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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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Fun work place with good progression
Waitress and Bar Staff (Current Employee) –  Falmouth, Cornwall26 December 2017
I have enjoyed working at PE and ideally would like to stay there! It has taught me lots of skills and I have made lots of good friends within the company!
Pros
Free food after 4 hours, 50% off at any branch
Cons
Lack of shifts
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Horrid
Chef (Former Employee) –  Swansea25 December 2017
Treated like a slave, Hard labour job. I worked very hard to be given unfair hours and unstable pay, not to forget the unpaid hours i have to chase. no looking after staff whatsoever, with big nasty attitudes of managers.
Pros
none
Cons
weight lose
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drab
Kitchen Porter/Chef (Former Employee) –  Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear8 December 2017
again a decent place to work for the right candidate, mainly good for students as the work pattern fits around uni times. not very good for a family person.
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fun place
Waitress (Former Employee) –  London Borough of Islington, Greater London6 December 2017
busy place, many hours standing , work as a team , good place to work, i used to work as waitress getting very good tips from our customers , friendly people
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Good money and a lot of opportunity for overtime, but very stressful at times
Waitress (Current Employee) –  Castleford, West Yorkshire5 December 2017
Good perks as you can have some food every shift you work but they do take that away how they want as an incentive which is good from management point of view but not so much employees.
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Okay
Waitress (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London24 November 2017
The job was fine although the salery is terrible especially as a young person. However this is similar to the other Italian chains that i have worked at. If you are good, you can make good tips is about the only perk.
Pros
Food on shift
Cons
Low hourly rate, don't know shifts far in advance (sunday for monday)
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Good progression and rewarding if customer service is your forte
Waitress/Manger on Duty (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester6 November 2017
The job is customer service orientated. There are chances for progression if you work hard and a chance for extra income. When progressing to management, there is a lot to learn and very good experience. It improves your ability to be confident and improve skills with service. It is a physically tiring job and the hours can be unsociable but the customers make it all worthwhile.
Pros
Free meals, chances to win prizes with incentives, extra income
Cons
Unsociable hours
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Great workplace with a team who care
Waiter (Former Employee) –  Salisbury, Wiltshire24 October 2017
Excellent working conditions
great tips
enjoyable even under pressure
learnt self-initiative and organisational skills
job culture and team and caring
Pros
Free lunch good tips
Cons
split shifts
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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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Good place to work
Waitress (Former Employee) –  Croydon, Greater London10 October 2017
Overall good company to work for , always used to wish the pay rate would be more fair than it is at the moment for the same level of job that you would do with others.
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Extremely great company depending on management.
Waitress (Former Employee) –  Bromley, Greater London4 October 2017
Despite many benefits being taken away in last few months salary is still extremely good, especially for students or part time work. Transferring is easy unless management are unwilling to cooperate, so staff experience will depend on location, and fellow workers.
Pros
Free meals, staff discount, tips
Cons
Rota schedule
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Fun and great management
Food Runner (Current Employee) –  Bournemouth3 October 2017
I love working here, management are helping and will go out of there way to try and help you, great team and lots of free pizza which is a bonus!

The downside is the pay and the lack of hours.
Pros
Free food
Cons
minium wage and zero hour contract
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Hard work for little money
Senior pizzaiolo (Current Employee) –  Cirencester, Gloucestershire2 October 2017
Very log hours very unsociable hours but high amount of progression pay is not to bad but could be always better management and pensions scemes is a bonus
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Great place to work
Manager on Duty and Waiter (Current Employee) –  Cranleigh, Surrey26 September 2017
Great place to work, fun team, fast paced job. Good hours, no early starts but there are late finishes involved. Good tips, hourly rate isn't the best but the tips make up for it.
Pros
Free Food
Cons
Late finishes
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Great workplace, big tips
Dessert maker (Former Employee) –  Birmingham22 September 2017
Great environment with lovely people. Not bad salary (for a student like me). It was very busy during some periods but it depends on a location. Quite good benefits (tips, emloyee discount card etc).
Pros
Free lunches/dinners
Cons
Very busy, sometimes long hours
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productive, hard but cool
pizza maker (Former Employee) –  London18 September 2017
first job is always difficult, building a carrier require a lot of passion and dedication.
Very hard to learn and a bit stressful but after all good place to work.
I definitely would work again Because I love pizza and the company:)
Pros
free food, good atmosphere
Cons
long hours, no time for family
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Great tips, good team work, nice working environment
WAITRESS (Former Employee) –  Bath15 September 2017
If you work well and hard you will do very well here. Great tips. Literally. Financially and it is an enjoyable way of life if you like hospitality and don't mind unsociable hours. Tiring as running around on feet all day. Free lunch. Fairly good management from my experience.

Due to not sharing tips there is a tendency for the team not to work as hard for each other as they are primarily focussed on there own section.
Pros
Free lunches great tips
Cons
very tiring sometimes long hours
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Just don’t give you the respect that you deserve as you woke very late and hard.
Cleaner (Former Employee) –  Uckfield11 September 2017
I feel like you have to be used to late nights and long hours to work somewhere like this as it can be very tiring and boring. The manger doesn’t give you enough respect as you are the heart of the business because without you there would be no plates for the dishes to go on that would be clean.
Pros
Free pizza
Cons
Long hours into the night for a 16year old
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Fun workplace
Kitchen Porter waitress chef (Former Employee) –  Taunton, Somerset30 August 2017
Good work place to work at very good team and great tips, friendly team to work along side. good staff food. good hours however sometimes would finish really late.
Pros
staff food
Cons
long finishes
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