ASSISTANT MANAGER (Current Employee) – Kent – 3 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.
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.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Essex – 30 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.
team members, discount, food on shift
management, uncertainty, long hours, no breaks, poor pay and terrible tips
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.
A good company to work with the only issue is salary
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Yorkshire – 28 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.
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.
Free meal on shift, discount card
Hours, double shifts, lack of regard for entitled rest periods, pay low for what you do.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands – 17 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.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – London – 3 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
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – London – 21 May 2016
in theory the development of the company is great if you gave a good trainer that takes interest on your development, as every company everyone looks out for their own interest and saving money.. the team is well look after the not so fun thing about work is the fact you are always trying to cut hours and the pressure is massive.