Ottolenghi

Unclaimed profile

Uh oh. Ottolenghi hasn’t committed to creating great jobs yet.

Breakroom helps companies reach the next generation of candidates.

If you’re from head office, sign up here to get started on your Breakroom journey.

Claim your profile

Dismiss

Ottolenghi is a restaurant company that specialise in middle eastern and mediterranean food. They have locations across London.

ottolenghi.co.uk
8.4

Rating based on 15 employees who took the Breakroom Quiz

About jobs at Ottolenghi

Pay

    Good
  • Most people are paid a living wage

    Do Ottolenghi pay a living wage?

    Most people are paid a living wage.

    How we know this

    69% of people say they are paid at or above the Real Living Wage for where they live.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and April 2024.

    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 current rates are £12.00 per hour, and £13.15 per hour in London.

    Find out more in our explainer about the Real Living Wage.

  • Good
  • Most people are paid market rates

    Do Ottolenghi pay market rates?

    Most people are paid above average for their job.

    How we know this

    85% of people are paid above average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people get paid breaks

    Do workers at Ottolenghi get paid breaks?

    Yes. Most people get paid breaks.

    How we know this

    87% of people say they get paid breaks.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get sick pay

    Do Ottolenghi pay sick pay?

    No. Most people don’t get proper sick pay.

    How we know this

    82% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Some people do unpaid extra work

    Do workers at Ottolenghi do extra work that they don't get paid for?

    Sometimes. Some people do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    42% of people report that they do extra work that they don’t get paid for.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

Hours and flexibility

    Needs improving
  • Less than 4 weeks notice of shifts

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

    Most people don’t get 4 weeks notice of when they’re working.

    How we know this

    • 27% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 36% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 36% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.
    • 0% of people with changing schedules report getting four weeks notice or more.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and April 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Easy to change shifts

    How easy is it for Ottolenghi workers to change shifts?

    Most people find it easy to change shifts.

    How we know this

    90% of people report that it’s easy to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 10 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job is flexible around your personal life. It should be easy to change a shift if you need to, whether that’s in an emergency or for planning ahead.

  • Good
  • Easy to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Ottolenghi?

    Most people find it easy to book holiday.

    How we know this

    86% of people report it’s easy to book holidays.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Shifts don’t get changed at short notice

    Do Ottolenghi managers change shifts at short notice?

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

    How we know this

    91% of people say their manager doesn’t changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 11 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people find it easy to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Ottolenghi?

    Most people find it easy to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    69% of people report that it’s easy to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    Why this matters

    Everyone gets sick sometimes. You should be able to take time off when you need to.

    A good job should support you when you’re unwell and have systems in place that will allow you to take time off to recover when you need it.

Workplace

    Good
  • Most people feel treated with respect

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

    Most people feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    80% of people say they’re treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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 get proper breaks

    Do people at Ottolenghi get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    57% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are stressed

    Is it stressful to work at Ottolenghi?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    77% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 13 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and April 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people enjoy their job

    Do people at Ottolenghi enjoy their jobs?

    Most people enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    79% of people report they enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

  • Good
  • Most people recommend their team

    Do people at Ottolenghi recommend working with their team?

    Most people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    80% of people report that they would recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people get enough training

    Do people get enough training when they start at Ottolenghi?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    79% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 14 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Good
  • Most people get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Ottolenghi?

    Most people are given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 80% 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 data from 15 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Ottolenghi is doing?

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

    How we know this

    42% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 12 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between September 2022 and May 2024.

    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.

Ottolenghi job reviews

  • Best thing

    Meet interesting people

    Worst thing

    Management is mean and passive aggressive
    High expecting for low pay
    Directors seem to take pride in making negative comments about physical appearance and how you work

    1.4

    Ottolenghi Shop assistant, October 2022

Jobs by location

  1. 29 job openings

Handy to know

How are people paid?

33%
by the hour
67%
an annual salary

Based on 15 Ottolenghi employees

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

27% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
36% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
36% of people with changing schedules report getting three weeks notice.

Based on 11 Ottolenghi employees