Ryan's

www.ryans.com
Profile Unclaimed

Ryan's Reviews

Updated February 27, 2015
Updated February 27, 2015
12 Reviews
1.0
12 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
Anthony Wedo
12 Ratings

12 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1.  

    Not the best job I ever had

    Former Employee - Server
    Former Employee - Server

    I worked at Ryan's

    Pros

    Hours were good. Good benefits

    Cons

    Management does not care about employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

  3.  

    Bizzare employment experiences

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server in Longview, TX
    Current Employee - Server in Longview, TX

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    Discount employee meals &discount for family members
    Customers
    Free drinks

    Cons

    Management needs training in productive ways to deal with employees
     No employee morale
    No teamwwork

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create employee incentives to show appreciation
    Be assertive and provide constructive criticism
    don't talk to team members about other team members
    Be honest to employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    was once great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    salary above most other chains

    Cons

    long hours no payroll unreasonable expectations

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to review way you treat employee

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Shady Morals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - G M
    Former Employee - G M

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    More concerned about your people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  8.  

    It was an experience, good and mostly bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager in Spartanburg, SC
    Current Employee - Hospitality Manager in Spartanburg, SC

    I have been working at Ryan's

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
  9.  

    Ryan's started as a great company to work for but it was bought by buffets inc. 5 yrs ago and has gotten horrible

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - General Manager in Aiken, SC
    Current Employee - General Manager in Aiken, SC

    I have been working at Ryan's

    Pros

    if you have no life and want to work 60 hrs plus a week for 50,000 a year then you are in luck

    Cons

    pay
    hours you have to work
    buffets inc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve food quality
    improve payroll guidlines
    improve bonus structure
    go to how we were when we were ryans not buffets inc

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    The worst Ryan's I ever worked for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/Baker in Russellville, AR
    Former Employee - Server/Baker in Russellville, AR

    I worked at Ryan's

    Pros

    The main thing I like about working for Ryan's is that they offer insurance packages to all employees for the first day. The packages are reasonably priced for the benefits received.

    Cons

    Management is the only down side I have found so far. I love the business but when you have people over you who have no clue it makes for a bad environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management training for Ryan's needs to be more thorough and not based so much on seniority as ability. I have seen people who have no clue get promoted because they have been there for 3 years while someone who has only been there a few weeks can do every job in the store and has management experience gets walked all over like a rug.

    Doesn't Recommend
  11.  

    It was your typical working environment for a restaurant.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Dishwasher
    Former Employee - Dishwasher

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

    Pros

    Gave you good hours
    Fun co workers

    Cons

    Managers did not seem to care for employees
    Had to pay for meal even though food was wasted at end of night
    Not well payed
    Worked nights then had to come in early next day

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

Work at Ryan's? Share Your Experiences

Ryan's

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.