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Las Iguanas

What it’s like working at Las Iguanas

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  • People feel stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Las Iguanas?

    People feel stressed here

    How we know this

    83% of people say they often feel stressed at work

    Based on information from 12 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.

  • Breaks aren’t paid

    Do workers at Las Iguanas get paid breaks?

    No. People don’t get paid breaks

    How we know this

    92% of people say they don’t get paid breaks

    Based on information from 12 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 not paid enough to live on

    Do Las Iguanas pay enough to live on?

    People are not paid enough to live on

    How we know this

    85% of people say they are paid below the Real Living Wage for where they live

    Based on information from 13 job reviews

    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 Real Living Wage is currently £9.50 per hour, and £10.85 per hour in London.

  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

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

    How we know this

    • 90% report getting one week notice or less
    • 10% 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 10 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

    Do Las Iguanas 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 10 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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  • Contracts don’t match the hours people work

    Do people work the same number they are contracted for at Las Iguanas?

    Only some people work the same number of hours they’re contracted for

    How we know this

    64% of people report working 8 hours or more than they’re contracted for each week

    Based on information from 11 job reviews

    Why this matters

    At a good job, you should expect to work about the same number of hours that your contract guarantees you, most of the time.

    It’s useful to pick up or drop a few shifts here and there, but if you often work a lot more hours every week than you’re contracted for, a good job should guarantee them.

    This means you’re more likely to know when you’ll be working and how much you’ll earn in advance.

  • Not easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Las Iguanas?

    Most people find it hard to book holidays

    How we know this

    70% of people report it’s hard 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.

  • Uninformed about head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Las Iguanas 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 information from 10 job reviews

    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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  • Good choice of shifts

    Do Las Iguanas workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Most people get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    60% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 10 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.

  • Opportunities to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Las Iguanas?

    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.

  • People get proper breaks

    Do people at Las Iguanas get proper breaks?

    Most people get proper breaks

    How we know this

    50% of people report that they get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 10 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 recommend their team

    Do people at Las Iguanas recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend

    Based on information from 13 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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  • Easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Las Iguanas?

    People find it easy to take sick leave

    How we know this

    90% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 10 job reviews

  • Enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Las Iguanas?

    People get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    77% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 13 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 are paid minimum wage

    Do Las Iguanas pay minimum wage?

    Yes. People are paid above the minimum wage

    How we know this

    92% of people say they are paid at or above the legal minimum wage

    Based on information from 12 job reviews

  • Managers are respectful

    Do people at Las Iguanas feel treated with respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    92% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 12 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.

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How Las Iguanas ranks

Las Iguanas ranks joint 8th to work for in restaurant employers

  1. 8= Las Iguanas
    5.6
  2. 8= Welcome Break
    5.6
  3. 8= YO! Sushi
    5.6

Las Iguanas job reviews

  • Best thing

    The staff are lovely and the staff discounts are great

    Worst thing

    Long stressful working hours, not suitable if you want to do well in university

    4.6

    Las Iguanas Employee, December 2021

  • Best thing

    non stop making cocktails

    Worst thing

    when you made a mistake making cocktails

    7.2

    Las Iguanas Employee, November 2021

About

Las Iguanas is a restaurant chain. They serve Latin American food.

iguanas.co.uk

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Handy to know

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

1 week or less 90% report getting one week notice or less

Based on 10 Las Iguanas employees

What contracts are people on?

36% report having zero hours contracts
27% report having low hours contracts (less than 16 hours)
27% report having part time contracts (16-35 hours)
9% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 11 Las Iguanas employees

How are people paid?

By the hour 92% of people report they get paid by the hour

Based on 13 Las Iguanas employees

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