Compare wagamama vs Busaba BETA

See how working at wagamama vs. Busaba compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at wagamama vs. Busaba. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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wagamama

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Busaba

Employee Ratings

  • wagamama scored higher in 8 areas: Overall Rating, Career Opportunities, Compensation & Benefits, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.2
(based on 326 reviews)
wagamama employees rated their Overall Rating 0.4 higher than Busaba employees rated theirs.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
3.8
(based on 10 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.2
wagamama employees rated their Career Opportunities 1.0 higher than Busaba employees rated theirs.
Career Opportunities
3.2
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
4.0
wagamama employees rated their Compensation & Benefits 0.8 higher than Busaba employees rated theirs.
Compensation & Benefits
3.2
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.7
wagamama employees rated their Work-life balance 1.1 higher than Busaba employees rated theirs.
Work-life balance
2.6
Senior Management
Senior Management
4.0
wagamama employees rated their Senior Management 0.8 higher than Busaba employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
3.2
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
4.2
Culture & Values
4.0
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
wagamama Ceo Emma Woods
92%
92%Emma Woods
CEO Approval
Busaba Ceo Terry Harrison
N/ATerry Harrison
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
86%
wagamama employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 35% higher than Busaba employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
51%
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
73%
wagamama employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 31% higher than Busaba employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
42%

Salaries

wagamama has 333 more total submitted salaries than Busaba.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager27 Salaries
£35,766/yr
Line Chef20 Salaries
£8/hr
Team Leader3 Salaries
£8/hr
Salaries for similar jobs
General Manager1 Salaries
£43,119/yr
Front of House1 Salaries
£9/hr
Team Leader1 Salaries
£1,734/mo

What Employees Say

  • "Free food" was the most mentioned Pro at wagamama.
  • "Long hours" was the most mentioned Con at wagamama.
Pros
Pros
"Free food"(in 68 reviews)
"Good tips"(in 28 reviews)
There aren't enough reviews matching this company to generate pros and cons.
Cons
Cons
"Long hours"(in 48 reviews)
"Split shifts"(in 28 reviews)
Featured Review

Current Employee - People Team

I have been working at wagamama full-time for less than a year

Pros

from the minute i joined wagamama i felt so welcome and part of the family and did just fall in love the company. working here is like no where i have ever worked before, from the amazing food,... restaurants and most importantly people. wagamama have such a clear purpose and vision that it makes it so easy to know what you are all striving to achieve and how you are going to get there. i love that you are challenged to be the best version of you, given stretch in your role but also that there is such genuine care for your personal life and well being too.

Cons

if you struggle with a fast paced environment then wagamama may not be for you

Current Employee - General Manager

I have been working at Busaba full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

It is a great place to work. Management is very people focused.

Cons

Not many to be honest.

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