worked for pizza express for 3 months, hot and sweaty work so be prepared to work hard. probation is 6 months long so you don't get tips until it ends which means for 6 months your on minimum. didnt get on with management at all.
free lunch every 6 hours worked and every 10 hours anything from menu, free coffee
Food Runner (Former Employee) – Sheffield – 27 February 2018
It was okay to work here, apart from the odd customer that thought it to be okay to snap their fingers at me like they thought I was a servant. My biggest issue was being asked to "sort out my priorities" when it came to putting my university work first. Studying a course that requires my time away from usual studying hours, the management did not like this and I was left with no other option but to look for work elsewhere.
Waitress (Former Employee) – Cambridge – 13 February 2018
Understaffed so shifts are tiring and unpredictable. The management is poor, managers don't communicate with each other so there are constantly problems with the Rota. The wage for anyone under 25 is extremely low.
Cleaner (part-time) (Former Employee) – Harrow on the Hill, Greater London – 5 February 2018
When entering the workplace all the staff members are friendly which helps a lot as there are days where it gets really stressful. The management there is relatively fair and work with you when needing flexible work hours. Working there isn't that difficult you just need to learn to deal with stress well. Other than that working there is really good .
Sales Assistant (Former Employee) – London – 7 January 2018
Setting up tables, organising prep, making sure everything is clean & workable. Learnt to serve orders, multi task, interact with customers more. Management was alright. Workplace culture was productive and pretty busy. Hardest part was attending to customers needs at one time sometimes the staff was minimal. Making someone's day was the most enjoyable
Chef (Former Employee) – Swansea – 25 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.
Waitress (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 24 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.
Food on shift
Low hourly rate, don't know shifts far in advance (sunday for monday)
Good progression and rewarding if customer service is your forte
Waitress/Manger on Duty (Current Employee) – Manchester, Greater Manchester – 6 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.
Free meals, chances to win prizes with incentives, extra income