B.R. Guest

  www.brguestrestaurants.com
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B.R. Guest Reviews

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Steve Hanson
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    Staff not a valuable commodity

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager, Food and Beverage in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Manager, Food and Beverage in New York, NY

    I have been working at B.R. Guest full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to get experience in big, fast paced and busy New York City restaurants.

    Cons

    Training is piecemeal and informal - you have to ask the right questions and be assertive, especially if you are right out of college or new to management. Staff, from floor managers to bus boys aren't often valued beyond a schedule slot. I was with the company many years and often saw people terminated without ever being given the chance to turn it around. New managers close exclusively for as much as a year. This often means heading home at 3am or later and the compensation doesn't justify it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Training needs to be better structured. There were too many holes. "Thank you" and "good job" needs to be verbalized, not as an end to a weekly email. Goal setting for stepping up to the next level - a clear path to moving up in the company - needs to be laid out. People need to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Without it you'll see your valuable staff losing their drive and ultimately burning out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

B.R. Guest Interviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014
Updated Aug 1, 2014

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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Intervieewed with HR coordinator and then with internship coordinators. Finally interviewed with specific restaurant GMs. Everyone was very nice and forthcoming about the work and what I would be doing during the internship. No trick questions or intimidating conversations. Very straightforward and to the point: wanted to see if I was willing to work hard and if I would get along with the staff.

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Website www.brguestrestaurants.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 50 to 149 Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Private
Industry Restaurants, Bars & Food Services
Revenue Unknown / Non-Applicable per year

B.R. Guest operates about 20 upscale and fine-dining restaurants primarily in New York City, including Blue Fin, Isabella's, and Ocean Grill. Among it's other dining concepts are Dos Caminos, Ruby Foo's Time Square, and Wildwood Barbecue. The company also has restaurants in Las Vegas, including its upscale Italian restaurant Fiamma, originally created with Fabio Trabocchi, at the MGM Grand resort. Founder Stephen Hanson opened his first restaurant in Manhattan in 1987 and later helped create the luxury James Hotel concept. Starwood Capital Group owns a 50% stake in the... More

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