Berret's Seafood Restaurant Reviews

Updated May 10, 2015
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  1. Great place to work

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    Former Employee - All FoH Positions - Manager, Busser, Hostess, Waiter, Bartender in Williamsburg, VA
    Former Employee - All FoH Positions - Manager, Busser, Hostess, Waiter, Bartender in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Berret's Seafood Restaurant full-time

    Pros

    This was a great restaurant at which to work. I worked there for over five years from 1999-2003, and can honestly say that both FoH and BoH were great and like family. Great place to work and they put out great food.

    Cons

    Typical cons of working in a restaurant, especially in a tourist area - high density times can be stressful, not as flexible on holidays since those are the busiest times. But they always tried to work with people's schedules to accommodate important things (I should know, I was in charge of the schedule for a while...) and the cons are really the limitations of the restaurant industry, not Berret's in particular.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on putting out great food with great service.


  2. Great Place to Work!

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Berret's Seafood Restaurant part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    -The people (both FoH and BoH) are very nice, both inside and out - working there has been a good experience mostly because of this. -Management is very reasonable and mostly quite flexible when it comes to scheduling and hours. -Being a small business, Berret's can make adjustments that make it easier for waiters to satisfy customers

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is the lack of a need for new managers, which limits the potential for promotion; that said, waitering is usually a temporary job anyway.


  3. A pleasant & positive place to work.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Berret's Seafood Restaurant (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Management that treats their staff with respect & tact. Friendly & respectful coworkers. Nutritious employee meals. Recognition for efforts on the job. Co workers read many books dealings with individual development & improving society. Uses a number of sustainability measures in their operations.

    Cons

    No health insurance for front line staff. Front line staff hours cut somewhat during January & February.


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  5. I worked at Berret's while in college to make ends meet. You mostly deal with tourists and make pretty good tips.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Server in Williamsburg, VA
    Current Employee - Server in Williamsburg, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    The check average at Berret's is $35-50, so tips are pretty good per table. The best times to work are big weekends during the William and Mary school year: parents weekend, homecoming, graduation, etc.

    Cons

    The winter season can get a bit slow when there aren't many tourists in town. Additionally, you only get 4-5 tables a section (which is manageable) so you're limited to the number of tables you can be seated per evening.

    Advice to Management

    The management at Berret's was extremely fair while I was there. Schedules were posted in advance on the website and they accommodated servers' needs for time off well.


  6. Great experience, co-workers are like family.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Family-like, good food, focus on customer service

    Cons

    Outdated technology, decor; more motivation needed from manangement



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