Bubba Gump Shrimp

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Bubba Gump Shrimp Reviews

Updated February 11, 2015
Updated February 11, 2015
57 Reviews
2.6
57 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • In addition, the busyness means good money for servers (in 4 reviews)

  • Also the tip-share is great and training is helpful (in 2 reviews)


Cons
  • you are only allowed to have 3 tables ans you don't get good sections if you've been there less than a year (in 3 reviews)

  • The only cons are having to study and know everything on the menue, and that there isn't much room for growth (in 2 reviews)

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  1.  

    Life at Bubbas

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

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp part-time

    Pros

    Great money in the summer, fun atmosphere, the management is very caring and always makes time to talk to you when you need it.

    Cons

    I worked at the bubba gump in Chicago, IL and it is very seasonal. In the summer it's a fantastic job, but in the winter it is extremely slow, you won't be able to support yourself and there are very few hours to be had. Unless you're a salaried manager you will basically be out of a job from November-March. I think I would have rather worked at another bubba gump that wasn't so seasonal because it is a good company to work for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Really great management, they generally care about the well being of the staff! I wish there were better opportunities for growth in this store, it's so seasonal that it cannot support growth in the winter time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  2.  

    It was a good first experience into restaurant management

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp

    Pros

    The people that I meet while working for the company has been life changing. High energy and fast pace business that really gives you great experiences with the public.

    Cons

    The long hours, under paid and no room for growth within management. Corporate is not very supportive of operations which makes it tough to do your best to make the guest happy.

  3.  

    Not the best place to work. Management is very disorganized and shady, but other co-workers are great.

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    Former Employee - Host in Breckenridge, CO
    Former Employee - Host in Breckenridge, CO

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule, good tips, fun atmosphere

    Cons

    Management is difficult and unorganized. Paychecks don't come in on time.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Lots of work for little pay

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    Current Employee - Server in Lahaina, HI
    Current Employee - Server in Lahaina, HI

    I have been working at Bubba Gump Shrimp full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of great people to work with that become long-lasting friends.... Great place to gain experience!!

    Cons

    Too much turn over, unknowledgeable managers that pretty much start from scratch and think FTW I can do what ever i want!!! Few are priceless and then quickly leave... DRAMA DRAMA DRAMA... NEGATIVE VIBES ALL THE TIME!! Not a place to get comfortable in... Landry's does not take care of their employees!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give required breaks.. Give meals to keep employees happy.. Have employee comment / suggestions box, reward those who break their backs for you, VALUE YOUR EMPLOYEES!!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    I worked as a host then a server.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp part-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    It has a fun, upbeat environment that usually has a lot of young people working there. They are very organized too.

    Cons

    Having lots of big personalities means that employees butt heads a lot. The food is also overpriced.

    Recommends
  7.  

    So-so

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    Current Employee - Server in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Server in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at Bubba Gump Shrimp full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Money is good during the summer. Other than that, super slow

    Cons

    Inconsistent and very young management!

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good hours, good money, decent management

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    Current Employee - Server in Monterey, CA
    Current Employee - Server in Monterey, CA

    I have been working at Bubba Gump Shrimp part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    This restaurant is very busy during the summer, and so they are always hiring and are willing to work with scheduling issues. In addition, the busyness means good money for servers.

    Cons

    Management is hit or miss. Some are great and helpful, others can't be bothered to do their job and help you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers better, don't just promote good servers and assume they'll be good managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Quit after the first day

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    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Retail Sales Associate in Denver, CO

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    •If you work there for a while, you have the opportunity to recieve discounts on merchandise

    Cons

    •Work 10 training shifts without a single break or lunch
    •Not allowed to eat on the floor- only water is allowed
    •Can't go to the restroom because you're the only one working your shift and can't leave the floor
    •10 managers but none are willing to help

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When someone is new to the job, be willing to help them and make it a possibility to take a break during a 10 hour shift.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bookkeeper

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    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Former Employee - Bookkeeper in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    I worked at Bubba Gump Shrimp full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Set your own schedule, weekends off. free meal every day.

    Cons

    Upper management are not loyal to staff. GM asks you to lie and do things against policy for his own benefit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the boys club mentality,
    Do the right thing, even when no one is watching.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    current employee

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    Current Employee - RSA in Long Beach, CA
    Current Employee - RSA in Long Beach, CA

    I have been working at Bubba Gump Shrimp part-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    laid back, fun coworkers, benefits

    Cons

    horrible hours, charges you for employee discount, a lot of work with little pay

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    don't charge employees for discount give better hours and pay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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