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All Bar One Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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  1. "Avoid working for them"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at All Bar One (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you wanna progress fast this is a good company due the fact that is a big company ( part of Mitchells & Butler's )

    Cons

    You are overworked and underpaid. Nobody employee has experience starting with the managers. Really bad salaries. System is so cheap that any person who complains will receive and e-voucher. Personal opinion - stay far away from this company.

    Advice to Management

    Start to actually act as managers. Most of managers are promoted by the company, but start hiring people and manage the people and business, than just doing serving the customers.


  2. "Job it's good after all"

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    Current Employee - Kitchen Chef in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Kitchen Chef in Manchester, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at All Bar One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good working place tidy and clean, colleges are very nice but some have no experience at all or don't have professional attitude

    Cons

    keep hiding people with less experience and not giving the opportunity for those that are in the company already that it's sad.

    Advice to Management

    Selection it's very very important

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Staff"

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

    Pros

    Busy bar, alot of work to do

    Cons

    Not very organised. Stock failures, frequently


  4. "good"

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

    Pros

    good tips if you put on some good work

    Cons

    team leaders get the most tips


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good starting point for hospitality."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waitress FOH Staff in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Waitress FOH Staff in Birmingham, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Easy to work your way up.
    Good opportunities for promotion.
    Really good tips that boost wage.
    The better you are the more money/tips you can make aswell as you're basic wages.
    Good job if you're a people pleaser.
    Team are young, fun, and vibrant.
    Incentives can be good.

    Cons

    Long working hours.
    Shift work.
    Rotas can be changed very last minute.
    Management tend to have favourites.
    Management can be unfair and biased at times.
    Sometimes offered incentives are not received.


  6. "Good but not great"

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    Former Employee - Front of House
    Former Employee - Front of House
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at All Bar One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The staff members were all great could have lots of banter with them. Team work made the job more enjoyable. 50% off food when working

    Cons

    Silly incentives to try and boost sales if the incentive is a holiday that only one or a couple of people might win in only 1 bar people aren't really going to try too hard well at least not the people at the bottom anyway.

    Badly understaffed especially on holiday periods. One busy day there was only myself and another member on the floor meaning we were both runnong round like headless chickens.

    Advice to Management

    Big targets on sales as this is a bar/restaurant and not a sales firm there is only a limited amount you can do to boost those sales and also growth per restaurant will have a ceiling level. Also incentives for staff members need to be rethought. Staff members are not going to make the effort to try and sell more and be more knowledgeable about the wines without some financial incentive. Sales people wont work without commission.

    If you are going to be strict on staffing hours and the general manager is asking for me maybe go and visit (hands on visit) the store on a busy period to see why they are asking for more hours.


  7. "All Bar one"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at All Bar One full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Fast career progression, Great for people who want to learn more about the hospitality field.

    Cons

    Long hours, hard work, the pay is low for the standards the company expects from you.

    Advice to Management

    More staff for each bar.

  8. "Nice tips"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good tips but you work really hard and you get tired very quickly. Nice team and environment. I would recommend this job for some time.

    Cons

    This job is really hard and you can be sometimes working lots of hours without break.


  9. "Great Part time job."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Stoke-on-Trent, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at All Bar One (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team, lovely management, average wage, fair & decent tip system, flexible, manageable/variable shift lengths.

    Cons

    HQ don't consider each restraraunt's individual market/area, push concepts which don't fit with target audience or real market. Customers can be difficult & rude.

    Advice to Management

    Franchise management needs no improvement, higher up needs to recognise their target audience and deal with them suitably.


  10. "Very famous and busy chain of Bar-Restaurants."

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    Former Employee - Waiter in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Waiter in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at All Bar One full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice and friendly work environment with potentials of upgrading and developing your career into the business.Possibilities of learning valuable things about food and drinks,especially wines.

    Cons

    A small lack of organization during the busy hours which can be prove to be crucial.For example, understaffed or more people working in the bar than the floor.

    Advice to Management

    Organize more meetings that have to do with the staff and provide more rewards and competitions regarding sales and positive feedback.


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