Tavistock Restaurants

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Tavistock Restaurants Reviews

Updated May 2, 2014

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1.7 11 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

Tavistock Restaurants CEO Bryan Lockwood

Bryan Lockwood

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18% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good job with Downfalls

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Emeryville, CA

    ProsColleagues are one of the best people to work around. Get to eat at the company restaurants every month. Learned a lot about accounting in the past 2 years.

    ConsCompany went through several changes in the years I have worked here. Salaries aren't the best but you learn a lot.
    Currently outsourcing all accounting to Kansas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease learn to treat your employees like people and not robots.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Bussing at the Coach Grill

    Busser (Current Employee) Wayland, MA

    Prosgood pay for part time

    Consstaff changes a lot, not much connection with management, a lot of work, training

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet more in touch with employees

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The Worst Restaurant Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFood, location, tips. However, the few pros are far outweighed by the numerous cons of this company.

    ConsAll the bad reviews for this company are all accurate. Tavistock is the worst restaurant company. It is so incredibly behind its competition. The standards that have been commonplace at other restaurants for decades are not practiced here. It is the lowest employee morale and everyone wants to quit. Some of the many reasons why:

    — No growth opportunities, no raises, and no promotions.

    — Tyrannical management style. Employees are yelled at and harassed daily.

    — Management not properly trained in dealing with people, employees and customers.

    — Payroll checks regularly shorted; employees have to fight for pay for hours already worked.

    — Two weeks notice not honored; those who quit told to leave immediately without pay.

    — No work-life balance. They want you to be married to your job and are blatantly hostile to employees with families.

    — Excessively high turnover rate. They are constantly advertising for new employees at every level. Positions are unfilled for months so skeleton crews have to do the work of 2 or 3 people with no bump in pay.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up with the times and do some research about what every other restaurant company is doing today to retain employees and comply with current labor laws. You need serious updating and overhauling of your systems and upper management training. The word is out about your company and the quality people you need will not even consider you as a serious employment option.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    If you like to work in the 70's .. come work here

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsPeople are nice and try to be helpful.

    ConsBad benefits, small salaries, old school mentality, no clear paths for promotion or advancement. They hold on to ineffective people due to loyalty. There is a do minimum possible mentality. Everyone is frustrated and upset all the time the environment is extremely negative.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire smarter and younger people to change the mentality and corporate environment. Until you can wear jeans on Fridays, have some fun and room for advancement you will never get A players. Smart people work with smart people ...

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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