the grills or coordination is harder than the people who work in the floor, hosting or tills. In my opinion grillers and coordinators should earn more money than the rest. So, it is a good company but needs to improve in that thing. Salary could be better in general.
Pros
Free lunches, flexibility, good atmosphere.
Cons
Grillers and coordinators should be payed more than the other positions
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Its fun for a while
Buddy Trainer (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London13 November 2017
This job could be enjoyable if u are lucky to find one which got a good management team and is not incredibly busy.
But still is better then most restaurant and they always looking for people.
Pros
free food, free gym, lots of young people
Cons
inexperienced managers, to many double shift
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Good
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London31 October 2017
Very good comapany. I was working part of the team. I've been working there for 1 year and a half, and I've been promoted! It's a very good place to work
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Fun at times
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  London15 October 2017
This job can be fun and a nightmare at times, staff are very friendly as well are the managers but it is clear that managers have favorites and it creates tension at times within the working environment.
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Best place to work
Buddy Trainer (Former Employee) –  Boldon Colliery5 October 2017
make friends for life, good laugh on shift
partys and staff days out every few month
free food and out of work events like pride, great north run and more
Pros
free lunch
Cons
not really a livable wage
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Easy going, fun environment
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands20 August 2017
Nandos is a great place to work and have their employees in their best interest. It is an easy place to work from day to day, and even offer an easy route to advance your skills although can also be the perfect place when in-between jobs or to work alongside studying. The management are understanding and fair, however, this can depend on the restaurant you work in. The most enjoyable part of the job is the family atmosphere and the friendliness of the staff.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
Dependability from managers on harder working staff
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Best place i've ever worked
Nandoca/Buddy trainer/Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Braintree, Essex9 August 2017
Really fun and social work environment. Great opportunity to advance regardless of entry level. Amazing team spirit. Fantastic management all the way up.
Pros
Free food, you are well looked after, listened to and respected. Opportunities for more.
Cons
Occasionanly long unsocial hours.
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Up and down experience
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  London, Greater London20 July 2017
I have worked at Nandos for over a year now and the mood there goes up and down. The typical day includes serving customers and serving the food. I learned how to communicate with customers as well as how to solve problems. The management varies, sometimes they will leave and be replaced meaning you may end up with someone more or less friendly than the last manager. Sometimes managers are unprofessional and make work life harder for some staff members depending on their friendships. The hardest part of the job is closing the restaurant, if you are short on staff then there is a lot of physical work to do alone. Closing the restaurant can result in leaving hours after your shift has finished and getting home at early hours of the morning. The most enjoyable part of the job is having parties and work gatherings on occasions.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
long hours
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Staff Trainer (Former Employee) –  Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire18 July 2017
Minimum wage pay however very good internal promotion and progression chances. Very good training provided. Life/work balance is not very good due to required late evening shifts.
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Great!!
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  Bournemouth, Dorset26 June 2017
Great fun to work, with fantastic job security. I've learned a lot being here and moving up the ranks pretty quickly. Management team are great, everyone is. (Apart from one or two, but that happens everywhere) It's like a big family.
Pros
Free food when working, great discounts when not. Brilliant perks and holidays.
Cons
Late night weekends.
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Great first job!
Employee Trainer (Former Employee) –  Livingston19 May 2017
Management was really good. people were very friendly to work wit. job was always very fun due to employees. perfect place to learn essential skills for future employment.
Pros
Free lunches
Cons
progression to be promoted seems very slow.
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Fun workplace
Trainer (Former Employee) –  Kent13 May 2017
Nando's its all about family, staff are trained in house and if you are an ambitious individual you will go far.A typical day at work starts off with the manager setting out the store plan how the shift is going to be run, who does what when people going for breaks.Depending on the location of the store it can be very busy this at times is the hardest part of the job.If you not good at the time and staff management this is when managers break down or walk out during a shift.But as long as you deliver the Nando's experience to the customers which is the Nando's believe.The most enjoyable part of being an employee of Nando's is the staff drinks eve, the company have these sort of night every four months.The company hires a nightclub for only one night pays for the drinks for all staff sometimes there will be over a thousand these sort of nights happen across the UK.As for the managers, the company would take us for free holidays all paid for.
Pros
Staff have free lunch meal of your choice
Cons
pay
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Great place to work
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  Manchester Central26 April 2017
Fantastic place to work. especially if its part time alongside something else. There is definitely room for progression if wanted. Everybody sticks together and brings you into the family. The customers can sometimes be challenging but you will be taught to deal with these situations.
Pros
Free meals, paid breaks, flexible working hours
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Not too bad
Buddy Trainer (Current Employee) –  Reading, Berkshire22 April 2017
Normally the shift is easy with Nando's, the management is cool, free food etc. The hardest part of the job is the cleaning part.The catch is the money. They should pay more than they actually do.
Pros
free lunches, easy going management
Cons
very long hours
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