Great company, poor culture
Food Runner (Former Employee) – Bedfordshire – 26 July 2018
Structurally speaking, Pizza Express is a great company to work for - Good training and development and nice environment to work in.
However, staff culture can be very 'cliquey', and if you're not comfortable with being a 'Brown Nose', you might not fit in...
Managers (especially junior ones) can get off on a power trip if you speak up, and if you have something to say, just keep it nice and pleasing if you want to keep your job.
Another downside is lots of gossiping and bad mouthing, and seniors will try to hush you, if you over hear their regular ranting about other staff.
Free lunch is one of the big pluses here, and lots of snacking on down time, plus you receive a percentage of the gratuity tips.
Free lunch, percentage of tips distributed
Can get stressful, lots of 'Brown Nosing' required, staff can be lazy at times