EAT Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated Mar 21, 2020

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3.4
66%
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Andrew Walker
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "free food, busy environment, Friendly employees(in 23 reviews)

  • "Free lunch and coffee, possibility to be promoted(in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • "They expect very high standards and work even on minimum wage(in 16 reviews)

  • "Long hours but other than that it was alright(in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Decent"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Team Member in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free food, busy environment, Friendly employees

    Cons

    Not much i have to say

  2. "Meh"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Team Member in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EAT part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Bonus of free food and constant work

    Cons

    overworked by senior management who didnt do much


  3. "Good company to get experience"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Hot Chef in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free food and coffee

    Cons

    Managers need to be trained again to be competent

  4. "Eat customer host"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at EAT full-time

    Pros

    Free food Nice staff Good location in central London Can learn how to be a barista

    Cons

    Low pay Hard work Lack of fairness in how work is split in the team

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  5. "..."

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at EAT full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    free food on your shift

    Cons

    unorganised team members and management

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  6. "."

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAT full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, free food, good management

    Cons

    none. Maybe too tiring and

  7. Helpful (1)

    "So much potential"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at EAT full-time

    Pros

    Free food and delicious coffee, some cool people to work with

    Cons

    The company has been through a lot in the last few years and is in need of a stable leadership team

  8. "Poor pay, and no real career progression"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Lead Barista in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EAT full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Free food at the end of the shift if you are closing and flexible hours. Specially if you are doing early mornings.

    Cons

    Poor management at area manager level. The pay is also very low. Customers can be demanding and rude. No real career progression.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "General Manager"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EAT full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good opportunities to grow for the team if lucky enough to work for the right shop/area at the right time. Free food.

    Cons

    What started as a family business is now being run by a group of senior managers bullying their way into transforming the company into Pret. The team is expected to work unlimited numbers of hours, being paid peanuts and being given a hard time if refusing to do so. The company is clearly going south. It is not clear what the company is all about except a desperate attempt to make money copying competition. It seems pretty obvious that the lack of personality and originality is the reason why it doesn’t take off... who wants to go to the second rate version of a big brand? If people want Pret, they’ll go to Pret. The morale in the stores doesn’t help of course. Miserable, exhausted staff, working under pressure and fear to be the next one to go... which doesn’t seem to be a problem since an ex friend/colleague from Pret/Itsu will happily join to replace us.

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  10. "very difficult"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Food Server in London, England

    I worked at EAT part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - some free food - some nice people - easy to get

    Cons

    - you are expected to work at top speed at all times which can be exhausting - salary

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