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wagamama Careers and Employment

About us
wagamama means naughty child, one who is wilful or determined.......why you ask? because we’re never afraid to say what we believe in. never afraid to be different, be bold and to stand out. we don’t do mindless corporate talk, we want to be authentic, genuine and honest..... just like the people we hire!

restauranteur alan yau opened the first wagamama
 – more... in london, uk, in 1992, with a view to create food inspired by the dishes of japan and spread positivity from bowl to soul. our menu brings the flavours, aromas and spices of asia to all. our standards are high, and our food philosophy is simple: only the freshest ingredients will do

wagamama now has more than 130 company-owned restaurants throughout the uk and america, along with franchised restaurants across europe, the middle east and new zealand


at wagamama, we celebrate the things that make you different, we don’t run our restaurants using robots! some people call it diversity. we call it be you. be wagamama
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What is it like to work at wagamama?

3.1
Work/Life Balance
3.5
Salary/Benefits
3.5
Job Security/Advancement
3.2
Management
3.6
Culture

What are people saying about the leadership at wagamama?

67%
of employees approve of CEO’s performance
CEO Approval is based on 181 ratings
3.0
Unhealthy work role
Written by FOH Team Member (Former Employee) from Manchester, Greater Manchester on 14 February 2020
The brand as a whole is an excellent, reputable brand that I was initially so excited to work for.

The company presents its self as a modern, forward thinking one that strives for better representation of mental health and well-being within the workplace.


However I soon realised that the team was managed by a toxic, cliquey group of FOH managers
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What are the top-rated locations & roles at wagamama?

Top work locations
4.7
Newcastle upon Tyne
4.4
Exeter
4.3
Livingston
4.3
Edinburgh
4.3
Watford
Most popular roles
4.5
Restaurant Manager
4.3
Manager
4.2
Bartender
3.9
Front of House Manager
3.9
General Manager

What did candidates say about the interview at wagamama?

Interview experience
Based on 106 interviews
Average
Interview difficulty
Based on 104 interviews
Easy
Interview process length
Based on 98 interviews
About a day or two
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