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Terrible place to work!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Falmouth, Cornwall20 February 2018
Don't work here, problems with management, poor work life balance, just a bad company in general! Long hours, not appreciated, staff food not nice, never get bonus
Pros
Nothing
Cons
Everything
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Work and have a fun
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Brent Cross Station, Greater London19 February 2018
Our day at work has to be productive and also fun. We have to be the second family because we are together more than with our families. It is important to find the place where you fit.
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Avoid at all costs!
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Falmouth26 January 2018
Terrible management, terrible training. Managers talk to you like dirt. The ASM job is boring because store managers won't give you any responsibilities! I was here for 6 months and hated everything about it!!
Pros
Pizza
Cons
Unfair and disrespectful area Manager
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Okay
ASSISTANT MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Kent3 January 2018
Job was alright, full of politics which is never fun. Power tripping managers, as well as an expectation to work more than your contracted hours unless there was someone to cover your days off. Little to no recognition from upper management.
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Good
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Bedford, Bedfordshire2 January 2018
Lovely company to work for. Treat their staff well and like they matter. Friendly, fun to work environment. Good hours good benefits for staff. Lovely place.
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energetic and satisfying
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  London10 October 2017
I started off as dishwasher and then onto a waiter and then assistant manager. This gave me the opportunity to grow within the company which inspired me to grow within this industry.
Pros
Benefits including meals
Cons
working late hours
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The team enviroment
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands16 September 2017
The team work is great.
The enthusiasm of the team and you feel like you are part of a little family when your at work. All look out for one another..
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great teams, good atmosphere
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Buckingham, Buckinghamshire14 September 2017
Pizza Express is very hands on as a role from the Restaurant Manager down. The days are fluid, How busy you are and areas that needs support can change in an instant. Be prepared to get stuck in and reap the rewards long term. Plenty to learn and opportunities tp progress.
Pros
free food
Cons
late hours and long hours.
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Great place to work
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Wokingham, Berkshire8 August 2017
PizzaExpress was a really great place to work, everyday was different got to meet a lot of lovely people (customers and staff)
I learnt a lot of my management skills from there
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Only benefits..?
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Essex30 July 2017
Free pizza on shift, discount food and decent waiters.

The company over all aren't bad, the quality of food, ingredients and prices are a rip to customers, and when I worked there, prices increased 3 times. We found an old menu where a basic pizza was £5.95, go on pay £11.95 for the same thing x_x

The FOH team members are great, management dont care about anyone below them, and will work you to the bone for extended durations of time, and NMW. Tips arent worth it in some restaurants, as the discounts PE run will reduce the over all bill and tip percentage.
Card tips are split between everyone but management.

Minimum contract hours is 5, if management dislike you they will only give you 5, if you work hard they will put you on doubles with near no break, days in a row and closes.

Think very carefully if you want your social life to crumble when you start working here.
Pros
team members, discount, food on shift
Cons
management, uncertainty, long hours, no breaks, poor pay and terrible tips
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Place to learn
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Leighton Buzzard28 July 2017
If you want to learn and develop, this is the place. But get ready to lose a big chunk of your life.
The company reinforces your training. They will help you to become a greater you if you put effort too.
Pros
Knowledge
Cons
Hours
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good place to learn new skills
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Cardiff, Cardiff21 July 2017
Started as a kitchen assistant and progressed to management. Never dull moment but always busy. Good if you enjoy being social and work hard. Good overall experience
Pros
free meals
Cons
constant change over of staff
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A good company to work with the only issue is salary
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Yorkshire28 June 2017
Pizza express is a great company to work for as a whole, with a great life balance and a high level of standards. some of the positives are the fact that you still get to be able to do your hobbies and see the people that you care about the most whilst working 45 hours a week as a manager, high level of training preparing you for the role you will be stepping into, the company as a whole is very good at progressing the people they have already working for them due to a great belief in loyalty to there staff. The major issue that the company has is the salaries are not competitive enough to attract people to the company and it varies depending on which site you are in.
Pros
free food
Cons
low salary
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Productive workplace, very flexible, lots of opportunity to develope
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Stratford Station27 May 2017
Lovely place, flexible, gives you very good experience in customer service.
Opportunity for trainings , self-development, help to improve your skills
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Potentially a good company...
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey24 May 2017
Pizza Express could be a fantastic company to work for. Chance to meet and work with some great people in what should be a fun and relaxed environment, sadly this is not the case.
Training is rubbish and too short, the management are nice people but the hours are ridiculous. They have no problem with scheduling staff 12+ hour shifts and usually with disregard of working time regulations. The culture of the company and its values are not lived and not lived by the employees.
Benefits are non-existent after the usual expected employee discount, the bonus scheme for managers has completely changed and been scaled back. The company seems incompetently and ineptly run.
To top it off your waiters will usually always earn more than you simply because they are allowed tips and management aren't.
Pros
Free meal on shift, discount card
Cons
Hours, double shifts, lack of regard for entitled rest periods, pay low for what you do.
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Good company
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) –  Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands17 March 2017
I started working for PizzaExpress 10 years ago as a waitress then Supervisor . Two years ago I become a Assistant manager in my usual day I need to place the orders, create rotas check the budgets and targets prepare restaurant fir bookings and events. I love working with passionate people, having fun at work wowing customers , making there experience special. Motivating my team is my priority.
Pros
Good learning point
Cons
Long hours
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Awful management.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Haywards Heath, West Sussex12 March 2017
No support from management no help from above. Very much if your face doesn't fit they don't want you. Other thing that was good was the training centre and the support they give you
Pros
Guests
Cons
Poor management
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Buzzing Enviroment
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  London3 January 2017
- Busy and fun place
- How to manage a restaurant with a weekly income over £30000
- Daily and weekly forecasting
- Working with Bidvest, Micros and People System
- Making Pizza
- Hard working and respectful team
- Wowing the customers with an amazing service
Pros
Working with kids
Cons
Working flexible hours
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Brilliant Company
Assistant Manager (Full Time) (Former Employee) –  Newark-on-Trent10 December 2016
Always opportunity to climb the career ladder within the company. Management/ co-workers were all a delight to work for.
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Prodctive and great career opportnities
Assistant manager (Current Employee) –  Petersfield25 August 2016
The job had a great family atmosphere and the career progression this is also mixed with very long shifts. The salary was relevant and made worthwhile when bonus is achieved
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