Compare Caffè Nero vs Costa BETA

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Caffè Nero

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Costa

Employee Ratings

  • Caffè Nero scored higher in 6 areas: Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval and % Recommend to a friend.
  • Costa scored higher in 2 areas: Work-life balance and Positive Business Outlook.
  • Both tied in 1 area: Overall Rating.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 566 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.5
(based on 1635 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
3.6
Caffè Nero employees rated their Career Opportunities 0.7 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
2.9
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
2.8
Compensation & Benefits
2.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
2.8
Work-life balance
3.0
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.1
Caffè Nero employees rated their Senior Management 0.3 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
2.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.4
Caffè Nero employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
Culture & Values
3.1
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Caffè Nero Ceo Gerry W. Ford
66%
66%Gerry W. Ford
CEO Approval
Costa Ceo Jill McDonald
65%
65%Jill McDonald
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
62%
Caffè Nero employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 5% higher than Costa employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
56%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
38%
Positive Business Outlook
39%

Salaries

Costa has 993 more total submitted salaries than Caffè Nero.
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£8/hr
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£9/hr
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What Employees Say

  • "Free coffee" was the most mentioned Pro at Caffè Nero.
  • "Free drinks" was the most mentioned Pro at Costa.
  • Costa had 70 more reviews than Caffè Nero that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Free coffee"(in 77 reviews)
"Barista"(in 31 reviews)
Pros
"Free drinks"(in 128 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 45 reviews)
"20 minute break"(in 38 reviews)
Cons
"Long hours"(in 115 reviews)
"Minimum wage"(in 49 reviews)
Featured Review

Former Employee - Cafe Barista

I worked at Caffè Nero full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Made friends for life - Became a Caffe Nero family A lot of training - I knew nothing about the different coffees there before Sent down to London for training Helpful around university... studies Work in the different cafes around the city if needing extra hours Have your own regulars and generally less fussy customers compared to other chains. Barista of the Year competition - Represent your cafe Prizes to win Caffe Nero noticeboard - Would mention you if you had positive customer feedback or your birthday

Cons

Not much progression Perfect for a student or for a temporary job

Advice to Management

To make more effort for their staffs mental health

Former Employee - Analyst

I worked at Costa full-time for less than a year

Pros

Nice people, ok benefits, no excessive hours

Cons

Not the best place long term

Advice to Management

Develop better options for career development

Job Postings

Costa has 112 more recently posted open jobs than Caffè Nero.