Ruby Tuesday Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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James J. "J.J." Buettgen
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Pros
  • Flexible schedule as an hourly team member (in 25 reviews)

  • Good food to eat 50% off during breaks (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • upper management lacks knowledge of the customer to business (in 35 reviews)

  • long hours and weekends, no room for growth (in 10 reviews)

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  1. Rub Tuesday

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    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Orlando, FL

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday part-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The best thing about working for Ruby Tuesday are the coworkers. I have made life long friendships & wonderful networking opportunities.

    Cons

    The downside is the company isn't managed to its best potential. There are also few serious opportunities for advancement & many incidences of micromanaging.

    Advice to Management

    My best advice for the company in general is to stick to what you're good at & not try to be something you're not. Trust that you've hired competent employees who can do their job without having their hands held.


  2. Sucks

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Salad Bar Attendant
    Former Employee - Salad Bar Attendant

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people you work with are friendly. The food is good when it fresh right from the cook.

    Cons

    You never get over time. You work like a dog for nothing. They call you into work all the time. The GMS are harbla.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Leadership creates a discouraging work environment

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    Former Employee - Corporate Office Employee in Maryville, TN
    Former Employee - Corporate Office Employee in Maryville, TN

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Before the new leadership came in, Ruby's was truly a family. Employees felt valued, they were motivated, and loyalty meant something. The office used to have an energy in it and employees were encouraged to be the best they could be. The corporate gym is a great thing and much appreciated by those who use it.

    Cons

    New leadership made the office environment toxic. They belittle employees, lie, and make it clear that loyalty means nothing to them. They don't care about the community or how you work 70+ hours a week doing the work of 5. The only energy in the office now is negative and is emotionally draining. No encouraging words and never a thank you. Benefits have been cut, hours are longer, and raises are not merit based but more across the board and pathetic unless you are from Darden. The structure is very top heavy as leadership keeps bringing in Directors and laying off the actual workers. It truly feels like 'us vs them' and I firsthand heard a Director confirm they feel that way also.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating your employees so horribly when they give up their health (mental & physical due to the stress) and home life for this company. Stop the eye rolling of other management in meetings and treat people with some respect. Stop the lies and secrecy. This company survived 40yrs without you at the helm because of the people that devoted their lives to it. Good people that you dismiss, discourage, and don't appreciate. Treat people with the respect they earned and get off your pedestal.


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  5. Low tips, horrible co-workers, oblivious management

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Bartender in Virginia Beach, VA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Virginia Beach, VA

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Not a bad company, just bad location

    Cons

    Low tips, rude and awful co-workers, and management played stupid when there were issues between employees

    Advice to Management

    Your staff are just as important as your guests. Choose wisely, stop hiring everyone.


  6. Don't Work Here

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hostess
    Current Employee - Hostess

    I have been working at Ruby Tuesday part-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Managers usually honor requests for time off, the few hosts I work with are rather agreeable, discounts on food, we have a few nice regulars that come in.

    Cons

    Terrible management. I mean TERRIBLE. Our GM is great. We never know what is expected of us half the time, never know when to go home, the scheduling is frequently messed up. There needs to be better communication between the management and the staff. They also need to treat their employees like people instead of dogs.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the fact that your hosts who actually work hard should be recognized. You wouldn't have such a high turnover if you actually treated your employees with respect.


  7. Depressing atmosphere

    Former Employee - Hostess
    Former Employee - Hostess

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Above minimum wage (receive portion of tips), flexible, no experience needed

    Cons

    Poor management, unmotivated co-workers, no breaks

    Advice to Management

    Stop the hour long smoke breaks and allow real breaks!!


  8. I love my general manager but everyone else is lazy.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Host/Busser
    Current Employee - Host/Busser

    I have been working at Ruby Tuesday full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The food and drinks are great when made correctly.

    Cons

    There is so much drama and laziness it is unbelievable.

    Advice to Management

    Fire the people you know aren't doing there job every shift.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Assistant manager

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Douglasville, GA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Douglasville, GA

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training is great for management. Performance review are wonderful.

    Cons

    There is too much favoritism in promoting management

    Advice to Management

    Be on your best perfomance


  10. Helpful (1)

    great coworkers terrible management at corporate level

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    Former Employee - Server in Lancaster, PA
    Former Employee - Server in Lancaster, PA

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday (More than a year)

    Pros

    The best coworkers I've ever worked with

    Cons

    Chain restaurant with all the direction coming from invisible corporate team

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people who take care of the guests


  11. It was at times very chaotic and inconsistent

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, GA
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Columbus, GA

    I worked at Ruby Tuesday full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Worked with some wonderful people. And learned a lot about the full service industry. Most of the employees were top notch.

    Cons

    Work life spilled over into personal life too much. It was like being on call 24/7. Things at times were too chaotic and always inconsistent.



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