What it’s like working at Buzzworks

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  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Buzzworks get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    100% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People are paid below market rates

    Does Buzzworks pay market rates?

    People are not paid market rates

    How we know this

    100% of people are paid below the typical pay for the type of work they do

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

    People don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working

    How we know this

    • 100% report getting one week notice or less
    • 0% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 0% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t get sick pay

    Does Buzzworks pay sick pay?

    No. 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 information from 5 job reviews

    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.

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do Buzzworks workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people don’t get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    Why this matters

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

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  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Buzzworks?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    60% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People aren’t stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Buzzworks?

    Most people don’t feel stressed here

    How we know this

    60% of people say they don’t feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Buzzworks?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 60% of people report 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 information from 5 job reviews

    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.

  • People recommend their team

    Do people at Buzzworks recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    60% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 5 job reviews

    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.

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How Buzzworks ranks

Buzzworks ranks joint 28th to work for in restaurants

  1. 26= Harvester
    4.7
  2. 28= Buzzworks
    4.6
  3. 28= Greene King Farmhouse Inns
    4.6

Buzzworks job reviews

  • Best thing

    Get to work with good people

    Worst thing

    It’s constant non stop, given to many tasks and not enough time

    7.9

    Employee, November 2020

About

Buzzworks is a Scottish restaurant and bar operator.

buzzworksholdings.com

Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

1 week or less 100% report getting one week notice or less

Based on 5 employees

How are people paid?

40%
by the hour
60%
an annual salary

Based on 5 employees

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