I worked at Feast It full-time (More than a year)
Really exciting and inspiring workplace, absolutely loved my time there. I came in as one of the early employees when the company had just started so have seen it grow rapidly over the last year and a half.
- Incredible team of employees, everyone gets on so well and genuinely want to hang out in their own time so the social aspect is a lot of fun- drinks, company come dine with me's etc. and although a young team they are incredibly intelligent, knowledgeable people to learn from. Very clear how much the co-founders care about employee happiness and creating a great company culture reflected in the low turnover rate.
- Amazing experience working for a start up of this size as management include employees in a lot of the important decisions shaping company growth so you get exposed to the ins and outs of running a business and get to see the immediate effect of decisions you make. They give you a lot of independence in your role and encourage you to think independently, as long as you have the right attitude you'll learn a lot in a short space of time.
- Fast progression in roles, the company is growing rapidly and so current employees can progress to management positions much quicker than in larger corporates.
- Free food from the traders and free tickets to some really cool events are massive perks of the job. There is also a great snack cupboard and beer fridge in the office!
- Be prepared to work longer hours at certain busy times of the year, start ups come with targets that need to be consistently met so everyone has to muck in but it's hard to not get really invested in the company and want to work harder so it continues to progress- also often fun incentives for meeting target which make it worthwhile.
- Occasionally have to deal with difficult food traders (although majority are lovely!)
Advice to Management
Just to keep the great company culture that currently exists as the company continues to grow.
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