BUCA

  www.bucadibeppo.com
  www.bucadibeppo.com

BUCA Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
71 Reviews
2.8
71 Reviews
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Rick Tasman
11 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Initially good management, good co-workers, fun environment (in 4 reviews)

  • Flexible Schedule, decent income, overall as a server you have a fair amount of autonomy (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • long hours , 6 days weeks very common (in 3 reviews)

  • Training program waxes and wanes (in 3 reviews)

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  1.  

    The management of Buca Di Beppo was very unsatisfactory.

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    Former Employee - Waiter's Assistant in Macon, GA
    Former Employee - Waiter's Assistant in Macon, GA

    I worked at BUCA part-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    - The food was pretty delicious. I enjoyed most of their dishes
    - The environment was very fast-paced, which kept you focused

    Cons

    - Long, unflexible work hours
    - Management handled many situations very unprofessionally (The startup GM quit months after the store opening, another manager was fired)
    - Dishonest about employee tip outs and incentives

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    I wouldn't recommend

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BUCA

    Pros

    Good food and service. Has some discounts.

    Cons

    Its open everyday and can be bad if you are looking for a break. Being an assistant is pretty tough and the money isn't worth the time put in.

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Loved my job at the beginning, but it will take a toll on you

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    Former Employee - Server in Maitland, FL
    Former Employee - Server in Maitland, FL

    I worked at BUCA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The money was somewhat decent. I enjoyed working with the other servers.

    Cons

    The management! At first they were great but their true colors will come out I promise you that. They act like everything they do is a favor to you. Plus the paisano partner and the chef will scream at you because they are having a bad day. I truly felt I would be there for several years because I looked forward to going in. But after 2 years it was draining. I had no personal life and worked every single holiday. Plus they wouldn't allow you to bring in a sandwich or granola bar if you got hungry. It was very in humane to work us 14 hours with no break and no food.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of us! You don't realize how much we sacrifice for you and go out of our way to help the restaurant. You say you take care of us but quit acting its a favor to us. I would have stayed if it wasn't for management. It's a solid restaurant with delicious food. But quit allowing your managers to abuse its staff

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great marketing although company relies too much on coupons for business.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BUCA full-time

    Pros

    There's a bit of freedom to do your job without being micromanaged . salary and benefits are above average in the industry.

    Cons

    Job duties are unreasonable in the amount of work you're expected to do; too many projects for the time and resources provided. No sense of teamwork, company views employees as easily replaceable. Managers are overworked and undervalued (and under compensated) for performing outside of their job responsibilities. Procedures and standards are ever changing,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Begin including management of company plans, offer an open door policy and discontinue gossip, make leadership's plan clear, stop keeping secrets, lengthen training for new team members, and start valuing the loyal employees you have while you have them.

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

    Great place to bus.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BUCA

    Pros

    Great exercise and great people to work with

    Cons

    Long nights on the weekends too

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    none

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Alright

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    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Server/Bartender in Albuquerque, NM

    I worked at BUCA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Fun atmosphere and concept. The management was alright.

    Cons

    Restaurant wasn't busy. Customers sometimes didn't understand family style concept.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    If your desperate for money

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    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Server in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BUCA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    If the location has auto gratuity then you can put up with the terrible customers and constant coupons. I graduated and found a much better job, head that route if you can.

    Cons

    Back breaking service, very degrading, management is pretty self centered and unsupportive, company as a whole does not keep their promises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more incentive for all of the hard work and follow through on promises.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    Sinking Ship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BUCA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The food and the regulars

    Cons

    Where to start! The company will not repair or replace faulty equipment. They are obsessed with costs at the expense of the guest experience and employee morale. They are actually anti christian and "turn & burn" is the name of the game with managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You have destroyed a once fun and successful restaurant concept with your style of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    The worse job I have ever had.

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    Current Employee - Server in Maitland, FL
    Current Employee - Server in Maitland, FL

    I have been working at BUCA part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    When they would role out the new menus and we would spend a day trying all the new food

    Cons

    The management and no appreciation for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire new management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to work in the early days, more corporate now.

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Server in Palo Alto, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Palo Alto, CA

    I have been working at BUCA part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great camaraderie, used to have a great training program. The culture of the company was fun, guests were always impressed with the large portions and small basement-like dining rooms. Flexible schedule, opportunities for internal advancement.

    Cons

    Larger more corporate feel than in years past when it wasn't owned by a corporate restaurant company. Training program waxes and wanes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the training program and be consistent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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