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Hawksmoor Overview

London, England
501 to 1000 employees
2006
Company - Public
Up-Market Restaurants
£25 to £50 million (GBP) per year
Unknown
Childhood friends, Will and Huw, opened their first Hawksmoor in East London in 2006. They wanted to buy great quality ingredients and cook them as simply as possible. They also wanted to stay well clear of the rat race, have fun and hang out with nice people who are great at ... Read more

Mission: We always try to do things the right way at Hawksmoor Group; we want a business we can be proud of and you can feel proud working for. This doesn’t only mean making sure the restaurants are good as possible, but that the animals the food comes from lived a decent life ... Read more

Hawksmoor Reviews

  • "One of the best jobs in the industry"

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    Former Employee - Bartender in London, England
    Former Employee - Bartender in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hawksmoor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Good rate of pay
    - Finance and arranged my wine exams
    - Good management

    Cons

    - No creative opportunity (although good drinks to make)
    - Not many promotional opportunities (due to a low rate of staff turnover)

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Hawksmoor Photos

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Hawksmoor photo of: Our amazing Manchester team
Hawksmoor photo of: Action Against Hunger Event 2019
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Hawksmoor photo of: Sunday Times Best Company Award
Hawksmoor photo of: Meatopia 2019!
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Hawksmoor Interviews

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    Reservations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Hawksmoor (London, England) in July 2016.

    Interview

    The interview was held just before lunch service so everyone was setting up. The staff were all very friendly and offered me a drink whilst I waited. It was a very pleasant atmosphere. Like many interviews in hospitality, if you have the right experience its not a rigorous process initially, but more about seeing if you fit the vibe of the venue.

    Interview Questions

    • I was simply asked to tell the interviewer about myself and what I was looking for in my next role. I was offered a position but it was not what I was looking for. The person I interviewed with was lovely and she completely understood. She gave me an overview of what the role I was actually interested in and said she’d flag my CV for the head office as she agreed my experience was better suited for that role. We’ll see…   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I specifically applied for an office-based position but apparently my CV was sent out directly to one of the sites for a floor-based role. It was only slightly inconvenient as I was happy to get a feel for the company and see what they were like behind the scenes. I'm still interested in a position like the one I applied for.

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Hawksmoor Awards & Accolades

  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, Listed in top 50 for last 7 years, 2018

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