YO! Sushi
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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.

Pros

Ground level staff are awesome!

Cons

Wrong senior leaders, no care for people under the surface
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Plenty of opportunities for progression

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
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You know the saying where everything is all good at the start? 💀

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

Pros

free sushi

Cons

micro managing
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Good but Stressful

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.
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Micromanaged into the ground

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 personwill 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 ownyour 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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Ok

It was ok. Not much more to say it’s a job that’s pays me not a decent wage but it’s money at the end of the day so that’s pretty much it. It’s a job and an ok one management can be ik
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Kiosk review

Avoid at all costsYou are left to man a kiosk (even as just a team member) by yourself all day doing a full production for the dayThe hours are usually around 7am until 3/4pm depending on kioskVery little training complete lack of any kind of training from managementCompany doesn’t really care High pressured environment
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Fast paced and skill based job.

This is a fast paced and skill based job. If you have gained previous experience working with food, then perfect. If you haven’t, well umm good luck to you as the training process is only 2 weeks and most of it is just watching what co workers do..
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Fast paced

Pretty much always being asked to come in due to understaffed, quite high turnover with staff. Managers were nice and understanding but higher-ups set non-realistic quotas regardless of circumstances outside of our control regarding workplace location.
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Poor managers

As this is the case with most of the hospitality industry its managers let it down. I’m my particular case as a student i was given absolutely no flexibility with work shifts whatsoever.
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Great job

Was hesitant to leave my previous job as I had been there a long time, however I do not regret it at all as they are a great company to work for with a good work/life balance.
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Good place to work

Flexible hybrid office/home working setup, lots of autonomy in your role and good pay.Can be chaotic at times, operating in tough market conditions, direction can be knee jerk and problematic.
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Productive and fun

They work around me and its usually fun to work there it is stressful sometimes but my team help me when it gets a bit overwhelming we always find a solution together you're never alone

Pros

Free lunch, good wage

Cons

Non
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Great place to work

A fast growing company with lots of energy! If you are willing to work there is plenty of room to progress, high wages and the chance to learn some amazing skills.
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Yo sushi

Not good at all and I'm not a fan or sushi I will not recommend it to a friend or family Leigh-Anne not very good money it should be part time not weekends some people got kids to look after

Pros

Free sushi

Cons

Very long hours
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Great pay but awful management

The job has great pay for any age but the management are disgraceful, constant bullying, you’re never good enough for the company, will cut your hours at their own pleasure, they say no late nights in the advertisement but will keep you till 8pm onwards even on a Sunday.
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supportive staff and enjoyable

shifts here are long, fast paced and hard work but it makes the shifts go quicker. Staff were wonderful and feel like family. Benefits are great too, paid break, free food on shift, 50% discount when dining in or taking away and you're allowed to take food home that would otherwise go to waste. The staff are very encouraging and always look out for each other and the job could be fun too from rolling sushi, to plating up karaage. There was never a dull moment here

Pros

discounted and free food

Cons

long hours
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Fun and good environment

Everyone was really friendly. Great place to work but at times understaffed so can be a bit frantic and stressful. Other than that the free food is the best bit

Pros

Free food

Cons

Fast pace
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cleaer

good it had a lot going for it they had diffrent yes of people with diffrent types of [pockets money they can help with new staff and be very supportive to others

Pros

free food

Cons

nothing
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Don't feel like a person, just a disposable employee

At first it seemed like a nice workplace. However, after a really nice manager left, who really cared for everyone in a personal way, I bumped into a lot of issues at work:- bad hours (evening shift followed by morning shift, too many shifts in a row without a day off etc.)- imbalanced feedback (criticism>appreciation. You could try your hardest and no one would care to notice it. Hard work can be taken for granted very easily)- no sense of belonging- very stressful probation period (you don't know until last minute if they keep you or not)- tons of menu changes. In three months the menu changed two or three times. Each change has added extra workload and preps to do, and it's getting harder to make space for all the random ingredients and dishes they keep adding to the menuThis job also entails a lot of responsibilities and there's a lot of work to do in a shift especially if you're in kitchen. It's not worth the minimum wage it gives. And it doesn't feel rewarding in any way. There's nothing that motivates me to do any more than minimum effort. I only recommend applying here if it's your very first job and you're terribly broke.
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Just another corporation despite their “4 values”

Nice friendly enthusiastic company if that’s your thing. By that I mean they’re all about sales and weighing waste to the dot and pressure from management. It may be for some people but it’s not for me. You get to listen to music and get food made but the company put pressure on you for sales, cleaning, compliance and sampling and all that when they don’t give you staff. Badly organised too as they do things last minute and the audit people don’t even know the basics of the job. Woman who does the audits didn’t even know how to make sushi. Pathetic and hypocritical. Understaffed constantly and they take student loan money off you when you didn’t even have one!

Pros

Free food

Cons

It’s not what they say it is
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Based on 291 reviews

Ratings by category

3.3 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.1 out of 5 stars for Salary/Benefits
3.2 out of 5 stars for Job security/advancement
3.0 out of 5 stars for Management
3.4 out of 5 stars for Culture

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