Giraffe World Kitchen Employee Reviews
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Always felt very well supported at Giraffe. Typical chain restaurant with good policies and procedures in place. Great at recruiting great people but went south a little during CVA process. Hope they can recover and be a top brand again.
Friendly and approachable managers
Great place to work with lovely food. Once you get the hang of it it’s super nice to work there. Sounds corny but you actually feel like your working with friends and I actually see and speak to a lot of them now. Great staff perks good working hours and really good pay. Regular training and I think like quarterly menu adaptions/changes and staff get to trained on what’s in it how it should look on the plate and get to taste it. Would definitely recommend
Feels like your working with friends, continuous training, great working hours, very respectful staff discounts and incentives
*Personal preference it’s was just a little slow to a promotion or advancement in the company, rather higher new than promote up
Stay away from this company. I've never in my life experienced such a horrible company to work for, never got any training and then when you would mess up the management would bully you. They don't care. The management are bullies, one particular guy Supervisor was the biggest bully I've ever met in my life. I had money stolen from the staff room, they never did anything AT ALL and laughed it off. Shouting at you, swearing, and the management did nothing. The day I left this company was the best day, away from these bullies and didn't feel no stress from constantly being targeted .
Not for chefs , if u are a chef then just avoid this Company, Once a very good company to work for but not anymore, They are treating chefs as slave, as a head chef you have to work morning till close with just one chef working with you and u might not get chance to have a glass of water, money is good but be careful again they are not trustworthy, u might not get paid your holiday money.
giraffe world kitchen was a fun place to work however after 6 months of working there, the place was due to close at the end of june. However it shut down 7 weeks prior to this with only 6 days notice. The newcastle team I worked for and with were great and it was a shame the place had to close.
I worked sometimes over 50 hours a week. I was responsible for the dishes I was issuing, for the cleanliness of the kitchen and the safety of the staff, I was reporting, I was counting the stock and I was making orders for the kitchen and the restaurant. As Head Chef, I did not have full training. The company's budget was limited. I trained a new staff. We worked in a very small group. He gets along well with the employees.
break one hours or two
The team and management were so supportive with me as I was still a Full-Time student and really made working there a fun and productive work environment. Of course, some shifts can get busy and there would not be enough people on, however we all would help each other get through the shift. Loved working here and there was great work incentives to win which made shifts more fun and competitive.
Staff Meals, Paid incentives, pay benefits during busy periods
hours are not stable for full-time positions