Kona Grill Reviews

Updated June 23, 2015
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  1. Overall ok job

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    Current Employee - Sautee Cook in Alpharetta, GA
    Current Employee - Sautee Cook in Alpharetta, GA

    I have been working at Kona Grill

    Pros

    Good place to make a decent salary and move up

    Cons

    Unprofessional managers that cant hold their temper and yell at employees, bad attitudes and never know what they are doing. Overall stupid management staff. Other than that the hours are not distributed very well, you have to work a lot of doubles and expected to work like a robot.

    Advice to Management

    I suggest they find a better management staff so they have happier and better employees.


  2. Great Atmosphere!

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX
    Former Employee - Server in San Antonio, TX

    I worked at Kona Grill

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Menu is expansive in all different types of food, with also the extra sushi bar.

    Cons

    Location was quite small. crowdedness in cocktail area was a given.

    Advice to Management

    Treat all employees with fairness. Those who progress in delivering great costumer service should be given all opportunities for positions of favor.


  3. Server

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Kona Grill

    Pros

    Training was proficient and prepared suffeciantly for the job at hand. Lots of money to be made in tips as most locations are near malls.

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes. Can be difficult to request time off. Management is hit or miss. Won't let you go into overtime


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  5. Hostess/Busser

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess in Omaha, NE
    Current Employee - Hostess in Omaha, NE

    I have been working at Kona Grill part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The majority of my coworkers are cool and easy to get along with. The managers are professional when resolving issues and try to keep their employee's best interests in mind. They will not hesitate to help you out if you get too busy or are dealing with a difficult guest.

    Cons

    The clientele can be terrible sometimes, but you'll get that in any restaurant. Managers will call people off if they are on overtime, even if it leaves us understaffed. It can get extremely busy and stressful on some nights, so if you can't multitask well or work as a team then this may not be the job for you.


  6. It's been alright.

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    Current Employee - Sushi Chef in Baton Rouge, LA
    Current Employee - Sushi Chef in Baton Rouge, LA

    I have been working at Kona Grill full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There is little stress other than peak hours, little micromanagement due to nature of sushi.

    Cons

    Basically no upward movement available for any position unless you are there for decades.


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    Great company!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - General Manager in Baltimore, MD
    Former Employee - General Manager in Baltimore, MD

    I worked at Kona Grill full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great focus on quality. Small enough to adapt quickly to a fluid market with the structure and stability of a corporation. Smart people running the organization.

    Cons

    Limited growth potential beyond GM at this point. Benefits outside of bonus are limited by the size of the company.


  8. Great money for serving

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Kona Grill

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Definitely a fun place to work, money is good, and employees actually care about each other and their jobs. A much better restaurant environment to work in then others in area.

    Cons

    Some shifts while working on patio can be very hectic and if you only have experience with three table sections you would not do well here.

    Advice to Management

    Being a little more lenient on company policies and not being as strict when you yourself are engaging in some of these.



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