YO! Sushi Careers and Employment
Work happinessScores based on about 131 responses to Indeed's survey on work happiness
- CEORichard Hodgson64%approve of Richard Hodgson's performance
- Company size1,001 to 5,000
- Revenue£75m to £365m (GBP)
- IndustryRestaurants & Food Service
- Headquarters95 Farringdon Road, Londo...
Here at YO! we’ve been overturning the apple cart for almost 20 years now.
Today, we’re a little more grown-up – but not too much. We’ve taken care not to lose our youthful spirit. And our desire to keep growing, keep surprising, keep innovating.
Now we’re almost 100 restaurants strong, with plenty more about to trundle around the belt. We’ve introduced a new way to eat out, and a new way to enjoy life, bringing our healthier cuisine to over seven million guests a year.
Since opening in Soho, London in 1997,YO! has become one of the most famous sushi brands in the UK. We brought over the Japanese ‘kaiten’ sushi bar, delivering food to hungry guests via a conveyor belt.
Now you can find our restaurants in over seven countries around the world; 70+ in the UK and over 20 in the USA, Europe, Bahrain, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Dubai.
To this day, we prepare all our dishes fresh in our restaurants, whether they’ll be eaten right there, or go out for takeaway or delivery. Although sushi is at the heart of what we do, our menu also includes a spectacular range of street food, from traditional classics to innovative fusion dishes designed by Mike Lewis, our Executive Chef.
If that sounds like your cup of matcha, take a look at Jobs at YO! and come and work for the freshest restaurant on the high street!
Salary estimated from 6.8K employees, users, and past and present job advertisements on Indeed.
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The problem with YO! Is they bring the wrong people into senior positions. So much so that they have lost everything they once stood for and turned into a business that cares about numbers and not people, failing to realise that if they looked after people, numbers would take care of themselves. They think a few discounts here are there are key to keeping people happy…. They have senior people who have spent too long in the business which some might say is good, but at YO! it means they are terrified of innovation and scared to bring in disrupters who can make improvements. So basically, if you’re just after a job and willing to be worked hard but not really values focused and not fussed about wider culture, then it’s fine, but if you’re someone who wants to make a difference and develop, I’d steer clear.
Been with the company for a few years now and hands down best place I’ve worked in the industry. Quick progression if you put the effort in. Found them to be very flexible and I have great work life balance
honestly it was all good at the start, really enjoyed it. They don’t really train you but use an app to train you online but when it comes to kitchen work you’re supposed to train it in person, ur left to self learn everything and get blamed at when you make mistakes. Started to do solo shifts ( working alone ) cus there weren’t enough staff ( theres a reason there never is ). They pressure you with production and expect you to do everything that would normally require 2 people, cant go over the time limit aswell. They have audits every month and im pretty sure its not that often… Had to do a 10 hour shift alone, only had toilet breaks, couldn’t come in the next day due to body pain and tiredness. Got shouted at for that and they still tried to ask me to come in. When i resigned, got no message from my manager asking me what happened or if im okay ( im close to my manager, well i thought we were ), honestly just a number to a business, no care for employees whatsoever, everyone is replacable here, but the management is disgusting, would never work there again
Can be stressful as the Head Chef is required to cover staff at your own expense in order to keep the restaurant running at optimal level. A lot of time is spent on training staff and complying to the company's KPIs and this can lead to friction between the BoH and FoH especially with the GM.
The worst company I have ever worked for, No help or support from managers nor do they care they will Micromanage everything you do including taking pictures of the fridge at start of shift and at end and you most send or you get in trouble its bad. and now they want pictures of ready meals you prep? why zero trust in staff; New Manager of kiosk will work you into the ground there's no level of respect and they don't care if you leave or stay, you feel like a number not a person will reduce hours without notice and they don't care if it impacts your living, You will work on your own regardless if your just a team member or if you are new, you will be on your own your expected to be glued to your phone 24.7 to answer phone calls and messages even on your days off, there is no care if you have a family crisis at home, you are expect to respond if not you will be called out in front of your team, this will happen regardless if your a team member or leader it doesn't matter they will micromanage you and its unhealthy would not recommend this employer
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