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In regards to responses or no response should i say.
Unknown (Former Employee) –  Unknown25 January 2018
There PR are terrible at getting back to (i.e) customers and queries in regards to employment opportunities.
It's nice to have some acknowledgement, but none at all.
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Fun
Senior sous chef (Former Employee) –  Wales23 January 2018
Good company fast promotions excellent pay and working enviroment fast growing company chance for internal qaulifications meals on shift travel expenses paid
Pros
Meals on shift
Cons
Long hours
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The staff are lovely and friendly to work with
Line Chef (Current Employee) –  Norwich, Norfolk19 January 2018
I have found Wagamamas a good place to work for but personally feel like it is not what I see as a ‘chef’ job there is no real art or passion to the food that is made though it is a good job and good food.
Pros
Free food is always good
Cons
Not enough hours and a lot of stress
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Great company
Team Member (Current Employee) –  Manchester19 January 2018
Wagamama is a brilliant company to work for with a great ethos and fantastic work culture. The hardest part of the job is working the split shifts which often leads you to wonder around for hours waiting to return to work.
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Grate place to work
Chef (Former Employee) –  Gateshead12 January 2018
Lovely place to work really nice people nice food good pay and Lovely restaurant only thing is can get really busy but other then that would rate this ten out ov ten
Pros
3 meal free if u work full day
Cons
Long hours
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place where you can be yourself
Front of House (Former Employee) –  Watford4 January 2018
be you be wagamama, that's real. Managment structure is well build it require a strong and close cooperations between GM, managers and team members. Hardest thing was handling with complaints due to internal policy.
Pros
free lunches
Cons
non regular working hours
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great workplace
Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) –  Gateshead, Tyne and Wear27 December 2017
typical day at work was easy going and enjoyable.
i got on well with all staff and management whom were very professional in the work place.
hours were also well suited to me.
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Fun workplace but not great work life balance
Front of House Manager (Former Employee) –  Leamington Spa5 December 2017
Fun place to work in however not the best work life balance as working most evenings and weekends. Salary is good but you have to put the hours in to gain the wage.
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typical day at work
Costumer Assistant (Former Employee) –  Exeter28 November 2017
My work in Wagamama, consisted basically of serving customers, welcome them to the restaurant, assign them a seat to accommodate the number of diners and the reason for their arrival at the restaurant (type of celebration, dinner ...)
Cleanliness and care of the restaurant, public restrooms, and terrace.
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Kitchen Assistant (Former Employee) –  Brighton and Hove, East Sussex26 October 2017
hardest part cleaning i have learned how to tidy up relationship with people how to deal with busy time and aggressive people respect each other and learn new thing everyday
Pros
free meal
Cons
long hours
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misleading management
Front of House Staff (Current Employee) –  Lincoln, Lincolnshire11 October 2017
there are various issues with working for wagamama that change depending on which branch you work for. However across the board there are issues with the management and their treatment of the other floor members. It's seen as acceptable to slash and/or change rotered hours without giving any notice or warning giving the impression of zero job security.
Pros
foods good
Cons
unsociable and unpredictable hours
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overall great place to work
Head Chef (Current Employee) –  York, North Yorkshire11 October 2017
Wagamama is a really good company to work for. option to progress from day one, great salary and tips. fantastic staff and morale, the best job i've ever had.
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horrific
Line Chef (Former Employee) –  Glasgow7 October 2017
the money is alright but not for the stress and absolute h3ll l you will go through.very little communication because they're all polish (nice people) but a lonely stress filled day which will make you feel borderline suicidal. management are terrible and demeaning.
Pros
free lunch
Cons
everything else
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Good oppurtunity
Line shef (Former Employee) –  London4 October 2017
Very good oppurtunity.Very hard job.Very stress.This restaurant is buzy all day.The money is very good for this job.But you need to work many hours in day.
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managment
Assistant General Manager (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London29 September 2017
wagamama is good place to work if you looking for getting lots of experience in short time; if you have luck you will work at branch with amazing people
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Una empresa 10 para trabajar.
Waitress (Former Employee) –  Birmingham14 September 2017
Me encantó trabajar en el restaurante y mi experiencia fue muy buena en general. El restaurante tiene una cultura muy arraigada y amplia y nos transmitían toda la infomación a los empleados con reuniones mensuales con juegos y dinamicas varias. En esa reunión también se evaluaba el mes, puntos a mejorar, se premiaban a los empleados, se compartían los objetivos a conseguir a corto, medio y largo plazo, entre otros. Los trabajadores estabamos muy unidos y trabajabamos muy bien en equipo. Dedidí dejar el mundo de la restauración y, desafortunadamente, tuve que dejar el trabajo. Pero altamente lo recomiendo como lugar de trabajo.
Pros
Se trabaja de una manera eficaz, efectiva y divertida.
Cons
20 minutos no era suficiente para el almuerzo
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great place to work
Line Chef (Former Employee) –  Bridgend, Bridgend13 September 2017
one of the greatest experiences ive had in my life of work it was very fast paced and they have an amazing team there, the management there was also great if you had any problems they would sort it out straight away and honestly the most enjoyable part of the job was satisfying customers with great food and having not only friends that you work with it was more like a brotherhood.
Pros
everything
Cons
long hours, breaks
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Misogynistic work environment with inappropriate conduct throughout
Line Chef (Current Employee) –  Trowbridge, Wiltshire28 August 2017
Too many staff in bed (literally) with each other. Not frowned upon or addressed by managers even when it affects working relationships. Sexist behaviour generally left unaddressed. Females BOH feel like second class citizens. Lots of sniping and b*tching.
Pros
Decent enough money
Cons
You don't get a work life balance. Double shifts become exhausting.
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Applying for a job.
Kitcken Porter (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, West Midlands14 August 2017
I applied for a job at Wagamama and they called me back and left a voicemail. They left the wrong number and did not answer any of my emails. This has happened to a lot of people who have applied for jobs.
How do you expect people to respond,if the company you contracted gives out the wrong information.

Wagamama really needs to get rid of the third party employment company!!!
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workplace was fun
Kitchen Porter (Former Employee) –  London7 August 2017
working there was fun. Meet different people from different place and learn new ideas from them. Everything was enjoying. Job was secured and guaranteed.
Pros
free food on duty
Cons
8 hours job
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