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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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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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Go place for jappanesse experience
Sous Chef (Former Employee) –  london28 July 2017
Good place working with follow office timetable.No stress with good teamwork management and staff. every weekend have party for celebrate staff.Learn how to handle wok station with long quee. Staff only 4 person to make sale 4 k in lunchh our.
Pros
free meal
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Unsupportive management team
Line Chef (Current Employee) –  Tower Hill13 July 2017
Speaking on behalf of the team at Tower Place, I am appalled at the way the management team treat us especially the kitchen staff as they humiliate us, curse us and tell us "we are nothing but line chefs", we are underpaid and treated poorly, despite working incredibly hard for long hours. I am hoping for change as the staff are a team.
Cons
Poor Management, Low Wage, Impolite team, Long hours.
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Funny place to work
Front of House Staff (Former Employee) –  Coventry, West Midlands12 July 2017
Work as a family, very good experience. Nice environmental, the mentality of kaizen is the best weapon to succeed in this company and that is great. You will enjoy work with them.
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loved the job and the people just not wagamama
Waiter (Current Employee) –  York, North Yorkshire11 July 2017
would recommend to any one who loves the kitchen, but be prepared for 12 closes and 7am starts with in a 24 hours ..................................................................
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Booming business with limited job scope
FOH Manager (Former Employee) –  Birmingham11 July 2017
A large and quickly expanding company which runs some really fantastic restaurants (and some quite poor ones). They have a strong pipe-line for career progression for people who, contrary to their HR which promotes the importance of the individuality and passion, are committed to follow the other peoples' rules.
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fun workplace
Manager (Current Employee) –  Hampstead, Greater London22 June 2017
learned how to run a restaurant, a shift, how to deal with people. Different kind of people, costumers. The team is amazing, the atmosphere as well. However the money is not the best.
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overall great place to work
Restaurant Manager (Current Employee) –  Leeds, West Yorkshire17 June 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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Ambiente de trabajo divertido, Managers comprensibles y trabajadores
front of house team member (Former Employee) –  londres6 June 2017
Estoy feliz de haber formado parte del equipo de Wagamama. Es una familia, todo el mundo ayuda con todo, la organización es estupenda.
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