4.9

Mitchells & Butlers

Assistant manager at Mitchells & Butlers

People in this role may also be known as bar, restaurant and kitchen managers or general manager.

69 workers in this role at Mitchells & Butlers have taken the survey.

How much does Mitchells & Butlers pay assistant managers?

Assistant manager at Mitchells & Butlers
£9.10–15.27
Typical range
£8.78–14.96

Assistant manager employees at Mitchells & Butlers are typically paid £9.10–15.27 an hour, based on data from 68 employees.

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What is management like for assistant manager employees at Mitchells & Butlers?

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  • Head office doesn’t understand the frontline

    Do assistant managers think Mitchells & Butlers 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

    77% 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 64 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.

Excellent
  • Managers are respectful

    Do assistant managers at Mitchells & Butlers feel treated by respect by their managers?

    People feel treated with respect by their managers

    How we know this

    83% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers

    Based on information from 64 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

    The team,
    Progression,
    Management

    Worst thing

    Pay rates,
    Head office

    8.0

    Employee, June 2021

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What are the hours like for assistant manager employees at Mitchells & Butlers?

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  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

    How much notice do assistant managers get of their shift pattern at Mitchells & Butlers?

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

    How we know this

    • 25% report getting one week notice or less
    • 50% report getting two weeks notice
    • 18% report getting three weeks notice
    • 7% report getting four weeks notice or more
    • 0% report having a fixed rota

    Based on information from 60 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 do unpaid extra work

    Do assistant managers at Mitchells & Butlers do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Yes. People do unpaid extra work

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for

    Based on information from 60 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.

Not great
  • Not easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it for assistant managers to take sick leave at Mitchells & Butlers?

    Most people find it hard to take sick leave

    How we know this

    68% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick

    Based on information from 63 job reviews

  • People don’t get proper breaks

    Do assistant managers at Mitchells & Butlers get proper breaks?

    Most people don’t get proper breaks

    How we know this

    69% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks

    Based on information from 67 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.

Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it for assistant managers to book a holiday at Mitchells & Butlers?

    Most people find it easy to book holidays

    How we know this

    62% of people report it’s easy to book holidays

    Based on information from 68 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.

  • No short notice shift changes

    Do Mitchells & Butlers managers change assistant managers shifts at short notice?

    Most managers don’t change people’s shifts at short notice

    How we know this

    71% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute

    Based on information from 59 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.

Excellent
  • Good choice of shifts

    Do assistant managers at Mitchells & Butlers get to choose the shifts they work?

    People get enough choice over which shifts they work

    How we know this

    81% report that their manager gives them enough choice over which shifts they work

    Based on information from 26 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.

  • People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Do assistant managers at Mitchells & Butlers worry about hours?

    People don’t worry about getting enough hours

    How we know this

    88% of people report they don’t worry about getting enough hours

    Based on information from 8 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.

Here’s a recent review that mentions hours:

  • Best thing

    Hours can be catered to your availability.
    Discounts and benefits.
    Team moral mostly high

    Worst thing

    Sometimes lack of staff

    6.5

    Employee, April 2021

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What is career progression like for assistant managers at Mitchells & Butlers?

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  • Enough training

    Do assistant managers get enough training when they start at Mitchells & Butlers?

    Most people get enough training when they start

    How we know this

    68% of people report they got enough training when they started working here

    Based on information from 68 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 assistant managers given support to progress at Mitchells & Butlers?

    Most people are given support to progress here

    How we know this

    In the last year, 72% 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 64 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 assistant managers at Mitchells & Butlers

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  • Worst thing

    People with no life experience being put into senior beaurecratic roles

    3.5

    Employee, September 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting new people and the people I work with.

    Worst thing

    Small minority of people that are impatient and rude. Supply issues with getting stock due to covid

    7.4

    Employee, August 2021

  • Best thing

    team is close

    Worst thing

    short staffed over worked no work life balance

    2.5

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The team I work with are great always look out for each other and help each other out.

    Worst thing

    The hours are ridiculous, I’m contracted for 48 hours which is a lot of hours to start with, the pay isn’t great. I have to work 12 hour shifts without a break, sometimes working 7-8 days in a row without a day off and I feel like higher management don’t care that we work ourselves to the bone they just add more and more on more on. Sometimes they give guests 50% off mon-wed and we still only get 33%. Most of the time just feel like a number and not a valued employee.

    3.7

    Employee, July 2021

  • Best thing

    The team,
    Progression,
    Management

    Worst thing

    Pay rates,
    Head office

    8.0

    Employee, June 2021

  • Best thing

    Decent pay - good benefits

    Worst thing

    Long hours

    7.0

    Employee, April 2021

  • Best thing

    The people I work with

    Worst thing

    Budgets

    3.3

    Employee, March 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexibility, fun, stretching

    Worst thing

    Long shifts, physically hard

    7.0

    Kitchen manager, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Great team and support from the company

    Worst thing

    Not enough labour

    7.0

    Kitchen manager, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Cooking everyday is different

    Worst thing

    Unsociable hours

    7.0

    Kitchen manager, February 2021

  • Best thing

    Flexible Rita, great pets once we can use again

    Worst thing

    Pressures suing COVID and safety regulations.

    8.1

    Kitchen manager, February 2021

  • Best thing

    The flexibility to pick my rota and to meet new people daily

    Worst thing

    Can become repetitive but I’ve been in the industry for 17 years

    8.6

    Assistant manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    The customers

    Worst thing

    The regional managers, poor company to work for.

    2.4

    Manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Meeting different people

    Worst thing

    Budgets and targets

    5.5

    General manager, January 2021

  • Best thing

    Working hours where my child is asleep, friendly atmosphere.

    Worst thing

    Working over my paid hours frequently, lack of resources to assist team.

    6.5

    Assistant manager, August 2020

  • Best thing

    My colleagues are like family to me! We have a strong well bonded team.

    Worst thing

    Long days no breaks, although a good way to smash out some hours they are very trying.
    On my feet all day, having no time to eat all with a big customer service smile on my face.

    3.7

    Assistant manager, August 2020

  • Best thing

    Great team

    Worst thing

    No respect from company for the work done

    3.4

    Assistant manager, July 2020

  • Best thing

    Meeting people

    Worst thing

    Long unsociable hours

    2.8

    General manager, December 2019

How Mitchells & Butlers ranks

Mitchells & Butlers ranks joint 20th to work for in bar, restaurant or kitchen manager employers

  1. 20= Greene King
    4.9
  2. 20= Mitchells & Butlers
    4.9
  3. 22= Caterlink
    4.8