What does a Shift Supervisor do?

A Shift Manager is generally found in a restaurant or food service industry. A Shift Manager works to ensure a positive experience for guests by overseeing all aspects of the dining experience. They assist with the execution of daily restaurant operations through training, supervision and team building. A Shift Manager is well educated in the policies and expectations of the company and is usually promoted from within or have prior relevant experience.

Shift Managers usually have a high school education or GED. A Shift Manager in the in the food industry will also be required to possess certification in food safety. Relevant and recent experience in the field they are working is essential, as they oversee managing employees and their daily interactions with customers and do so to company standards. Leadership skills and ability to resolve challenges quickly are common attributes found in an effective Shift Manager.

  • Monitor and supervise the timely arrival of scheduled employees, be aware of unforeseen challenges like scheduling conflicts and see to it the business is adequately staffed
  • Address customer concerns in reference to products, services rendered or employee interactions
  • Establish tasks for employees to ensure a clean workplace, this includes stocking supplies and maintaining clean restrooms and public spaces
  • Establish tasks for employees to ensure a clean workplace, this includes stocking supplies and maintaining clean restrooms and public spaces
  • Actively seek to resolve any concerns while adhering to the company policy and standards of behavior
  • Train new hires on the standards and procedures of the company, from how to handle a negative customer experience to how to properly serve customers
  • Oversee and administer tests to see that all employees have a firm understanding of company policy, such as schedule changes and calling into work
  • Recognize outstanding employees for exemplary work and call attention to workers that are professional and meet their goals
  • A high school diploma or GED certificate is preferred
  • Food handling certification and experience is essential in food service industry positions
  • Ability to properly and accurately assess situations quickly while adhering to company policies
  • Ability to work in the standing position for hours at a time
  • Experience managing the daily staff of a restaurant or retail store
  • Facilitate a positive environment and support a safe and productive workplace
  • Proven leadership and experience managing a diverse team is preferred
  • Ability to use company databases and software, as well as the ability to troubleshoot common software problems is essential
  • Effective in prioritizing daily tasks while accounting for unforeseen challenges
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.0 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.2 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Shift Supervisor Salaries

Average Base Pay

£20,950 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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Median: £21K
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24 Oct 2020

“Everything was great and I spent a very good time there and learned a lot.”

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“Supervisor pay is really good compared to barista (+$3) and you still get tips”

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29 Oct 2020

“If you get a good team and manager it will be one of the best jobs”

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23 Feb 2021

“It was nice to work there because you learn the recipes and working there made me eat more vegetables so my skin was great then.”

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11 Jan 2021

“I've worked here for four years (throughout college) and was given the opportunity for promotion.”

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“Enjoyment of the work and competent management depends entirely on the store you work at.”

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“Low salaries and they don't really appreciate you although you sweat bleed and tear yourself.”

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“If someone else in your department leaves you'll get all their work and no additional compensation.”

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