ASK Italian Reviews

Updated 18 Jan 2021

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3.6
67%
Recommend to a Friend
87%
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ASK Italian Managing Director  Chris Holmes
Chris Holmes
14 Ratings
Pros
  • "good tips and extra hours when wanted(in 9 reviews)

  • "free food when working full day(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, physical job, stress(in 13 reviews)

  • "A lot of head office/directors out of touch with how 'ideas' actually work in a living breathing restaurant environment(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    Former Employee - Trainee Waiter 

    I worked at ASK Italian part-time

    Pros

    Great management within the restaurant and training program.

    Cons

    During my time at the company, I found no faults.

  2. "Nothing to rave about. Won’t go back!"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Duty Manager in Ashby de la Zouch, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASK Italian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Tips, options to work in different areas.

    Cons

    treated like a number, no labour, to help from area manager.

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  3. "Great place to start working as a waiter"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Graduate Waiter in Stratford, London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASK Italian part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Friendly staff and helpful managers. They give you the required training to get you started.

    Cons

    When it gets busy, sometimes managers find it hard to get the team working together.

  4. "Ok but average"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Waitress 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASK Italian part-time

    Pros

    Good team, friendly, good tips, subsidised food

    Cons

    Bad manager, under staffed team

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  5. "Great training, friendly staff"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Waitress in Durham, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASK Italian part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good staff training Friendly management Staff discount - on shift food

    Cons

    Was only part-time so didn't see the full ASK Italian experience Would have enjoyed training throughout the different departments

  6. "Nice company to work for"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Waitress in Newcastle upon Tyne, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ASK Italian part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good team to work with, nice management

    Cons

    Hard work, very fast-paced environment

  7. "Nice staff"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Waitress/Bartender in Castleford, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at ASK Italian part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Lovely staff and amazing discounted staff menu.

    Cons

    I was meant to do 40 hours a week and was told I wouldn't be on minimum wage, I ended up with about 20 hours a week (one week it dropped to 12 hours) and was on minimum wage.

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  8. "Good"

    4.0
    Former Employee - General Manager in London, England

    I worked at ASK Italian full-time

    Pros

    Very kind people paid good money

    Cons

    I don’t know about this one

  9. "Easy place to work"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Waiter/Bartender in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ASK Italian full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Easy work, Cheap staff food, Good to gain experience

    Cons

    Long hours and late finishes

  10. "Great Training"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Waiter 
    Recommends

    I have been working at ASK Italian part-time

    Pros

    Good training and nice t shirt

    Cons

    Management skills and not always available

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