Tavistock Restaurants

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Tavistock Restaurants Reviews

Updated July 24, 2014
Updated July 24, 2014
13 Reviews
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13 Reviews
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Tavistock Restaurants CEO Bryan Lockwood
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good job with Downfalls

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

    I have been working at Tavistock Restaurants full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Colleagues 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.

    Cons

    Company 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 ManagementAdvice

    Please learn to treat your employees like people and not robots.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Worst Company I've Ever Worked For

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sever  in  Los Gatos, CA
    Current Employee - Sever in Los Gatos, CA

    I have been working at Tavistock Restaurants part-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    It's employment. That's about it.

    Cons

    TERRIBLE MANAGEMENT: they take employees' tips, extort money from the staff, adjust employees' time cards, sit in the office when it's busy and they are consistently unable to execute proper hiring and training. The management at the corporate level is just as bad.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop breaking labor laws, stop being lazy, learn basic business skills and invest in REAL MANAGERS & RESTAURANT PROFESSIONALS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Bussing at the Coach Grill

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Busser  in  Wayland, MA
    Current Employee - Busser in Wayland, MA

    I have been working at Tavistock Restaurants part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    good pay for part time

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get more in touch with employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    The Worst Restaurant Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tavistock Restaurants

    Pros

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

    Cons

    All 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

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

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

    I have been working at Tavistock Restaurants

    Pros

    People are nice and try to be helpful.

    Cons

    Bad 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 ManagementAdvice

    Hire 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 ...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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