Fox & Hound Restaurant

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Fox & Hound Restaurant Reviews

Updated September 7, 2014
Updated September 7, 2014
39 Reviews
2.6
39 Reviews
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Stephen M. Johnson
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  1.  

    Great during game season

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    Current Employee - Server  in  Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Server in Phila, PA

    I have been working at Fox & Hound Restaurant part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Convenient hours for college students and people looking to pay some bills. Staff are pleasant towards customers and work to provide customers a comfortable and fun place to enjoy a game and a drink.

    Cons

    Over-hiring right before the summer (which is never really busy) and game seasons; sometimes makes it difficult to make enough money pay bills. Management is not always making sure business runs as it should, so employees are more uptight when corporate people come in to observe.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remember that Fox & Hound is a Sports bar, and that the staff should be allowed to wear weather-appropriate clothing, but also work-appropriate, instead of insisting they buy work pants, and wear sweaters.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Loved the people I directly worked with.

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at Fox & Hound Restaurant full-time

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere. Fun people to work with. Great customers.

    Cons

    No life outside of work. Upper management has forgotten what its like to be lower management. Thankless job.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually care about your people like you say you do.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Inconsistent pay at times, but overall good income for college students

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Chapel Hill, NC
    Former Employee - Server in Chapel Hill, NC

    I worked at Fox & Hound Restaurant part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    After working there for about 6 months, I started getting better hours and busier sections and more often than not made at least $100 a night. Other staff are friendly and helpful for the most part. Generally the managers were willing to work with my schedule and were very flexible.

    Cons

    Drama, managers could be impatient sometimes, some times $0 tips because of the type of people that come to the restaurant, and many times we were over staffed because it is difficult to gauge when the restaurant will be busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let people go when we are not making money instead of keeping us there for minimum wage.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Management was lacking

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fox & Hound Restaurant

    Pros

    The company doesn't really care about you, but if you take initiative you can promote yourself with the clientele and get loyal customers.

    Cons

    Management is all over the place and lets the power of the position go to their head

  6.  

    Work Hard, Play Hard

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    Current Employee - Waitress  in  College Station, TX
    Current Employee - Waitress in College Station, TX

    I have been working at Fox & Hound Restaurant part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great if your social and willing to flirt

    Cons

    Sacrifice time to go out, long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire people who know the business

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Underachieving corporate structure

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    Former Employee - Department Manager  in  Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Department Manager in Arlington, VA

    I worked at Fox & Hound Restaurant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Depends upon what location someone works at and the volume of business, employees can make a lot of money. However, they also need to work a lot to make reasonable living

    Cons

    The structure is not like in every other restaurant. There are a lot of "bosses" and involvement from different factors. Manager, General Manager, District Manager, Regional Manager etc. They all have different inputs on how the business should be run and how problems should be solved, however their views are mostly unhelpful. There is a lot of stress involved if someone works at the 'busy store.' Managers hired I usually people with no degree, mid-age and are not set for the environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There should be clear view on who does what. HR should hire, young, educated and motivated people that are willing to work hard under stress and do not practice: 'I am above you attitude.' Very few managers that I met were actually motivators.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not busy

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    Current Employee - Waitress  in  The Woodlands, TX
    Current Employee - Waitress in The Woodlands, TX

    I have been working at Fox & Hound Restaurant

    Pros

    Fun, laid back environment
    Easy to trade shifts with other employees

    Cons

    Management picks favorite employees that consistently are assigned better shifts/sections/etc.
    Food is slow getting out to costumers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers are great whereas others can't and don't even try to relate with the employees. Also, the servers compete with each other, often making the work environment almost cut-throat. Why not encourage your serving team to act as a team?

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    A company to pad a resume not to make a career with.

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - General Manager in Philadelphia, PA

    I worked at Fox & Hound Restaurant

    Pros

    The involvement in the operations and freedom of action available to mgmt. Being involved in the community with the position. The ability to create and execute ideas with certain levels of freedom.

    Cons

    Long hours, very little career growth, very poor time management from a corporate view. A corporate philosophy that is taken from the current management book of the day and a belief of repeating terms from the books will make people believe them. Instead of creating a true culture that is unique to the company. A tired belief in personality profiles that limit people due to what they put on a simple test.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in keeping employees instead of churn & burn.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Had better jobs, had worse. Company has no direction.

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    Current Employee - General Manager
    Current Employee - General Manager

    I have been working at Fox & Hound Restaurant full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    50 hour work week is ok.

    Cons

    No interaction with upper management. Also pay scale below industry rates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show more interest at the store level. Worked here 2 years and never spoken to upper management other than 1 store visit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great for paying the bills while attending "daytime" college classes.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fox & Hound Restaurant

    Pros

    Cash in hand daily. easy menu to learn and start up within a week of employement acceptance. great during sports seasons if your a fan since you spend half your time watching the games with your guests.

    Cons

    High turnaround rate for not only hourly employees but management as well. slow, slow, slow afternoons so good luck making rent if your stuck with daytime shifts in the dining area prior to 5.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    if an hourly employee is interested in pursuing management then better communication and opportunities should be opened if the employee is a qualified candidate. had to pursur MIT myself by paying out of my own pocket to apply with a training store 3 hours away.

    No opinion of CEO

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