Bennigan's Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
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  1. Enjoyable Work

    Current Employee - Trainer
    Current Employee - Trainer

    I have been working at Bennigan's

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work was enjoyable place to work

    Cons

    none can think of at this time

  2. One big happy family.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/MOD in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server/MOD in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bennigan's

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Big organization, great training and lots of fun.

    Cons

    No set and long hours.

  3. Resturants

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    Former Employee - Cook in Lansing, MI
    Former Employee - Cook in Lansing, MI

    I worked at Bennigan's full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Regular schedule and the work load was relatively light. Decent people to work with and for.

    Cons

    Poor management decisions, bad food cooking procedures, and a lack of caring about inner employment conflict.

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  5. Cool if you don't care about rules

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Host/Server in Des Moines, IA
    Current Employee - Host/Server in Des Moines, IA

    I have been working at Bennigan's part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I was able to climb up the latter very quickly at a very young age. I started when I was 15 as a host, worked hard and got "promoted" to server and was doing some managerial tasks by the time I left when I was almost 17.
    Food was pretty good and I got a free meal each shift.

    Cons

    Highest turnover I've ever heard of. I worked for just under 2 years and was the only one still there since I started working, including the management. Nobody really knew what was going on. Management turnover was very frustrating.

    Advice to Management

    Remain consistent and learn to follow the rules.

  6. Typical server job

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bennigan's

    Pros

    Meet new people, make good money

    Cons

    Not somewhere you want to work for the rest of your life.

  7. Very mixed up company.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server/Manager On Duty in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Server/Manager On Duty in Tampa, FL

    I worked at Bennigan's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    The beningans I worked at was independently owned and operated. The culture of our store was very much like a family. The managment at my store really tried to work.with every ones schedules.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the corperate entity was very mixed up and fly-by night. When they closed stores in my area, they literally left money in the safe and booze behind the bars.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you mgrs are honest and not thieves.

  8. love the workers

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    Current Employee - Server in Elgin, IL
    Current Employee - Server in Elgin, IL

    I have been working at Bennigan's part-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    have fun at work, meet new people

    Cons

    no one cleans, management can be better more experience.

  9. Not what it use to be, not sure if they will ever get it back

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bennigan's full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Not really anything recently. Not to be negative. Maybe there are positive things closer to HQ's.

    Cons

    Poor management, increase in prices (every 6 months) while decrease in quality of product almost weekly. Constantly getting new things that customers love and then pulling it away so they're, more often than not, angry when they arrive and realize what they are craving is unavailable to them. SLOW business

  10. Company does not value employees and has no management to speak of

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Server in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Server in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bennigan's full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    I don't have any Pro's. I only worked here because they were hiring during the recession. Most people waitress for the money, and there was little money to be found working with this clientele.

    Cons

    Management was ill-trained and unprofessional. Half of the managers were having inappropriate relationships with the employees. The managers never backed-up their employees and often threw them under the bus to customers. Managers were lazy and only concerned with their own benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Train your managers. Do not simply promote a long time employee so you can save on salary.

  11. Liked working there as a server, not so much when I became a manager

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    Former Employee - Manager/Server in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Manager/Server in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Bennigan's part-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, Great Location, and Decent money.

    Cons

    Upper management leaves something to be desired.

    Advice to Management

    When hiring GMs make sure to hire competent, caring people who do not have any personal issues that interfere with the job. This can also be said for hiring salaried managers.

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