BUCA

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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    waitress

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    Current Employee - Waitress in Lynnwood, WA
    Current Employee - Waitress in Lynnwood, WA

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

    Pros

    coolest co workers, immediate cash, sick leave.

    Cons

    Long hours, no more auto-gratuity on parties of 8 or more, being forced to work on major holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas, ect.) Large corporate company that can't afford to supply uniforms, but make the servers buy the expensive white dress shirts that they make you wear in an ITALIAN restaurant that serves MARINARA AND WINE, and make them take them to the dry cleaners. Having to shove stupid promotions down people's throats while they are trying to enjoy their meal. You're just a number.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get it together.

  2.  

    buca

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    Former Employee - General Manager
    Former Employee - General Manager

    I worked at BUCA full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    buca has a decent vacation package

    Cons

    salary, corporate, lack of communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Satisfied

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager

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

    Pros

    Fun Environment. Great Food. Dinner Only.

    Cons

    Hard to explain and coach menu.

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  5.  

    quality product, great facility,

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    quality product, great facility, good concept and sound philosphy for team building and a great recipe book without an exception

    Cons

    management cliques make newcomers feel excluded and with no hop for a long range plan. a great place for a big party but for a party of four or less it becomes an expensive choice i a market that is flooded with choices

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    when moving into a new market listen to the local talent hired to adapt to local market conditions

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

    Loved working at Buca

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Hostess in Thousand Oaks, CA
    Former Employee - Hostess in Thousand Oaks, CA

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

    Pros

    Great staff/management to work with
    Decent pay (hence the 4 stars)
    Fun environment
    You get to try the food when you first work there and when new items are featured on the menu!

    Cons

    Not enough hours, this was my only issue when I worked here. Especially for a loyal employee who wants to work and cover other peoples' shifts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing! They do a great job at keeping the environment fun and upbeat and that's what keeps happy employees and customers! And When I worked there, I had Gerardo as a manager and he was absolutely amazing. He did a great job at encouraging employees to do what needed to be done in a positive way.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Paid the bills, but not much more

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    Former Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV
    Former Employee - Server in Las Vegas, NV

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

    Pros

    My co-workers were the best part, everyone works as a team. The location was convenient for me.

    Cons

    First starting, th management was great. Everything seemed to be working well, great store morale. Then corporate started changing everything. Got rid of the good managers and brought on some not-so-good management. Really ruined the flow of the store

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I can't believe I worked here as long as I did.

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Bartender in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    People know the name and brand.
    Because its a chain there is alwasy business.
    Staff meals.

    Cons

    Company is in decline.
    Very corporate.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To Upper Management: Tone down the cheesiness of the company itself

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great money, good time

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BUCA

    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
  10.  

    Awesome Managers, Fun Environment

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

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

    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
  11.  

    Great company, slow to move up"

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

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

    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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