Hawksmoor Reviews

Updated 25 Apr 2021

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4.6
94%
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99%
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Hawksmoor Owners/founders Will Beckett/Huw Gott
Will Beckett/Huw Gott
72 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexible with rota and a good work life balance is easily achieved(in 6 reviews)

  • "The best company that I’ve ever worked for(in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours(in 3 reviews)

  • "Salary not very high the service charge goes to too many people instead of going to the people serving and cooking, cash tips are almost irrelevant(in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reservations in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawksmoor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They care about staff and the culture is great.

    Cons

    Career progression can be slow as people stay long

  2. "Management at Hawksmoor"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hawksmoor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    I worked as an AGM for 3 years within Hawksmoor and I can honestly say it was the most enjoyable time within job I've ever had. The time and financial investment spent on each employee is far superior then other restaurants. The knowledge I learnt will honestly last me through life and the benefits and wage are incredibly generous (especially for hospitality).

    Cons

    Admittedly hours are long however its not so much of an issue if you having fun at work.

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    Hawksmoor Response

    March 15, 2021Head of Culture

    Really glad you had a good 3 years with us as an AGM and wishing you all the best with your next venture.


  3. "Outstanding"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waiter in Manchester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Hawksmoor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Hawksmoor have been superb at keeping communications up during furlough. Support across the board has been amazing.

    Cons

    Our run club turned me into an active runner!

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Specialty/Wine Team Member in Manchester, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Hawksmoor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great culture of learning and development

    Cons

    They give you a lot but ask a lot of you too. Can be emotionally draining. Benefits are great, but waiter's tips aren't brilliant.

  5. "Hand on heart.. THE BEST company to work for!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head of Recruitment in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hawksmoor full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    They are flexible, treat you like an adult, they really care about you and your well being and by far have been the best company I've ever worked for. And probably will ever work for. I hope they continue the great work they are doing.

    Cons

    None in my opinion - they are the best in the business.

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    Hawksmoor Response

    March 8, 2021Head of Culture

    Thanks for your review :)

  6. "Burning out"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Head Waiter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Drinks after work Great colleagues Nice guests

    Cons

    Very long hours Poor staff meals - pasta with tomato sauce only Poor tips Under staff constantly Massive sections

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    Hawksmoor Response

    March 15, 2021Head of Culture

    Hello, please do feel free to reach out at TalkToUs@TheHawksmoor.com to tell me more about your experience.

  7. "The best"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Waiter/Bartender 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. Superb culture which filters down. Managers that care and pride in the quality of your work.

    Cons

    Nothing that I would say

    Hawksmoor Response

    March 8, 2021Head of Culture

    Thanks for letting us know about your time at Hawksmoor.

  8. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Waiter 

    I have been working at Hawksmoor full-time

    Pros

    People focused, well organised, great support, Bupa cash plan

    Cons

    It was a great pleasure to be a part f this company

    Hawksmoor Response

    March 8, 2021Head of Culture

    So glad you enjoyed working with us. Thanks for sending in this review.

  9. COVID-19

    "Best company I ever worked for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, support and development

    Cons

    Long hours... well before pandemic

    Hawksmoor Response

    March 8, 2021Head of Culture

    Really glad to hear you enjoyed working with us.

  10. "Side job rather than a career"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Waiter in London, England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Hawksmoor full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Discount on food and potentially a very generous shift pattern

    Cons

    Hedonistic managers False advertising on inside promotion

    Hawksmoor Response

    March 8, 2021Head of Culture

    Please do feel free to get in touch with us at People@TheHawksmoor.com with any specific feedback. We'd love to hear more about your experiences.

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