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Browns is a restaurant company. They serve British food.

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Based on responses from 12 employees at Browns.

Pay

    Bad
  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Browns pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    73% 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 July 2019 and July 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 Browns get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they don’t get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2019 and July 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.

Hours and flexibility

    Good
  • Most people don’t worry about their hours

    Do workers at Browns worry about hours?

    Most people don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    91% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2019 and July 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Shifts can get changed at short notice

    Do Browns managers change shifts at short notice?

    Some managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    36% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2019 and July 2022.

    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.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

    Do people at Browns feel treated with respect by their managers?

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

    How we know this

    40% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2019 and July 2022.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people recommend their team

    Do people at Browns recommend working with their team?

    Only some people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    55% 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 September 2019 and July 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Browns?

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

    How we know this

    40% 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 September 2019 and July 2022.

    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 feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Browns is doing?

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

    How we know this

    64% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2019 and July 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.

How Browns ranks

Browns ranks joint 18th to work for out of restaurants.

  1. 18= Dishoom
    5.7
  2. 18= Browns
    5.7
  3. 21= Las Iguanas
    5.6

Rankings are based on Breakroom ratings for employers with 5 or more quiz responses, accurate as of 16 August 2022.

Jobs by location

  1. 5 job openings

  2. 5 job openings

  3. 2 job openings

  4. 5 job openings

  5. 31 job openings

  6. 8 job openings

Handy to know

What contracts are people on?

9% report having zero hours contracts.
9% report having low hours contracts. (less than 16 hours)
73% report having part time contracts. (16-35 hours)
9% report having full time contracts. (more than 35 hours)

Based on 11 Browns employees

How are people paid?

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

Based on 12 Browns employees