Prep/Line Cook (Former Employee) – Kitchener, ON – 14 February 2017
Nando's as a whole was pretty good place to work. Typical day would depend on what shift you work and what day during the week. I learned a lot of things that I will be able to carry to other jobs with me. Management on the other hand wasn't so good. They were all over the place and didn't always treat employees with respect. The hardest part of the job was working through weekend dinner rushes as it gets very hectic and stressful as well as the long hours and late nights you would have to put in sometimes which is hard on students. The most enjoyable part though was defiantly the people i worked with.
amazing co-workers, good family working environment, amazing food
Server and cashier, Nando's (Current Employee) – Brampton, ON – 18 April 2016
i mostly work evening closing shifts and by the time my shift starts the dinner rush has already started. i'm usually in charge of cleaning, handing out food and drinks and doing quality checks on all tables. however, if i work opening shifts i'm in charge of being on cash. the hardest part about the job is management, the owner of the franchise hires a lot of his family members to work for him and there's a lot of favoritism and inequality in the workplace. a lot of the employees who work there were never given proper training so when they make a mistake the manager yells at us for not using common sense but we were never given the suitable training. a lot of cooks also don't follow health and safety rules in the kitchen. other than that, there are other parts of this job that are enjoyable such as the co-workers and since the restaurant is fairly small, it is easier to get to each table's needs.
co-workers are friendly and fun
bad management, expensive food with little discounts for employees, no benefits, no opportunities to move up, not given proper training, bad work environment
Cook (Former Employee) – Surrey, BC – 15 February 2017
i had to do estimates of damaged cars.I learned a lot about cars and trucks. Management was good.Fun place to work.The hardest part sometimes to look for the right parts.Customers were easy to talk to.
BOH and FOH (Former Employee) – Burlington, ON – 3 November 2016
Fun place to work, however pay for work expected is low. Expect around minimum wage to start even if you work full time. Management is good, however they are not afraid to show favoritism and have rookies jump ahead of experienced workers because they are friends with management. 50% discount on food while on shift Fellow workers are generally good and fun, however overall time management within the restaurant structure is an issue. Good place to work for parttime highschool students.
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 3 January 2017
A good cooperation provided full paid training. Good manu selections with unforgettable good food experience and accompanied with excellent service. However equipments and set up were out dated that affect productions and services. New restaurant managers and supervisors were unorganized and were easily misleaded. Schedules were unfair and based on favouritism. Full timers were scheduled to work around part timers conveniences. Some new managers and supervisors mostly not quaified for the positions and got hired, either they have to work with eyes closed and ganged up or got fixed. Most coworkers were helpful with exception of some old timers.
Front Of House (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 26 January 2017
Staff was very welcoming, lots of great company events, uniforms were nice, Food was good, good traffic, good location in the city, well organized. Tips were good. Employees were able to move up in the chain
Line Cook/Prep Cook (Former Employee) – Etobicoke, ON – 7 June 2016
The work itself wasn't bad, typical kitchen work, only stressful during the lunch/dinner rushes.The coworkers were really great, and there was a real sense of community there. The managers, however, were, with one sole exception, completely awful. Two-faced, aggressive, condescending, panicking and scheming, to say the least. The shift manager in particular was an awfully poor choice for her job, as she gets mad at anybody who dares request any alteration to their shifts.
Great coworkers, 50% staff meal, fairly easy work.
Horrible Management and scheduling. No work ethic from the employees
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 6 July 2016
Hiring process was horrible. Anyone who wanted to get hired, was. Within 2 months of hiring, Id say about, 15 people had been fired. I wonder why... I worked at two locations. One was over staffed, and the other had very little reliable staff, or not enough part timers to take left over shifts.
Cashier / Server (Current Employee) – Ottawa, ON – 30 March 2016
Nando's is a Portuguese restaurant I started working there in June and now all the co-workers are like familly. We get along very well and our manager takes good care of us. Typical day would be greating the customers and making sure they get there food within 15min or less of ordering, making sure we give good service and that everything is in place. The hardest part of working at Nando's is when it gets very busy around super time and their is a wait on chicken.
Nando's is a friendly family restaurant with great management and great co-workers.
Line Cook/Griller (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 2 April 2016
Nando's is a very busy casa, the work is tiring yet a fulfilling experience, the workers are very friendly and very fun to work with. The management makes sure that the employees are well taken cared off, by providing free lunch if it is really a busy day, and when the mystery shoppers gives high grades. The hardest part of the job is that there is no permanent schedule, and they remove the paid lunch break. I enjoyed the company of my co workers who are now my friends even outside the workplace.
Server (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 3 April 2016
shift: 5:00-close (10:30)
Started off with greeting customers, taking their order, then serving them their drinks and foods when it was ready. All throughout their meals we would check and see if they needed anything or had any concerns, after they were done with their food, cleared and washed the tables. For the closing shift, cleaned up and restocked the fridge.
I learned how to be on my feet because this was a very fast-paced job. The co-workers were great, if I needed help, they were willing to help with anything I needed.
The hardest part of the job was how on your feet you had to be, very tiring and not much of a break. At the time I feel like I have a lot of energy but after work, I realized how much it really was.
The most enjoyable part was greeting the customers and making sure their experience was a positive one.
Waitress and Cashier (Former Employee) – Mississauga, ON – 17 April 2016
Management was strict and harsh on employees sometimes and made comments about personal life too much. Co workers were extremely caring and compassionate so it felt like a family. 5-7 hour shifts depending on availability and a lot of servicing on weekends and Ramadan.