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Blue Banana

3.4

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Blue Banana

Reviewed by 10 employees.

3.4

Blue Banana score a rating of 3.4 at Breakroom.
Here’s a breakdown of all our findings about Blue Banana.

Pay
    Good
  • People are paid minimum wage

    Do Blue Banana pay minimum wage?

    Yes. Most people are paid above the minimum wage.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and September 2022.

  • Bad
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Blue Banana pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    90% 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 December 2020 and September 2022.

    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. It is currently £9.90 per hour, and £11.05 per hour in London.

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

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Blue Banana get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    90% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and September 2022.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Blue Banana pay sick pay?

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

    How we know this

    100% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and September 2022.

    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.

Workplace
    Bad
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Blue Banana recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between December 2020 and September 2022.

    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.

  • Bad
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Blue Banana 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 December 2020 and September 2022.

    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 Blue Banana is doing?

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

    How we know this

    60% 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 December 2020 and September 2022.

    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.

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