Buffalo Wild Wings
3.2 of 5 357 reviews
www.buffalowildwings.com Minneapolis, MN 5000+ Employees

Buffalo Wild Wings Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.2 357 reviews

                             

82% Approve of the CEO

Buffalo Wild Wings President, CEO, and Director Sally J. Smith

Sally J. Smith

(159 ratings)

60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
357 Employee Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Fast paced serving environment that is easy to learn especially for a server who has experience elsewhere"
    in 26 reviews
  • "Fun atmosphere, potential to make good money (with tips)"
    in 25 reviews
Cons:
  • "managers show favoritism, long hours, must be liked to get good sections"
    in 30 reviews
  • "late hours and long shifts with no break/ worst job ever"
    in 11 reviews
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Fun

Bartender (Current Employee)

I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsPay, Fun, People, Passion, sports

ConsLong Nights, loud environment, drunken fans lol

Advice to Senior ManagementGive better instructive feedback.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great Company for Advancemenet

Shift Lead/WCT (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsIf you take the job seriously and learn the company's core values, you can quickly move up the ladder

ConsThe only con I had was the constant late night hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Server (Current Employee)
Marietta, GA

I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings part-time for more than 3 years

ProsVery flexible scheduling for students.

ConsManagement consistently changed. Hard to keep up with everyone.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A fun place to work.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings

ProsUplifting atmosphere. Guests are usually happy making it a lot of fun to work there. Good tips. Good training program. One of the better restaurants to work for. I recommend it if you want to work in the food service industry.

ConsWorking late on weekends can be a bumber sometimes.

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're a likable manager you're employees will be happy. Happy employees are productive employees. Don't make your employees hate you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Working in a restaurant is great for gaining customer service experience.

Server (Former Employee)
West Lafayette, IN

I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time for more than 3 years

ProsEveryone is fairly laid back, the pay is great, and I built a lot of lasting friendships working there.

ConsLong hours, sometimes it's hard to get time off, the management can be a little bit overbearing at times.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't use favoritism on employees. Treat all employees equally. Be more willing to work around schedules. Be more willing to help out.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings

ProsThe atmosphere was great and I loved working a fast pace environment.

ConsThe managers at my location weren't very helpful after I left. Bad recommendations were given when they said they wouldn't let the reason I left follow me towards my next employment.

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Server (Former Employee)
Houston, TX

I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings part-time for less than a year

ProsPros:
-the discount
-flexible with student schedules
-employees were entertaining
-management was very lax

ConsCons:
-management was very lax
-did not have a GM for over 6 months
-management does not care about staff
-high turnover rate
-unorganized
-lack of teamwork between employees
-catty employees that are unprofessional not only to staff but to customers
-drinking/smoking on the job
-training is a joke
-do not care about employee retention

Advice to Senior ManagementThere is no leadership visible in the company. Management freaks out and seems to become frazzled when regional manager is at the location. Also, management tries to "help" with the expo line and tray the food, it slows down everyone. Guest satisfaction is not the focus of the company, penny pinching is. Management does not care about the employees at all, and there are managers sleeping around with employees then going around and making that specific employee look bad by talking trash. Very unprofessional place. I hope the new GM sees what a mess the location is, and can fix it up. There should be an exit survey of employees so that you can see how bad the company is doing, because frankly, it's a disaster.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings part-time

Prosfriendly atmosphere and great staff

Consnothing to complain about that i can think of

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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horrible management, hard work for little money

Hostess/Cashier (Current Employee)
Orlando, FL

I have been working at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time for more than a year

Prosfull time, they promote people fast especially if you get on the managements good side and if not your doomed....

Conslate hours and long shifts with no break/ worst job ever. the management treats you like crap. a lot of favoritism goes on too.

Advice to Senior Managementthey need better management who knows how to talk to and treat their employees like humans and not animals..

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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No Appreciation

General Manager (Former Employee)
Riverdale, UT

I worked at Buffalo Wild Wings full-time for less than a year

ProsDescent base salary, fun environment

ConsToo many hours, bonus structure not easy to achieve

Advice to Senior Managementcare more about your people

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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