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Bar Soba is a bar company. They serve cocktails and South East Asian-inspired street food.

barsoba.co.uk
4.2

Rating based on 14 employees who took the Breakroom Quiz

About jobs at Bar Soba

Pay

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

    Do Bar Soba pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 11 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people are paid market rates

    Do Bar Soba pay market rates?

    Only some people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    50% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 10 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.

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Bar Soba get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Bar Soba pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    91% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

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

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off without worrying.

    At a good job you should still get paid if you’re scheduled to work but can’t due to sickness. Your contract should say how many sick days you can take each year.

    This is more than the legal minimum, which says you should only get paid if you are unwell for 4 full days. See Citizens Advice for more details.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do people get of their shift pattern at Bar Soba?

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 91% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 9% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

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

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you get plenty of notice about when you’re working.

    This makes it easy for you to plan the rest of life, as well as your finances, because you know how much you’ll be working and when.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people worry about their hours

    Do workers at Bar Soba worry about hours?

    Most people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    73% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 11 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 Bar Soba workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work.

    How we know this

    73% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work.

    Based on data from 11 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.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Bar Soba workers to change shifts?

    Some people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    55% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

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

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Needs improving
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Bar Soba managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    80% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and December 2023.

    Why this matters

    If your manager is often changing your shifts at short notice that’s a sign of poor planning. At a good job you won’t be messed around at the last minute.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Bar Soba?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    40% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

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

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people get proper breaks

    Do people at Bar Soba get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    36% of people report that they don’t 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
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Bar Soba recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    64% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 11 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Bar Soba?

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

    How we know this

    90% of people report they didn’t get enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 10 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 Bar Soba?

    Only some people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% 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 10 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 Bar Soba 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

    70% 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 June 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 Bar Soba is doing?

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

    How we know this

    40% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 10 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.

Bar Soba job reviews

  • Best thing

    Interacting with really nice customers, leaving early

    Worst thing

    Carrying a tray with really heavy stuff up and down stairs non stop, dealing with rude customers, working in a really hot environment so I sweat a lot, dealing with moody chefs, being bossed around by colleagues who are not managers

    4.1

    Bar Soba Employee, June 2022

Handy to know

How are people paid?

By the hour 100% of people report they get paid by the hour.

Based on 11 Bar Soba employees

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

1 week or less 91% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.

Based on 11 Bar Soba employees

What contracts are people on?

82%
zero hours
18%
part time

Based on 11 Bar Soba employees