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wagamama Careers and Employment

Work happiness
Scores based on about 11 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
69
Work Happiness Score
Average
Do people feel happy at work most of the time?
80
Purpose
High
Do people feel their work has a clear sense of purpose?
78
Achievement
Above average
Do people feel they are achieving most of their goals at work?

About the company

  • Company size
    5,001 to 10,000
  • Industry
    Restaurants & Food Service
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Jobs

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Kitchen Porter

Bristol

£8.72 an hour

6 hours ago

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Chef

Bristol

£9.40 an hour

6 hours ago

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Chef

York

£9.40 an hour

6 hours ago

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Chef

Birmingham

£9.40 an hour

12 hours ago

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Front Of House Team Member (new Opening)

Manchester

£8.91 an hour

1 day ago

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Front Of House Team Member

Milton Keynes

£8.72 an hour

1 day ago

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Kitchen Porter (new Opening)

Manchester

£8.96 an hour

1 day ago

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Junior Delivery Kitchen Manager

Balham

£11.07 an hour

1 day ago

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Front Of House Manager

Gloucester

£9.40 an hour

1 day ago

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Chef

Liverpool

£9.40 an hour

1 day ago

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Chef

Harrogate

£9.40 an hour

1 day ago

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Chef (new Opening)

Manchester

£10.45 an hour

1 day ago

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Chef

Bath

£9.40 an hour

1 day ago

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Front Of House Team Member (new Opening)

Cannock

£8.72 an hour

2 days ago

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Kitchen Porter (new Opening)

Cannock

£8.72 an hour

2 days ago

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General Manager

Liverpool

2 days ago

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Chef

Nottingham

£9.40 an hour

2 days ago

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Chef (new Opening)

Cannock

£9.40 an hour

2 days ago

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Chef

Dorchester

£9.40 an hour

2 days ago

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Front Of House Team Member

Chichester

£8.72 an hour

3 days ago

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Salaries

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Food Preparation & Service

Chef
£9.40 per hour
Sous Chef
£11.47 per hour
Server
£17,606 per year
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Rating overview

Rating is calculated based on 407 reviews and is evolving.

3.9520173.1920183.2720193.0820202.672021

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Reviews

FOH Team Member in Richmond upon Thames
on 9 February 2021
Busy place but worth it
Very busy place to work, you need to learn very quickly. During when I was working there management needed improvement for sure. Hope now it’s better.
Line Chef in Bolton
on 12 January 2021
Good job short term
It was good at the beginning but after 5 years in the job you realise how toxic it can really be. Manager's are childish/obnoxious, will talk about you behind your back but in person will tell you what you want to hear. You can get promoted quicky although favouritism is more desirable than actuality being skilled at the job. If you're a hard worker you may feel demoralised. You will be belittled, bullied and slandered constantly even though the company has a "strong mental health" policy. They have an off-site management team that are oblivious to what happens in the restaurants but are always pushing for a positive work environment. Most bad practices are swept under the rug because money is more important than a workers well being. I've worked in multiple wagamama sites throughout greater Manchester and around England. Most of them operate very similar.Don't get me wrong I've met some amazing people throughout my time in the company, sadly though these people are usually pushed to one side. They will inevitably quit or be forgotten about. Seriously consider before applying. I work boh but foh can just be as toxic.
Assistant General Manager (AGM) in London UK
on 7 January 2021
Pros and cons
Wagamama execs and hq speak a lot about the positive culture, but the strain put on the people working in the restaurants does not allow for this. Very stressful working environment.Good comms from head office.GMs get away with murder!
FOH Team Member in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
on 10 December 2020
Terrible work place !!!
Felt like I got driven out of the place. Management can do a lot better at their jobs and take into consideration of staffs needs and actually help out the team. They say it’s like a family but it’s actually people glaring and talking about you behind your back. I felt very uncomfortable working there by how everyone made me feel. Feel like you're running around like a headless chicken doing so much and you get no gratitude for it, no thanks or anything. Feels like a downer to go in. Really long hours that are mentally and physically draining with no actual LEGAL break! They give you a split shift that has an hour or so gap in between but you can be doing 3h then an hour “break” (more like gap) and go back for 6h and have no 20min break or anything!!!! As well as that, they give you back to back double shifts which even if asked to be less they won’t approve and let you carry on struggling. Disgrace and wouldn't recommend anyone to work for wagamamas.
CHEF line in Londra
on 28 November 2020
Eccezionale
Ottima esperienza belle persone .mi sono trovato veramente bene
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To be a responsible employee.

Shared on 29 September 2018

Every question related to my time spent as a food hygien inspector I didn’t have the nerve to say it was me who closed them down previously for vermin infestation

Shared on 30 July 2018

Quized me about my time served in broadmoor for poisoning a hospitalward but nothing too serious

Shared on 9 July 2018
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