5.2

Harvester

Waitress at Harvester

People in this role may also be known as waiters and waitresses.

14 workers in this role at Harvester have taken the survey.

How much does Harvester pay waitresses?

Waitress at Harvester
£5.69–8.91
Typical range
£4.60–9.00

Waitress employees at Harvester are typically paid £5.69–8.91 an hour, based on data from 15 employees.

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What is management like for waitress employees at Harvester?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do waitresses think Harvester head office understands what's happening where they work?

    People think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work

    How we know this

    82% 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 information from 11 job reviews

    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.

Good
  • Managers are respectful

    Do waitresses at Harvester feel treated by respect by their managers?

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    64% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions management:

  • Best thing

    Great atmosphere, great staff and management

    Worst thing

    If there is no business coming in then no hours

    7.6

    Waitress, February 2021

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What are the hours like for waitress employees at Harvester?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do waitresses get of their shift pattern at Harvester?

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

    How we know this

    • 47% report getting one week notice or less
    • 47% report getting two weeks notice
    • 0% report getting three weeks notice
    • 7% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 15 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.

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  • Hard to choose shifts

    Do waitresses at Harvester get to choose the shifts they work?

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

    How we know this

    53% report that their manager doesn’t give them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 15 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.

  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Harvester managers change waitresses shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    75% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    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.

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do waitresses at Harvester get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    62% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    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.

  • People worry about getting enough hours

    Do waitresses at Harvester 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 information from 15 job reviews

    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
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for waitresses to book a holiday at Harvester?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    70% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

    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.

  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for waitresses to take sick leave at Harvester?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    55% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

  • No unpaid extra work

    Do waitresses at Harvester do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    58% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

    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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Tips

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours,get told not to come in half hour before your shift

    3.5

    Waitress, December 2020

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What is career progression like for waitresses at Harvester?

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  • Enough training

    Do waitresses get enough training when they start at Harvester?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    50% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 14 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are waitresses given support to progress at Harvester?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 62% 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 13 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.

Latest reviews from waitresses at Harvester

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  • Best thing

    Tips (if you ge them)
    Staff discount

    3.7

    Employee, October 2021

  • Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    No contract, and poor pay

    3.3

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people and tips

    Worst thing

    Rude people

    2.8

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    New customer

    Worst thing

    Last minute changes

    2.6

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    Great atmosphere, great staff and management

    Worst thing

    If there is no business coming in then no hours

    7.6

    Waitress, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Tips

    Worst thing

    Not enough hours,get told not to come in half hour before your shift

    3.5

    Waitress, December 2020

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people and it’s never same everyday.

    Worst thing

    Disrespectful guests and unhelpful staff.

    5.8

    Team member, November 2020

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people

    Worst thing

    How busy it is

    7.6

    Waitress, November 2020

  • Best thing

    My work colleagues and some of our guests

    Worst thing

    Some of our guests and management taking us for granted

    3.8

    Waitress, June 2020

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How Harvester ranks

Harvester ranks joint 8th to work for in waiter or waitress employers

  1. 5= Wagamama
    5.3
  2. 8= Harvester
    5.2
  3. 8= Zizzi
    5.2