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Nando's UK Reviews

Updated 18 April 2018
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Nando's UK Managing Director Rob Papps
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Pros
  • free food everyday, nice atmosphere (in 56 reviews)

  • Free meal/unlimited drinks on shift (in 34 reviews)

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  1. "So glad I joined Nando’s"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - First Assistant Manager in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nando's UK full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Job development, support, training, benifits, free food, discount scheme, cycle to work, Indaba (overseas conference), just a really caring company. I love it!

    Cons

    Shift patterns, maybe a few more days holiday to compensate for working through bank holidays/Christmas and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Give different bonus structure for 1st/2nd Assistant managers


  2. "Great Company to work for in UK"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Putney, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Human Resources Generalist in Putney, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nando's UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Strong culture and lots of development opportunities

    Cons

    Can be long hours if working in restaurants

    Advice to Management

    Generally great group of people in regional teams

  3. "Good job for a 1st job"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nando's UK full-time

    Pros

    Free food! Friendly staff, you become a family. Nandos party’s was always fun,

    Cons

    Long hours! If your lucky you will get two days off in the week!

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cashier in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Cashier in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nando's UK full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cheap Food and the other people who work there are nice

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and pointless rules to follow

    Advice to Management

    Less pointless stuff to follow


  5. "Buddy Trainer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Nando's UK full-time

    Pros

    Team, Pay, Benifits, parties, management

    Cons

    Hours, long days, very stressful, under pressure all the time

    Advice to Management

    Maintain feedback and check ups on staff


  6. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nando's UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Really look after staff with lots of additional benefits.

    Cons

    Sometimes shifts are a struggle because the labour budget is too tight.


  7. "Family orientated"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Cashier in Huddersfield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Cashier in Huddersfield, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nando's UK part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Family vibes. Lots of opportunity to make genuine friends
    - Flexible hours that fit around study
    - Management team very approachable
    - Free meal every shift worked
    - Paid breaks
    - Team building days
    - Regional parties with other restaurants in the region
    - Opportunities for promotion

    Cons

    - No tips (but these do go towards team build days and parties)
    - Work itself can be repetitive
    - When working on a closing shift, these can go on for 1-2 hours more than expected
    - A minority of managers can be lazy at times

  8. "Cashier"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nando's UK part-time

    Pros

    Free food on shift was good

    Cons

    Employees have bad taste


  9. "Nando's stars"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Patrao in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Patrao in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Nando's UK full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    great food, 5 yearly sabbatical, team trips, potential bonus, really flexible working rota

    Cons

    slow to react to markets changing, moves goal posts, becoming more corporate.


  10. "Assistant Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Nando's UK full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Good Training workshops
    - Feedback culture allows you to grow (if given properly and received with an open mind)
    - Good networking culture across the company, you can easily call senior members at head office and they will be happy to help.
    - Youn working environment and 3 staff parties per year.

    Cons

    - You are contracted to work 48h per week but end up doing a lot more. I was doing an average of 53h per week, depending on delivery times and general workload.
    - There is a huge "favouritism culture" within the company. If your boss(es) likes you or you are the popular person in your business region, you'll be promoted if not you'll be forgotten.
    - Huge lack of transparency when dealing with pay reviews. Two assistant managers working in the same restaurant and with similar responsibilities can be paid significantly different. This is partially due to the point mentioned before and to the fact assistant managers from high-volume restaurants get paid more, however, when they transfer to small-volume restaurants this is not balanced out, creating a big pay gap between them and the existing assistant managers of the small-volume restaurant.
    - The feedback culture can be used to pick on little things and delay someone's progress (see point two about favouritism). Progress should be better monitored.
    - In some restaurants (becoming more popular across the company) there is a growing 24/7 what-app/ FB manager group chat going on. This is hell! No work/home balance at all!
    - The values promoted by the company are great in theory. Shame they don't work in practice.

    Advice to Management

    It is a decent company to work for as an assistant manager but don't expect to progress as quickly as advertised. If you like partying hard and brown-nosing, this is a perfect company for you but if you don't share these values and rather have a more distinct work/home life balance it might take you longer to progress.

    - Bonuses are achievable but it depends very much on the location of your restaurant and usage of your restaurant. If you work in an old small-volume restaurant you will likely have more expenses with repairs and others and, while negotiable, your budget line doesn't really reflect these aspects.


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