Bennigan's

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Bennigan's Reviews

Updated April 17, 2014
Updated April 17, 2014
18 Reviews

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  1.  

    love the workers

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

    Pros

    have fun at work, meet new people

    Cons

    no one cleans, management can be better more experience.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Very mixed up company.

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Make sure you mgrs are honest and not thieves.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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  5.  

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  6.  

    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

    Pros

    Great people, Great Location, and Decent money.

    Cons

    Upper management leaves something to be desired.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Great Place to work!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    Pros

    Great staff, room for advancement. We get free food when we work a shift. Lots of great guests and solid education on the food industry

    Cons

    The hours are not great, we usually have to work a minimum of 50 hours a week. However, that is the industry standard so that is not a big deal.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More money in the training budget so that we can keep continuing ed going with our staff.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    An amazing company full of heart

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Appleton, WI
    Current Employee - General Manager in Appleton, WI

    Pros

    Respect from the corporate support team
    constant feedback
    Positive environment
    wonderful training
    wonderful support group
    strong connection with franchisees and corporate support team
    They stay true to their mission statement

    Cons

    Need more benefits as the company rebuilds itself

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change a thing!

    Recommends
  9.  

    Thankful it's over.

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    Former Employee - Server  in  Mount Pleasant, MI
    Former Employee - Server in Mount Pleasant, MI

    Pros

    -The amazing coworkers I worked with are the only reason I stayed at this job for almost three years.

    Cons

    SO MANY!!
    -Management is awful, people are promoted when they shouldn't be (even managers)
    -Managers don't go to actual employee with problems, instead they go to other employers to get the "dirt" on the individual
    -No appreciation is ever felt for any of the veterans
    -Overstaffed CONSTANTLY!
    -Management acts as though they care what you say.. they don't. How do I know? No action is ever seen.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the ones you have.. start fresh! LISTEN TO THE EMPLOYEES!! They are your greatest asset after all. And believe in them! If you have great servers show that you trust them! Give them more than say three tables.

    Doesn't Recommend
  10.  

    Work on bar-side if you can.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Brownsville, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Brownsville, TX

    Pros

    Bar is a busy, busy place. So if you're a bartender with experience or an experienced cocktail server, it's good money compared to other places.

    Cons

    Entitled regulars believe they deserve "extras" simply for being there, like free or extremely discounted drinks, or preferential table-side service when the bar is PACKED. They're friendly enough people but don't tip particularly well and can be demanding like children.

  11.  

    fabulous

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    Current Employee - General Manager  in  Orlando, FL
    Current Employee - General Manager in Orlando, FL

    Pros

    great leadership at Orlando area

    Cons

    kitchen too hot to work at

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lack of upper leadership, that is why it closed

    Recommends

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