Deputy Restaurant Manager (Former Employee) – London – 28 August 2017
Really enjoyed my time with PizzaExpress, they are very progressive and forward thinking. I relish the challenge of the various roles that I had and I have always been very grateful for my journey with Pizza Express.
Head Waiter (Former Employee) – Kingston upon Hull – 7 August 2017
This is the longest job i had, underpaid every week, threatened with the sack for stuff like not putting a chefs delivery away when the chef couldn't be bothered, long hours like open close 4 days a week, no social life because of it
Waitress (Current Employee) – North Yorkshire – 31 July 2017
No Social life available as shifts are very long and late nights and closes are very draining. Nice environment and mostly friendly customers. Overall an ok summer job wouldn't recommend full time as ive experienced.
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
Chef/Cleaner (Former Employee) – Glasgow – 29 July 2017
Very hard work and pay isn't good for what they make you do. I was doing 3 jobs in one and it wasn't even fair. Never trained me properly for any job roles i wanted to achieve, management is all over the place. The only good thing i got out of working here is meeting a couple of lovely people
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.
Kitchen Porter (Former Employee) – Southend-On-Sea – 25 July 2017
My typical day at work consisted of a very rapid and quick procedure of busy hours , help was always provided if needed , the management was always giving off positive energy and motivational speaches , i have learned to use all machines with the help of everyone . Hardest part of the job was keeping up with switching the machines on and off at the correct times. The most enjoyable part of the job was watching people enjoy their food and seeing great parties.
Waiter (Former Employee) – Baker Street – 17 July 2017
While the duties do not change from day-to-day working as a waiter, there is rarely a boring day on the job. With such a large focus on excellent customer service, interacting with customers is by far the best part of the job.
Furthermore, there is a sense of comradery within the workplace that makes every employee feel like part of a close team, which extends inside and outside of the working environment. Though the constant pressure within the job can be physically tiring, over time and with support of the team, the environment quickly becomes less stressing and more invigorating.
Good tips, free lunch and never a boring day on the job
Waitress (Former Employee) – Tonbridge, Kent – 3 July 2017
You get chucked right in to the deep end no training just expected to be a professional right from the start . Was made to carry four boiling hot plates on my arms on my first day . Had to remember every name of every dish
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.