BlackFinn Saloon

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BlackFinn Saloon Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
6 Reviews
3.5
6 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great people and a fun environment

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    Former Employee - Bartender in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Bartender in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at BlackFinn Saloon full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    All the employees were a family. Everyone cared for one another and all wanted to do their best to have everyone succeed.

    Cons

    Somewhat disorganized at times. Scheduling and similar matters.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Overall not bad

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackFinn Saloon

    Pros

    The employees and regulars are great to work with and for.

    Cons

    Long hours and lack of personal accountability by some.

  3.  

    Easy job, low pay

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    Former Employee - Goodwill Ambassador in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Goodwill Ambassador in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at BlackFinn Saloon

    Pros

    The management at the time had some hiccups, but from from what I hear it's been improved greatly. Friendly staff, lots of opportunities to meet people, good discount.

    Cons

    As a bar, the hours are poor. The pay for security was poor compared to other bars in the area, but it did have a potential to increase a small amount.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better employee discounts, post schedules further in advance.

    Recommends
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  5.  

    In-House Management Was Great, Corporate Was Very Unorganized

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Addison, TX
    Former Employee - Waitress in Addison, TX

    I worked at BlackFinn Saloon part-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The managers were awesome and were always big on teamwork & helping each other out. They wanted us to have fun and make money so they did whatever they could to push us to do our best. I felt very encouraged when I was at work & felt like my managers had my back when it came to any major issues.

    Cons

    This restaurant group's headquarters is in Charlotte, NC. So, every so often the big-wigs at corporate would come into town & start bossing the local staff around & demanding changes & doing mass-firings. I suppose they did this thinking that they could just wipe the slate clean & get a whole new sure-to-be-perfect-staff & that would change everything. I was hired just after a mass-firing so it was hard at times being one of many new-hires that had little qualified trainers to show us the ropes. This tactic just prolonged a cycle that set many up to fail.

    Doesn't Recommend
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  6.  

    Great place

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackFinn Saloon

    Pros

    Fast paced, fun environment. High energy

    Cons

    Short sighted, no advancement opportunity

  7.  

    Good place to work

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    Former Employee - Waitress in Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Waitress in Bethesda, MD

    I worked at BlackFinn Saloon part-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fun people to work for
    Great night time crowd -- lots of tips

    Cons

    Not much money made during day shifts

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better shifts

    Recommends

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