meeting new people and helping customers.
rude customers and low pay.
Random conversation from the customers.
M&B have a wide-ranging graduate recruitment programme, so there are opportunities all over the country. The company offers performance incentives to encourage you to make sales targets. M&B's workforce tends to be a young crowd, so you're likely to be mixing with some lively co-workers, in a fun environment, such as a pub or restaurant.
As this is the catering/hospitality industry, you'll have to work some unsocial hours. There's some flexibility in shifts, but the work can wreck your home life. The work is unrelenting, you're always 'on' and you're likely to be run off your feet, some nights.
All the different M&B outlets from backstreet boozer to ritzy restaurant.
Quick promotion for hard-workers with a positive attitude. Young front-of-house team from all over the world, generally an up-for-it vibe in the work force. The front-line workers are the best thing about the job. Middle managers sometimes very supportive, but it does depend on who you get.
Appalling pay (we're talking minimum wage) for newbies. Unsocial hours and lots of them. The company's massive, so once you get into the bureaucracy of it, M&B can be pretty faceless. Tend to be unsympathetic if you've got a problem outside of work. High staff turnover.
They run a 'save-as-you-earn' scheme, though I'm not sure which bit of my tiny wage packet I'm meant to save.