Ryan's Reviews

Updated July 30, 2015
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  1. Job

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    Former Employee - Line Cook in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Line Cook in Columbia, SC

    I worked at Ryan's full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Great co workers and food

    Cons

    Terrible store manager. No chance for raise


  2. Horrible company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - Cashier/Server
    Former Employee - Cashier/Server

    I worked at Ryan's

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

    Pros

    Some of the guests are nice You may get lucky and get a manager who can work around your schedule! Other than that I hated working here!

    Cons

    Everything! Management is horrible they'll tell you one thing then the following week yell at you for doing it! It's crazy!

    Advice to Management

    Work together! Stick to proper protocols!


  3. Sorry excuse for a job!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Server in Elizabethtown, KY
    Former Employee - Server in Elizabethtown, KY

    I worked at Ryan's 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

    Customers are great! Tips are usually really good!

    Cons

    Pot headed management and 90% of the employees, fighting staff, servers made to do MORE than server responsibilities, drama, drama, drama

    Advice to Management

    Try calming down your employees and start drug testing then you will have an excellent staff!


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  5. NO TEAMWORK, yet spent several thousands to have a "Hospitality Day"!!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server
    Current Employee - Server

    I have been working at Ryan's

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

    Pros

    Friendly customers , having a job

    Cons

    an abundance of server duties, poor training, management tries to micro manages, no incentives,

    Advice to Management

    IMPROVE training of teamwork!! Train management teamwork!! TEAMWORK is ALL employees working for the SAME GOAL!! The goal is RYAN"S!! NOT YOU!!


  6. Not the best job I ever had

    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Ryan's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Hours were good. Good benefits

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees.


  7. Unappreciated.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan's

    Pros

    Plenty of work to be done, jobs opening up at the time. Servers and hourly employees bust their butts to do a good job.

    Cons

    This company treats its employees terribly. They pay next to nothing and work them to the bone, but keep their hours under the limit for health care. They do not know how to create a schedule to use their employees effectively and end up short staffed or with someone who is trained on something else trying to wing it. The managers are working 70 hour weeks which creates an atmosphere of tension and exhaustion. They want their employees to put the company before all else, family included. This is not a company that I want to patronize. No input from the employees is taken into consideration and they continue to do things inefficiently and ineffectively. This company needs a serious attitude adjustment if it wants to survive. I believe that a majority of the servers and cooks are working their butts off to survive and provide for themselves and their families while being treated poorly, as well as lied to, by the corporate office. A company should care about its employees well being, and this company had demonstrated definitively to lack any compassion for them. I hope anyone who reads this within the company will start to take heed to the suggestions of the valuable members they have managed to attract and will make the necessary changes in order to become a successful culture instead of a meat grinder for hourly workers and managers who have been put through the wringer with little sympathy.

    Advice to Management

    Start to appreciate your employees and treat them like humans, not pawns to make you money. Work them reasonable hours and learn that your employ is not equivalent to God and you should never ask someone to put a company before themselves.


  8. was once great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan's

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

    Pros

    salary above most other chains

    Cons

    long hours no payroll unreasonable expectations

    Advice to Management

    need to review way you treat employee


  9. Shady Morals

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Ryan's part-time (More than a year)

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

    Pros

    Repeat Customers and Tried to work around schedule.

    Cons

    They closed our store without telling us but we found out anyways about 6 weeks out. Shady business practices.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Toxic unstable company - closing stores - getting rid of all top pay people - bankruptcy 2 time

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - G M
    Former Employee - G M

    I worked at Ryan's full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    benefits - can't think of anything else

    Cons

    long long hours - stores greatly understaffed - very unstable in upper management - had 8 different supervisors in 11 years - no quality of life. Continually cutting labor to put a few more dollars on the bottom line, then expect to be able to take care of customers and keep the big stores clean. Not recommended at all.

    Advice to Management

    More concerned about your people


  11. It was an experience, good and mostly bad

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    I gained skills as a leader and stayed committed to customer service and working hard. The training experience was great. I formed a lot of great working relationships with many wonderful people whom I still maintain friendships with.

    Cons

    Insane customers, insane management, insane hours. Do it for the money and then run AY screaming. Awful company!

    Advice to Management

    Recognize teams for their efforts, not by adding to an already excessive workload. Treat them like people with lives



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