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BUCA Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
65 Reviews

3.1
65 Reviews
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Rick Tasman
9 Ratings

Review Highlights

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

  • Pretty good food overall, lots of it made from scratch (in 3 reviews)


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

  • Too much reliance on coupons and e-club memberships in order to drive business (in 4 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great money, good time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great money
    fun environment
    any hours you want

    Cons

    very corporate
    you can be fired from a secret shopper

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the shops are not always accurate

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Awesome Managers, Fun Environment

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    Current Employee - Waitress  in  Reading, PA
    Current Employee - Waitress in Reading, PA

    Pros

    Upbeat environment, make you learn insane knowledge about ingredients but pays off in the long run

    Cons

    Secret Shoppers would come in and test your knowledge....not bad though.

    Recommends
  3.  

    Great company, slow to move up"

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    Current Employee - Hostess  in  Valencia, CA
    Current Employee - Hostess in Valencia, CA

    Pros

    Friendly environment
    Descent pay 9.00 hour

    Cons

    Always working the weekends
    keep you as a part-timer

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great company!

    Former Employee - Host
    Former Employee - Host

    Pros

    Fun and lively culture. Great pay and tips for a host position.

    Cons

    Nothing that you wouldn't expect from a host position.

    Recommends
  6.  

    Love working here.

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    Current Employee - Line Cook  in  Augusta, GA
    Current Employee - Line Cook in Augusta, GA

    Pros

    Great co worker and management. Good environment to work.

    Cons

    working with some people that dont pull their weight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Excellent management and work environment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Server  in  Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Santa Monica, CA

    Pros

    Great work hours, great co-workers, and nice work environment.

    Cons

    Overtime, the restaurant has become slow.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't give so many coupons to customers.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Used to be an amazing restaurant.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server  in  Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Server in Cincinnati, OH

    Pros

    Great friends and memories there

    Cons

    Lack of recognition of talented wait staff who are looking to be promoted within. My amendment to direct marketing policy was partially implemented, no credit or recognition given.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of coupons, go back tot he old menu!!! porcietta rustica, steak contadina, orchietti con pollo, oso buco, penne al forno, etc.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Everyone is replaceable!

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    Current Employee - Bartender/Server
    Current Employee - Bartender/Server

    Pros

    Working at Buca can be great money. The family-style dining makes the bills higher which usually means more tips.

    Cons

    You have to work Christmas Day, and every other day around it and all holidays. We never ever ever close. They made this change a couple a years back and its ridiculous. I can promise you the corporate office is not working on Christmas.

    Coupons are out of control. They have $10 and $20 off coupons. They want to be strict about them, but let people use expired ones all the time and make the servers look like the bad guys.

    They have taken away shift meals and district managers change all the time. They definitely act like everyone is easily replaceable, even if you have been there for many many years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually appreciate your server, bartender, host, and kitchen staff employees. They work hard for you. Don't act like they mean nothing for your company.

    If you make rules for coupons and lunch menus for your costumers, either enforce them or lose them.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    When the moon hit's your eye

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Human Resources  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager of Human Resources in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Positive work environment, strong culinary standards, fun and inviting concept

    Cons

    needs help on aging facilities and equipment

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Restaurant hours long

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    Former Employee - General Manager  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - General Manager in Minneapolis, MN

    Pros

    amazing people
    great long term employees
    Food amazingly

    Cons

    long hours , 6 days weeks very common
    Required to work ALL holidays
    no consistency with VP and systems

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