EAT Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated May 30, 2020

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3.8
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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. "Great environment"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Team Member in Heathrow, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    good benefits, fun work, fast paced working environment

    Cons

    Long hours, cleaning, early starts

  2. "Team Member"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Team Member in London, England

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

    Pros

    Friendly and helpful staff especially when your starting out new Workaround study life

    Cons

    Long hours but other than that it was alright

  3. "Excellent maternity and family benefits"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at EAT full-time

    Pros

    encourage family assist fertility treatment great maternity benefits

    Cons

    Long working hours Weekend working

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  4. Helpful (2)

    "modern day slavery if you want to work at eat"

    1.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at EAT full-time

    Pros

    work with great people instore. free lunch

    Cons

    not good pay. long hours no gratitude from senior management head office. always complaining. have to work a lot for poor pay.

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  5. "Barista"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - Barista in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teamwork, friendship, free coffee, staff meal

    Cons

    Pay, long working hours, double shifts

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  6. "Great team awful company"

    3.0
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    Former Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team work , company provides lots of training courses

    Cons

    Low pay long hours impossible targets higher management rude and think bullying is good way to manage people

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  7. "Can be exciting"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Team Member in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Lovely food Energetic Free food - if you're doing the closing shift you can take anything that won't last til next trading day home Vast majority in central London locations

    Cons

    Long hours Heavy lifting Wages low Ridiculously implemented mystery diner bonus scheme High staff turnover Understaffed

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  8. "It's ok ..."

    2.0
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    Former Employee - General Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at EAT full-time

    Pros

    Free lunch, good people to work with , great and fun team

    Cons

    long working hours sometimes the budget can be unrealistic

  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, not too great"

    2.0
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    Customer Host 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at EAT

    Pros

    Good team, very sociable Nice food Somewhat flexible 50% discount when not working

    Cons

    Low wage in comparison to amount of work Long hours and psychically demanding work Endless rules and unrealistic standards

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  10. "Stay Away"

    1.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at EAT full-time

    Pros

    £6 worth of quality food for lunch, £2 breakfast if you start before 6.30, benefit website allowing you to get discounts ( to be launched mid November)

    Cons

    I have started working for EAT about 10 months ago as GM, and I was really excited. My 4 weeks training was not great, I had loads of gaps they showed up once I started to run my own shop. I have learned everything pretty much as soon as I went to my own branch. Now I have decided to leave company, for numerous reasons. Communication between head office and management is really poor. Head office only care about making profits, they don't care about employees. Every day job gets harder, as expectations raise. Once you have a leaver, you need to prepare yourself for 2- 3 weeks of being understaffed as nobody in company has CH to help you, and recruitment team takes long time to fill vacancies and if they finally manage, there always will be a problem so either they will tell to new starter wrong time for 1st shift or new starter does not have bank details, and they will blame you as someone who did wrong, because they expect you to check. But reasonably, people arriving in London from foreign countries will tell you everything you'd like to hear because they need a job, they need money... They have not increased managers pay this year and they were the only one company to do so, and as a reason as mentioned above - to secure profits. Loads of pressure on SSRs. They want to open new shops and expand but they don't look after shops they already have. Long hours, loads of tasks to complete, hard to keep new starters as nobody wants to work soooo hard for 6.90 while they can go to Costa, Morrisons or Starbucks who already raise pay to £8 ph in London and job is much easier and not so demanding.

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