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Absolute Taste is a UK-based catering company.

absolutetaste.com

Rating based on 13 employees who took the Breakroom Quiz

About jobs at Absolute Taste

Pay

    Needs improving
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Absolute Taste pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    70% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should be paid enough to live on.

    The Real Living Wage is a voluntary rate employers can sign up to that is based on the real cost of living.

    The current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Absolute Taste pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    73% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Pay can vary a lot between types of job. Employers should be ensuring that the rates their staff are paid are in line with similar roles elsewhere.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Absolute Taste get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    73% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should have paid breaks.

    You should be paid for all your time at work, whether you’re on a break or not.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Absolute Taste do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get paid for any extra work they do, even if it is outside your contracted hours. At a good job, you should be paid for all the time you spend at work.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Absolute Taste worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    80% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you shouldn’t have to worry about getting enough hours each week.

    A good job should guarantee you a minimum number of hours in a contract, if you want it.

    This makes it easier to plan your finances, because you know how much you’ll be earning.

  • Good
  • Most people get a choice of shifts

    Do Absolute Taste workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    80% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. This means you get a say in when you prefer to work.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Absolute Taste?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    73% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should let you take time off when you need it, and it shouldn’t be a nightmare to arrange.

  • Needs improving
  • People work a lot more hours than their contract

    Do people work the same number they are contracted for at Absolute Taste?

    Most people work a lot more hours than their contact..

    How we know this

    70% of people report working 8 hours or more than their contract.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Absolute Taste feel treated with respect by their managers?

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    36% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone should get treated with respect by their managers. You shouldn’t feel discriminated against or bullied, and if you have a problem you should be able to speak to someone about it.

  • Good
  • Most people get proper breaks

    Do people at Absolute Taste get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    73% of people report that they get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    When you take a break it should be a proper rest. It should last the full duration and you shouldn’t get pulled off it.

  • Okay
  • Some people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Absolute Taste?

    Some people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    64% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    Work isn’t always easy, but if you’re frequently feel stressed, that’s not good.

    Your employer should support you with enough people and resources to get your job done without feeling overwhelmed.

  • Okay
  • Only some people enjoy their job

    Do people at Absolute Taste enjoy their jobs?

    Only some people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    36% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Absolute Taste recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    67% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job means enjoying the place where you work.

    The people you work with every day really matter. They can be the difference between a terrible day and a great one.

    If you’d recommend your team to a friend, this shows that something’s going right.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Absolute Taste?

    Some people did’t get enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    55% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should give you good training when you start, not just drop you in at the deep end.

    This means that you’ll be happier and more productive from day one and shows that your employer values you.

    It’s also very important if your job involves anything that could be dangerous. Good training from the outset keeps you and your team safe.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Absolute Taste?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 45% of people report not being given an opportunity to get better at their job, learn a new skill, learn to manage a team or get more responsibility in their role.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should help you progress at work, if you want to. That might be supporting you to get better at the job you currently have, learn something new, manage a team or take on more responsibilities.

    This means you’ll be able to build on your skills and experience, and earn more money.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Absolute Taste head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    100% of people think that this employer’s head office or owners don’t have a good understanding of what’s really happening where they work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, the role of head office should be to support the people on the frontline serving customers.

    To do that properly, the company’s owners or head office need to have a good understanding of what’s really happening on the frontline. This is especially important when a company owns multiple locations.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Absolute Taste is doing?

    Only some people feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    67% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and April 2024.

    Why this matters

    At a good job, there should be a supportive relationship between the people working on the frontline serving customers and the people who own the company or work in head office.

    You should be kept informed about how the company is doing as a whole, both in good times and when things get tough for the business.

How Absolute Taste ranks

Absolute Taste ranks joint 41st to work for out of caterers.

  1. 41= Vacherin
    5.5
  2. 41= Absolute Taste
    5.5
  3. 43= Gate Gourmet
    5.4

Rankings are based on Breakroom Ratings for employers with 5 or more Breakroom Quiz responses, accurate as of 25 May 2024.

Jobs by location

  1. 1 job opening

Handy to know

How are people paid?

83%
by the hour
17%
an annual salary

Based on 12 Absolute Taste employees

What contracts are people on?

70% report having zero hours contracts.
20% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
10% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)

Based on 10 Absolute Taste employees