Edwards and Ward
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Meh

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A workplace with no teamwork or respect where everyone is fighting to see who can have a holiday first. The place is so unorganized it took me over a year to get uniform. one of our employees has just left because she wasn't paid after 3 months of working. but the job does have it upside the customer are some of the best people you will ever meet.

Pros

Nice customers

Cons

unorganised
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Friendly

The team I worked with day to day was a fun team, it’s hard work but only for a few hours a day and kitchen work is fun. Our area manager was very friendly and would help cover when short staffed even washing up. Would have liked something at Christmas from the company

Cons

Hard work
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I wish I never started there!

Terrible untrustworthy company to work for, management are conniving and unprofessional changing timesheets and lying to the employees about contracts and job descriptions to get what they want! Extremely stressful and hard work for a terrible pay! No appreciation from the company at all except a generic email now and again to say sorry and they appreciate you after they’ve sent out illegal requirements or messed up on what they should of said/done HR department is appalling I would NEVER recommend this company not even if your desperate it’s not worth the hassle

Pros

Couple of lovely people met along the nightmare

Cons

Deceitful, underpaid…….. the list goes on
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Stressfull

No support from higher, management. No praise for any work or achievements. Edward and ward have No feelings for staff welfare. Treated you like idiot's

Pros

Free lunch if you have time to eat it

Cons

Non
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Awful Management

Well not sure where to start, I was not made to feel welcome from the day I started, was pretty much ignored when I come on for shift, I would say Good Morning and get nothing back, the catering manager and the other staff member were very clicky and just made me feel like a spare part instead of part of the team. All the Catering Manager did was slag off the company from the first day I started, which to me showed very bad management. Yes they were under staffed only 3 of us and cooking for nearly 300 children each day it did need a 4th person over lunch to help with the washing up. Never any praise for the work being done only negative comments. I raised my concerns about the catering manager to the area manager but I might as well of talked to the brick wall. The only positive from this job was it was school hours and term time.

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School hours, term time

Cons

Bad Management, Not enough staff
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Absolutly awful unorganised

Worst place iv ever worked with disrespect for any duty of care for their employees, lack of staff so you have to work more for nothing, won't go into the mess that is management

Pros

School hours

Cons

Minimum wage for maximum work
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Did what it said on the tin

The only advantage is it works well with people with school aged children , I however didn't have kids so found holidays expensive as could only go in term time

Pros

Free uniform

Cons

Took advantage of needing school holidays and paid shockingly low wages
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Terrible company to work for

Terrible company to work for avoid at all costs. No job satisfaction .. always going to cover at different schools due to shortage of staff ... rubbish rate of pay for what your expected to do

Pros

Free lunch if you get time to eat it

Cons

Low wages
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meh

alright to work there but a lot of work for little reward, management was incredibly unprofessional. Company doesn't care about good food or feeding children right, just wants to increase it's profits, even if that means awful cheap food
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awful place to work

not staffed enough forever doing overtime. manager is really lazy. was forced to do overtime whilst pregnant and manager wouldn't take no for an answer.
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good place to work while young children are at school

lovely environment although it is hard work must use health and hygiene to the fullest. cleaning and general kitchen duties are required. some travelling if went for role of a transport server.

Pros

term time
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Inconvenient

One hour at lunch time, which was inconvenient. Made it hard to find other jobs to fit around this. Not much job satisfaction, and staff team were hard to get along with.

Pros

Minimum work

Cons

Low pay
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Happy and rewarding job

In my job I had to prepare fresh produce for cooking from scratch, order food from the suppliers, fill in all the paperwork i.e stock sheets, purchase sheets, time sheets. I had 2-3 girls working under me who had their own job responsibilities, They are great girls who ended up being my good friends, we used to go out for dinner and just meet up for coffees and a chat. My main job was making sure all the children got a decent meal full of nutrition and filling to carry them through to dinner time. My Managers were great People who I developed a really good working relationship with, I was the Manager of my own unit but I had district Managers which popped in now and again to make sure everything was running smoothly. The hardest part of my job was making sure all the children got the right foods in their tummy, most of them didn't want to eat their vegetables but we really encouraged them to try. The most enjoyable part of my job was having the children come up to you after their meal and tell you it was delicious.

Pros

Rewarding job, Free Lunches

Cons

non
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