Nando's UK & IRE FAQ

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5 March 2019

Does Nando's UK & IRE have a sabbatical or career break policy?

Pros

Great place to work if you are seeking a work place that provides a lot of development courses or workshops. Pays fairly 2 days off per week Sabbatical leave (paid) every 5 years of service 28 days holiday not including your 2 days off

Cons

Dealing with very difficult customers

Sabbatical leave (paid) every 5 years of service

5 March 2019

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22 July 2020

Does Nando's UK & IRE offer employee discounts?

Pros

For me, the best thing about working for Nandos is the people. I have worked for many different companies and with many different people and I have only ever been friends with a handful of them, but working for Nandos I have met a lot of nice, friendly, and considerate people who I have formed some good friendships with. Every year I attend an annual meeting with the other Store Reps and it is a great opportunity to meet new Nandocas as well as chatting to the Reps in my region. Another great thing about working for Nandos is the fact that the managers listen to you if you have a problem they will help you solve it. If you have a family emergency or problem then they will do what they can to help you. They are flexible when it comes to the rota if you need a particular day. The management at Nandos is great. You get some very good perks at Nandos too. You receive a 40% discount Monday-Thursday and 20% Friday-Sunday. You get access to Perkbox where you can get up 25% off certain goods and services, including Gym Membership, Book tokens, flights, hotel bookings, clothes, and much more. Twice a year you can apply for the Cycle-2-Work scheme, you simply apply online for a bicycle and the payment is taken from your pay per week. This is a great scheme that can help you get fit and lower your carbon footprint. At the end of every year is the Christmas Party, this is a great night for all concerned as it gives us the chance to forget about work and have a drink (or two) and let our hair down and have a lot of fun. Then there is the annual awards, the Nandoscas. This takes place in May and again is a great night out for everyone. It is especially great because it is when Nandocas are recognised and awarded for their hard work. I have been nominated and won several awards of the last five years and I have to say it is both humbling and gratifying to know that you are appreciated by your peers. There is also Family Day, which takes place in August. This is where Nandocas from your region gather together with their families to enjoy good food, drinks and lots of fun. Looking back on 5 years of service I can say, hand on my heart, that Nandos is a company which truly cares for its staff. It is a kind, caring, friendly and down-to-earth company who will do all they can to help you further your career. I have watched a lot of Nandocas come through our doors and it is great to see the change in people. We often get young teenagers starting, often as their first job and I watch them mature into positive, more knowledgable people. I have changed too in these 5 years. I have matured and I have become more confident and I am more able to express myself. Before working at Nandos, I wouldn't have even entertained the idea of attending a Christmas Party but working at Nandos, I feel comfortable enough to go out and party with my friends. Nandos is a fantastic company to work for, the best company I have ever worked for in fact. During these unprecedented last few months, Nandos has been unfailingly supportive and caring. I have spoken to my Patrão regularly and she has kept me and my fellow Nandocas up to date with regards to the restaurant. Nandos has kept us all safe.

Cons

There occasions where we will get out after midnight, and even 1 am. Not fun but there are usually exceptional circumstances so it doesn't happen that often. We also, occasionally encounter rude/ungrateful or unappreciative customers. Though again they are quite rare, our customers are almost always friendly, kind and understanding. I have on occasion dealt with some Nandocas who were not easy to work with. They would abuse the Family and Emergency Service discount or give their friends free food or drinks and talk to me and others in a disrespectful or aggressive tone if asked to do something they didn't want to.

Advice to Management

I don't really have anything specific to say here, other than the managers should continue to listen and respect people.

You receive a 40% discount Monday-Thursday and 20% Friday-Sunday.

22 July 2020

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4 February 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Nando's UK & IRE?

Pros

- Free meals on shift - Career progression (conditional)

Cons

- Literally have to live and breathe the company to a ridiculous level, in order to get quick career progression - Poor pay for 2nd Assistant managers, £24,000 in Central London! - Just because you have a ping pong table in your head office, doesn't make you a fun and/or non-corporate company

Advice to Management

Less managers! Stick to a General manager and 1 or 2 Assistant managers, as it confuses the operation in terms of roles and responsibilities, as well as adding to the hierarchical structure. Top heavy... not good!!!!

- Literally have to live and breathe the company to a ridiculous level, in order to get quick career progression

4 February 2019

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5 August 2019

What kind of career opportunities exist at Nando's UK & IRE?

Pros

family feel, busy, lively, opportunity to grow, staff food,

Cons

low money, long hours, never ending days, dirty job

family feel, busy, lively, opportunity to grow, staff food,

5 August 2019

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13 February 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Nando's UK & IRE?

Pros

Rota flexibility, great respect for your personal needs Paid breaks and meal. Ability to be yourself, no script on how to behave. Support from central roles. Team building events

Cons

Budgets unrealistic making bonus very unlikely. Not a great pay structure. Managers do the food deliveries Low level of competencies from employees, starting level job so loads of training, patience and attention to detail needed at all times.

Low level of competencies from employees, starting level job so loads of training, patience and attention to detail needed at all times.

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