Al Copeland Investments

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  1.  

    great place to work while attaining college degree.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Lafayette, LA
    Former Employee - Server in Lafayette, LA

    I worked at Al Copeland Investments part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    always busy. flexible schedule. great staff.

    Cons

    really long hours on weekends. customer base not great.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Private business infected with unqualified family members with no education, experience or training.

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    Former Employee - Executive Team  in  New Orleans, LA
    Former Employee - Executive Team in New Orleans, LA

    I worked at Al Copeland Investments full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great food when done right.

    Cons

    Improper relationships within the executive support team affecting moral and production. Revolving door leadership positions. Unprofessional environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create and implement a nepotism policy and hold everyone accountable to the same standard.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hostile, short, and frustrating.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Columbia, MD
    Former Employee - Server in Columbia, MD

    I worked at Al Copeland Investments part-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, and good food. The money earned as a server was decent, not much better than many other corporate restaurant.

    Cons

    A majority of the clientele are consistently low tippers, even with 'lagniappe' service. The management at this location was highly disjointed due to the hostility created by the GM. The turn-over rate was extremely high and made many feel uncomfortable at work. Left within a year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Needs to treat staff like the hard working adults they are. The lack of empathy for the FOH and BOH staff is demotivating. GM acts inappropriately when frustrated or angry, (i.e. yelling, being condescending, making rude comments) instead of providing constructive criticism or trying to fix a perceived problem in a positive way.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor management leads to high turnover

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    Current Employee - Server, Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Server, Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Al Copeland Investments

    Pros

    The Cheesecake Bistro has pretty good food.
    The schedules are fairly flexible.
    They offer paid vacation, even for part time employees.

    Cons

    Management shows no desire to address the concerns of its employees. Morale among employees is horribly low and is visible to customers. Copeland's Cheesecake Bistro is one of the worst run restaurants I have worked for and its management problems extend to its corporate and regional offices. The turnover among staff in restaurants is always high, but this company doesn't seem to care that they have to hire an entirely new wait staff every 3-4 months.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please stop dismissing the concerns of employees who are the face of your companies; we would like to earn a living, too...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Not the place for me

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Al Copeland Investments

    Pros

    Great food quality is great in a time when every other restaurant is microwave driven

    Cons

    lack of leadership and no diversity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    take a close look at operations

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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