Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Restaurant
  • Year established:
    1965
  • UK locations:
    National

About PizzaExpress


What is it like to work for PizzaExpress

Leadership
Leadership
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My Manager
My Manager
The company’s management training processes incorporate all aspects of working for Pizza Express. Managers in training experience working as a waiter and chef and they ensure that during the training period managers absorb the culture of the business. They also run a variety of internal courses such as ‘Engaging our teams’ to help develop their manager’s communication skills, recruitment courses and train all managers in basic health and safety and performance management. As well as thorough training and development Pizza Express also provide channels of communication to ensure managers communicate effectively to their teams and they continually encourage open and honest two-way communication. To continue to reward, recognise and motivate, they hold an annual awards evening and annual road shows to engage managers in the business strategy and contribute to how this is implemented.
My Team
My Team
Regular fun and social events are organised to encourage employees and teams to interact. They hold an annual summer party, Christmas parties and regional sports days. They run various campaigns on topics such as global awareness where the team who have the most impact on energy use over a year is rewarded with a trip to Kenya. Team bonuses are also awarded for various challenges and targets. Regular team building events take place at least 3 times a year ranging from leadership and coaching courses, to road shows with food tasting and live cooking shows.
Fair Deal
Fair Deal
Pizza Express consistently seek to ensure their employees feel rewarded and hold roundtable events to gain feedback on what employees would like. Restaurant support teams are rewarded through the ‘Restaurant Support Hero Awards’ by the Managing Director at their monthly team brief. They also run an employee of the month scheme to recognise exceptional work from operations managers, managers and team members.

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Benefits:

  • Women
    Women

    At least 33% of senior managers are women

  • Shares
    Shares

    Companies where employees are offered share options

  • Gym
    Gym

    On-site gym or subsidised gym memberships

  • Childcare
    Childcare

    On-site nursery or vouchers

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks' leave on full pay

Company Statistics

  • Earning £35,000+:

    1%

  • Staff Turnover:

    16%

  • Average Age:

    24

  • Sites:

    300

  • UK sites:

    360

  • Male : Female:

    44% / 56%

  • Number of Staff:

    9082

  • Staff:

    9082

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