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Assistant General Manager - Exeter

Popeyes

About Popeyes

Popeyes is a fast food chain. It specialises in chicken.

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Job description from Popeyes

Assistant General Manager - Exeter

Assistant General Manager

About us

The Popeyes story started 49 years ago in New Orleans, Louisiana. A taste sensation was born. What started as one small restaurant with a dream of creating the world's best fried chicken is now a craze that has swept across the world, serving in over 3,700 restaurants across the world.

We've landed in the UK and we're looking for Assistant General Managers who want to be part of making Popeyes the most loved chicken brand in the UK - is that you?

What you'll do as an Assistant General Manager:

  • Everyone is welcome at Popeyes - creating a joyful and inclusive environment for your guests and people is something that comes naturally to you
  • You're uncompromising when it comes to our high standards. Food quality, hygiene and guest experience are the things you're trying to make that little bit better
  • Great results don't happen by accident - you'll help build a winning plan for your restaurant and ensure your team know the part they play - we win together in Popeyes
  • When the General Manager is away, you'll naturally take on the additional responsibility - it's all good practice until you're a General Manager
  • Finding and keeping the right people is essential to our growth - you'll be brilliant at both
  • We believe there is a place for everyone at Popeyes - we'll give you the training and support you'll need to be successful to find yours
  • Being the best takes a lot of hard work by a lot of people - your team will see you as role model because you don't ask them to do anything you wouldn't
  • We're all about creating the best experiences for our guests - you'll genuinely care about the work you do and the part you play

You'll love being an Assistant Manager at Popeyes if you:

  • know that great results come from building great teams
  • have ambition that matches ours
  • think having fun and working hard can (and do) go together!
  • you are as excited about your future as we are
  • hare our excitement about making Popeyes the UK's most loved chicken brand

What you'll get as an Assistant General Manager:

  • 25 000 - 35 000
  • Achievable bonus plan
  • You can't put a price on your development - but with us it'll be quick!
  • A referral bonus that rewards you for helping us grow
  • Career opportunities that'll grow as quickly as we are

What Next?

  • To be part of our mission of making Popeyes the most loved chicken brand in the UK - hit apply now.

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What employees say

Pay

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  • Most people aren’t paid a living wage

    Do Popeyes pay a living wage?

    Most people are not paid a living wage.

    How we know this

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

    Based on data from 53 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people are paid below market rates

    Do Popeyes pay market rates?

    Most people are paid less than average for their job.

    How we know this

    75% of people are paid below average for the type of work they do.

    Based on data from 51 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Under 21s get paid less than everyone else

    Do Popeyes pay the same regardless of age?

    No, people under the age of 21 get paid less than those above 21.

    See what Popeyes pays different age groups

    How we know this

    The average pay of under 21s is less than those who are over 21.

    Based on data from 56 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 2024.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get paid breaks

    Do workers at Popeyes get paid breaks?

    No. Most people don’t get paid breaks.

    How we know this

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

    Based on data from 50 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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 Popeyes pay sick pay?

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

    How we know this

    94% of people say they wouldn’t get paid if they were sick but scheduled to work.

    Based on data from 51 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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.

  • Good
  • Most people don’t do unpaid extra work

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

    Rarely. Most people don’t do unpaid extra work.

    How we know this

    77% of people report that they don’t do extra unpaid work.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between July 2023 and June 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 Popeyes?

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

    How we know this

    • 97% of people with changing schedules report getting one week notice or less.
    • 3% of people with changing schedules report getting two weeks notice.
    • 0% 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 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2023 and July 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.

  • Okay
  • Some people worry about their hours

    Do workers at Popeyes worry about hours?

    Some people worry about getting enough hours.

    How we know this

    55% of people report they worry about getting enough hours.

    Based on data from 31 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2023 and July 2024.

    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.

  • Okay
  • Only some people get a choice of shifts

    Do Popeyes workers get to choose the shifts they work?

    Some 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 data from 53 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 2024.

    Why this matters

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

  • Needs improving
  • Hard to change shifts

    How easy is it for Popeyes workers to change shifts?

    Most people find it hard to change shifts.

    How we know this

    70% of people report that it’s hard to change shifts if they need to.

    Based on data from 44 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and June 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.

  • Okay
  • Can be hard to book holiday

    How easy is it to book a holiday at Popeyes?

    Some people find it hard to book holiday.

    How we know this

    53% of people report it’s hard to book holidays.

    Based on data from 36 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Shifts get changed at short notice

    Do Popeyes managers change shifts at short notice?

    Most managers change people’s shifts at short notice.

    How we know this

    67% of people say their manager changes their shifts at the last minute.

    Based on data from 52 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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.

  • Okay
  • Some people find it hard to take sick leave

    How easy is it to take sick leave at Popeyes?

    Some people find it hard to take sick leave.

    How we know this

    43% of people report that it’s hard to take time off if they are sick.

    Based on data from 47 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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.

  • Okay
  • Only some students say it’s good

    Is a Popeyes job good for students?

    Only some students say this is a good place to work if you’re studying.

    How we know this

    60% of students report this isn’t a good place to work if you’re studying.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between June 2022 and June 2024.

    Why this matters

    A good job should allow you to fit work around important things in your life, like studying.

    Life isn’t just about work. Good jobs make space for you to do well in both.

Workplace

    Okay
  • Only some people feel treated with respect

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

    Some people don’t feel treated with respect by their managers.

    How we know this

    65% of people say they’re not treated with respect by their managers.

    Based on data from 49 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and June 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 Popeyes get proper breaks?

    Some people don’t get proper breaks.

    How we know this

    35% of people report that they don’t get to take proper breaks.

    Based on data from 51 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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 Popeyes?

    Most people feel stressed here.

    How we know this

    87% of people say they often feel stressed at work.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2023 and July 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t enjoy their job

    Do people at Popeyes enjoy their jobs?

    Most people don’t enjoy their job.

    How we know this

    71% of people report they don’t enjoy their job.

    Based on data from 49 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 2024.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t recommend their team

    Do people at Popeyes recommend working with their team?

    Not many people recommend working with their team.

    How we know this

    83% of people report that they wouldn’t recommend working with their immediate team to a friend.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2023 and July 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 Popeyes?

    Most people got enough training when they started.

    How we know this

    67% of people report they got enough training when they started working here.

    Based on data from 30 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2023 and July 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t get support to progress

    Are people given support to progress at Popeyes?

    Most people aren’t given support to progress here.

    How we know this

    In the last year, 71% of people report not 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 45 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and June 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.

  • Needs improving
  • Head office doesn’t understand what’s happening

    Do people think Popeyes head office understands what's happening where they work?

    Most people think head office doesn’t understand what’s happening where they work.

    How we know this

    87% 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 data from 47 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and June 2024.

    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.

  • Needs improving
  • Most people don’t feel well informed by head office

    Do workers feel well informed about how Popeyes is doing?

    Most people don’t feel well informed about how the company is doing.

    How we know this

    67% of people feel that they aren’t kept well informed about how the company is doing as a whole.

    Based on data from 49 people who took the Breakroom Quiz between August 2022 and July 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.

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What Popeyes employees say about their job

  • Best thing

    Free food

    Worst thing

    Firstly, on our contract it says we get a minimum of two weeks notice of our rotas but currently I’ll get days notice if I’m lucky. Secondly, we are seriously understaffed but we have enough staff they just don’t want to schedule enough people to work so the people who are working have to do 3-4 peoples jobs to ensure the restaurant stays running smoothly which is very exhausting all because they want to save money when it comes to paying staff. Thirdly, managers are rude and speak to you like you’re beneath them shout at you when orders aren’t getting sent on out on time when we’re understaffed and yet they sit in the back doing nothing. Fourth, they make us write and post 5 star reviews so they look good when in reality the service is terrible because they don’t have enough staff and they want to hide that online. Fifth, it’s clear the managers have favourites and those favourites tend to get more shifts then the rest of us which is unfair but there’s nothing we can do. Sixth, they will after you’ve done backbreaking work for them and it’s time for you to go home they will pressure you into staying extra hours which you don’t know if you’ll get paid for cause only certain managers can allow overtime.

    1.4

    Popeyes Team member, June 2024

  • Best thing

    Travel is easy cause its in a Market Area.
    Free meal and proper breaks

    Worst thing

    Having to stay later than expected due to inadequate rota planning.
    Lack of rotation in rota.

    Extra jobs given for no reason

    3.0

    Popeyes Employee, May 2024

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  • Best thing

    The staff

    Worst thing

    The boss and stress

    5.5

    Popeyes Shift manager, May 2024

  • Best thing

    End of the day

    Worst thing

    Disrespectful managers
    Disorganised staff
    Favoritism
    No paid over time

    1.2

    Popeyes Back of house, January 2024

  • Best thing

    my co workers

    Worst thing

    the manager

    2.1

    Popeyes Team member, December 2023

  • Best thing

    No dealing with customers, it is good for part time and not for long term

    Worst thing

    It does not help you with your career if you are educated

    7.8

    Popeyes Team member, July 2023

  • Best thing

    Food

    Worst thing

    Rude and disorganised management

    1.2

    Popeyes Team member, April 2023

  • Best thing

    Free Food

    Worst thing

    poor and rude management.

    1.0

    Popeyes Team member, March 2023

  • Best thing

    Nice colleagues

    Worst thing

    Disrespectful managers
    Poor organisation (12 hours or less rota gets given to employers)
    Don’t get paid for overtime
    Managers don’t take into account when you can and cannot work
    Understaffed
    Unsafe environment
    Having to handle food then clean toilets (unsanitary)

    1.0

    Popeyes Crew member, January 2023

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