wagamama Overview

  • jobs.wagamama.uk
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 5001 to 10000 Employees
  • 1992
  • Company - Private
  • Casual Restaurant
  • $100 to $500 million (USD)

wagamama means naughty child, one who is willful or determined. we’re never afraid to say what we believe in. never afraid to be different, be bold and to stand out. we want to be authentic, genuine and honest...just like the people we hire inspired by fast-paced japanese ...
Mission: to nourish modern society

Glassdoor Awards

Best Places to Work: 2021(#43), 2020(#31), 2019(#41)

Top CEOs: 2018(#26)

Company Updates

August 5, 2021
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the olympics might be in full swing, but at wagamama, our teams have got their eyes on a different prize this summer... in august, season 2 of wokstars gets underway! a unique competition where our chefs showcase their talents in the kitchen and where our front of house teams can demonstrate their menu knowledge and storytelling around the star of the show | our delicious food! and forget about medals – the 6 winners will fly off to asia for a trip of a lifetime (hopefully before the turn of the decade #covid) and when they come back, will spend time with our global executive chef steve mangleshot designing a brand new dish together, that will be trialled in our restaurants so, think you’ve got what it takes to be a wokstar? come and join the fun, with great kitchen roles available at all levels...
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July 5, 2021
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we are pleased to announce that we have officially launched soulbox, our dedicated internal development platform soulbox has been created specifically for our teams – so whether you're a team member or manager, work front or back of house or in noodle hq, you’re guaranteed to find something that will peak your interest the platform is packed with content that is relevant to the hospitality industry, such as ted talks on leadership or podcasts on communication, but it also has content on mindfulness, well-being, diversity + inclusion and much more
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wagamama Reviews

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Thomas Heier
Thomas Heier
55 Ratings
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Current Employee

"if you work in hospitality, this is the company you want to work for!"

Feb 20, 2021 - General Manager in London, England
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO


wagamama it's a company with a great structure and offer lot's of support to be the best you can be at your role. full of people who really care for the success of the company but most importantly


if you enjoy hospitality and know what it brings then there's no cons really!

Advice to Management

continue what you're doing as you're doing amazing job, especially during the difficult times we're all in at the moment.
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Diversity & Inclusion at wagamama

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wagamama Interviews

Getting an Interview
Applied online81%
In Person10%
Employee Referral4%

  1. Kitchen Team Member Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Horsham, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    I applied online. I interviewed at wagamama (Horsham, England) in Dec 2021


    no interview just a trial shift, great environment and everyone is so nice ! no questions asked except: "have you ever eaten here?" and then I was soon given a free meal.

    "have you ever eaten here?"

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wagamama Awards & Accolades

  • Employer of the YearCasual Dining Restaurant and Pub Awards2016
  • People Development ProgrammeThe Learning Awards2016
  • Best Restaurant OperatorR200 Best Restaurant Operator2016
  • UK Employee Experience Awards 2021 | two silver prizes in Digital Technologies and Employee Engagement InnovationThe UK Employee Experience Awards2021
  • peach awardsCGA Peach2018

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Does wagamama offer massages?

...good team, good pay, benefits eg get a free meal on shift...

July 4, 2021

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